• 48°

Moir boys, team-by-team

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

Comments

Comments closed.

News

Racial bias ‘deeply entrenched’ in report critical of Apex Police Department

Nation/World

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Elections

City council again dismisses idea of adding new member, focus now on recommendation to delay elections

Business

‘Let’s make some money:’ Loosened restrictions praised by bar owners, baseball team

High School

Salisbury High bucks historical trend in dominant shutout of West Rowan

Enochville

Garage declared total loss after Enochville fire

Crime

Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates

Coronavirus

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week

Crime

Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station

Crime

Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor

Crime

Road rage incident results in assault charges

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

News

Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need

Education

Education shoutouts

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

Local

March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Education

Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships

Education

Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors

Education

Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program

Nation/World

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push

Nation/World

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Nation/World

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Nation/World

FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID