Area Sports Briefs: North girls get CCC win
From staff reports
North Rowan’s girls basketball team beat Lexington 50-37 on the road for their first CCC victory on Thursday.
North, which put up 25 points in the fourth quarter, got double-figure scoring from Quon Cuthbertson (13 points), Teaunna Cuthbertson (12) and Symphony Roberts (11).
Tiffany Brown chipped in with a season-high nine points, including a big 3 in the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers (3-13, 1-6).
Dominique Murphy scored 18 points for Lexington (0-15, 0-7).
“I think we came out a little slowly in the first half,” North coach Tony Hillian said. “In the second half we stopped turning the ball over so much and played some really good basketball.”
NORTH ROWAN (50) ó Q. Cuthberson 13, T. Cuthberson 12, Roberts 11, Brown 9, Ellis 3, Gregory 2, Bethea, Rhinehart.
LEXINGTON (37) ó Murphy 18, Roberts 11, Richards 4, Chisholm 3, Powell 1, Jones, Kelly, Morris.
N. Rowan 15 15 7 11 ó 50
Lexington 19 22 16 19 ó 37
– North boys thumped
North Rowan’s boys lost their fifth straight, falling to Lexington 74-48 Thursday in a game that was postponed by weather on Tuesday.
The game got away from the Cavaliers in the second quarter when they failed to execute against Lexington’s fullcourt press.
Julian Hicks led the Cavs (5-11, 2-5) with 12 points. Lamonte Bell and Javon Hargrave had 10 apiece.
Quondarius Crump and Sydney Challenger led the way for Lexington with 17 points each.
“We just did not play very well, but give Lexington the credit,” North coach Kelly Everhart said. “They forced us into a bunch of turnovers and shot the ball extremely well.”
Lexington plays its third game in three nights tonight at home against East Davidson.
NORTH ROWAN (48) ó Hicks 12, Bell 10, Hargrave 10, Hipps 6, Blakeney 5, Feezor 3, Sims 2, Rhames, Vogel.
LEXINGTON (74) ó Crump 17, Challenger 17, Curry 13, Boger 8, Parson 7, Holmes 4, Pompey 4, McCown 2, Todd 2, Vinson.
N. Rowan 15 15 7 11 ó 48
Lexington 19 22 16 19 ó 74
– Wonders win
Jacob Newman had 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead A.L. Brown to a 62-59 SPC win against Anson on Thursday at Bullock Gym.
Demarcus Phifer had 15 points for the Wonders (7-5, 5-3), who won their third straight.
– Livingstone hoops
Livingstone’s men downed CIAA foe Virginia State 87-84 at Trent Gym on Thursday.
Sean Booker and Calvin Gunning scored 23 points each for the Blue Bears. Tayloe Taylor had 11 points and 12 assists.
J.C. Chaney scored 21 points for the Trojans.
Livingstone (7-7) welcomes Shaw on Saturday.
* Livingstone’s women lost to Virginia State 76-65.
Asheka Hudson led the Blue Bears with 19 points, and Montiya Harrison scored 14.
Katania Walker poured in 29 for Virginia State.
– Pfeiffer basketball
Pfeiffer’s men’s lost to Anderson 122-119 in overtime on Thursday.
Jeff Pettiway scored 26 points for the Falcons, while Robert McGriff had 21, but Anderson shot 59 percent.
Brandon Young scored 31 points for the Trojans.n Pfeiffer’s women’s team lost to Anderson 83-66 on Thursday.
Devona Knight scored 21 points for the Falcons, and Shanee Purnell had 12.
– College baseball
Conference Carolina coaches voted Pfeiffer tied for fourth in the preseason poll.
Mount Olive got the nod as favorite. MO was followed by Erskine and Belmont Abbey. Pfeiffer tied with Barton.
– 8th-grade hoops
Tyesha Phillips had 15 points and nine steals to help Southeast’s girls beat China Grove 39-17 on Thursday.
Allison Blackwell had 14 points, seven rebounds six steals and four assists for the Patriots (8-4). Sidney Grkman had six rebounds.
Courtney Sweeney had nine points for China Grove.
– Connor Bridges scored 18 points to lead China Grove’s boys to a 44-40 win over Southeast.
Malachi Parker added nine, Jacob Morrison eight and Josh Medlin six for China Grove.
Travis Abbitt scored 15 points, and Casey Stiller had 10 for the Patriots.
* Erwin’s girls downed Corriher-Lipe 38-18.
Jessica Rummage led Erwin with seven points. Bobbi Thomas had six points, eight rebounds and four steals for the Eagles (8-6, 7-5). Casey Gullett and Mandasia Parks scored six points apiece. Sydney Poole blocked eight shots.
Maria Gaddy scored six points for Corriher-Lipe (3-9).
* Corriher-Lipe’s boys held off Erwin 47-45. Erwin missed three shots in the final seconds.
Dylan Goodman scored 23 points for the Yellow Jackets. Nathan Lambert added six.
Erwin (0-14, 0-12) was led by Dalton Moose with 11 points and seven rebounds. Tyler L’Hommedieu had 10 points, six rebounds, six steals and four assists. Kyle Leslie scored seven points. Deepan Patel got six points, and Dalton Bost grabbed six rebounds.
* The middle school tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Salisbury High School.