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Prep Basketball Roundup: East girls win again

From staff reports

GRANITE QUARRY — Adalie Harrison scored 20 points and led East Rowan’s girls to a 46-28 win against North Hills on Wednesday.

Harrison, a sophomore, has scored 52 points in her last three games. The 20 points was a season high and matched her career high. She also had 20 against North Rowan in last year’s Christmas tournament.

Hollie Harrison and Brooke Mitchell scored six each for the Mustangs, who will take a two-game winning streak and a 3-7 record into the Christmas tournament (Dec. 28-30).

East will be seeded seventh or eighth this year. Davie (2-6) still has a game tonight against Statesville Christian. A Davie loss would make East No. 7.

“I’m really proud of the effort from our team,” East’s second-year coach Kevin Holland said.  “In the last 10 days we’ve played five games, had three practices, and a team function. All with a depleted roster.  They give me everything they have and I really appreciate them.”
East pulled up the  jayvee players for the last two games and got everyone into the game against North Hills (1-8). Jayda Mullen scored her first varsity point.
Colby Edmonds made five 3-pointers for the Eagles.
“North Hills was a fiesty team that played hard, and Edmonds shot the ball really well,” Holland said. ” Now I’m looking forward to the break and focusing on the Christmas tournament. Hopefully, we can get a couple of people healthy.”

East 46, North Hills 28


Edmonds 15, Mays 6, Zunk 3, Wilson 2, Turner 2, Ogg, Godbey, McGrail.

E. ROWAN (46)

A. Harrison 20, Mitchell 6, H. Harrison 6, Ali 4, Miller 2, Fraley 2, Mullen 1, Guo, Murphy, Jones, Hoffman, Lackey.

North Hills         5        9     6   8     — 28

E. Rowan            15      15    7  9      46

Salisbury girls romp

MIDWAY — Salisbury’s girls cruised at Oak Grove, 58-22, on Wednesday.

It was another Central Carolina Conference win for the Hornets, who  are 8-0 overall as well as in the league.

Bryanna Troutman had 19 points, nine rebounds, six steals and four assists despite playing limited minutes against the first-year school.

Maria Capito added 12 points as the Hornets secured the No. 1 seed for the upcoming Christmas tourament at Catawba College (Dec. 28-30).

Troutman, a junior, is averaging 17.1 points per game. Capito,  a senior, is averaging 15.6.

Anayia Fulson had nine points, seven steals and four assists. Tacorra Robinson had nine rebounds and nine points.

“We came out with pressure again tonight and did most of our damage in the first quarter,” SHS coach Lakai Brice said. “From there, everybody got to play a lot. The starters didn’t play in the second and third quarters and just a little in the fourth — so we could just run our offense some.”

Gillian Hinkle scored nine for Oak Grove (0-11, 0-8 CCC).

Salisbury 58, Oak Grove 22


Troutman 19, Capito 12, Robinson 9, Fulson 8, Glenn 7, Daniels 2, Oats 1, May, Wilson, McEntyre, Caldwell.

Oak Grove (22)

Hinkle 9, Holt 5, Ruiz 4, Woodruff 2, Wooten 2, Johnson, Frady, Snow, McManus, Smith, Bullard, Moore.

Salisbury               26       13     6   13     — 58

Oak Grove           6         4         4    8      22

Road win for West girls

KANNAPOLIS — West Rowan’s girls won at A.L. Brown on Wednesday, 51-36. Abigail Wilson scored 15 for the Falcons, while Cindy Connolly had a career-high 11, including nine in the second half.

Wilson, a sophomore, has scored 201 points in nine games and is averaging 22.3.

West held the Wonders to 13 points in the first half.

Akeena Maxwell scored 12 for the Wonders (2-8). Jala Campbell added 10.

West (8-1) will be seeded third in the Christmas tournament at Catawba College (Dec. 28-30). The opponent in the first round for the Falcons will be either North Stanly (3-6) or Davie (2-6). Davie plays tonight against Statesville Christian.

West Rowan 51, A.L. Brown 36

WEST (51)

Wilson 15, Connolly 11, Alexander 7,  Sobataka 6, Vaughters 4, Pharr 4, Poole 3, Robinson 1, Blabon.

A.L. BROWN (36)

Maxwell 12, J. Campbell 10, D. Campbell 6, Smoutherson 3, Simmons 3, Foster 2, Brim, Jackson.

West                     10       16         12   14     — 58

A.L. Brown           6         7        14   9      22

Salisbury boys romp

MIDWAY — Salisbury’s boys led at halftime, 50-19, and rolled at first-year school Oak Grove, 71-28, on Wednesday.

“Everybody played minutes and we tried to work on things in intervals of three minutes,” SHS coach Bryan Withers said.

The Hornets (8-0, 8-0 CCC) will be the No. 2 seed for the Christmas tourney and will take on either West Rowan or South Rowan in the first round.

Bill Fisher scored 15 points, Xavier Kesler scored 12 points, and Trell  Baker had nine for the Hornets.  Thirteen players scored.

Fisher, a junior, might be the county’s most improved player. He’s averaging 13.4 points per game.

In a running-clock affair, the Hornets added only one point in the fourth quarter.

“We weren’t trying to run the score up,” Withers said. “We worked on stuff, and a lot of guys played well.”

Max Hester led the Grizzlies (0-11, 0-8) with eight points.

Salisbury 71, Oak Grove 28


Fisher 15, Kesler 12, Baker 9, Robinson 8, Carlton 4, Russelll 4, Ford 4,  Rogers 3, Davis 3, Bailey 3, Moss 2, Sloan 2, Canon 2.


Hester 8, Bowen 7, Newton 4, Suarez 3, Bowman 2, Tesh 2, Richardson 2.

Salisbury                    33      17         20   1     — 71

Oak Grove                10        9           1      8     28

East boys roll

GRANITE  QUARRY — East Rowan’s boys built an 18-point halftime lead and finished off a 58-48 win aginst North Hills.

The win evened East’s season mark at 5-5. The Mustangs have won three of their last four outings.

East will be the No. 6 seed in the Christmas tournament and will play Davie County or North Rowan in the first round.

Bryson Sprinkle scored 12 points to lead East, his fifth-double figure game of the season.

Trevor Scruggs had nine points, a season high, and Elton Hooper added eight.

Dean Gilmore scored 23 for the Eagles (6-4).

East 58, North Hills 48


Gilmore 23, Shehan 8, Davidson 7, Wertz 7, Mitchell 2, Kozlowski 1.

E. ROWAN (58)

Sprinkle 12, Scruggs 9, Hooper 8, Hinceman 7, Bennett 6, Jefferson 4, Smith 4, Spry 3, Torrence 2, Jordan 2, Walker 1, Forbis, Plemmons, Fowler.

North Hills         9        6     11   22     — 48

E. Rowan            19      14    12  13     58

Wonder boys top West

KANNAPOLIS —  Ahmod Hester scored 22 points and freshman Amare Haynie had 13 as A.L. Brown (5-4) beat West Rowan, 61-52, on Wednesday.

Caleb Mauldin led West (4-5) with 16 points. Martavio Rankin had 11.

Mauldin was held to a season-low point total, but he extended his streak of double-figure games to 51 in a row.

West led 35-34 at halftime but scored only 17 points in the second half.

Both coaches (West’s Mike Gurley and A.L. Brown’s Shelwyn Klutz) are in their 21st season as head coach at their respective schools. Klutz notched his 256th career win at Brown.

The Wonders split the season series. West won, 61-58, in Mount Ulla.

A.L. Brown 61, West Rowan 52

WEST (52)

Mauldin 16, Rankin 11, Stolsworth 9, Brawley 8, Joseph 6, Myers 2, Dixon, Tadlock.

A.L. BROWN (61)

Hester 22, Haynie 13, Grier 8, Chapman 8, Neal 7, Butler 2, Freeman 1, Parks, Glenn.

West                       22       13         7    10     — 52

A.L. Brown           18        16        13   14      61

CCC: North Davidson-East Davidson

Brooke Anders scored 13 points to lead East Davidson to a 47-45 win on Wednesday.

Courtney McMillan scored 13 for the Black Knights.

In the boys game, North Davidson rolled, 82-57. Themus Fulks scored 22 points. Jamarien Dalton had 20.

Coltin Burgess led the Golden Eagles with 19.




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