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Prep Basketball Roundup: Salisbury boys win 8th straight

From staff reports

Will be updated with boxscores.

SALISBURY — Elijah Moss drilled six 3-pointers  for a career-best 18 points as Central Carolina Conference champ Salisbury beat North Davidson, 91-68, on the Hornets’ Senior Night.

The sixth-ranked Hornet boys  (20-2, 16-1)  also got big games from Trell Baker (15 points, six assists, four steals), Oshaun Robinson (17 points, six assists, five rebounds) and Bill Fisher (12 points, 11 rebounds).

Junior guard Themus Fulks scored 29 for the Black Knights (14-8,11-6), who had a 10-game winning streak stopped.

Salisbury won its eighth straight and closes the regular season at South Rowan on Friday.

NORTH DAVIDSON (68) — Fulks 29,  Everhart 9, Hester 9, Yokley 8, Dalton 6, Bedolla 5, Wilson 2.

SALISBURY (91) — Moss 18, Robinson 17, Baker 15, Fisher 12, Gill 8, Kesler 7, Russell 6, Rogers 4, Davis 2, Sloan 2.

N. Davidson             18  15  19  16—  68

Salisbury                 18  22  25  26  — 91

East boys

GRANITE QUARRY —   East Rowan’s boys lost to Statesville, 68-58, on the Mustangs’ Senior Night.

Bryson Sprinkle (15 points, Gabe Hinceman (14), Trevor Scruggs (11) and Brandon Jefferson (9) led the scoring for the Mustangs (8-15, 1-8).

Izaiah Gathings led the Greyhounds (12-10, 6-3)  with 18 points, while Devante Knox had 17.   

East was down 25-22 at  halftime, but the Hounds achieved some separation in the third quarter.

East wraps up the regular season at North Iredell on Thursday.

STATESVILLE  (68) — Gathings 18, Knox 17, Heckstall-Morales 12, Mott 10, Gaines 6, Wood 5.

EAST (58) — Sprinkle 15, Hinceman 14, Scruggs 11, Jefferson 9, Hooper 6, Bennett 3.

Statesville   12 13  18  25 — 68

E. Rowan   11   11   10   26 — 58

North boys

SPENCER — Brevin Goodlett scored 19 points to lead North Rowan’s 80-35  Yadkin Valley Conference romp against South Davidson on Friday.

The Cavaliers (13-8, 12-3) put up 39 points in the first quarter, led 55-18 at halftime and rolled to their third straight win.

Dajuan Clement scored 14 for North, and Dayjuwon Cooke had 12. Ten Cavaliers scored.

Lonnie Bailey II had 17 for the Wildcats (5-17, 3-12).

Josh Ellis played in his first game of the season on Senior Night and made a 3-pointer.

North closes the regular season at Uwharrie Charter on Saturday.

S. DAVIDSON (35) —Bailey 17, Byerly 9, Stanley 5, Hicks 2, Ellington 2.

NORTH (80) — Goodlett 19, Clement 14, Cooke 12, Smith 8, Davis 7, Goodes 7, Page 5, Colson 4, Ellis 3, Broaddus 1, Stoner.

S. Davidson    8   10   11   6   — 35

N. Rowan     39  16     13  12  — 80

South boys

LEXINGTON — South Rowan’s boys lost at Central Davidson, 50-46, in Central Carolina Conference action on Tuesday.

Bailey Graham scored nine for the Raiders, while Brendan Finger and Tyrese Shaver had eight each.

South (7-16, 7-10) lost two close games to the Spartans (11-10, 8-9) this season.

Mason Spainhour scored 20 and Jacob Myers had 13 for Central.

S. ROWAN (46) — Graham 9, Shaver 8, Finger 8, Kluttz 7, Powers 6, Hines 3, Jones 3, Childers 2.

C. DAVIDSON (50) — Spainhour 20, Myers 13, Banner 4, King 3, Hensley 3, Smith 3, Cope 2, Leonard 2.

Davie boys

MOCKSVILLE — Davie County’s boys lost a showdown with East Forsyth on Tuesday and were elminated from the race for first place in the Central Piedmont Conference.

East Forsyth (17-5, 8-1) outlasted Davie, 54-53, to clinch a share of the regular season championship.

The visiting Eagles seized the lead in a tight game early in the second half and held off a late War Eagle rally.

The War Eagles (15-7, 6-3), led by the game’s leading scorer Owen McCormack (23 points), took their only lead of second half (51-48) with three minutes left  on a 3-pointer by Cooper Wall and  maintained it until the game’s final minutes.

Davie was draining the clock with the slim lead against East’s defense but took an errant 3-pointer, which the Eagles turned into fast-break points from Shemar Watkins with 17 seconds remaining to regain the lead.

After a Davie timeout, Wall missed a baseline jumper with four seconds and East Forsyth was able to keep the War Eagles off the glass.

  Watkins contributed 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Eagles, who played without four players and  an assistant coach due to various ailments.

A.L. Brown boys

CONCORD — A.L. Brown lost at Robinson, 80-73, in South Piedmont Conference action on Tuesday.

Ahmod Hester scored 28 for the Wonders. Amare Haynie had 20.

Troy Barnes led the Bulldogs with 20 points.

A.L. Brown girls

CONCORD — A.L. Brown’s girls lost to Robinson, 46-32, in South Piedmont Conference play on Tuesday. The Wonders were led by Akeena Maxwell’s 10 points. Jaelyn Glass scored 18 for the first-place Bulldogs.

East girls

GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s girls lost to Statesville, 49-37, on the Mustangs’ Senior Night.

Adalie Harrison and Caroline Houpe led East (5-18, 0-9) in the North Piedmont Conference contest with eight points each.

“We played well,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “It’s the first time in a while that we were still in the game in the fourth quarter.

East cut a 14-point deficit to six points in the fourth quarter, but East missed some free throws, while the Greyhounds converted theirs.

“Adalie Harrison played pretty well,” Holland said. “She was a little more assertive on offense than she’s been the last couple of games. Houpe sat down with foul trouble in the second quarter but played really solid in the second half  until fouls called up with her.”

Danasia Gray scored 19 for the Greyhounds (14-8, 5-4).   

EAST (37) — A. Harrison 8, Houpe 8, Eagle 6, H. Harrison 5, Mitchell 5, Winford 5, Fraley.

STATESVILLE (49) — Gray 19, Sharpe 9, Miller 8, Prevatte 8, Simmons 3, Fields 1, Hoffman 1, Keaton 0, Shell 0, Bowman 0, Robinson 0

Statesville     12    11    10    16 —49

East                 8        5      6     18 — 37

South girls

LEXINGTON — South Rowan’s girls got off to a shaky start against Central Davidson, but the Raiders rallied for a 52-43 Central Carolina Conference victory on Tuesday.

South (16-7, 13-4) won its seventh straight game.

“They jumped all over us and made a lot of 3-pointers early,” South coach John Davis. “Fortunately, Riley Corriher made some 3s for us and kept us in the game. We held it together.”

Janiya Downs scored 19 to lead South. Corriher scored 18 and made five 3-pointers. Tazah Hardin added 10 points. Only four Raiders scored. Whitley Arnott had five.

“It was one of those road games where you just have to stay the course,” Davis said. “They scored 20 in the first quarter, but they  cooled off and we got them to turn it over some.”

Desara Hunt scored 22 for the Spartans (5-16, 3-14)  on Central’s Senior Night. Mikayla Sink added eight points.

South plays a big home game against Salisbury on Friday.

SOUTH (52) — Downs 19, Corriher 18, Hardin 10, Arnott 5, McGuire, Shell, Rollins.

C. DAVIDSON  (43) — Hunt 22, Sink 8, Stacey 5, Neal 4, Jackson 2, Reynolds 2.

S. Rowan        14   12   11  15  — 52

C. Davidson    20  8   8    7    — 43

North girls

SPENCER — North Rowan’s girls surprised South Davidson, 58-50, on  Tuesday.

“The best team we’ve beaten this season,” North coach Ron Bost said. “We’re playing pretty good ball right now.”

North (6-16, 5-10) took advantage of  South Davidson foul trouble and got balanced scoring — 17 from Bea Connor, 14 from Myanna Hillie and 10 each from freshmen Natavia Taborn and Makiya McDaniel.

The Wildcats (14-8, 11-4) came into the game tied for second place.   

Jayvee girls

Victoria Post scored 16 points and led Carson to a 37-26 win against West Rowan on Tuesday.

Lindsay Conrad and Jaden Vaughn were defensive standouts for the Cougars.  Asia Miller scored seven for West Rowan.

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