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On Friday night, undefeated South Wake Athletic Conference opponents faced off. Apex Friendship (3-0) travelled to Fuquay-Varina (3-0) for a matchup between the two top teams in the conference. In the first quarter, we saw a hot start from Apex Friendship as they jumped out to a quick 12-3 in the first 2:34 of the ball game. Apex Friendship did a tremendous job of executing in the half court...read more
On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops took in practice at Apex Friendship. Coming off of a big win Tuesday night at Middle Creek, Coach PJ Lowman’s team didn’t waste any time getting back to work the next day. Coach Lowman’s message to the team was clear, “Don’t be satisfied.” I remember Coach Lowman saying, “Do you walk in here with a big head because of one...read more
Rick Lewis, founder of Phenom Hoops, sits down with another coach in North Carolina in Apex Friendship Paul Lowman to discuss multiple topics. We start off with his history in becoming a coach, including 12 impressive years at Jordan Matthews where he won over 200 games. He then took over at Apex Friendship, turning around the program in just a few years. This past year, he had a chance to coach NC State commit Nick Farrar and play in the John Wall. What was that like for him and his team, and he also discusses which player had made a lasting impression on him? Make sure to check it out!read more
The early morning game on Day Three featured the consolation bracket of the David West bracket. Apex Friendship and Broughton both lost hard-fought games. Broughton lost to NCHSAA 2A state champion Farmville Central by the score 72-67 while Apex Friendship lost to nationally-ranked Patrick School by the score of 70-64.read more
#60 6’1″ 2021 Lawrence Thomas North Gaston HS (Gastonia, NC) Welcome to the conversation Lawrence. The lefty lead guard has great feel for the game, showcasing the ability to seamlessly play both on or off the ball. He has a jet-quick first step, routinely playing in the paint, and once there he made great decisions between a kick-out, rim attack or pull-up. 2021 is a loaded up class...read more