Area Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 6, 2007

From staff reports

Former East Rowan standout Tracey Croner scored 14 points as Guilford

(8-14, 7-10 ODAC) snapped Washington and Lee’s school-record seven-game winning streak with a 72-66 overtime victory Tuesday in Lexington, Va.

The win gives Guilford a split of the season series and ends the Quakers’ eight-game losing streak.

n NWC boys roll

The Northwest Cabarrus boys basketball team is peaking at the right time.

The Trojans routed North Iredell

95-45 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. In those four wins, Northwest Cabarrus has outscored its opponents by an average of 32.5 points per game.

The Trojans (17-6, 9-4) led 48-24 at halftime and then outscored the Raiders

25-9 in the third quarter.

Six Trojans hit double figures as Roy Allison had 16, Brian Garcia 15, Austin Wright 13, Jon Hathcock 11 and Garrett West and Ryen Black had 10 each.

n Southeast wins two

Southeast swept a seventh-grade basketball doubleheader from China Grove.

Southeast’s girls won 30-27. Sarah Holman and Doreen Richardson led the Patriots (1-2) with eight points each, while McKenzie Wolford and Chloe Monroe added six apiece.

Lauryn Miller led the Red Devils with 11 points.

The Southeast boys (1-2) won 41-40 in overtime. Louis Kraft led the Patriots with 15 points. Davie Payne followed with 11.

n Girls basketball clinic

Salisbury Parks and Recreation is holding a free Jr. Sting girls basketball clinic at Hall Gym on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. until noon.

The clinic is for girls ages 7-15 and will be conducted by Salisbury High coach Jennifer Shoaf.

n Falcon honored

Pfeiffer’s Lauren Brittingham has been named CVAC Player of the Week for women’s basketball.

The 5-foot-5 guard scored 29 points against Mount Olive and 23 against Queens.

n East Little League

The Rockwell Intercivic League has merged with East Rowan Little League.

Final sign-ups for players and coaches wishing to participate will be held Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Softball sign-ups will be held at the Rockwell Field shelter. Baseball sign-ups will be at the Faith Field shelter.

Divisions are offered for ages 5-14.

Birth certificates and proof of residency are required in order to register. Registration fees are $65 for T-ball and $75 for all other divisions.

Entry fee includes full uniform, team drink and trophy.

Contact Patty Sapp at 704-633-0311, ext. 817.

n Dixie Youth league

Kannapolis Dixie Youth baseball sign-ups will be held at the Dixie Youth concession stand at 716 Pleasant Ave. on the following days:

n Friday, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m.

n Saturday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Call 704-932-2711 for directions on the days of sign-ups.

League age is as of April 1, 2007.

Instructional League (age 4) costs $50. Coach Pitch (ages 5-6), Coach Pitch (7-8), Minors (9-10), Majors (11-12) and Dixie Boys (13-14) cost $60.

Cash only. There is a $5 discount for second child.

n AAU baseball tryouts

The Rowan Tar Heels 11-under baseball team is looking for players.

They cannot turn 12 by May 1.

Anyone interested should call Scott Setzer at 704-637-0455.

n North Hills

The North Hills varsity girls basketball team lost to Christian Family 38-27 Tuesday. Skarlett Ross paced the Eagles with eight points. Catherine Ardoin and Johanna Tansey added six for the Eagles.

The North Hills varsity boys basketball team lost to Christian Family 49-37. Wade Butner paced the Eagles with 14 points. Robert Powell had nine and Ethan Marsh eight.

* The North Hills middle school girls (12-4) defeated Statesville Montessori 27-14. Cacy Honeycutt was leading scorer with seven points. Margaret Kaufmann and Ruthann Thomas each had six.

The boys middle school team (13-4) beat Statesville Montessori 54-35. Cole Honeycutt led in scoring with 15 points. Sam Humble and Jonah Marsh scored 13 and 12.

n Salisbury Academy

Salisbury Academy’s varsity girls defeated Community Baptist 22-10 Tuesday to improve to 15-5.

n New NCCU coach

North Carolina Central named Mose Rison, a 25-year coaching veteran, as the school’s 19th head football coach Tuesday in Durham.

Rison, a cousin of former NFL wide receiver Andre Rison, served as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach during the Eagles’ historic 11-1 campaign in 2006. He steps in for Rod Broadway, who accepted the head coaching position at Grambling State on Jan. 18.

Rison had been serving as interim head coach since Broadway’s departure.

n Spencer Little League

Spencer Little League will register for spring baseball and softball programs on Feb. 9 from 4-8 p.m. and Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Eighth Street Ballpark in Spencer.

Cost of registration is $40 for ages 8-12 and $60 for ages 13-16. League age is as of April 30, 2007. Contact William Noles at 704-633-0151 or Chris Fries at 704-637-2766.

n Franklin-Ellis

Franklin-Ellis Little League sign-ups are at KidSports through Feb. 10. The fee is $50.