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Another week down in Wayne, Johnston, and Greene County. Wayne Country Day and Clayton girls continue to take care of business. Southern Wayne has sustained their winning streak and Princeton remains hot as well. Smithfield-Selma has hit a rough patch along with North Johnston. West Johnston took two out of three games this week and a new team emerged into the top 10: Neuse Charter.

On the boys side, Clayton and Goldsboro remain the top two teams in the area. South Johnston has been able to continue their success as did Princeton. Wayne Country Day lost a tough road game at rival Greenfield. B.J. Corbitt dropped 38 in a huge win for Greene Central over Ayden-Grifton. Cleveland bounced back with a win over Smithfield-Selma. Rosewood is now on a six game winning streak after taking down Neuse Charter.

Here is the third installment of the WJG Sports power rankings as of January 17th, 2020:

Girls’ Team Rankings

  1. Wayne Country Day (17-4)
  2. Clayton (13-3)
  3. Southern Wayne (10-7)
  4. Princeton (10-3)
  5. Smithfield-Selma (7-7)
  6. C.B. Aycock (8-7)
  7. North Johnston (10-4)
  8. Neuse Charter (5-2)
  9. West Johnston (8-9)
  10. Corinth Holders (7-9)

Boys’ Team Rankings

  1. Clayton (14-2)
  2. Goldsboro (12-2)
  3. South Johnston (14-2)
  4. Princeton (10-3)
  5. Wayne Country Day (20-4)
  6. Cleveland (11-6)
  7. Greene Central (8-6)
  8. C.B. Aycock (8-7)
  9. Rosewood (9-2)
  10. Wayne Christian (9-8)

Girls’ Player of the Year Rankings

  1. Wayne Country Day freshman guard Ja’kea Brunson
  2. Clayton freshman forward Darrionna Howard
  3. Neuse Charter freshman Anna Taylor
  4. Smithfield-Selma junior forward Khaliyah Peacock
  5. Greene Central senior guard Jaanasia Edwards
  6. Princeton junior guard Meredith Wooten
  7. North Johnston junior guard Arial Pearce
  8. C.B. Aycock junior forward Abbey Thomas
  9. Spring Creek senior guard Belinda Carson
  10. Wayne Country Day senior center Lexi Jeffreys

Boys’ Player of the Year Rankings

  1. Clayton junior forward BJ Freeman
  2. South Johnston senior forward CJ Ray
  3. Goldsboro junior forward Xavion Atkinson
  4. Wayne Country Day junior guard Jaden Cooper
  5. Princeton sophomore guard Nayshin Waller
  6. Goldsboro senior guard Christian Bullock
  7. Greene Central senior BJ Corbitt
  8. Wayne Christian sophomore guard Jayquan Curry
  9. Clayton senior guard Mason Rusch
  10. Goldsboro freshman forward Takorrie Faison

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January 2020