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High school boys basketball: 200th win for North’s Causby

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ALBEMARLE — North Rowan’s Jason Causby enjoyed his 200th win as a boys varsity basketball coach in Rowan County on Friday and his team got a big Yadkin Valley Conference victory at Albemarle.

Causby has a record of 200-127. This is his 13th season. He previously coached at Salisbury (10 years) and North Hills. This is his second season at North Rowan. The Cavaliers were 28-3 and made it to a regional final in his first season in Spencer.

North (1-1, 1-0) opened the season Wednesday with a loss at West Rowan, but shot much better and played much better in its second outing. North led by 10 after a quarter and by 15 at halftime and handled the Bulldogs, 75-61.

“We had some lapses on defense, especially in the second half, but we got off to a good start and played really well in the first half,” Causby said. “It’s good to get a road conference win.”

Veterans Denerio Robinson (18 points) and Zay Davis (15), who are just coming off the football field, posted career highs in scoring, while sophomore Quashawn Carpenter had 16.

Brandon Jefferson only scored five, but turned in a terrific all-round game.

“Very unselfish,” Causby said.

MJ Raye scored 24 for the Bulldogs (2-4, 0-1).

NORTH (75) — Robinson 18, Carpenter 16, Davis 15, White 8, Gladden 7, Jefferson 5, Graham 4, Mitchell 2, Sims, Pharrell, Goodes.

ALBEMARLE (61) — Raye 24, McNeil 13, M. Baldwin 7, Little 6, Burns 5, Currie 4, Dennis 2.

N. Rowan   16   19   22   18  — 75

Albemarle   6     14  25   16  — 61



CHINA GROVE — Carson bounced back from Tuesday’s ugly, 35-point loss to Central Cabarrus and beat Northwest Cabarrus, 60-55, on Friday.

“Good win — the best we have played,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “We really battled on the boards, and I was proud of the guys for responding the right way to that tough loss.”

AJ Mauldin (18 points) and Javon Smith (15) had bounce-back games, and steady EJ Clark tossed in another 20.  Those three veterans combined for 53 points.

Jahbori Raines led the Trojans (2-4) with 15 points.

Carson plays Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at home against Mount Plesasant.

NW CABARRUS (55) — Raines 15, Harris 11, Jackson 9, Spears 8, Grigley 7, Miller 5,

CARSON (60) — Clark 20, Mauldin 18, Smith 15, Harris 4, Zuniga 3, Taylor, Burris, Burleyson.

NW Cabarrus   13   13  12   17  — 55

Carson              11   13   15   21   — 60



MOUNT ULLA — A strong fourth quarter gave West Rowan a 76-66 non-conference win against visiting Robinson on Friday.

West (2-1) was down by a point at halftime and the game was tied at 55-all after three quarters. The Falcons held the Bulldogs to 11 in the final quarter, while putting up 21.

Jalen Moss led the Falcons in scoring for the third straight game, connecting for 18 points.

Big post player Zeek Biggers (15) and shooter Macari Allison (13) had their strongest games of the young season.

Jacob Ingles made six 3-pointers and scored 20 to give the Bulldogs (1-2) a chance to win.

Robinson surged with a 30-point second quarter, but the Falcons defended better in the second half.

WEST (76) — Moss 18, Biggers 15, Allison 13, Warren 8, McCombs 7, Joseph 5, Wood 3, Moseley 2, Hassard 2, Currie 2, Weeks 1, Everhart.


Robinson   10   30   15  11   — 66

W. Rowan  17   22   16  21   — 76



LANDIS — Jamarien Dalton scored 27 points as the North Davidson Black Knights kept South Rowan winless on Friday.

North Davidson (2-0, 2-0) streaked to a 26-10 lead after the first quarter in the Central Carolina Conference contest and rolled, 72-53.

South (0-4, 0-3) played better after that shaky start. Braden Graham scored 13 of his 23 points in the second quarter. It was his third 20-plus game of the young season.

Logan Carter added 11 for the Raiders.

Tedric Jenkins contributed 18 for the Black Knights.

NORTH DAVIDSON (72) — Dalton 27, Jenkins 18, Everhart 7, Michalak 7, Green 6, Vanover 4, McNeair 2, Bryant 1.

S. ROWAN (53) — Graham 23, Carter 11, Finger 8, Dextraze 7, Barnes 4, Spruill, Holloman, Woodman, Nowak, Stanley, Peacock.

N. Davidson  26  17  18  9  — 72

S. Rowan        10  17  12   14 — 53



Mooresville (2-1) beat Davie, 48-46, on a buzzer beater on Friday.

Davie (2-1) got 16 points from Brooks Johnson, 11 from James Reid and nine from Za’Haree Maddox.


West Stanly (6-0) won 81-45 at East Rowan (1-5).


















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