Hoke County, boys’ basketball

Darius Breeden is a sophomore for the Hoke County basketball team.

The Bucks won three of their last four games to finish the regular season at 16-9, 7-6 and in third place in the Sandhills. Hoke will open the 4A playoffs as a 23-seed.

Breeden has been a third option for the Bucks for much of the year, but he’s amped up his scoring as the year nears the home stretch. He scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including 4-of-5 on three-pointers, in a win over Lee County. Against Southern Lee, he hit another three treys on his way to 13 points. He added 3 assists and 4 steals in that game.