Area briefs: Erwin wins battle of unbeatens
From staff reports
Erwin’s girls basketball team won a battle of unbeatens Monday, defeating visiting Knox 52-32.
Erwin (8-0, 6-0) won its 21st straight regular-season game over two seasons. The Eagles were led by Lauren Thomas’ 22 points and 12 rebounds. Karleigh Wike also had a double-double with 14 points, 23 rebounds and four blocked shots. Katie Kepley had eight points and nine boards. Josie McNeely contributed six assists.
Knox (5-1) was paced by Brielle Blaire with 12 points. Nyasia Harris followed with nine points. Blaire and Cheyenne Gloster were the leading rebounders.
* Knox’s boys beat Erwin 51-36. Tradis Wesley scored 16 points for the Trojans, while Phillip Thompson had 10. John Canipe and Jaquez Finger added nine and eight, respectively.Donte Means scored 13 points for Erwin (1-7, 1-5). Dock Corpening had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. Chris Patterson scored six points.
* Mike Connor scored 19 points as North Rowan’s boys beat Corriher-Lipe 66-20.
Michael Bowman had nine points, while Kasuan Coney and Mike Bost scored eight each.
Dalton Carter scored 11 points for Corriher-Lipe.
– Prep wrestling
West Rowan finished seventh at the 13-team St. Stephens Invitational on Saturday.
Alex Yost (112 pounds), Steven Crandall (140), Daniel Taggart (145) and Luke Miller (152) had third-place finishes to lead the Falcons.
* West’s Adam Ratledge (112), Cody McIntyre (135), Matthew Choi (171) and Donte Reddick (189) finished first at the jayvee tournament at St. Stephens.
Zack Rosario (152) and Bransyn Motley (160) finished second. Christian Martinez (112) and Ben Wilson (145) placed third, while Adam Fessler (140) and Hobie Proctor (152) placed fourth.
– College baseball
Pitcher Nick Daniels (NW Cabarrus, Kannapolis Legion) was one of 21 Appalachian State athletes receiving degrees at commencement ceremonies Sunday.
Football quarterback Armanti Edwards was the highest-profile graduate.
– Middle wrestling
China Grove’s wrestlers topped West Rowan 48-47.
Tyler Sywenky, Noah Teeter, Zack Russell, Brandon Lemmon, Wood Poteat, Nick Collins, Trey Brawley and Justin Gummo were among the standouts.
West (4-3, 3-3) wrestles Wednesday at North Davie.
– North Hills
The North Hills girls basketball team defeated Sacred Heart 41-20.
Leading scorers for the Eagles were Candace-Craig Lyerly with 18 points and nine rebounds and Natalie Whicker with 17 points and five rebounds.
Thirty-six GARS members played at Crescent Golf Club on Monday.
Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 65.81 was Winsten Mahaffey.
Low ‘B’ Flight player was Tony LaBarbera with a net of 68.87.
Low ‘C’ Flight player was Ron Ervin with a net of 69.29.
Low ‘D’ player was Guy Schenk with a net of 75.09.
– Mendez tournament
Community School of Davidson defeated Sacred Heart 56-48 in the boys championship game of the Paul Mendez Tournament.
Eric Edwards hit four 3-pointers and scored 19 points for Sacred Heart. Banks Fisher had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Tylan Murrell scored 20 for Community School.
Cabarrus-Rowan Home School beat the High Point Eagles 59-13 for third place.
The all-tournament team was High Point’s Steven Ward, Cabarrus-Rowan’s Brandon Adams, Sacred Heart’s Fisher, Edwards and Bobby Cardelle and Community School’s Murrell, Carson Talbert and Grant Christen.
* Community School topped Sacred Heart 38-33 in the girls title game. Erin Ansboro scored 10 points for the Dolphins. Maggie Habeeb had nine and Megan Hedgepath six.
Sacred Heart beat Cabarrus-Rowan Home School 38-19 in the first round. Ansboro scored 12, while Habeeb, India Biggus and Kate Sullivan had six points apiece.
The all-tournament team consisted of Covenant’s Amber Connor, Cabarrus-Rowan’s Grace Potter, Sacred Heart’s Ansbro and Habeeb and Community School’s Caroline Alexander and Sarah Fink.
South Rowan girls tennis player Leslie Freeze was left off the list of All-NPC players published by the Post earlier this week.
Freeze’s name wasn’t on the list the Post received from the league office.