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Area Sports Briefs: Mavericks advance

From staff and wire reports

North Rowan Middle’s top-seeded boys basketball team advanced in the first round of the conference tournament with a 54-21 win against No. 8 seed West Rowan.

James Gladden scored 12 points to lead the Mavericks.

Kendrell Goodes had eight points, and Zay Davis and Nick Colson scored six apiece.

Also scoring for the Mavericks were Jyrik Scott, Jaharion Graham, Chancellor Rankin, Amir Watkins, Kyree Sims, Javon Smith, Deion Everhart and Jon’Quarius Burris.

The next round is Tuesday.

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Southeast’s fifth-seeded  boys advanced with a 38-30 win against No. 4 seed  Erwin.

Braden Graham led the  Patriots with 18 points.

Prep basketball

Hickory Ridge’s top-ranked girls stayed unbeaten with a 68-24 romp against Concord on Thursday in SPC action.

Sherise Jones scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds, and Jiera Shears had 10  points and five steals for the Ragin’ Bulls.

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Hickory Ridge’s boys edged Concord, 57-54.

Parks and Rec

Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is holding registration for a Coed basketball league for ages 5-6 and a girls league for ages 7-15.

  Cost is $30 per participant.  Registration runs through Jan. 14  at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play.  Call 704-638-5289.

College basketball

  The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association  will induct seven honorees into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon, Jr., Hall of Fame. A formal induction ceremony will be held at the Hall of Fame Breakfast on Friday, February 24 at 9:00 a.m. in the Charlotte Convention Center.

The CIAA will induct Dr. Mickey L. Burnim, president of Bowie State University; Lakisha Phifer-Patterson, former women’s basketball student-athlete at Saint Paul’s College; Dr. DeWayne Jeter, former Virginia State University quarterback; Derrick Johnson and Terry Davis, former basketball standouts at Virginia Union University; Richard Huntley, former Winston-Salem State University running back; and Stephen A. Smith, Winston-Salem State University alumni and CIAA supporter.

College hoops

WILMINGTON, N.C.   — C.J. Bryce, Chris Flemmings, and Denzel Ingram all scored 18 points to lead North Carolina-Wilmington past William & Mary 101-77 on Thursday night.

Bryce shot 6 for 12 from the floor and both Flemmings and Ingram each shot 7 for 12. Ambrose Mosley had 14 points and Devontae Cacock had 14 points and 13 rebounds for North Carolina-Wilmington (16-2, 5-0 Colonial Athletic), which is off to its best start in school history.

It’s the second-straight contest the Seahawks’ starting five has scored in double figures.

Jack Whitman’s dunk for William & Mary (8-7, 2-2) put the Tribe on top 30-22 with 7:52 left before halftime. But the Seahawks went on a 12-0 run in a little more than two minutes and took the lead on Cacook’s dunk. It was 47-36 at the half.

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