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Area Sports: West boys beat Cavs for first win

From staff reports

Jalen Moss scored 22 points to lead West Rowan’s boys basketball team to a 65-49 win against North Rowan on Wednesday in non-conference basketball.

Zeek Biggers scored 10 for the Falcons.

Quashawn Carpenter, a sophomore guard, had 11 to  spark the Cavaliers.

It was the season opener for North. West (1-1) squared its record after losing at A.L. Brown on Tuesday.

Both schools had nice  football runs and are just getting their full basketball teams together.

West jumped out to a 10-point lead after a quarter and expanded its edge to 34-20 at halftime.

NORTH (49) —  Carpenter 11, Davis 8, Jefferson 8, Graham 7, White 5, Gladden 5, Robinson 3, Goodes 2.

WEST (65) — Moss 22, Biggers 10, McCombs 7, Hassard 7, Allison 6, Cooper 5, Joseph 4, Warren 2, Everhart 2, Wood, Weeks.

North Rowan  8      12   12   17  — 49

West Rowan    18   16   19   12 —  65

Davie boys win

MOCKSVILLE — James Reid scored 14 points to lead Davie  to a 51-43 win against an improved North Iredell squad on Wednesday.

Reid’s fourth-quarter free throws clinched the victory.

Jackson Hawkins made five 3-pointers and scored 21 for the Raiders (3-2).

East girls romp

NEW LONDON — East Rowan’s girls basketball team continued its strong start with a blowout win at North Stanly on Wednesday.

The Mustangs (5-0) overpowered North Stanly, 62-29.

“North Stanly played hard early, but they are a young team and our senior experience and size were too much for them,” East coach Kevin Holland said.

East was balanced, with Adalie Harrison scoring 14, Leah Hinceman scoring 10,  Grace Eagle and Mary Spry getting nine each, and Haley Dalton contributing eight.

“We need to play better, but it’s a good win,” Holland said. “Everyone got in and contributed and a lot of people scored. We had good balance. That’s important for us.”

Lexi Goode scored 14 for the Comets (0-3).

N. STANLY (29) —  Goode 14, White 5, Bowers 3, Landis 3, Parker 2, Bennett 2.

EAST (62) — Harrison 14, Hinceman 10, Spry 9, Eagle 9, Dalton 8, Miller 4, Nwafor 4, Honeycutt 2, Houpe 2,

North Stanly   5     4     7    13  — 29

East Rowan    22   13   17   10 — 62

West girls roll

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s girls basketball team pulled away in the second half and beat North Rowan, 74-48, on Wednesday in a non-conference game.

“We made some good adjustments at halftime and  the girls went out and executed,” said West coach Ashley Poole, who got her 100th win as head coach of the Falcons. “We played well in the third quarter.”

West (3-0) used its size advantage in that third quarter, with Abigail Wilson and Whitley Arnott doing most of the Falcons’ damage inside.

Wilson poured in 28 points, one night after scoring 30 at A.L. Brown.

Arnott scored 12, while senior guards Gabrielle Blabon and Taylor Poole had 11 each.

Cindy Connolly scored seven for the Falcons.

North (1-1) got 18 points from Hannah Wilkerson, 11 from freshman Kamora Cannie and six from Makiya McDaniel.

NORTH (48) —  Wilkerson 18, Cannie 11, McDaniel 6, Stoner 5, Taborn 4, Lynch 3, Elder 1, King.

WEST (74) — Wilson 28, Arnott 12, Poole 11, Blabon 11, Connolly 7, Durham 2, Haggas 2, Spicer 1, Cuthbertson, Roach.

North Rowan  12   13   10  13  — 48

West Rowan    18   15   24  17 — 74

International golf

East Carolina golfer Grace Yatawara (Salisbury) shot a 3-under 69, a women’s course record at   Gokarna Forest Resort in Nepal, to take the individual lead in the South Asian Games.

On Wednesday, Yatawara shot 4-over 76 for Sri Lanka and extended her lead to 15 shots.

The final two rounds will be played today and Friday.

Sri Lanka leads the team  competition by 24 shots.

Jayvee girls hoops

Brooke Kennerly scored seven points as West Rowan’s girls won 20-19 against A.L. Brown on Tuesday.

JV boys basketball

West Rowan won 42-33 at A.L. Brown on Tuesday.

  Mario Robinson scored 10 points for the Falcons.  Josh Noble and Alijah Gray led the defense and rebounding.

Mid. school hoops

Erwin’s girls beat China Grove, 48-26.

Hannah Waddell scored 23 to lead the Eagles. Allie Martin scored 11. Kori Miller had seven, and Kady Collins scored five.

Kassidy Sechler scored eight for the Red Devils, while Jamlyn Rollins had seven.

All-NPC x-country

Carson senior Zac Barbee is the North Piedmont Conference Runner of the  Year.

Carson’s TJ Jones made the all-conference team.

West Rowan’s Scott Foster is the NPC Coach of the Year for boys cross country after leading the Falcons to the title. West’s Issac Castro, Luke Harrison Drake Barclay and Damian Ackman made All-NPC, along with  East Rowan’s Thomas Ferguson.


North Iredell’s Jonna Strange is the NPC Runner of the Year.

Carson’s Les-lee Ihme is the NPC Coach of the Year for girls cross country after leading the Cougars to the league championship.

Carson’s Taylor Conrad,  Camden Corley, Kimberly Barrera and Carly Green made all-conference.

East Rowan’s Adalie Harrison and West Rowan’s Megyn Spicer also made the All-NPC team.

All-NPC girls golf

Carson’s Sophia Brown earned North Piedmont Conference Golfer of the Year honors.

South Iredell’s Michael Fisher is the NPC Coach of the Year.

East Rowan’s Carlee Patterson and Lexie Miller made all-conference.

All-NPC boys soccer

East Rowan’s Drew Roane, Carson’s Jaxon Wheeler and Pedro Cruz and West Rowan’s Federico Cruz and Michael Leon made the All-North Piedmont Conference soccer team.

The NPC Player of the Year is South Iredell’s Dylan Dellinger, while North Iredell’s Tyler Carter is the NPC Coach of the Year.

College men’s hoops

Claflin’s  Jailen Williams (Carson)   played 24 minutes and had nine points, three steals and two assists (zero turnovers) in Monday’s 60-53 win vs. Winston-Salem State.

Women’s basketball

Freshman Bryanna Troutman (Salisbury) had 20 points and 13 rebounds as Wingate beat Lenoir-Rhyne on Tuesday.

All-SPC tennis

Concord’s Molly Handler is the South Piedmont Conference Player of the Year for girls tennis.

SPC Coach of the Year for girls tennis is Cox Mill’s Adam Henry.


SPC Player of the Year for girls golf is Cox Mill’s  Elizabeth Lohbauer.

Cox Mill’s Moses Smith is the SPC Coach of the Year.


A.L. Brown’s Johnny Duarte, Irvin Sierra, Mark Pinales,  Asuncion Gonzalez and Axel Martinez made the All-SPC team for boys soccer.

Concord’s Carson Trott is the SPC Player of the Year. Concord’s Emmaneul Konneh is the SPC Keeper of the Year.

Concord’s Todd Tinsley is the SPC Coach of the Year.


SPC  Runners of the Year are Cox Mill’s Alex Garcia and Jessie Connick.

The SPC Coach of the Year is Northwest Cabarrus’ Tyrone Pierce.

A.L. Brown’s Onesimo Rojas and Emily Karmanocky made All-SPC.



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