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East girls are 3-0; Williams ties mark

East Rowan’s girls stayed unbeaten with a 50-39 win at Cox Mill on Tuesday in the SPC opener for both teams.
Karleigh Wike had 13 points for the Mustangs (3-0). Shenell Pharr and Kelli Fisher scored 10 points apiece.
Wike had 12 rebounds and blocked six shots.
• East Rowan’s lost 57-56 to Cox Mill in their SPC opener.
“We played well, but we made mental mistakes at the end when we had the lead,” East coach Trey Ledbetter said.
Donte Means scored 18 for the Mustangs. Austin Love had 12 points, and Seth Wyrick scored 10.
Matt Morgan scored 14 for Cox Mill.

GIRLS
EAST ROWAN (50) — Wike 13, Fisher 10, Shenell Pharr 10, Lowe 7, Sheniqeue Pharr 7, Ajayi 3.
COX MILL (39) — Rinkus 13, Payne 9, Sehm-Crowley 7, N’Dala 5, McLamb 3, Davis 2.

East 4 12 18 16 — 50
Cox Mill 9 9 13 8 — 39
BOYS
EAST ROWAN (56) — Means 18, Love 12, Se. Wyrick 10, Sa. Wyrick 6, Davis 2, Corpening 2, Moses 2, Wyse 2, Caldwell 2, Bell.
COX MILL (57) — Morgan 14, Rhodes 9, Baptiste 7, Probert 7, Rickard 6, Jones 4, Johnson 4, Earl 4, Smith 2.

East 15 8 13 20 — 56
Cox Mill 14 13 13 17 — 57
Carson’s boys opened with a 58-50 SPC win at Central Cabarrus on Tuesday.
Carson guard Tre Williams scored 37 points to tie the school record.
Williams had scored 37 in a game with Statesville in 2013 and Nick Houston had scored 37 in a game at West Iredell in 2011.
Williams had 21 points at halftime, didn’t score in the third quarter, and made a lot of free throws in the fourth quarter.
“We really struggled in that third quarter,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “Typically, we’re not going to need anybody to score 37 for us to win, but we needed it tonight.”
Colton Laws chipped in with 10 points for the Cougars.
• Carson’s girls lost 57-50 to Central to open their season.

BOYS
CARSON (58) — Williams 37, Laws 10, McCain 5, Raper 3, Stout 2, Rucker 1, Hogue, Hower.
CENTRAL (50) — Hightower 14, Thompson 11, Hartsell 10, Johnson 6, McClure 5, Dorton 1.

Carson 14 17 5 22 — 58
Central 8 17 8 17 — 50
North Rowan swept a doubleheader at Mooresville on Tuesday.
Nycieko Dixon scored her 1,000th career points as the North girls rolled 70-42.
North’s boys won 67-54.
• West Rowan’s girls lost 52-44 at Lake Norman.
• West Rowan’s boys lost 87-62 at Lake Norman.
Celexus Long led the Falcons with 16 points. Greg Joseph had 13 points, and Seth Martin and Devin Parks scored 10 each.
Kishawn Pritchett scored 21 for the Wildcats, and David Scott scored 20.
• Hickory Ridge’s girls rolled 54-27 against Concord in SPC action.
Salisbury’s jayvee boys won 72-69 against South Iredell on Tuesday.
Shaleek Williams had 20 points and seven assists to lead the Hornets.

The dates for the Sam Moir Christmas Classic are Dec. 26-28.
Six games will be played daily, with the top-seeded girls and boys teams getting a first-round bye. Seeds are based on this season’s records. Championship games are set for Saturday, Dec. 28, at 6 and 8 p.m.
Defending champs are the West girls and Davie boys.
Albemarle’s Akela Branch has signed with Wingate’s women’s basketball program.
The 6-foot-2 Branch is a three-time All-YVC and All-Stanly County player. She’s a 1,000-point scorer and also shines for the Bulldogs in volleyball and track.
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team won 47-39 against Queens on Tuesday.
Cierra York scored 12 points and Ashley Walker had 10.
Southeast’s boys topped West Rowan Middle in a battle of unbeaten basketball teams.
Southeast led by two at halftime and went on to win 49-39. Elijah Moss scored 13 points, Jay Wilkerson had 12, and Jailen Williams scored 10 for Southeast (5-0).
Caleb Mauldin had 19 points and 11 rebounds for West (4-1). Cole Myers scored seven points, and Owen White had 10 rebounds.
• Erwin’s boys won 73-69 against Mooresville in double overtime.
Cole Perry scored 34 points to lead the Eagles (2-3), and Bryson Sprinkle scored 23,
Treye Gunnings scored 19 to lead the Red Imps.
Erwin takes on China Grove on Thursday.
The dates for the Sam Moir Christmas Classic are Dec. 26-28.
Six games will be played daily, with the top-seeded girls and boys teams getting a first-round bye. Seeds are based on this season’s records. Championship games are set for Saturday, Dec. 28, at 6 and 8 p.m.
Defending champs are the West girls and Davie boys.
Following the Wingate Fall Frenzy both Catawba swim teams are nationally ranked in Division II, according to collegeswimming.com. The Catawba men are also ranked in the top 25 by the NCAA.
Catawba’s men are currently ranked in 12th by collegeswimming.com. In NCAA polls the men moved up two spots to 18th. Catawba’s women are ranked 19th by collegeswimming.com.
During the Fall Frenzy, Catawba’s Dominic Brus broke the school record in the 200-yard backstroke and qualified for a Division II B-cut on the race. Two women’s relay records were also broken during the event.
Catawba’s next meet is on Jan. 18 at Lenoir-Rhyne.
The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association announced its selections for the 2013 College Division All-State men’s soccer team.
Catawba midfielder Kenny Bonilla (Salisbury) and forward Declan Stimson were named to the second team. Both players had three game-winning goals.
Centralina Crossover will hold tryouts Thursday at 5 p.m. for a winter high school travel basketball team. The location is Outreach Academy, 2218 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury.
For information, call 704-433-2197 or 704-881-0425.
Bill Boger made a hole-in-one on Tuesday on the 145-yard No. 16 hole at Corbin Hills.
Boger used a 5-Hybrid club from the gold tees to record his second career ace.
Witnessing the feat were Danny Crosby, Dave Rutland, and Mike Strothers.
• Kannapolis’ Rick Lewallen and his partner are tied for fifth after Tuesday’s first round of a CPGA Pro-Pro event.

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