Area Sports Briefs

A night after scoring 37 points, Carson point guard Tre Williams was happy being a distributor.

He only scored five points, but he ran the show as Colton Laws (22 points), Marquez McCain (16), Jacob Raper (13) and Andrew Hower (11) handled the scoring for the Cougars (2-0) in a 77-52 win against visiting Davie.

“We had a big advantage with Colton in the post, and Tre did a good job of seeing the floor,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “If they were man, he was able to drive and draw and if they were in zone he was able to get in the gaps.”

Peyton Sell led Davie (1-3) with 16 points.

Carson led 39-28 at halftime and blew it open with a big third quarter.

• Davie’s girls rolled to a 67-37 win against the Cougars.

Aubriana Peebles scored 18 points to lead the War Eagles (2-1). Asiah Peterson scored 15 points, and Ashlyn Hampton added 11.

Kate Cole (11 points) and Alex Allen (10) led the Cougars (0-2).


DAVIE (67) — A. Peebles 18, Peterson 15, Hampton 11, Brown 8, Dennard 5, Carney 4, Martinez 3, C. Peebles 2, Bohannon 1.

CARSON (37) — Cole 11, Allen 10, Gray 6, Huffman 5, Van Voorhis 2, McClary 2, Jackson 1, Clark, Hunsucker.

Davie 10 16 18 23 — 67

Carson 6 6 16 9 — 37


DAVIE (52) — Sell 16, Dalton 8, McDaniel 8, Poole 6, Starnes 5, Miller 3, Slabach 2, Calamarino 2, Redmon 1, Cunningham 1, Bennett, Mau.

CARSON (77) — Laws 22, McCain 16, Raper 13, Hower 11, Rucker 6, Williams 5, Isom 4, Hogue, Stout, Herron.

Davie 10 18 8 16 — 52

Carson 16 23 20 18 — 77

Prep hoops

A.L. Brown’s girls blocked 16 shots and beat Central Cabarrus 51-42 on Wednesday.

Kyla Downs scored 20 points for the Wonders. Aitana Grant added seven.

• Connor Burchfield scored 30 points to lead Concord’s boys to a 75-63 win against Robinson.

Lavar Batts Jr., a freshman, scored 25 for the Bulldogs.

• In North Rowan’s 70-42 girls victory against Mooresville on Tuesday, Nycieko Dixon scored 24 points and Brielle Blaire had 17.

• In North Rowan’s 67-54 boys victory against Mooresville on Tuesday, Jalen Sanders scored 17 points. Michael Connor scored 13, and Dalton Nelson had 10.

• In West Davidson’s 61-60 boys loss to Randleman on Wednesday, Tyler Grooms scored 23 points and Zach Queen had 20.

Jayvee hoops

Grayson Whicker and Brenden Westbrook led Carson’s jayvee boys to a 48-42 win against Davie.

• Maddison Bohannon scored 16 points as Davie’s girls won 48-14 against Carson. Patterson Jones and Jessica Beck had 10 points each. Beck had seven steals.

DeCelle honored

UNC Pembroke senior Ben DeCelle (East Rowan) was named to the Division II Capitol One Academic All-America team on Wednesday.

DeCelle was one of 49 D-II athletes named nationwide. He also made the team in 2012.

DeCelle has a 3.96 GPA as a political science major.

He had 58 catches for 498 yards and two TDs this season. He matched the school record of 10 receptions in a game twice. He caught 117 passes for 1,145 yards and fiveTDs in his career.

College hoops

Pfeiffer’s men lost 94-82 at Mount Olive on Wednesday.

Mike Smith scored 25 for the Falcons.

College football

Catawba senior safety L.J. McCray was named to the Daktronics All-Super Region 2 football team. He was a second team pick.

McCray, a first team All-South Atlantic Conference selection at both defensive back and return specialist, finished second on the team this season with 78 tackles. He was in on a pair sacks and totaled four stops for losses. McCray also led the squad with eight pass breakups and forced a fumble.

Local golf

Sixty GARS members played with a Captain’s Choice format at Corbin Hills this week.

The first-place team at minus-14 was Ralph Brown, Gordon Correll, Windsor Eagle and Lou Manning.

The second-place team at minus-11 was Buddy Lowman, Walter Moore, Gary Morgan and Mickey Ousley.

Two teams tied at minus-10.

Ed Lockhart won longest putt on No. 9. Lloyd Clodfelter was closest to the pin on No. 2.

Prep swimming

South Rowan’s girls swim team finished second in a tri-meet at the West Cabarrus YMCA on Tuesday, defeating West Rowan but falling to Cox Mill. Leslie Franks led the Raiders with a win in the 100 breaststroke, breaking her own school record, and added a second in the 200 freestyle.

West’s top individual fi,nisher was Mikayla Graham with a fifth in the 50 freestyle.

South’s boys won by three points over Cox Mill, with West finishing third. Individual winners for South included Steven Lyons (100 butterfly), Tyler Fuller (100 freestyle), and Stetson Johnston (100 backstroke). The 200 freestyle relay of Fuller, Lyons, Reagan May and Dustin Jenkins also won.

Leading the way for the Falcons was Thomas Webb, who was third in the 100 freestyle and fifth in the 50 freestyle.

South returns to action Friday at Hickory Ridge.

Catawba camps

Catawba is offering Christmas basketball camps on campus.

Half-day (ages 5-8) and full-day (ages 7-15) camps are offered on Dec. 22-24 for boys and girls. Call Jim Baker at 704-647-4558 For more details and to register on-line visit

Rockwell Christian

Rockwell’s varsity boys defeated Sheets Memorial 57-37. Nathan Hoehman netted 19 points, while Titus Cruse and Jonah Patil added 17 and 12, respectively.

• Rockwell lost a 47-39 decision to Asheboro’s Fayettville Street. Hoehman led the Chargers with 14 points.

• Rockwell’s jayvee boys defeated Fayetteville Street 34-31. Austin Teodorvici scored 17 for the Chargers.

• Rockwell’s jayvees lost to Sheets 24-19. Teodorvici had 10.

Rockwell plays at Monroe’s Shining Light on Friday.


Kerry Shields is holding a N.C. Cyclocross race at Salisbury Community Park on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Races are available for all ages and categories for both men and women. Beginners are welcome as are spectators. Racers from all over the country will be present. This is the 11th year for the race in Salisbury. More info can be found at Races take place rain or shine.


Sacred Heart’s jayvee girls won 16-5 against Salisbury Academy. Madelynn Castor and Bunny Showfety scored for the Jaguars.

• Sacred Heart’s jayvee boys won 31-28 in the final seconds against Salisbury Academy.

Charlie Barr scored nine for the Jaguars. George Fisher had eight, and Graham Smith scored five.

Salisbury Academy’s jayvees play at home on Friday against Statesville Christian.

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