Bear Grass Charter boys pull away from Cape Hatteras to win, Hurricanes share about their road trip days

BEAR GRASS, N.C. (WITN) – The Cape Hatteras boys hung close in the first half but Bear Grass Charter pulled away throughout the second half for a 57-23 victory on Tuesday night in Bear Grass.

The Bear Grass Charter Girls also victorious 47-38 over the Hurricanes.

We asked the Hurricane boys what a road trip day is like for their regular season games.

“We leave around 1 or 1230 PM usually,” says Cape Hatteras senior Noah Baker, “Stop at a rest area get some vending machine food and sleep the rest of the way.”

“It is a lot of travel. We seem to be on the road every Friday night. This is one of our longer but it is about 3 and a half hours. It is a lot of wear on the kids to have to travel so much,” says Cape Hatteras head coach Woody Willis, “Tonight about it will be about 1230 or 1 AM. The game in Hobgood it will be about 1-2 AM. Kids are wore out to go to school the next day but it is part of the life.”

The NCHSAA state high school basketball single game scoring record was broken Tuesday night by Richmond’s Paul McNeil Junior who scored 71 points. It broke a 74-year-old record held by Bob Poole who scored 67 for Clayton in 1950. Richmond beat Lee County 118 to 52.