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Prep Basketball roundup for games played on Friday, Jan. 26

From staff reports

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s boys basketball team got back on track on Friday by overwhelming North Iredell, 74-32.

“We needed one like that,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “We didn’t play well at all Wednesday (a close loss at South Iredell), but we shot it well tonight. We haven’t shot like that in a while.”

Especially Owen White. He made five 3-pointers in the first quarter on his way to  26 points. Carson’s No. 3 scorer, it was White’s first game with more than 20 points since the Christmas tournament.

“He was feeling it,” Perry said. “He got us started.”

Jamarius Hairston scored 16, while Jailen Williams had 11.

Carson (16-2, 4-1 NPC) led 50-16 at halftime and stayed tie for first with West Rowan, a winner over East Rowan.

“We played everybody good minutes, but we stayed focused in the second half and got a running clock in the third quarter,” Perry said. “I think it really helped us to play at home. We’ve had so many road games lately.”

Jake Tuggle scored nine for North Iredell (4-15, 0-5).

N. IREDELL (32) — Tuggle 9, Wilcox 8,  Highman 5, Williams 4, Ward 3, Brazee 2, Tilley 1

CARSON (74) — White 26, Hairston 16, Williams 11, Prugh 7, Perry 4, Hales 3,Bates 3, Jackson 2, Dunn 2, Sifford, Zuniga, Wike.

N. Iredell  8   8   7    9  — 32

Carson    27   23   16  8 — 74


North boys win

SPENCER — North Rowan’s boys stopped a two-game slide with an 80-56 home win against North Moore in Yadkin Valley Conference play on Friday.

The Cavaliers (10-7, 9-3) were directed by assistant coach Bill Kesler.

Junior forward Brevin Goodlett bounced back from two quiet games and scored a career-high 27 to lead the Cavaliers. Freshman Nick Colson made five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 19. Dayjuwon Cooke scored 14, while Dajuan Clement added 10.

North Rowan led at halftime, 50-27.

J.J. Person scored 11 to lead North Moore (2-13, 2-7).

NORTH MOORE (56) — Person 11, Richardson 9, Salzwedel 6, Roberts 6, Pennington 6, Stukes 3, Long 3, Skipper 2, Johnson, Duncan.

NORTH ROWAN (80) — Goodlett 27, Colson 19, Cooke 14, Clement 10,  Smith 4, Goodes 4, Page 2, Broaddus, Stoner, Davis.

North Moore   8   19   22  7   — 56

North Rowan  26  24  16 14 — 80


South boys win

LANDIS — South Rowan’s boys won for the first time for coach Andre McCain since Dec. 18 on Friday, beating West Davidson, 73-62, on Friday.

West Davidson also was the team South beat on Dec. 18. The Raiders have usually been competitive, but they’ve lost some close ones. They ended a 10-game losing streak

Jordan Oglesby had his biggest game since December and led the Raiders (5-14, 5-8) with 15 points, Bailey Graham scored 14, right on his average, while Zach Powers had 11.

South got scoring from 10 players in the Central Carolina Conference contest. Jarron Hines had one of his better games with eight points.

South led 26-18 at halftime and opened up a nice lead with a big third quarter.

Drew Wright poured in 28 for the Green Dragons (5-13, 3-10).

WEST DAVIDSON (62) — Wright 28, Brown 12, Adams 5

SOUTH ROWAN (73)  — Oglesby 15, Graham 14, Powers 11, Shaver 9, Hines 8, Childers 6, Kluttz 4, Jones 2, Finger 2, Bebber 2,

W. Davidson    7    11   18 26 — 62

S. Rowan       15    11  30   17  — 73


South girls win

LANDIS —  South Rowan coach John Davis isn’t sure what’s gotten into senior Riley Corriher — he just hopes it continues.

Corriher hit seven 3-pointers and scored 21 for the Raiders in a 70-50 win against a dangerous West Davidson team. Corriher was averaging 9 points a few weeks ago, but she’s averaged 17.3 in her last seven games, including the first three 20-point games of her career.

“West Davidson has some tall kids, but we were able to rebound and get out in transition  and make it an uptempo game,” Davis said. “We’re moving the ball better than we were a few weeks ago and we just really played well. We almost had five in double figures.”

South made 11 3-pointers and was good at the foul line, shooting 11-for-14.

Janiya Downs provided 18 points for the Raiders and has been in double figures in every game this season except the one against West Rowan in which she was injured.   Tazah Hardin scored 12 points, Whitley Arnott had 10, and Madison McGuire scored nine.

“Janiya really played well,” Davis said. “We’ve got more people scoring now, and that helps her. She’s been able to do other things. She had 17 rebounds Wednesday against North Davidson.

South (12-7, 9-4) led 34-23 at halftime and maintained a firm grip on fourth place in the 10-team league.

West Davidson (8-10, 4-9) got double-figure points from  Haley Lowe (12), Lexi Clontz (11) and Mary Nebrich (10).

W. DAVIDSON (50) — Lowe 12, Clontz 11, Nebrich 10, Rabon 7, Cook 6, Tedder 2, Sharpe 2.

S.ROWAN (70) — Corriher 21, Downs 18, Hardin 12, Arnott 10, McGuire 9, Rollins, Massey, Mullins, Butler, Shell.


Salisbury-Oak Grove

Salisbury won both Central Carolina Conference games very easily, although no individual scoring information was available.

Salisbury’s boys (16-2, 13-1)  romped 74-21 and now have a three-game lead in the Central Carolina Conference. Salisbury led 30-0 after the first quarter and by 53-12 at haltime.

Salisbury’s girls (16-2, 13-1) won 52-16 to stay tied for first with Ledford. Salisbury’s girls led 33-10 at halftime and outscored the Grizzlies 17-0 in the third quarter to take a 40-point lead.

Both Oak Grove teams are winless. Gillian Hinkle scored eight points for the Oak Grove girls.

Salisbury’s teams take on North Rowan at Catawba tonight. The triple-header starts with a jayvee boys game at 4:30 p.m. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $7.


North Rowan-North Moore girls

No information available yet.


War Eagles lose two

WINSTON-SALEM— Davie County’s boys lost to R.J. Reynolds,61-59, the first Central Piedmont Conference loss for the War Eagles (13-5, 4-1).

Michael Walton scored 23 points. Owen McCormack had 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. Jacob Hendrix scored 15. Cooper Wall had seven assists.

RJR is 14-6, 5-1.

• Davie’s girls lost 62-60 to fall to 3-14 and 0-5 in the CPC, but they welcomed Trinity Hayes back from an injury that’s kept her out several weeks. She scored 25 in her comeback.


Wonders split

CONCORD — Nevaeh Brown had 21 points to lead the Central Cabarrus girls to a 56-29 win against A.L. Brown on Friday in South Piedmont Conference action.

The second-place Vikings are 11-9, 5-1.

The Wonders  (3-13,1-5) got nine points each from Akeena Maxwell and Jala Campbell.

• Ahmod Hester scored 14 points for the Wonders (8-7.3-3)in a 63-59 win in the boys game.

Central (4-16, 0-6) was without five players, due to ejections stemming from the altercation in the West Rowan-Central game on Wednesday. Central coach Jim Baker called up a few jayvees.



Courtney McMillan scored 21 points and Ashley Davis had 19 as North Davidson’s girls (7-10, 4-9)  beat Thomasville, 64-56, in CCC action.

Dee Long had 23 for the Bulldogs (9-8, 6-7).

• North Davidson’s boys got a big win against Thomasville, taking an 82-77 decision. Themus Fulks scored 41 for the Black Knights (10-7, 8-5), while Satchel Hester had 13.

Nydrick Jenkins scored 36 for the Bulldogs (11-5, 9-4).

• Hickory Ridge’s girls annihilated Rocky River, 74-14, on Friday. The Bulls (18-1) got 17 points from Nia Daniel.

• In a CPC boys game on Friday, East Forsyth blasted West Forsyth, 72-44, behind 25 points from Tanis Samuels.

• North Stanly’s boys finished off a big week with a 72-63 Yadkin Valley Conference win against Uwharrie Charter.



Catawba’s teams are on the road at Tusculum this afternoon.

Livingstone’s teams are at home against St. Augustine’s.

The Mars Hill-Newberry games have been postponed from Saturday to Monday due to a flu outbreak on the Newberry men’s team.



Parks and Rec

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for girls, ages 9-10 & 11-12 basketball Leagues.  Cost is $30 per participant.  Registration extends through Jan. 29 at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play.  For further information call 704-638-5289.




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