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Area Sports Briefs: Carson, Cavs strong in major track meet

From staff reports
Carson’s Zachary Marchinko and Brenden Westbrook had second-place finishes in the Marvin Ridge Invitational.
Marchinko, a senior who signed with Charlotte, took second in the 1600 in 4:27.31. Westbrook was second in the long jump with an effort of 20 feet, 11 3/4 inches.
Other top-10 finishes by Carson’s boys were a fourth in the 400 by Nick Cox (50.61) and a ninth-place effort by Garrett Ingold in the 3200 (10:11).
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Carson’s girls were led by freshman McKenzie Gadson. She placed third in the 200 (25.64) and fifth in the long jump (15-6 1/2).
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North Rowan’s girls competed at Marvin Ridge.
Payton Russell placed second in the 400 (58.77) and fifth in the 200 (26.03).
Chevy Blaire took fourth in the discus (96-7) and fifth in the shot put (35-9). Meliya Parker was eighth in the 100 (16.69) and ninth in the 300 hurdles (50.08).
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For North Rowan’s boys, Michael Streater was fourth in the high jump (6-0). Courtney Roseborough was fifth in the triple jump (42-0-1/2).
A’Jon Jones placed eighth in the 300 hurdles (43.46). Terry Cathcart was 10th in the shot put (41-0-1/4). North’s 4×200 relay team ran 1:33.29 for eighth place.

Prep hoops

Boxscores from Saturday’s Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic in Myrtle Beach.

BOYS
NORTH CAROLINA (91): Davion Mintz 3, Jaylen McManus 8, Damani Applewhite 12, Jay Huff 11, Ian Boyd 10, Kyran Bowman 21, Jalen Sanders 5, Zach Cottrell 7, Raekwon Long 14.
SOUTH CAROLINA (114): Daniel Carr 12, Cartier Diarra 15, Chris Ross 9, Jordan Bruner 8, Brevin Galloway 14, Frankie Johnson 14, Eli Lake 7, Preston Parks 13, La’Darius Williams 4, Ian Kinard 18.
HALF: SC 39, NC 29. 3-point goals: NC 4 (Boyd, Bowman, Sanders, Cottrell), SC 16 (Carr 2, Diarra, Ross, Galloway 2, Johnson 4, Lake, Parks 2, Kinard 3). Team fouls: NC 16, SC 23. Fouled out: Bowman (NC). Technical fouls: None.

GIRLS
NORTH CAROLINA (77): Angel Rizor 5, Bayley Plummer 1, Bailey Kargo 10, Mikaya Wilson 5, Te’ja Twitty 6, Lexi Mercer 13, Chanin Scott 10, Jordan Chavis 24, Naheria Hamilton 3.
SOUTH CAROLINA (78): Jhileiya Dunlap 16, Asiah Jones 3, Justice Gee 2, Jessica Harris 16, Christian Hithe 9, Shayla Bennett 7, Kionna Jeter 9, Lauren Harley 11, Shaquanda Miller-McCray 1, Brooke Jordan-Brown 4.
HALF: SC 55, NC 39. 3-point goals: NC 7 (Kargo 2, Scott, Chavis 4), SC 4 (Harris 2, Bennett, Jeter). Team fouls: NC 24, SC 26. Fouled out: NC: Wilson, Hamilton. SC: Miller-McCray.

North Hills soccer

North Hills tied Sacred Heart 1-1 in soccer.
Morgan Trexler scored the goal for North Hills. Elizabeth Jones made 17 saves for the Eagles.

College baseball
East Carolina’s Eric Tyler (South Rowan) had two hits and two RBIs in Saturday’s 5-2 win against Monmouth.

College softball
Sidney Grkman (Carson) had three RBIs on Saturday as UNC Greensboro won games against Robert Morris and George Washington.
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Radford’s Marissa Yow (West Rowan) hit a two-run homer to help the Highlanders sweep Charleston Southern in a Sunday doubleheader.

NCAA tournament
SPOKANE, Wash. — Dillon Brooks refused to let top-seed Oregon and the Pac-12 Conference be eliminated on the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, scoring 25 points and leading the Ducks to 69-64 win over No. 8 seed Saint Joseph’s in the second round of the West Regional on Sunday night.
Oregon (30-6) plays Duke in a regional semifinal in Anaheim Thursday.

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