• 68°

Prep Basketball: Salisbury girls 42, Central Davidson 8

By Bret Strelow
bstrelow@salisburypost.com
LEXINGTON ó With Salisbury’s girls playing suffocating defense, Central Davidson registered two more field goals than Hornets guard Bubbles Phifer.A limping Phifer sat out the entire game with an injury.
Shi-Heria Shipp provided the scoring punch as Salisbury set a school record for fewest points allowed in its 42-8 victory against the Spartans on Friday. The previous mark of nine was established earlier this season in the Hornets’ 91-point win against South Mecklenburg.
“We hammer that all the time ó defense, defense, defense,” Salisbury coach Andrew Mitchell said. “I think when we get a little time over the break we’ll go back and focus a little more on our offense. “We work so hard in practice to make the offense look ugly, when we get to the game, our offense looks ugly. The other team’s offense looks ugly, too.”
Central went 0-for-20 from the field in the first half and trailed 20-3 at the break.
Lydian Beck swished a 3-pointer with 6:34 left in the third quarter, and Salisbury (8-0, 2-0 CCC) had limited the Spartans (4-4, 0-1) to a 1-for-36 showing prior to Jazmine Charles’ layup with 22 seconds remaining in the contest.
“It’s something to take pride in, but it’s not like we’re trying to keep ’em under 10 points,” Shipp said. “We just go out and play defense as best we can. When you look up at the scoreboard and it’s eight or nine, it’s good defense.”
The Spartans scored the first point, and Salisbury didn’t scratch until 3:27 remained in the opening quarter.
Central wanted to hold for one shot in the final 25 seconds of the period. Two steals from Shipp turned into a layup and a pair of free throws.
Shipp led the Hornets with 18 points and six steals. Mitchell said he hopes to have Phifer, the team’s leading scorer, back by the start of the Christmas tournament.
“I think she just needs a little time off,” Mitchell said. “It’s hard to say, and she’s been sick. We just felt like a few days would do her good.”
SALISBURY (42) ó Shipp 18, N.Phifer 4,Ay.Holmes 4, As.Holmes 4, Wylie 4, Pearson 3, Miller 2, Heilig 2, Rice 1, Young, Ross.
C. DAVIDSON (8) ó L.Beck 4, Charles 2, Reid 2, Guterman, Ch.Tysinger, Hall, Ca.Tysinger, Baldwin, Tuttle, Jernigan, E.Beck.Salisbury 15 5 13 9 ó 42
C. Davidson 1 3 3 2 ó 8

Comments

Comments closed.

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

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity

Coronavirus

Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper announces end to curfew, changes to restrictions affecting bars, high school sports

Crime

Blotter: Two charged after call about package

Crime

Salisbury Police investigating two shootings

Crime

Chase involving Kernersville man ends in woods behind Carson High School

News Main

North Rowan girls end season with playoff loss to Murphy

Education

Rowan-Salisbury EC department plunges in place after raising $1,300 for Special Olympics