Area briefs: North rips Eagles
From staff reports
It was a long ride for the North Rowan boys basketball team but the Cavaliers didn’t mind a bit, roaring to a 78-29 Yadkin Valley win against East Montgomery in Biscoe.
North (9-3, 5-0) was up 44-18 at halftime and then blew the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles 18-3.
Even without Jordan Kimber and Amani Bates, who didn’t play, the Cavaliers didn’t miss a beat from the previous night’s rout of Salisbury.
“I was pleased we came back and played so well after an emotional win against Salisbury,” North coach Andrew Mitchell said. “The guys were anxious to play.”
Javon Hargrave led the way with 24 points, while Malik Ford and Terese Barber each added 10.
Mitchell liked the way his team passed.
“Everybody shared the ball,” he said. “We had a goal of 25 assists and we had 24. We missed a dunk on a lob that would’ve been our 25th.”
North now makes another long trip Friday when it goes to Chatham Central.
“Everybody’s pretty happy,” Mitchell said. “The biggest thing is they believe in each other. Right now, the senior leadership is really good.”
North girls lose
North Rowan’s girls basketball team went cold in the fourth quarter and suffered a 68-53 YVC loss to East Montgomery (2-4, 2-2) on Tuesday.
Coach Tony Hillian saw plenty of positives. The Cavaliers had 22 offensive rebounds and limited their turnovers to 14.
“Overall, it was a good game,” Hillian said., “But we just struggled to hit shots in the fourth quarter.”
North (4-8, 3-2) was led by Teaunna Cuthbertson, who scored 16 points.
She had rested her sore knee the previous night against Salisbury and was fresh. But no one else hit double figures. Kelli Berry was next with eight points and JoJo Carby had six.
North Hills hoops
Rashawn Joshua had 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead North Hills to a 77-57 win against Pine Lake Prep.
The Eagles (13-7) were led by Moussa Doucara with 18. Oshon West had 15 and D.J. Griffin 13.
• In an earlier game, North Hills defeated the Cabarrus Stallions 90-55 as Griffin scored 19.
West also got 16 points and 10 assists while Joshua scored 12.
A.L. Brown boys
The A.L. Brown boys used a big third quarter to beat Mount Pleasant 77-62 Tuesday and keep a share of first place in the South Piedmont Conference.
The Wonders (8-2, 4-0) outscored the Tigers 22-8 in the third quarter to lead 58-37 going into the fourth period.
Teven Jones led Brown with 23.
The West Rowan-East Rowan doubleheader was postponed from Tuesday to Thursday because of a scoreboard malfunction at West.
Catawba’s basketball teams are at home tonight for a SAC doubleheader with Wingate, beginning at 6 p.m.
Wingate’s men (6-4, 1-1) are led by Quan Alexander and Odell Turner.
Kurie Washington scores 17 points a game for the Wingate women (6-4, 1-1).
Catawba’s men (5-5, 1-1) are paced by Dominick Reid. Catawba’s women (8-4, 3-0) have been getting a nightly double-double from Dana Hicks.
Emory & Henry sophomore kicker Matt Turchin was named to the All-ODAC second team.
Turchin (West Rowan) was 10-for-14 on field goals, the league’s best percentage and set a school record for field goals in a season.
Turchin was 24-for-25 on PATS and was second on the team in scoring with 54 points.
Salisbury’s jayvee girls improved to 5-0 with a 70-30 win against North Rowan.
Nyasia Harris led the Hornets with 13 points, while Patrice Lattimore contributed 11. Monifa Angle and Daterria Connor had 10 each.
John Clay had 16 for the Stallions while Andrew Brown scored 12 and Randy Hansen 11.
• The Stallions defeated the North Hills girls 45-43, despite 13 points and five assists from Abby Lane. C.C. Lyerly scored 11 for the Eagles.