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Area Sports: Short-handed Salisbury boys win at Lexington; SHS girls move to 4-0

From staff reports

LEXINGTON — Nate Brown made a layup with less than a second left to lead Salisbury’s boys  basketball team to a 69-67 overtime win at Lexington in Central Carolina Conference action on Thursday.

Salisbury (2-1, 2-1) again played without its football players, while previously unbeaten Lexington figures to be one of the top teams in the CCC.

‘This was as big a win as I’ve had at Salisbury, bigger than when we won against No. 1 seed Mountain Heritage in the playoffs in the mountains,” SHS coach Bryan Withers said. “We stuck together through a lot of adversity and just played amazing. We have a chance to make some noise.”

Alex Holt, the 6-foot-8 post man, led Lexington with 24 points, but the Hornets held high-scoring guard Derrick Dearmon to nine.

Brown paced the Hornets with 19 points, Kesler scored 18. Kesler made the 35-foot pass to Brown on the game-winner.

Kesler’s layup with 6 seconds left sent the game to overtime.

SALISBURY (69) — Brown 19, Kesler 18, White 9, Witherspoon 6, Smith 6, Stout 6, Still 4.

LEXINGTON (67) — Holt 24, Reid 9, Dearmon 9, Ewart 7, Gordon 7, McNeair 5, Williams 2, Poole 1.

Salisbury      16   11   17   17  8    — 69

Lexington     15   11  13   22   6  — 67

SHS girls

LEXINGTON — Salisbury’s girls won 59-39 at Lexington on Thursday in a Central Carolina Conference game that was moved up due to Friday’s football action.

Freshman Kyla Bryant led Salisbury (4-0, 3-0)  with 18 points.

Jaleiah Gibson matched her career high with 17 points, and Anayia Fulson added 10.

Amarah Owens scored 16 for the Yellow Jackets.

SALISBURY (59) — Bryant 18, Gibson 17, Fulson 10, Morgan 7, Huntley 4, McCullough 3.

LEXINGTON (39) — Owens 16, Rose 8, Jackson 6, Bray 5, Al. McIntosh 2, Aq. McIntosh 2.

Salisbury  12   11   13   13  — 59

Lexington   8     6   15   10  — 39

  International golf

East Carolina golfer  Grace Yatawara (Salisbury) contiues to lead the South Asian Games individually.

She shot 2-over 74 on Thursday and holds a 21-shot lead going into the final round.

Led by Yatawara, Sri Lanka has a 33-shot lead in the team scores.

East boys fall

NEW LONDON — East Rowan’s boys lost Wednesday’s non-conference game at North Stanly, 54-51.

“We’re pretty young and we’re learning,” East Rowan coach Kurt Misenheimer said. “We played hard, but we’re still trying to put four quarters together offensively.”

Cameron Padgett was the bright spot for the Mustangs (1-4) with 16 points.

Clay Hatley led North Stanly (1-2) with 10.

EAST (51) — Padgett 16, Sprinkle 7,  Jordan 7, Shuping 6, Hunter 6, Valley 3, Pinckney 2, Miller 2, Jones 2.

NORTH STANLY (54) — Haley 10, Watkins 8, Hogan 8, Bell 8, Poole 7, Quarles 5, McCall 4, Harris 2, Smith 2.

E. Rowan    16   15   8   12    — 51

N. Stanly     17   12  11 14    — 54

College basketball

Jamarius Hairston (Carson) is averaging 20.9 points and 5.4 rebounds for Davidson County Community College. He scored 25  and had nine rebounds on Wednesday.   

Carson signers

Gracie Thomason has signed with Catawba’s soccer program.

• Former Carson baseball player Clayton Gilmore will sign with Coker on Dec. 21.

• Carson baseball’s Ryan Street is headed to Catawba.

• Carson baseball’s Logan Rogers and Chase Drinkard signed with Southeastern Community College, while Jake Davis committed to Wake Tech,

Mid. school  hoops

Erwin’s girls won against Knox, 37-20.

Hannah Waddell scored 14, Kady Collins had 10, and Kori Miller scored seven.

A.L. Brown girls

A.L. Brown’s girls lost 59-41 to Langtree  CharterAcademy on Thursday.

Jala Campbell scored 14 points for the Wonders (2-3), while Jaliyah Simmons had 10 and Kaylee Yow had eight.

A.L. Brown boys

Kheni Briggs had 18 points and JD Glenn had 17 to lead Thursday’s 94-46 romp  by A.L. Brown against Langtree Charter Academy.

DQ Foggie scored 15, and Mi’Keim Moore had 12.

Jayvee boys

Salisbury’s boys won 59-51 over Lexington on Thursday.

Justin Taylor made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points.  Keshawn Hollie scored 10.

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