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High school basketball: East girls win again; Wonders sweep

GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s girls basketball team beat Northwest Cabarrus on Monday, 49-28, in a non-conference game.

Adalie Harrison scored 13 to lead the Mustangs. Freshman Haley Dalton had her first double-figure scoring game with 11. Mary Spry added nine points, while Caroline Houpe and  Leah Hinceman chipped in with six each.

“Northwest has improved, they’re big and they played hard, but we were tough defensively,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “Adalie was really tough, even when they tried to double her. There isn’t anything she can’t do.”

Dalton, who is a shot-blocker, keyed the Mustangs’ defense.

“She played well and was able to convert some of the shots she’s been missing,” Holland said. “She had several blocks and deflected a lot of passes.”

Spry had a good third quarter, as the Mustangs pulled away.

East has started 4-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season.

“We didn’t have the same energy we had against Central Cabarrus last week, but it was a solid effort, something to build on,” Holland said.

Chaunesse Barringer led the Trojans (2-2) with 11 points.

NW CABARRUS (28) — Barringer 11, A.Fields 6, Gordon 4, T. Fields 2, Maddox 2, Strickland 2, Robinston 1.

EAST ROWAN (49) — Harrison 13, Dalton 11, Spry 9, Houpe 6, Hinceman 6, Eagle 4, Nwaford, Honeycutt, Miller.

NW Cabarrus   2   11    9   6   — 28

E. Rowan         11   10  17 11 — 49

Wonder girls win

MOORESVILLE — A.L. Brown’s girls (2-1) won a  low-scoring non-conference basketball game on Monday, beating Mooresville, 30-27.

“Defensive battle, both teams were incredibly tough,” A.L. Brown coach Mark Hogan said.

Jaliyah Simmons sparked the Wonders with  13 points. Jala Campbell scored eight, and Jaliah Smoutherson added six.

A.L. Brown boys win

MOORESVILLE — Kheni Briggs scored 22 points to lead A.L. Brown to a 68-44 win at Mooresville on Monday.

The Wonders (2-0) got 12 points from Mi’Keim Moore, 11  from JD Glenn and nine from Dujon Eccles.

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