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High school basketball: West girls romp, Wilson reaches 1,000

Wilson joins elite club as Falcons roll past War Eagles

Abigail Wilson …
PHOTO BY REBECCA BENSON/SALISBURY POST.

Staff report

MOCKSVILLE — West Rowan junior Abigail Wilson reached a milestone on Tuesday night, but her story may be just getting started.

The 5-foot-10 standout made her 15th field goal of the night with 11 seconds left in West Rowan’s 75-37 romp at Davie County on Tuesday and now has 1,001 career points.

Wilson reached the milestone in her 57th game. She’s the 13th player in the West program to reach 1,000. Her mother, Salisbury-Rowan Hall of Famer Wendy Hampton Wilson, scored 1,764 points for the Falcons in the 1990s, before heading to Florida State. Wendy Wilson ranks third on West’s career scoring list behind Hillary Hampton (1,814) and record-holder Ayana Avery (1,905).

Abigail Wilson’s 30 points on Tuesday was one short of her career high. It was the fourth time she’s scored an even 30.

Junior guard Taylor Poole turned in a career game for the Falcons (2-0), making five 3-pointers and scoring 17 points.

Senior Mary Sobataka, who has a chance to reach 1,000 points later this season, made three 3-pointers and scored 16. She had 24 in West’s opening win against Lake Norman, while Wilson had 23.

West used pressure defense to unravel Davie (1-1) early. Sobataka made a three-point play and followed with a 3-pointer for a 14-1 lead, and the Falcons were up 14-3 after a quarter.

The Falcons sprinted to a 20-3 advantage early in the second quarter. Wilson’s bucket to end the second quarter made it 32-13 at the break.

Poole hit back-to-back 3-pointers to push the lead to 43-17 in the third quarter. Davie needed 3-pointers from Emma Slabach and Morgan Lewis to get back within 54-29 after three quarters.

Sobataka made a 3-pointer for a 59-29 lead early in the fourth, and West expanded the lead to 40 points for a late running clock.

Whitley Arnott and Gabby Blabon scored six points each for the Falcons.

Slabach, making a comeback after not playing last season, led the War Eagles with 15 points. Lewis scored 13.

WEST  ROWAN (75) — Wilson 30, Poole 17, Sobataka 16, Blabon 6, Arnott 6, Pharr, Connolly.

DAVIE COUNTY (37) — Slabach 15, Lewis 13, Tatum 4, Kite 3, Tullop 2.

West   14    18   22   21    — 75

Davie  3     10    16    8    — 37

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