Rams go cold, fall to West Craven in third round

Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 12:43 PM.

The seventh-seeded Rams trailed 44-43 entering the final quarter but went cold to start the period, failing to hit from the field in the opening minutes. The third-seeded Eagles used a 13-3 run to lead 57-46 with 2:58 remaining. By the time Havelock’s shots started to fall, it was too late. The Rams made just four shots from the field in the fourth quarter.

Havelock, which placed second in the Coastal 3A Conference, finished the season 18-10, with four of those losses coming to West Craven (25-4).

Zack Bruns led Havelock with 22 points in his final game, while D.J. Carter and Pharoh Cooper each had 11 and Matt Prichard had nine.

Lying in wait in Fayetteville for the Eagles is perennial power Rocky Mount, who advanced with a win over C.B. Aycock Friday.

“It’s only right to me that Josh and Demetres get another shot at playing them,” Goehring said. “They’ve knocked us out of the playoffs all three years that those two have been here. We won’t be scared of them and on any given day, anything can happen.”

Cuthbertson completed his misson of not playing his final high school game at home.

“As great as this win feels against Havelock, it feels even better knowing my team has one more chance to beat Rocky Mount,” Cuthbertson said. “We’re excited to play them and are going to go to Fayetteville and give our best against them.” 

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