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Area Sports Briefs: NBA Hornets win; West wins wrestling tourney

From staff  and wire reports

CHARLOTTE  — Jeremy Lamb scored 21 points, Kemba Walker had 16 points and a season-high 11 assists and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Indiana Pacers 127-109 Wednesday night.

Walker, the NBA’s leading scorer entering the game, had scored 103 points in his previous two games, including 60 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. But Walker only attempted 10 shots, instead taking advantage of double teams to find teammates for open looks.

Charlotte shot 62 percent from 3-point range, making a season-high 18 of 29 shots from beyond the arc.

Dwayne Bacon had 18 and Cody Zeller 15 for the Hornets, who improved to 6-3 at home.

Bojan Bogdanovic had 20 points for the Pacers, who played for a second straight game without Victor Oladipo, who remains out with a sore right knee. Indiana had its three-game winning streak halted.

Rookie Miles Bridges had a nice stretch late in the third quarter to help push Charlotte’s lead to 21 points. He knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers and then rejected shots by Thaddeus Young and Cory Joseph seconds later.

HS soccer

Salisbury’s Jack Fisher and East Rowan’s Alex Kalogeromitros were named to NC Coaches Association All-State soccer teams.

Gray Stone’s Chase Viscomi made All-State, as did A.L. Brown standout Wynston Johnson.

Other area All-State players are West Davidson’s Andrew Brown, Concord’s Carson Trott and Statesville’s Josh Fuhrman and Ross Garrison.


All-region players included Salisbury’s Josh Faulkner, West Rowan’s Jose Guerrero and Esteban Trujillo, East Rowan’s Landon Ketchie and Gray Stone’s Alex McDow and David Almond.

HS wrestling

West Rowan won Wednesday’s eight-team Salisbury Thanksgiving Invitational.

West’s Lane Adkins (138), Jeffrey Garmon (145), Seth Simmerson (160),  Alex Erazo (182) and Baiden Suddarth (195) won their weight classes.

Devon Pena (113) and Gavin Coefield (152) finished second. Owen Martlock (106), Daniel Livengood (120), Nate Estrada (170) and JaQuan Turner (heavyweight) placed third.

Salisbury was second, while  Carson was fourth.

Other teams in the field were North Rowan, Robinson, South Iredell and East Meck.

HS soccer

South Rowan’s Rhiannon Kimmer signed with Piedmont International.

HS basketball

West Rowan’s boys lost at Lake Norman, 80-34, on   Tuesday in a season opener.

West plays at Davie County (1-0) on Tuesday.


Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore Jr., a Duke signee, broke the Cabarrus County career scoring record (2,175 points) in the opener against Hough. Robinson’s Lavar Batts Jr. was the previous record-holder.

Post-grad basketball

Caleb Mauldin (West Rowan) is doing well at Fork Union Military Academy. Mauldin scored 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting gainst Bridgton and had 13 points and 10 rebounds against St. Thomas More.



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