Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
East Rowan has announced the resignation of head football coach Chad Tedder, and North Rowan head coach Tasker Fleming also has resigned.
Stories are upcoming.
n Fridayís prep basketball
Carson must like big halftime leads. Earlier in the week, the Cougars led Hickory Ridge 27-6 at halftime. Last night at Cox Mill, it was 46-16.
Carsonís girls eventually beat Cox Mill 68-27, improving to 7-0.
ěThat was our focus tonight,î said Carson coach Brooke Misenheimer. ěIt was really a good team effort. Everybody contributed.î
Kelly Dulkoski led the Cougars with 19 points while hitting three of the teamís eight 3-pointers. Sarrah Holman added 12, including two 3s. Allison Blackwell scored 12 nd Chloe Monroe hit three 3s for her nine points.
Defensively, Carson overwhelmed Cpox Mill, who scored only 11 secondf-half points.
After losing to A.L. Brown in overtime on Tuesday night, Carsonís boys suffered a double-overtime loss to Cox Mill, 72-62 as it was outscored by 10 in the second extra period.
Tre Williams had his best game as a varsity player. The sophomore point guard scored 22 points, 17 in the fourth period and two OTs. He was 14 of 18 from the free-throw line. His driving layup forced a second overtime.
ěWe just need to learn to get over the hump,î said coach Brian Perry. ěWeíre right there.î
Colton Laws and Donte Gilbert added 11 for Carson (2-5).
CARSON (68) ó Dulkoski 19, Holman 12, Blackwell 12, Monroe 9, Allen 8, Cole 4, Barringer 3, Phillips 1.
COX MILL (27) ó Slice 11, Cella 6, Sifford 5, Earle 2, David 2, McLamb 1.
Carson 23 23 16 6 ó 68
Cox Mill 8 8 2 9 ó 27
CARSON (62) ó Williams 22, Laws 11, Gilbert 11, Howard 6, Stout 5, Love 4, Abbitt 3, Raper.
COX MILL (72) ó Ju. Peace 22, Jo. Peace 12, Harris 10, McKnight 10, Sims 8, Thomas 6, Watkins 4.
Carson 12 9 10 18 13 ó 62
Cox Mill 13 8 14 14 23 ó 72
n Catawba hosts
North Rowan and Salisbury varsity basketball teams will square off in a doubleheader tonight at Catawbaís Goodman Gym.
Admission is $6.
The girls game should start at about 6:30 p.m., with the boys game tipping at approximately 8 p.m.
n The Sam Moir Christmas Classic, which includes all six Rowan schools and Davie County, will be held Dec. 27-29 at Catawbaís Goodman Gym.
Seeds and pairings will be based on this yearís pre-Christmas records. Ties will be broken by head-to-head results. If teams donít meet, ties are settled by a coin flip.
Six games are scheduled each day, beginning at noon.
Championship games are at 6:30 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 29.
Admission is $7 per day.
n Jayvee basketball
East Rowanís girls got 24 points and nine steals from Karleigh Troutman and beat Northwest Cabarrus 47-44 on Friday.
Kennedy Lambert had nine points for the Mustangs (6-0). Erin Hatley scored six. Lara Drew had five points and eight steals.
Northwest hit the winning shot with two seconds left to defeat Eastís boys 54-53.
Seth Wyrick exploded for 25 points for Matt Belkís Mustangs (3-3). Harrison Bell scored eight and Samuel Wyrick seven.
West Rowanís girls got 13 points from Berkley Alisondrinie but it wasnít enough in a 47-30 loss to Davie.
Alisondrinie hit four 3-pointers in the first half. Anna Edwards added six points and five assists. Kalaiya Cannon had four points, five rebounds and three steals off the bench.
n College basketball
Catawbaís menís basketball team plays at home today at 4 p.m. against Conference Carolinas squad Limestone.
The Indians are 3-4 and havenít played since struggling in a SAC loss to unbeaten Lincoln Memorial last Saturday.
Limestone (5-4) comes in with some momentum after rallying from a big deficit to beat North Georgia in overtime earlier this week. Josh Corry hit sevenn 3-pointers in that game for the Saints.
n Realignment: Part 2
The NCHSAA released its second plan for the realignment of schools and conferences that will take place for the 2013-14 school year.
Human beings got involved with this plan. The first draft was computer generated.
The new plan offers a much more sensible proposal for the four Rowan 3A schools ó West, East, South and Carson.
The revised plan calls for them to be placed in a nine-team league with the five Cabarrus schools that will be 3A in 2013 ó Central, Northwest, Cox Mill, Hickory Ridge and Concord.
Plan 2 calls for Salisbury and North Rowan to be in an eight-team 2A league with East Davidson, Lexington, Thomasville, Trinity, West Davidson and Wheatmore.
The plan for A.L. Brown is a 4A league that includes Hopewell, Hough, Mallard Creek, North Meck, Robinson and Vance.
The plan for Davie is a 4A league with Mount Tabor, North Davidson, Parkland, Reagan, R.J. Reynolds and West Forsyth.
n Hoops to be seeded
The biggest news out of the NCHSAAís winter board meeting was the approval of a plan to seed the basketball state playoffs.
Teams would be placed into sectionals based on geography with a pod system similar to the one used in football.
Members of the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association will assist with the seeding.
n As far as the 2012 prep football season, as long as they play an 11-game schedule, schools will be allowed to drop any non-conference game from their record for playoff seeding purposes. Thatís a return to the rule that was in place through the 2010 season.
In 2011, teams dropped their endowment game for seeding purposes, a rule tweak which contributed to Carson being left out of the playoffs.
n The NCHSAA revealed that there were 317 total ejection for fall sports this year.
n Prep wrestling
Jason Deutsch, Mark Almeida, Raykwon Torrence, Shiheem Saunders and Williams Jacobs recorded pints for East Rowan (6-0) in a 54-22 win against Providence Day.
Morgan Crawford and Wyatt Blume won decisions for the Mustangs. Donald Schlesselman, Joseph Patterson and Griffin Nelson claimed forfeits.
n In a 72-10 victory against North Meck, Deutsch, Almeida, Crawford, Blume, Saunders, Jacobs, Schlesselman, Patterson, Kevin Phillips, Logan Haas and Justin Smith logged pins. Jacob Campbell won via forfeit.
East wrestles in the North Meck tourney today.
n Middle school hoops
Knox 63, China Grove 48
Jalen Sanders scored 21 points to lead the Trojans (5-1). Donnell Alexander had 15, Corban Usry 10 and Deshaude White eight.
Knox 56, Southeast 44
Alexander had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans. Sanders had 18 points, five steals and five asists. Usry had six points, seven assists and four steals.
Southeast 41, Knox 24
Shanice Miller led the Patriots with 23 points. Taylor Martin scored six, and Rebecca Horning added 5.
Southeast(3-3) plays host to Mooresville on Monday.
North Hills girls fell to Queens Grant Stallions 46-39 Friday. Abby Lane led the Eagles with 16 points. Natalie Whicker added 14.
n Prep football
Northwest Cabarrus punter Bradley Pinion is one of eight nationwide nominees for the The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committeeís ěDocî Blanchard and Glenn Davis awards.
The awards will be announced on Jan. 6.