• 41°

High school boys basketball: All-county capsules

First team (6 players, tie for the fifth spot)
Dayjuwon Cooke, North, 6-4 Sr. — Rowan County Player of the Year averaged a double-double and provided lots of defense and leadership for the Cavaliers.
Brevin Goodlett, North, 6-4 Sr. — The county’s leading scorer (18.8 points per game) made himself an inside-outside monster by adding 3-pointers to his game. Yadkin Valley Conference Player of the Year.
Cameron Gill, Salisbury, 6-0 Sr. — Always a defensive whiz, he stepped up his offensive game as a senior and scored in double figures 13 times. East-West All-Star as football DB.
Elton Hooper, East, 6-7 Sr. — Had a few off games, but when he was on, no one was better. He averaged a double-double and topped 20 points nine times. Headed to Catawba Valley Community College.
Cole Perry, Carson, 6-4 Sr. — Made an amazingly quick comeback from summer ACL surgery. He debuted in Carson’s fifth game of the season and topped 20 points eight times,
Derrick Page, North, 6-2 Sr. — His modest scoring average (7.5 points per game) didn’t begin to tell the story about what he meant to a 28-3 squad. He orchestrated North’s offense and defense.
Second team
Payne Stolsworth, West, 6-1 Sr. — Always a dangerous shooter, he became a more aggressive and more athletic player as a senior. He led the Falcons with 16.3 points per game. Will play college football at N.C. Wesleyan.
EJ Clark, Carson, 6-3 Jr.— Amazing season for a first-year varsity player. He topped 20 points seven times, including a 31-point effort when Carson beat South Iredell.
Jarron Hines, South, 6-1 Sr. — A terrific shooter, he led the Raiders with 11.8 points per game.
Gabe Hinceman, East, 6-3 Sr. — Averaged a team-high 5 assists and scored 10 points per game for the Mustangs. Will play college football at Barton.
Jacquez Smith, Salisbury, 5-9 Jr. — Stocky shooter lit it up for the Hornets when he got on a roll. He had 18 points in the Christmas tournament championship game loss to Davie.

Comments

Local

Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank

College

North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

Nation/World

When will gas situation return to normal?

Local

Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart

News

GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire

News

Black high school softball player told to cut hair

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18