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Hatch blocks Sunshine

GREENSBORO — No. 3 R.C. Hatch earned its second three-game win streak of the season with a 65-49 defeat of Sunshine on Saturday.

The Bobcats (7-3) slowly built a 24-16 lead in the first half.

Derel Carlisle and Jimmy Parker hit two unanswered jump shots to open the third quarter and cut the Bobcats’ lead to 32-26. But that’s as close as the Tigers (2-4) got.

Trence Askew answered with a jump shot of his own, and Steven Jones hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead to 37-26.

Jones hit another 3-pointer at the buzzer to start an 8-0 run that carried over into the fourth quarter and gave R.C. Hatch a comfortable 50-32 lead with 6:49 to play.

The run gave the Bobcats the momentum, and their lead didn’t dip below 13 points the rest of the way.

Jones led R.C. Hatch with 14 points, and Brandon Battle added 13.

Dayton Mickens led Sunshine with 14 points.