Boys basketball team wins 17th straight

The Carter G. Woodson player goes up for a layup in their game against Winston-Salem Christian.

Boys basketball team wins 17th straight
February 16
04:40 2017

Photo by Timothy Ramsey



After one quarter of play between Carter G. Woodson and Winston-Salem Christian, the score was tied at 15 leading one to think this would be an evenly matched game throughout.  That would be the last tie of the game as Eagles of Carter G. Woodson outscored the Lions 59-34 in the remaining three quarters on their way to a 70-49 victory.

Eagle head coach Josh Pittman says he thinks his team started the game as slow as they have all season.  He says he told his team to focus and they will come out with the win.

“In the second half, we sat down on defense, started communicating and helping one another out on the defensive end,” Pittman said.  “I told them if we play defense, the shots will fall and they started falling so we were able to get a good lead and get them out of here.”

The Eagles were led in scoring by senior guard Marley Pittman, who finished with 24 points on the night.

Pittman is a dynamic scorer has been lighting it up all year and is one of the top scorers in the state based on points per game average.

Key contributor all season Ahmad Byrd said he felt his team played well overall but knows he needs to pick up his game headed into the playoffs.

“Together as a team we played good, but I just wasn’t focused tonight,” Byrd said.  “Going forward in the playoffs, I expect us to get a ring.  To win, we just need to stay focused, dedicated and humble.”

Even after being outplayed for most of the game, the Lions were still within striking distance heading into the final quarter, only trailing by 10 at 49-39.  Giving up 25 points while only scoring 10 eventually led to the loss for the Lions.

“This wasn’t our best game and it hurts, actually,” said Winston-Salem Christian head coach Craig Clark.  “We didn’t have what we needed tonight, and I think we were flat, which showed on the scoreboard.

“In the second half, we lost our focus and forgot which way the finish line was and they made us pay for it.  We can look back and see the things we did well and staying the course.”

As the top seed in the conference going into the playoffs, the immediate future looks bright for Carter G. Woodson.  The team will go into conference playoffs this week followed by the state playoffs.

Pittman continued by saying, “I see us being extremely competitive.  In my view it’s all about us, it’s all about our approach and our concentration.  If we get those things right I fell like we will be good to go.”

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