Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Davie County coach Mike Absher didnít come away from Friday nightís game talking about the usual names: Jones, Dillard or the Martin twins.
Instead it was sophomores named Sell and Beeson.
The War Eagle subs got some major minutes in Davieís 80-18 victory over Winston-Salem Atkins.
Thats right. 80-18.
Peyton Sell scored nine points while backup point guard Ben Beeson added eight.
ěThose are huge minutes for those guys to get some confidence,î said Absher.
The big names did their thing, too. Nate Jones led the War Eagles (8-1) with 17 points. Caleb Martin scored 16. Shannon Dillard and 6-foot-3 big man Kenyon Tatum each had 10.
By halftime, it was 45-11. Heading into the fourth, it was 64-13.
Davie is back in action on Tuesday when Forbush pays a visit to Mocksville.
n Catawba hoops
Belmont Abbey defeated Catawba 83-81 Friday night in Belmont.
Kyle Phillips scored 24 points for Belmont Abbey and got a clutch 3-point play in the final minute. Cameron Lovelace led the Indians (3-6) with 21 points.
The Catawba women defeated Belmont Abbey 64-50 Friday night thanks to Chloe Bullyís career-high 19 points.
Catawba (5-4) went on a 24-4 run in the second half to put the game out of reach.
n Jayvee hoops
East Rowan swept a doubleheader with West Iredell on Friday.
The boys had too much Wyrick for the Warriors in a 56-40 win. Seth scored 17 points and had five steals, while Samuel had nine points and six assists. East (5-3, 2-0) also got eight points each from Harrison Bell and Chase Brown.
Karleigh Troutman had 14 points and 12 steals to lead the girls to a 44-43 win. Kennedy Lambert scored 10, Erin Hatley eight, and Shelby Benge and Amani Ajayi each had six for the Mustangs (7-1, 1-1).
n North Hills hoops
Vismantas Marijosius had 30 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (8-1) in an 83-71 win against Queens Grant.
Povilas Dambrauskas had 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Moussa Doucara had 12 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Taylor Kriminger scored 12. Broderick Avery had six assists.
North Hills, coached by Dadrian Cuthbertson, has lost only to Concord Prep.
The Eagles will play Butler on Dec. 27 in the Freedom Christmas Invitational.
n Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heartís varsity boys jumped out to a 15-2 lead and defeated High Point Wesleyan 54-33 at the Boyd Dolphin Tank.
The Dolphins (7-8) were led by Joseph Harrison with 16 points and Max Fisherís first career double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Reilly Gokey had six points and five steals. Walker Latimer had five points and five rebounds.
Spencer Storey, Justin Boyd and Adam Habeeb scored five points each. Arun Kelly-Rajan added six rebounds.
Will Casmus, Bryan Reed and Walker Brown played well on defense.
The Dolphins welcome High Pointís Immaculate Heart of Mary to the ěTankî on Tuesday.
n Middle school wrestling
China Grove beat Corriher-Lipe 72-24. See Scoreboard
Erwin (9-0) edged Southeast 48-42 to stay undefeated.