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Area Sports Briefs: South girls win

From staff reports

LANDIS — South Rowan’s girls basketball team watched an 18-0 lead disappear, but it held on to beat North Davidson, 56-48, in Central Carolina Conference action on Wednesday.

“Props to North Davidson for a good comeback,” South coach John Davis said. “They could’ve rolled over, but they fought back.”

North Davidson settled down in the second quarter and scrapped within 26-18 at halftime. Then the Black Knights continued their comeback in the third quarter and the early stages of the fourth.

“They got back within two, but then Riley Corriher hit a big shot,” Davis said. “She gave us some operating room.”

Corriher, a senior guard, had a huge game, scoring 22, just one short of her career high. North Davidson (6-10, 3-9) held Janiya Downs, South’s outstanding junior, to 13 points, one of her lowest outputs of the season.

“There wasn’t much flow to this one,” Davis said. “Both teams shot a lot of free throws.”

South (11-7, 8-4) has a firm grip on fourth place after sweeping the season series from the Knights.

Ashley Davis scored 17 for North Davidson. Abby McMillan had 15.


Davis 17, A. McMillan 15, Bryant 8, Hyatt 2, Maready 2, Norris 2, Bennett 2.

S. ROWAN (56)

Corriher 22, Downs 13, McGuire 7, Hardin 6, Arnott 4, Shell 2, Rollins 2.

N. Davidson   2   16   17  13   — 48

S. Rowan        18    8   12  18    56

Carson girls

TROUTMAN — The start was awful, but Carson’s girls wound up with a 57-44 win at South Iredell on Wednesday.

“It was good just to get back out there after the long layoff,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “But it was a slow start with whole lot of missed layups. We had to shake off the rust.”

McKenzie Gadson did a lot of the shaking. She scored 17 to bring her career total to 935. Olivia Gabriel scored 11, and Colbie Perry had nine.

Carson caught up in the second quarter and went ahead 28-19 at halftime. Ten different Cougars scored.

“Not one of our better games, just too many unforced turnovers and mistakes,” Stouder said. “But we kept playing through it all, and maybe we got back in the groove some in the second half.”

Sophomore Sarah Nelson led South Iredell with 16 points.

Carson has a big home game against North Iredell on Friday.


Gadson 17, Gabriel 11, Perry 9, Shumaker 6, Isley 4, Wilhelm 3, Turney 2, Gamewell 2, Fesperman 2, Wiggins 1, Cooper, Conrad, Jolly.


Nelson 16, Labelle 13, Durham 4, Mercer 3, Witherspoon 2, Heiligenthaler 2, Kimmel 2, Bell 2.

Carson             10    18   16 13   — 57

S. Iredell          11    8     15  10    44

West girls

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s Abigail Wilson and Egypt Alexander combined for 46 points on Wednesday, and the Falcons took a 70-51 win against Central Cabarrus.

Wilson scored 24, the 13th game with at least 20 points for the sophomore this season. Alexander scored 22, her fourth game in the 20s.

West (14-4) took control early and won its fourth in a row.  The Falcons led 38-23 at the break.

Neveah Brown scored 25 for Central (10-9).


Brown 25, Tate 12, Ratzloff 8, Van Dyke 4, Holit 2 .

W. ROWAN (70)

Wilson 24, Alexander 22, Sobataka 7, Poole 6, Robinson 5, Vaughters 4, Pharr 2, Blabon, Connolly.

C. Cabarrus     13   10   15  13   — 51

W. Rowan         23    15   13  19    70

East girls

STATESVILLE — East Rowan’s girls lost at Statesville, 49-20, on Wednedsay in North Piedmont Confernce action.

Adalie Harrison scored nine points for East (5-13, 0-5), while Caroline Houpe had eight.

East trailed the Greyhounds (12-6, 3-2) at halftime, 18-8.

“We played pretty well early, the best we’ve played in a couple of weeks,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “But we still struggled to score and they killed us on the boards. The game became pretty physical, and we aren’t that physical.”

Madeline Simmons scored 12 points to lead the Greyhounds.

East’s girls have lost their last five.

EAST (20)

A. Harrison 9, Houpe 8, H. Harrison 3, Winford, Miller, Mitchell, Fraley.


Simmons 12, Sharpe 9, Gray 7, Shell 6, Privette 5, Bowman 4, Miller 4, Robinson 1, Hoffman 1.

E. Rowan             6    2     3      9   — 20

Statesville          9    9     14  17    49

East boys

STATESVILLE — A career-best 22 points by Bryson Sprinkle wasn’t enough for East Rowan’s boys on Wednesday in a 57-51 North Piedmont Conference loss to Statesville.

East  (7-11, 1-4) got 14 points from Elton Hooper and 11 from Gabe Hinceman.

Izaiah Gathings led Statesville  (9-9, 3-2)with 10 points.

EAST (51)

Sprinkle 22, Hooper 14, Hinceman 11, Scruggs 4, Jefferson, Bennett, Spry.


Gathings 10, Fields 9, Mott 8, Heckstall-Morales 8, Knkox 7, Davis 7, Gaines 6, White 2.

E. Rowan             14    11     14    12   — 51

Statesville          17   14     13      13  — 57

West boys

MOUNT ULLA — A second-quarter fight marred West Rowan’s 81-68 win over Central Cabarrus in non-conference boys basketball on Wednesday.

After ejections for fighting and for leaving the bench, both teams had only four players available, but the game continued.

West (10-8)  finished the game with Caleb Mauldin, Cole Myers, Josiah Dixon and Payne Stolsworth on the floor.

Mauldin scored 29 points. Stolsworth made six 3-pointers and matched his career high with 22. Dixon  scored a career-best 17.

Che Jones poured in 36 for Central (4-15).


Jones 36, Bennett 13, Rowden 8, Bessette 7, Butler 2, Cornish 2.

W. ROWAN (81)

Mauldin 29, Stolsworth 22, Dixon 16, Joseph 7, Myers 4, Rankin 3.

C. Cabarrus     15   11   23  19   — 68

W. Rowan        16    19   24  22    81

South boys

LANDIS — The frustration continued for South Rowan’s boys on Wednesday.

South dropped another close one in the Central Carolina Conference, falling to North Davidson, 67-64.

The Raiders (4-14, 4-8 CCC) have lost 10 straight, including five straight league losses by single digits.

Bailey Graham again led the Raiders, scoring 18.

Dillon Kluttz scored a season-high 16.

Themus Fulks scored 26 for the Black Knights (9-7, 7-5 CCC), and Satchel Hester had 18.


Fulks 26, Hester 18., Dalton 8, Everhart 6, Green 6, Yokley 3.

S. ROWAN (64)

Graham 18, Kluttz 16, Shaver 9, Oglesby 7, Powers 7, Childers 5, Finger 2.

N. Davidson  20   9   18  20   — 67

S. Rowan        8    16   12  18    64

Carson boys

TROUTMAN — Carson’s boys nearly got all the way back from a huge deficit but lost at South Iredell 77-75. It was the first league loss for the Cougars. South Iredell (13-4, 3-1) moved into a tie for first with Carson and West Rowan.

Carson (15-2, 3-1) trailed by as many as 18 and was still down  15 with 3:26 remaining. Two technical fouls on South Iredell resulted in three Jamarius Hairston free throws. When Cole Perry made a 3-pointer, Carson was only down nine.

Carson kept coming from there, forcing a couple of five-second violations and scoring 33 in the quarter. Owen White hit one of two free throws with 12 seconds left for a 75-all tie.

South Iredell retook the lead, and Carson missed a 3-pointer at the end. Jailen Williams drove and kicked out to Cameron Prugh, but the shot didn’t fall.

“We didn’t play well, didn’t play the game we wanted to play, but we did battle in the fourth quarter,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “We got all the way back and we had our chances.”

Carson was hurt by 18 missed free throws.

“That’s not typical of us at all,” Coach Perry said. “We have to be better than that.”

Hairston got his fourth foul in the third quarter but still scored 31 points.  Williams scored 20. Perry had 17.

South Iredell got 19 from Ty Everhart and 17 from Greg Liechty.


Hairston 31, Williams 20, Perry 17, White 4, Sifford 2, Prugh 1, Hales, Jackson.


Everhart 19, Liechty 17, Dulin 10, Dowdy 9, Angle 8, Pope 5, Chaaban 4, Hall 2, Oglietti 2, Gaither 1.

Carson             11    15     16  33   — 75

S. Iredell          15    23     19  20    77

Prep swimming

South Iredell swept the North Piedmont Conference swim meets on Wednesday.

Carson’s girls finished second, while North Iredell’s boys placed second, with Carson third.

Results will be in Friday’s edition.


The CCC Swimming Championships will be held at Winston-Salem State University today.

North Davidson is hosting the meet.


Rowan County Championships are scheduled for Friday.

Rowan LL sign-ups

Rowan Little League spring baseball, softball and T-Ball registrations are being held at Godley’s Garden Center on Statesville Boulevard on Saturdays — Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10— from 9 until 3.

Parents can also register online anytime at http://www.rowanlittleleague.com

Baseball cost is $75 for all leagues: T-ball (ages 4-6), Coach Pitch (ages 7-8), B (ages 9-10), A (ages 11-12) and JR/SR (ages 13-16).

Softball cost is $75 for all leagues: Girls (Ages 4-6) TBall Softball, Girls Coach Pitch (ages 6-8) 10U (ages 9-10), 12U (ages 11-12) 14U/16U (ages 13-16).

Contact  Jeff Bernhardt at 704-326-5255 for more information.

Sacred Heart

  Sacred Heart’s varsity boys basketball team defeated Our Lady of Mercy from Winston Salem by a score of 68-40.

Jalon Walker scored 20 points. Nick Antosek scored 16, Ben Childress had 12 and Easton Morris scored nine.


The Sacred Heart varsity girls won 39-15 against OLM.

Rachel McCullough scored 22 points, while Sutton Webb had 15. Gianna Patella led the team with 12 rebounds.

Local golf

Thirty-eight GARS members played  in their own foursomes at Warrior.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was David Scearce with a net of 62.12.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was David Schenk with a net of 64.82.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Lynn Shook with a net of 63.76. Low ‘D’ Flight player was Carrol Downey with a net of 62.83.

Winsten Mahaffey, 81, shot a 72; and Buddy Barger, 83, shot an 83. Mahaffey ‘s 72 was also low gross score, while Scearce had low net.




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