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High school basketball: Boys roundup

From staff reports

Friday’s roundup ….

West Rowan boys

MOORESVILLE — Seventy-eight points usually will win a high school basketball game, but West Rowan’s boys fell at Pine Lake Prep, 90-78, on Friday.

West wasn’t able to contain Justin Morgan (30 points) and JT Harper (20 points), as PLP improved to 2-4.

Morgan and Harper have been combining for about 25 points per game, but they picked it up against the Falcons.

The Falcons (3-2) got 17 points from Chaz McCombs, 15 from Jalen Moss, 11 from Jay Joseph and nine each from Macari Allison and Ty’Kese Warren.

West dug a 50-38 hole at halftime, fought all the way back to a 63-62 deficit by the end of the third quarter, but then watched PLP spurt again.

WEST ROWAN (78) — McCombs 17, Moss 15, Joseph 11, Warren 9, Allison 9, Biggers 8, Wood 5, Cooper 4, Hassard, Currie.

PINE LAKE (90) — Morgan 30, Harper 20, Foley 11,  Doroodchi 9, Forest 6,  Baldwin 5, Robinson 5, Workman 2, Callaway 2,

W. Rowan               14  24  24 16   —78

Pine Lake Prep      25  25 13  27   — 90


Carson boys

CHINA GROVE — Carson lost to Central Cabarrus in two overtimes on Friday, 65-62.

The game didn’t bear much resemblance to the 35-point beatdown the Vikings gave Carson not long ago.

Homecourt had something do with it, So did an inspired second-half effort by the Cougars, who were down 20 at the break.

“We competed,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “Defended better and moved the ball a lot better. In the second half, we really battled them.”

EJ Clark scored 20 points, his eighth game this season with at least 20. His night included the deep 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime.

Carson (4-5) got 17 points from Javon Smith, 11 from AJ Mauldin and eight from Jake Harris.

Christian Cornish scored 20 for the Vikings (4-3). Dylan Steed and DaJon Johnson scored 12 each. Johnson had two buckets in the second overtime.

CENTRAL CABARRUS  (65)— Cornish 20, Steed 12, Johnson 12, Bost 8, Bessette 7, Thompson 4, Glover 2,

CARSON (62) — Clark 20, Smith 17, Mauldin 11, Harris 8, Taylor 3, Zuniga 3, Allen.

Central Cabarrus  22    15    7  7   5   9    — 65

Carson                    7     10   18  16  5   6   — 62


East Rowan boys

MOCKSVILLE — Brooks Johnson provides the veteran leadership for a Davie County team that graduated four starters, and on Friday he also provided a ton of points.

Johnson scored 24 to lead Davie to a 62-46 win against East Rowan, which was again guided by Eric Mulkey. Kurt Misenheimer resigned as head coach on Wednesday.

Za’Haree Maddox also had his second straight big game for Davie (5-1) with 18 points. The talented sophomore missed his freshman season with a serious leg injury, but he’s returned to play point guard for the War Eagles.

East started well, with Vincent Jones scoring seven in the first quarter, and took a 16-14 lead. But the War Eagles held East to five in the second quarter and took the lead.

Sammy Pinckney led the Mustangs (1-8) with 11 points. Gavin Sprinkle made three 3-pointers for nine points, and Jake Hunter also scored nine.

EAST ROWAN (46) — Pinckney 11, Sprinkle 9, Hunter 9, Padgett 8, Jones 7, Shuping 2, Valley.

DAVIE (62) — Johnson 24, Maddox 18, Reid 6, Redmon 4, Williams 3, Spillman 2, Taylor 2, King 2, Smith 1.

E. Rowan   16      5  12   13   — 46

Davie           14   11   17  20  — 62


South Rowan boys

TYRO — Just a nightmarish Friday, the 13th, for the South Rowan boys, who couldn’t get anything to fall at West Davidson.

The Raiders lost, 55-28. They trailed 12-1 early and never got it going.

“No effort, no energy, just a bad performance,” South coach Andre McCain said.  “West Davidson wanted it more.”

Barrett Thompson led the Raiders (1-6, 1-4) with seven points, but it was an off night for just about everyone else.

Jamison Floyd scored 14 to pace the Green Dragons (3-4, 2-2), who got scoring from 11 players.

SOUTH ROWAN (28) — Thompson 7, Holloman 5, Finger 4, Nowak 4, Carter 3, Graham 2, Spruill 2, Woodman 1, Stanley, Dextraze.

WEST DAVIDSON (55) — Floyd 14, Hamblin 7, Tedder 7, Bryant 6, Milstead 6, Motley 5, Brown 3, Chege 2, Nebrich 2, Snider 2, Foster 1.

S. Rowan           1   9      4      14    — 28

W. Davidson    12   12   16    15    —  55


Salisbury boys

WINSTON-SALEM — Salisbury’s boys (4-1, 4-1) won Friday’s Central Carolina Conference game at Oak Grove (2-5, 0-4), 72-53.


OAK GROVE (53) —

Salisbury     xx    xx    xx   xx    — 72

Oak Grove   xx  xx    xx   xx     — 53


North  Rowan boys

SPENCER — Brandon White, the sophomore who stands nearly 6-foot-10, will be a key to North Rowan’s boys basketball season.

The big guy is making progress. He had 20 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks as the Cavaliers beat Uwharrie Charter Academy in a Yadkin Valley Conference game on Friday.

“Coming along is one way you can put it,” North coach Jason Causby said. “It’s good to get off to a 3-0 start in our league.”

North guard Zay Davis is known more as an athlete and defender than a guy who puts the ball in the hole, but he continues to score effectively for the Cavaliers, who graduated four starters from last season’s powerhouse.

Davis added 14 points.

North (3-1, 3-0) got nine points from young guard Quashawn Carpenter, while senior Denerio Robinson had six rebounds.

North has won three straight since losing its opener to West Rowan.

North plays at Catawba tonight against Bishop McGuinness (7-2)  in a rematch of last season’s 1A West regional final that was won by McGuinness.

Uwharrie’s Eagles (2-5, 0-2) got 17 points from Cam Fordham.

UWHARRIE (45) — Fordham 17, Harrison 10, Caudle 7, McCollum 3, Denamur 2, Troutman 2, Christian 2, Dunn 2.

NORTH ROWAN (58) — White 20, Davis 14, Carpenter 9, Jefferson 6, Goodes 5, Robinson 3, Graham 1, Gladden, Hailey.

Uwharrie Charter    6      7  13   19   — 45

North Rowan          12   10   14  22   — 58


Varsity boys

• Tedric Jenkins scored 21 points and Jamarien Dalton had 16 as North Davidson beat Thomasville in a key CCC game, 60-54. Tyree Barnes and Janhri Luckey had 12 each for the Bulldogs.


Jayvee boys

Mario Robinson scored 11 points to lead the West Rowan jayvees to a 42-39 win against Pine Lake Prep. Caleb Smith scored seven.



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