The Havelock High boys basketball team lost 99-96 to Croatan in the first round of the Sports Center/Carolina Sports Holiday Classic Thursday at West Carteret High.
JacQues Chambers hit seven 3-pointers and totaled 47 points for the Cougars, who improved to 9-0 on the season. Austin Saunders added 23 points.
Scoring leaders for Havelock were unavailable.
The Rams (5-4) are scheduled to play in the consolation game at 6 p.m. today at West Carteret.