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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury boys stay unbeaten behind Baker

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SALISBURY — Salisbury’s boys basketball team got a huge game from senior guard Trell Baker and pounded Central Davidson, 76-44, for a Central Carolina Conference win on Tuesday.

Baker’s stat line: 19 points, nine assists, seven steals and seven rebounds.

“That was one of the best games he’s ever had here,” SHS coach Bryan Withers said.

Baker always is tough on the drive and on this night he was also burying outside shots. Baker had 15 points by halftime. He hit two 3-pointers in the second quarter as the Hornets pushed to a 36-27 lead at the break.

Then Salisbury (4-0, 4-0 CCC) broke it open in the third quarter and pounded the Spartans in the fourth.

“We got after it defensively in the third quarter,” Withers said. “Everybody picked it up and we played good team ball.”

Elijah Moss scored 13 points, while Oshaun Robinson had 12 for SHS.

Bill Fisher’s nine points    included two early dunks.

Bronson Canon had a good night on the boards.

“We rebounded the ball very well,” Withers said.

Salisbury shot 7-for-13 on 3-pointers. The Hornets held the Spartans (2-3, 1-3) to five points in the fourth quarter.

Guard David Banner had 13 for the Spartans, and Marquise Jordan came off the bench to score 11. Freshman bigman Trevor Smith had 10, all in the first half.

Salisbury 76, C. Davidson 44

C. DAVIDSON  (2-3, 1-3)

Banner 13, Jordan 11, Smith 10, Spainhour 4, Leonard 4, Myers 2.

SALISBURY (4-0, 4-0 CCC)

Baker 19, Moss 13, Robinson 12, Fisher 9, Davis 8, Bailey 4, Russell 4, Canon 3, Rogers 2, Kesler 2, Sloan, Gill, Carlton, Phillips.

C. Davidson   15   12   12  5  — 44

Salisbury        17   19  24  16  —76

North girls win in OT

SPENCER — Natavia Taborn sank two free throws with six seconds left in overtime, lifting North Rowan past Uwharrie Charter, 59-58, Tuesday night in Yadkin Valley Conference action.

The game was tied at the end of regulation, 51-51. Taborn then scored six of her 14 points in the overtime period. Makiya McDaniel, who scored a game-high 17 points, tallied the other two North points in the extra session.

After Taborn’s big free throws, Uwharrie Charter (1-4, 0-2 YVC) had a shot attempt for the win, but missed.

Coach Ron Bost’s Cavaliers move to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the YVC.

“We’re just happy to get the win,” said Bost. “We’re young and will continue to have our ups and downs, but the girls are playing hard.”

Tanajah Robinson followed McDaniel and Taborn in the North scoring with 8 points.

Abbie Barker led the Eagles with 16 points. Mia Leonard scored 15 and Haedyn Hill added 11.

North Rowan 59, Uwharrie 58

UWHARRIE CHARTER (58) — H. Hill 11, Barker 16, Teal 2, C. Hoover 4, Thompson 2, Swift, K. Hoover, Alexi 3, Leonard 15, Sink 4, Hussey, Ledbetter 1, K. Hill.

NORTH ROWAN (59) — Taborn 14, Robinson 8, Shoaf 5, Reid 7, Sherrill 6, McDaniel 17, Sifford 2, Cain, Brown, Robbins.

Downs leads SR girls

MIDWAY — South Rowan’s girls led 32-6 after a quarter and pummeled Oak Grove, 69-12, in Midway for a Central Carolina Conference win.

Janiya Downs had a quadruple-double for the Raiders (1-2, 1-2 CCC), posting 12 points, 13 steals, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

“The first quarter it was just assist, assist, assist for Janiya,” South coach John Davis said. “It was a good all-round game for us.”

Riley Corriher had 17 points, five steals and three assists. Tazah Hardin had 12 points and six steals.

South was up 45-10 at halftime and a running clock game into play in the third quarter.

S. Rowan 69, Oak Grove 12

SOUTH  (1-2, 1-2 CCC)

Corriher 17, Downs 12, Hardin 12, Lowery 6, Arnott 5, McGuire 5, Shell 5, Rollins 4, Mullins 3, Butler, Massey.

OAK GROVE (0-5, 0-3 CCC)

Holt 3, Woodruff 2, Smith 2, Snow 2, Moore 2, Ruiz 1, Wooten 1, Hinkle 1

S. Rowan           32   13   18  6 — 69

Oak Grove         6     4     0     2  —12

South boys romp

Andrew Jones scored a career-high 16 points to lead South Rowan’s boys to an 80-46 win at Oak Grove.

Zach Powers and Tyrese Shaver scored 12 points apiece for the Raiders. Brenden Finger scored 10.

“We put a decent game together,” South coach Andre McCain said. “We played together and we continue to get better on the defensive end.”

South played without guard Dillon Kluttz (illness). McCain also said the Raiders will be  without 6-5 senior Garrett Harrington for the rest of the season.

Grady Newton scored 12 for the Grizzlies (0-5, 0-3 CCC).

S. Rowan 80, Oak Grove 46

SOUTH  (2-1, 2-1 CCC)

Jones 16, Powers 12, Shaver 12, Finger 10,   Hines 9, Childress 6, Oglesby 5, Bebber 5, Graham 5.

S. Rowan          15   24  20      21 —80

Oak Grove         7     10     13   16  —46

Goodlett sparks Cavs

SPENCER — North Rowan got 20 points from Brevin Goodlett and held off Uwharrie Charter, 67-57 for a Yadkin Valley Conference win on Tuesday.

“I’m proud that we competed and proud that we won the game,” North coach Martin Unger said. “Uwharrie did a really nice job of changing defenses. They kept us off-balance and got us frustrated a little bit. But we weathered the storm.”

Dayjuwon Cooke scored 15 points for the Cavaliers (3-0, 3-0 YVC), and Quintous Smith Jr. added 12.

“We led all the way, but  we just couldn’t pull away,”Unger said. “We’d go up by 12, but then they’d cut it back to four or five. We didn’t shoot the ball very well and we need to do a better job at the foul line, but Cooke and Goodlett were relentless on the boards and we got the win.”

Khadafi Ratliff led the Eagles (1-3, 0-2) with 16 points, while 6-4 freshman Thomas McIntosh scored 13.

N. Rowan 67, Uwharrie 57

NORTH (3-0, 3-0 YVC)

Goodlett 20, Cooke 15, Smith 12, Ellis 5, Broaddus 4, Page 4, Colson 3, McCombs 2.

Uwharrie           9     17     13     18 — 57

N. Rowan          15    17     16     19  —67

East boys win on road

KANNAPOLIS — Elton Hooper scored 19 points and led East Rowan to a 54-39 non-conferenc win against previously unbeaten A.L. Brown on Tuesday.

Bryson Sprinke scored 14 for East.

“We had another great game on the defensive end, and that set the tone.” East coach Kurt Misenheimer said.

The Mustangs (2-3) held the athletic Wonders (2-1) to 39 points.

East jumped out to a 17-6 lead after a quarter and never looked back.

“We contested shots and won the battle on the boards,” Misenheimer said. “We shared the basketball well, attacked the basket, and hit open shots early.  Our team has shown tremendous improvement in the last week of play, and what’s even better is we’re going to get a lot better.  Tonight was a big win for us.  It was fun.”

Cord Butler led the Wonders with 11 points.

  East Rowan 54, A.L. Brown 39

EAST  (1-4)

Hooper 19, Sprinkle 14, Bennett 6, Jefferson 5, Hinceman 5, Jordan 3, Scruggs 2.

A.L. BROWN (1-3)

Butler 11, Neal 8, Grier 4, Nixon 4, Kluttz 3, Haynie 3, Freeman 2, Parks 2, Glenn 2.

E. Rowan            17        17      7     13 —   54

A.L. Brown         6          11    12     10  — 39


Wonder girls top ER

KANNAPOLIS — East Rowan’s girls lost at A.L. Brown, 50-30, on Tuesday.

It was the first win for new A.L. Brown coach Andrew Porter.

“We had a rough start, but we we played a little better in the middle of the game,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “It was a physical game. We cut it to single digits in the third, but that was all we had.”

Jailiyah Simmons scored 12 for the Wonders.  Jala Campbell  and Akeena Maxwell scored 10 each.

East’s girls were led by Grace Eagle with eight points. Carmen Fraley scored seven.

“A solid effort,” Holland said. “But we just made too many mistakes.”

Adalie Harrison and Caroline Houpe fouled out in the fourth quarter.

A.L. Brown 50, East Rowan 30

EAST  (1-4)

Eagle 8, Fraley 7, Houpe 6, A. Harrison 4, Mitchell 3, H. Harrison 2.

A.L. BROWN (1-3)

Simmons 12, Campbell 10, Maxwell 10, Smoutherson 6, Brim 5, Jackson 4, Anderson 2, Campbell 1, Crawley, Foster.

E. Rowan            6        10      8      6 —   30

A.L. Brown         13      14    10     13  —50



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