Boys start the season 0-2

The Havelock High girls basketball team has opened the season with a pair of victories.

The Rams (2-0) defeated New Bern 61-41 on Monday night at Havelock High.

Havelock opened the contest on a 24-9 run and held a 32-21 lead at halftime. The Rams put the game away in the fourth quarter with a 14-6 run.

Nseya Harden totaled 11 points and 14 rebounds for Havelock. Aniyah Bryant paced Havelock with 14 points, while NyAsia Blango added 13 points.

The Rams opened the season with a dominating 77-29 victory over D.H. Conley last week. Havelock jumped out to a 20-10 lead after the first quarter and led 41-21 at halftime. The Rams outscored the Vikings 22-5 in the third quarter on the way to the victory.

Havelock had five players score in double figures, led by Bryant’s 17 points. Blango added 15, Harden 13, Lanavaeh Fisher 12 and Keltsy Hardee 10. The Rams shot 51 percent from the field in the victory.

Blango added six assists, while Bryant totaled eight rebounds.

Meanwhile, the shorthanded Havelock boys basketball team has lost its first two games of the season.

Havelock, which is playing without several of its starters who are on the football team, lost to Craven County rival New Bern 59-44 on Monday night. Statistics from the game were unavailable at press time.

The Rams lost 62-44 to D.H. Conley last week. Havelock fell behind 19-10 in the first quarter and trailed 41-23 at halftime and never got back into the game.

Josh Reid led Havelock with 14 points, while Jomar Stewart contributed nine, and Jaylend Godette and Kevon Hammond had eight each.

The Rams are scheduled to play at Greenville Rose today and at New Bern on Tuesday.