ELKIN — The Surry Central boys basketball team ended its four-game losing streak on Friday night with a balanced and dominant 76-44 victory on the road against Elkin.
Surry Central (2-4) had five scorers reach double-digits, led by senior Brady Tilley’s 15 points. Dreven Harrison (14), Jeremy Patterson (13), Cole Leonard (12) and Jose Montero (10) were the other Golden Eagles to score at least 10 points. Chandler Johnson also chipped in eight points.
“We were able to keep the pace up while still playing under control, which is something we’ve struggled doing this year,” Surry Central coach Ken Eiswald said.
The Golden Eagles put the game away with a dominating second quarter that saw them outscore the Elks (0-7) 31-11 for a 47-20 halftime lead. Tilley went 3-4 from the three-point line in the period.
Coach Eiswald said he challenged his team to play with intensity from start to finish, and he promised the hard work would lead to successful offense.
“They responded to the challenge, and it was one of the first times this season all of the guys played really well together,” Eiswald said. “We’ve got to go out and prove to everyone, and even to ourselves, that we can play at a high-level.”
The Lady Eagles (2-4) weren’t as fortunate on Friday, falling to Elkin (7-0) 44-36.
Both of Surry Central’s squads will return to the hardwood on Saturday with a rivalry game against the East Surry Cardinals. The Lady Eagles will look for the second win against East Surry this season while the boys team is searching for revenge after a 69-53 loss earlier this year.