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From staff and wire reports

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — Jalen Jackson had 14 points as Arkansas-Little Rock rolled in the second half to beat Appalachian State 69-62 on Monday night to halt a four-game losing skid.

UALR made 25 field goals for the game compared to 23 for the Mountaineers, but the Trojans nailed 10 of 22 from beyond the arc while Appalachian State hit just 5 of 16.

UALR led 28-23 at the break and had a 20-10 run to open the second half and go up 48-33 with 12:31 left. Appalachian State never seriously threatened after that, and the Trojans led 67-55 with 1:33 remaining.

The Trojans picked up 25 points off of Appalachian State’s 13 turnovers and finished with 13 second chance points compared to five for the Mountaineers.

Lis Shoshi had 11 points and seven rebounds for UALR (13-11, 4-7 Sun Belt).

Ronshad Shabazz and Tyrell Johnson had 15 points apiece for Appalachian State (6-16, 1-10).

Sacred Heart hoops

Sacred Heart’s varsity boys ended the regular season by winning in double overtime, 43-36, against the Greater Cabarrus Stallions.

Jalon Walker led the Dolphins with 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks.  Nick Antosek scored nine points. Will Webb and Connor Hennie had five points each.  Ben Childress had seven assists.


Sacred Heart’s varsity girls won 27-10 against the Stallions.

Rachel McCullough led with 15 points, Caroline Cardelle had five points.  Grace Blackwell scored her first 3-pointer.

7th-grade hoops

China Grove’s boys beat West Rowan in double overtime, 49-45.

Jacob Ritchie led China Grove with 17 points.

West was led in scoring by Isiah Tenor with 12 points, and Spenser Harrison with nine Noah Loeblein  and Athan Gill scored eight each.

West Rowan’s next game will be Thursday at North Rowan.


Erwin’s girls won against Knox, 52-23.

  Hannah Isley scored 10 points for the Eagles.  Madie Honeycutt scored nine, and  Riley Isley and Haley Dalton added seven each.  Mary Spry scored six,  Katelyn Griggs had five.

Bryant (no first name available) led the Trojans with 18 points.

Girls basketball

Robinson won against West Rowan, 67-47, in SPC action on Monday.

The win moved the Bulldogs (10-7, 9-7 SPC) ahead of West Rowan (13-9, 8-8) and South Rowan and into fourth place in the league.

Men’s basketball

Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) had 15 points and four rebounds in Augusta’s 86-75 win against Flagler on Monday.




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