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Area sports briefs

From staff reports
A week ago, Davie County’s boys basketball team shot 15-for-50, scored only 40 points and lost badly to Alexander Central.
“I thought we were better than 15-for-50,” coach Mike Absher said.
Led by Nate Jones and Jamal Mayfield, his players proved it Friday in Taylorsville by knocking down six 3-pointers in the first quarter and 13 in the game during an impressive 65-59 win over the same Alexander Central team.
Davie handed the Cougars (5-1) their first loss while the War Eagles improved to 4-3.
Jones was the Friday night hero, drilling seven 3s and scoring 22 points. Mayfield added four treys and finished with 16. Inside presence Shannon Dillard added 17.
“Offensively, we attacked their zone,” Absher said. “We’re right there as far as finishing games.”
Mayfield was coming off a 29-point effort two nights ago against Starmount. “He had a great week,” Absher said.
Absher said there are several areas of improvement: defense, rebounding and making shots. And it couldn’t have come at a better time.
“We finally got a good road win,” he said.
DAVIE COUNTY (65) ó Jones 22, Dillard 17, Mayfield 16, Redmon 5, Absdher 3, Simmons 2, Key, Neely.
ALEXANDER CENTRAL (59) ó Rodgers 20, Rousher 11, Harbert 10, James 10, Foster 6, Coleman 2.
Davie 23 13 13 16 ó 65
A. Central 8 16 21 14 ó 59
n Jayvee hoops
East Rowan’s girls defeated West Iredell 55-21 Friday.
Summer Taylor and Sydney Poole led all scorers with nine points. Taylor had six rebounds and Poole added five rebounds and three blocks.
Caroline Fry scored eight while Casey Honeycutt had six points six steals and four assists.
n Catawba change
Due to continuing issues with the gymnasium at Saint Paul’s, the Catawba-St. Paul’s women’s game on Dec. 16 has been moved to Goodman Gym.
Tip-off is at 6 p.m.
Catawba’s women play Mount Olive on Dec. 18. That game will be free to the public.
n Junior Bobcats
Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department’s Hall Gym will hold registration for the Jr. Bobcats boys, girls and coed basketball leagues from Monday, Dec. 14-Jan. 8 or until all spaces are filled.
Registration is for boys basketball, ages 13-15, girls basketball, ages 7-15, and coed basketball for ages 5-6.
Each basketball league focuses on developing fundamental skills, building character and self esteem and teaching teamwork.
Each player will receive NBA material and a Bobcats jersey. Registration fees are $35 per player for city residents and $70 for non-residents.
Practices begin the week of Jan. 25 and will be held in the evenings at Hall Gym from 5:30-8:30 p.m., with most games on Saturdays.
Contact Larry Jones (ljone@salisburync.gov) or Tim Pittman (tpitt@salisburync.gov) at (704) 638-5289 for information.

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