Area Sports Briefs: Raiders sweep
From staff reports
Lavon Hill’s buzzer-beating shot lifted South Rowan’s boys to a 57-56 victory at Northwest Cabarrus in the SPC opener for both teams.
• The NCHSAA’s new, running-clock mercy rule was employed in the second half as South Rowan’s girls opened with a 67-19 SPC romp at Northwest Cabarrus.
• A.L. Brown took a non-conference doubleheader from West Rowan at Kannapolis’ Bullock Gym.
Joekeem Neal had 12 points and seven assists and Jaylon Neal had 20 points and five rebounds as the Wonder boys (1-1) beat the Falcons.
• A.L. Brown’s girls led 22-0 after the first quarter and rolled 60-25 against West Rowan.
Shemya Stanback, Kyla Downs and Aitana Grant scored 10 each for the Woners.
Taylor Martin scored 13 for the Falcons. The Wonders held high-scoring Khaila Hall to three points.
Owen White scored 28 points to lead Carson’s boys to a 71-36 win against Central Cabarrus on Monday. Elijah Moss scored eight for the Cougars, while Matthew Mills had seven.
Jailen Williams had double-figure assists.
• South Rowan’s girls won 37-28 at Northwest Cabarrus.
• Northwest Cabarrus’ boys won 40-36 against South Rowan.
All-CCC cross country
The CCC Runner of the Year for boys cross country is East Davidson’s Austin Campbell.
Salisbury’s Alex Yang, Matt Washko, Keegan Dillon, Thurston Alexander, John Yang and Max Patel made All-CCC.
West Davidson’s Lynn Ludwig was named CCC Coach of the Year for boys and girls.
• West Davidson’s Patience Hunt is the CCC Runner of the Year for girls cross country. Salisbury’s Mary Kaufmann made All-CCC.
Wingate’s Isiah Cureton is the player of the week for SAC men’s basketball.
Cureton averaged 18.0 points per game, ripped down 19 boards and dished out 10 assists in two SAC wins.
Brevard’s Darius Moose (Carson) was nominated for the honor.
• Newberry’s Samantha Creed was named the player of the week for SAC women’s basketball.
The CIAA and SIAC have announced the cancellation of the Pioneer Bowl for 2014.
The Rockwell varsity boys lost at Fayettville Street Christian Asheboro 56-45.
Austin Teodorvici had 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Chargers while Joel Patil scored 11.
The Chargers also fell to Union Grove Christian 35-28. Teodorvici had 16, while Patil scored nine.
Erwin’s girls basketball team beat Southeast 37-13. Lauren Weisensel scored 16 points, and Lauren Coughenour scored six.
Tamera Robinson and Kaitlyn Honeycutt led Southeast with four points each.
• Knox’s girls (4-0) beat North Rowan Middle 59-29. Tacorra Robinson had 17 points, while Endeef Grant, Taylor Bailey and Jineka Glenn scored 11 each for the Trojans.
Mikayla Dillard added eight points.
Leading North Rowan was Bi’lizah Connor with 12.