Moir Christmas Classic: E. Rowan girls take 5th-place game
SALISBURY — It was a matter of survival for the East Rowan’s girls Saturday afternoon in the fifth-place game of the Dale’s/Sam Moir Christmas Classic.
Despite going scoreless in the final three minutes of the low-scoring game, the Mustangs held off Davie County, 31-30, to improve to 11-2.
The War Eagles (4-7) cut the score to the final margin with 15 seconds left on a baseline jumper by Lexie May, then had two chances to win it in the waning seconds, but could not convert.
East led, 27-21, early in the fourth quarter on a 3-pointer by Grace Eagle, but were outscored, 9-4, the rest of the way. The final East basket came on a Mary Spry follow shot with 3:50 left.
East went to the weave to run the clock, but turned it over four times in the final minute. Davie missed a jumper just before the game-ending buzzer.
Spry led the Mustangs with 10 points, while Eagle and Caroline Houpe added seven each. Klara Lewis topped Davie with 11 points, while May added 10.
DAVIE COUNTY (30) — Lewis 11, May 10, Slabach 5, Tellers 4, Dirks, Tatum, Kite, Lewis, Caldwell.
EAST ROWAN (31) — Spry 10, Eagle 7, Houpe 7, Mitchell 3, Harrison 2, Honeycutt 2, Peeler, Winford.
Davie County 11 3 7 9 —30
East Rowan 13 7 7 4 — 31
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