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Area Sports Briefs: West Rowan boys top Robinson

From staff and wire reports

West Rowan’s boys  basketball team won against Robinson, 79-78, in South Piedmont Conference action on Wednesday in Mount Ulla.

Tyrese Lawrence made one of two free throws with 1.8 seconds left for the winning point.

Paris Hillie made a 3-pointer that tied the game for the Falcons.

Caleb Mauldin shot 8-for-14 from the field  and 11-for-16 at the line for the Falcons and scored 27 points.

He had nine rebounds.

Kortez Weeks scored 16 points, while Hillie had 15.

Darius Kure scored eight points, Jayson Delgado had six, Lawrence had four, and Martavio Rankin added three.

West (9-3, 5-1 SPC) withstood a tremendous effort by Robinson senior Lavar Batts Jr., the state’s top player in the Class of 2017.

Batts shot 15-for-29 from the field and 10-for-16 from the foul line.

He made one 3-pointer and finished with 41 points.

Vi’chon Means added 10 for the  third-ranked Bulldogs (8-5, 5-3). Big man Jamari Roberts fouled out with only four points.

West played without  rebounder Austin Love, who missed the game with a concussion.

West has another big home game on Friday when it takes on fourth-ranked Hickory Ridge.


Robinson’s girls beat West Rowan, 54-46, in SPC action on Wednesday.

Jada McMillan led the Bulldogs with 18 points, and Asia Boulware scored 14.

Abigail Wilson led the Falcons with 18 points. Egypt Alexander scored 13.


The Cox Mill at Carson and North Rowan at Lexington games have been moved up from Friday to tonight due to weather concerns.


Heath Slabach scored 25 points to lead Davie County to a non-conference win against Central Davidson on Wednesday.

Davie’s girls posted a 60-50 win against the Spartans.


Shemya Stanback scored eight points for A.L. Brown’s girls in a 71-34 loss to Mallard Creek on Wednesday.

Prep football

Kenneth McClamrock has resigned as East Rowan’s head football coach.

McClamrock coached the Mustangs for three seasons, including a playoff run in 2014 that made him the Rowan County Coach of the Year.

A story will be in Friday’s edition.

Men’s hoops

Livingstone’s Roger Ray was named CIAA Rookie of the Week.

Livingstone hosts Elizabeth City State tonight.


D.J. Copeland (A.L. Brown) had nine points, five rebounds and four assists for Newberry in the Wolves’ 80-75 overtime win at Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday.


SYRACUSE, N.Y.  — Andrew White scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds, and Tyler Lydon added 20 points to lead Syracuse to a badly needed win, 70-55, over Miami Wednesday.

John Gillon made his first start of the season at point guard and collected a career-tying 11 assists for Syracuse (9-6, 1-1 ACC), which registered its first win over a power conference team this season.

The loss snapped a seven-game win streak for Miami (11-3, 1-1 ACC).




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