Wins move Suffolk schools atop district

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Staff report

– Eric Ruffin had 16 points and Kenny Reid narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and nine assists as Lakeland rebounded from two tough losses with a 67-46 defeat of visiting Oscar Smith on Tuesday evening. After falling handily to Churchland and Nanse-mond River over the past few days, the Cavaliers finally got back on track with a balanced attack; Mike Camp scored 14 points and Josh Russell 13.

Nansemond River defeated host Hickory 74-43 to stay with their local rivals at the top of the Southeastern District; the wins, combined with the Smith loss, gives the teams the top spots.

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The Warriors will try to avenge their season-opening loss to Smith at home on Friday, while Lakeland hosts Deep Creek.

-The Lakeland girls split with host Oscar Smith on Tuesday, as the junior varsity girls handled the young Lady Tigers 43-28, while the older squad fell 70-55. The teams will head to Deep Creek on Friday. Nansemond River also fell Tuesday, losing 61-42 to Hickory. Stephanie Adams had 14 and Courtney Greathouse had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

-Michelle Boucher scored 17 points and Ann-Taylor Spain eight as Nansemond-Suffolk Academy opened its TCIS season with a 42-35 victory over visiting Cape Henry on Tuesday. The Lady Saints (6-4, 1-0) will play their next TCIS home game Friday against Hampton Roads Academy.