Area Sports Briefs
From staff reportsNorthwest Cabarrus’ boys basketball team nailed 13 3-pointers on Monday.
That shooting display still wasn’t enough in a 90-81 SPC loss to talented A.L. Brown.
The Wonders (13-5, 8-1) didn’t have any scoring lulls, and they held Northwest to six points in the second quarter to take a 45-28 lead the break.
“We outscored them in three quarters,” NWC coach Daniel Jenkins said. “But that second quarter just killed us.”
Brown made nine 3s of its own, with Derrick Copeland knocking down six and Braxton Waddell hitting three.
Copeland led the Wonders with 24 points. Tevin Stark (17), Tydus Parks (14), Michael Carr (12) and Waddell (11) also were in double figures.
J.D. Murray (22), Matt Wheet (21) and Andrew Wheet (15) led the scoring for the fourth-place Trojans (11-6, 5-4). Murray made six 3-pointers.
“We’ve been playing pretty good defense, holding a lot of people around 50,” A.L. Brown coach Shelwyn Klutz said. “Northwest just knocked down all kinds of shots tonight, and we were fortunate to get out of there with a win.”
The Wonders stayed within striking distance of Concord in the SPC. The Spiders haven’t lost in the league. Brown’s only SPC setback was by a single point at home to Concord.
Brown’s last game of the regular season will be at Concord’s Rimer Gym, although Klutz isn’t looking past anyone.
“Everyone in this league worries me,” he said.
Brown is home against Mount Pleasant tonight. Northwest is at home against Hickory Ridge.A.L. BROWN (90) — Copeland 24, Stark 17, Parks 14, Carr 12, Waddell 11, Johnson 5, Neal 3, Shepherd 2, Parker 2.
NW CABARRUS (81) — Murray 22, M. Wheet 21, A. Wheet 14, Metz 8, Spencer 6, Caldwell 4, Beaty 4, King 2.A.L. Brown 21 24 23 22 — 90
NW Cabarrus 22 6 27 26 — 81A.L. Brown girls A.L. Brown’s girls basketball team lost 49-48 to Northwest Cabarrus in an SPC game played at NWC on Monday.
Aitana Grant scored 10 for the Wonders (7-11, 4-5). Bianca Moody and Talethia Alexander scored eight each. Raven Phifer and Mackenzie Rodgers added six apiece.
Faith Dixon scored 11, while Savannah Lambert had 10 for the second-place Trojans (8-9, 7-2).
Local golfThe McCanless Couples played a chilly Captain’s Choice format on Sunday.
Winning team members were Gene and Mary Seaford, Treva Honeycutt and Tommy Reynolds.
Coming in second was the team of Frank Foster, Don Goodnight, Tim Earnhardt and Ricky Honeycutt.
Closest to the pin was won by Treva Honeycutt. The longest putt was won by Foster.College women’s hoopsAyanna Holmes (Salisbury) scored a season-high 11 points as Charlotte (16-4) won a big A-10 matchup with Duquesne 63-54 on Sunday.
•Shi-Heria Shipp (Salisbury) scored 12 points for George Washington in Sunday’s 74-57 win against La Salle.
• Ayana Avery (West Rowan) scored 10 points and Ashia Holmes (Salisbury) scored four in Radford’s 52-51 Big South loss to Coastal Carolina on Saturday.
• De’Rya Wylie had three points and seven rebounds for Elizabeth City State (18-3) in a 56-39 CIAA win against Bowie State on Saturday.
• Jessica Heilig (Salisbury) scored 10 points and Doreen Richardson (Salisbury) had three in Gardner-Webb’s 73-49 romp over UNC Asheville.
• Christina Harvey scored 23 points to lead Pfeiffer to a 63-49 CC win against Belmont Abbey on Monday.College baseballUNC Pembroke’s Brett Huffman (West Rowan) had five hits, including a homer, as the Braves opened the season with a three-game sweep of Anderson.
• The Charlotte 49ers open on Feb. 15 at Hayes Stadium against Delaware State.
Senior Justin Roland (East Rowan) has started 115 consecutive games at shortstop for the 49ers and 170 of 171. Roland enters this season with a streak of reaching base by hits or walks in 29 consecutive games. He also made the Dean’s List for the semester.
Freshman Jared Mathis (East) made the 49ers roster as a pitcher, and infielder Justin Seager (NW Cabarrus) returns. Corbin Shive (East) will sit out this season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but he’ll play in 2014.
• Third baseman Noah Holmes (East) and left fielder Preston Troutman (East) are among five returning starters for Appalachian State, which also returns several key pitchers. The Mountaineers open at N.C. State on Feb. 15.
• Senior Micah Jarrett (East) and freshman Andy Austin (East) are among five players competing for two open spots in UNC Wilmington’s outfield. The Seahawks, the preseason favorite in the Colonial Athletic Association, open Feb. 15 vs. Kent State.
• Catcher Nathan Fulbright (East) and pitcher Avery Rogers (East) were named to Guilford’s Student-Athlete Honor Roll for the fall semester, along with football player Adam Smith (Davie) and volleyball player Taylor Whitley (Carson).Prep wrestlingEast Rowan’s wrestling team picked up three NPC wins by beating West Rowan, Carson and Statesville.
See Scoreboard for results.Prep baseball
A.L. Brown pitcher Eldon Peters has signed with Surry Community College. A story is upcoming.Prep volleyballCarson standout Aimee Cloninger will sign with Catawba Valley Community College on Wednesday. A story is upcoming. College men’s hoopsPfeiffer’s men’s basketball team lost to Belmont Abbey 103-94 on Monday. Josh Humphrey led the Falcons with 27 points. College softballBelmont Abbey freshman Kaitlyn Jones (South Rowan) picked up her first college hit in a 13-0 loss to Carson-Newman. Jones started at first base for the Crusaders.
Belmont Abbey freshman Samantha Jacobs (North Rowan) pitched 32/3 innings in relief and struck out three.7th-grade boys hoopsCaleb Mauldin hit two free throws with one second left to lift the West Rowan Bulldogs to a 54-53 win over Erwin.
Mauldin had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (3-2), who rallied from 10 points down. Olen Stanford had 11 points, Anthony Renegar had nine rebounds, and Owen White had 12 points and six rebounds. White hit two 3s to key the Bulldogs’ rally.
Cole Perry had 18 points for the Eagles (3-2), and Josh Ellis had 14 points and four steals. Trevor Scruggs had eight points. Bryson Sprinkle had seven points and four assists. Will Brown had five steals.7th-grade girls hoopsSoutheast won 48-21 against Corriher-Lipe.
Maren Shumaker led the Patriots with 16 points. Olivia Gabriel scored 14, and Shaleah Jolly had eight. Also scoring were Alex Linder, Brianna Bassett and Taylor Hairston.
• Erwin beat West Rowan 41-17. Sydney Taylor scored 13 points and had four steals for Erwin (3-2). Caroline Johnson and Anna Shafer added six points each. Hollie Harrison had six rebounds and five assists. Mia Graham had eight rebounds. Gracie Honeycutt had six boards.
West Rowan (1-4) was led by Madison Myers with six points.s