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Area Sports Briefs: South, East drop SPC doubleheaders

From staff reports
South Rowan’s girls lost for the first time on Tuesday night.
The Raiders fell at Cox Mill, 54-47, in South Piedmont Conference action.
South started strong, but Cox Mill cut South’s lead to a single point at halftime.
Then the Chargers (3-2, 3-0 SPC) were better in the fourth quarter.
Missed free throws hurt the Raiders.
Maddy Rincus scored 17 for Cox Mill. Rachel Barker had 11, and Nya Tillery added 10.
For South Rowan (3-1, 2-1 SPC), Janiya Downs and Tazah “Z” Hardin scored 18 apiece.

Cox Mill 54, South Rowan 47

S Rowan 16 8 13 10 — 47
Cox Mill 7 18 13 16 — 54

South Rowan (47) — Janiya Downs 18; Tazah Hardin 18; Keara McClary 3; Whitley Arnott 5, Riley Corriher 3
Cox Mill (54) — Maddy Rinkus 17; Rachel Barker 11; Nya Tillery 10; Kelsey Holmes 6; Alyssa Sondrini 7; Anna Riddle 3

East girls fall

East Rowan’s girls lost at home to strong Hickory Ridge, 65-16, on Tuesday.
Jiera Shears scored 11 to pace the Ragin’ Bulls.
Adalie Harrison scored eight for the Mustangs.

H. Ridge 65, East Rowan 16

H Ridge 20 19 16 10 — 65
E. Rowan 3 8 3 2 — 16

Hickory Ridge (65) — Jiera Shears 11, Scott 6, D. Neal 7, Dorsey 2, Daniel 9, Sprinkle 8, R. Neal 4, Ruggiero 2, Ja. Shear 1, Jones 3, Wagner 5, Smith 7
East Rowan (16) — A. Harrison 8, Winford 1, H. Harrison 1, Houpe 4, Wagner 2

East boys lose

East Rowan’s boys put up a good fight at home before losing to strong Hickory Ridge, 72-59, on Tuesday in SPC play.
Nick Ruggerio scored 21 for the Ragin’ Bulls, and Jarren Cottingham had 16.
Bryson Sprinkle scored 13 to lead East Rowan. Elton Hooper had 12 points, and Paiton File scored 11.
East is still looking for its first win of the season

H. Ridge 72, East Rowan 59

H Ridge 23 21 18 10 — 72
E. Rowan 15 13 16 15 — 59

Hickory Ridge (72) — Jarren Cottingham 16, Eli Cupples 15, Nick Ruggiero 21, Wimbish 4, Bell 4, Thomas 2, Hayles 2, Kirby 4, Carlton 4, Meertins
East Rowan (59) — Bryson Sprinkle 13, Elton Hooper 12, Paiton File 11, Scruggs 3, Bennett 2, Jefferson 9, Taylor 3, Morton 6, Broaddus, Hinceman.

Chargers top SR boys

South Rowan’s boys lost to Cox Mill, 70-34, in SPC action on Tuesday.
Zach Powers led the Raiders with 12 points. Garrett Harrington had eight points, and Bailey Graham added seven.
Wendell Moore, one of the nation’s top sophomores, had 16 for the Chargers.
Tyzhaun Claude scored 15, while Francis Sio had 11.

SPC girls

Mahaley Holit scored 30 points and had eight assists and six steals in Central Cabarrus’ 77-41 SPC win against Concord on Tuesday.

MECKA boys

North Meck rolled over A.l. Brown, 84-22, on Tuesday.
Tristan Maxwell hit five 3-pointers for North Meck.

Jayvee boys
Jay Joseph scored 15 points to lead West Rowan’s jayvee boys to a 46-36 win against Carson.
Zack Brawley scored eight for the Falcons.

Jayvee girls
Carson’s jayvee girls won against West Rowan, 56-24, to stay undefeated.
Taylor Conrad scored 20 points to lead the Cougars.
Jenesha Mashore scored eight for the Falcons, and Nasya Evans had seven.
Katie Jewell and Victoria Post were defensive standouts for Carson.

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