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Briefs: Pfeiffer women win

From staff reports

Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball team got 21 points from reserve Lauren Brittingham and beat Francis Marion 82-60 in Florence, S.C. on Thursday.

Pfeiffer (8-2) led 47-21 at halftime. The Falcons benefited from 16 points and six rebounds from Raven Truslow and 14 points and four assists from Tamara Clay.

College hoops

Ashley Watkins (Salisbury) scored 12 points for Queens in a 64-56 victory over North Greenville on Thursday.

* Allison Schafer (Davie County) scored 18 points and had six rebounds for Mars Hill in a 80-67 loss to University of Charleston on Wednesday.

* Sophilia Hipps (North Rowan) had eight points and five rebounds for South Carolina State in a 42-33 loss to Delaware State on Wednesday.

* N.C. State’s Shayla Fields (Salisbury) was held to two points in an 80-61 loss to No. 1 Maryland on Wednesday.

* Maggie Rich (East Rowan) scored three points for Campbell in a 59-53 loss to North Florida on Thursday.

* Brittany Roberson (West Rowan) had three points for Lees-McRae in a 90-37 loss to Division-I Radford on Thursday.

* Avery Patterson (A.L. Brown) scored six points for St. John’s in a 64-53 victory over DePaul on Wednesday.

Carson boys

Sophomore Brandon Ferguson scored 19 points and freshman Darius Moose had 13 points in Carson’s 75-56 NPC boys basketball loss to Lake Norman on Wednesday.

Carson (1-11, 0-3) trailed 37-34 at halftime and faced a single-digit deficit with six minutes left.

“Then Lake Norman just got a bunch of offensive rebounds, and things snowballed,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “We always talk about getting to the fourth quarter in position to win. We were in position, but then we had a bad fourth quarter.”

Ferguson did most of his damage in the first half before the Wildcats started concentrating on him defensively.

“We’re still having trouble finishing and playing the full 32 minutes,” Perry said. “We’ve got to do better rebounding and defending.”

Things don’t get easier for the Cougars tonight when they play host to league-leading West Rowan.

Comets split

Alexis Atkins scored eight points to lead North Stanly to a 33-29 girls basketball win over Ledford on Thursday.

* Taylor Walser scored 18 points to lead Ledford’s boys to a 56-48 win over the Comets.

Jeremy Harris led the Comets with 15 points.

Hornets top East

Salisbury’s jayvee girls basketball team beat East Rowan 71-65 on Wednesday.

Cherrelle Ross and Symane Knox scored 20 points apiece for the Hornets.

Madalyn File’s 24 points led East. Tempest Means (19), Mackenzie Holshouser (10) and Madelyn Sifford (eight) were the scoring leaders for the Mustangs.

South boys win

South Rowan’s jayvee boys basketball team beat R.J. Reynolds 63-61 on Wednesday.

Jason Grant had 13 points for the Raiders, who have won nine in a row.

North Hills sweeps

The North Hills Middle boys basketball team defeated Statesville Montessori 45-41.

Cole Honeycutt scored 14 points for the Eagles (7-2). Tripp Caldwell made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points. Jonah Marsh (eight points) and Gavin Bennett (six) also had nice games.

* The North Hills girls defeated Statesville Montessori 16-13. Margarett Kaufmann and Cacy Honeycutt led the scoring. Laura Butner and Grace Fazia controlled the boards.

Erwin, West split

Erwin’s girls beat West Rowan Middle 37-27 in eighth-grade girls basketball.

Kristen Hatley scored 14 points for the Eagles (6-4, 6-3). Taylor Honeycutt had seven points and six steals. Mallory Drew had eight steals. Abby Hogg and Olivia Sabo had five rebounds apiece.

Isis Miller had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-6, 4-5). Allison Parker had six rebounds. Leighann Watson had five points.

* West’s boys won 46-22 with Clifford Long getting 10 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (9-1, 8-1). B.J. Sherrill had nine points and 12 boards. Kevin Turner had seven points. John Knox had six.

Chandler Spry had six points for the Eagles (1-9, 1-8). Jamey Blalock had five points and nine rebounds.

Devil wrestlers win

China Grove’s wrestling team defeated North Rowan Middle 63-24. The Red Devils (8-1) will compete on Monday at home against Southeast.

Results are in Scoreboard.

North boosters

The North Rowan High School boosters club will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. in the media center. New members are welcome.

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