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Area Sports: Carson sweeps Raiders

From staff reports

LANDIS — Carson’s girls basketball team romped to a 71-16 non-conference victory against South Rowan on Wednesday.

Carson (7-1) enjoyed a 35-point second quarter to take a 51-12 halftime lead. The Cougars made four 3s in the quarter.

“We got rolling, and that’s the best we’ve shot the ball all season,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “We got a lot of steals and a lot of easy baskets.”

Stouder coached against new South coach Alex Allen, one of her former players, for the first time.

Hannah Isley had 15 points and five steals to lead the Cougars. Colbie Perry had 11 points and four steals. Maci Cooper scored 12. Victoria Post scored nine, all in the second quarter. Taylor Conrad had four steals.

Bethany Rymer had nine points for South.

CARSON (71)   H. Isley 15, Cooper 12, Co. Perry 11, Post 9, Wilhelm 6, L, Isley 6, R. Isley 4, Ca. Perry 4, Conrad 4, Stanns.

S. ROWAN (16) — Rymer 9, Redmon 2, Harper 2, Cherry 2, Harrington 1,Moore 1, McGuire, Littlejohn, M. Chabala.

Carson    16  35  13    7   — 71

S. Rowan 7    5     4     0   — 16

Carson boys win

LANDIS — Carson broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter and beat South Rowan on Wednesday, 76-56, in non-conference action.

EJ Clark tied his career best with 31 for the Cougars (4-4). AJ Mauldin scored 18, Javon Smith had 12, and Emory Taylor had a season-high 10.

Braden Graham stayed hot for the Raiders (1-5) with 20 points. Brenden Finger scored 19.

CARSON (76)   Clark 31, Mauldin 18, Smith 12, Taylor 10, Harris 2, Allen 2, Zuniga 1.

S. ROWAN (56) — Graham 20, Finger 19, Stanley 5, Dextraze 4, Carter 3, Holloman 3, Thompson 2.

Carson    19     17    21    19   — 76

S. Rowan 15    20     15     6   — 56

South boys win

WINSTON-SALEM — South Rowan’s boys basketball team got 33 points from junior Braden Graham and won 70-59 at Oak Grove on Tuesday in a Central Carolina Conference game.

It was the first victory  of the season for the Raiders (1-4, 1-3).

Graham went 10-for-12 at the foul line and made three 3-pointers.

Brenden Finger had a big fourth quarter and scored 16 points.

Ethan Whitaker scored 24 for the Grizzlies.

SOUTH (70) — Graham 33, Finger 16, Peacock 7, Thompson 4, Carter 4, Holloman 4, Dextraze 2.

OAK GROVE (59) —Whitaker 24, Landfried 16, Johnston 8, Suarez 8, Hester 3.

S. Rowan        16   11  18   25 — 70

Oak Grove     15   20  14   10 — 59

Carson boys fall

CHINA GROVE — Kheni Briggs scored 19 points as A.L. Brown won at Carson on Tuesday, 76-59.

The Wonders improved to 5-0.

EJ Clark stayed hot for the Cougars (3-4) with 24 points.  Javon Smith scored 15, and AJ Mauldin had 12.

Carson led 29-28 at the break, but the Wonders picked up the pace in the second half.

“We did a lot of good things, but we missed some free throws and had a couple of defensive breakdowns at the end of the third and start of the fourth,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “That’s when they got some separation.”

Amari Grier added 14 for the Wonders.

A.L. BROWN (76) — Briggs 19, Grier 14, Moore 9, Colson 7, Wilson 7, Glenn 6, Eccles 6, Chapman 3, Foggie 3, Smith-Walker 2.

CARSON (59) — Clark 24, Smith 15, Mauldin 12, Harris 4, Zuniga 3, Taylor 1, Allen.

A.L. Brown  19   9   26    22  — 76

Carson         17  12  18   12   — 59

North boys win

SPENCER — Zero made 3-pointers and shaky foul shooting (11-for-25), but North Rowan’s boys battled for a 59-52 Yadkin Valley Conference win against South Stanly on Tuesday.

North (2-1, 2-0) did manage to shoot a respectable 44 percent from the field and got 16 points from Zay Davis and 13 from Brandon White.

Justin Gaddy led the Bulls with 20 points.

S. STANLY (52) — Gaddy 20, Tarlton 10, Teller 7,  Jones 7, Cooke 6, Almond 2.

N. ROWAN (59) — Davis 16, White 13, Carpenter 8, Robinson 8, Goodes 6, Gladden 6, Graham 2, Jefferson.

S. Stanly       3   13   19  17   — 52

N. Rowan    12  12   19   16  — 59

Salisbury boys win

SALISBURY — Zay Kesler scored 16 points, Joe Witherspoon had 15, and Jacquez Smith had 11, including some clutch ones in the fourth quarter, as short-handed Salisbury beat Central Davidson, 57-51, on Tuesday.

HS signers

West Rowan’s Gabrielle Blabon plans to sign with Catawba basketball on Friday.

• Carson volleyball’s Leah Cauble signed with Cape Fear Community College.

HS football

The Salisbury-Shelby 2AA championship game will be televised by Charlotte’s WCCB at 11 a.m.

Women’s hoops

McKenzie Gadson (Carson) had a great game for Anderson with 15 points (7-for-9) and seven rebounds in a 58-56 overtime loss to Newberry on Wednesday.

Catawba is on top in the SAC at 3-0. Anderson, Lincoln Memorial and Wingate are 3-1.

Women’s soccer

  Catawba’s   Katie Beck, Jovana Sanchez    and Shelby Vasich  made all-region.

Mid. school hoops

Boys standings

Mooresville 13-1

North Rowan 13-1

Knox 10-4

Erwin 8-6

Southeast 5-9

West Rowan 4-10

China Grove 3-11

Corriher-Lipe 0-14

Girls standings

North Rowan 13-1

West Rowan 13-1

Erwin 10-4

Knox 6-8

Mooresville 6-8

Corriher-Lipe 5-9

China Grove 3-11

Southeast 0-14

Saturday’s games

at Carson

8:30 — Mooresville vs. Corriher-Lipe (boys)

10 — Knox vs. Mooresville (girls)

11:30 — Knox vs. West Rowan (boys)

1 — West Rowan vs. China Grove (girls)

at China Grove MS

8:30 — North Rowan vs. Southeast (girls)

10 – China Grove vs. North Rowan (boys)

11:30 — Erwin vs. Corriher-Lipe (girls)

1 —  Erwin vs. Southeast (boys)

Jayvee girls

Carson’s girls won against South Rowan, 44-13, on Wednesday.

Alaiyah White scored 11, Makayla Johnson had 10, and Camden Corley scored nine. Defensive standouts for Carson were Abby Nixon and Allie Burns.

Abby Bruce scored 11 for the Raiders.

Salisbury Academy

The Salisbury Academy varsity girls basketball team defeated Iredell Charter Academy, 41-3, on  Monday.

Leading scorers were Maggie Antosek with 15 points, Taliyah McCombs with 12 points, and Ashley Yang with 10.


The Salisbury Academy varsity boys basketball team defeated Iredell Charter Academy, 59-11, on Monday.  Leading scorers for the Jaguars were Avery Arnez with 11 points, Jacob Mills with nine points, and Jack Wear with eight.   

Central girls

Mariah Barrie, Aniyah Tate and Demi Case scored 14 points each as Central Cabarrus pounded Cramer on Wednesday, 69-27.

Ja’el Miller scored 13.   

Lexington girls

Lexington won against North Forsyth, 62-26, on Wednesday in “The Hive.”

Amarah Owens scored 26 points.



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