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High school girls basketball: Friday’s roundup

From staff reports

Girls roundup …


ALBEMARLE — North Rowan’s girls won at defending regular-season champion Albemarle to start Yadkin Valley Conference play on Friday.

Natavia Taborn, who scored a career-best 27 against Albemarle in the YVC tournament championship late last season, scored 16 and led the Cavaliers to a 68-51 victory.

North broke open a tight game with a big third quarter.

“Each time we play our chemistry gets better,” North coach Lamar Wilkerson said. “We got in a lot of foul trouble, but freshmen Chloee Stoner and Azeria Elder came in and gave us great minutes.”

Makiya McDaniel scored a season-high 14, and freshman Kamora Cannie had 14 points, seven steals and five assists for the Cavaliers (2-1, 1-0).

NORTH (68) —  Taborn 16, McDaniel 14, Cannie 14, Lynch 8, Wilkerson 6, Stoner 6, Elder 5, King.


North                15    15   26   12   — 68

Albemarle        11   17   11   12    — 51



GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan had no trouble with West Stanly on Friday and improved to 6-0 with a 57-31 non-conference victory.

East built a 34-11 advantage at halftime.

“We played pretty well in the first half, but we weren’t quite as strong in the second half,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “Our press worked well in the beginning and we pushed the lead out early.”

Adalie Harrison scored 18 to lead the Mustangs, while Mary Spry scored 12. Grace Eagle added eight.

“It’s nice to pick up another win, but we need to play better,” Holland said. “I do see progress. Hopefully, we’ll be ready by conference time.”

Sophomore post player Maryn Mauldin scored 11 to lead the Colts (3-3).

W. STANLY (31) — Mauldin 11, Bishop 6, Moss 4, Cline 3, Barber 3, Efird 2, Hughes 2,

EAST  (57) — Harrison 18, Spry 12, Eagle 8, Hinceman 6, Honeycutt 4, Dalton 4, Houpe 3, Nwafor 2, Ali, Jones, McPherson.

W. Stanly      4    7    9    11    — 31

E. Rowan      19  15   14   9    — 57



CHINA GROVE — Ellie Wilhelm and Maci Cooper continued to shoot the ball well, while Colbie Perry got back in the groove.

The result was an easy 69-28 victory for Carson’s girls against Northwest Cabarrus on Friday.

“We had 12 girls (with the addition of two jayvees) and all 12 played a lot,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “We had good focus and played hard.”

Perry had two off games in a row, but broke out of a min-slump with 16 points. She made four 3-pointers. Defensively, she had five deflections.

Wilhelm scored a career-high 21 points and also made four 3-pointers. She had six rebounds and three steals.

Cooper made two more 3s and scored 11.

All three Isleys had productive games. Lani had five rebounds and three steals. Riley had four rebounds. Hannah had seven points and six rebounds.

Carleigh Perry had six points and five rebounds.

“We didn’t do a good job at all on the boards in the first half, but we were much better in the second half.” Stouder said.

Carson (5-0) has a big challenge today at home at 4 p.m. against 4A North Meck (4-1). North Meck won 78-6 on Friday against Harding.

NW CABARRUS (28) — A. Fields 8, Zsambeky 6, Barringer 4, Maddox 4, T. Fields 3, Gordon 2, Robinson 1.

CARSON (69) — Wilhelm 21, Co. Perry 16, Cooper 11, H. Isley 7, Ca. Perry 6, L. Isley 4, R. Isley 2, Stanns 2, Post, Conrad, White, Corley.

NW Cabarrus     7     5    8    8    — 28

Carson               19   20   16   14  — 69



MOUNT ULLA —West Rowan senior Abigail Wilson keeps piling up points and scored 27 on Friday to lead a 71-50 non-conference win against Robinson.

Wilson already has scored 97 points this season (24.3 per game) for the unbeaten Falcons (4-0). Her career total of 1,607  points ranks fourth in West history.

West built a 39-23 halftime lead against the Bulldogs.

“Kind of a slow start, but once we got going, we played well,” West coach Ashley Poole said.

Taylor Poole made three 3-pointers and scored 14 points. Gabrielle Blabon made two 3-pointers and scored 12. Whitley Arnott and Cindy Connolly contributed six points apiece.

Keyona Farris scored 16 to lead Robinson.

ROBINSON (50) — Farris 16, Finley 11, Cox 8, Andrews 5, Burgess 5, Walker 4, Pharr 1.

WEST ROWAN (71) — Wilson 27, Poole 14, Blabon 12, Arnott 6, Connolly 6, Mason 5, Watkins 1, Cuthbertson, Haggas, Spicer, Durham, Roach.

Robinson      9    14    6   21    — 50

W. Rowan    23  16   16   16  — 71



LANDIS — North Davidson’s athletic junior post player Courtney McMillan turned in a phenomenal game on Friday, as the Black Knights took  a 71-50 Central Carolina Conference win at South Rowan.

McMillan had 24 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks for the Black Knights (3-1, 2-0).

Emily Hege had 18 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the Black Knights, Lettie Michael scored 15.

Sophomore Bethany Rymer did a good job of getting to the foul line for South (1-4, 1-2)  and scored 18 points. Mackenzie Chabala, a freshman, had 10 points.


N. DAVIDSON (71) — McMillan 24, Hege 18, Michael 15, Minton 4, Altiers 3, Brinkley 2, Elam 2, Bean 2, Byerly 1.

S. ROWAN (50) — Rymer 18, M. Chabala 10, Cherry 8, Littlejohn 6, McGuire 4, Moore 4, Rollins, Harrington, Harper, Redmon.

N. Davidson     15    19    18   19    — 71

S. Rowan          12     6    12    20   — 50




Central Cabarrus (2-2) romped 48-5 against Garinger on Friday.

Ja’el Miller scored 14 for the Vikings, while Aniyah Tate had 12.


West Rowan’s jayvee girls cruised to a 36-13 win against A.l. Brown on Friday.

Brooke Kennerly scored 13 points, while Shykera Wiggins had 12.


Salisbury’s jayvee girls won 44-20 against Lexington on Thursday.

Sutton Webb (10 points), Tae Wilson (8), Azzie Simpson (7), Dondrea Carmichael (7 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks), Laura Reyes (7) and Sydney Hlavacek (5) led the Hornets.





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