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Prep hoops: Carson sweeps

From staff reports
Three early 3-pointers by Nick Houston got Carson started, and the Cougars rolled past NPC foe West Iredell 62-49 on the road on Tuesday.
Carson (10-1, 4-0) secured the No. 1 seed for the Christmas tournament for the first time and earned a first-round bye.
Darius Moose had 25 points for Carson, and his defensive energy shut down high-scoring West Iredell post man Matt Harris.
Cody Clanton did a nice defensive job limiting West Iredell’s fine shooter Zach Follrod.
Clanton and Devon Heggins contributed nine points each for the Cougars, who led 40-21 at halftime.
“We got off to a great start,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “We shot the ball a lot better than we have recently.”
CARSON (62) ó Moose 25, Houston 13, Heggins 9, Clanton 9, Sewell 4, Raper 2, Ferrare, Wagner, Eagle, Long.
WEST IREDELL (49) ó Follrod 12, J. Gray 10,Blohm 8, K. Gray 6, Alford 4, Harris 4, Stevenson 3, Davidson 2, Scott, Summers. Carson 18 22 10 12 ó 62
West Iredell 8 13 17 11 ó 49
– Carson girls
Carson’s girls took care of business at West Iredell and posted a routine 59-42 NPC victory.
‘We did a very good job offensively in the first half against their zone,” Carson coach Brooke Misenheimer said. “Our defensive effort was not what it could have been and we didn’t rebound very well, but we’ll take the win.”
Most of Carson’s good offensive work came from senior Kaylene Livengood. She scored a career-high 19 points and hit four 3-pointers.
Freshman Allison Blackwell also had a productive first half and finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Carson (4-7, 2-2) is the No. 5 seed for the Moir tourney and plays North in the first round.
Sara Marshall scored 14 points for the Warriors.
CARSON (59) ó K. Livengood 19, Blackwell 13, Heggins 8, Dulkoski 6, Monroe 5, Phillips 4, M. Livengood 2, Settlemyer 2, Alexander, Brown, Cloninger.
WEST IREDELL (42) ó Marshall 14, Sigmon 7, Ijames 7, Eliis 6, Gatton 4, Tuttle 4, Moose, Fain. Carson 19 14 9 17 ó 59
West Iredell 12 4 15 11 ó 42
– North Rowan girls
North Rowan continued its strong start to YVC play with a 58-40 win at West Montgomery.
“It was a well-rounded game from everybody and a great effort,” North coach Tony Hillian said. “We just have to keep pressing on.”
Symphony Roberts led the Cavaliers (3-4, 3-1) with 18 points, and Teaunna Cuthbertson chipped in with 13.North took control in the second quarter, outscoring the Warriors 18-6 to claim a 29-16 lead.
“We really pressed down on defense,” Hillian said. “We went man-to-man and really played our man-to-man well. We did our fullcourt well. We moved our feet tonight and did some talking tonight.”
A bright spot for North was the shooting of Kelli Berry, who scored six points.
“She’s coming along real well,” Hillian said.
NORTH ROWAN (58) ó Roberts 18, Cuthbertson 13, Brown 3, Davis 3, Vann 6, Sells 4, Berry 6, J.Turner 5, E.Turner.
WEST MONTGOMERY (40) ó Gaddy 5, Crane 2, Leak 4, Turner 7, Churell 22.
North Rowan 11 18 14 15 ó 58
W. Montgomery 10 6 12 12 ó 40
– East Rowan girls
North Iredell’s Deesa Singletery had a triple-double in an 83-37 road victory against East Rowan.Singletery finished with 20 points, 11 steals and 10 rebounds. Emory Haynes also scored 20 points for the Raiders.
Taylor Honeycutt and Madalyn File scored nine points apiece to lead East (1-9, 1-2 NPC).
The Mustangs trailed 24-4 after one quarter, 42-11 at halftime and 73-23 going to the fourth quarter.
NORTH IREDELL (83) ó Singletery 20, Haynes 20, Johnson 17, James 8, Redmond 6, Branch 7, Robbins 2, Bryan 2.
EAST ROWAN (37) ó File 9, Honeycutt 9, Corpening 4, Vanderford 4, Drew 3, Holshouser 3, Means 3, Sabo 2.
North Iredell 24 18 31 10 ó 83
East Rowan 4 7 12 14 ó 37
– East Rowan boys
East Rowan fell behind in the third quarter and lost 48-42 at home against North Iredell.
The Mustangs (2-7, 0-3 NPC) led 24-19 at halftime but were outscored 14-4 in the next period.
Cole Honeycutt and Phillip Ajayi scored nine points to lead East against the Raiders (1-7, 1-2).
Mike McNeely had 19 points for North Iredell, and Will Mitchell had 11.
NORTH IREDELL (48) ó McNeely 19, Mitchell 11, Haynes 8, Pierce 4, Jordan 3, Bouchard 1, Smith, Moore, Hamilton
EAST ROWAN (42) ó Honeycutt 9, Ajayi 9, O.Gittens 8, Weber 6, Grohman 4, Troutman 2, Joshua 2, H.Gittens 2, Watkins, Curlee.North Iredell 11 8 14 15 ó 48
East Rowan 10 14 4 14 ó 42
– A.L. Brown boys
Jaques Deese had 21 points and seven assists to lead A.L. Brown to a 64-46 victory against Cox Mill.
Ian Rogers also reached double figures for the Wonders (4-2, 2-0 SPC). Zach Fesperman and Desmond Gray had nine rebounds apiece.
“The second half we got out in transition and got some easy baskets,” A.L. Brown coach Shelwyn Klutz said. “Our defensive intensity picked up, and that was the biggest thing.”
A.L. Brown (64) ó Deese 21, Rogers 10, Fesperman 9, Carr 7, Watts 6, Jones 3, Gray 2, Falls 2, Reynolds 2, Washington 2.

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