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Askew ties career high as Bears bury First Flight

AHOSKIE – There’s no place like home….at least for Daylan Askew.

Askew tied his career-high by pouring in 35 points here Friday night to lead Hertford County to a 73-41 rout of First Flight High School in a Northeastern Coastal Conference varsity boys basketball game.

Playing at home for the first time since Jan. 12, HCHS improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.

Leading 36-22 at halftime, the Bears didn’t take their foot off the gas in the third quarter where a 19-8 run afforded HCHS a commanding 55-30 advantage heading into the fourth period.

Askew received plenty of offensive help as Keondre Rodgers also struck for double figures by scoring 20 points.

Rounding out the HCHS scorebook were Quinton Wright (8 points), Israel Powell (4), Quadre Douglas (3), Ashton Lassiter (2), and Demari Guess (1).

In the varsity girls game, First Flight built a 24-13 halftime lead and held on to beat the Lady Bears, 45-37.

Kanae Edwards paced the HCHS ladies with 13 points. Desiree Askew added nine points; Qua’Dajah Ruffin and Adarielle Townsell each scored four points; Tamia Britt tallied three points; and Daysha Holloman and Ashley Jenkins each chipped in two points.

The HCHS ladies fell to 2-1 (0-1 in conference action) with the loss.

Hertford County plays at Currituck on Thursday and will host Pasquotank (varsity boys only) on Friday.