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Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury basketball sweeps West Davidson

From staff reports

TYRO — Wingate recruit Bryanna Troutman had a career-high 26 points, 14 rebounds and five steals as Salisbury’s girls baskeball team stayed on top in the Central Carolina Conference with an 80-55 win at West Davidson.

The sixth-ranked Hornets (17-2, 13-1) got 24 points from freshman Rachel McCullough, matching her career high, and won their eighth in a row.

McCullough was hot from the 3-point line early as Salisbury jumped to a 28-13 lead after a quarter.

Anayia Fulson stuffed the stat sheet for 19 points, six steals, five rebounds and four assists. Tacorra Robinson added six points, and Chantal Robinson had four rebounds.

Haley Lowe scored 26 for the Green Dragons (12-7, 8-6), who dressed only seven. Sarah Rabon had 13.

SHS scoring (80) — Troutman 26, McCullough 24, Fulson 19, T. Robinson 6,  C. Robinson 3, Glenn 1, Oats 1.

Salisbury boys win

TYRO    You never know who’s going to lead the Salisbury boys basketball team.

On Monday at West Davidson, it was Kevin Chawlk, who knocked down a career-best 18 points in a 78-70 win. Raheim Walker scored 14, and Cameron Gill had 13 for the second-place Hornets (14-5, 12-2), who got votes in the 2A poll this week.

It was a tough one for the Hornets, who were clinging to a 71-70 lead at Crim Court with 1:02 left. That’s when Chawlk delivered a crucial  three-point play on a press break.

Macon Stovall and Drew Wright scord 22 each for the sixth-place Green Dragons (10-9, 7-7).

Salisbury had to fight back from a 23-12 first-quarter deficit. It was 30-all at halftime.

The Hornets have been on the road for a while and  play at Ledford tonight.

SAC baseball

Catawba’s baseball team       won at Palm Beach Atlantic   on Monday, 3-1, and finished a season-opening trip to Florida with a 3-1 record.

Riley Myers, the former Salisbury High standout, was strong on the mound, allowing five hits and a run in eight innings. Myers struck out nine and walked one.

Peyton Williams pitched the ninth for his second save of the young season.

Hunter Shepherd’s two-run homer in the first  inning provided most of Catawba’s offense. Heath Mitchem had a run-scoring single.

• On Sunday, Sawyer Strickland pitched Catawba to an 8-2 win at Palm Beach Atlantic. He worked eight strong innings, allowing five hits and two walks and no earned runs.

D.J. Laxton drove in three runs with two singles.   Shepherd and Joe Butts had two RBIs each. Jackson Raper had three hits.

Catawba plays at Newman Park on Wednesday at 2 p.m. vs. Mount Olive.


Mars Hill’s Matt Honeycutt (South Rowan) got off to a great start.

He hit two homers and drove in five runs in a three-game series at Augusta.

Women’s basketball

Senior Alex Allen (Carson) is averaging 8.0 points and 5.0 rebounds for Lynchburg (11-10).


Senior Amani Ajayi (East Rowan) had 12 points and 10 rebounds in a 72-61 home win against Pfeiffer on Saturday.

Ajayi is averaging 8.8 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Cougars (16-8).


Sophomore Khaila Hall (West Rowan)  had eight points and four assists in Longwood’s overtime win against Gardner-Webb on Saturday.

It was the second win of the season for Longwood.

Hall is averaging 6.3 points per game and has 37 assists. She leads the team with 26 3-pointers.


Methodist sophomore Tyzarea Alexander (Salisbury) is averaging 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Monarchs (4-19).


Junior Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) is averaging 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds for UNC Pembroke.

Senior Avery Locklear (South Rowan) averages 4.6 points and 3.9 rebounds for the Braves (7-12) and has  32 assists.


Sydni Bickford led Pfeiffer (9-10, 6-9) with 11 points in Sunday’s 47-41 loss at Meredith.

Men’s basketball

Livingstone freshman Cameryn Carpenter was named CIAA Rookie of the Week.

The 6-foot-1 Carpenter scored a career-high 13 points in an 83-82 win against Winston-Salem State.

In three games, he totaled 24 points and nine rebounds.


Sophomore Will Leckonby (Salisbury) made three 3-pointers for Guilford (16-5) in Saturday’s romp against Hampden-Sydney.

Leckonby has made 47 3-pointers this season and averages 7.1 points per game.


Rowan Little League spring baseball and softball   registration is at Godley’s Garden Center on Statesville Blvd. on Feb. 19 from 9-3.

Parents can also register online anytime at http://www.rowanlittleleague.com.

Cost is $75  for all leagues.

Baseball leagues are T-ball  (ages 3-6), Coach Pitch (ages 7-8), B League (ages 9-10), A League (ages 11-12) and Junior/Senior (ages 13-16).

Softball leagues are T-Ball (ages 3-6), Coach Pitch (ages 6-8), 10U (ages 8-10), 12U (ages 10-12) and 14U/16U (ages 13-16).

Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-326-5255.


Hurley Y programs

Registration for girls volleyball, spring soccer and flag football is under way.

Cost is $45 for members and $75 for potential members.

Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org.

Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.

Local golf

McCanless Couples: Gene Seaford won the day with longest putt and closest to the pin.

The team of Susan Wydner,  Harry Owen and Azalee & David Huneycutt came in first.

The team of Calvin Smith and Mary & Gene Seaford took second place.

Mid. school hoops

Erwin’s girls defeated West Rowan Middle, 27-23.

Allie Martin scored 15 for the Eagles, while Daisy Berry had six.

Mya Noble scored 11 for the Bulldogs.  Riley Haggas had six.

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Seventh-ranked Brandon Sloop (Carson) surrendered a stall point in the first period of his 184-pound bout with ZeBrandon Gant, but rallied back to clinch UNCP’s second-straight series road win with a 4-1 decision.  UNCP won at Newberry, 23-17.


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