All hoops title games in Chapel Hill
Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 11, 2014
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association confirmed Wednesday that the eight NCHSAA basketball championship games to end the 2014-15 season will all be played in Chapel Hill.
Four games will be played at the Smith Center and four games at Carmichael Arena, both on the campus of the University of North Carolina, and all on Saturday, March 14.
The 2A and 4A games will be played at the Smith Center, while the 1A and 3A games will be played at Carmichael.
State basketball championship games have been held at the Smith Center and at Reynolds Coliseum on the North Carolina State University campus every year since 2003,.
But major renovations scheduled for Reynolds Coliseum make it unavailable for use for state championship play in 2015.
Salisbury’s Isabella Rusher shot 34 at Warrior to lead Salisbury to a season-opening 123-129 win against Cannon School.
Salisbury, the three-time defending 1A/2A champ, topped a school that has won three straight NCISAA titles.
Grace Yatawara shot 39 for the Hornets. Caroline Parrott shot 50, while Shelby Holden shot 52.
Anna Redding shot 38 to pace Cannon School.
Salisbury rolled 9-0 in a CCC match with sixth-ranked West Davidson on Wednesday.
Salisbury’s Kayla Honeycutt, Kathryn Rusher, Grace Steinman, Emily Capito, Maria Capito and Julia Honeycutt won in singles.
Kayla Honeycutt-Maria Capito, Rusher-Steinman and Emily Capito-Julia Honeycutt rolled in doubles.
The Hornets didn’t drop a set.
• South Rowan won 5-4 against West Rowan in SPC tennis.
Mariah Mason, Marissa Sides and Olivia Sides won for South Rowan.
Mackenzie Koontz, Jessica Ho and Amber White won in singles for the Falcons.
Sydnie Starnes-Cierra Hunter and Jaycie Glenn-Olivia Sides won in doubles for South Rowan.
Lauren Compton-Madline Wilhelm won for the Falcons.
• Davie won 6-3 against Reagan in CPC tennis on Wednesday.
Tatum Edwards, Emma Etter, Claire Myers and Annie Kinder won in singles for the War Eagles.
Edwards-Ryan Shelton and Myers-Moriah Lane won in doubles.
Salisbury volleyball lost 3-2 to Davie County.
Juliana Anderson led the Hornets with 13 kills, 9 blocks and 24 digs.
Maddie Gentry had 10 kills and 12 digs. Mart Seifert bounced back from being sick with five kills, five digs and 23 assists. Lora Withers had 22 assists. Rebecca Malloy had 16 digs, while Abby Lee had 11 digs. De’Leon Duren had eight blocks.
The North Davidson at Lexington varsity football game has been moved to Thursday due to the rainy forecast for Friday through the weekend.
Salisbury bounced back from a tough loss to CATA with a 7-0 win against West Rowan on Wednesday.
Leading the scoring for the Hornets (4-4) was Landon Goodman with two goals.
Hector Salinas, Josh Lynch, Jamie Henriquez, Reilly Gokey and Kevin Flores scored a goal apiece. It was the first goal of the season for Gokey and Flores.
Lynch had thre assists. Goodman had two.
Arturo Ramirez and Pedro Cruz combined for the shutout in goal.
Senior captain Michael Brown did not play due to injury.
Salisbury is on the road again Thursday at Trinity for a JV/varsity doubleheader that starts at 5 p.m.
Livingstone’s Drew Powell as named CIAA Quarterback of the Week and Jalen Hendricks was namd Receiver of the Week. They connected for five TDs in a 46-44 win against Millersville.
Livingstone plays at Paine (Augusta, Ga.) at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Livingstone’s women swept Voorhees Tuesday.
CIAA Player of the Week Lareecia Swiney led with 15 kills. Ebony Moore had 11.
The Catawba men’s soccer team defeated No. 19 Barton 3-2 on Wednesday night at Frock Field. Catawba’s Former Salisbury standout Kenny Bonilla led the way with a goal and two assists.for the Indians (1-2).
Catawba rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit.
Erwin won 25-0 against Southeast.
Brandon Jefferson rushed for three touchdowns. Daniel Hanson rushed for a TD and a two-point conversion. Defensively, the Eagles were solid. Dylan Goodnight and Hunter Courtney help lead the way.
• West Rowan Middle won 42-0 against Mooresville.
Gerquavius Weeks scored three touchdowns on runs of 5, 18 and 39 yards. Weeks also threw a 46-yard TD pass to Jalen Houston. Houston added a 42-yard touchdown run. Jay Josheph had a 40-yard TD run.
The offensive line of Carter Jenkins, Johnny Hassard, Baiden Suddarth, Edwin Fuentes, Drake Martin, J.T. Bost and Bryson Coleman played well.
The defense was sparked by an interception by Jake Carlton and fumble recoveries by Dylan Sigmon and Zachary Miller.
Tykese Warren, Houston, Weeks and Mike Molenda helped record the shut out.
Knox defeated Salisbury Academy 6-3 on Wednesday.
Winners for Knox in singles were Rachel Seifert, Laura Bullock, Anna Grace Woolly and Quinnlan Watson. Double winners for Knox were Seifert-Rainey Dunham and Woolly-Bullock.
Knox will host North Rowan Middle on Thursday.
Will Collins shot 68 in the first round of the eGolf Tour’s Island View Casino Championship in Gulfport, Miss., and is tied for 32nd. Frank Adams III shot 70.
The FCCA Green Dragons (1-0) won a regional contest 5-3. Ben Childress scored two goals, while Maddox Goodnight, Colin Donaldson and Reed Brixey had one each. Leading the defensive effort were Ben Sweet, Nick Antosek and Bennett Clark.
Salisbury Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registration for:
NBA Babies Basketball (ages 3-5)
Youth Volleyball League (grades 4-8)
Adult Coed Volleyball League
Adult Baseball League
Adult Dodgeball League
Visit www.salisburync.gov/play for further information and pay online.
An important Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraiser is upcoming.
The Harlem Wizards (similar to Harlem Globetrotters) will be entertaining and playing area teachers, principals and alumni from several of the schools in the county.
This combined team will be called the Rowan All-Stars. Game day is Sunday, Sept. 21, at the North Rowan Gym. The doors will open at 3 p.m., and the game begins at 4 p.m.
Tickets are available at North Rowan Elementary, North Rowan Middle and North Rowan High and online at www.harlemwizards.com.
Student tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reserved section tickets are available for $20.
Also, there are a limited number of courtside seats for $30.
All money raised by the boosters will benefit the athletic department at North Rowan. Parking will be $5.
North Hills volleyball lost 3-2 to Grace Academy at home.
Camantha-Rea Lyerly had seven aces, eight kills and two blocks. Sierra Eagle had 10 kills.
North Hills plays Thursday at home vs.the Greensboro Guardians at 5 p.m.