WWAY sports – Feb. 13: Elijah Wilson ties MJ’s scoring record at Laney


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Submitted: Tue, 02/14/2012 - 4:37am
Updated: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 5:21am
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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Laney senior Elijah Wilson scored 42 points in Laney’s 68-62 victory on Monday night against New Bern in the first round of the Mideastern Conference Tournament. Elijah did have extra minutes on his side though. Kenny Grady hit a three pointer at the end of the third overtime to send the game into a fourth overtime. 42 points ties the previous school record held by Michael Jordan. Back in 1980 Jordan scored 42 against Eastern Wayne.

After the game on Monday night Elijah Wilson committed to play for the College of Charleston.

Mideastern Conference Tournament
Boys
LANEY BEAT NEW BERN 68-62 IN 4 OT
LANEY SENIOR ELIJAH WILSON SCORED 42 POINTS FOR THE BUCS
42 POINTS TIES THE PREVIOUS SCHOOL RECORD FOR POINTS HELD BY MICHAEL JORDAN
IN 1980 MICHAEL JORDAN SCORED 42 POINTS AGAINST EASTERN WAYNE

GREENVILLE ROSE BEAT ASHLEY 73-61
ELON EDWARDS SCORED 24 FOR THE RAMPANTS
DREW COMBS LED ASHLEY WITH 15 POINTS

Waccamaw Conference Tournament
Boys
NORTH BRUNSWICK BEAT WHITEVILLE 54-48
JEREMY YOUNG LED THE SCORPIONS WITH 13 POINTS

EAST BLADEN BEAT SOUTH COLUMBUS 76-62
THE STALLIONS HAD AN 8 POINT LEAD AT THE HALF, BUT THEY COULDN’T HOLD ON
MONTRELL ROGERS LED EAST BLADEN WITH 33 POINTS

WEST BRUNSWICK BEAT SOUTH BRUNSWICK 50-45

Girls
EAST BLADEN BEAT SOUTH BRUNSWICK 41-34
ASHA GRAHAM LED THE EAGLES WITH 13 POINTS

East Central Conference
Girls
RICHLANDS BEAT TOPSAIL 43-42

Mid South Tournament
Boys
SOUTH VIEW BEAT TERRY SANFORD 63-56
TIGERS ARE UNDEFEATED IN FEBRUARY

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4 Comments on "WWAY sports – Feb. 13: Elijah Wilson ties MJ’s scoring record at Laney"


Wilmington Y member
2015 years 8 months ago

Well done.

He is a fine young man and deserves to be congratulated for not only his athletic prowess, but also for his academic success.

Good luck at the College of Charleston!

Guein
2015 years 8 months ago

I hope his parents are proud I sure would be hopefully he will go to the NBA and be the next Jordan.

A Buc Fan
2015 years 8 months ago

Congratulations’ Elijah!!! Your hard work and determination has really shown….No one deserves this more than you!!! Best of luck, as you enter college, continue to work hard and nothing but success will come your way!!!

Guest2020
2015 years 8 months ago

Congratulations, Elijah.