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South Rowan splits doubleheader

From staff reports
LANDIS — South Rowan’s boys basketball team got their first 3-A North Piedmont Conference victory Thursday in a 55-49 win against North Iredell.
Jonathon Gaddy scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed consecutive steals as South (4-13, 1-6 NPC) held off a fourth-quarter rally. South had dropped the opening six games of its conference schedule.
“Jonathon played an excellent game,” South coach John Davis said. “He was able to play a good game defensively and rebound pretty well for a guard.”
North (5-9, 2-4 NPC) cut its deficit to two in the fourth, before some late game heroics from Gaddy contained their comeback and broke a six-game conference skid.
“I’ve kept telling the guys to take it one game at a time,” Davis said. “Most of our games have been really close. It felt good to finally get that conference win.”
South led 28-17 at the break, but North cut into the lead, trailing 41-32 after three quarters. Qua Neal scored nine for South while Mark McDaniel added seven.
Ty Johnson scored 16 to lead North, while Michael McNeely and Austin St. John pitched in 11 each.
SOUTH ROWAN (55)— Gaddy 26, Neal 9, McDaniel 7, Medlin 6, Akers 3, Miller 2, Tyler 2, Spry, Sharp, Hubbard, Parker.
NORTH IRDELL (49) — Johnson 16, McNeely 11, St. John 11, Holland 6, Laws 4, Nolan 1, Hunt, Moore, Brown.
S Rowan 12 16 13 14 — 55
N Iredell 8 9 15 17 — 49
A night after a lopsided win, the South Rowan girls felt the opposite side of a blowout in a 77-52 defeat to top-ranked North Iredell
North (13-1, 6-0 NPC), who resides at the top of the NCPreps.com 3-A poll, led 24-10 after one quarter and 45-23 at halftime.
North’s Deesa Singletary led all scorers with 15 points. Bri Johnson (11) and Mariah Johnson (10) also scored in double figures.
South outscored North 17-15 in the final quarter.
“I’d be interested to see how many teams scored over 50 on them,” South coach Jarrod Smith said. “They’re a really good team. We fought hard every possession.”
A night after draining four 3-pointers in a 50-30 win at Statesville, Nicole Barringer led South again with nine points. Kayla Corriher and Lauren Miller scored eight each for South (6-10, 3-4 NPC).
SOUTH ROWAN (52)— Barringer 9, Miller 8, K. Corriher 8, Jones 6, Goins 6, Swartz 5, McManus 5, Gaddy 3, Allison 2, L. Corriher, Register.
NORTH IRDELL (77) — Singletary 15, B. Johnson 11, M. Johnson 10, Hayes 9, Redmond 9, Lunsford 8, Haneline 6, James 5, Branch 3, Robbins 1, Childress.
S Rowan 10 13 12 17 — 52
N Iredell 24 21 17 15 — 77

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