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Area briefs: Davie drills East

From staff reports
MOCKSVILLE ó Davie County boys basketball coach Mike Absher swears his team is still inside-first, but no one is believing it after the War Eagles won their third straight game thanks to an outside barrage of 3-pointers.
Davie County (5-3) drilled 11 treys in a 72-48 win over East Rowan on Tuesday night.
The War Eagles blew the game open in the second quarter when they hit five 3-pointers and led 43-25.
Nate Jones had his second straight 20-plus game, scoring 22 and going 5-for-9 from 3-point land. In the last two games, Jones has 12 of the team’s 24 3s.
“He’s unconscious,” Absher said.
East coach Jim Lankford said Davie played well.
“They executed well as a team,” he said. “We did not. We’d leave a guy and wouldn’t recover.”
With Jamal Mayfield in early foul trouble and finishing with only five points, Michael Key (12) and Shannon Dillard (11) stepped up. Lake Slabach added eight off the bench.
Cole Honeycutt led East (2-5) with 13 points, but no other Mustang reached double figures. Rashawn Joshua scored eight.
East’s next game is at county rival Carson on Friday.
– In the girls game, Davie defeated East 83-58.
Leading the Mustangs (2-5) were Taylor Honeycutt with 15, Alaina Vanderford with 12 and Mackenzie Holshouser and Tempest Means with 11 each.
Davie stayed undefeated at 6-0 in the fight for the top seed in the Moir Christmas Classic.
The Davie teams will face West Iredell in a non-league doubleheader tonight in Mocksville.
east rowan (48) ó Honeycutt 13, Joshua 8, Ajayi 6, Grohman 5, Weber 4, O. Gittens 4, Rogers 2,Wilson 2, Watkins 2, Curlee 2, Troutman, Sells, Driver, H. Gittens.
davie county (72) ó N. Jones 22, Key 12, Dillard 11, Slabach 8, Mayfield 5, Whaley 5, Neely 4, Redmon 3, Simmons 2, T. Jones, Absher.
E. Rowan 14 11 15 8 ó 48
Davie 19 24 17 12 ó 72
– All-NPC football
West Rowan’s Scott Young was named NPC Coach of the Year for football.
Young led the Falcons to a 6-0 league record, a 16-0 season and their second straight 3A championship.
Young, who is 119-37 in 12 years at West, is on the staff for Saturday’s Shrine Bowl.
There was plenty of competition in the NPC, with South’s Jason Rollins, East’s Brian Hinson and Carson’s Mark Woody all leading their teams to successful seasons.
– All-SPC teams
SPC champion A.L. Brown dominated postseason football honors.
Running back Travis Riley was named SPC Offensive Player of the Year. Linebacker Terrance Johnson, overcoming a pair of torn ACLs, was named Defensive Player of the Year. A.L. Brown’s Ron Massey was named Coach of the Year.
Offensive linemen Tavis Bailey and Sheldon Saddler, receiver Tevin Jones, tight end Spencer Falls, linebackers Desmond Gray and Dana Moss, running back Antwoine Jordan, defensive lineman Dominique Phifer and safety Jaques Deese joined Johnson and Riley on the All-SPC team.
Northwest Cabarrus was represented by Bradley Pinion, Grant Keyes, Jeremy Cannon, Liquan Davis, D.J. Bostick, Jonathan Wallace, Lee Ringer, Taylor Overcash and Dylan Pinnix.
Pinion was named Special Teams Player of the Year.
* A.L. Brown’s Larry Scaggs was named SPC Runner of the Year for boys cross country and was joined on the All-SPC team by Zach Fesperman and Jose Navarette.
* A.L. Brown’s Hannah Bonarrigo and Haley Stewart made the All-SPC girls cross country team.
* A.L. Brown’s Kaylan Stamey was named to the All-SPC tennis team.
– Wonders win
The A.L. Brown boys were forced to go into overtime to beat Jay M. Robinson 58-53 on Tuesday.
Tevin Jones led the Wonders with 21 points.
Jaques Deese, playing his first game, scored 13 points. Ian Rogers added eight.
“It was a grind-out game,” coach Shelwyn Klutz said. “In overtime, we were more patient and made some shots down the stretch.”
The Wonders (2-2, 1-0) travel to West Rowan tonight to face the Falcons.
– East jayvees
Despite fighting back from a 12-point halftime deficit, the East Rowan jayvee girls lost to Davie County 37-32 on Tuesday.
The Mustangs cut the lead to three points late in the fourth quarter, fueled by a defensive spree, including five steals by Sydney Poole and three by Summer Taylor.
Caroline Fry and Poole led East with eight points each. Poole also had 10 rebounds.
– Prep basketball
The South Rowan-West Iredell games scheduled for Tuesday were postponed because of a band concert.
– Women’s hoops
South Carolina State’s Sophilia Hipps (North Rowan) scored 14 points in a 61-47 loss against Presbyterian on Monday.
– Men’s hoops
Fayetteville State’s Jamel Carpenter (West Rowan) scored 18 points in a 74-72 loss to UNC Pembroke on Monday.
The CIAA’s leading scorer, Carpenter had a rough shooting night (3-for-15) but was 10-for-10 on free throws.
– 8th-grade hoops
West Rowan’s boys topped China Grove 54-50 on Monday.
Broderick Avery, Keyows Weeks and Daisean Reddick scored 12 points apiece for the Bulldogs, while Tyler Kennedy had 10. Weeks had 10 rebounds.
Shawn Spry led China Grove with 17 points. Eric Goldston had 13, and Will Zentmeyer added nine.
– North Hills hoops
The North Hills varsity boys lost 64-53 to Lake Norman Christian.
Matt Ward had 17 points and seven assists for the Eagles. Taylor Kriminger scored 14 points, and Patrick Michael added nine.
The next home game will be in the Jonny Richardson Memorial Christmas Tournament on Thursday.
– The girls middle school team defeated Salisbury Academy 18-14.
Leading the Eagles was Natalie Whicker with nine points and 11 rebounds. Candace-Craig Lyerly had six points and 10 rebounds.
– Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart’s middle school boys beat North Hills 47-33 at the Boyd Dolphin Tank on Monday. Bobby Cardelle had six points and six of Sacred Heart’s 25 steals.
Banks Fisher had 24 points, 10 rebounds and five steals for the Dolphins (10-5). Eric Edwards had 11 points, five rebounds and five steals. Chili Chilton had four steals and five rebounds.
Luke Humble and Leonard Murdock scored 10 points each for the Eagles.
– CIAA football
WINSTON-SALEM ó Connell Maynor has been hired to coach Winston-Salem State, taking over the program where he was an all-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association quarterback.
Maynor was hired Tuesday after coaching quarterbacks and coordinating the offense at CIAA champion Fayetteville State. He replaces Kermit Blount, who stepped down last month after 17 seasons.
Winston-Salem State is returning to Division II next season after financial problems ended its attempted move to Division I.
– Livingstone will announce its new coach this morning to replace Lamonte Massie.
– Pfeiffer women fall
Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball team lost to Newberry 68-51 on Tuesday.
Helen McKinney scored 15 points for Newberry.
Pfeiffer won’t play again until Jan. 7 at Mount Olive.

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