Sports Briefs: No. 1 falls; Locklear scores 17

Published 12:30 am Tuesday, January 19, 2016

From staff and wire reports
AMES, Iowa — After starting 1-3, Iowa State hardly looked a Big 12 contender — let alone a team with a shot at the national title.
The Cyclones sent a message to the rest of the country Monday night that they plan on being a factor in the months ahead.
Georges Niang scored 22 points, Monte Morris added 20 and No. 19 Iowa State beat top-ranked Oklahoma 82-77, its first win over a No. 1 team since toppling Wilt Chamberlain’s Kansas Jayhawks in 1957.
It was the third time a No. 1 team lost in the state of Iowa this season. Northern Iowa beat North Carolina and Iowa beat Michigan State.
Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) scored 19 points and had seven rebounds for Augusta in Monday’s 105-99, double-OT loss to Young Harris.
Pfeiffer won 69-58 against North Greenville on Monday.
Mike Smith and Andrew Guerrero led the Falcons with 15 points apiece.

Women’s hoops
In a 78-63 loss at Jacksonville on Monday, Kelly Dulkoski (Carson) had 11 points and four assists.
Dulkoski, a redshirt sophomore, played all 40 minutes.
She’s averaging 9.6 points per game and is shooting 36 percent on 3-pointers. She’s made 41 this season.
UNC Pembroke freshman Avery Locklear (South Rowan) scored 17 points in a 78-60 loss at Clayton State on Monday.
Locklear made four 3-pointers.
Pfeiffer lost 56-47 to North Greenville on Monday.
Shontai Totten scored 15 points for the Falcons (5-9, 4-6 CC), while Arina Tillman had 14.
Duke’s women fell out of the top 25 on Monday, ending a string of 312 polls in which the Blue Devils were ranked. The streak started in 1999.

Junior golf
Michael Childress finished second in the Tarheel Youth Golf Association tournament held at Mid Pines in Pinehurst on Monday.
Childress shot 37-37 — 74 to finish second in his 16-18 age group as well as second overall.

Prep swimming
The Rowan County Swimming Championships will be held at 4 p.m. at the Hurley YMCA on Thursday.

Tryouts for Carolina Hurricanes girls basketball are on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. at China Grove Middle School.
This is a team for girls in grades 6 and 7.
High school girls basketball tryouts for the Hurricanes will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 23 at China Grove Middle School.
Contact Marcus White at 704-490-5844 or Lamar Wilkerson at 704-754-7173.