Enloe Falls, Woodard Leads Lee Co.

GREENVILLE, N.C. – One of the candidates for player of the year in state of North Carolina, PJ Tucker, bowed out of the state playoffs. Meanwhile, junior Adrian Woodard helped keep Lee County in the hunt.

N.C. Eastern Regionals, 4-A Action

Rocky Mount 66, Enloe 62

Anthony Tucker, Enloe's senior power forward, saw his high school career come to an end on Thursday. Tucker, a warrior forward bound for Texas, scored 25 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in the 66-62 loss to Rocky Mount.

Enloe was forced to play catch up all game long as Rocky Mount played hard and together. Tucker picked up a pair of early fouls and had to play under caution for the entire first half. Meanwhile, Rocky Mount sent a team of defenders at him in the post.

Rocky Mount guard Shelton Whittaker finished with 25 points including 5 3-pointers. When Rocky Mount needed a big shot, he was there with the ammunition.

Tucker did just about everything he could to valiantly motivate his team. He had 8 rebounds alone in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 11 offensive rebounds. He shot 11-for-15 from the floor. He ignored the trash talk directed at him and just played. In his final game, he left everything he had on the floor.

Lee County 56, Jack Britt 40

Only one player scored in double figures for Lee County in Thursday's Eastern Regional semifinal contest. Junior shooting guard Adrian Woodard was that player.

The 6-3 Woodard played with purpose, passion and energy as he led Lee County over Jack Britt. In the first half, Woodard had his stroke working and made all three of the 3-pointers that he took. He had 15 points in the first half and 25 for the game.

Woodard, who said he's hearing from Elon, Clemson, Virginia Tech, UNC-Wilmington, Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky, played a complete game. His leadership, passing, rebounding and the overall package shined in this one.

Wake Forest signee Todd Hendley picked up two early first quarter fouls and didn't factor much into the game. He finished with 6 points and 5 rebounds.

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