In 13 seasons as head basketball coach for the Havelock Rams, Bill Fryczynski never had a team score 100 points in a game.
That streak ended on Friday when the Rams beat Jacksonville 104-64 in a Coastal 3A Conference game at Havelock High.
“This was just amazing,” Fryczynski said. “We are a good team. Our best offense is transition and we do that naturally. They are hard to stop.”
The victory gave Havelock at least a share of the conference title. A win at West Carteret Tuesday would earn the Rams the outright league championship, a feat Fryczynski never accomplished.
“It makes me nervous but I am confident in these guys,” Fryczynski said.
Sophomore Kyran Bowman scored 31 points, and three others posted double-digit points. Bowman netted 24 points in the first half.
“We tried everything we could to hold No. 1 (Bowman),” said Jacksonville assistant coach Chad Fonville. “He had a great night shooting the ball. You have to tip your hat to them.”
Havelock, which has won 13 straight games after starting the season 0-5 with many players on the state championship football team, poured it on early and often, leading 37-13 after one quarter. The Rams built a 60-34 lead at halftime, and then outscored the Cardinals 24-13 in the final frame.
“It is the most talented team since I’ve been here,” Fryczynski said. “We have a 10-man rotation, and some of the guys coming in after 10 aren’t bad.”
Sophomore Keion Joyner added 20 points and six rebounds for Havelock, while Micheal Bowman and Jordan Begley each scored 17.
The Rams only turned the ball over just six times.
“You just have to try to contain them, try to make them take bad shots,” Fonville said.
Billy Bodette led the Cardinals with 24 points and Chris Smith added 22.
“They had a big game but it’s bad that it was in a losing cause,” Fonville said. “They had a great game but other guys have to step up.”
Jacksonville 13 21 17 13 -- 64
Havelock 37 23 17 24 -- 104
JACKSONVILLE (64):Malik Collins 2, Aaron Williams 3, Chris Smith 22, Billy Bodette 24, Jeffrey Jordan 5, Denzel McKnight 2, Davis Morgan 6.
HAVELOCK (104):Kyran Bowman 31, Keion Joyner 20, Julian Cuthbertson 4, Shondel Granison 3, Micheal Bowman 17, Jordan Cuthbertson 3, Jordan Begley 17, Matt Boykin 3, Maurice Harris 2, Tevin Ross 4.
Rebounds: Jacksonville 28 (Smith 5), Havelock 37 (K. Bowman 8). 3-pointers: Jacksonville 2 (Smith 2), Havelock 10 (Begley 3, K. Bowman 2, Frazier 2, Boykin, Bowman, Jordan Cuthbertson). Turnovers: Jacksonville 15, Havelock 7. Records: Jacksonville: 8-10, 4-5 Coastal 3A, Havelock: 13-5, 10-0.
Adam Thompson is a reporter for the Sun Journal.