Prep Basketball: Moir tournament girls capsules

  • Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:26 a.m.

North-Davie, Noon
East-Salisbury, 3 p.m.

Carson-South, 6 p.m.
No. 1 West Rowan

Record: 10-0
Season record vs. Moir teams: 4-0

All-time record in Moir: 46-44
Coach: Todd McNeely (2nd year, 23-14)

Top players: 6-foot-2 senior Shay Steele (21.8 ppg) is third in the county in scoring and has had a triple-double. Junior Nycieko Dixon (14.1 ppg), senior Alison Sobataka (10.3 ppg) and freshman Khaila Hall (9.6 ppg) give West a potent offense.

Best game: Hard to say. They’ve scored at least 55 in all of them.

Moir titles: 3
Last title: 1996 (Ebony Pharr MVP)

Last title game appearance: Fell to Salisbury in 2009

No. 2 Carson
Record: 9-1
Season record vs. Moir teams: 3-0

All-time record in Moir: 4-10
Coach: Brooke Misenheimer (7th year, 65-95)

Top players: Senior guard Kelly Dulkoski leads the county in scoring (24.4 ppg), and senior forward Allison Blackwell (17.3 ppg) could reach 1,000 career points in this tournament. A Catawba signee, Blackwell will be playing at Goodman Gym the next four years.

Best game: Crushed East 69-33 in what was supposed to be a competitive game. No one has scored 50 against Carson yet.

Moir titles: 0, lost to Salisbury in last two title games

No. 3 East Rowan
Record: 7-3

Season record vs. Moir teams: 1-2

All-time record in Moir: 67-32
Coach: Danielle Porter (3rd year, 23-34)

Top players: Junior Karleigh Wike (11.7 ppg) is a 6-4 shotblocker and owns a triple-double. Sophomore Kelly Fisher (13.4 ppg) is a stickback machine, and senior Sydney Poole (8.1 ppg) is a solid all-round player.

Best game: Broke an 18-game losing streak to Salisbury.

Moir titles: 7 (19 championship game appearances)

Last title: 2001 (Maggie Rich MVP)

Last title game appearance: Lost to Salisbury in 2008

No. 4 North Rowan
Record: 4-2

Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-2

All-time record in Moir: 33-53
Coach: Brian Lytton (1st year). Son of Jack Lytton, who coached West’s boys to Moir titles in 1984 and 1989.

Top players: Freshman Special Washington (15.0 ppg) has lived up to her name. Sophomore Demeria Robinson (11.8) is a quick scorer.

Best game: Beat YVC contender North Moore.

Moir titles: 3
Last title: 2002 (Sophilia Hipps MVP)

Last title game appearance: Lost to Salisbury in 2006

No. 5 Davie County
Record: 6-5

Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-1

All-time record in Moir: 47-38 vs. Rowan schools

Coach: Denny Key (3rd year)
Top players: Sophomore Haleigh Hatfield (18.4 ppg) has been a program-changing transfer. Senior Amy Steller (14.4 ppg) is a 1,000-point scorer.

Best game: Beat perennial NPC contender North Iredell.

Moir titles: 6
Last title: 2000 (Brittany Walker MVP)

Last title game appearance: Lost to North in 2002

No. 6 Salisbury
Record: 4-4
Season record vs. Moir teams: 2-4

All-time record in Moir: 39-44
Coach: Doug Faison (1st year)

Top players: Junior Brielle Blaire (22.4 ppg) carries the scoring and rebounding load. Senior Vashti Usry (8.1 ppg) is a streaky shooter.

Best game: Rallied to beat North Rowan at Catawba.

Moir titles: 10 (9 in a row)
Last title: 2011 (Blaire MVP)

No. 7 South Rowan
Record: 3-7

Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-1

All-time record in Moir: 34-49
Coach: Jarrod Smith (3rd year, 21-37)

Top players: Sophomore Avery Locklear (21.1 ppg) had a school-record 43-point outing against NW Cabarrus. Sophomore Cassidy Chipman (16.1 ppg) scored 33 against West Davidson.

Best game: Scored 82 in beating West Davidson in OT.

Moir titles: 4
Last title: 1991 (Tracy Connor MVP)

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