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Area Sports Briefs: South boys beat Thomasville again

From staff reports

THOMASVILLE — Tyrese Shaver scored 23 points to lead South Rowan to an 82-77 overtime win at Thomasville on Tuesday.

It was Shaver’s second-biggest scoring game of the season. He had 31 against Lexington in December.

South (6-14, 6-8) finished an unexpected Central Carolina Conference sweep of the Bulldogs (11-6, 9-5).

“We won at the buzzer at our place and now we won at Thomasville, a very tough place to play,” South coach Andre McCain said.

South had lost 10 in a row recently, but it has bounced back to win its last two.

“We had some bad luck during that losing streak, but the biggest thing is we got away from playing good team basketball,” McCain said. “We got that back tonight. This was a great team win against a very athletic team.”

Bailey Graham scored 20 for the Raiders, his third 20-point game of the season. Jordan Oglesby had 15.  Brendan Finger scored 13, his biggest night of the season.

Cameron Whiteside, a quick-jumping, 6-foot-4 senior who is tough to keep off the glass, had 36 for the Bulldogs. Nydrick Jenkins scored 11.

“Even though it went to overtime, I thought we controlled most of the game,” McCain said. “We should’ve won it in regulation, but we showed a lot by coming together and winning in overtime.”

South is home tonight against winless Oak Grove.

SOUTH (82) — Shaver 23, Graham 20, Oglesby 15, Finger 13, Powers 6, Childers 5

THOMASVILLE  (77) — Whiteside 36, Jenkins 11,  Breaux 9, Wafford-Rich 7, Williams 6, Cunningham 6.

SR      16   19  17 16 14 — 82

Thom 17  11  18 22   9 — 77

West Rowan boys

TROUTMAN — South Iredell pounded West Rowan, 74-49, on Tuesday in North Piedmont Conference play.

It was closer than it sounds, but the Vikings pulled away in the fourth quarter. West doesn’t have the manpower or speed to chase, and once the Falcons got down double digits they were in trouble.

West was shorthanded, playing without Jay Joseph and Martavio Rankin, still sitting out after the fracas with Central Cabarrus. Rankin’s ability to make good decisions and break the press had been a key to West upsetting South Iredell recently in Mount Ulla.

Caleb Mauldin led the Falcons (11-9, 4-2) with 18 points, scoring in double figures for the 62nd game in a row. Cole Myers scored a career-best 11, and Payne Stolsworth had 10.

Alex Angle scored 22 for the Vikings  (14-5, 4-2).

West was held under 50 points for the third time this season and the second game in a row.

Both teams are still alive in the NPC race. West plays at frontrunner Carson tonight.

WEST (49) — Mauldin 18, Myers 11, Stolsworth 10, Dixon 4, Brawley 2, Hassard 2, Tadlock 2, Sproul.

S. IREDELL (74) — Angle 22, Everhart 11, Pope 11, Liechty 10, Chaaban 8, Gaither 7, Oglietti 3, Clark 2.

WR      15   17  11 16 — 49

SI         18  16  14  26— 74

Carson-East boys

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s boys got off to a sizzling start and buried East Rowan, 66-30 in North Piedmont Conference action on Tuesday.

The Cougars (17-2, 5-1) stayed on top in the NPC with the victory.

Jamarius Hairston hit two 3-pointers to get the Cougars started and finished with 21 points.

Cameron Prugh had his biggest game since opening night with 15 points. Jailen Williams and Cole Perry added 10 each in the running-clock romp. Perry had a dunk to close the third quarter.

Carson led 28-10 after a quarter and had the game well in hand, 45-18, at halftime.

Christian Bennett, Bryson Sprinkle and Elton Hooper scored six each to lead the Mustangs (7-13, 1-6).

Carson has won eight straight meetings with the Mustangs. The 30 points was a season low for the Mustangs.

Carson hosts West Rowan tonight in a makeup game that was rescheduled due to weather.

East has lost seven of its last eight and hosts A.L. Brown tonight.

EAST (30) — Hooper 6, Bennett 6, Scruggs 5, Sprinkle 4,  Spry 3, Torrence 3, Hinceman 2, Jefferson 1.

CARSON (66) — Hairston 21, Prugh 15, Perry 10, Williams 10, White 5, Bates 3, Jackson 2, Wike, Zuniga, Hales, Dunn, Sifford.

ER           10   8    6   6 — 30

CAR        28  17  16  5— 66

North boys

MOUNT GILEAD— North Rowan’s boys racked up an easy road win on Tuesday in the Yadkin Valey Conference, overpowering West Montgomery, 72-38.

  Dayjuwon Cooke scored 17 to lead the Cavaliers, Freshman Xzavier Davis had a breakout game with 14 and Brevin Goodlett added 13 for the Cavaliers (11-8, 10-3).

Terrell Baldwin scored 12 for the Warriors (3-13, 3-7).

NORTH (72) — Cooke 17, Davis 14, Goodlett 13, Clement 8, Page 8, Colson 7,  Q. Smith 4, Goodes 2, Broaddus, Stoner.

W. MONTGOMERY (38) — Baldwin 12, T. Smith 6,  T. Parter 5, Britt 4, Clausell 3, Hinson 3, Horne 3, Wilson 1, Lafirand 1, Chandler, Q. Parter.

NR     13  20  23  16 —  72

WM     6   13  14  11  — 38

North girls

MOUNT GILEAD— North Rowan’s girls almost were winless in January, but they got a lift from the return of Bea  Connor and pounded West Montgomery,  63-38, for a Yadkin Valley Conference road win on Tuesday.

North (5-15, 4-9) got 22 points from Connor, 14 from Makiya McDaniel and  10 from Natavia Taborn and ended a 10-game skid that dated back to the Christmas tournament.

“Finally, we got one,” said North coach Ron Bost.

South girls

THOMASVILLE — Still flying under the radar, but South Rowan’s girls are putting together a nice season.

South (13-7, 10-4) won with relative ease at Thomasville on Tuesday, taking a  55-36 Central Carolina Conference win and finishing a season sweep of the Bulldogs.

“We played a pretty terrible first half, but we followed it with a great second half,” South coach John Davis said. “We only had 21 points at halftime, but we got refocused and we played a lot better. We moved the ball, we got good looks, and when we do that, we’re pretty tough to beat.”

South settled the issue with a 25-point third quarter.

Janiya Downs led South with 18 points. Riley Corriher scored 14, Tazah Hardin had 10, and Madison McGuire, who opened the game by making an outside shot, had eight.

“Madison is getting a lot of confidence in her shot now,” Davis said.

Thomasville star Dee Long got in foul trouble and finished with 12 points for the Bulldogs (9-9, 6-8). She didn’t score in the second half.

Fourth-place South has won four in a row and hosts winless Oak Grove tonight.

SOUTH (55) — Downs 18, Corriher 14, Hardin 10, McGuire 8, Arnott 4, Rollins 1, Chabala, Massey, Mullins, Butler, Shell.

THOMASVILLE (36) — Long 12, Gates 6, Stegenga 6, Billie 5, Wilson 5, Hart 2.

SR      13  8   25  9  — 55

Thom 9  12   6   9 — 36

West girls

TROUTMAN — West Rowan’s girls overcame deep foul trouble and lots of adversity on Tuesday and escaped with a 64-57 North Piedmont Conference victory at South Iredell.

West’s top two scorers, Abigail Wilson and Egypt Alexander, were mired in foul trouble early in the third quarter.

South Iredell took advantage, erased a West lead and went in front, but the Falcons came back in the fourth quarter to force overtime and then dominated the extra period.

Kia Pharr, a backup post player, was a huge part of West’s win. With Wilson and Alexander saddled with fouls, she  matched her career high with 13 points.

West guard Mary Sobataka was out of the game for a while with an injury but scored five points.

South Iredell (4-15, 1-5) got 18 points from Lydia Mercer and 14 from Sarah Nelson.

Wilson and Alexander scored 17 apiece despite their foul issues. Wilson, who had four in the third quarter, fouled out late.

West (16-4, 5-1) stayed tied for first with North Iredell in the NPC race and plays at Carson tonight.

WR  12   18  11  14  9 — 64

SI     9     15  13 18    2  — 57

Carson-East girls

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s ninth-ranked girls raced to a 22-3 lead after a quarter and won 56-13 against East Rowan on Tuesday.

“We played a lot of people, and everyone contributed,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “We didn’t play very well Friday, so it was good to get back out there and try to do better. We stayed focused, and we executed. It was a good team win.”

Freshman Colbie Perry led the Cougars (17-3, 4-2) with 12 points. Olivia Gabriel had nine, Taylor Conrad eight, and McKenzie Gadson six.

Ten Cougars scored.

Adalie Harrison scored five points to lead the Mustangs (5-15, 0-7).

Carson has a big game against West Rowan in China Grove tonight.

East’s girls will try to rebound at home against A.L. Brown. The Wonders lost to Cox Mill 25-22 on Tuesday.

EAST (13) — A. Harrison 5, H. Harrison 3, Fraley 3, Eagle 2, Houpe, Winford, Mitchell.

CARSON (56) — Perry 12, Gabriel 9, Conrad 8, Gadson 6, Turney 6, Fesperman 5, Wilhelm 3, Cooper 3, Jolly 2, Gamewell 2, Isley, Wiggins, Shumaker.

East              3     6   2   2   — 13

Carson        22  15 12  7  — 56

CCC hoops

North Davidson’s boys outscored Lexington, 103-101, in an epic double-overtime game on Tuesday.

Satchel Hester scored 32  for the Black Knights, and  Themus Fulks had 29.

Derrick Dearmon poured in 37 for Lexington.

North Davidson’s victory meant an outright conference title for Salisbury, even with three games still to play.


Lexington’s girls stormed from behind and beat North Davidson, 51-49, on Tuesday.

Mikinzie Harvin scored 23 for the Yellow Jackets,

For North Davidson, Courtney McMillan scored 17 and Abby McMillan had 16.

NPC hoops

Jeremiah Mott scored 23 points to lead Statesville to an 80-53 win against North Iredell on Tuesday in Olin.


London Liles scored her 1,000th career point as North Iredell routed Statesville 52-30 on Tuesday in North Piedmont Conference girls action. North Iredell had lost at Statesville.

Liles led North Iredell with 19 points.

SPC hoops

Aniyah Tate had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Central Cabarrus to a 47-34 win against Northwest Cabarrus on Tuesday.

CPC hoops

Josh Mahaffey scored 13 points as East Forsyth’s boys beat Glenn, 73-56, on Tuesday. East Forsyth stayed in a three-team race in the Central Piedmont Conference with Davie County and R.J. Reynolds. All three have one league loss. Reynolds edged Reagan on Tuesday.

4A hoops

Hickory Ridge’s fifth-ranked girls pummeled Myers Park, 74-41, on Tuesday.

Hickory Ridge (18-1)  has a roster filled with D-I commits. Nia Daniel, a junior committed to UNC, scored 31 on Tuesday.

Jayvee basketball

Carson’s girls won against East Rowan, 42-3, on Tuesday.

Victoria Post scored 12 for the Cougars, while Alicia Thompson had eight.

Defensive standouts for the Cougars were  Krystal Sanns and Liza Simmerson.

Middle school hoops

Jayvee (6th and 7th grade scores)


Southeast 29, Corriher-Lipe 28

China Grove 19, Knox 15

Mooresville 26, West 18

North 44, Erwin 27

Corriher-Lipe 20, China Grove 4

Mooresville 35, North 23

Erwin 24, Southeast 23

West 47, Knox 7

Girls standings: Mooresville 5-0, West 4-1, Corriher-Lipe 3-2, Erwin 3-2, North 3-2, Southeast 2-4, China Grove 1-5, Knox 0-5



Southeast 41, Corriher-Lipe 27

Knox 52, China Grove 34

Mooresville 47, West 40

North 35, Erwin 23

Corriher-Lipe 41, China Grove 39

Mooresville 46, North 28

Erwin 45, Southeasta 38

West 55, Knox 44

Boys standings: Mooresville 5-0, Knox 4-1, Erwin 3-2, West 3-2, North 2-3, China Grove 2-4, Corriher-Lipe 1-4, Southeast 1-5

Scores can be reported to mike.london@salisburypost.com


Prep wrestling

Davie County advanced in the 4A dual team state playoffs by beating Myers Park (43-30) and Hough (33-31) on its home mat on Tuesday. Davie will wrestle again Thursday.

CPC rival West Forsyth (23-9) is the third-round opponent for Davie (36-3). The other two teams alive in the 4A West are Lake Norman (18-4) and NW Guilford (29-2). The Davie-West Forsyth winner will wrestle the Lake Norman-NW Guilford winner for the regional championship. The site of Thursday’s matches will be announced today.

The state championship match will be held Saturday.


North Rowan was eliminated from the 1A playoffs by a 66-12 loss to South Stanly at Chatham Central on Tuesday.


West Rowan lost at Crest, 44-35,  on Tuesday in the first round of the 3A playoffs.


East Rowan’s Steven Deutsch was champ at 152 pounds and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the recent North Piedmont Conference Tournament.

East’s Nate Burris was champion at 106 pounds and East’s Mateo Ramirez was crowned at 182.

Wrestling regionals are set for Feb. 9-10.

The individual state championships are scheduled for Feb. 15-17.

Local golf

Twenty GARS members played in foursomes at Warrior.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was David Scearce with a net of 67.12.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was Tommy Lambert with a net of 69.84.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Ben Moore with a net of 69.90.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was Bert Bollinger with a net of 70.80.

Low net and low gross was shot by Scearce with an 80 and a 67.12.

  Buddy Barger, who is 83,  shot an 83.



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