Area Sports Briefs: Carson girls break program record for consecutive wins
From staff reports
KANNAPOLIS — Carson’s third-ranked girls basketball team breezed to a 50-20 non-conference win at A.L. Brown on Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the 13th straight for the Cougars since losing to 4A powerhouse Hickory Ridge.
That’s a program record. The 2011-12 Cougars won their first 12 before losing to Salisbury in a Christmas tournament final.
Carson (14-1) led 17-5 after the first quarter at Bullock Gym and was never threatened.
Carson had an awful start against Statesville on Friday and had to come back, but the Cougars corrected that issue on Saturday.
“Getting off to a better start was something we emphasized, and we did that, even with the quick turnaround from Friday,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “We also did a much better job on the boards.”
Olivia Gabriel scored 13, and McKenzie had 11,
Eleven Cougars scored.
“Everyone got a lot of minutes today, and that’s always nice,” Stouder said.
Carson’s next game will be one of its biggest of the season. Carson plays ninth-ranked North Iredell (14-2) in Olin, with the winner becoming the favorite in the North Piedmont Conference.
Akeena Maxwell scored five to lead the Wonders (2-10). They return to action Friday against Cox Mill.
NOTES: Gabriel has 1,428 career points. The program record of 1,458 was set by Kelly Dulkoski in 2013.
Carson 50, A.L. Brown 20
Gabriel 13, Gadson 11, Wilhelm 6, Shumaker 4, Gamewell 4, Cooper 3, Wiggins 2, Conrad 2, Turney 2, Fesperman 2, Isley 1, Perry, Jolly.
A.L. BROWN (20)
Maxwell 5, Simmons 3, D. Campbell 3, Anderson 3, Smoutherson 3, Foster 2, J. Campbell 1.
Carson 17 8 15 10 — 50
A.L. Brown 5 7 2 6 — 20
Carson won against A.L. Brown, 23-19, on Saturday.
Victoria Post scored 10 points for Carson, while Kary Hales had six.
Lindsay Conrad stood out on defense.
Malaysia Grier scored seven for the Wonders.
Carson’s jayvee girls won against Statesville, 34-26, on Friday.
Post scored 17. Jaden Vaughn and Tate Barger were defensive standouts.
Taylor Wilson scored eight for the Greyhounds.
Carson’s only loss was to Hickory Ridge.
Catawba women fall
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Five players scored in double figures as fourth-ranked Carson-Newman rolled past Catawba’s women’s basketball team, 88-60, on Saturday at Holt Fieldhouse.
Catawba hung right with the high-powered Eagles in the first quarter (17-all), but Carson-Newman’s second-quarter surge led to a comfortable 45-30 lead at halftime.
Carson-Newman’s offensive rebounding got Catawba’s Terri Rogers, Serena Brown and Marshauna Butler in foul trouble in the second quarter
Carson-Newman (15-0, 7-0 South Atlantic Conference) is closing in on the best start in school history (16-0). Catawba (7-7, 5-2) had won four straight SAC games.
Rogers scored 10 of her 24 points in the first quarter to keep the game tight, but Carson-Newman ended the first half on an 18-5 spree.
Brown finished with 11 points for the Indians.
Carson-Newman shot 47 percent for the game and put five women in double figures. Catawba shot 41.8 percent.
C-Newman 88, Catawba 60
Rogers 24, Brown 11, Barnes 5, DeShazo 4, Butler 4, Hallman 3, Webb 3, Stanback 3, Franklin 2, Newbold 1, Tucker, Gardner.
Ka. Marosites 16, Wester 14, Price 13, Smith 12, Stubblefield 12, Ke. Marosites 8, Simerly 6, Newman 3, Byrd 2, Bunch 2.
Catawba 18 12 18 12 — 60
C-Newman 18 27 23 20 — 88
Catawba men lose
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Charles Clark became the fifth player in Carson-Newman history to surpass the 2,000-point barrier, and the Eagles battered Catawba, 101-75, on Saturday.
Carson-Newman (13-2, 5-2) got 30 points from Clark, who took only 15 shots and hit seven 3-pointers. Malik Abraham scored 20.
Carson-Newman made 15 3-pointers.
Jerrin Morrison scored 17 to pace Catawba. R.J. Robinson made four 3-pointers and scored 16. D.J. Johnson added 10 points.
Injury-plagued Catawba (3-9, 0-7) shot poorly again (37.3 percent), although the Indians made some progress at the 3-point line, making nine long ones.
Catawba played again without Jameel Taylor and Malik Constantine, expected to be two of the top three scorers. The Indians also are playing without a pair of talented junior college transfers.
Carson-Newman was never in any sort of danger after outscoring Catawba, 22-4, on a run that ended the first half and continued after the break.
Catawba has lost seven out of eight. The Indians are home Wednesday against Coker.
C-Newman 101, Catawba 75
Morrison 17, Robinson 16, Johnson 10, Phillps 7, Barber 6, Jeffers 6, McLaughlin 4, McRae 4, Childress 3, Lentz 2.
Clark 30, Abraham 20, Murray 15, Teichmann 9, Bykov 8, Holmes 6, Role 4, Rogers 3, Jones 2, Andre 2, Hawkins 2.
Catawba 36 39 — 75
C-Newman 50 51 — 101
Amani Ayaji (East Rowan) scored 19 points and had six rebounds as Averett beat Meredith, 86-65, on Saturday.
Parks and Rec
Salisbury Parks and Rec is accepting registrations for basketball leagues — coed (ages 5-6) and girls (ages 7-15).
Cost is $30. Register through Jan. 13 at Hall Gym or online at www. salisburync.gov/play.
Practice begins the end of January. Games start in February. Call 704-638-5289.
Middle school hoops
Corriher-Lipe’s girls topped Knox, 17-13, in jayvee action.
Jamyrah Cherry iced the game for the Yellow Jackets by knocking down three late free throws.