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Area sports briefs: Big night for basketball

From staff reports
It’s a big night for NPC basketball with three doubleheaders.
East Rowan is at West Iredell, where the surprising East boys will try to extend a three-game winning streak.
West Rowan is at South Rowan. Statesville is at North Iredell.
Statesville’s Nick Schofield scored his 1,000th career point on Thursday in a win against Mooresville. He’s the son of Statesville coach Sonny Schofield.
In SPC action, A.L. Brown is at Central Cabarrus.
Carson, North Rowan and Salisbury don’t play tonight.
North and Salisbury will square off at Catawba on Saturday.
Prep wrestling
North Rowan hosts the county wrestling tournament on Saturday.
College volleyball
Livingstone middle blocker Phylicia Egbuna was named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association College Division All-State team.
8th-grade hoops
Girls
Mooresville 45, West 37
It was the first loss for the Bulldogs (7-1). Khaila Hall led with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Peyton Greene had 11 points and seven rebounds. Tatciana Cowan and Marissa Henderson contributed five points each.
North 41, Knox 9
Special Washington scored 15 points for the Mavericks (7-1). Tre Allen and Zykeria Tucker scored 10 each.
Aliyah Farmer led Knox with seven points.
Erwin 30, Southeast 20
Erwin held off Southeast 3 behind Brittany Small’s eight points, 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Melonye McCree and Shenell Pharr added seven and six points, respectively, for the Eagles (7-2).
Southeast (4-4) was led by Taylor Martin’s nine points. Shanice Miller added eight points for the Patriots.
Boys
West 54, Mooresville 40
The Bulldogs (8-0) led 45-23 after three quarters.
Kreshon Alexander led all scorers with 12 points. Devon Morrison and Joshua Lindsey scored eight each.
K.J. Wilson and Dearius Phillips combined for 22 rebounds.
Kellen Hull and Alex Beatty scored six apiece for Mooresville.
West plays Southeast on Monday.
Southeast 49, Erwin 46
Austin Russ led the way for the Patriots (2-6) with 21 points.
Alex Yang and Sandon McCoy chipped in with eight points apiece.
McCoy and Russ had 10 rebounds each, and John Yang contributed 7 assists.
Erwin (4-5), which trailed by 10 at halftime, rallied to take the lead in the final quarter. The Eagles were led by Austin Love’s 16 points. Logan Shuping scored 11, and Cody Meadows added nine.
North Hills hoops
The North Hills girls varsity lost to Queens Grant 52-50.
Abby Lane scored 25 points for the Eagles, while Natalie Whicker had 13.
Sacred Heart hoops
The Sacred Heart jayvee boys team improved to 7-1 with a 27-9 win against Winston-Salem First Assembly.
Sacred Heart led 22-3 at the half.
The Dolphins were led by Michael Childress with 13 points, four assists, four steals, and three blocks.
Will Taylor had 11 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Jack Fisher had eight rebounds.
Sacred Heart will play again on Dec. 20 at Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Sacred Heart’s jayvee girls improved to 6-1 by beating First Assembly 28-6.
Leah Wyrick led the Dolphins with 10 points. Anne Metz had seven. Julia Honeycutt, Bess Bryan and Mary McCullough also scored.
Intimidators baseball
Julio Vinas has been named manager of the Kannapolis Intimidators.
Vinas joins pitching coach Jose Bautista, hitting coach Robert Sasser, athletic trainer Scott Johnson and strength and conditioning coach Tim Rodmaker as the field staff for the 18th season of baseball in Kannapolis.
Prep soccer
Cannon School’s boys and girls varsity soccer teams won awards for exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2010-11 academic year.
Salisbury’s Sally Fowler, a junior, is a member of the girls team.

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