Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Hunter Morrison scored 32 points, 25 in the fourth quarter, as South Rowan’s boys basketball team rallied to beat A.L. Brown 89-77 on Wednesday at the South gym.
“Hunter just hit everything in the fourth quarter and knocked down all his foul shots,” South coach John Davis said.
The outburst was two short of Morrison’s career high.
Addison Corriher scored a career-best 17 for the Raiders (4-3). Reid Shaver added 15 points.
“Addison fought for a lot of second-chance points,” Davis said.
B.J. Grant only had two points, but they came on a “thunder dunk.”
A.L. Brown (2-3) led 43-36 at halftime, but it was outscored 35-19 in the fourth quarter. South wiped out a 10-point deficit with five minutes left and won going away.
Demarcus “Smoke” Phifer had 18 points for the Wonders. Zach Fesperman scored 15, and Jaques Deese had 14.
Brown had won the earlier meeting in Kannapolis.
A.L. BROWN (77) ó Phifer 18, Fesperman 15, Deese 14, Watson 9, Chapman 9, Newman 3, Jones 3, Massey 2.
SOUTH (89) ó Morrison 32, Corriher 17, Shaver 15, Houston 9, Davis 7, Walker 5, Johnson 2, Grant 2.
A.L. Brown 22 21 15 19 ó 77
S. Rowan 18 18 18 35 ó 89
– South girls win
A big third quarter carried South Rowan’s girls (5-2) to a 57-44 victory against A.L. Brown.
Taylor May had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Raiders (5-2).
Kayla Morrow had a career-best 10 points, and Sam Goins had her best game with nine points.
Nikki Graham hit a deep 3 to seal the victory for the Raiders.
A.L. BROWN (44) ó Allison 12, Harris 7, McGuine 5, Clowney 5, Lott 4, Parker 3, Tuttle 3, Blakeney 3, Cunningham 2. SOUTH (57) ó May 18, Morrow 10, Goins 9, K. Haywood 8, Graham 7, Garrett 5.
A.L. Brown 8 9 9 18 ó 44
S. Rowan 10 7 24 16 ó 57
– West girls fall
Janna Dixon made a game-winning shot with four seconds left to lift Davie County to a 51-50 overtime victory over West Rowan’s girls basketball team on Wednesday in Mocksville.
Ayana Avery had 17 points for the Falcons (3-3), and Mila Simmons had a career-best 16. Sarah Evans scored 12 to lead Davie (4-4). Mechel Gadson had 10.
– JV basketball
Salisbury’s jayvee girls basketball team remained undefeated with a 39-25 win over Ledford.
The Hornets (5-0, 1-0 CCC) were led by Doreen Richardson with 11 points and Najwa Allison with 10.
– Salisbury’s jayvee boys fell to Ledford 58-54 and fell to 3-2, 0-1.
Forrest Wilkins and Dejoun Jones scored 19 each for the Hornets.
– Stallions hoops
The Cabarrus-Rowan Homeschool Stallions won earlier this week.
The varsity boys beat Grace Academy 86-76.
Christian Hicks led the way for the Stallions with 29 points.
Tim Coleman added 22 and K.P. Hicks 13 for the Stallions (4-6).
The varsity girls won 35-23 and improved to 5-3. Hannah Holm scored 21 and Rebecca Bare six for the winners.
– The Stallion middle school boys beat St. Ann’s Catholic 40-16. Jordan Long scored 10 for the Stallions (4-6), while Grant Stroller had eight.
– FCS All-Americans
Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards and defensive back Mark LeGree made the 2008 Associated Press FCS All-America first team, and ASU offensive lineman Jonathan Bieschke made second team.
– Pfeiffer rolls
Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team forced 42 turnovers and beat Columbia Union 96-65 on Tuesday.
Pfeiffer (4-1) shot 63 percent in the second half. Chris Woods scored 18 points on 9-for-11 shooting in 19 minutes.
Davon Gilland had 18 points and seven steals.
– Cactus Bowl
Tusculum’s Corey Russell and Justin Scott, Mars Hill’s George Washington and Chris Dowdell, Carson-Newman’s Otis Ballard and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Barry Tate will play in the 2009 Valero Cactus Bowl, the top Division II All-Star Game on Jan. 9 in Kingsville, Texas.
– Griffith honored
Greensboro College’s Drew Griffith (Salisbury) was named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association College Division All-State soccer team.
The Kannapolis Intimidators announced Alex Gyr will serve as its Broadcaster and Media Relations Director for the 2009 season. Gyr will handle all play-by-play duties this season, while also taking charge of the media relations department.
Gyr, 23, joins the Intimidators after a season calling games for the Lakewood BlueClaws, Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.
He is a graduate of Stanford.
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