Area Sports Briefs

Published 12:16 am Wednesday, November 19, 2014

From staff reports

East Rowan quarterback Samuel Wyrick and Wallace-Rose Hill soccer player Kenney Sevilla are the NCHSAA athletes of the week.

The NCHSAA  normally names  male and a female weekly honorees, but with no girls sports being played last week, two male athletes are being honored.

Wyrick threw five touchdown passes and ran for two TDs in a 50-49 playoff win at No. 2 seed  Morganton Freedom. Wyrick threw for three 2-point conversions for 15th-seeded East Rowan, including the game-winner.

He was 23-for-32 passing for 355 yards.

Wyrick’s brother, Seth, had 250 receiving yards. He  caught  four touchdown passes and the decisive 2-point conversion.

Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and Subway sponsor the NCHSAA awards.

Samuel Wyrick is the second Rowan County athlete to be honored. Salisbury golfer Grace Yatawara won earlier. They were nominated by the Post.

College hoops

Brevard started playing Division II basketball in 2008, and senior Darius Moose (Carson) is starting to break some D-II-era school records for the Tornados.

Moose scored 28 points on Tuesday in a 104-91 loss to North Georgia. Moose shot 10-for-19 from the  floor and had four rebounds and three assists.

Moose broke Brevard’s D-II-era record for field goals made in a career. He broke the record for career games played on Saturday.

• Pfeiffer’s men rolled to   an easy 88-51 win against Barber-Scotia on Monday in Misenheimer.

The Falcons shot 71 percent in the first half and 64 percent for the game. Pfeiffer outrebounded the Sabers  53-25.

Harvey McMurray scored 20 for the Falcons, while De’Vonte Jenkins had 19.

• Livingstone’s men play in a tournament at Johnson C. Smith’s Brayboy Gym this weekend.

Livingstone plays Rollins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and takes on Johnson & Wales at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Women’s hoops

Livingstone jumped out to a 9-0 lead and  made a good showing in a 66-55 loss at Western Carolina’s Ramsey Center on Monday.

The Catamounts led 24-23 at halftime.

Amber Curtis led the Blue Bears with 16 points.

Middle school hoops

Knox’s girls won 36-29 against Mooresville. Bryanna Troutman scored 20 points. Tacorra Robinson and  Taylor Bailey had eight each.

Troutman scored 19 for the Trojans (2-0) and Bailey had seven in a 32-24 win against China Grove.

North Hills

The North Hills middle school girls edged Arborbook 17-16. Colby Edmonds scored 13 points to lead the Eagles.