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Area sports briefs: Salisbury, North sweep; Carson girls win

From staff  reports

TYRO — This is how it was supposed to be for the North Rowan girls, with Brianna White controlling the paint, and Aundrea Godfrey and Bea Connor making jumpers.

North built a lead and held off West Davidson, 51-48, on Tuesday for a Central Carolina Conference road win.

White scored 17, Godfrey had 16, and Connor and Tajah Oglesby scored seven each for the Cavaliers (3-15, 2-5 CCC), who split the season series with the Green Dragons.

White ignited an 11-0 run  late in the first quarter to stake North to a 16-9 lead.

North could’ve won handily, but 5-for-16 free-throw shooting down the stretch allowed West Davidson to make it tight at the end.

Olivia Sharpe finished with 19 points for the Dragons (10-10, 3-4 CCC). Mary Nebrich had 12 points, and Karlie Cook scored 10.

North 51, W. Davidson 48

NORTH ROWAN (51) — White 17, Godfrey 16, Connor 7, Oglesby 7, Shoaf 4.

WEST DAVIDSON(48) — Sharpe 19, Nebrich 12, Cook 10, Grant 3, Rabon 2, Lowe 1, Sink 1.

North Rowan       18   11    9    13 — 51

W. Davidson         12   11    9    16 — 48

North boys win

TYRO — Pressure defense keyed a 51-36 win by the North Rowan boys against West Davidson on Tuesday in Tyro.

North Rowan (11-8, 6-1 CCC) trailed 16-14 in the second quarter before taking control, 28-20, at halftime. Joe Scott had two transition baskets in North’s surge, and Malon Herron-Cuthbertson and Henderson Lentz hit 3-pointers.

Scott  Hughes led the Dragons (8-12, 0-7) with 10 points. Scott had  15 for North,  while Herron-Cuthbertson added 11.

North won its fourth straight game.


Jason Queen  of the Lexington Dispatch contributed to both North-West Davidson stories.

North 51, W. Davidson 36

NORTH ROWAN (51) —Scott 15, Herron-Cuthbertson 13, Goodlett 9, Lentz 9, Cooke 5, Ellis 2.

WEST DAVIDSON (36) — Hughes 10, McKinney 8, Stoner 6, Wright 6, Adams 4, Reamy 2.

North Rowan       14   14    10    13 — 51

W. Davidson         8     12     8       8 —  36

Salisbury girls roll

LEXINGTON — Salisbury’s girls jumped out to a 24-1 first-quarter lead and coasted past Lexington, 80-34, in CCC action on Tuesday night.

The victory was the Hornets’ 15th consecutive, moving their record to 15-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference. Lexington falls to 4-16 and 1-6.

Senior guard Tyzarea Alexander had a huge game for Salisbury with 23 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Alexander’s 23 points matched her career high.

Sophomore forward Bryanna Troutman scored 17 points, to go along with 11 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Junior guard Maria Capito scored 16 points, making 3-of-4 three-point attempts.

Also scoring in double figures was senior guard Mystjkal Phifer with 10 points. She grabbed eight rebounds.

The 80 points were the most scored by Salisbury this season.

Salisbury 80, Lexington 34

SALISBURY (80) — Phifer 10, Capito 16, Troutman 17, Alexander 23, Fulson 8, J. Glenn 4, M. Glenn 2, Daniels, Caldwell.

LEXINGTON (34) — Harvin 17, Bilby 4, Morrow 2, Richards 1, Owens 3, McCandies, Bray, Crowell, Peoples 7, Medley, Campbell, Hough.

Salisbury           24    17    22    17 — 80

Lexington            1    10    19      4  — 34

Salisbury boys romp

LEXINGTON —     Elijah Moss scored a career-high 15 points while 6-6 center Tre Oats ruled the paint with 14 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots as Salisbury dominated Lexington, 84-50, in Central Carolina Conference action on Tuesday.

Lexington (9-11, 2-5 CCC) played without  head coach Jon Weavil, who is serving a two-game suspension for being ejected  in Friday’s 85-67 loss to North Rowan.

Marquise Jordan led the Yellow Jackets, who shot just 29.7 percent, with 15 points. No one else scored in double figures.

The Hornets  (11-5, 4-2 CCC) shot 57.4 percent and out-rebounded Lexington, 50-25. Trell Baker scored 12 points and Bill Fisher scored 11 off the bench, including a dunk late in the game.

The Hornets held a commanding, 54-34 lead at halftime.  Then the   Hornets erased any remaining doubt by scoring the first nine points of the third quarter.

Salisbury swept the season series from the Yellow Jackets.


Mike Duprez  of the Lexington Dispatch contributed to both Salisbury -Lexington stories.

Salisbury 84, Lexington 50

SALISBURY (84) — Moss 15, Oats 14, Baker 12, Fisher 11, Robinson 9, Leckonby 6, Goodlett 5, Holmes 5, Harris 4, Davis 2, Gill 1.

LEXINGTON (50) — Jordan 15, A. Craven 7, Lancaster 6, Walker 4, Dearmon 4, N. Peoples 3, C. Peoples 3, S. Craven 3, Yim 3, Ewart 2.

Salisbury       25   29    20   10  — 84

Lexington      17   17      6   10  — 50

Carson girls cruise

CONCORD  — Carson’s girls had no trouble getting back on the winning track on Tuesday, jumping to a 17-3 lead and romping at Concord, 57-34, in SPC play.

McKenzie Gadson scored 17 for the Cougars (17-4, 12-3) , and Olivia Gabriel had 15.

Deniya Gravely and Mara Oglesby scored nine each for the Spiders (4-16, 2-13).

Carson 57, Concord 34

CARSON (57) — Gadson 17, Gabriel 15, Fesperman 4, Shumaker 4, Ketchie 4, Jackson 3, Taylor 2, Jolly 2, Turney 2, Cooper 2,  Street 2,  Furr, Wiggins.

LEXINGTON (34) — Gravely 9, Oglesby 9, M. Stevenson 7, Koon 3, Davis 3, D. Stevenson 3.

Carson            17    11    17    12 — 57

Concord            3    10    14     7  — 34

OT loss for Carson

CONCORD  — Carson’s boys basketball team lost in overtime at Concord, 87-76, on Tuesday.

The game was tied at 70 after regulation.  Concord was fouled on a three-point attempt with less than a second left and made all three free throws.

Down 18-10 after a quarter, Carson came back with a 29-point second quarter for a 39-38 halftime lead.

Jailen Williams and Cameron Prugh scored 18 each for the Cougars.

Owen White scored 17, and Jamarius Hairston had 15.

Hamsah Nasirildeen and Jacob Irby scored 23 each for the Spiders.

Concord 87, Carson 76 (OT)

CARSON (76) — Prugh 18, Williams 18, White 17, Hairston 15, Westbrook 8, Perry, Hales, Sifford.

CONCORD (87) — Nasirildeen 23, Irby 23, O’Neal 15, Lippard 8, Rotan 7, Stowe 5,  Ealey 2, Metcalf 2 .

Carson               10    29    12    19   6    — 76

Concord            18    20    16     16  17  — 87

South girls fall

LANDIS — Central Cabarrus’ Mahaley Holit became the all-time scoring leader at the school — boys and girls — by scoring 21 points in Tuesday’s 69-46  South Piedmont Conference win at South Rowan.

Holit has scored 1,845 points for the Vikings (18-3, 13-2 SPC).

Rowan County scoring leader Janiya Downs scored 18 for South (12-9. 8-7 SPC), and Riley Corriher, who had a career high, also scored 18.

Kasey Rowden scored 17 for Central, Elanna Peay had 14, and Jael Miller had 12.

Central led 16-8 after a quarter and was in command at halftime, 36-20.

C. Cabarrus 69, S. Rowan 46

CENTRAL (69) —Holit 23, Rowden 17, Peay 14, Miller 12, Ratzloff 2, Benton 2, Thomas 1.

SOUTH ROWAN (46) — Downs 18, Corriher 18, Lowery 5, Hardin 5, Arnott, McClary.

C. Cabarrus       16   20    12    21 —  69

S. Rowan            8     12    9       17 —  46

South boys lose

LANDIS — South Rowan was still in striking distance at halftime, down 29-18, but the Raiders were blown out, 82-42, by Central Cabarrus on Tuesday in SPC play.

Adam Roller led the Vikings  (11-10, 7-8) with 14 points.

South (0-21, 0-15) got 15 points from Tyrese Shaver, six from Tyler Peackock, and five from Bailey Graham.

Women’s hoops

  Livingstone’s Zena Lovette was named CIAA Player of the Week. Lovette, averaged 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds to lead the Lady Blue Bears to a 3-0 record during a three-game road trip.

Livingstone’s Deonna Young  scored  62 points in three games last week and was named CIAA Newcomer of the Week.

College track

Western Carolina’s Jordan Bostian (West Rowan) finished fifth at the Thundering Herd Invitational. Bostian ran a career best 8:52 in the 3000 meters.

Prep football

A.L. Brown announced four athletes will sign Wednesday morning:

• Linebacker Sherard Sutton- Charlotte

• Defensive lineman Elijah Hall- Western Carolina

• Linebacker Steven Howie- Dodge City CC

• Quarterback Zac Williamson- Averett University


West Rowan receiver Kortez Weeks will sign with Elon today.

North Rowan defensive lineman Steven Thurston will sign with Averett today.

7th-grade hoops

West Rowan Middle’s girls beat Southeast, 39-19.

Trinity Moreland had 28 points for the Bulldogs.    Brooke Kennerly, Allie Burns and Kenadi Sproul led the defense.


Erwin’s girls won against Mooresville, 43-29.

Mary Spry  scored 17 points for the Eagles (4-0), and Maddie Honeycutt had 13. Hannah Isley and Katelyn Griggs added  six points each.


West Rowan’s boys beat Southeast, 44-38.

  Peter Williams-Simpson and Athan Gill led the way for the Bulldogs (2-1). Simpson had 10 points eight rebounds and three blocks. Gill had 8 points. Spenser Harrison had two big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Nigel McManus was a defensive standout for West.

Garrison Collins led Southeast with 11 points.

Jayvee girls

Carson won against Central Cabarrus, 34-20, on Monday.

Zoie Lee scored eight  points for the Cougars (14-1). Brooklyn Smith had seven.  Taylor Conrad and Victoria Post led the defense.

Faith Holit and Maddison Biddy scored eight for the Vikings.

Davie boys

Davie’s boys basketball  lost to North Davidson, 65-63, on a buzzer-beater on Tuesday.

Heath Slabach led Davie with 14 points.


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Davie vs. NW Guilford (1st round, 4A dual team staet playoffs, at Davie)

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