Epps leads Bulldogs over NR

Published 9:57 pm Monday, December 9, 2019

Sophomore Jayden Epps dropped a school record 46 points in a 111-66 win over Nansemond River High School last Friday.

The basketball season opened up in an intense environment last Friday night when both King’s Fork High School and Nansemond River met at the King’s Fork Kennel for an early season rivalry matchup. It was the first game of the season for the Bulldogs, who faced a Warriors team that was 1-0 coming into the game.

Epps, in his first official game in a Bulldogs uniform, went for 46 points, setting a new school record for King’s Fork. He scored 25 of them in the first half. Bulldogs Quentin Livingston and George Beale also had strong games for the Bulldogs. Livingston and Beale both added double-doubles.

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“The guys were excited to finally get out there and play,” King’s Fork Coach Rick Hite said. “We went out there and played hard. We know what we are up against when we play against teams in the city. They are always going to be a battle, and I’m glad the guys came out and took care of business.”

On the other end, Justin Fatherly also put on a show for Nansemond River, putting up 42 points — more than 60 percent of the team’s scoring in its first loss of the season.

Both teams will see each other two more times this season, as they will play once again this month in the King’s Fork-hosted holiday tournament and they will also meet again in February.

King’s Fork 111, Nansemond River 66

KF: Epps 46, Beale 17, Livingston 17, Chapman 7, Pettes 6, Davis 5, Hite 4, Taylor 2, Jackson 2, Moody 4, Hill 1

NR: Fatherly 42, Williamson 11, Joy 6, Bernard 4, Cobb 3