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Area Sports Briefs: South boys fall; Davie wins again

From staff reports

WELCOME — South Rowan’s boys basketball team has figured  some things out offensively, but getting stops is still an issue.

South topped 70 points for the fourth straight game on Thursday, but lost at Central Carolina Conference frontrunner North Davidson, 95-73.

Jarron Hines scored 22 for the Raiders and has topped 20 in three of his last four outings.

Braden Graham scored a career-high 15. Brenden Finger, who missed Tuesday’s Oak Grove game with illness, scored 14.

Themus Fulks, one of the state’s scoring leaders had 31 for the Black Knights (15-3, 12-0), while Landon Moore poured in 27.

South (3-15, 3-9) stayed with the seventh-ranked Black Knights for a quarter, but North Davidson’s 35-point second quarter settled the outcome.

SOUTH (73) — Hines 22, Graham 15, Finger 14, Carter 8, Jones 7, Thompson 5, Peacock 2.

N. DAVIDSON (95) — Fulks 31, Moore 27, Wilson 12, Yokley 9, Dalton 7, Green 4, Everhart 3, Luper 2.

S. Rowan       15   16   19   23   — 73

N. Davidson  14   35   31  15   — 95

Davie boys win

PFAFFTOWN — Davie County’s boys basketball team won a Central Piedmont road game on Thursday, taking a 61-52 decision at Reagan.

Davie (17-1, 5-0) got three 3-pointers and 17 points from Owen McCormack. Michael Walton scored 15, Jacob Hendrix scored 12, and Justice Redmon had 10.

Reagan (7-10, 0-5) got 16 points from Jalen Deatherage.

DAVIE (61) — McCormack 17, Walton 15, Hendrix 12, Redmon 10, Griggs 5, Reid 2, Chamberlain, Bohannon.

REAGAN (52) — Deatherage 16, Grant 14, Crawford 12, Travatello 4, Clayborn 3, McClennahan 3, Hicks.

Davie    16    10   18   17   — 61

Reagan  11   13   12   16   — 52

Salisbury boys win

  SALISBURY — Salisbury’s boys basketball team started slowly, but put it together in the second half and beat Central Davidson, 63-50, in Central Carolina Conference action on Wednesday.

Down at halftime, 18-15, the Hornets outscored  Central 26-16 in the third quarter to take charge.

Zay Kesler led the Hornets with 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Raheim Walker scored 13 points.

Jacquez Smith had seven points and six assists. Cam Gill had five steals.

Jensen Leonard scored 16 for the Spartans.

SALISBURY (63) — Kesler 23, R. Walker 13, Smith 7, Witherspoon 6, Gill 4, J. Walker 3, White 2, Brown 2, Norman 2, Carlton 1, Blackwell, J. Fisher.

C. DAVIDSON (50) — Leonard 16, Casilac 11, Sheehy 7, Cope 6, Ford 4, Myers 3, Charles 2, Coppley 1, McGath, Fowler, Shoaf, King.

C. Davidson    8    10   16   16   — 50

Salisbury         7     8     26  22     63

Salisbury girls win

SALISBURY — Anayia Fulson had 16 points and six rebounds and Bryanna Troutman had 14 points, six rebounds and four steals as Salisbury beat Central Davidson, 51-19, for a Central Carolina Conference win on Wednesday.

It was a matchup of the CCC’s top and bottom teams, but the first-place Hornets (15-2, 11-1) started slowly. Sixth-ranked Salisbury trailed early and led at halftime, 19-11.

Eventually, the Hornets pulled away from the Spartans (2-14, 1-11) for their sixth straight victory.

Chantal Robinson had six points and five steals for the Hornets.

Troutman was honored for grabbing 1,000 rebounds for the program. She’s also sixth all-time in scoring for the Hornets with 1,360 points.

Salisbury scoring (51) — Fulson 16, Troutman 14, C. Robinson 6, McCullough 5, Horton 4, Glenn 2, Evans 2,  Oats 2.

North boys win

NEW LONDON — Derrick Page sank two decisive free throws with 12.3 seconds left, and North Rowan won at North Stanly, 44-43,  in low-scoring Yadkin Valley Conference basketball action on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers  (16-2, 11-0) won their ninth in a row.

North Rowan trailed 32-19 at halftime, but held North Stanly (9-8, 6-4) to 11 points in the second half.

North Stanly standout Bryson Childress made four 3-pointers in the second quarter and had 19 points at the break. North’s defense, led by Brevin Goodlett, held him to one point  in the second half.

The Cavaliers got 13 points from Goodlett, 12 from Dayjuwon Cooke and nine from Page.

N. ROWAN (44) — Goodlett 13, Cooke 12, Page 9, Goodes 5, Robinson 2, Davis 1, Smith.

N. STANLY (43) — Childress 20, Lowder 12, Veasley 4, Hogan 3, Poole 2, Clark 2.

N. Rowan   9    10    16   9  —  44

N. Stanly     11  21    5    6   — 43

North girls win

NEW LONDON — North Rowan’s girls took their third straight win on Wednesday at North Stanly.

The Cavaliers shook off foul trouble for a 58-48  Yadkin Valley Conference victory.

Hannah Wilkerson (17), Jamiya Daniels (13), Natavia Taborn (11) and Makiya McDaniel (10) scored in double figures for North Rowan.

N. ROWAN (58) — Wilkerson 17, Daniels 13, Taborn 11, McDaniel 10, Sherrill 4, Lynch 3, Shoaf, Robbins.

N. STANLY (48) — Shelton 16, Landis 11, Goode 11, Roseman 6, Bowers 4.

N. Rowan 10   17    9   22   — 58

N. Stanly     7   8     14  19  —  48

Carson boys win

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s boys stayed in the thick of the North Piedmont Conference race with an impressive 89-61 win in a battle for second place against South Iredell on Wednesday.

E.J. Clark had a monster game for the Cougars (9-9, 4-1), scoring 31 points. AJ Mauldin scored 21, Cole Perry had 16, and Spry scored 15.

  Ty Everhart scored 21 to lead the Vikings (10-7, 3-2).

S. IREDELL (68) — Everhart 21, Liechty 13,  Aeschliman 11, Dowdy 10, Edds 9, Evans 2, Barnette 2.

CARSON (89) — Clark 31, Mauldin 21, Perry 16, Spry 15, Jackson 4, Washington 2, Smith, Harris, Zuniga.

S. Iredell    15   16   21  16   — 68

Carson        22  23   22  22   — 89

Carson girls romp

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s girls, tied for third in the 3A rankings, will have to play the rest of the season without sophomore Carleigh Perry, who suffered her second ACL injury (different knee) last Friday.

“It’s heartbreaking for her, and it’s a blow to our team, but she’s tough, and if she can come back from one ACL, we know she can do it again,” Carson coach  Brooke Stouder said. “We’re her team and we’re going to be there for her through this.”

Nancy Gamewell played  well in Wednesday’s 62-29 North Piedmont Conference pounding of South Iredell.  Kary  Hales  was  productive with six points, six rebounds and three steals. Colbie Perry scored 13, Ellie Wilhelm scored 11, and McKenzie Gadson had 12 points and five steals.

Hannah Isley moved up to the varsity and had six points and six rebounds.

  

S. IREDELL (29) — Nelson 8, Labelle 6, Mercer 6, King 3, Brown 2, Kimmel 2, Houser 2.

CARSON (62) — Cooke 13, Gadson 12, Wilhelm 11, Hales 6, H. Isley 5, Post 5, Gamewell 4, Cooper 3, Conrad 3, L. Isley.

S. Iredell    8   8    10    3   —  29

Carson      18  20  13   11   — 62

East boys win

GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s boys finally took control in the fourth quarter and beat North Iredell, 59-51, for a North Piedmont Conference victory on Wednesday.

Elton Hooper had 20 points and 20 rebounds for the Mustangs (9-9, 2-3), while Gavin Sprinkle had 18 points.

East played without  guard Gabe Hinceman (illness).

Blake Barzee scored 18 for the Raiders (4-14, 1-4).

EAST (59) — Hooper 20, Sprinkle 18, Pinckney 7, Shuping 5, Jordan 5, Padgett 4.

N. IREDELL (51) — Barzee 18, Pierce 9, Tuggle 5, Highman 5, Williams 4, Turner 4, Tilley 3, Skinner 3.

N. Iredell    15   13   10   13   — 51

E. Rowan    15   13   12   19  —  59

East girls fall

GRANITE QUARRY —  East Rowan’s girls lost to North Iredell, 49-27, on Wednesday in North Piedmont Conference action.

North Iredell stayed tied for first place with Carson and Statesville at 4-1.

Rachel LaLonde led North Iredell (15-2, 4-1) with 15 points.

Grace Eagle scored nine for the Mustangs (12-6, 1-4), and Mary Spry had six.

E. ROWAN (27) —  Eagle 9, Spry 6, Houpe 5,  Harrison 5, Mitchell 2.

N. IREDELL (49) — LaLonde 15, Walter 10, Pennell 7, Barzee 7, Allen 4, Guill 2, Goodin 2.

N. Iredell 14   18  9    8   — 49

E. Rowan   9    9   5    4    ­— 27

South boys win

MIDWAY — Jarron Hines scored 23 points and Logan Carter had 14  to lead South Rowan’s boys to a 68-53 Central Carolina Conference win at Oak Grove on Wednesday.

The third quarter proved decisive. South (3-14, 3-8) had a huge one, scoring 29 points to take a 14-point lead. Hines made three 3-pointers during his 13-point third quarter.

Stanley scored seven for South. Braden Graham had six, and Andrew Jones added five.

Anthony Bowen scored 20 for Oak Grove (0-18, 0-13).

South girls win

MIDWAY — South Rowan’s girls beat Oak Grove on the road on Wednesday.

The Raiders took a 48-34 Central Carolina Conference victory behind 30 points, 14 rebounds and eight steals by Janiya Downs.

Bethany Rymer scored six for South (11-7, 10-2). Lauren Shell had four points and six rebounds.

Gillian Hinkle scored nine for the Grizzlies (5-14, 2-11).

SOUTH (48) — Downs 20, Rymer 6, McGuire 4, Shell 4, Butler 2, Littlejohn 2, Moore, P. Chabala, Harrington, A. Chabala.

OAK GROVE (34) — Hinkle 9, Holt 8, Wooten 7, Swaim 6, Johnson 2, Ruiz 2.

S. Rowan      9    20   13    6    — 48

Oak Grove    4    10  14     6  —  34

West girls fall

STATESVILLE — In a game with some wild momentum swings, West Rowan’s girls lost at Statesville, 52-38, on Wednesday.

West Rowan got off to a good start, taking advantage of cold Statesville shooting to lead 18-7 after the first quarter.

Statesville picked up its defensive pressure and cut the Falcons’ lead to 28-21 at halftime.

West’s lead after three quarters was 34-32, but Statesville took a 36-34 lead with six minutes left to play and finished the game on a 20-4 run.

Statesville (14-3, 4-1) stayed tied for first in the NPC with Carson and North Iredell.

Tyaysia Sharpe led the Greyhounds with 17 points. Aasia McNeill and Danasia Gray scored 11 each.

Junior Abigail Wilson scored 13 for West and surpassed Khaila Hall to move into eighth place on the school’s career scoring list with 1,354 points.

Cindy Connolly added eight points, but the Falcons lost their third in a row. Taylor Poole scored six.

WEST (38) — Wilson 13, Connolly 8, Poole 6, Sobataka 5, Arnott 3, Pharr 2, Blabon 1.

STATESVILLE (52) — Sharpe 17, McNeill 11, Gray 11, Z. Bailey 7, Bowman 4, Hoffman 2.

W. Rowan     18   10    6     4   — 38

Statesville     7     14   11   20 — 52

West boys lose

STATESVILLE — Statesville’s Greyhounds had little difficulty taking care of business at home and rolled to a 77-54 North Piedmont Conference win against West Rowan on Wednesday.

Statesville (9-8, 5-0) remained undefeated in the NPC and one game up on Carson in the league standings.

Jeremiah Mott scored 19 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to pace the Greyhounds.

Statesville led 40-28 at halftime.

West (2-16, 0-5) cut Statesville’s lead to 10 in the third quarter, but an 11-2 spree put the game away for the Greyhounds.

West got 18 points from Bryson Moss and 14 from Payne Stolsworth, who made two 3-pointers.

 WEST (54) — B. Moss 18, Stolsworth 14, Brawley 6, J. Moss 6, Hassard 5, Tadlock 3, Brush 1, Ford 1, Moseley, Butler.

STATESVILLE (77) — J. Mott 23, White 9, Davis 8, Field 7, Knox 6, Gathings 6, Moore 5,  Brown 4, Biglow 4, Williams 3, Holland 2.

W. Rowan    13    15    15    11    — 54

Statesville    20    20   13    24      — 77

Jayvee girls

CHINA GROVE —  Carson won against South Iredell on Wednesday, 32-27.

 Riley Isley, Allie Burns and Iyonna Parker scored seven each for the Cougars, and Camden Corley had six.

Tonight’s games

In Central Carolina Conference action tonight, Salisbury plays at Oak Grove.

The Salisbury girls continue to lead the CCC, while Salisbury’s boys are second to North Davidson.

South Rowan plays at West Davidson. South’s girls are in second place in the CCC but were battered at home by West Davidson.

South’s boys will be playing for the third night in a row.

• In the North Piedmont Conference, Carson is at North Iredell.

That’s a huge game with  both girls teams tied for first place in the league.

Carson’s surprising boys need a road to win to stay in contention in the NPC. Carson is one game behind Statesville.

In a county matchup, West Rowan plays at East Rowan. West’s girls and East’s boys won the meetings in Mount Ulla.

In the Yadkin Valley Conference, North Rowan makes the long road trip to North Moore.

• Davie is home against R.J. Reynolds in the Central Piedmont Conference. That’s a huge boys game.

• In the South Piedmont Conference, A.L. Brown hosts Central Cabarrus.

Wrestling playoffs

North Rowan lost to Voyager Academy 38-23 in the first round of the 1A dual team state playoffs.

Winners for the Cavaliers (4-9) were Josh Loftis (132), Paul Wilhoit (152), Tyzai Lyles (220) and Deontrey Fair (285).

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At Piedmont, West Rowan defeated Alexander Central but lost to Piedmont in the 3A dual team state playoffs.

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In  Kannapolis, A.L. Brown lost ot Weddington 42-31 in a 3A first-round matchup. Then Weddington was eliminated by Asheboro.

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Davie won twice at home on Wednesday, stopping Page 42-36 and Lake Norman 36-27.

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Undefeated Northwest Guilford topped Davie 30-28 and beat Mooresville 36-35 on Thursday for the regional championship.

Mid. school hoops

Erwin’s girls won against Southeast, 27-15.

Allie Martin scored 15 points, and Kori Miller scored six.

Sadie Featherstone, Kady Collins and Morgan Tomlinson also scored for the Eagles.

  Zayde Crockett scored 10 to lead the Patriots.

College hoops

Livingstone plays CIAA games at Winston-Salem State on Saturday.

Catawba is off this Saturday.

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