Area Sports Briefs: North Rowan sweeps YVC foe

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 10, 2019

From staff reports

SPENCER — North Rowan’s girls basketball team got a big Yadkin Valley Conference win on Wednesday, beating North Moore, 46-36.

Freshman Hannah Wilkerson scored 19 to lead the Cavaliers, while sophomore Natavia Taborn had 13.

“It was a must-win game for us,” North Rowan coach Lamar Wilkerson said. “We were playing back-to-back, but the girls played very hard. Rebounding and defense were the keys to winning this game.”

Free throws were big for the Cavaliers (6-8, 4-2), who are now in a four-way tie for second place in the YVC. North Rowan shot 14-for-17 from the line.

North Rowan missed 19 free throws in Tuesday’s loss to Gray Stone.

North Rowan scoring — Wilkerson 19, Taborn 13, McDaniel 4, Lynch 3, King 3, Sherrill 2, Cain 2

North boys romp

SPENCER — North Rowan’s boys basketball team kept rolling in the Yadkin Valley Conference on Tuesday with an 80-38 rout of North Moore.

“We did a pretty good job of staying locked in and  not playing outside of ourselves,” North coach Jason Causby said. “We got to play everyone a lot of minutes, and we were still able to get better as a team. It was a good night for the Cavaliers.”

Brevin Goodlett led North Rowan (11-2, 6-0) with 17 points, while Dayjuwon Cooke scored 13 and Zay Davis had 10.

Goodlett has 981 career points.

NORTH MOORE (38) — Horne 8, Williams 8, Johnson 5, Pennington 5, Patterson 4,  Roberts 2,  Luther 2,  Bullock 2.

NORTH ROWAN (80) — Goodlett 23, Cooke 13, Davis 10, Goodes 9, Smith 8, Wilson 7, Page 5, Robinson 3, Stoner 2.

North Moore   10     9      9  10  — 38

North Rowan   23   22    14  21 — 80

Davie boys win

KANNAPOLIS — Michael Walton scored 19 points to lead Davie County’s boys to a 51-47 non-conference win at A.L. Brown (11-3) on Wednesday.

Troy Griggs added 10 for the War Eagles.

Davie (11-1) overcame a 31-point effort by A.L. Brown sophomore Amare Haynie. Haynie has scored 31 three times this season.

Davie won the girls game, 48-26.

DAVIE (51) ­— Walton 19,  Griggs 10, Johnson 9, McCormack 6, Hendrix 5, Redmon 2.

A.L. BROWN (47) ­— Haynie 31, Colson 8, Grier 4, Chapman 2, Briggs 2.

Davie             16    10   13   12      51

A.L. Brown   15      8    10  14       47

High school wrestling

Wrestling at heavyweight, Baiden Suddarth’s pin lifted West Rowan to a 42-40 win against East Rowan on Tuesday in Granite Quarry.

Suddarth usually wrestles at 195 for the Falcons.

West (12-1, 2-0 North Piedmont  Conference) also got pins from Daniel Livengood (120), CJ Robinson (132), Mike Molenda (138), Gavin Coffield (152) and Alex Erazo (195). Drake Martin won by forfeit at 220.

Getting pins for the Mustangs were Luke Heglar (106), Nate Burrage (113), Hayden Fann (126), Stephen Deutsch (160), Tayron Frost (170) and Mateo Ramirez (182).

Oren Bost won a major decision for East at 145.

JV girls

Megyn Spicer scored 19 points and Amoni Bryant had 10 as West Rowan beat South Rowan, 44-16, on Wednesday.

JV boys

Salisbury’s Cameron Stout scored 23 on Tuesday in a 56-39 loss to North Davidson.

Garrett Hayes scored 16 to lead the Black Knights.

Mid. school boys

Knox’s boys defeated Erwin, 65-36.

Tyreze Miller led the Trojans with 15 points. JyMikaah Wells scored 12, while  Jayden “Juke” Harris added nine. CJ Toomer and Jerome Blakeney III  scored eight each. Rasheem Wilson scored seven.

Knox hosts North Rowan Middle today to conclude the regular season.  The tournament starts on Saturday, Jan. 12, at West Rowan Middle.

Men’s basketball

Guilford sophomore Will Leckonby (Salisbury) has made 29 3-pointers in 14 games.

He averages 6.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.


Freshman Jamarius Hairston (Carson) averages 3.7 points per game for Lander.


Jailen Williams (Carson) is redshirting at Claflin, where his brother Tre starred recently.


Freshman Malon Herron-Cuthbertson (North Rowan) averages 4.1 points for Brevard.

He scored seven on Saturday in a 67-63 loss at Methodist.


Luke Gibson (North Stanly) has made 22 3-pointers for Newberry and averages 10.6 points per game.


The Martin twins, who played three seasons at Davie County, have led the Nevada Wolfpack to a 14-1 record.

Caleb averages 18.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, while  Cody averages 10.1 and 4.3.


Davidson County Community College’s Jahlen King was named national player of the week for D-II junior colleges.


Lenoir-Rhyne won at Wingate, 67-64, on Wednesday in SAC action.

Cory Thomas had 13 points and six rebounds for the Bears. Frankie Johnson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs.

CIAA hoops

  The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s basketball tournament is headed to Baltimore in 2021.

The CIAA will move  the event to Baltimore for three years.

  Baltimore beat out longtime host Charlotte,  and Norfolk.

CIAA tournament week has an economic impact of more than $50 million.

High school hoops

The NCHSAA is moving  the Western Regional basketball games to Hickory.

The eight regional finals will be played at Lenoir-Rhyne and at Catawba Valley Community College, with four games at each site.


North Davidson is hosting  the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at North Davidson on Saturday, Jan. 19.

1 — Calvary Day vs. High Point Central

3 — East Surry vs.                             Wheatmore

5 —  Page   vs.  Forsyth Country Day

7 —  North Forsyth vs.                      North Davidson

College track

The SAC Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place on Feb. 23-24 at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.

Pfeiffer women

Despite forcing host William Peace into 21 turnovers, the Pfeiffer University women’s basketball team dropped a 61-50 USA South decision at the Hermann Athletic Center on Wednesday night.

The Falcons (5-4, 2-3 USA South) shot just 37.9 percent from the field and hit only one three pointer. in the loss.

The Pacers (9-6, 6-2 USA South) were able to shoot 45.5% from the floor on a 20-of-44 effort and knocked down 3-of-4 from distance in the win.

Individually for the Falcons, Korti Pinion (Stanfield, Va.) had ae team-high 13 points and pulled down six rebounds.  Teammates A’Mya McClain (Hickory, N.C.) and Kiara Anderson (Prince George, Va.) each had 10 points each, rounding out the double figure scorers.

For WPU, Khadijah Daniels had 17 points and Mikayla Ray secured a double-double with15 pint and 11 rebounds.

The Falcons will return home to host Meredith College on Saturday, Jan. 12.  Tipoff is slated for 2:00 p.m.

K.C. Culler

Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications