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Area Sports Briefs: West’s Mauldin chosen for all-star contest

From staff reports

WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Coaches Association and the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association announced   team rosters for the   Carolinas Classic all-star basketball games.

West Rowan’’s 6-foot-8 senior Caleb Mauldin was picked for the team. Mauldin has scored 1,965 career points and ranks third in school and county history.

He’s averaging 24 points per game this season.

North Carolina’s 10-man roster includes Cox Mill’s Leaky Black.

Hickory Ridge’s Gabby Smith made the girls all-star roster.

The games will be played on March 24 at Wilmington’s Hoggard High. The girls game is at 6 p.m., with the boys game to follow.

Ticket sale proceeds benefit the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation.

“We’re excited to bring the Carolinas Classic games to Wilmington this year and showcase the best of what North Carolina and South Carolina have to offer in the sport of basketball,” said Shell Dula and Phil Weaver, executive directors of theSouth Carolina and North Carolina Coaches Associations. “These are not only the top 40 players in our two states, but they’re also amazing student-athletes who have proven their abilities on and off the court, in the classroom and in their communities.”

For the first time since the tournament began 20 years ago, the athletes will participate in community service events, including a visit to the children’s hospital at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, hosting basketball clinics at the Brigade Boys & Girls Club and the Community Boys & Girls Club, and visiting two New Hanover County elementary schools.

Salisbury boys

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 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 (7-16,7-10), while Brendan Finger and Tyrese Shaver had eight each.

The Spartans jumped out to a 10-point lead after a  quarter and held on.

Mason Spainhour scored 20 and Jacob Myers had 13 for Central  (11-10, 8-9).

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.

South                   9   11 10  16  — 46

C. Davidson      19  10  13   8 — 50


East girls

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

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

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, Privette 8, Simmons 3, Fields 1, Hoffman 1.

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.

Janiya Downs scored 19 to lead South. Corriher scored 18 and made five 3-pointers. Tazah Hardin added 10 points.

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

Middle schools

Mooresville’s girls defeated Erwin, 41-16.

Mooresville was led by Heavynn Lindo with 10 p points, Re’Ana Kelley with seven and Cailynn Winford with six.

Erwin was led by Hannah Waddell with eight points.

College track

Charlotte’s  Zachary Marchinko (Carson) ran a PR 8:32 in the 3000 at the Camel City Invite in Winston-Salem and finished 12th out of 69 runners.

Charlotte’s Alex Cornwell (Hickory Ridge) was 19th in a PR 8:36.

Men’s basketball

Tre Williams (Carson) scored 12 points for Claflin in Monday’s 85-80 SIAC  win against Clark Atlanta.

College golf

China Grove’s Carley Cox shot 68 in the third round and helped ECU women’s golf finish second  at  the UCF Challenge.


East Carolina’s Logan Shuping (East Rowan) shot 72-72-77 at TPC Sawgrass and tied for 53rd in the Sea Best Invitational.

College football

Catawba announced six football signees on Wednesday.

• Jack Mangel – QB – 6-3, 205 – Athens, GA/Clarke Central HS

• Lovelle Williams, Jr. – WR – 5-10, 165 – Charlotte, NC/Mallard Creek HS

• Nasjzae Bryant – RB – 5-10, 215 – Charlotte, NC/Mallard Creek HS

  Banks – DB – 6-0, 165 – Winston-Salem, NC/Mt. Tabor HS

• Blake Bridges – DL – 6-4, 290 – Snellville, GA/Brookwood HS

•Tylon Clawson – LB – 5-11, 210 – Charlotte, NC/Independence HS

Prep football

A.L. Brown announced four football players signed scholarships on Wednedsay.

• DL Najee Williams (St. Andrews)

• DB ZaQuan Clyburn (Union College)

• DB Equarius Baldwin (Union College)

• L Jeremy Davis (Jireh Prep)

Prep soccer

South Rowan’s Taylor Mauldin made things official with Emory & Henry on Wednesday.


Salisbury’s Julia Honeycutt will sign with Charlotte on Friday.


High School

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High School

High school football: Record night for Pinckney as East cruises; Carson wins thriller in OT


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High School

West falls to Statesville, finishes second in NPC


Middle, high school students head back to classes full time