Prep basketball: Moir girls capsules
No 1. Salisbury
Season record vs. Moir teams: 6-0
All-time record in Moir: 32-44
Coach: Andrew Mitchell (2nd year, 38-3, 1 Moir title)Top player: Senior Bubbles Phifer (12.7 ppg) has over 1,100 career points and is even better on the defensive end.
Underrated players: The Holmes twins Ayanna (10.0 ppg) and Ashia (8.8 ppg) are way better than last season, and it’s not like they were bad last year.
Wild card: Post player Jessica Heilig (10.9 ppg) can dominate both ends when she’s on.
Best game: The Hornets handled a huge challenge by winning in overtime at Concord.
Chances of winning tournament: Hornets are the overwhelming favorite again
Moir titles: 7 (6 in a row);
Last MVP: George Washington freshman Shi-Heria Shipp won the last three awards
No. 2 Davie County
Season record vs. Moir teams: 3-1
All-time record in Moir vs. Rowan: 43-34
Coach: Debbie Evans (4th season, 35-49)
Top players: Sophomore guard Janna Dixon can handle the ball and shoot 3s, while freshman post Tia Clement looks like a certain superstar down the road.
Best game: Scored 83 points against East.
Moir titles: 6
Last title: 2000
Last MVP: Brittany Walker
Last title game appearance: Lost to North in 2002
No. 3 West Rowan
Season record vs. Moir teams: 2-1
All-time record in Moir: 40-41
Coach: Erich Epps (3rd year, 31-27)
Top player: Junior Ayana Avery (24.8 ppg) has already surpassed 1,000 points. Lots of range, plus lots of athleticsm.
Wild card: Long, mobile freshman forward Shay Steele (8.5 ppg) is becoming a force in a hurry. Best game: Beat Davie in most recent outing.
Moir titles: 3
Last title: 1996
Last MVP: Carson assistant coach Ebony Pharr
Last championship game appearance: Lost to Salisbury in 2003
No. 4 North Rowan
Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-2
All-time record in Moir: 32-47)
Coach: Tony Hillian (2nd year, 7-24)
Top players: Senior Symphony Roberts (12.8 ppg) can shoot, while sophomore Teaunna Cuthbertson (11.7 ppg) can leap tall buildings with a single bound.
Moir titles: 3
Last title: 2002
Last Moir MVP: South Carolina State senior Sophilia Hipps
Last title game appearance: Lost to Salisbury in 2006
No. 5 Carson
Season record vs. Moir teams: 1-1
All-time record in Moir: 0-6
Coach: Brooke Misenheimer (4th year, 8-74)
Top players: Freshman Allison Blackwell (8.1 ppg) has a wide range of skills, while senior Kaylene Livengood 7.1 ppg) is a solid 3-point shooter. They combined for 32 points in the Cougars’ last outing.
Best game: The Cougars pounded East in the second half of a 55-38 home victory.
Worst game: Let one get away against A.L. Brown in OT
Moir titles: 0, no title-game appearances
No. 6 South Rowan
Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-1
All-time record in Moir: 33-43
Coach: Jarrod Smith (1st year, 3-7)
Top player: Senior guard Libby Sides (5.2 ppg) has been the most consistent Raider.
Underrrated player: Sophomore guard Lauren Miller (5.0 ppg) is a key to South’s future progress. Moir titles: 4
Last title: 1991
Last MVP: Hall of Famer Tracy Connor
Last title game appearance: Lost to East in 2001
No. 7 East Rowan
Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-5
All-time record in Moir: 62-28
Coach: Karen Garmon (5th year, 61-58)
Top player: Guard Taylor Honeycutt (6.9 ppg) has been the most consistent Mustang.
Underrated player: Tempest Means (5.2 ppg) brings a ton of energy off the bench.
Best game: East may be the only 1-9 team in the country that got its only ‘W’ by 49 points. The Mustangs couldn’t miss against a struggling West Iredell squad.
Worst games: East has played a wicked schedule and has given up 80 or more three times. Moir titles: 7 (19 championship game appearances)
Last title: 2001
Last MVP: School teacher Maggie Rich
Last title game: Lost to Salisbury in 2008