WILSON — CJ Ramsey had a monster night for Wilson in a 82-51 rout of Marlow Central in their Class 2A district tournament.
Ramsey had 31 points and 22 rebounds in the win, including a 5-for-6 performance from behind the 3-point line and a perfect 8-of-8 mark from the free-throw line.
Wilson coach David McGuire gave credit to his team's strong defensive perfomance, which helped the Eagles (22-2) lock up their third consecutive district title.
"We were locked in tonight and absolutely shut them down," McGuire said.
Blayke Hunziker added 18 points for Wilson.
Wilson 85, Empire 49
WILSON — CJ Ramsey scored 11 of his 21 points in a third-quarter surge that pushed Wilson well ahead of Empire in the first round of the Class 2A district tournament.
Ramsey threw down dunks on two of Wilson's first three possessions of the third, building the Eagles' lead even more after a hot first half offensively.
Wilson jumped out to a 29-7 lead after the first quarter and led 48-18 at halftime.
"I knew we were gonna come out and play well, but I didn't know we were gonna shoot that good," said the 6-foot-7 Ramsey, who added two of Wilson's five 3-pointers. "It helped us out a lot."
Josh Houchin added 15 points and Keedric Emerson had 12 for the Eagles.
Empire 61 Wilson 37
WILSON — Empire ended Wilson's rebound season with a runaway defeat in the first round of the Class 2A district tournament on Friday.
Empire jumped out to a 30-12 lead at halftime. Wilson finished the season 8-15, a significant improvement from last season.
"I saw major improvement; the girls had a total change in attitude and gained a lot of confidence through the season," Wilson coach Brian Wingfield said. "Being consistent throughout the game will be our main emphasis."
Kandice Cain led Wilson with 12 points and two 3-pointers, as the Eagles were without leading scorer Olivia Howard.
Wilson returns three starters next year, including its two leading scorers in CayCee Griffin and Howard. Griffin scored nine points Friday against Empire.
Cain, a senior, said the girls made major strides in her final season.
"It was a lot better than last year, and I'm glad we won eight games," Cain said. "I'm pretty proud of it."