area sports briefs: Wonders win again
From staff reports
A.L. Brown’s boys basketball team topped Lexington 70-65 Thursday night at Bullock Gym.
Braxton Waddell had a team-high 21 points for the Wonders, who moved to 3-1 with the win.
“We played much better defensively,” Brown coach Shelwyn Klutz said. “But we’ve still got to get some guys in basketball shape.”
Point guard Derrick Copeland had 19 points for Brown, which led 27-20 at halftime. Michael Carr chipped in with 11.
C.J. Woodberry led the Yellow Jackets with 23 points.
LEXINGTON (65) — Woodberry 23, Holloway 14, Covington 12, Hoover 7, Horton 5, Louis 2, Baldwin, Eason.
A.L. BROWN (70) — Waddell 21, Copeland 19, Carr 11, Johnson 7, Medley 4, Parker 2, Howie 2, Moss, Addison, Rice, Morrison, Lott.
Lexington 9 11 17 28 — 65
A.L. Brown 9 18 22 21 — 70
n Prep basketball
Carson’s girls won 44-29 at Hickory Ridge on Wednesday.
Kelly Dulkoski scored 13 points for the Cougars. Sarrah Holman and Allison Blackwell had nine apiece.
CARSON (44) —Dulkoski 13, Holman 9, Blackwell 9, Allen 5, Barringer 5, Monroe 3, Cole.
HICK. RIDGE (29) — Strode 18, Davis 4, Miller 3, Ford 2, Evans 2, Smothers 2.
Carson 16 11 12 5 — 44
Hick. Ridge 4 2 9 14 — 29
n Prep football
Davie County quarterback Adam Smith was voted co-player of the year for CPC football, along with Mount Tabor QB Mike Eldridge.
Smith rushed for 721 yards and 11 TDs and threw for 1,909 yards and 18 scores this season.
n Jayvee basketball
Megan Gray scored 11 points to lead Carson’s girls to a 42-20 win against Hickory Ridge on Wednesday. Sydney Huffman added seven points for the Cougars (4-1), while Sascha McCoy scored six.
n East Rowan’s girls edged North Stanly 50-48 on Wednesday.
Kaleigh Troutman had 22 points, nine steals and 12 rebounds for the undefeated Mustangs (5-0), and Amani Ajayi had 16 points and seven steals.
n East Rowan’s jayvee boys, coached by Matt Belk, topped North Stanly 54-44.
Seth Wyrick scored 25 points for the Mustangs (3-2), while Samuel Wyrick had 14. Jack Weisensel added seven.
n East’s jayvee boys topped Salisbury 37-33. Chris Patterson scored 12 points, and Seth Wyrick had seven.
Isaiah Little scored 12 for the Hornets.
n Seth Wyrick scored 20 points, Samuel Wyrick had 15, and Chase Brown had eight in East’s 59-40 win against Mount Pleasant.
n Middle school hoops
The North Hills middle school girls beat Statesville Christian 21-8.
Marissa Murdock and Dajah Glenn scored eight points each for the Eagles (3-2).
n The North Hills middle school boys, coached by Brian Avery, rolled 56-26 against Statesville Christian.
Ian Bradshaw scored 18 points for the Eagles (5-0). Grayson Whicker had nine points, and Wes Fazia and Garrett Beck had eight apiece.
• West Rowan’s boys defeated Corriher-Lipe 61-26 behind 16 points and 10 rebounds by Dearius Phillips.
West (6-0) got 11 points from Amara Morris, and Kreshon Alexander chipped in eight points and four assists. K.J. Wilson added 10 rebounds and four blocks. Joshua Lindsey and Jalyn Cagle had four steals apiece.
• Knox’s boys defeated Southeast 56-44 with Jalen Sanders and Donnell Alexander scoring 18 points apiece. Corbin Usry chipped in with eight.
The Patriots were led by John Yang and Bryson Collins who scored 11 points each.
Sandon McCoy and Alex Yang had eight and seven, respectively.
n Erwin’s boys beat North 44-35.
Austin Love led the Eagles (4-2) with 17 points. Logan Shuping added 10.
North (3-3) was led by Naquise Caldwell with 9 points.
• West Rowan’s girls beat Corriher-Lipe 39-28. Khaila Hall scored 30 points while grabbing nine rebounds and eight steals. Peyton Greene had eight rebound and four steals.
Kamryn Stamey scored 16 points for Corriher-Lipe’s Yellow Jackets.
n North Rowan’s girls defeated Erwin 27-21.
Special Washington led the Mavericks (5-1) with 16 points. Zykeria Tucker had six.
Shenique Pharr led Erwin with eight points and four steals. Brittany Small scored seven points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Eagles (4-2).
n Sacred Heart’s Paul Mendez Memorial Christmas Tournament will be held this weekend. The annual event honors a former Sacred Heart student and team captain who passed away at age 20 in 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Other schools participating include Covenant Christian, Southlake Christian, Community School of Davidson and Palisades Episcopal. The Dolphin Boosters encourage local basketball fans to come to the Boyd Dolphin Tank this weekend.
n College football
Catawba defensive lineman Jacob Hanes was announced as a winner of a Bronko Nagurski Scholarship.
The Butler product will be honored by the Charlotte Touchdown Club for his efforts in the community and the classroom as well as the football field.
n YMCA registrations
The J. F. Hurley YMCA is taking registrations through Monday, Dec. 26, for its programs for Mighty Kickers indoor soccer (ages 3-4) and coed indoor soccer (ages 5-14).
Players will learn YMCA values and soccer fundamentals.
If you are interested in coaching, contact youth sports director Phillip Hilliard at 704-636-0111.
n The East Rowan YMCA is accepting registration for boys basketball leagues (ages 7-14) through Saturday, Dec. 17.
All games will be played on Mondays and Tuesdays. Practices will be held on Thursdays starting at 5:30 pm.
Register at the East Rowan YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org
Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.