Moir tournament girls: Cougars beat Hornets again
SALISBURY — Carson’s 53-34 win against Salisbury in a Sam Moir Christmas Classic girls consolation bracket Monday gave the Cougars their third victory over Salisbury this season.
Salisbury (2-10) beat Carson (6-6) three times in 2013-14, but the series has been all Carson this season.
Carson senior Alex Allen had a double-double before halftime and finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds and four steals. Freshman Olivia Gabriel scored 14, her 10th game in double figures.
Salisbury shot just 23.3 percent, but freshman Maria Capito had a banner day with 4-for-4 shooting on 3-pointers and scored a career-best 17 points.
The Hornets were only down three points late in the first half after 3-pointers by Capito and Myanna Hillie, but Carson got buckets from Allen, Sydney Huffman and Micah Furr to close the half with a 27-18 halftime lead.
A Katy Wolfe 3-pointer helped the Hornets pull within four points early in the third quarter, but Furr, who hadn’t scored in her previous four games, made key shots to help the Cougars retake control.
Allen takes 956 career points into Tuesday’s noon fifth-place game against South Rowan.
Salisbury plays West Rowan at 9 a.m. on Tuesday for seventh place.
SALISBURY (34): Capito 17, Philpot 4, Alexander 3, Wolfe 3, Hillie 3, Phifer 2, Caldwell 2, Honeycutt, Jones, Houston, Hightower.
CARSON (53): Allen 18, Gabriel 14, Furr 9, Huffman 6, McClary 3, Wiggins 2, Taylor 1, Roberson, Jackson, Ketchie, Turney, Shumaker.
Salisbury 9 9 9 7 — 34
Carson 11 16 16 10 — 53