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Southeast boys notch first basketball victory

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By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Southeast Alamance secured the school’s first victory in a boys’ basketball game by defeating visiting Southern Alamance 68-52 on Wednesday night.

Jerry Sims scored 25 points as the Stallions (1-2), after a pair of narrow defeats, secured the first win for coach Bo Williamson.

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Jerry Sims
Southeast head basketball coach Bo Williamson

Davian Edwards added 18 points and former Southern Alamance player Brandon McAdoo had 12. McAdoo, who played on the junior varsity for the Patriots last season, was among the players in the new district when Southeast Alamance opened this summer.

“It felt a little bit personal,” McAdoo said. “I still talk to those other guys.”

Southeast was aided by fourth-quarter free-throw shooting to clinch the outcome.

“Just playing together,” Sims said. “This is a real big game for (many of my teammates).”

Williamson, who received a water dosing in the locker room from his players, said the validation of posting a victory was important.

Coach Bo Williamson talks to his Southeast Alamance boys’ basketball team during a time-out in a victory against Southern Alamance.

“Building a new program, it’s trusting the process,” he said. “That’s going to take us a long way.”

Tyler Moore’s 15 points and Liam Forester’s 13 points paced the Patriots (1-2). Moore’s 3-pointer allowed Southern to pull within 33-26 at halftime.

There were generally good-natured elements to the game that included ex-teammates on opposite sides. Moore and Southeast’s Ryan Dodson, a former Patriot, were sharing light-hearted chatter while lined up in rebounding positions for first-half free throws.

Members of the Southern student section offered reminders of how well they knew some of the Stallions.

 

In the girls’ game, Southeast Alamance, which features several former Southern players and ex-Patriots coach Amy Surratt, won 41-33.

Shaniya Paylor, Clara LaChapelle, and Ciara Payton all had 10 points for Southeast (3-0).

“I’m glad it’s over,” Surratt said. “There’s a lot of emotion there. I still talk to the girls (at Southern) and keep up with them.”

The Stallions used a 13-0 run late in the third quarter to gain control of the game. A switch to man-to-man defense helped Southeast.

Southern Alamance’s Madison Brouillard hit a pair of second-quarter 3-pointers, including one in the final seconds, to forge an 18-18 halftime tie. Brouillard, a senior, played under Surratt the past three seasons. She’s one of four Southern starters who played for Surratt last season.

Southeast girls’ basketball coach Amy Surratt

A few 2022-23 Southern standouts are now on the Southeast team.

“They played with each other last year,” Surratt said. “So there was that emotion. Once play started, it went away.”

There are rematches for the boys’ and girls’ teams December 15 at Southern.

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