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Prep Basketball roundup: Carson, North sweep; South girls win on road

From staff reports

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s boys basketball team got big games from seniors Owen White,  Jamarius Hairston  and Jailen Williams here Friday night, rolling over A.L. Brown, 89-51, in non-conference action.

Carson remained unbeaten at 7-0.

White scored a game-high 26 points and his four second-quarter 3-pointers helped give the Cougars a 24-point halftime lead (46-22).

“Owen’s second quarter shooting gave us some separation,” said Carson coach Brian Perry. “But overall, we defended and rebounded well, got out on the run and made some shots — the way we like to play.”

Perry added that Williams, his point guard, ran the offense “very well,” and pumped in 19 points to boot. Hairston scored 20 points.

Carson’s boys are 7-0 for the first time in school history.

Jalen Klutz and Amari Grier scored nine points each to lead the Wonders, now 3-4.

Carson 89, A.L. Brown 51

A.L. BROWN (3-4) — Massey 3, Butler 6, Neal 4, Grier 9, Freeman 2, Hester 7, Klutz 9, Parks 2, Glenn 2, Haynie 2, Nixon 3, Medley 2.

CARSON (7-0) — Prugh 5, White 26, Hairston 20, Williams 19, Perry 8, Sifford, Hales 3, Zuniga 2, Jackson 6, Dunn, Wike, Bates.

A.L. Brown    8   14   11   18 — 51

Carson        23   23   25   18  — 89

Carson girls improve to 7-1

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s girls basketball team romped against A.L. Brown, 58-28, on Friday.

Carson coach Brooke Stouder was concerned more with improvement than with the  scoreboard, and she saw some of the things she was looking for.

“We played decent defense,” Stouder said. “And we rebounded better. We did enough positive things that everyone got to play a lot of minutes.”

Olivia Gabriel went 7-for-8 at the foul line and scored 14 points. McKenzie Gadson scored 12. Freshman Colbie Perry’s 12 points included a trio of  3-balls.

Veterans Maren Shumaker and Anne Marie Turney chipped in with six points each.

The bad stuff?

“Well, we didn’t shoot the ball all that well,” Stouder said. “And our press was not as effective as we want it to be. But part of that was A.L. Brown. They’re young, but they’re talented, and they’re going to keep getting better.”

Carson is 7-1. The Cougars got off to a 9-1 start last season.

Gabriel ranks second in program history with 1,314 points. Gabriel and Gadson have been in double figures in every game they’ve played in this season.

A.L. Brown (1-7) was led by Akeena Maxwell’s 13 points.

Carson has held six of its eight opponents under 40 points.

Carson 58, A.L. Brown 28

A.L. BROWN (28) — Maxwell 13, Simmons 9, Foster 2, D. Campbell 2, J. Campbell 1, Jackson 1, Crowley, Anderson, Smoutherson,  Brim.

CARSON (58) — Gabriel 14, Gadson 12, Perry 12, Turney 6, Shumaker 6, Gamewell 4, Conrad 2, Isley 2, Wilhelm, Cooper, Wiggins, Jolly, Fesperman.

A.L. Brown                      3    9   14    2   — 28

Carson                           12   13   16   17 —58

North boys romp

SPENCER — Dayjuwon Cooke and Brevin Goodlett combined for 44 points here Friday night as North Rowan trounced West Montgomery, 93-47, in boys Yadkin Valley Conference action.

North (5-1 overall and 5-0 YVC) jumped out to a 21-8 lead after one quarter and continued to pull away throughout the game. The Warriors fell to 1-7 and 1-4.

“This was the best game we’ve played all year from an all-around standpoint,” said North coach Martin Unger. “We struggled when faced adversity at West Rowan on Wednesday night, but tonight, our man offense was really good and defensively, we were flying all over the place.”

Cooke and Goodlett each scored 22 points, followed by Nicholas Colson’s 17 for the Cavaliers. Chaz McCombs added 10 points.

North 93, W. Montgomery 47

WEST MONTGOMERY (1-7) — Drake 12, Horne 3, LaGrand 6, Porter 5, Smith 17, Hinson 3, Britt 1.

NORTH ROWAN (5-1) — McCombs 10, Davis 8, Cooke 22, Goodlett 22, Colson 17, Broaddus 4, Page 3, Smith 5, Stoner 2, Clement.

W. Montgomery     8    17   12   10 — 47

North Rowan         21   26   20   26 — 93

North girls win

SPENCER — Tanajah Robinson and Natavia Taborn scored 11 points each to lead North Rowan past West Montgomery, 49-42, in girls Yadkin Valley Conference action on Friday.

The Cavaliers improved to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the YVC. The Warriors fell to 0-8 and 0-4.

North led at halftime, 19-17, but added to the margin with a strong, 16-10 third period.

“Three wins at this point in the season, after what we went through last year … we’ll take it,” said North coach Ron Bost, referring to the 4-18 season of 2016-17. “For the most part tonight, we played well, but we’re still learning to play with a lead.”

Taren Sherrill added nine points for the Cavaliers while McKenzie Shoaf scored eight.

Abbie Yarbro and Malaysha Drake led West Montgomery with 13 points each.

North 49, W. Montgomery 42

WEST MONTGOMERY (42) — Yarbro 13, Drake 13, Morse 4, Strong 4, Carter 5, Horne 3.

NORTH ROWAN (49) — Taborn 11, Robinson 11, Shoaf 8, Sherrill 9, McDaniel 6, Reid 4, Robbins, Cain, Brown, Sifford, Hill, Perry.

W. Montgomery    5   12   10   15 — 42

North Rowan        6    13   16   14 — 49

South girls stay hot

LEXINGTON — Janiya Downs scored 31 points as South Rowan outscored Lexington, 80-61, in Central Carolina Conference action on Friday.

Tazah Hardin scored a career-high 23 for the Raiders. Brooke Lowery had her best game of the season with 10 points, and Riley Corriher scored nine.

After losing some games early to a string of tough opponents — East Davidson, Ledford, Carson —  South (4-3, 3-2) is hitting its stride and has won three straight.

The Raiders led 20-8 after a quarter, but Lexington had a big run in the second quarter.

“We got up double digits, but then they had a 10-0 run in the second quarter and took the lead,” South coach John Davis said. “They banked in a couple of  3s, and we didn’t play very smart basketball.”

The turning point was a Lexington technical that came from the reaction to  the whistle that gave Lexington star Mikenzie Harvin her third foul.

Corriher hit three of four free throws, Downs knocked down a 3-pointer, and South took charge of the game again.

“Last season we lost seven games where we had a double-digit lead,” Davis said. “But we’re growing up. Lexington made their run tonight, and we’re on the road, but we weathered it, and we got back to doing  those things that got us the lead in the first place.”

Downs already has scored 30-plus three times this season and is averaging 24 points per game.

Crishea Massey scored her first varsity point for South. The Raiders got Jalee Rollins back after an illness.

Harvin led Lexington’s run in the second quarter and finished with 20 points.

S. Rowan 80, Lexington 61

SOUTH ROWAN (4-3) — Downs 31, Hardin 23, Lowery 10, Corriher 9, Arnott 4, Rollins 2, Massey 1.

LEXINGTON (5-4) — Harvin 20, Owens 9, Bray 9, Peoples 9, Clark 5, Al. McIntosh 5, Am. McIntosh 4.

S. Rowan                     20    17   22    21   — 80

Lexington                 8      19   18   16     61

ER girls lose to Colts

GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s girls had their strongest offensive night of the season but still lost to West Stanly, 66-56, on Friday.

“Obviously we are struggling on defense right now,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “It’s going to be difficult for us to win if we are giving up 60 points. We’ve got to find a way to get a few more stops.”

Sisters Adalie and Hollie Harrison had season highs with 16 points each for the Mustangs (1-7).

Grace Eagle scored a career-best 15.

East can’t afford injuries, and Eagle was hurt in the game. Holland said he’ll know more about her status on Monday.

West Stanly (5-4) put Raelee Furr (13), Brittany Greene (12) and Carmen Bishop (11) in double figures.

“I didn’t feel like it was our best effort tonight,” Holland said. “We missed a lot of shots from close in and several free throws.  It probably didn’t help that it was our third game this week, but West Stanly was a step ahead of us all night.”

W. Stanly 66, E. Rowan 56

W. STANLY (5-4) — R. Furr 13, Greene 12, Bishop 11, M. Huneycutt 7, B. Huneycutt 6, Moss 5, Donaghue 4, K. Furr 3, Efird 3, Tibbetts 2.

EAST (1-7) — A. Harrison 16, H. Harrison 16, Eagle 15, Mitchell 5, Houpe 4, Miller, Fraley.

W. Stanly                   11    23   17  15     66

E. Rowan                    13   13    16   14    — 56


Jayvee girls

Carson won against A.L.Brown, 45-23, on Friday.

Krystal Sanns and Liza Simmerson scored eight points each for Carson (5-1). Jaden Vaughn and Tate Barger were defensive standouts.

Malaysa Grier scored eight for the Wonders.

Girls varsity games

Gabby Smith and Nia Daniel scored 14 points each to lead Hickory Ridge’s girls (7-1, 3-0) to a 76-50 win against Myers Park on Friday.

Mickahla Funderburk scored 16 for the Mustangs (5-4, 3-1).


Allison Hyatt scored 19 points and Courtney McMillan had 16 as North Davidson beat Central Davidson, 76-49, in a CCC game on Friday.

Desara Hunt led the Spartans with 15 points.


Anayia Tate’s 17 points led Central Cabarrus to an easy 70-18 win against Mount Pleasant.

Central was up 24-2 after a quarter.

Close loss for ER boys

GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan got 13 points, 15 rebounds and six  assists from Elton Hooper, but the Mustangs still lost to visiting West Stanly’s Colts, 60-59, on Friday.    

Gabe Hinceman and Mark Spry scored 12 each for East.  Brandon Jefferson had nine points, and Bryson Sprinkle added eight.

Nick Parker scored 19 for the Bulls, while freshman Austin Medlin scored 16.

W. Stanly 60, E. Rowan 59

W. STANLY (3-5) — Parker 19, Medlin 16, Grice 9,  Phillips 8, Greene 4, Sells 4.

EAST (3-5) — Hooper 13, Hinceman 12, Spry 12, Jefferson 9, Sprinkle 8, Bennett 3, Scruggs 2.

W. Stanly                      10    17   19    14   — 60

E. Rowan                    12   10   17  20    — 59

South boys fall short

Nasheed Peoples scored 22 points and Derrick Dearmon had 20 as Lexington beat South Rowan’s boys, 90-76, in high-scoring Central Carolina Conference play on Friday.

Tyrese Shaver’s career-best 31 point gave South a chance until the Yellow Jackets pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Bailey Graham scored 18. Jordan Oglesby had 15 points in the first half to keep the Raiders in the game and finished with a career-best 17 points.

Shaver, Graham and Oglesby had six rebounds each. Graham had three assists.

Lexington 90, S. Rowan 76

S. ROWAN (3-4) — Shaver 31, Graham 18, Oglesby 17, Hines 7, Kluttz 2, Jones 1.

LEXINGTON (5-3) — N. Peoples 22, Dearmon 20, McNeair 19, C. Peoples 15, Craven 7, Walker 3, Holt 2, Roberts 2.

S. Rowan                     17    17   26    16   — 76

Lexington                  23   19   22    26 —   90

Boys varsity games

Central Davidson edged North Davidson, 59-57, on Friday for a Central Carolina Conference win.

Marquise Jordan scored 26 for Central (4-4, 3-4).

Themus Fulks scored 33 for the Black Knights (2-2, 2-2).


Davie County’s undefeated boys romped against a touring Australian team on Thursday.

Jacob Hendrix scored 22 points. Michael Walton had 14 for the War Eagles.



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