Princeton comes up huge down stretch in win over Rosewood

Colby Sullivan rises over Rosewood’s Connor Vernon for a key bucket late in Princeton’s come-from-behind victory over the Eagles. (Michael Held photo)

By MICHAEL HELD

Sports editor

PRINCETON—The Princeton boys basketball team put itself right where it wants to be entering the final week of the regular season as the Bulldogs ran their unbeaten streak to six games with wins over Neuse Charter, Rosewood and North Duplin last week.

Entering this week’s games against Lakewood and Rosewood, Princeton is ahead of the Eagles by half a game at the top of the Carolina 1A Conference standings.

After the Bulldogs (12-8 overall, 8-2 conference) roared back in the fourth quarter in the come-from-behind 46-39 victory over the Eagles (11-7, 7-2) on Thursday, Princeton coach David Cobb pointed to the intensity and execution down the stretch as being the bar his team needs to reach for the final week.

“Hopefully, this will give them an idea of what it takes to win out on this thing,” said Cobb. “We’ve just got to take care of our business and not worry about anyone else.”

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