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Area sports briefs: East Rowan boys get road win

From staff and wire reports

East Rowan boys coach Trey Ledbetter called it the game that stood still.

The Mustangs won 42-39 at Central Cabarrus on Tuesday. The Vikings held the ball for 11 minutes in the second and third quarters.

East Rowan shot 5-for-5 in the first half but trailed 14-12 at halftime.

The Mustangs outscored  Central Cabarrus 9-2 in the third quarter. Ledbetter credited the defensive work of Samuel Wyrick and Austin Wyse, as the Mustangs faceguarded Central Cabarrus star Lavon Hightower.

Ledbetter also lauded the rebounding of Tay Davis. He was big on the boards with  Naquis Caldwell out with the flu.

East Rowan made 21 free throws. Logan Shuping led the Mustangs’ scoring with 10 points.

Hightower scored 20 for the Vikings.

East Rowan 42, C. Cabarrus 39

EAST ROWAN (6-7, 3-4)

Shuping 10, Goodlett 9, Love 9, Davis 9, Sa. Wyrick 4, Wyse 1.


Hightower 20, Saulter 12, Johnson 3, English 2, Thompson 1, Dorton 1.

East Rowan   4   8   9   21  — 42

Central Cab.   7   7   2   23  — 39

East girls fall

East Rowan’s girls were upset 69-65 at Central Cabarrus on Tuesday.

The Mustangs were led by 18 points by Kelli Fisher and 16 by Amani Ajayi.

Mahaley Holit scored 28 for the Vikings. Kelsey Adcock had 21.

C. Cabarrus 69, East Rowan 65

EAST ROWAN (11-2, 5-2)

Fisher 18, Ajayi 16, Troutman 9, J. Lowe 9, Shenell Pharr 7, Shenique Pharr 4, Benge 2.


Holit 28, Adcock 21, McFarlane 10, Rowden 5, Breedlove 3, Benton 2.

East Rowan    16    21   14   14  — 65

Central Cab.     20   12   16   21  — 69

Carson boys

Carson’s boys lost  57-44 at Hickory Ridge on Tuesday as the Ragin’ Bulls stayed unbeaten in the SPC.

Avery Metcalf scored 15 points, and Jaylen Stowe and Bobby Babson scored 14 each for the Ragin’ Bulls.

Marquez McCain scored 13 for Carson, while Jonathan Rucker had 12.

Hickory Ridge 57, Carson 44

CARSON (5-8, 2-4)

McCain 13, Rucker 12, Isom 6, Raper 6, Westbrook 3, Hairston 2, Bearden 2, Hogue, Whicker, Collins .

HICKORY RIDGE (13-2, 7-0)

Av. Metcalf 15, Stowe 14, Babson 14, Garner 5, Smith 4, Meertins 3, An. Metcalf 2.

Carson             13    9  11   11   — 44

Hick. Ridge     6   18   10   23  — 57

Carson girls

HARRISBURG — Carson scored only six points in the fourth quarter and wound up losing 53-49 at Hickory Ridge.

The Ragin’ Bulls outscored the Cougars 12-6 in the fourth quarter.

Alex Allen had a team-high 14 points Tuesday for Carson (6-8, 3-3 SPC). It was the 40th straight game she’s reached double figures. She is also 17 points shy of the 1,000-point mark for her career.

Freshman Olivia Gabriel contributed 13 points.

Gabby Smith scored 14 points for Hickory Ridge (12-2, 7-0 SPC). Stacia Means finished with 11 points.

Hickory Ridge 53, Carson 49

CARSON (6-8, 3-3)

Allen 14, Gabiel 13, Huffman 7, Turney 6, Shumaker 5, McClary 2, Roberson 2.

HICKORY RIDGE (12-2, 7-0)

Smith 14, Means 11, McManimen 9, Jones 2, Shears 4, Scott 6,  Miller 7.

Carson             11    18  14   6     49

Hick. Ridge     11   12   17  13  — 53


Falcons swept

Matt Morgan scored 15 points and T.J. Jones had 13 as Cox Mill’s boys won 54-49 at home against West Rowan on Tuesday.

The Falcons are 8-6 and 4-3 in the league. Cox Mill is 10-5, 6-1.

• Cox Mill beat West Rowan 51-47 in the girls game.

Khaila Hall scored 19 for the Falcons (5-9, 3-4), while Taylor Martin added 18.

A.L. Brown girls

A.L. Brown lost to Hough 45-40 in a MECKA game on Tuesday despite five Talethia Alexander 3-pointers.

Aitana Grant scored 10 for the Wonders.

Davie boys

CLEMMONS — Davie’s  War Eagles left West Forsyth with an 86-56 loss Tuesday in Central Piedmont Conference boys action.

The War Eagles were ahead 17-14 at the end of the first quarter, but a 24-point effort in the second quarter put the Titans ahead 38-34 at halftime. West Forsyth poured on another 28 points in the third quarter.

Freshman Cooper Wall was the leading scorer for Davie County with 23 points.

West Forsyth’s Darion Slade led all scorers with 24 points. Austin Rose contributed 17 points to the win.

W. Forsyth 86, Davie 56

DAVIE (5-8, 0-4)

Wall 23, Shoffner 8, Slabach 5, McDaniel 4, Poole 4, Mua 4, Mills 3, Gonnella 3, Bennett 1, Redmond 1 .

Davie                17   17   11    11  —56

W. Forsyth       14    24   28   20  — 86

Robinson boys

The Bulldogs pulled of an upset in the Mecka 4A with their 61-57 win in Huntersville at North Mecklenburg.

Lavar Batts Jr. led the Bulldogs’ charge to victory with 23 points. Daniel Spencer tossed in 15 points.

Taj Middleton’s 15 points made him the Vikings’ leading scorer. C.J. Bryce had 12 points.

Carson jayvees

Carson’s jayvee boys stayed unbeaten with a 64-63 win at Hickory Ridge on Tuesday.

Owen White hit the game-winning shot and led the Cougars with 17 points.

Elijah Moss and A.J. Banks scored 14 apiece. Jailen Williams had 11.

East wrestling

East Rowan won 66-18 against Central Cabarrus in  SPC action on Tuesday.

152: Luke Miller (EARO) over Cooper  McAuley (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 160: Maxwell Wall (EARO) over Branson McGee (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 170: Daniel Muncy (EARO) over De`Andre Brown (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 182: Josh Weinstein (CECA) over   (EARO) (For.) 195: Shiheem Saunders (EARO) over Christopher Berg (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 220: Cody Hiatt (EARO) over Ethan  Gonder (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 285: Josiah Thompson (CECA) over Austin Hoosier (EARO) (Fall 0:00) 106: Tanner Gleaton (CECA) over   (EARO) (For.) 113: Landon Carico (EARO) over Ethan Workman (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 120: Logan Haas (EARO) over Johnny Romero (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 126: Jeffrey Burrell (EARO) over Jeremiah Bobbitt (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 132: Wesley Porter (EARO) over Matthew Broomfield (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 138: Colton Carico (EARO) over Dawson Baucom (CECA) (Fall 0:00) 145: Dustin Humphrey (EARO) over Almaidah McGriff (CECA) (Fall 0:00)

West wrestling

West Rowan won 43-24 against Cox Mill in SPC action in Mount Ulla on Tuesday.

Alex Williams, Ben Kluttz, Josh McSwain, Jacob Wood and Hunter Mesimer had pins for the Falcons.

Zac Ridenhour won a major decision. Juwan Houston, Hunter Wilhelm and Steven Lee won decisions.

8th-grade basketball

Erwin’s boys defeated Southeast 53-31.

Leading the way for the Eagles was Hunter Eagle with 18 points. Gabe Hinceman and Christian Bennett both had 16 each. Solid defensive performancs were turned in by Landon Ketchie, Cole Mabry and Bryson Wagner.

ACC hoops

Josh Newkirk had a pair of clutch baskets in the final 2 ½ minutes of overtime and finished with 15 points, lifting Pittsburgh to a 61-60 comeback win over Boston College on Tuesday night.

Michael Young added 15 points.



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