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Tim Stevens, J. Mike Blake, Clay Best, Aaron Moody, and Elliott Warnock follow all the news for high school athletes from Wake, Orange, Durham, Chatham and Johnston Counties. 

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Word of God wins easily

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RALEIGH — Word of God bounced back from its Saturday night loss to Fayetteville Christian emphatically. 

The Rams destroyed Ridgecroft School in the first round of the NCISAA tournament.

The Rams, the 2008 state champions but seeded third this year, play Wayne Country Day or Hobgood Academy on Thursday at 5:30 at Charlotte Latin.

Six players scored in double figures for Word of God.

John Wall, the top  uncommitted player in the country, notched 10 points and N.C. State commitment C.J. Leslie got 15.

Points: RGS—Bilday 4, Britlon 11, Newbern, Pearce 2, Phelps 2, Sumner 8, Taylor 2. WOG—M.Baines 4, B.Daniels 10, J.Denning 2, S.Drane 16, C.Leslie 15, D.McDonald 18, J.Parker, J.Summerfield 8, J.Wall 10, D.Wells 12.

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Tim has covered high school sports for more than 40 years. He is the only active newspaper reporter in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame and is a member of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. He was the co-author of the original NCHSAA record book. When he not writing about boys and girls, he often is at church or in a theater. Email Tim.