Moir boys, team-by-team

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 26, 2006

No. 1 East Rowan

Record: 8-1

Season record vs. Moir teams: 6-1

All-time record in Moir: 33-48

Coach: Greg McKenzie (third year at East, 50-16)

Top player: Point guard Spenser Davis (56 assists, nine turnovers) makes the Mustangs go

Underrated player: Trey Holmes (4.8 points) was spectacular off the bench in a big win over R.J. Reynolds

Wild card: Guard Justin Vanderford has scored as many as 29 points, as few as six

MVP candidates: Davis, Vanderford (16.8 points), Kurt Misenheimer (12.2 points), Shawn Eagle (12.0 points), Kenan McKenzie (11.6 points)

Best games: Beat Reynolds and West Rowan

Worst game: None so far

Key to winning tournament: Control tempo and make 3-pointers

Last Moir title: 1975

Last MVP: Former South Rowan football coach Rick Vanhoy

Last coach to win Moir: Gilbert Sprinkle

Last championship game appearance: Lost to West in 2005

Moir titles: 1

No. 2 West Rowan

Record: 7-1

Record vs. No. 7 North in Moir: 7-8

Season record vs. Moir teams: 5-1

All-time record in Moir: 46-32

Coach: Mike Gurley (10th season at West, 210-53, four Moir titles)

Top player: Senior Jamel Carpenter (15.8) is still the man for the Falcons

Underrated player: Center K.J. Sherrill (15.4 points) is becoming a dominant inside force as a sophomore

Wild card: Senior shooter Zack Martin (6.4 points) adds a dimension when he’s making 3-pointers

MVP candidates: Carpenter, Sherrill, quick freshman point guard K.P. Parks (11.1 points)

Best game: Beat East Rowan at home

Worst game: Struggled to a one-point win against winless North Rowan

Key to winning tournament: Pound teams on the glass and look for Carpenter in the fourth quarter

Last Moir title: 2005

Last Moir MVP: Carpenter

Moir titles: 10

No. 3 Salisbury

Record: 4-4

Season record vs. Moir teams: 1-2

All-time record in Moir: 47-33

Coach: Jason Causby (third year, 29-30)

Top players: Senior guard Doug Campbell (15.1 points) and senior post player Joe Allen (15.8 points)

Underrated player: Zac Rose (6.1 points) has made real strides

Wild card: Sophomore Brandon Abel (9.5 points) scored 11 points in a quarter against high-flying 3A power Concord

Best game: Thrashed East Davidson

Worst game: Put up only 39 points in a loss to East Rowan

Key to winning tournament: Take advantage of having four good big guys in the paint — Allen, Abel, Rose and shot-blocker Nick White (6.2 points)

Last Moir title: 1997

Last MVP: Former UTEP star Leonard Owens

Last championship game appearance: 2003

Moir titles: 10

No. 4 South Rowan

Record: 5-5

Season record vs. Moir teams: 4-2

All-time record in Moir: 37-44

Coach: John Davis (eighth season, 66-111)

Top players: Point guard David Wolford (13.7 points) and athletic shooter Wesley Honeycutt (17.7 points)

Underrated player: Michael Morgan (5.8 points) does a little bit of everything

Wild card: Derek Davis (10.6 points) started strong but hasn’t shot well lately

Best game: Blew out Mooresville at home

Worst game: Wiped out in second half at A.L. Brown

Key to winning tournament: Make 3s, lots of defense from Bo Caldwell (5.3 points)

Last Moir title: 1995

Last MVP: Jason Crook

Last championship game appearance: Lost to West Rowan in 2002

Moir titles: 1

No. 5 Davie County

Record: 4-7

Record vs. No. 4 South in Moir: 3-11

Season record vs. Moir teams: 1-1

All-time record in Moir vs Rowan teams: 29-35

Coach: Mike Absher (fourth year, two Moir titles)

Top player: Sophomore guard Drew Absher (17.4 points)

Underrated player: Eric Lowery (6.3 points) has had several double-figure assist games

Wild card: Post player Darius Hall (13.5 points) has scored as many as 27, but as few as seven

Best game: Win at Mooresville

Worst game: 18-point loss to North Iredell

Key to winning tournament: Hall would have to have games like his MVP brother Cliff Burns did in 2003

Last Moir title: 2004

Moir titles: 4

No. 6 Carson

Record: 0-8

Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-4

Coach: Former East Rowan star Brian Perry

Top player: Sophomore Brandon Ferguson (19.6 points) is the county’s leading scorer

Underrated player: Freshman Darius Moose (9.7 points)

is looking better every game

Best game: Made strong second-half run at West Iredell

Worst game: A 12-point loss at South Stanly

No. 7 North Rowan

Record: 0-9

Record vs. No. 2 West in Moir: 7-8

Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-5

All-time record in Moir: 39-38

Coach: Kelly Everhart (ninth season, 108-90, one Moir title)

Top player: Steady Daniel Griffith (11.0 points)

Underrated player: Freshman Winslow Cherry (10.8 points) will be a force in the near future

Wild card: Spencer Sheets (12.8 points) has highs of 22 and 30 points and lows of zero and five

Best games: Went down to the wire with West and South

Worst game: 30-point loss to East Rowan to open season

Last Moir title: 2000

Last MVP: Marcus Lawing

Last championship game appearance: 2000

Moir titles: 6

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