High school basketball: Girls roundup
Published 3:07 pm Saturday, February 9, 2019
From staff reports
OLIN — West Rowan’s girls moved into a tie for second place in the North Piedmont Conference by winning at North Iredell on Friday, 70-58.
West (18-4, 5-3) went through a three-game losing streak recently but now has won four in a row heading into a big game at Carson on Tuesday.
Abigail Wilson led the Falcons with 22 points. Mary Sobataka scored 20. Taylor Poole had 13, and Cindy Connolly added nine.
West used an explosive second quarter (29 points) to forge a 20-point lead at halftime and held off a fourth-quarter rally by the home team.
Addie Pennell scored 23 for the Raiders (16-4, 5-3), while Julianna Walter had 15.
North Iredell played without leading scorer Rachel LaLonde.
North Iredell beat the Falcons 52-48 in Mount Ulla.
WEST ROWAN (70) — Wilson 22, Sobataka 20, Poole 13, Connolly 9, Blabon 2, Arnott 2, Pharr 2.
NORTH IREDELL (58) — Pennell 23, Walter 15, Allen 9, Guill 5, Myers 4, Barzee 2.
W. Rowan 11 29 16 14 — 70
N. Iredell 7 13 18 20 — 58
SPENCER — Gray Stone beat North Rowan in a battle for second place in the Yadkin Valley Conference on Friday.
The Knights (15-5, 10-3) took a 41-37 victory and swept the season series from the Cavaliers. North lost at Gray Stone in early January, 43-29.
In the rematch, it was much closer. North got 18 points from freshman Hannah Wilkerson and 14 from Jamiya Daniels.
“We fought hard for four quarters,” North coach Lamar Wilkerson said. “It went to the wire and we never stopped fighting. Any coach would’ve been proud of the performance we had tonight.”
North (12-10, 10-4) had a five-game winning streak stopped.
North scoring (37) — Wilkerson 18, Daniels 14, Robbins 3, Taborn 1, Sherrill 1.
TROUTMAN — East Rowan lost a tough one at South Iredell on Friday.
The Vikings took the North Piedmont Conference game, 58-56.
“All the losses stick with you, but this one is going to eat at me for a while,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “We played hard and we played well in spurts. It’s a game we should have won and it hurts to lose it.”
Adalie Harrison scored 16 for the Mustangs. Brooke Mitchell scored a career-high 14. Grace Eagle had 11, and Mary Spry scored 10.
East (13-9, 1-7) led 33-28 at halftime and got off to a nice start in the third quarter. East pushed ahead by as many as 11, but back-to-back 3-pointers at the end of the third quarter by South Iredell’s Sarah Nelson turned the game around. She beat the buzzer with the second of those 3-pointers after chasing down an errant pass by East.
“We got sloppy with turnovers and we missed shots,” Holland said.
South Iredell went up by nine points. East cut it down to two late.
“We really missed (injured senior) Zee Winford’s defense tonight,” Holland said. “Nelson scored five at our place. Tonight she had 22.”
Lydia Mercer added 15 for the Vikings (5-14, 1-7), while Addison LaBelle scored 13.
South Iredell stopped a long slide. The Vikings hadn’t won a game since Dec. 20.
E. ROWAN (56) — Harrison 16, Mitchell 14, Eagle 11, Spry 10, Houpe 5.
S. IREDELL (58) — Nelson 22, Mercer 15, LaBelle 13, King 4, Bell 2, Wightman 2.
E. Rowan 16 17 10 13 — 56
S. Iredell 17 11 21 9 — 58
Central Cabarrus romped against Concord, 66-24, to stay one game ahead of Cox Mill, a 64-36 winner over Robinson.
Fourth-place A.L. Brown (4-17, 3-5) continued its recent surge by beating third-place Northwest Cabarrus, 49-37.