Area Sports: West girls stay undefeated
From staff reports
MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s girls basketball team stayed undefeated with a 61-34 win against South Rowan on Wednesday.
Abigail Wilson scored 26 points for the Falcons (11-0) and moved into second place on the program’s all-time scoring list with 1,817 career points. She passed Hillary Hampton Nixon (1,814).
Wilson made four field goals in the first quarter as the Falcons jumped ahead. She made five field goals in the third quarter.
Taylor Poole made three 3-pointers and scored 13 for West.
Bethany Rymer and Mackenzie Chabala scored 10 each for the Raiders (3-12). Carlie Moore scored eight.
West’s girls have a big home game tonight against Lake Norman (11-0).
SOUTH (34) — Rymer 10, M. Chabala 10, Moore 8, Redmon 3, Cherry 3, McGuire, Harrington, Perry, Harper, Mance.
WEST (61) — Wilson 26, Poole 13, Arnott 7, Mason 4, Durham 4, Blabon 3, Cuthbertson 2, Connolly 2, Spicer, Watkins, Roach.
S. Rowan 7 7 11 9 — 34
W. Rowan 19 12 15 15 — 61
MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan beat South Rowan’s boys in the Christmas tournament, 59-55, and the Falcons won by the same score on Wednesday at home.
West (6-4) got 17 points from Macari Allison, 11 from Jalen Moss and nine from Chaz McCombs.
West won despite a 32-point effort by Braden Graham, one short of his career high. Barrett Thompson had nine for the Raiders, while Brenden Finger had eight.
South (1-13) built an early lead. West came back to tie 27-all at halftime.
West controlled the third quarter, but then had to hold off a South surge down the stretch.
“We shot it a lot better tonight,” said South coach Andre McCain, who once played for the Falcons. “We had a chance at the end.”
SOUTH (55) — Graham 32, Thompson 9, Finger 8, Holloman 2, Ritchie 2, Stanley 1, Carter 1, Nowak, Woodman, Dextraze.
WEST (59) — Allison 17, Moss 11, McCombs 9, Biggers 6, Hassard 4, Wood 3, Cooper 3, Warren 3, Joseph 2, Weeks 1, Currie.
S. Rowan 16 11 9 19 — 55
W. Rowan 10 17 18 14 — 59
HARTSVILLE, S.C. — Catawba’s 16th-ranked men led by 16 at halftime, but had to hold on to beat Coker, 85-81, on Wednesday for a South Atlantic Conference road win.
Marcell Haskett made 14 free throws and scored 25 points to lead the secondplace Indians (11-2, 6-1).
Devin Cooper scored 21, Larry McLeod had 11, and Daquan Lilly scored 10.
Catawba shot 39.7 percent from the field, but went 27-for-35 from the foul line.
Royce Hunter scored 29 for Coker. The Cobras shot 46.3 percent.
CATAWBA (85) — Haskett 25, Cooper 21, McLeod 11, Lilly 10, Whitfield 7, Constantine 6, Matthews 5, Robinson, Johnson, Prophete, Bowen.
COKER (81) —Hunter 29, Kennedy 13, Swiney 11,Lindsey 10, Jennings 8, Harris 5, Onyeodi 3, Stewart 2.
Catawba 44 41 — 85
Coker 28 53 — 81
North Rowan girls
NEW LONDON — North Rowan’s girls won on the road, 65-46, at North Stanly in Wednesday’s Yadkin Valley Conference action.
The Cavaliers (9-4, 5-1) got huge games from Hannah Wilkerson (career-high 26 points, 10 rebounds) and freshman Kamora Cannie (22 points, 5 assists, 4 steals).
Natavia Taborn had six points and seven assists. Makiya McDaniel had seven points and five rebounds.
North Rowan boys
NEW LONDON — North Rowan’s boys won 66-47 at North Stanly in Wednesday’s Yadkin Valley Conference action.
North Rowan sophomore Brandon White had his first triple double with 18 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks.
Quashawn Carpenter scored 12 points, and Denerio Robinson had 10.
North Rowan (8-3, 6-0) stayed unbeaten in the YVC.
North Rowan held North Stanly to nine points in the first half and led 22-9 at the break.
“We were really good on defense, especially in that first half,” North coach Jason Causby said.
Naethan De Los Reyes scored 13 for the Comets (7-6, 4-2). Koby Poole had 12.
N. ROWAN (66) — White 18, Carpenter 12, Robinson 10, Goodes 8, Davis 7, Gladden 6, Jefferson 5, Watkins, Sims, Wilson, Mitchell.
N. STANLY (47) — De los Reyes 13, Poole 12, Hatley 7, Bell 6, Watkins 2, Hogan 2, Goode 2, Smith 2, Quarles 1.
N. Rowan 14 8 24 20 — 66
N. Stanly 5 4 15 23 — 47
West Rowan’s jayvee girls beat South Rowan on Wednesday, 41-15.
Brooke Kennerly (11 points), Jenna Wheeler (10) and Karsen Simpson (9) led the Falcons.
Doug Robertson, Central Carolina Conference Coach of the Year, resigned as Thomasville’s head coach to take the head job at Greensboro Page.
Patrick Hampton will be the new head coach of the North Rowan baseball program.
Hampton was a standout athlete at West Rowan.
Mount Airy beat East Forsyth’s boys on Wednesday, 64-56.
Jordan Timmons scored 17 for the Eagles.
Brooks Sizemore had 18 for Mount Airy.
Brandon Sloop (Carson) won his match at 184 pounds in overtime on Wednesdayin UNC Pembroke’s 24-19 loss to Fort Hays State.
The GARS members played a Captains Choice at Corbin Hills.
Two teams tied for first place with a minus-9. The team of Ernest Wagner, Ray Pope, Tom Dodge and Johnny Graham won the scorecard playoff over the team of Tony Labarbera, Phil Cauble, Wayne Bost and Lynn Shook.
Two teams tied for third place with a minus-8. The team of Larry Petrea, John Daniels, Ron Bowers and Chuck Jones won the scorecard playoff over the team of Allen Hammill, Rick Fior, Bill Saunders and Bob Turner.
Closest to the pin on No. 13 was won by Les Loman, while longest putt on No. 9 was made by Ernest Wagner.
Team Lambert, King, Reid and Seamon eagled the par-5 No. 6 hole.
Team Hammill, Fior, Saunders and Turner eagled the par-5 No. 18 hole.
Team Labarbera, Cauble, Bost and Shook eagled the par-4 No. 4 hole and the par-5 No. 18 hole.
Team Petrea, Daniels, Bowers and Jones eagled the par-5 holes — No. 6, No. 11 and No. 18.
Visiting Averett University jumped out to a 16-4 lead and took a 99-83 USA South men’s basketball win over Pfeiffer University on Tuesday night in Merner Gym.