Middle school championship games
Erwinís girls and Knoxís boys captured championships Friday in the Rowan County Middle School Conferenceís seventh-grade basketball tournament at Knox.
Erwinís second-seeded Eagles broke open a close game in the second quarter and went on to defeat No. 1 Southeast 50-31. Erwin (14-3) and Southeast (13-4) shared the championship during the regular season.
Erwin, coached by Allison Dupree, was led by Shenique Pharr’s 19 points. Twin Shenell Pharr scored 10 points and had three assists. Jocelyn Lowe added 10 points and six rebounds. Brittany Small had nine points and eight rebounds. Melonye McCree grabbed 13 rebounds. Kristina Everhart added two points. The Eagles shot 40.7 percent on field goals.
Southeast, coached by Dee Miller, was paced by Shanice Millerís 11 points and strong rebounding. Adison Collins scored eight points. Madison Full had four points. Playmaking point guard Taylor Martin, Rebekah Horning, Ashlee Wagoner and Karli Snider each scored two points for the Patriots.
Knoxís boys, coached by Justin Pauley, wrapped up a perfect season with a 55-41 triumph over second-seeded West Rowan. The Trojans went 17-0 while winning both the regular season and tournament.
Jalen Sanders led the Trojans with 20 points, 11 rebounds, nine steals and two assists. Corban Usry had 15 points, four steals and two assists. Donnell Alexander had seven points and eight rebounds. Deshawn Troutman scored six points. Malik Williams (3), Jalyn Cagle (2) and Deshaude White (2) rounded out the scoring. The Trojans made 39.3 percent of their field goals.
West Rowan (13-4), coached by Jerry Pittman, was led by Kreshon Alexanderís 15 points and three assists. Devon Morrison added 11 points, three steals and four blocks. K.J. Wilson had four points and six boards. Josh Lindsey had four steals. Caleb Link (2), Noah Williams (2), J.T. Sanders (2), Dearius Phillips (2), Dylan Phillips (2) and Kacey Otto (1) rounded out the Bulldogsí scoring.