Area Sports Briefs: High school basketball tournaments start tonight
From staff reports
High school tournaments start tonight.
There’s a doubleheader at Salisbury High where both Hornet teams are home for first-round matchups in the CCC tourney.
Salisbury’s top-seeded boys play eighth-seeded West Davidson at 7:30 p.m.
Salisbury has beaten the Green Dragons, 66-55, and 80-39.
Salisbury’s second-seeded girls open the doubleheader at 6 p.m. against seventh-seeded Lexington.
Salisbury beat the Yellow Jackets, 63-46, and 65-44.
Admission is $6.
South Rowan’s girls are at home tonight at 7 p.m.
The Raiders are hosting fifth-seeded West Davidson.
South’s fourth-seeded girls have beaten the Green Dragons, 59-33 and 70-50.
South closed the regular season with an eight-game winning streak.
The CCC semifinals and championship game will be at Ledford.
South Rowan’s seventh-seeded boys play at No. 2 seed Thomasville on 7 p.m. tonight in a first-round contest.
South has surprised the Bulldogs twice this season, winning 72-73 at home and 82-77 in overtime at Thomasville.
In the North Piedmont Conference, South Iredell is hosting the entire tournament.
Third-seeded West Rowan takes on No. 6 seed East Rowan in a first-round girls game tonight at 7:30 p.m.
West has demolished East twice, 80-45 and 76-39, with Abigail Wilson scoring 60 points for the Falcons.
The fourth-seeded West boys will tangle with the fifth-seeded East boys on Tuesday at South Iredell at 6 p.m.
Carson’s top-seeded boys will go into action on Wednesday in the semifinals. The Cougars await the East-West winner and will play at 7:30 p.m.
Carson’s second-seeded girls will play in a semifinal on Thursday at 6 p.m. They’ll take on the East-West winner.
By coincidence, there’s an all-Rowan bracket and an all-Iredell bracket, assuring Rowan vs. Iredell championship games on Friday.
North Rowan will be in action in the YVC tourney on Tuesday, with the second-seeded boys at home against No. 7 seed South Davidson. The time will be announced today.
North Rowan’s girls are seeded sixth and are on the road at No. 3 South Davidson on Tuesday.
Davie’s third-seeded boys are home tonight at 6 p.m. against sixth-seeded Glenn in the Central Piedmont Conference tourney.
Davie’s sixth-seeded girls play at No. 3 Glenn.
A.L. Brown’s boys are coming off an exciting 84-82 overtime win against Concord on Saturday. Jalen Nixon made the game-winning shot.
That game was played at Central Cabarrus after being postponed on Friday due to mechanical issues with the goals at Concord.
The Wonder boys are seeded fifth for the South Piedmont Conference tournament and play No. 4 Robinson tonight at 6 p.m. on Robinson’s home floor.
A.L. Brown’s sixth-seeded girls play at third-seeded Northwest Cabarrus tonight at NWC at 7:30 p.m.
Rowan County will have an entry in the East Coast Basketball League.
The team will play home games at Hall Gym. The first home game is against Winston-Salem at 5 p.m. on March 11.
The first game will be at Florence, S.C., on March 4.
Marvin Dixon is coaching the Bulls and will have a number of former local standouts on the team. Among those expected to perform are former college standouts such as Carlos Dixon, Bryan McCullough, Avery Patterson, Tristan Rankin and Stephen Heggins.
George Chappelle made his first career hole-in-one at the Country Club of Salisbury on Sunday.
Chappelle aced the 170-yard No. 6 hole with a 6-iron.
Will Leckonby (Salisbury) is shooting 41 percent from 3-point range for Guilford.
Leckonby, a freshman, has made 32 3-pointers.
Amani Ajayi (East Rowan) had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Averett in a win on Saturday.
Alex Allen (Carson) had 11 points and eight rebounds for Lynchburg in a win on Saturday.
Avery Locklear (South Rowan) and Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) scored six points each for UNC Pembroke in a loss to North Georgia on Sunday.
Mars Hill catcher Matt Honeycutt (South Rowan) is off to an 8-for-21 start with three RBIs and two doubles.
Honeycutt was the catcher on the preseason All-SAC first team.
Wingate is off to a 6-0 start.
Marissa Yow (West Rowan) hit a home run on opening day for Radford in a win vs. East Tennessee State.
N.C. Central’s Jaleesa Smoot (Salisbury) ran 58.26 in the 400 and took third place in the JDL College Team Challenge.
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