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Area Sports: Carson, LC sweep

From staff reports

CHINA GROVE — Carson girls basketball coach Brooke Stouder got her 200th career victory on Thursday.

Stouder is in her 14th season and has been coaching Carson since the program began. Carson lost 67 of its first 71 games when Stouder was trying to get things started, but now the Cougars are strong every year.

Stouder is second in Rowan County for girls basketball wins behind former East Rowan coach Jesse Watson, who had 324.

“It’s a nice milestone,” Stouder said. “It just means I’ve been coaching a long time and I’ve had a lot of great help and a lot of great players. We did celebrate it after the game, and I’m very appreciative of everyone involved with it.”

Carson (9-1) won against Davie County, 57-20.

Carson led by only 9-5 early, but outscored Davie in the second quarter, 21-2.

“A lot of open looks, but very cold shooting by us in the first half,” Stouder said.  “But defensively, we picked things up  in the second quarter.”

Ellie Wilhelm scored 12 points. Aliayah White, who usually plays with the jayvees, had 10 points. Taylor Conrad had 11 rebounds. Krystal Sanns had six rebounds.  Caleigh Perry and Colbie Perry scored eight points each. Lani Isley had four steals and took a charge.

“It’s been a different week for everyone with exams, shorter practices and altered schedules,” Stouder said. “But I thought we did a nice job overall and we got a good win in our last pre-Christmas game.”

DAVIE (20) — Dontrell 4, Devericks 4, E. Johnson 3, S. Johnson 3, Nuckols 2, Allen 2, Tatum 2.

CARSON (57) — Wilhelm 12, White 10, Co. Perry 8, Ca. Perry 8, L. Isley 5, Cooper 5, H. Isley 3, Conrad 2, R. Isley 2, Sanns 2, Post.

Davie      5     2   6    7  — 20

Carson    9   21 14 13  — 57

Clark scores 37

CHINA GROVE — Carson senior EJ Clark tied the school scoring record with a 37-point effort on Thursday and led the Cougar boys to a 70-61 win against Davie.

Nick Houston and Tre Williams had posted 37-point games previously for the Cougars (5-5). Darius Moose had a 36-point effort, and Colton Laws had a 35-point night.

Clark, who leads Rowan County in scoring, scored 19 in the fourth quarter.

A.J. Mauldin made three 3-pointers in the third quarter and scored 12. Javon Smith scored eight.

Davie (6-2) put four in double figures, with Brooks Johnson getting 22. Luke Williams had 13, Za’Haree Maddox had 12, and James Reid scored 10.

“Both teams got a lot more shots to drop in the second half,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “But EJ had a great game and we got enough stops. It’s a good home win for us.”

DAVIE (61) — Johnson 22, Wiliams 13, Maddox 12, Reid 10, King 3, Spillman 1.

CARSON (70) — Clark 37, Mauldin 12, Smith 8, Zuniga 6, Taylor 3, Harris 2, Allen 2.

Davie   12   5  18   26  — 61

Carson 11  8   26   25  — 70

Livingstone women

SALISBURY —  Livingstone’s women’s basketball team beat CIAA rival Shaw on Thursday at New Trent Gym, 64-49.

Georgia Campbell scored 18 to lead the Blue Bears. Daisa Harris scored 16, and Daijah Turner had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Led by Campbell’s 9-for-14 effort, the Blue Bears  (4-6, 2-3) shot 50 percent.

LC outscored Shaw 24-4 in the second quarter.

SHAW (49) — Fleming 15, Callis 8, Howard 7, Sinclair 6, White 5, Hartman 4, Moxley 4.

LIVINGSTONE (64) —  Campbell 18, Harris 16, Turner 14, Walker 8, Papakonstantinou 6, Richardson 2, Terry.

Shaw              17    4   12   16     49   

Livingstone   11   24  14   15   — 64

Livingstone men

SALISBURY — Livingstone’s men’s basketball team rolled 107-85 against CIAA rival Shaw on Thursday at New Trent Gym.

Roger Ray scored 25 points to lead the Blue Bears. Lydell Elmore had 17 points and eight boards. Cameron Carpenter scored 14. Malik Smith and Malik Dupree scored 11 each.

Greyson Kelley made 24 for Shaw.

LC (8-4, 4-2) shot 53.8 percent and made 10 3-pointers. LC won on the glass and only made nine turnovers.

SHAW (85) — Kelley 24, Martin 18, Kelsie 14, Dyson 14, Daniels 6, Odia 5, Miller 2, Etheridge 2.

LIVINGSTONE (107) —  Ray 25, L. Elmore 17, C. Carpenter 14, Smith 11, Dupree 11, McRae 8, N. Elmore 6, Leach 5, B. Carpenter 3, Handley 3, Patterson 2, Lewis 2.

Shaw                30    55         85   

Livingstone   53    54       — 107


Catawba women

WILMINGTON — Catawba’s women’s basketball team won in overtime at UNC Wilmington on Thursday, 78-75.

It was an exhibition game for Catawba.

Pfeiffer men

The Pfeiffer University men’s basketball team placed four players in double-figures and forced 25 turnovers in taking a 92-87 USA South win over Piedmont College in Merner Gym on Wednesday afternoon.

A.L. Brown baskeball

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A.L. Brown’s boys basketball team lost to Blythewood, 71-66, in the Chick-fil-A Challenge on Thursday.

It was the first loss of the season for the Wonders (6-1).

Jeter commits

Salisbury resident Mitch Jeter has verbally committed to South Carolina, as a kicker, after receiving a scholarship offer last Saturday. He plans to sign on Feb. 5.

Jeter, of Cannon School in Concord, enjoyed an outstanding senior season, recording a high number of touchbacks on kickoffs. He also kicked field goals, including one from 57 yards and another from 55. Jeter also punted for the Cougars.

Reportedly, Jeter also had recruiting interest from East Carolina, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Western Carolina, Furman, Memphis and Alabama A&M.

Jeter, though he is set to graduate in 2020, will wait to officially sign with the Gamecocks so that his scholarship will count towards the class of 2021, he said. USC is set at kicker for the 2020 season, with veteran Parker White entering his senior season. But there might be some opening with kickoff specialist Will Tommie moving on.

Jeter, though he is set to graduate in 2020, will wait to officially sign with the Gamecocks so that his scholarship will count towards the class of 2021, he said. USC is set at kicker for the 2020 season, with veteran Parker White entering his senior season. But there might be some opening with kickoff specialist Will Tommie moving on.


Sacred Heart girls

Sacred Heart’s varsity girls defeated  Iredell Charter Academy, 40-18.

Angie Landaverde had 19 points, while Lauren Childress had 10.


In a 40-18 win against  Statesville Montessori,  Ella Cooler had 10 points and Jayda Barber had eight.   


In a 44-11 loss to  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Landaverde had six points and Jasmine Garcia had five.


Sacred Heart fell to Our Lady of Mercy, 31-20.

Landaverde had eight points, while Childress scored seven.



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