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High school basketball roundup: Carson splits with Wonders

Staff report

Friday’s games …

KANNAPOLIS — Carson’s girls are clicking, and they rolled to their seventh straight win.

The Cougars overwhelmed A.L. Brown at Bullock Gym, making 13 3-pointers in a 71-28 romp.

It’s the second-best start in school history. The 2011-12 Cougars won their first 12.

Colbie Perry made five 3-pointers and scored 16.

Taylor Conrad and Victoria Post made three 3-pointers each, while Ellie Wilhelm made two 3-pointers and had six rebounds.

Carleigh Perry had nine points, six rebounds and four steals. McKenzie Gadson had six points and eight rebounds. Nancy Gamewell scored six points.

Carleigh Perry and Post took charges.

Carson has been awfully good so far, doubling the production of its opponents. Carson is averaging 66 points per game, while allowing 33.

This was the 171st career win for coach Brooke Stouder, who is fourth on the county’s all-time list for girls basketball. She passed Jennifer Shoaf, who won 167 games at Salisbury, earlier this season.

In third place is Perry Bradshaw, who won 183 games at South Rowan.

Carson scoring (71) — Co. Perry 16, Post 11, Conrad 11, Ca. Perry 9, Wilhelm 6, Gadson 6, Gamewell 6, H. Isley 4, Hales 2, L. Isley.

 

Carson boys

KANNAPOLIS — Amare Haynie, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, poured in 31 points to lead unbeaten A.L. Brown to a 67-48 win over visiting Carson.

The Wonders (3-0) also got a boost from Elijah Isom, who scored 16.

Carson (2-4) got off to an awful start and trailed 14-2 after a quarter. The Cougars were down at the half, 30-15.

“We were a lot better in the second half and cut it down to eight at one point,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “They were up 10 when we had start fouling in the fourth quarter. They hit all their free throws and expanded their lead.”

EJ Clark had another fine game for the Cougars, scoring 17. Cole Hales had 11, while Cole Perry contributed nine in his second game after a comeback from ACL surgery.

CARSON (48) — Clark 17, Hales 11, Perry 9, Harris 4, Smith 4, Spry 2, Washington 1, Zuniga, Mauldin, Jackson, Allen.

A.L. BROWN (67) — Hayne 31, Isom 16, Grier 9, Glenn 7, Briggs 4.

Carson             2    13    17   16   —  48

A.L. Brown     14   16   12    25   — 67

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