Area Sports Briefs

East Rowan’s girls outscored Hickory Ridge 18-8 in the fourth quarter in a 51-46 Southern Piedmont Conference victory on the road.

Shenell Pharr scored a team-high 16 points and Kelli Fisher netted 15 for the Mustangs.


Richmond signee Karleigh Wike grabbed 15 rebounds and scored eight points. East improved to 7-0 and 4-0 in conference play.

“We needed a game like that,” East coach Danielle Porter said. “Defensively, we showed some maturity and grew up as a team.”

Laura McManimen and Kiana Davis each scored 13 points for Hickory Ridge. The Mustangs play at Northwest Cabarrus Tuesday.

E. ROWAN (51) — Shenell Pharr 16, Fisher 15, Wike 8, Shenique Pharr 5, Lowe 4, Ajayi 3, McCree.

HICKORY RIDGE (46) — McManimen 13, Davis 13, Evans 6, Brown 4, Means 4, Miller 2, Ratliff 2, Rowden 2, McLendon, Wallace, Jones.

E.Rowan 13 14 6 18 — 51

H. Ridge 9 15 14 8 — 46

• East Rowan’s boys cut a Hickory Ridge lead to two points three times in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get stops in a 61-48 loss to Hickory Ridge.

HR’s Avery Metcalf scored 18 to lead all scorers.

Donte Means scored 11 to lead the Mustangs.

HR led 29-24 at halftime.

“We missed a dozen shots within 4 feet,” East coach Trey Ledbetter said. “You’ve got to make those.”

East fell to 2-5 on the year and is 0-4 in the SPC.

EAST ROWAN (48) — Means 11, Sa. Wyrick 7, Se. Wyrick 6, Corpening 6, Wyse 5, Love 4, Soles 4, Moses 3, Bale 2.

HICKORY RIDGE (61) — Av. Metcalf 18, Hugh 11, Garner 11, Stowe 10, Tibbs 6, Meertins 2, Chapman 2.

E.Rowan 14 10 11 13 — 48

H. Ridge 14 15 14 18 — 61

•Peyton Sell scored 42 points on nine 3-pointers, but Davie County’s boys fell 97-80 to North Davidson Friday in CPC action.

Caleb Moore led North with 19 points and Brandon Easter pitched in 15. The War Eagles fell to 1-6 and 0-2 in the CPC.

N. DAVIDSON (97) — Moore 19, Easter 15, Cunningham 10, Santana 10, McCary 9, Bryan 8, C. Easter 7, Dalton 6, Hicks 5, Gilyard 4, Thomas 2, McDowell 2, Aderounma.

DAVIE COUNTY (80) — Sell 42, McDaniel 8, Dalton 7, Starnes 6, Slabach 6, Bennett 4, Redmond 3, Poole 3, Mua, Cunningham, Miller.

N. Davidson 24 21 26 26 — 97

Davie Co. 18 18 19 25 — 80

• Ivey Carney scored a season-high 19 points, but Davie County lost to North Davidson 71-59 in CPC action in Mocksville on Friday.

• J.M. Robinson’s boys defeated Vance 70-61 Friday.

The Bulldogs dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring Vance 26-9 to secure the win in their MECKA opener.

Connor Boothe poured in 23 points with freshman Lavar Batts Jr. offering 17 for Robinson (4-3, 1-0).

Torin Dorn Jr. scored 21 points to lead Vance.

• A.L. Brown’s girls lost to North Meck 74-47. Mount Tabor’s won 71-70 against West Forsyth.

Middle school girls

China Grove’s girls pulled out a 26-23 overtime victory against Southeast.

Anne Turney scored 12 for the Red Devils and Riley Corriher had seven.

Alexander Linder led the Patriots with seven points.

• Middle school reports can be sent to sports@salisburypost.com.

Jayvee hoops

Alejandra Street made a last-second shot to lift Carson’s girls to a win against West Rowan.

• Brenden Westbrook scored 22 points to lead Carson’s jayvee boys to a 52-49 win against West Rowan.

Grayson Whicker added 10 for the Cougars, and Khalid Myers scored six.

Amara Morris led West with 10. Javon Quarles added eight.

NWC alumni game

Northwest Cabarrus is having its first first annual alumni basketball game Stoday at 5 p.m. at the Northwest Gym.

The game is a fundraiser for the basketball team.

Some of the 1998 SPC champs are playing together for the first time in 15 years. Greg McKenzie, who coached the 1998 team, is planning to attend.

Hurley YMCA

Registration has begun at the J.F. Hurley YMCA for boys basketball for ages 7-14.

Registration is open until Jan. 12. This is a introductory league teaching teamwork and fundamentals as well as YMCA principles. The cost is $36 for members and $60 for potential members. For more information, contact Phillip Hilliard at 704-636-0111 or philliard@rowanymca.org

Also, the Hurley Y is running a Little Hoops clinic for boys and girls, ages 5-6. This clinic includes fundamentals, practices and controlled scrimmages to introduce the game of basketball.

East YMCA

The Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, East Rowan Branch, is registering for boys basketball.

This league teaches basketball skills and fundamentals along with YMCA core values. Games and practices are on weekdays.

The league is for grades 2-8, ages 7-14. Registration ends Dec. 21. Practice beings Jan. 6. The season begins Jan. 20.

Register at the East Y or online at www.rowanymca.org. Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.org.

Prep football

CHAPEL HILL — Lamar Raynard’s 38-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Manning with 1:04 left helped T.W. Andrews beat Monroe 18-14 on Friday night in the Class 2-AA North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship game.

Raynard threw three touchdown passes for Andrews (14-1).

which won its third state title and first since 1991.

Marquell Cartwright rushed for 179 yards for Andrews, which won its 14th straight game after beating its previous 13 opponents by an average of 41 points.

Chase Bynum rushed for 131 yards for Monroe (11-4). His 12-yard touchdown run with 6:03 left put the Redhawks up 14-12.

Monroe advanced to the T.W. Andrews 27 before Devon Underwood’s game-ending sack of Zephaniah Wall.

Raynard also threw TDs of 28 yards to Justin Lea and 8 yards to Daquan Wade.

Tre’Shun Wynn had a 4-yard touchdown run for Monroe, which lost in its only other finals appearance in 1989.

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