Moir girls capsules
Published 12:00 am Monday, December 26, 2011
First round games
Davie-West, 3 p.m.
Salisbury-East, 6 p.m.
No. 1 Carson
Season record vs. Moir teams: 3-0
All-time record in Moir: 3-9
Coach: Brooke Misenheimer (6th year, 44-90)
Top players: Junior point guard Kelly Dulkoski is second in the county in scoring (17.9 ppg), and senior Chloe Monroe (11.9) is the school’s all-time scoring leader.
Best game: Wiped out a good Robinson team on the road by 22.
Moir titles: 0, lost to Salisbury in 2010 title game
Chance of winning: This is a really sound team, and they could do it. On the other hand, the Cougars have never beaten Salisbury.
No. 2 Salisbury
Season record vs. Moir teams: 5-0
All-time record in Moir: 36-44
Coach: Chris McNeil (2nd season, 35-3)
Top players: Sophomore Brielle Blaire leads the county in scoring (19.0) and rebounding, while senior Doreen Richardson (9.7) is a blur on defense.
Best game: Blew out a pretty good West team by 40.
Chance of winning: They’ve won eight straight Moir titles, so they’re the favorite until someone proves otherwise.
Moir titles: 9
Last MVP: Ayanna Holmes
No. 3 West Rowan
Season record vs. Moir teams: 4-3
All-time record in Moir: 44-43
Coach: Todd McNeely (1st year)
Top player: Junior Shay Steele (16.6 ppg) is a 6-2 lefty with awesome speed, shot-blocking length and a soft touch. She scored 33 vs. North Rowan.
Moir titles: 3
Last title: 1996 (MVP Ebony Pharr)
Last title game appearance: Lost to Salisbury in 2009
No. 4 North Rowan
Season record vs. Moir teams: 0-3
All-time record in Moir: 33-51
Coach: Tony Hillian, 4th season, 23-55)
Top player: Senior Teaunna Cuthbertson (11.3) is the career scoring leader for county girls with 781 points, although West’s Steele is gaining fast.
Moir titles: 3
Last title: 2002 (MVP Sophilia Hipps)
Last title game appearance: Lost to Salisbury in 2006
No. 5 South Rowan
Record vs. Moir teams: 0-2
All-time record in Moir: 33-47
Coach: Jarrod Smith (3rd season, 18-39)
Top player: Guard Avery Locklear (13.5 ppg) has been the county’s best freshman.
Titles: 4 (two at Christmas, two at Thanksgiving)
Last title: 1991 (MVP Tracy Connor)
Last title game appearance: Lost to East in 2001
No. 6 Davie County
Season record vs. Moir teams: 1-2 (split with West)
All-time record in Moir: 47-36 vs. Rowan schools
Coach: Denny Key (2nd year)
Top player: Guard Amy Steller (19.5 ppg) is the leading scorer in the tournament. She’s already shot 85 free throws.
Moir titles: 6
Last title: 2000 (MVP Brittany Walker)
Last trip to title game: Lost to North in 2002
No. 7 East Rowan
All-time record in Moir: 65-31
Coach: Danielle Porter (2nd year, 9-25)
Top player: Sophomore Karleigh Wike (11.8 ppg) is at least 6-foot-3 and has a lot of skills.
Moir titles: 7 (19 championship game appearances)
Last title: 2001 (MVP Maggie Rich)
Last title game: Lost to Salisbury in 2008