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High School Basketball Playoffs Update

The Independence Patriots girls’ basketball team lost 63-41 to Skyland Roberson of Asheville on Monday night.  The game marked the first round of the North Carolina 4A playoffs.

Independence’s season ends with a 7-17 record, four wins more than last year’s squad.

Butler’s girls defeated Western Guilford 68-42 on Monday, giving the team a 28-0 record this […]

By |February 21st, 2011|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Boys’ Basketball Conference Tourney Update

The Independence Patriots boys’ basketball team lost 56-42 to South Meck in the first round of the Southwestern 4A Conference tournament Tuesday night.  The Patriots played a gritty game, taking a four-point lead into the fourth quarter.  But the Sabres’ size and quickness was too tough in the final period.

Brandon Davis led the Patriots with […]

Butler Sweeps Independence to Wrap Up Regular Season

The Butler Boys’ basketball team beat Independence 77-71 last Friday night.  The win gave Butler a perfect 14-0 record in the Southwestern 4A Conference.

The Bulldogs’ Marcus Burton led all scorers with 25 points.  Zach Ferguson scored 16 and Anthony Stitt added 14.

The Patriots came out of halftime with a strong second half, but it wasn’t […]

By |February 15th, 2011|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Independence drops two to Vance

Although both Patriot varsity teams dropped contests at Vance on Tuesday night, both coaches are optimistic as they head into conference play Friday night.

The Indy boys were trailing by 21 at halftime, but a third quarter rally cut the Vance lead to single digits.  Head Coach Preston Davis said he made a challenge to his players during the intermission.

“I told them they weren’t playing with enough energy, and they were playing weak.  I really had no fight out of them.  I told them they needed to step up and show some fight.”

Davis sees some aspects of the game that the Patriots need to improve.

“We can’t give teams more opportunities than they already get.  We definitely have to work on taking better care of the basketball and avoiding turnovers.”
Boys: Vance 76 Independence 54
Girls: Vance 38 Independence 33

By |December 9th, 2010|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments