Basketball: Thursday night rundown


By Ryan DeCosta - [email protected]



Elkin girls and boys are in action tonight as they host Alleghany. Varsity girls are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.


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East Wilkes picked up a big win against Wilkes Central Wednesday night, and will look to knock off the top team in the conference on the road. The girls and boys face Starmount tonight with the girls play beginning at 6:30 p.m.


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Forbush is looking to get back in gear and hopefully climb up the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference standings. They travel to West Stokes tonight at roughly 7:45 p.m after the girls game which begins at 6 p.m.


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Starmount is looking to continue its seven-game winning streak for the boys after picking up a win against Elkin Wednesday night. Both the girls and boys host East Wilkes tonight, with the girls scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.


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With the makeup week for teams in full bloom, here’s how the teams did across the county Thursday night.

Girls Basketball

Elkin 47 – West Wilkes 28

Elkin grabbed its 17th win of the season Thursday night and made sure to get the game started off on the right foot.

Unlike Wednesday’s win against Starmount, they made sure that whatever momentum at the beginning was theirs. Kylie Thomas, Kenly Burchette, Miracle Walters, and Cassidy Cook all contributed to a 12-0 run to start the game, and led 17-2 at the end of the first quarter.

Wilkes Central 48 – East Wilkes 47

RONDA – East Wilkes led by 17 points entering the fourth quarter, but it was Wilkes Central piling on 24 to complete the late comeback.

The Cardinals outscored the Eagles in each of the first three quarters, but were held to single digits when it mattered most in the final one. The loss puts in third place in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference behind Elkin and North Wilkes.

Starmount – Not in action

Forbush – Not in action

Following Thursday night, the conference standings for the teams are as follows.

Elkin – (17-1, 8-1 MVAC) second in Mountain Valley Athletic Conference behind North Wilkes (18-1, 8-1 MVAC). Elkin currently has the head-to-head advantage if necessary.

East Wilkes – (9-6, 7-2 MVAC) third in Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.

Starmount – (3-14, 2-6 MVAC) sixth in Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.

Forbush – (14-4, 4-1 WPAC) second in Western Piedmont Athletic Conference behind North Surry, the team’s only conference loss thus far.

Elkin hosts Alleghany tonight at 6:30 p.m. while East Wilkes travels to Starmount at 6:30 p.m. Forbush travels to West Stokes tonight at 6 p.m.

Boy’s Basketball

West Wilkes 45 – Elkin 37

Elkin lost a close battle with West Wilkes Thursday night 45-37. A 1-point game entering the final quarter, the Blackhawks pulled away 13-6 to close it out.

Elkin outscored the Blackhawks 11-8 in the first quarter, but West Wilkes collected itself and led 22-19 at the half.

East Wilkes 70 – Wilkes Central 59

RONDA – The Cardinals won in a high-scoring affair Thursday night over Wilkes Central 70-59.

Tied at 48 entering the final quarter, the Cardinals put up 22 points, which is the most the team has put up in a quarter since its loss to Ashe County on Jan. 8. Then, a 29-point fourth quarter was not enough to complete the comeback, but after doubling the Eagles’ point total, the Cardinals picked up their third conference win.

Starmount – Not in action

Forbush – Not in action

Following Thursday night, the conference standings for the teams are as follows.

Starmount (9-8, 7-1 MVAC) first in Mountain Valley Athletic Conference, and are currently on a seven-game winning streak.

East Wilkes (5-11, 3-6 MVAC) seventh in Mountain Valley Athletic Conference after winning past two games.

Elkin (1-17, 0-9 MVAC) last in Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.

Forbush (8-9, 1-4 WPAC) fifth in Western Piedmont Athletic Conference. Still looking to get back in its groove they had in early December when they won five straight games.

Starmount and East Wilkes go head-to-head Friday night in Boonville at 8 p.m. while Elkin hosts Alleghany at 8 p.m. Forbush travels to West Stokes.

Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.

Elkin girls and boys are in action tonight as they host Alleghany. Varsity girls are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_DSC_0840.jpgElkin girls and boys are in action tonight as they host Alleghany. Varsity girls are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

East Wilkes picked up a big win against Wilkes Central Wednesday night, and will look to knock off the top team in the conference on the road. The girls and boys face Starmount tonight with the girls play beginning at 6:30 p.m.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_DSC_0182-1.jpgEast Wilkes picked up a big win against Wilkes Central Wednesday night, and will look to knock off the top team in the conference on the road. The girls and boys face Starmount tonight with the girls play beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Forbush is looking to get back in gear and hopefully climb up the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference standings. They travel to West Stokes tonight at roughly 7:45 p.m after the girls game which begins at 6 p.m.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_DSC_0245.jpgForbush is looking to get back in gear and hopefully climb up the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference standings. They travel to West Stokes tonight at roughly 7:45 p.m after the girls game which begins at 6 p.m. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Starmount is looking to continue its seven-game winning streak for the boys after picking up a win against Elkin Wednesday night. Both the girls and boys host East Wilkes tonight, with the girls scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_DSC_0986-001.jpgStarmount is looking to continue its seven-game winning streak for the boys after picking up a win against Elkin Wednesday night. Both the girls and boys host East Wilkes tonight, with the girls scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

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