Area Sports Briefs: North Rowan sweeps Bulldogs
From staff reports
THOMASVILLE — Henderson Lentz was the Pied Piper for North Rowan on Tuesday and his teammates followed him to an 83-56 CCC victory at Thomasville.
Lentz scored 23 points, had 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks, as North Rowan stayed tied for first place with Lexington, an easy winner against East Davidson.
The Cavaliers (15-5, 8-1 CCC) jumped all over the Bulldogs in the first quarter and led 20-5 at the end of the period. They led by 11 at halftime, but they outscored the Bulldogs 45-29 in the second half.
Joseph Scott played a big role with 19 points, and Josh Handy was a key contributor with 18. Jalen Sanders scored 15 points and dished out 14 assists.
For Thomasville, Jahare Taylor-Thomas scored a team-high 21 points while Tyquan Anderson threw in 16.
North Rowan ends its regular season Friday at home against Salisbury.
NORTH ROWAN (83)
Lentz 23, Scott 19, Handy 18, Sanders 15, Harrison 2, Chambers 4, Jefferies 2.
North Rowan 20 18 23 22 — 83
Thomasville 5 22 16 13 — 56
North Rowan’s second-place girls won 45-29 at Thomasville on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers got 13 points from Aliyah Farmer and 12 from Special Washington.
The Cavaliers only led by five at halftime, but broke the game open in the third quarter.
“Defense kind of carried the day for us,” North Rowan coach Brian Litton said.
A.L. Brown’s girls lost 53-47 at West Charlotte. Shemya Stanback (career high 15 points) and Aitana Grant led the Wonders.
• West Rowan’s girls started slow but won 61-42 against Cox Mill in Mount Ulla.
West Rowan’s boys played on even terms with Cox Mill until foul trouble doomed the Falcons. The Chargers won 67-58 and stayed tie for first with Cox Mill.
West Rowan is at Hickory Ridge on Friday.
• Robinson’s boys won 101-88 over Mallard Creek in Tuesday MECKA action. Daniel Spencer scored 28 for the Bulldogs, who are still alive for the regular-season title. Connor Boothe had 21, and Levar Batts Jr. had 19.
• Hough upset North Meck 78-64 in the MECKA on Tuesday.
Hickory Ridge won 71-55 at Carson to win the SPC boys title.
Elijah Moss (12 points), Cameron Prugh (11) and A.J. Banks (nine) led the Cougars.
• East Rowan’s boys won 48-33 against Central Cabarrus.
Leading the Mustangs (11-6) were Lucas Morton with 17 points, Ellis Taylor with 12 points and seven rebounds, and Paiton File with points and six rebounds.
• West Rowan’s jayvee girls won 33-22 against Cox Mill.
Prep indoor track
Indoor track state championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
There are separate championships for 3A and 4A, with 1A and 2A competing together.
For the third consecutive year, the championships will be held at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.
Meets will start with the 1A/-2A championships on Friday. Competition will begin at 4 pm.
On Saturday, the 3A meet is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. After that meet has concluded, 4A schools will hold their championships, with both field events and running events beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Defending champions: Girls: 1A-2A, Raleigh Charter; 3A, Marvin Ridge; 4A, Charlotte Catholic; Boys: 1A-2A, North Carolina School of Science and Math; 3A, Chapel Hill; 4A, Green Hope.
• West Rowan announced its competitors for the 3A state meet.
4×800 relay — Cameron Butler, Michael Anton, Jordan Bostian and Andrew Burgess.
4×400 relay — Cameron Butler, Michael Anton, Juwan Houston and J.T. Sanders.
4×200 relay — Jovon Quarles, Juwan Houston, Kevin Galliard and J.T. Sanders
1000 meters — Butler and Josie Heglar.
500 — Brieanna Owens
55 meters — Galliard, Sanders, Quarles and Tabitha Landy
55 meter hurdles- Houston
Triple jump — Galliard
Catawba’s softball team split with Pfeiffer on Tuesday in Misenheimer.
The Indians won the first game 4-0 as Carley Tysinger pitched a four-hit shutout and struck out 10.
Tysinger ended the game with a strikeout with the bases loaded.
Caroline Turner homered for the Indians.
Pfeiffer (6-5) won the second game 3-0.
Chandler Walker and Jaclyn Boever homered for the Falcons. Sam Jarmusch was the winning pitcher.
Catawba is on the road Wednesday at Coker, while Livingstone is at Fayetteville State.
Catawba is home Saturday afternoon against Anderson, while Livingstone plays at J.C. Smith on Saturday afternoon.
Livingstone’s unbeaten women are ranked as high as fifth nationally in the D-II polls.
• Ayana Avery (West Rowan) hit five 3-pointers for Radford in a 55-45 win against Longwood on Tuesday.
Catawba’s women’s tennis team fell 9-0 to Pfeiffer on Tuesday afternoon at the Knapp Tennis Center. Catawba fell to 4-2 on the season while Pfeiffer improved to 3-1.
Adalie Harrison scored 12 points and Maci Cooper had 11 in Erwin’s 32-7 win against China Grove’s girls.
• Jay Joseph’s 24 points and 14 rebounds led West Rowan Middle to a 45-42 win against Knox.
Quay Weeks had 10 points and eight assists. Baiden Suddarth had six points and six rebounds.
Xavier Kesler paced Knox with 14 points.
Both teams are 4-2.
West Rowan will next play China Grove on Thursday.
North Hills hoops
The North Hills elementary school girls beat Success Institute 24-11.
Klara Ogg scored 11 points. Audrey McGrail had 10.
Aces at Irish Creek
Grady Summerlin made a hole-in-one on No. 18 at The Club at Irish Creek.
Summerlin used a hybrid to ace the 175-yard hole. Witnessing the feat were Marvin Ridings and Batty Bagwell.
•Marty Griffin also aced the No. 18 hole a day later. He used a 4-Hybrid, with the pin placement at 165 yards.
Witnesses were Barry Troutman, Larry Hartsell, Scott Beaver and Kirby Miller.
Athletes of the Week
NCHSAA athletes of the week are Caroline Hauder of Waxhaw Marvin Ridge and Edrice Adebayo of Pinetown Northside.
Hauder, a sophomore swimming standout at Marvin Ridge, helped her team win the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A West Regional.
Adebayo, a 6-10, 242-pound junior, had a big hand in three victories by the Northside men’s basketball team last week. He poured in 42 points, pulled down 24 rebounds and blocked six shots in a 96-89 victory over Pamlico and had 28 points, 20 rebounds, and five blocks in an easy 73-26 victory over Bear Grass Charter.
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