Area Sports Briefs: Davie’s Reynolds gets Shrine Bowl chance
From staff reports
Davie County quarterback Chris Reynolds was named as one of the replacements for the North Carolina Shrine Bowl squad on Monday.
A Charlotte 49ers commit, Reynolds threw 29 touchdown passes and three for 2,514 yards as he led Davie to a 12-2 season and the third round of the 4A state playoffs.
Reynolds also had 10 rushing TDs and is an exceptionally mobile quarterback.
The Central Piedmont Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Reynolds missed two early games with an ankle injury, so his production came in 12 games.
It’s possible Reynolds will see action at receiver as well as quarterback.
The Shrine Bowl game is this Saturday in Spartanburg, S.C., with kickoff set for 2 p.m.
West Rowan’s record-breaking receiver Kortez Weeks got a Shrine Bowl call on Sunday.
Weeks has been terrific in the early going for West’s basketball team, but it will be back to football for him this week.
State championship games in both North Carolina and South Carolina were pushed back a week to allow schools affected by Hurricane Matthew time to reschedule their games.
In North Carolina, that meant eight state championship-bound players are unable to participate in the Shrine Bowl — Will Jones and Javon Leake of Greensboro Page, Xach Gill and Darius Hodge of Wake Forest, Hendon Hooker and Bryson Speas of Greensboro Dudley, Sherrod Greene of Rocky Mount and Jayden Borders of Shelby.
Jones and Hooker are quarterbacks.
The Shrine Bowl is the oldest high school all-star game in the nation, dating back to 1937. It’s played to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children across the country.
A.L. Brown’s girls stopped a six-game slide by beating Northwest Cabarrus, 51-28, on Monday at Bullock Gym.
The Wonders broke it open in the second half after settling for a 22-18 halftime lead.
Freshman Jala Campbell led the Wonders (2-6) with 14 points.
Tricia Robinson kept Northwest Cabarrus (0-5) in the game in the first half by scoring 15 points. She finished with 24.
Zacc Williamson made a shot in traffic with six seconds left to lift A.L. Brown to its first win of the season in boys basketball.
The Wonders (1-3) edged Northwest, 57-56, after trailing 46-42 entering the fourth quarter.
The Trojans are 2-3.
On tonight’s schedule, East Rowan is at West Rowan, South Rowan is at Central Cabarrus, and Concord is home against Carson in South Piedmont Conference contests.
R.J. Reynolds is at Davie County as the War Eagles (5-0) open Central Piedmont Conference play.
LAURINBURG — The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team won its seventh game in a row by outlasting St. Andrews, 119-107, on Monday afternoon.
Mike Smith dropped a game-high 31 points and went 12-of-22 from the field as the Falcons topped 110 points for the fifth straight game. A.J. Clark added 28 points and knocked down all 11 free throw attempts.
Anderson guard Christian Jeffords is the South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Jeffords, a freshman from Summerville, S.C., came off the bench and put up 37 points to lead the Trojans to a 104-93 win over Newberry. He connected on 9-of-10 from long range.
Davidson County Community College smacked Clinton CC, 113-85, on Monday in its last game before the Christmas break.
David Tripp (A.L. Brown) had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Storm.
Anderson guard Heather Jankowy is the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Jankowy, a senior from Walhalla, S.C., scored a career-high 24 points on 8-of-13 from the floor and connected on a career -best six three-pointers to lead her squad to a 70-55 win over Newberry.
In the 27th Charles Tilghman Junior Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) shot 70-70 — 140 and finished fourth at 2-under.
Concord’s Stephen Carroll shot 70-69 — 139 and tied for second.
Charlotte’s Connor Armistead shot 138 to win.
North Rowan won against Erwin, 39-13.
Zay Davis led the Mavericks with 13 points. Jaharion Graham scored 11, and Nick Colson had 10.
Next for the Mavericks is a game against Knox on Thursday.
Southeast defeated Knox 39-23.
Ellie Wilhelm scored 18 points to lead the Patriots. Kary Hales scored 12, and Lindsay Conrad had five.
Leading Knox were Ellen Yang with 10 points, Jahavanik Horton with seven points and Janiya Bolder with five.
Erwin’s undefeated girls won against North Rowan, 39-14.
Colbie Perry scored 16 for the Eagles, Carleigh Perry had eight, and Liza Simmerson had five points.
Erwin plays at Southeast on Thursday.
The North Hills middle school girls team defeated Hickory Christian Academy, 42-35.
Elizabeth Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Abigail Zunk had 17 points, nine steals and six rebounds. Samantha Spillane scored seven points and had eight rebounds.
The Sacred Heart varsity boys defeated Forsyth County Day School, 37-35. Jalon Walker had 11 points for the Dolphins. Ben Childress had 10, Nick Antosek had seven, and Luke Graeber added five.
The Sacred Heart varsity girls defeated FCDS, 32-8. Rachel McCullough had 15 points for the Dolphins. Marina Mueller added six points. Sophia Malloy played excellent defense.
The Sacred Heart jayvee boys lost to FCDS, 43-12. John David Bonilla had eight points and eight rebounds. Kaiden Dulkoski had four rebounds.
The J.F. Hurley YMCA is registering for boys basketball (grades 2-8) until Jan. 17. Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org
Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.