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High school basketball: Girls roundup

From staff reports

GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s girls won easily on Friday, rolling to a 71-27 win against Mount Pleasant.

The Mustangs finished pre-Christmas action 10-0 and will be seeded No. 1 for the Sam Moir Christmas Classic that will be held Dec. 26-28 at Catawba’s Goodman Gym.

It’s a strong field. Salisbury and West Rowan are 7-0, defending champ Carson is 9-1, and a young North Rowan team is 6-2.

“No. 1 seed, but there are a couple of teams that have been there, that are still the favorites,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “A lot of good teams, that’s for sure. It will be exciting.”

Adalie Harrison scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Mustangs to their latest victory. Grace Eagle tied her season high with 14. Freshman Leah Hinceman scored 11.

“We didn’t start out great, but we got better as the game went along,” Holland said. “Good team win, with contributions from a lot of people.”

Mary Spry and Haley Dalton added eight points apiece, while Caroline Houpe had seven.

East was 9-40 in Holland’s first two seasons, but jumped to 14-13 last season and has added a tall freshman class to a large group of returners.

“I’m proud of how far we’ve come, but I also know we still have a lot to prove,” Holland said.

Emma Fisher scored 10 for the Tigers (2-8).

MOUNT PLEASANT (27) — Fisher 10, Prescott 4, Blake 3, Ballard 3, Kluttz 2, Harwood 2, Mitchell 2, West 1.

EAST (71) — Harrison 20, Eagle 14, Hinceman 11, Dalton 8, Spry 8, Houpe 7, Miller 2, Honeycutt 1, Ali, McPherson, Jones.

Mount Pleasant    5   5   13   4   — 27

E. Rowan             13   22  27  9   — 71


West Rowan girls

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s girls were expected to handle Mooresville with relative ease.

But it turned into a physical dogfight from the start on Friday. West trailed early and was tied at halftime.

West was down by a point with 1:35 remaining, but the Falcons pulled it out, 51-50, to stay unbeaten.

Abigail Wilson was huge again for West, carrying the scoring load with 30 points, her fourth straight game with at least 30.

Wilson is averaging 28.4 points per game.

Whitley Arnott and Taylor Poole, who made two 3-pointers, added eight apiece.

West (7-0) received the No. 2 for the Christmas tournament and will take on South Rowan in the first round.

Megan Bornkamp scored 14 for the Blue Devils (3-6). Griselda Callejas had 13. Lillian Davis added 10.

MOORESVILLE (50) — Bornkamp 14, Callejas 13, Davis 10, Stahl 5, Goins 4, I. Harrell 4.

WEST (51) — Wilson 30, Poole 8, Arnott 8, Connolly 5, Blabon, Mason, Cuthbertson, Durham.

Mooresville     12   12   7   19   — 50

W. Rowan         8   16   11  16   — 51


Salisbury girls

WALLBURG — Two of Salisbury’s five losses last season were to Ledford, including one on Ledford’s home floor, but the Hornets got some revenge in Friday’s Central Carolina Conference road game.

Salisbury did it with its best defensive effort of the season, shutting out the Panthers (4-4, 4-2) in the second quarter to take control.

Salisbury won, 46-20, to finish the pre-Christmas portion of the season with a 7-0 record. Six of those wins have come in the CCC.

Salisbury received the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Christmas tournament and will be matched up with A.L. Brown in the 9 a.m. first-round game on Dec. 26.

Salisbury got 26 points from its three varsity freshmen, with Jamecia Huntley and Kyla Bryant getting 11 each, and Mary Morgan, a strong defender, adding four.

Veterans Anayia Fulson and Rachel McCullough scored eight apiece.

SALISBURY (46) — Bryant 11, Huntley 11, Fulson 8, McCullough 8, Morgan 4, Gibson 4.

Salisbury   9    10   14   13   — 46

Ledford     9     0     5     6    — 20


North Rowan girls

SPENCER — Freshman Kamora Cannie scored 27 points and had six steals to lead North Rowan’s girls to a 67-30 Yadkin Valley Conference win against North Moore on Friday.

Cannie, who transferred to North Rowan from South Meck, had a previous high this season of 16 points.

North Rowan (6-2, 4-0) got 17 points, seven rebounds and six steals from Hannah Wilkerson. Natavia Taborn had seven points, six assists and five steals. Makiya McDaniel had eight points. Kimya Lynch had 10 rebounds.

North Rowan piled up a lot of steals against struggling North Moore (0-10, 0-4).

The Cavaliers are scoring frequently off their defense. They averaged 44 points per game last season, but are averaging 53.6 this season.

North Rowan is the N0. 5 seed for the Christmas tourney and takes on No. 4 Carson in a first-round game at 6 p.m. on Dec. 26.

NORTH ROWAN (67) — Cannie 27, Wilkerson 17, McDaniel 8, Taborn 7, King 4, Lynch 2, Stoner 2, Elder, Robbins, Perry.


South Rowan girls

LANDIS — Sophomore Bethany Rymer scored 20 points, but South Rowan lost to Thomasville, 66-33, on Friday in a Central Carolina Conference game.

Carlie Moore scored seven for the Raiders (1-7, 1-5), who were only down three to the Bulldogs at halftime, but got blown out in the third quarter.

Shakira Little poured in 28 for the Bulldogs (3-5, 2-4), while Jada Gainey had 16.

THOMASVILLE (66) — Little 28, Gainey 16, Hart 8, Johnson 4, Lee 4, Bellamy 4, Curry 2.

SOUTH (33) — Rymer 20, Moore 7, P. Chabala 2, M. Chabala 2, Littlejohn 2, McGuire, Harrington, Harper, Cherry, Redmon.

Thomasville      9     10    28    19   — 66

S. Rowan           5     11      6      11    — 33





















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