The Havelock Rams like to run the court.
But when there’s a chance to drain an open 3-pointer, they won’t pass it up.
Zack Bruns made four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points to lead Havelock’s boys’ basketball team to an 87-55 victory over New Bern on Friday.
“We want (Zack) to be a leader and we want him to be a well-rounded player,” said Havelock coach Bill Fryczynski. “He is a tremendous scorer.”
Bruns scored nine-straight points to end the second quarter to extend the Havelock lead to 46-21 at halftime. Later in the third, Bruns connected on back-to-back treys to bump the Rams’ advantage to 59-30.
Havelock built its largest lead of 32 points in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
“We got hot in the first quarter and we never looked back,” Fryczynski said. “Everything is generated off of our defense. We got that momentum by putting the pressure on them.
“This is the most aggressive team I’ve had and we got some turnovers.”
Michael Bowman added 12 for the Rams and Shandel Granison contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds. Matt Prichard scored nine points to go along with 13 boards and David Carter tallied nine points
Havelock won the rebounding battle, 46-41, and both teams turned the ball over 15 times.
New Bern was led by Jailen Ganus’ 13 points and seven rebounds. Chris Mimms poured in 12 and Colin Jacobs notched nine points and 10 rebounds. Theron Noble and Daekwon Gaston both scored eight.
Havelock 87, New Bern 55
NEW BERN - Jailen Ganus 13, Chris Mimms 12, Colin Jacobs 9, Theron Noble 8, Daekwon Gaston 8, Jeff Taylor 5.
HAVELOCK - Zack Bruns 26, Michael Bowman 12, Shondel Granison 10, David Carter 9, Matt Prichard 9, Mike Richards 8, Matt Boykin 4, Will Blythe 3, Keion Joyner 2, Jordan Cuthbertson 2, Julian Cuthbertson 2.