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Area Sports Briefs: East Rowan splits with Cox Mill

From staff reports

East Rowan’s girls won 44-30 at Cox Mill on Friday to stay in the thick of the SPC race.

Jocelyn Lowe led the Mustangs with 11 points, and Shenell Pharr scored 10.

EAST (44)  — J. Lowe 11, Shenell Pharr 10, Fisher 8, Shenique Pharr 6, Benge 6, Troutman 3, Eller, Ajayi, S. Lowe, Drew.

COX MILL (30) — Barker 10, Lewis 8, Surratt 6, Hill 4, Stafford 2

East Rowan   15   12   12  5 —  44

Cox Mill          9       7     3 11 —  30

• East Rowan’s boys lost  75-63 at Cox Mill on Friday.

East Rowan senior Samuel Wyrick suffered an ankle injury (coach Trey Ledbetter   didn’t know yet if the ankle is sprained or broken), and that  hurt the Mustangs’ chances of slowing down Cox Mill standout Matt Morgan.

Morgan scored 30.

“Samuel’s our defensive stopper and we couldn’t get the stops we needed,” Ledbetter said. “Offensively, we played pretty well.”

Austin Love led the Mustangs with 18 points. Bravon Goodlett scored 11, and Tay Davis had 10.

EAST (63)  — Love 18, Goodlett 11, Love 10, Bradshaw 7, Sa. Wyrick 6, Caldwell 5, Wyse 4, Elliott 2, Se. Wyrick, Shuping.

COX MILL (75) — Morgan 30, Jones 15, Earl 9, Baptiste 8, Sio 6, Cline 4, Gaude 3.

East Rowan   9      18     18    18 —  63

Cox Mill         23      21     12   19 —  75

• Alex Allen scored 23 points, but Carson lost 73-60 to Central Cabarrus on Friday. Anne Marie Turney scored 12 for the Cougars.

Mahaley Holit scored 24 for the Vikings.

• Carson won the boys game over the Vikings 64-49.

Jonathan Rucker matched his career high with 23 points.

• A.L. Brown’s girls won 57-55 against West Charlotte in   MECKA play on Friday.

Kyla Downs led the Wonders with 16 points. Mariah Howard scored 12, and Aitana Grant had 10. Shemya Stanback had a tremendous all-round game.

• Hickory Ridge’s girls got 16 points from Laura McManimen and 13 from Stacia Means and beat Concord 47-38 on  Friday.

• Hickory Ridge’s boys beat Concord 65-61 behind 25 points from Jaylen Stowe.

  Mount Tabor was in control from the start and defeated Davie County’s boys 83-58 on Friday. The War Eagles were behind 27-7 after the first period and 53-20 at halftime.

Jordan McDaniel scored a team-high 13 points for Davie County.

Davie County (53): McDaniel 13, Slabach 5, Redmond 4, Belinazzi 3, Bennett 2, Miller 2, Young 2, Wall 8, Shoffner 7, Poole 6, Ganella, Mua 6.

Davie County   7   13 23 15 — 53

Mount Tabor   27  26 17 13 —  83

Jayvee basketball

The Cavaliers beat the Dragons 60-42 on Friday at home.

Xavier Haley led North Rowan with 18 points. Dajuan Clement contributed 10 points.

•Carson’s boys stayed unbeaten (12-0) with a 64-43 win against Central Cabarrus. Jailen Williams led the Cougars with 23 points. Owen White had 11, Tevin Myers scored seven, and Cameron Prugh had six.

• Carson’s girls beat Central Cabarrus 43-30 behind  13 points by Sydney Taylor.

College hoops

Catawba’s basketball teams are home Saturday afternoon at 2 and 4 p.m. against Brevard.

• Darius Moose (Carson) scored 20 points for Brevard in Wednesday’s 78-56  loss to Carson-Newman.

• Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) scored 17 points for GRU Augusta in Wednesday’s 78-68 win against Flagler.

• Tre Williams (Carson) had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Davidson County Community College in a 99-86 win against Sandhills CC.

Tevin Stark (A.L. Brown) scored 24 for Sandhills.

• Mars Hill’s Isaiah Cuthbertson (West Rowan) had 11 points and five rebounds in Wednesday’s  79-70 loss to Anderson.

Women’s hoops

Jessica Heilig (Salisbury) was named female Student-Athlete of the Month at Gardner-Webb. The senior is averaging 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds.

• Kelly Dulkoski (Carson)  shot 4-for-6 on 3-pointers and scored 12  points for Kennesaw State in Wednesday’s 66-58 win against Northern Kentucky.

• Morehead State’s Shay Steele (West Rowan) had eight points and six rebunds in a 62-61 loss to SIU Edwardsville on Thursday.

SPC wrestling

East Rowan beat Cox Mill 66-12 on Friday.

132: Wesley Porter (EARO) over Nick Gee (COMI) (Dec 6-2) 138: Adam Abarelli (COMI) over Colton Carico (EARO) (Fall 0:00) 145: Dustin Humphrey (EARO) over Ma Zhongke (COMI) (Fall 0:00) 152: Luke Miller (EARO) over Jeremiah Smith (COMI) (Fall 0:00) 160: Maxwell Wall (EARO) over Jacob Rodgers (COMI) (Fall 0:00) 170: Daniel Muncy (EARO) over Grayson Wassweiler (COMI) (Fall 0:00) 182: Shiheem Saunders (EARO) over Justin Snyder (COMI) (Fall 0:00) 195: Jake Boltz (EARO) over Dayvonne  Pharr (COMI) (Dec 6-4) 220: Cody Hiatt (EARO) over Andrew Marshall (COMI) (Fall 0:00) 285: Austin Hoosier (EARO) over Josh Blucher (COMI) (Fall 0:00) 106: Cade Davis (COMI) over   (EARO) (For.) 113: Landon Carico (EARO) over Brady Philemon (COMI) (Fall 0:00) 120: Logan Haas (EARO) over   (COMI) (For.) 126: Jeffrey Burrell (EARO) over Hunter Linn (COMI) (Fall 0:00)

Catawba athletics

Catawba and adidas announced a five-year partnership in which the Portland, Ore., based company will be the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Indians through the 2019-20 season. The partnership will be implemented in concert with BrandRPM, a team athletic dealer in the Carolinas.

“Catawba’s rich athletic tradition and consistent success make them a perfect fit for the adidas family,” said Rohn Mulkey, adidas executive.

Livingstone athletics

Livingstone’s basketball teams play on the road at Shaw on Saturday afternoon.

Livingstone’s women are 15-0 and 6-0 in the CIAA.

Livingstone’s women’s team received a gift to start the new year — new basketball shoes, donated by motivational speaker  Kenston J. Griffin, a Livingstone grad.

• Sprinter Quanera Hayes was named the athlete of the week for CIAA women’s track. The senior finished first in the 400 at  the Wake Forest Invitational in 56 seconds and has won 12 of her last 14  400 races.

8th-grade hoops

Knox’s girls finished a perfect regular season with a 39-28 win against Erwin.

Bryanna Troutman scored 19, while Taylor Bailey had 12.

Lauren Weisensel scored nine for the Eagles.

The Trojans went 14-0.

•West Rowan Middle’s boys won 41-26 against China Grove to close the regular season. Payne Stolsworth scored 10 for the Bulldogs.  Robert Caldwell and Devin Basenbach had six each. Jake Perez scored five.

• Erwin is hosting the 8th-grade basketball tournament, starting on Saturday.

Semifinals are on Monday. Championship games are Tuesday.

Tournament pairings

Saturday, Jan. 17

8 a.m. — Boys: (3) Knox (10-4) vs. (6) China Grove (3-11)

9:30 a.m. — Girls: (1) Knox (14-0) vs. (8) Southeast (1-13)

11 a.m. — Girls: (2) Mooresville (11-3) vs. (7) China Grove (2-12)

12:30 p.m. — Boys: (2) Mooresville (12-2) vs. (7) Southeast (3-11)

2 p.m. — Boys: (4) West Rowan (8-6) vs. Erwin (7-7)

3:30 p.m. — Girls: (4) West Rowan (7-7) vs. (5) Erwin (5-9)

5 p.m. — Girls: (3) Corriher-Lipe (11-3) vs. No. 6  North Rowan (5-9)

6:30 p.m. —  Boys: (1)  North Rowan  (14-0) vs. (8) Corriher-Lipe (0-14)

Prep football

East Rowan announced its  football banquet award winners.

JV Mustang Award: Tate Houpe,  Most Oustanding Offensive Lineman: Daniel Jones,  Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Robert Barringer,  Most Outstanding Offensive Skill Position Player: Seth Wyrick

Most Outstanding Defensive (Skill): Shiheem Saunders,  Special Teams MVP: Max Wall,  MVP Offensive Player: Samuel Wyrick, MVP Defensive Player: Willie McCree, Team MVP: Samuel Wyrick

North Hills hoops

The North Hills JV boys won 52-44 against Grace Christian.

Dean Gilmore and James Houghton scored 20 points each for the Eagles.

• The North Hills varsity boys won 75-25 against Grace Christian. Chris Taylor scored 24 for the Eagles. Leonard Murdock had 16. Josh Buchanan scored 10.

• The North Hills middle school boys won 45-41 against Covenant Classical.

Trey Carlton led the Eagles with 19 points. Matthews James scored 11, and Parker Moody had seven.

•The North Hills varsity girls won 50-24 against Grace Christian.

Sieria Eagle scored 15 points, Olivia Houghton had 11, and Catherine Johnson and Jordan Plummer scored eight each.

• The North Hills middle school girls won 32-20 against Covenant Classical.

Carrie Morgan and Destini Phifer  scored eight each for the Eagles. Klara Ogg and Audrey McGrail scored five apiece.

Salis. Academy hoops

Salisbury Acdaemy’s jayvee boys lost 37-19 to Westchester. Jude Lockhart scored 13, while Graham Smith had five.

• Salisbury Academy’s varsity girls won 26-13 against Westchester.

Annabel Barr had nine points. Ellen Simons and Katie Leckonby  had five each. Lila Harry had 10 steals.

• Salisbury Academy’s varsity boys played good defense but lost 18-15 to Westchester.



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