High school girls basketball roundup: Carson, East, North win
From staff reports
Friday’s roundup …
CHINA GROVE — Carson’s girls are off to an 8-0 start after easily beating A.L. Brown, 71-25, on Friday.
The outcome wasn’t in doubt long. Carson led by 24-7 after a quarter and by 42-12 at halftime in finishing a season sweep of the Wonders (0-5).
“We played hard all four quarters tonight,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “This is such a fun group to coach because all 10 young ladies are extremely good teammates. They are going to make the extra pass, find the open person and get excited for each other. We want to play hard, have fun, and continue to get better each game.”
Sophomore Carleigh Perry scored a career-high 17 for the Cougars. Sophomore Ellie Wilhelm made four 3-pointers, scored 16 points and had six rebounds. Senior McKenzie Gadson scored 14. Sophomore Colbie Perry made three 3-pointers and scored 11. Junior Taylor Conrad scored seven.
Jaliyah Simmons scored nine to lead the Wonders.
A.L. Brown plays at West Rowan on Tuesday. Carson plays at Concord on Monday.
A.L. BROWN (25) — Simmons 9, Smoutherson 6, Moody 3, Campbell 3, Brabham 2, Brim 2, Grier, Flynn, Davis, Corpening, Yow, Ward.
CARSON (71) — Ca. Perry 17, Wilhelm 16, Gadson 14, Co. Perry 11, Conrad 7, Cooper 4, Post 2, L. Isley, Gamewell, Hales.
A.L. Brown 7 5 5 8 — 25
Carson 24 18 14 15 — 71
GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s girls already have exceeded last season’s win total.
The Mustangs beat Davie County on Friday, 43-28. East (6-1) has held six opponents under 35 points.
Offensively, it was a struggle for the Mustangs. It was 7-all after a quarter. East led at halftime, 19-11.
“We had our worst shooting night of the season,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “Davie has improved and made it tough on us and we couldn’t get many shots to fall in the first half.”
Davie cut into East’s lead in the third quarter, but the Mustangs finally pulled away behind the play of junior guard Adalie Harrison.
“Adalie’s ball-handling and six straight free throws in the fourth quarter put it away,” Holland said. “Our offense looked better in the second half. Caroline Houpe had several nice assists.”
Zee Winford keyed East’s defensive effort, doing a good job against Davie’s leading scorer Emma Slabach, who scored 10 points.
East got nine points from Grace Eagle, eight from Houpe and seven from Mary Spry. Brooke Mitchell had seven rebounds. Houpe had eight rebounds and four assists. Spry had seven rebounds.
“We need to play better, but it’s still nice to put another win in the books,” Holland said.
Morgan Lewis chipped in with eight for the War Eagles (3-3).
NOTES: East has three games next week and won’t be able to make up the North Stanly game before Christmas. … East plays at Mount Pleasant on Monday. Davie hosts East Surry on Monday.
DAVIE COUNTY (28) — Slabach 10, Lewis 8, Tatum 5, Dirks 2, May 2, Tellup 1.
EAST ROWAN (43) — Harrison 12, Eagle 9, Houpe 8, Spry 7, Honeycutt 4, Peeler 2, Winford 1, Mitchell, Fraley.
Davie 7 4 12 5 — 28
East 7 12 9 15 — 43
North Rowan’s girls made it two Yadkin Valley Conference road wins in two nights.
The Cavaliers won at Uwharrie Charter Academy on Friday, 52-47, after pulling out a close win at South Stanly on Thursday.
“We came out with a sense of urgency,” first-year North coach Lamar Wilkerson said. “The girls fought very hard again and finished strong. ”
Freshman Hannah Wilkerson led the way with 21 points, the fourth time she’s topped 20 this season.
Sophomore Makiya McDaniel scored 10 for the Cavaliers (3-3, 2-1). Senior Taren Sherrill had her best game of the season and scored eight. Ki’Mya Lynch had five.
Uwharrie Charter is 3-3 and 0-1 in the YVC.
North will make up its game with West Rowan on Thursday.
North scoring (52) — Wilkerson 21, McDaniel 10, Sherrill 8, Lynch 5, Taborn 4, Shoaf 2, Robbins 2.
LANDIS — Janiya Downs scored 35 points, but South Rowan’s girls were beaten by West Davidson, 83-45, in Central Carolina Conference action on Friday.
“Just not our best night,” South coach Stacy Ellis said.
It was the first CCC loss for the Raiders (2-3, 2-1).
Downs scored 17 of South’s 18 points in the second quarter.
West Davidson (5-2, 2-2) was hot and surged to a 50-29 halftime lead.
Haley Lowe scored 28 for the Green Dragons, while Lexi Clontz had 21. Sarah Rabon scored 14, and Karlie Cook had 12.
South plays at Ledford this afternoon at 1 p.m.
W. DAVIDSON (83) — Lowe 28, Clontz 21, Rabon 14, Cook 12, Tedder 4, York 2, Sink 2.
S. ROWAN (45) — Downs 35, Rymer 5, McGuire 3, Littlejohn 2, Moore, Shell, P. Chabala, A. Chabala.
W. Davidson 21 29 24 9 — 83
S. Rowan 11 18 10 6 — 45
SALISBURY — Salisbury’s girls beat Oak Grove, 52-29, on Friday for a Central Carolina Conference win.
The Hornets are 5-0 and 4-0 in the league.
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