RAEFORD — Scotland avenged its 6-1 home loss to Hoke earlier this season, defeating the Bucks 3-1 in the rematch Wednesday.
McKenzie White notched a hat trick for the Scots, who have won two of their last three games after dropping their previous five contests.
The win in Raeford improved Scotland’s record to 7-9 overall and 2-6 in the Southeastern Conference while the loss dropped Hoke to 8-10-1 and 3-5 in conference play.
Scotland coach Danny Gallagher said it was a “great team performance” for a squad that will return home Oct. 19 to play Lumberton on Senior Night.
Scots finish second at Invitational
LAURINBURG — The Scotland boys cross country team placed second at the Scotland High Invitational at St. Andrews University on Saturday.
The Scots earned 48 points to earn the runner-up spot behind Union Pines. The Vikings won the event with 18 points. Scotland’s fellow Southeastern Conference rivals, Richmond and Lumberton, finished third and fourth with 73 and 87 points respectively.
Three Union Pines runners placed in the top three — Anthony Munoz was first with a time of 16:47.92, Reagan Fedowitz finished second in 17:55.51 and Daniel Taylor came in third with a time of 18:05.71.
Scotland had two runners notch spots in the top seven. Jaylaan Poe placed fifth with a time of 18:47.90, and Zachary Moore was seventh, clocking in at 19:35.81. Andrew Guinn and Nyjel Collins-Jackson also turned in stellar performances, finishing 12th and 13th respectively. Guinn ran a 20:22.34 and Collins-Jackson had a time of 20:28.28.
On the girls’ side, Union Pines also took home the team championship with 25 points. Richmond was the runner-up with 33 points, and Lumberton had 68 points. Scotland did not have enough runners to keep a team score.
Mylasia Pratt was the Scots’ top runner, finishing 12th with a time of 25:32.28.
Both cross country teams will travel to Southern Pines to compete in the Southeastern Conference meet on Oct. 20.
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