• 50°

Moir girls, team-by-team

No. 1 North Rowan

Record: 8-1

Season record vs. Moir teams: 5-1

All-time record in Moir: 29-42

Coach: Mike White (sixth season at North, 86-54, one Moir title)

Top player: Senior guard Shemieka Brown (19.0 points) leads the county in scoring

Underrated player: Senior post player Sierra Ingram (12.6 points) provides just about an automatic double-double

Wild card: When young guard JaQuanta Wilks (5.3 points) is hitting, the Cavaliers are hard to contain

Best game: Whipped Ledford in a big CCC game

Worst game: Fell by 17 early at West Rowan

Key to winning tournament: Lots of points from Brown and dominate the glass with three powerful inside players

Last Moir title: 2002

Last Moir MVP: South Carolina State freshman Sophilia Hipps in 2002

Last championship game appearance: Lost to Salisbury in 2005

Moir titles: 3

No. 2 Salisbury

Record: 6-2

Season record vs. Moir teams: 3-0

All-time record in Moir: 25-44

Coach: Jennifer Shoaf (11th season, 147-122, three Moir titles)

Top players: Shooting guard Kwameshia Hicks (13.9 points) and point guard Shi-Heria Shipp (10.1 points)

Underrated player: De’Rya Wylie (8.0 points) rebounds and defends

Wild card: Bubbles Phifer (6.4 points) has serious speed and quickness and could break loose at anytime

Best games: Won on the road at Statesville, and strong defense made a good Concord team look awful

Worst game: Couldn’t make a layup or a free throw in home loss to Statesville

Key to winning tournament: It probably comes down to Salisbury and North in the final, so can the Hornets rebound against the much broader Cavs and can they keep Brown under her average?

Last Moir title: 2005

Last MVP: Queens freshman Ashley Watkins in 2005

Moir titles: 4 (3 in a row)

No. 3 West Rowan

Record: 4-4

Record vs. No. 6 East Rowan in Moir: 4-11

Season record vs. Moir teams: 4-2

All-time record in Moir: 35-38

Coach: Bob Blake (2nd year, 21-11)

Top player: Brooke Taylor (15.1 points) when she’s 100 percent, but she has a bad wrist

Underrated player: Senior post player Rhonda Turner (8.0 points) has performed well

Wild card: Guard Erin Foster (6.3 points) has enjoyed spectacular games and had flat ones

Best game: Handed North Rowan its only loss

Worst games: Lost to West Iredell at home by two and to Statesville on the road by 20

Key to winning tournament: Would need three great games from Taylor and Rachel Graham

Last Moir title: 1996

Last MVP: Ebony Pharr (1996), now an assistant at Carson

Last championship game appearance: Lost to Salisbury in 2003

Moir titles: 3

No. 4 South Rowan

Record: 5-5

Season record vs. Moir teams: 2-4

All-time record in Moir: 31-37

Coach: Jim Brooks (second season, 12-22)

Top players: Taylor May (10.5 points) and Katherine Van Wieren (10.6 points)

Underrated player: South is competitive when Kim Wilson (6.7 points) shoots well

Wild card: Katie Wise (6.0 points) is slowed by a bad ankle, but at 6-3 she can be an intimidating shot-blocker

Best game: Probably a 60-51 loss at North Rowan

Worst game: Out-hustled in a 34-24 home loss to Davie

Key to winning tournament: Get every rebound; make every layup

Last Moir title: 1991

Last MVP: Tracy Connor

Last championship game appearance: Lost to East in 2001

Moir titles: 4

No. 5 Davie County

Record: 4-7

vs. No. 4 South in Moir: 9-2

Season record vs. Moir teams: 1-1

All-time record in Moir vs Rowan teams: 39-30

Coach: Debbie Evans (first year, 4-7)

Top player: Meisha Fowler (13.9 points) is headed for a 1,000-point career

Underrated player: Sarah Evans looks like a talent

Wild card: Post player Joni Garrett has scored 12 points twice and two twice

Best game: Beat a pretty good North Iredell team

Worst game: Lost by 37 to Lake Norman

Key to winning tournament: Fowler would have to be on fire for three days

Last Moir title: 2000

Last MVP: Brittany Walker

Last championship game appearance: Lost to North in 2002

Moir titles: 6

No. 6 East Rowan

Record: 3-6

vs. No. 3 West in Moir: 11-4

Season record vs. Moir teams: 2-5

All-time record in Moir: 56-25

Coach: Karen Garmon (second year, 15-20)

Top player: Ashley Collins (13.2 points) has scored in double figures eight times

Underrated player: Post player Lauren Cress (6.7 points) has had some big games

Wild card: Katelynne Poole (11.1 points) hurt an ankle before the tournament

Best game: Likely a 63-57 loss to North Rowan

Worst game: Scored only 28 points against Salisbury

Key to winning tournament: Shoot the lights out

Last Moir title: 2001

Last MVP: Campbell junior Maggie Rich in 2001

Last championship game appearance: 2001

Moir titles: 10 (17 title-game appearances)

No. 7 Carson

Record: 0-8

Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-4

Coach: Former East guard Brooke Misenheimer

Top player: Mackenzie White (16.5)

Underrated player: Charlena Lynn (7.6 points) is a solid rebounder underneath

Best game: 45-33 loss at West Iredell

Worst game: 79-37 loss at South Stanly


Comments closed.


Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 positives reported in county this week


Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep


Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County


Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes


Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds


Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study


Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options


Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery


Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat


Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods


PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday


Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked


29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported


Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes


Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station


The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road



High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West


Salisbury to show off new fire station


Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month


City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color


Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association


Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget


Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury