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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Caps Fall to Garner in Athens Final

A frigid shooting start to open the game proved to be too much to overcome as the Caps fell to the Trojans 77-69. The Caps fell behind 23-0 in the 1st, and managed to go into the half down 43-22.

The Caps made a rally in the third, cutting the lead to 8 with 1:45 remaining in the quarter, but that's as close as it would get until the final score.

Caps return to CAP-8 conference action next week v. Enloe

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Caps JV Cagers Advance to Final

The Caps Boys JV advanced to the finals of the Athens tourney with a 49-34 victory of the host Jags. Defense was again the theme of the night, with the Caps full court pressure leading to some easy scores. Vonshae Lewis chipped in two three pointers for a 12-6 1st quarter lead.

The 2nd featured more of the same as Athens played a 2-3 zone in an effort to slow the potent Caps attack. Kyle Johnston drew 2 charges, and the defensive pressure applied by the Caps insured that Athens got no closer than the 27-20 halftime score. The Caps will play Garner tomorrow night for the title.

Scoring: Lewis 11, Johnston 8, Robinson 6, Mohamed 5, Minton 5, Griffin 4, Holmes 3, Thomas 3, Palmer 2, Spenser 2.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Broughton JV Boys Top Cary Academy in Athens Tourney

The Caps came out strong in 1st qtr, with a swarming defense and controlling the boards in opening game v. Cary Academy. Luke Sasser corraled 4 rebs and Brooks Palmer added two 3 pointers during the quarter which ended with the Caps in control 30-11.

Jaishon Spenser, Yoel Griffin and Vonshae Lewis kept the pedal to the metal in the 2nd quarter with a virtual endless stream of fast break buckets. At the half the Caps lead was 50-24.

Little changed after intermission. Coach White substituted liberally, and the Caps' depth and talent was too much for the Chargers. Unselfish play, pinpoint passing and a defense that forced over 30 turnovers left only the final score in doubt.

The final: Caps 75 Chargers 39.

Scoring: Lewis 16, Spenser 12, Griffin 10, Palmer 8, Thomas 7, Mohamed 6, Holmes 6, Minton 5, Johnson 4, Robinson 2

Caps advance to face host Jaguars WED at 7 pm

Friday, December 23, 2011

Varsity Lady Caps Win Don Amos Holiday Classic Tournament

The Broughton Lady Caps played tonight in the Championship Game of the Don Amos Holiday Classic Tournament and won the tournament. They beat Graham High School 63 to 37. All tournament players were: Nadine Ealey and Megan Sullivan. MVP was Kaila Ealey. The Lady Caps played a tough press and the score was Broughton 38 Graham 13 at the half.

The Caps continued to play tough defense and a fast paced offense. All girls played well as a team. It was a great team effort.

They bring home the Championship Trophy. Go Lady Caps!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Varsity Women Continue Their Winning Streak This Week!!

The Lady Caps won on Wednesday night against Athens Drive. The final score was Broughton 64 Athens Drive 45.

Tonight, Lady Caps traveled to Graham NC to play in the MidCarolina Bank/Don Amos Holiday Classic Tournament to play Cummings High School. The Caps played well and were up 48-29 at the end of the 3rd quarter. All girls played tonight resulting in a final score of Broughton 62-Cummings 33. (Attached are photos of tonight's game)

Broughton Varsity Women play in the Championship Game tomorrow night against Graham HS at 5:00 pm in Graham NC. Cheer Hard for the Lady Caps!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Caps Club needs Volunteers

The Holiday Invitational Tournament , formerly known as the Glaxo SmithKline Holiday Tournament, will be held in the Holliday Gym December 27, 28, 29, and 30.  The CAPS Club needs many volunteers to staff the concession stand during the tournament. Proceeds from the concession sales will support a major portion of the CAPS Club budget.  Parents and students are needed!
To sign up for a shift, click here:

Students receive Community Service for their time.  Those who volunteer for a 3 or 4 hour shift receive a pass to other tournament games on THE SAME DAY they volunteer.  The pass is good for the volunteer and may not be given to anyone else to use.  Please consider covering one or more shifts to support the CAPS Club. We need many volunteers to make this tournament a success!  Only sign up in an "Adult" slot if you are over 21 years old! Thank you! Questions? Email -

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Varsity Team defeat Gibbons

In the first half the Varsity Ballers got some really good looks at the basket, but overall play in the first seemed disjointed. In spite of a number of turnovers and blown lay-ups, the Caps, were only down 23 to 24 at the half.
James Hemphill produced the first basket in the second half; Devonte Graham delivered a 3-pointer to tie the score at 30; Chase Johnson checked in and connected with an immediate basket in transition which increased the Caps lead 36 to 32.......the Caps maintained the lead finishing with 60 points to Gibbons 47.

Next Game: Wednesday night at 7 in Holliday Gym as the team meets Athens Drive.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Varsity Lady Caps Beat Cardinal Gibbons 65-48

Broughton Lady Caps played a quick offense and tough defense to defeat Cardinal Gibbons tonight. All players contributed to the win. The Lady Caps were up by 20 points at the beginning of the 4th quarter. They held the lead throughout the game. The final score was Broughton 65 Cardinal Gibbons 48.
Come support the Varsity Women on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at 5:30 pm at Broughton as they take on the Jaguars from Athens Drive.

JV Boys Basketball

The Jayvee Boys Basketball team beat Cardinal Gibbons for the second time this year! Sophomore Vonshae Lewis led the way with 8 points and every other team member scored as Broughton won by a score of 51-29.

Both teams got off to a slow start. Broughton trailed by 2 at the end of the first quarter when the score was Broughton 7, Gibbons 9.

Broughton took over from there outscoring the visitors 17-5 in the second quarter, and pulled out to a 24-14 half time lead.

The Caps continued to play well in the second half and the game was never close from that point on. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 40-22, and the final score was 51-29.

Broughton's record is now 5-2. The team will play again in the Athens Drive Holiday Tournament on December 27, 28 and 29.

Varsity Lady Caps Basketball Last Week!!

Varsity Women had three tough games last week.
On Monday, the women played Leesville High School at Leesville and won 55 t0 34.

On Tuesday, they had a tough game against Cary and were ahead most of the game, but lost at the end to a tough Cary team. The final score was Cary 45 and Broughton 41.

They had another game on Friday night against Wake Forest Rolesville. Lady Caps won by 17 points.

Come watch the Lady Caps play next week at Cardinal Gibbons on Monday, December 19 at 7:30 pm and at home on Wednesday December 21 at 5:30 against Athens Drive.

Cougars take the win

The Varsity team started the first quarter a bit sluggish Friday night, but managed to keep the game close with only a 3 point deficit at the end of the first quarter (18 to 15 Cougars).
The Caps managed to claim a 5 point lead at the end of the 2nd half, through good defensive play. The score was 34 to 29 Caps.
This was not a comfortable lead, but we were hopeful.
Unfortunately, the 2nd half was all Cougar......Caps lost 62 to 66.

Next Game: Monday at 7:00 pm. Caps will play Gibbons, for the second time this season, at home.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Divers Shine

At the diving meet on Friday, John Rogers improved his score from the 76.00 he scored at the first meet to a 102.85. Brittany Spicer improved her score from an 80.20 to a 94.50. If they keep improving at this pace, they will place high in the conference championships the end of January.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

JV Boys Basketball

Rally Falls Short at Wake Forest-Rolesville!

The JV Boys Basketball team travelled to Wake Forest on Thursday night to play the Wake Forest-Rolesville Cougars.

The Caps put themselves in a big hole as Wake Forest pulled out to a 24-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Broughton's defense improved and the offense was more effective in the second quarter as the Caps fought back to trail by 11 at halftime 36-25.

Broughton's defense strengthened even more in the 3rd quarter allowing the Cougars just 4 points, and we were down by just three as the teams began the fourth quarter with the Cougars leading 40 - 37.

But the Caps could not close that gap and the game ended with a score of Wake Forest 57 - Broughton 52.

Nine players scored for Broughton with Vonshae Lewis leading the away with 11 points, and Kyle Johnston and Jaishon Spencer with 8 points each.

Broughton's record now stands at 4-2 with the next game scheduled at home on Monday the 19th, against Gibbons.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Varsity Men's Basketball Victorious over the Pride

It was a game riddled with turnovers and failed free throws - BUT - the Caps were able to pull out the WIN against Leesville.
In the 2nd quarter Leesville made a run for the lead, but Jamie Rucker gave us a show with 2 perfect 3 pointers and brought the Caps to a 7 point lead (28 -21).
At the end of the 3rd the Pride scored a 3-pointer at the buzzer! This gave them a glimmer of hope since the Broughton lead 'was only' 10.......
The 4th quarter was pretty intense with each team making errors, but it would be the Caps who would be victorious through good defensive play. Varsity walked away with a 10 point victory over Leesville Road HS. Final 64 to 54

Caps travel to Cary High tonight at 7:00.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Broughton JV Boys Basketball

Caps defeat Leesville 74 - 64 - ( Intense 3rd quarter clinches win )

The Boys JV team intensified its defense at the opening of the 2nd half, leading to 34 3rd quarter points. Broughton started the half down by 16 points, and by the end of the amazing 3rd quarter, we were ahead 59 to 54 ! Jerome Robinson sunk 4 consecutive free throws - 2 personal foul shots and 2 technical foul shots, keeping the 3rd quarter surge going for the Caps. The balanced offensive performance of the Caps included 19 pts from Jaishon Spencer, 12 pts from Yoel Griffin, 11 pts from Jerome Robinson, and 10 pts from Vonshae Lewis. Other notable stats were Jaishon Spencer's 10 rebounds and a perfect night from the free throw line for Vonshae Lewis. ( 8 for 8 ).

Next game is Thursday night, December 15th at 7:00 at WF-Rolesville. Our JV Boys' record is 4 wins and 1 loss. They are working hard and appreciate your support!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Swimmers take 3rd, Divers to compete Friday

Both the men's and women's swim team took third in a quad meet held last Thursday. The men lost to Enloe and Jordan but defeated Middle Creek. The women lost to Enloe and Middle Creek but defeated Jordan. For the men, Petch Lamson won the backstroke and for the women, Kelsey Moore won both the 200 and 500 freestyles. The women's 200 freestyle relay of Moore, Rachel Shaw, Elisabeth Holmes and Adaira Brewer also took the gold.

The teams will be in action this coming Thursday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary at 7:00. The teams will be swimming CAry, Wakefield and Athen Drive.
The men and women divers will be in action again on Friday of this week at NCSU. The men will begin at 5:45 and the women at 7:30.

Swimming scores:
Women: Enloe 178.5 Men: Enloe 188
Middle Creek 132 Jordan 128
BHS 118.5 BHS 125
Jordan 87 Middle Creek 65

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Varsity Women's Basketball Team Plays Hard and Scares Millbrook in a Tough Game

Broughton Varsity Girls played a tough game tonight against Millbrook. It was Broughton 29 Millbrook 30 at halftime. The girls played great defense and eventually were able to cause Briana Day (UNC Recruit) and another starter for Millbrook to foul out because we drove to the basket. In the third quarter, with 27.4 seconds to go, the score was Broughton 41 Millbrook 42. 
The Lady Caps led by Justice Byrd, Adrienne Simmons, sisters Kaila and Nadine Ealey and guard Megan Sullivan matched Millbrook head to head. Kimberly Spruill and Jamella Foster also contributed with strong play. The Lady Caps pushed the Millbrook girls and created a turnover with a technical called on their team. Then Millbrook changed their strategy and played a zone defense which caused some turnovers for Broughton. 
The final score was Broughton 53 Millbrook 62. This does not reflect how great our girls played and how hard they fought to win this game. All of the other girls on the team showed great support: Catherine Becton, Emily Newton, Maddie Massarelli, Ellis Wall, Laura Robertson (injured) and Nicole Bellamy (injured). Coach Dayna Jordan coached a great game. Congratulations Lady Caps!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

JV Boys BB lose 47-38

Caps JV Boys Basketball Team suffers its first loss Thursday night at Millbrook. The first half was played at a frenetic pace with the Caps struggling to hang on to the ball against the quick and aggressive Wildcats. But at halftime, our boys were still competing well, only down by 4 points. In the 3rd quarter, the pace slowed down, and so did the scoring, with Millbrook only scoring 6 points and Broughton scoring 5 points. Broughton began the 4 quarter down by 5 points, but couldn't close the gap, with the final score Millbrook 47 and Broughton 38. Alphonse Holmes scored 8 points for Broughton.

Our JV Boys' record is 3 wins to only 1 loss.

Come support them - Next game Mon. night, Dec. 12th at HOME against Leesville at 7:00pm

JV Women's Basketball Team Beats Cardinal Gibbons

The JV Women's Basketball team played a great game against Cardinal Gibbons on Tuesday night and won 53-52.

Please come support the JV Team tonight as they take on Millbrook at Millbrook at 5:30 pm. Go Lady Caps!!

Broughton Varsity Women's Basketball Team has Two Wins

Broughton Varsity Women's Basketball Team played hard on Tuesday night against Cardinal Gibbons and beat them 52-50.

Last night, the girls played New Hanover High School and won 67-41. All of the girls scored. Here are the points: Catherine Becton-2, Justice Byrd-13, Jamella Foster-4, Megan Sullivan-11, Kayla Ealey-9, Emily Newton-3, Ellis Wall-3, and Adrienne Simmons-5, Maggie Massarelli-12, Kimberly Spruill-5.

Please come support the Lady Caps on Friday night at Home as they play Millbrook at 5:30 pm. Go Lady Caps!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

JV Boys BB

On Tuesday night, the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team coached by Bill White, defeated Cardinal Gibbons 10th Grade Team 53-36 for their third consecutive victory of the year. The starters jumped out to a quick start and were leading 18-4 at the end of the first quarter. Broughton held a 12 point lead at half-time, and were leading by 14 points at the end of the third quarter 43-29. The boys led by as much as 19 with 2:15 to go when the score was 50-31. Broughton had balanced scoring with Brooks Palmer and Will Minton leading the away with 9 and 8 points respectively. The team plays its first conference game at Millbrook Thursday, December 8th at 7:00pm.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Swimmers and Divers Impress

The Men's and Women's swim teams both had a great night against Cary, Middle Creek and Heritage. The results for the women were: Cary 186
BHS 129
Middle Creek 115
Heritage 80
For the Men: Cary 187
BHS 152
Heritage 106
Middle Creek 55

Kelsey Moore, Elisabeth Holmes, Alex Haugh, Will Close, Brandon Hodnett, Petch Lamson, and Bancks Holmes all qualified for the State Regionals.
We had many great swims. Some of them were that Elisabeth Holmes dropped about 13 seconds from last year in the 500 free, Will Close dropped 10 seconds in the 200 free and around 7 in the 100 fly. Brandon came down a second in the 50 free and 2 seconds in the fly.
Next week we have Enloe, Middle Creek and Durham Jordan. Last year was the first time in around 18 years that our girls beat Enloe, so they will be gunning for us.
Our divers performed well last night. They each performed 6 dives and all of them hit every dive. That is a big deal for those who have never competed before. They will be back in action again in two weeks.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Come Support JV Women's Basketball

JV Women's Basketball have several games next week:

Tuesday December 6, 2011 vs Cardinal Gibbons at Broughton at 5:30 pm
Thursday, December 8, 2011 vs Millbrook at Millbrook at 5:30 pm

Please come support the JV Lady Caps!!

Varsity Women's Basketball Tough Game Against Southern Durham

Varsity Women played a tough game but ended up losing at Southern Durham on Tuesday, November 29 2011. The final score was Durham 66 and Broughton 48.

The Varsity Women play three games next week-

Tuesday December 6, 2011 at home vs Cardinal Gibbons-7 pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at home vs New Hanover -5:30 pm
Friday December 9, 2011 at home vs Millbrook - 5:30 pm

Please come support our Lady Caps!!!

JV Women's Basketball Team Tops Southern Durham

JV Women beat Southern Durham at Southern Durham on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. The Final score was 35 to 23. The girls played a tough game and came out with a win!! Go Lady Caps!

2nd Annual Chasin' the Challenge - A Run to Walk

Chase in 2009 Broughton XC race.
Chase Mann, an athletic young man who excelled in cross country and track, is a 2010 graduate of Broughton High School. 

On June 22, 2010, Chase suffered a paralyzing diving accident while in the Bahamas on a church mission trip.  The accident has confined Chase to a power wheelchair with astronomical costs for day‐to‐day care, special equipment and unending rehab.  

Please join us at WakeMed Soccer/XC Park in Cary for the
2nd Annual Chasin' the Challenge - A Run to Walk
on Sunday, December 18, 2011.
For details, click on ChasinTheChallenge.ORG.
To register, click or
Chase & friends at the 2010 race. (click to enlarge)

Thank you for your prayers and for any help you may wish to extend to Chase and his family.  

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