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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring Sports begin this week!

This week marks the beginning of the season for all of Broughton's spring sports.  Check out the calendar and come out and support the Caps!

Basketball: Great Year for Both Boys' Teams

Both of Broughton's men's basketball teams had fantastic seasons.

The Broughton Men’s Varsity Basketball Team finished the season 22-8 with its first 20 win season in recent memory. They finished 2nd in the CAP-8 Conference regular season with a conference record of 11-3.They also finished in 2nd place in the CAP-8 Conference Tournament. They won two games in this year’s Glaxo Holiday Invitational Tournament and lost a third game in Overtime. They also advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA 4-A State Playoffs. The most memorable game of the season was a 16 point rally to beat #1 Wakefield in Overtime on Senior Night.

Staats Battle was named to the Glaxo Holiday Invitational All-Tournament Team. Battle hit 7 of 8 3-pointers which was one short of the Glaxo game record but it was a new Broughton High School record. The Broughton Team tied the tournament record for 3-pointers in a game (11) which is held by Kinston (1994). The Capitals also broke the record for 3-pointers in a tournament with 24; the previous record was 23 by Santa Ana Valley, California (1994)

Conor Strickland, Staats Battle and Devante Graham were named to the Cap-8 All-Conference team, the first time that Broughton had three players in recent memory. Cyrus Stewart was Honorable Mention.

Coach Bill White summarized the JV men's team as "Great season in many respects."  The teams' season record was 21-1.  They are conference champions for the third consecutive year.  In tournament play, the JV Caps won the Athens Drive Holiday Invitation for the second consecutive year.

Congratulations to both teams for a fantastic season!

A special thank you to our winter sports reporters for the Broughton Sports Update.  Richard Battle reported on the the boys varsity basketball team.  Diane Becton provided reports on both the varsity and JV girls basketball teams.  Coach Richard Dubois provided meet reports for both boys' and girls' swimming and diving.  Your extra effort allowed us keep up with Broughton sports.  Thanks again for your work.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

An unbelievable 2nd half rally falls short..........

Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball Team came from 21 points down at halftime to cut Durham Jordan's lead to 1 point with a little over 2 minutes left in the 2nd round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs.  Durham Jordan eventually pulled it out and won 65-56.  It was an emotional season ending loss, especially for the six seniors.  Scoring totals follow:

BRO 12 7 22 15 - 56
JOR 21 19 9 16 - 65
Points: BRO--S. Battle 22, D.Graham 11, A.Ocampo 10, C. Strickland 6, C. Stewart 5, J.Hemphill 2;
JOR--T.Sumpter 18, M.Flowers 18, M.Gaylord 15, E.Carr 5, S.Selig 4, C.Leathers 2, T.Harris 2, Williamson 1.

Broughton finshed the season 22-8 and was 2nd in the CAP-8 Conference Regular Season and finished 2nd in the Conference Tournament.  The most memorable highlight of the season was the 16 point rally to beat #1 Wakefield in Overtime on Broughton's Senior Night.  Congratulations on a great season!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Photo Gallery: Broughton 72, Scotland 48 | 02.21.11

NewsObserver Gallery: First Look: Broughton 72, Scotland 48 | 02.21.11
Broughton Varsity Men's Basketball Team & Cheerleaders
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Varsity Women Start Out Strong Against Green Hope

Coach Dayna Jordan did a great job preparing the girls who played an unbelievable first half against Green Hope. The Varsity Women came out to play hard and shut down Green Hope's,Kristen Gaffney, for the first half of the game. It was tied at halftime. Our girls played hard but lost in the end with the score being Green Hope 67 Broughton 45.
The girls did a great job the second half of the season and came back strong during a year where there were several injuries. Great job Lady Caps!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Men's Varsity wins First Round

Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball Team (22-7) won the opening round of the NCHSAA State playoffs by beating Scotland County 72-48 .Scoring totals are:

SCT 6 4 13 25 - 48
BRO 15 21 17 19 - 72

Points: BRO--S. Battle 26, A.Ocampo 11, C. Strickland 9, J.Hemphill 6, S. Kipuni 5, D.Graham 4, C.Corchiani 4, P.Crowder 3, J. Holley 2, S.Holmes 2.

Next....# 2 seed Broughton advances to the second round to play the #1 seed,Durham Jordan, AWAY @ 7:00pm ,this Wednesday night,Feb 23.This will be Broughton's 5th game in 9 nights.

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Varsity Women start playoffs tonight at Green Hope

Broughton #5 Seed plays Green Hope #1 Seed tonight at 7 pm at Green Hope. Please come and support the Varsity Women in the tournament!!!

Nicole Bellamy and Justice Byrd were selected All-Conference for the Cap 8 tournament.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

State Playoffs begin Monday at HOME

Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball team is a #2 seed and plays at 7:00pm at HOME vs.  #4 Scotland County Monday night, Feb.21, in the first round of the 4A- NCHSAA State Basketball tournament.  It will be Broughton's fourth home game in seven nights.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ran out of gas..................

Congratulations to #1 Wakefield who finished the CAP-8 Conference regular season #1 and beat #2 Broughton Friday night ,67-46, to win the CAP-8 Conference tournament championship.  Broughton finished the CAP 8 regular season # 2 and finished # 2 in the CAP-8 Conference tournament with an overall record of 21-7.Scoring totals are:

WAK 17 10 21 19 - 67
BRO 8 6 10 22 - 46

Points: WAK--X.Saddler-Mee 21, K.Bryant 16, N.Lenox 13, J.Rahman 6, J.Lenox 4, Evans 2, J.Lee 2, Nichols 2, T. Tarry 1; BRO--C. Strickland 9, S. Battle 8, D.Graham 6, A.Ocampo 4, J.Hemphill 4, C.Corchiani 4, J. Holley 3, C. Stewart 3, S. Kipuni 2, P.Crowder 2, M.Lynch

At the Awards ceremony Friday night, Conor Strickland, Staats Battle and Devonte Graham were all named to the CAP-8 "All Conference" team.  Cyrus Stewart was Honorable Mention.

Broughton is a #2 seed and plays at 7:00 pm at HOME vs. Scotland County (#4 seed) Monday night, Feb.21, in the first round of the 4A- NCHSAA State Basketball tournament.  It is Broughton's fourth home game in seven nights.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Broughton beats Millbrook;now #1 vs.#2 @ HOME

Broughton Men's Varsity beat Millbrook, 46-41, in a defensive battle in the CAP-8 Tournament Semifinals last night.  So it is now #2 Broughton(21-6) vs. #1 Wakefield (21-3) in the CAP-8 Conference Championship Tournament Finals @ 7:00pm TONIGHT , Friday, Feb. 18 at Broughton Holliday Gym.  The Women's Championship game is at 5:30pm.Scoring totals for tonight's game:

MBK 8 12 15 6 - 41
BRO 16 7 9 14 - 46

Points: MBK--D.Silvera 13, M.Johnson 11, R.Vaughan 6, Moore 6, Blount 5; BRO--C. Strickland 8, D.Graham 7, C. Stewart 7, M.Lynch 6, S. Battle 6, A.Ocampo 4, P.Crowder 3, J.Hemphill 3, S. Kipuni 2.

The NCHSAA State playoffs begin this Monday night,Feb. 21 (President's Day) and we think Broughton will be playing at HOME.Will know more details after tomorrow night. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

20 Wins, Rematch of IBs @ HOME.........

Broughton Men's Varsity has improved their overall record to 20-6 (12-3 conference) with the first 20 win season since Coach Ferrell can remember.

Rematch of the IB schools! #2 Broughton plays #3 Millbrook at HOME 7:00pm, Thursday, Feb 17 in the CAP-8 Conference tournament semifinals.#1 Wakefield plays #4 Enloe at 5:30. All tournament games will be played at Broughton's Holliday gym.

Championship game is 7:00pm,Friday, Feb. 18 at Broughton.Women's Finals at 5:30.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Broughton 69 Leesville 57

Men's Varsity wins opening round of CAP-8 Conference Tournament by beating Leesville 69-57. Scoring totals are:

LVL 6 11 17 23 - 57
BRO 15 17 14 23 - 69

Points: LVL--Q.Marshall 17, M.White 11, T.Williomson 7, C.Hawkins 6, S.Petteway 5, M.Adams 5, D.Lowery 4, W.Bowers 2; BRO--A.Ocampo 20, S. Battle 13, M.Lynch 12, C. Strickland 10, D.Graham 8, C. Stewart 3, P.Crowder 2, C.Corchiani 1.

Next are Semifinals of CAP-8 Conference tournament at Broughton.Next game for #2 Broughton is at HOME at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Feb. 17 vs. the winner of #3 Millbrook vs.#6 Wake Forest Rolesville.#1 Wakefield will play #4 Enloe at 5:30pm at Broughton.Finals will be Friday night ,Feb. 18 at Broughton.

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Basketball: N&O Rankings

1. Garner (1) 21-0
2. Word of God (4) 20-2
3. Ravenscroft (2) 21-3
4. Middle Creek (3) 20-3
5. Chapel Hill (6) 16-3
6. Wakefield (5) 19-3
7. Millbrook (7) 16-8
8. Broughton (9) 19-4
10. Jordan-Matthews (10) 20-3
11. Princeton (11) 22-1
12. Erwin Triton (NR) 17-3

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JV Caps are CAP 8 Champions!!!!

The JV Boys Basketball team had a remarkable season. They defeated the final Cap 8 division rival the Sanderson Spartans. With a final score of 66-49 against the Spartans, this victory clenched the Cap 8 winning record (13:1) for the Caps.

The JV Boys Team consisted of:
Zeb Alford, Brandon Bradshaw, Chris Brickhouse, Yoel Griffin, Tyler Johnson, Chase Johnston, Josh Kamba, Vonshee Lewis, Zach Palmer, Trey Peace, Aaron Roberts, Jamie Rucker, Jared Thomas, John Acree, Wes Thompson and Stephen Thornhill
and Three awesome coaches: Bill White, Chris Harrell, and Coach Butler.

*Photos of the final game are compliments of Ava Barlow of Hero Sports Photography and can be veiwed/purchased directly from the link below:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Varsity Women Play in Cap 8 conference tournament Tuesday night

Varsity Women (#5) will play Wake Forest Rolesville (#4) at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Wake Forest Rolesville. Please come and support the Lady Caps. Semi-Finals will be played Wednesday night at Broughton.

# 2 Seed and playing at HOME !

The Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball Team (19-6, 11-3)finished the regular season tied for 2nd place with Millbrook behind #1 Wakefield.Broughton won the tie-breaker with Millbrook with its Senior Night Home win over Wakefield so Broughton will be the # 2 seed and Millbrook the # 3 seed for the Conference tournament.

The Men's Varsity will play # 7 Leesville at HOME at 7:00pm on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the first round of the CAP-8 Conference Tournament.The winner will advance to the Semifinals against the winner of #3 Millbrook vs. #6 Wake Forest Rolesville. The Semifinals will be 7:00 pm ,Thursday, Feb. 17 ,at Broughton Holliday Gym.The Tournament Championship Finals will be Friday,Feb. 18 at Broughton.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Varsity Women Beat Sanderson 78-74

Our Varsity women played hard and beat Sanderson on their Senior Night 78-74. They played hard and beat Sanderson who was ranked #12 in the N&O.
Nicole Bellamy high scorer with 32 points, Jamella Foster-12 points, Justice Byrd-11 points, Lisa Beltrame-9 points, and Lauren Jackson-8 points and Megan Sullivan-6 points.

There is a great blurb in the N&O today on the game.

The Cap 8 Conference tournament starts next week. The Varsity Women have come together as a team and are playing great. Please come support them during the conference tournament!!!

Records Fall at State Swimming Championships

Broughton swimmers performed extremely well at the NC 4A State Swimming Championships held Friday February 11 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. Our girls' team finished 10th in the state. The Medley Relay of Rachel Shaw, Elisabeth Holmes, Sabrina Benson, and Kelsey Moore finished 10th in a new school record of 1:51.33. The same girls swam the 400 freestyle relay finishing 6th and demolished the school record set back in 1993 by over 2 seconds with a time of 3:37.15. Sabrina Benson took 1st place in the 100 backstroke and 3rd place in the 50 freestyle. Kelsey Moore took 6th place in the 200 freestyle and 8th in the 500 freestyle.
Team Kevin Rogers, aka the men's team, finished in 23rd place. Kevin took 6th in the butterfly with a new school record of 51.83. He took 3rd in the backstroke with a new school record of 51.52, breaking a record that had stood since 1992.
There are 11 swimming events, not counting diving - 8 individual and 3 relays. Sabrina finished her Broughton career with a part of 2 relay records and 6 individual records. She holds the school records in the 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, and the 100 breaststroke. She will be swimming for Virginia Tech next year.
Kevin Rogers finished his Broughton career as the record holder in 6 individual events as well.
He holds the school records in the 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle, and 100 backstroke. He will be swimming for Florida State next year.
Way to go CAPS!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Last Regular Season game is a winner!

Men's Varsity Basketball Team traveled to Sanderson on Friday night for the last regular season game with a decisive 65-56 win! Scoring totals:

BRO 22 12 12 19 - 65
SAN 10 16 13 17 - 56

Points: BRO--S. Battle 18, D.Graham 11, A.Ocampo 9, C.Corchiani 7, S. Kipuni 4, C. Strickland 4, J. Holley 4, C. Stewart 4, M.Lynch 2, J.Hemphill 2; SAN--F.Wolfe 16, S.Davis 15, J.Harris 10, G.Biongo 8, P.Fennema 6, R.Traywick 1.

CAP-8 conference tournament seedings and schedules will be announced later today. We do know Broughton will be playing at HOME as the higher seed on Tuesday, Feb. 15, with a time and opponent to be named.CAP-8 Tournament Semifinals will be Thursday, Feb. 17,and Finals ,Friday, Feb. 18 with both nights at Broughton Holliday Gym.Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

JV Women end tough season

The JV Women lost to Sanderson tonight but played hard early in the game to come within 7 points. Ultimately, we lost in the end, but the girls learned alot this year and the coaches worked hard to help them focus and hone their skills.

Varsity Women Defeat Wakefield 48-45

The Varsity Women played an amazing game on Tuesday night. It was a great way to finish Senior night. They beat Wakefield 48-45 in an exciting game. The women had great teamwork. Nicole Bellamy led the scoring with 15 points. Jamella Foster came in the game playing hard and with alot of energy to score 9 points. Lauren Jackson, Senior, scored 8 points, Laura Robertson-6, Lisa Beltrame-4, Justice Byrd-4, Megan Sullivan-2.

They have strong momentum going into their game on Friday night.

Please come support the Women against Sanderson at Sanderson on Friday night at 5:30 pm. They will need our support going into the Cap 8 Conference next week!! Go Lady Caps!!!

Basketball Picture Gallery: First Look: Caps Upset #1 Wakefield

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Basketball: Broughton has perfect timing in OT victory

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Broughton fans support the Caps seniors Sam Kipuni, Micah Lynch,
Jalen Holley, Cyrus Stewart, Staats Battle & Conor Strickland !

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Senior Night OT upset of #1 Wakefield !

The Men's Varsity (18-6;10-3 (2nd Place in Cap-8)(#8 in N&O Ranking)) came from 10 points down at halftime to a last second tap in to send it to Overtime. We scored a layup with 8 seconds left in OT to upset #1 Wakefield 76-74. Scoring totals are:

WAK 18 13 16 17 10 - 74
BRO 4 17 21 22 12 - 76

Points: WAK--K.Bryant 29, J.Rahman 19, J.Lee 15, N.Lenox 8, X.Saddler-Mee 2, Evans 1; BRO--D.Graham 21, C. Strickland 21, A.Ocampo 12, S. Battle 10, C. Stewart 9, J.Hemphill 3.

Final regular season game is 7:00pm at Sanderson on Friday, Feb. 11. Broughton will host the CAP-8 tournament beginning at Home on Tuesday,Feb. 15 with the schedule to be determined. Stay tuned!

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JV Boys Basketball Team victorious over Wakefield

The JV Boys Basketball team clinch another victory last night. The Caps faced the Wakefield Wolverines in the last away game for the season. The Wolverines seemed to be playing well with a few players sinking 'nothing but net' baskets early on. At the end of the first half the Caps had a slight lead 26 to 23.
In the 3rd the Caps missed a number of baskets in the paint, but by the 4th the rhythm was back....the Caps walked away victorious. Final score Caps 57 to Wakefield 44.

The final game will be Wednesday night at 7 against the Sanderson Spartans. The JV Caps are currently ranked #1 in the Cap 8 Conference.

Basketball: N&O Rankings

1. Garner (1)18-0
2. Ravenscroft (2)19-2
3. Middle Creek (4)19-2
4. Word of God (3)17-2
5. Wakefield (5)18-2
6. Chapel Hill (6)15-3
7. Millbrook (7)14-8
8. Broughton (9)17-4
9. Clayton (10)16-4
10. Jordan-Matthews (11)19-2
11. Princeton (8)20-1
12. Durham Jordan (12)14-

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Monday, February 7, 2011

SENIOR NIGHT hosting #1 Wakefield

Broughton's last HOME Varsity Men's game is SENIOR NIGHT vs # 1 Wakefield at 6:45 pm Tuesday, Feb 8.  There will be a special ceremony recognizing all the senior athletes and their parents at 6:45 pm before the game.  This will be the last regular season HOME game before we host the CAP-8 Conference tournament next week.
Special recognition to the six Varsity Men's Seniors:

Sam Kipuni
Micah Lynch
Jalen Holley
Cyrus Stewart
Staats Battle
Conor Strickland

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Swimming and Diving Regional results

CAPS women took 7th place and the men took 15th in the Swimming and Diving Eastern Regionals held Fegruary 4 and 5.  Starring for the lady CAPs were Sabrina Benson, Kelsey Moore and Rachel Shaw. Benson won both the 50 free and the 100 back.   Moore lowered her time in the 200 free by two seconds and took second place.   Shaw reduced her time in the 100 fly by 2.5 seconds to take 16th place and also reduced her time in the 100 backstroke to take 10th place.

The top eight in each event qualified for the State Championships to be held Thursday for diving and Friday for swimming. The top 16 in each event scored.

Scoring for the women:
Medley Relay - 5th: Rachel Shaw, Elisabeth Holmes, Sabrina Benson, Kelsey Moore
400 free relay - 5th: Shaw, Holmes, Benson, Moore
200 free: Moore - 2nd
50 free: Benson - 1st
Diving: Cara Peffly - 10th
100 fly: Shaw - 16th
500 free: Moore - 7th
100 back: Benson - 1st, Shaw - 10th

Scoring for the men:
Medley Relay - 9th - Kevin Rogers, Peter Daniel, Brandon Hodnett, Will Close
400 free relay - Close, Hodnett, Alex Haugh, Rogers

Diving: Adam Gold - 10th
100 fly: Rogers - 4th
100 back - Rogers - 2nd

Friday, February 4, 2011

Broughton 62 - Heritage 41

The Men's Varsity beat Heritage High School,62-41, to improve their overall record to 17-6 and 8-3, which is tied for 2nd place, in the CAP-8 conference.Broughton led 39-9 at halftime.Scoring totals are:

HER 7 2 15 17 - 41
BRO 18 21 17 6 - 62

Points: HER--D. Vinson 10, C. Smith 6, G. Hudson 6, N. Mass 6, J.Katowitz 5, N. Grover 2, K.Ojimada 2, C. Peeples 2, D.Donaldson 2; BRO--D.Graham 15, C. Strickland 10, A.Ocampo 6, J. Holley 6, J.Hemphill 6, C. Stewart 5, M.Lynch 4, C.Corchiani 4, S. Battle 4, S.Holmes 2.

Next HOME game is SENIOR NIGHT vs # 1 Wakefield which will be 6:45 pm on Tuesday, Feb 8.There will be a special ceremony recognizing the senior athletes and their parents @ 6:45 pm on Tuesday night before the game.This will be the last regular season HOME game before we host the CAP-8 Conference tournament the following week.

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JV Caps victorious this week...3 down 2 to go

The JV Basketball Team has been busy this week.....

Monday night the Caps soared above the Enloe Eagles with a final score of 63 to 55.

Wednesday night the Caps had the Wake Forest Cougars by the neck and 3-pointers rained in the 4th quarter. Caps won 77 to 49.

Thursday night the Caps faced the howling Huskies at Heritage...but soon learned their howl was like their rare bark....Caps led all the way! The final score was 71 to 51.

These JV Ballers have played well in the Cap 8 Division and, in my best calculation, currently hold an 11-1 winning record. Congratulations!

The team has 2 games left in the season and will play Wakefield on Monday and Sanderson on Wednesday. Please come out and support the Team.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A BIG win at #2 Enloe!

Men's Varsity played a tough Enloe Team (# 2 in CAP-8 Conference)on the road and won 46-43.It was a close game all the way to the end. There is now a 3-way tie for 2nd place in the CAP-8 conference with Broughton,Millbrook and Enloe.Scoring totals are:

BRO 11 12 9 14 - 46
ENL 7 16 11 9 - 43

Points: BRO--S. Battle 17, D.Graham 9, C. Stewart 8, C. Strickland 5, A.Ocampo 4, M.Lynch 2; ENL--M.Walker 19, S.McGee 12, A.Bost 5, D.McAdams 3, Jas.Blakney 3, J.Whitley 1.

HOME game @ 7:00 pm this Friday night, Feb. 4,vs. Heritage.

Swimming and Diving Regionals

The 4A Eastern Regional Diving Championships will be held this Friday at Pullen Aquatic Center in Raleigh.
1:30 women's warm up
2:00 women's competition
3:15 men's warm up
4:00 men's competition
6:00 done

The 4A Eastern Regional Swimming Championships will be held Saturday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. The meet will begin around 8:45 and will end around noon.

Admission to each of these events is $6.00. The top 8 divers and the top 8 swimmers in each event go on to the State Championships.