Area Sports Briefs: Carson girls rally for road win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018

From staff reports

CONCORD — Carson’s girls basketball team stayed unbeaten on Tuesday by rallying for a 52-41 win at Central Cabarrus.

The Cougars (3-0) trailed by seven points at halftime, but turned the game around by winning the third quarter, 20-10.

“We picked up the defensive intensity, got steals in our press and got out in transition some,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “And we knocked down some big shots.”

Colbie Perry, Maci Cooper and Ellie Wilhelm made key 3-pointers during the comeback.

McKenzie Gadson led Carson with 17 points. She was 9-for-13 from the foul line.

“She was attacking the basket hard,” Stouder said.

Gadson is fifth in Carson history with 1,094 career points.

Carleigh Perry scored 10 for the Cougars, while Colbie Perry, her cousin, scored nine.

Central (0-1) placed Demi Case (12), Aniyah Tate (11) and Ja-el Miller (10) in double figures.

CARSON (52) — Gadson 17, Ca. Perry 10, Co. Perry 9, Cooper 6, Wilhelm 5, Isley 3, Conrad 2, Hales, Gamewell.

CENTRAL (41) — Case 12, Tate 11, Miller 10,  Webb 5, Mpenbu 3, Salter, Knight, Bame.

Carson   11  8  20  13  — 52

Central  8   18  5  10    — 41

Carson boys

CONCORD — EJ Clark scored 25 points and gave Carson’s boys a chance to win at Central Cabarrus on Tuesday.

A 6-foot-3 junior, Clark missed his freshman season with hip surgery and played on the jayvees as sophomore.

“We put ourselves in good position to win — we’re shooting free throws and we’re up with about two minutes left,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “We’re just not very experienced in those situations.”

Central’s Vikings pulled it out, 75-71, but Carson, playing with five new starters, has been more competitive early than expected.

“We made a lot of mistakes, but we did shoot the ball pretty well and handled their defensive pressure better in the second half,” Perry said. “We’re getting there. We’ve already gotten quite a bit better than we were on opening night.”

AJ Mauldin scored 15 for the Cougars (1-2), while Cole Hales had 11.

Zachary Bessette scored 17 for the Vikings (2-1), who are coached by former Catawba head coach Jim Baker. Nasim Fuller scored 16, while Che Jones had 14.

CARSON (71) — Clark 25, Mauldin 15, Hales 11, Allen 6, Harris 4, Spry 4, Smith 3, Zuniga 3, Shaver.

CENTRAL (75) — Bessette 17, Fuller 16, Jones 14, Gravette 13, McCollum 5, Heslop 5,  Cornish 3, Austin 2.

Carson   17 19  19  16    — 71

Central  18  25  13  19    — 75

West boys

MOCKSVILLE — West Rowan’s rebuilding boys struggled in a 63-22 loss at Davie County on Tuesday.

West (0-2) stayed in the game in the first quarter but was shut out in the second quarter and was down 32-7 at halftime.

Davie (2-0) led 52-14 after three quarters.

Zack Brawley made two 3-pointers and led West with six points.

Jacob Hendrix led a balanced assault by Davie with 10 points.

The program record for fewest points by the Falcons is 21.

WEST (22) — Brawley 6, Moseley 4, Stolsworth 2, Tadlock 2, Butler 2, Weeks 2, Joseph 2, Warren 2.

DAVIE (63) — Hendrix 10, Ratledge 8, Smith 8, Johnson 8, McCormack 7, Griggs 6, Wilson 6, Bohannon 4, Reid 2, Redmon 2, Walton 2.

West     7     0    7    8      — 22

Davie    9   23  20  11    — 63

Girls basketball

UNC commit Nia Daniel had 22 points and 10 steals as Hickory Ridge demolished Sun Valley on Tuesday, 88-28.

Boys basketball

Quest Aldridge scored 18 points to lead Mount Tabor to a 71-43 win against East Forsyth on Tuesday.

All-NPC football

West Rowan receiver Jalen Houston has been named the  North Piedmont Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

East Rowan’s John Fitz was named the league’s coach of the year.

Carson punter Teolyn Woodruff and West Rowan kicker Federico Cruz were named the specialists of the year.

West’s other all-conference players were offensive lineman Dawson Sheesley, linebackers Baiden Suddarth and Daniel Durham, DB TK Lark, running back Jaden Perry and QB Payne Stolsworth.

Carson’s other all-conference players were offensive lineman/long snapper Andrew Bradshaw, running back Jerry Cipres and  linebacker Jacob Taylor.

East Rowan’s all-conference players are offensive lineman Hunter Eagle, QB Logan Forbis, RB Sammy Pinckney and two-way players Sam Wall, Gabe Hinceman and Christian Bennett.

Statesville’s Kobe Turner is the NPC Defensive Player of the Year.

All-NPC teams

West Rowan’s Jose Guerrero and Esteban Trujillo, East Rowan’s Alex Kalogeromitros and Carson’s Alex Oritz made the All-NPC boys soccer team.

Statesville’s Josh Furhman is the player of the year, while South Iredell’s Curt Rogers is the coach of the year.


West Rowan’s Payton Holt was named NPC Player of the Year for girls tennis, while Carson’s Kayela Galloway was named the league’s coach of the year.

West’s Madison Smith, Lacy Waggoner and Skylar Jahnke made All-NPC, along with Carson’s Maci Cooper and Lindsey Conrad and East Rowan’s Sage Fann.


West Rowan’s Tori Hester was named NPC Player of the Year for volleyball, while West’s Jan Dowling was named coach of the year.

West’s Carly Stiller, Hannah Pratt, Ava Link and KK Dowling made All-NPC, along with Carson’s Mallory Weast, Kary Hales, Jaden Vaughn and Grace Thomas and East Rowan’s Baleigh Hill.


East Rowan’s Carmen Fraley is the NPC Player of the Year for girls golf, while East’s Rhett Teems is the coach of the year.

East’s Camryn Corriher and Hailey Fesperman made All-NPC, along with Carson’s Sophia Brown.


In girls cross country, Carson’s Les-Lee Ihme is the NPC Coach of the Year.

Carson’s Taylor Conrad and Kimberly Barrera, West Rowan’s Megyn Spicer and East Rowan’s Adalie Harrison made All-NPC.


In boys cross country, West Rowan’s Scott Foster is the NPC Coach of the Year, while West’s Thomas Waldo is the runner of the year.

West’s Devon Pena and Damian Ackman and Carson’s Zac Barbee, John Sokolowski and TJ Jones made All-NPC.

High school wrestling

In Tuesday’s tri-match in Mount Ulla, West Rowan won against Central Cabarrus, 51-27, and topped South Rowan, 57-22.

In the win against Central, Luke Harrison (126), Lane Adkins (145), Seth Simmerson (160), Alex Erazo (182) and Drake Martin   (220) had pins for the Falcons.

Devon Pena (113) and JaQuan Turner (heavyweight) won decisions.

Baiden Suddarth (195) and Gavin Coffield (152) won by forfeit, and West won by medical default at 132.


In the win against South Rowan, Owen Martlock (106), Harrison (126), Mike Molenda (138), Coffield (152), Simmerson (160), Suddarth (195) led the way with pins.

South winners included a pin by Logan Lambert (145) and a major decision by Michael Sloop (182).


JV girls

Hannah Isley scored 13, Iyonna Parker 12 and Makayla Johnson 11 for Carson’s girls in a 53-6 win  at Central Cabarrus.

  Defensive standouts were Abby Nixon and Maddie Morgan.

College wrestling

Brandon Sloop (Carson) had a key pin at 184 pounds  for UNC Pembroke in a 24-16 win against Coker on Tuesday.

Middle school girls

Erwin defeated West Rowan, 51-37.

Haley Dalton had 24 points, 19 rebounds and three blocks. Icesis Nwafor had 16 points and five rebounds.

Leah Hinceman had seven points, five rebounds and four assists.

Erwin (5-0) hosts Knox in a big game on Thursday.


Middle school boys

Mooresville defeated Knox, 64-44.

Leading scorers for Knox were Jalen Chunn with 13 points and  Jayden “Juke” Harris with 10. Isaiah Riley scored seven.

  JyMikaah Wells had five points, six rebounds and four steals.

Local golf

Forty-one GARS members played at the  Revival at the Crescent.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Gary Schenk with a net of 67.37.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was Bob Niekras with a net of 64.33.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was David Adams with a net of 62.19.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was Jan Kichefski with a net of 64.64.

Phil Cauble and Larry Petrea tied for low gross with 77s. David Adams had low net.

There were four eagles  on the par-5 No. 6 hole by  Franklin Ford, Ray Pope, Ron Bowers and Phil Cauble.

Ben Moore, 82, shot 82.