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Area Sports Briefs: Houpe scores 16 for East girls

From staff reports

Carolina Houpe scored a career-high 16 points, but East Rowan’s girls  lost at Concord, 66-43, on Monday in non-conference basketball.

Houpe shot 4-for-5 on 3-pointers.

“Caroline shot the ball well, but we just couldn’t keep Concord off the boards,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “Just too many second-chance points.”

Concord (2-6) led 35-16 at  halftime and held off East’s rally in the third quarter.

“We played better in the second half and tried to make a little run, but our rebounding struggles really hurt us,” Holland said.

Janazi Chambers scored 27 points to lead Concord.

East (1-5) got seven points each from Adalie Harrison, Grace Eagle and Brooke Mitchell.

Holland indicated that Zynoria Winford,  injured in the game at Northwest Cabarrus, will miss about three more weeks.

Concord 66, E. Rowan 43

EAST (43)

Houpe 16, A. Harrison 7, Eagle 7, Mitchell 7,  H. Harrison 2, Fraley 2, Miller 2.


Chambers 27, Gravely 12, Stevenson 11,  Wallace 6, Benjamin 4, Williams 3, Miller 2, Stevenson 1, Oglesby.

East 9 7 18 9  —43

Concord 20 15 13 18—66


CC tops Wonders

Central Cabarrus won at A.L. Brown, 45-29, on Monday in the South Piedmont Conference opener for both teams.

Aniyah Tate scored 17 to lead the Vikings (4-2), and Maranda Benton added 11.

Debrisha Campbell led the Wonders (1-5) with nine points, while Jala Campbell scored eight.

Central trailed at halftime, but outscored the Wonders 28-8 after the break.

C. Cabarrus 45, A.L. Brown 29


Tate 17, Benton 11, Holit 6, Ratzloff 4, Webb 3, Van Dyke 2, A. Brown 2.

A.L. BROWN (29)

D. Campbell 9, J. Campbell 8, Smoutherson 5, Simmons 4, Maxwell 2, Anderson 1.

Central 14 3 14 14  —45

A.L. Brown 9 12 3 5    —29

Boys basketball

East Rowan (2-4) led at halftime, but Concord (3-5)  rallied after the break and took a 63-52 non-conference victory over the Mustangs on Monday at Rimer Gym.


A.L. Brown (3-2) opened the SPC season with a strong 74-55 win against Central Cabarrus (2-4)  at Bullock Gym on Monday.

The Wonders led 34-18 at halftime.

Mid. school hoops

North Rowan’s boys defeated Knox, 40-39.

Cameron Stout led Knox with 16 points. Savion Freeman had eight, and Nick Hall added seven.


Erwin’s boys won against Corriher-Lipe, 40-9.

Finch McMillan and Zea Neal were strong on defense, as the Eagles won their fourth straight. Pharrell Hailey led the rebounding, whle Jaxon Trexler sparked the offense.

Erwin hosts Knox on Thursday.


Erwin’s girls took a 43-16 win against Corriher-Lipe.

Haley Dalton scored nine points for the Eagles.  Leah Hinceman had eight, Hannah Isley scored seven, and Mary Spry added six.

Men’s basketball

Lincoln Memorial destroyed Mars Hill, 156-69, in a SAC game on Monday.

Lincoln Memorial smashed the SAC record for points in a game (previously it was 143) and shattered the record for 3-pointers in a game, shooting 30-for-43. The previous SAC record was 21.

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A.L. Brown star Brandon Hernandez committed to run for UNC Greensboro.




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