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Area Sports Briefs: East girls win opener

From staff reports
East Rowan’s girls opened the season with a 40-31 win against North Stanly on Thursday in Granite Quarry.
The win came in the debut at East for new coach Kevin Holland.
“We missed a lot of free throws and a lot of layups early in the game,” Holland said. “Not pretty, just too young teams going at it. But we won.”
Keying the win was another person making a debut — freshman guard Adalie Harrison. She scored 13 points to lead the Mustangs.
East got six points each from Courtney Wagner and Anna Shafer to win the low-scoring contest.
East’s best quarter was the fourth when the Mustangs scored 17 points.
“We started clicking a little bit,” Holland said. “We started moving the ball a lot better against their zone.”
Taylor Burleson scored nine points for the Comets (0-2).

E. Rowan 40, N. Stanly 31

N. STANLY (31)
Burleson 9, Hinson 6, Almond 5, Talbert 4, Hogan 4, Landis 3.
EAST ROWAN (40)
Harrison 13, Wagner 6, Shafer 6, Winford 4, Houpe 4, Honeycutt 3, McCall 2, Coughenour 2.
N. Stanly 7 6 12 6 — 31
E. Rowan 6 13 4 17 — 40

Bulls romp

Nia Daniel scored 22 points and Gabby Smith had 19 as Hickory Ridge’s girls rolled, 75-20, against East Meck in their opener on Thursday.

8th-grade hoops

Erwin beat Southeast, 42-39.
Colby Perry had 15 points, Colbie Perry had 13 points, and Liza Simmerson scored 10 for the Eagles (5-0).
For Southeast. Ellie Wilhelm scored 10, and Tate Barger and Kary Hales scored six each.

Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart’s varsity boys defeated Tri-City Christian, 33-15.
Will Webb led the Dolphins with eight points, followed by Jalon Walker with seven. Luke Graeber and Ben Childress played well.
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Sacred Heart’s varsity girls defeated TCC 27-7.
Rachel McCullough led twith 14 points. Caroline Cardelle added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Marina Mueller was also strong on the boards.
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Sacred Heart’s jayvee boys defeated TCC 27-17. Deuce Walker led the Dolphins with seven points, followed by Nick Loeblein and John David Bonilla with six points. Kaiden Dulkoski added four points. Bonilla, Loeblein and Tyler Conover played great defense.
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Sacred Heart’s jayvee girls defeated TCC 12-10 with Faye Carol Shellhorn and Gianna Patella each scoring 4 points.
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Sacred Heart’s varsity Boys lost to Immaculate Heart of Mary of High Point 30-16. Childress led with six points.
Sacred Heart’s girls fell to IHM 41-20, with McCullough leading the Dolphins with 17 points.

5K run
The Melinda Weatherford 5K will be held at Knox Middle School on Saturday at 9 a.m, followed by a half-mile fun run at 10 a.m.
Shirts, food, fun and awards will benefit Melinda Weatherford’s upcoming treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.
All runners and walkers welcome.
Door prizes. www.salisburyrowanrunners.org 704-310-6741.

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