Area briefs: Jayvees busy
From staff reports
East Rowan’s jayvee football team defeated South Rowan 20-8 on Thursday night.
Max Allen had two rushing TDs for the Mustangs, while Trent Wood had one. The Mustangs finished 4-6.
n West Rowan finished a championship season with a 20-0 win against North Iredell on Thursday.
Brandon Ijames had a rushing TD and a 70-yard punt return for a score to lead the Falcons. Andrew Garrison scored on a short run for West (9-1).
n Salisbury thumped East Davidson 33-6 for its 18th straight CCC victory on Thursday.
Sam Humble, Kiero Cuthbertson, Travis Byrd (fumble recovery) and Samron Hillie (interception) spearheaded the Hornets’ defense.
Keion Adams scored three first-half TDs for the Hornets (8-2) on runs of 24, 18 and 62 yards.
Braylon Alexander had a 3-yard run for a TD, while Hanson “Smokey” Saryee scored on a 42-yard run.
Phillip Kennedy kicked three PATs for the Hornets, who led 27-0 at halftime.
* Damien Washington and Demetrius Jackson scored two TDs apiece to lead A.L. Brown to a 34-6 win against Concord on Thursday.
A.L. Brown rushed for 221 yards, while holding the Spiders to 57 ground yards on 25 attempts.
Jackson rushed for 91 yards on seven carries. Washington had 50 yards on five carries. J.P. Lott rushed for 45 yards, while fullback R.J. Gill blocked well and added 32 yards rushing.
The Wonders finished the season 9-1. Brown and Northwest Cabarrus tied for the championship with one loss each in the SPC. Brown beat Northwest but lost to Hickory Ridge.
– Middle school football
West Rowan’s eighth-graders defeated Erwin 20-0.
Keyows Weeks scored on a 52-yard run, Daisean Reddick caught a 49-yard pass from Nick Collins, and Derrick Fortson scored on a 47-yard run. Reddick added a 2-point conversion.
The West defense was sparked by Collins, Jesse Moore, Teoz Mauney, Fortson and Jacob Steele.
Jesse Moore made an interception.
The Bulldogs finished 6-1.
The win was the 150th win for coach Erich Epps in 22 years at West Rowan Middle. Epps’ overall record is 150-21.
Epps is assisted by James Collins.
– Catawba Blue-White
Catawba’s annual Blue-White men’s basketball game will be played on Saturday morning and will tip off at 10:30 a.m.
The basketball event will be completed prior to the Tribal Treats that precede the home football game against Lenoir-Rhyne.
Antonio Houston, Rob Fields and Dominick Reid are the leading returners from last season’s successful team and new talent has been added.
Catawba is 106-48 overall and 58-22 in the conference the past five seasons.
Coach Jim Baker’s program has qualified for the D-II regionals five of the last six seasons with two conference titles and three SAC tournament championships.
– Pfeiffer soccer
Pfeiffer’s all-conference selections in women’s soccer were first-teamers Alyssa Wombwell and Sara McCormack, second-team picks Kirsten Bartsch, Samantha Brown, Megan Reaves and Suzie Hinman and third-team choice Tiffany Caudle.
– Pfeiffer’s all-conference picks for men’s soccer were first-teamers Kash Knight and Renato Barbosa, second-team choices Alex Landim, Wilver Menacho and Alex Moreno, and third-team selections Nick Brindley and Luke Vernon.
– Local golf
McCanless Golf Club and Rolling Hills Golf Club played their annual Rolling-Mac Cup recently.
The inter-club tournament has gone back and forth through the years, with Rolling Hills winning in 2008.
This time McCanless took the Cup back with a 36-30 victory.
The first match was played at McCanless, and the second match was held at Rolling Hills.
Twenty-two teams participated.
– Men’s basketball
Boston College transfer Shamari Spears (Salisbury) led Charlotte with 26 points in 21 minutes in a 91-70 exhibition victory against J.C. Smith on Thursday.
Spears went 12-for-12 from the foul line.
K.J. Sherrill (West Rowan) had four points and four rebounds in 14 minutes.
– Women’s basketball
Duke defeated Wingate 99-31 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday in an exhibition game.
Sixth-ranked Duke led 52-18 at halftime.
Jasmine Thomas had 17 points for the Blue Devils, who had 26 steals and forced 41 turnovers.
Sophomore guard Kurie Washington led Wingate with 11 points.
Senior guard Sarah Rosser (Raleigh, N.C.) added six points for the Bulldogs, who were held to 24 percent shooting from the field.
* Tennessee beat Carson-Newman 124-34 in a Thursday exhibition.
The Vols forced 37 turnovers. Glory Johnson had 22 points for the Vols.
Tasha Phillips scored 10 for the Eagles.
– Prep football
East Rowan will begin selling tickets for tonight’s game with South Rowan in the main office on Friday morning.
The ticket price is $6, same as at the gate, but you may avoid a long line Friday night.