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Area Sports Briefs: East sweeps Tigers

From staff reports
East Rowan’s boys got their first victory of the season on Wednesday, winning at home against Mount Pleasant, 69-60.
“The guys knew we could do it,” East coach Kurt Misenheimer said. “But it’s good to get that monkey off our back and build some confidence.”
Bryson Sprinkle and Elton Hooper scored 14 points each for the Mustangs (1-7). Lucas Morton had 13. Gabe Hinceman had nine points, while Paiton File had eight.
“We executed really well in the fourth quarter tonight,” East coach Kurt Misenheimer said. “We got a five-point lead and we wanted nothing but free throws and layups, and the guys listened, executed and got the ball inside.”
Hooper had 12 rebounds, while Brandon Jefferson had 10.
Jacob Lee led the Tigers (5-4) with 22 points.

East 69, Mt. Pleasant 60

MT. PLEASANT (60) — Lee 22, Barnhardt 12, Efird 9, Devitto 5, Daquila 4, Alston 2, Meadows 2, Bonnett 2, Smith 2.
EAST (69) — Sprinkle 14, Hooper 14, Morton 13, Hinceman 9, File 8, Taylor 5, Jefferson 5, Bennett 1, Scruggs.

Mt. Pleasant 13 15 15 17 — 60
East Rowan 15 18 10 26 — 69

East girls win
East Rowan’s girls won against Mount Pleasant, 52-41, on Wednesday in Granite Quarry.
Zynoria Winford scored 12 points to lead the Mustangs (3-5). Gracie Honeycutt had 10, Courtney Wagner scored nine, and Adalie Harrison added eight.
“We looked better than we have most of the season,” said East Rowan coach Kevin Holland after the Mustangs registered a season-high points total. “The girls played with a lot of confidence, and it’s a win that should make them feel good about themselves.”
Mount Pleasant fell to 5-4.

East 52, Mt. Pleasant 41

MT. PLEASANT (41) — Whitner 8, Hal. Harrison 8, Mirovich 7, Miles 6, Atwood 4, Schepler 4, Fisher 2, Osborne 2.
EAST (52) — Winford 12, Honeycutt 10, Wagner 9, A. Harrison 8, McCall 5, Hol. Harrison 5, Houpe 2, Shafer 1, Coughenour, Graham.

Mt. Pleasant 6 9 14 12 — 41
East Rowan 14 10 13 15 — 52

South girls win
Sophomore Janiya Downs had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead South Rowan to a 49-43 win against A.L. Brown on Wednesday.
South was down at halftime but turned the game around late in the third quarter.
Riley Corriher scored 10 points for the Raiders (4-4), who ended a four-game skid. Tazah “Z” Hardin scored nine points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Whitley Arnott added six points.
Senior guard Shemya Stanback scored 21 points to pace the Wonders (2-7).

South 49, A.L. Brown 43

A.L. BROWN (43) — Stanback 21, Fisher 6, Campbell 6, Simmons 4, Britt 2 Lyerly 1 .
SOUTH (49) — Downs 22, Corriher 10, Hardin 9, Arnott 6, McClary 2, Cam. Carlton, Car. Carlton, Wagner, Lowery, Spratt, Shell.

A.L. Brown 14 6 16 7 — 43
South Rowan 9 10 14 16 — 49

South boys lose
South Rowan’s boys came close to their first win of the season on Wednesday but lost, 56-51, to visiting A.L. Brown.
“We had it until those last three minutes,’ South coach Andre McCain said. “We just didn’t get the big rebounds and we turned it over at the end.”
Bailey Graham led the Raiders (0-8) with 21 points. Dillon Kluttz scored 11, while Garrett Harrington had six.
Zacc Williamson and Lew Harris Jr. scored 11 each for the Wonders. Lane Argabright had eight.
The Wonders are 2-3.

Davie boys
Davie’s boys lost for the first time this season on Tuesday, falling to R.J. Reynolds, 74-70, in Mocksville in Central Piedmont Conference action.
Michael Walton led the War Eagles (5-1) with 17 points, while Owen McCormack scored 16.

Jayvee boys
West Rowan’s jayvee boys won 54-18 against East Rowan on Tuesday.
Payne Stolsworth and Logan Sproul scored 12 each for the Falcons.
West Rowan won against North Rowan, 67-51, on Wednesday.
Jay Joseph scored 16 points, Zach Brawley had 15, and Sproul added 11 for the Falcons.

Jayvee girls
Victoria Post scored nine points to lead Carson’s jayvee girls to a 36-17 win against Concord.
Taylor Conrad scored eight points.
Defensive standouts for Carson were Malia Hughley, Brooklyn Smith and Katie Jewell.

Local golf
Twenty-seven GARS members played their own foursomes at Rolling Hills.
Low A Flight player was Tom Talbert with a net 0f 63.42.
Low B Flight player was John Cress with a net of 67.07.
Low C Flight player was Ken Miller with a net of 67.58.
Low D Flight player was Johnny Graham with a net of 70.87.
Donald Martin, 73, shot a 73; Lou Manning, 82, shot a 79; O.J. Chandler, 87, shot a 77; and J.C. Ritchie, 92, shot an 85.

Will Jones from Greensboro’s Page High School and Jarren Cottingham from Hickory Ridge are the NCHSAA Performance of the Week.
Jones, a senior quarterback on the Pirates squad, accounted for 310 yards in the Pirates 49-14 regional final victory over Z.B. Vance. He threw for 278 yards and 3 TDs while rushing for 32 yards and 3 more scores. The Pirates take on Wake Forest in the 4AA Championship Game Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.
Cottingham, a senior on the basketball team at Hickory Ridge, had a great week on the court in three league games for the Ragin’ Bulls. Tuesday against East Rowan he totaled 16 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals in a 72-59 road win. Then on Wednesday at Concord he scored 12 points, including two free throws with 10 seconds to go to seal the 76-75 overtime win and adding four rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Thursday night against J.M. Robinson, Cottingham exploded for 29 points making the game-winning layup as time expired in a 76-75 road victory.

Girls hoops
Hickory Ridge (8-0) stayed undefeated with an 81-22 win against Northwest Cabarrus on Tuesday.
The Ragin’ Bulls led 33-4 after the first quarter.
Nia Daniels led the Bulls with 22 points. Jiera Shears had 13 points and five assists. Tricia Robinson scored 11 for NWC.

The DCCC Storm (15-0) men’s basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the Division III junior college poll.

College soccer
Catawba senior midfielder, Ian Orr (Lake Norman), has been named to the NSCAA All-South Region Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete Team.
Orr has a 3.80 GPA while majoring in business administration.

College football
N.C. A&T tackle Brandon Parker (A.L. Brown) was named to the HBCU All-America team.



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