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Area Sports Briefs: Lentz, Brice honored by CCC

From staff reports

North Rowan senior Henderson Lentz was announced as Central Carolina Conference Player of the Year for boys basketball on   Friday.

Lentz averaged 17 points per game for the Cavaliers.

Thomasville’s Jahare Taylor Thomas was runner-up.

North’s Joe Scott and Salisbury’s Trell Baker, Tre Oats and Will Leckonby were named to the All-CCC team.

Other All-CCC players are Thomasville’s Cirl Byrd and  Cameron Whiteside, Lexington’a Marquise Jordan and Adrian Craven, East Davidson’s McKagan Barrett and West Davidson’s Scott Hughes.

Thomasville’s James Atkinson was named CCC Coach of the Year, with Salisbury’s Bryan Withers runner-up.

CCC girls basketball

Salisbury’s Lakai Brice was named Coach of the Year for CCC girls basketball. The Hornets went 21-3.

Thomasville’s Dionna Long is the CCC Player of the Year. Salisbury’s Bryanna Troutman was runner-up for CCC Player of the Year. Salisbury’s Tyzarea Alexander, Maria Capito and Anayia Fulson are  on the All-CCC team.

North’s Brianna White made All-CCC. Others on the All-CCC team are East Davidson’s Brooke Anders and Bailey Grimsley, West Davidson’s Mary Nebrich and Lexington’s Mikenzie Harvin.

Runner-up for CCC Coach of the Year was East Davidson’s Don Corry.

Prep football

DeVore Holman, who resigned as Davie County head coach in October, was hired by West Caldwell High in Lenoir on Friday.

Former Central Cabarrus QB and A.L Brown assistant Chip English had been the West Caldwell head coach the past three seasons. He resigned to take a high school coaching position in South Carolina.

West Caldwell was 10-3 in 2016. West Caldwell is a 2A school that will be moving up to 3A for the 2017-18 school year.

“Coach Holman has an infectious personality to go along with a great football mind,” West Caldwell athletic director Stephen McMasters said in a  press release. “We feel confident that he will fit in with our school and community. We look forward to building on the success we have had in our football program over the past few years.”

College baseball

Colton Laws (Carson) pitched seven strong innings for Charlotte on Friday.

Laws didn’t figure in the decision but he gave the 49ers a chance to rally for a 4-2 victory.

Laws allowed six hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out six.

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Appalachian State’s Brian Bauk (Salisbury) had a two-run single in a 5-4 win against Gardner-Webb.

Men’s basketball

The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (25-3, 17-3 CC) captured a share of the  Conference Carolinas regular-season title with an 80-62 victory over Belmont Abbey (14-14, 10-10)   on Friday night.

Pfeiffer and Limestone tied for first. Pfeiffer will be seeded No. 1 for the league tournament.

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Catawba will close the regular season this afternoon with games against Lincoln Memorial at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Both Lincoln Memorial squads are tied for first place in the SAC.

Prep basketball

  Make plans to attend the 2017 RoCo Senior All-Star Basketball Event at North Rowan High School on Sat, March 25.

Seniors should register by Feb. 27.

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