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High school basketball: Boys roundup for Tuesday

From staff reports


WELCOME — There are have been plenty of nail-biters in Central Carolina Conference boys games — and plenty more are coming.

Salisbury lost another tough one on Tuesday, falling at North Davidson, 67-65, in a battle of contenders.

Tedric Jenkins hit a game-winning 3-pointer for the Black Knights (8-4, 6-2) from deep in the left corner with 1.2 seconds left on the clock. Ja’Mir McNeair made the pass to Jenkins.

All four of the Hornets’ losses have been by three points or fewer.

Salisbury (7-4, 5-3) trailed by 18 points, 31-13,  in the second quarter, but came all the way back against the the Black Knights, who have two special players. Jamarien Dalton (33) and Jenkins (23) combined for 56 points.

Dalton shot 13-for-20. Jenkins shot 8-for-18.

Salisbury was down 34-24 at halftime.

Salisbury rallied in the third quarter when Jacquez Smith, Zay Kesler and Cam Stout made 3-pointers.

Kesler’s jump shot with eight seconds left gave the Hornets a 65-64 lead, but it didn’t hold up.

Kesler led the Hornets with 19 points. Nate Brown had 10 points and nine rebounds.

SALISBURY (67) — Kesler 19, Brown 10, Stout 7, Walker 6, Witherspoon 6, White 5, McLean 4, Norman 4, Smith 3, Blackwell 1.

N. DAVIDSON (65) — Dalton 33, Jenkins 23, Moore 4, McNeair 4, Everhart 2, Luper 1.

Salisbury              9     15  20  21   — 65

N. Davidson      19     13  15  20   —  67


CONCORD — Robinson broke open a tight game with a run early in the fourth quarter and beat Carson, 64-57, in a non-conference game.

Justin Boateng was sensational for the Bulldogs with 34 points.

EJ Clark scored 21 for the Cougars. Javon Smith had 14.

“We just have to get better in a lot of areas,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “Conference is coming next week, and we’ve got to play at a higher level than we did tonight. It gets real on Tuesday with our first NPC game.”

CARSON (57) —Clark 21, Smith 14, Mauldin 7, Taylor 6, Zuniga 6, Burris 2, Allen 1, Harris.

ROBINSON (64) — Boateng 34, Chambers 10, Richardson 10, Ingles 6, Reed 2, Dameron 2,  .

Carson      14   13   14   16  — 57

Robinson  13   13  13   25 —  64



LANDIS —  Jacob Myers scored 18 points as Central Davidson picked up a 63-34 Central Carolina Conference win against South Rowan on Tuesday.

South scored two points in the first quarter to dig a big hole and was down 28-12 at halftime.

Logan Carter led the Raiders (1-12, 1-7) with eight points.

CENTRAL (63) — Myers 18, Casilac 9, Breedlove 8, Tysinger 8, King 5, Schaefer 4, Smith 4, Shoaf 2, Florence 2, Rusnak 2, Carrick 1.

SOUTH (34) – Carter 8, Thompson 6, Holloman 5, Graham 4, Nowak 3, Finger 3, Woodman 2, Stanley 2, Ritchie 1, Peacock, Dextraze.

C. Davidson     16  12   18  17    — 63

S. Rowan          2  10  9      13  —  34



SPENCER—  North Rowan stayed unbeaten in the Yadkin Valley Conference.

North took a 10-point lead after a quarter and won 54-41 against Gray Stone.

The Cavaliers (7-3, 5-0) stayed tied for first place with Chatham Central.

Sophomore Brandon White had 16 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to lead North. Kendrell Goodes had one of his best games of the season with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Denerio Robinson added nine points.

Edison White scored 11 for the Knights.

GRAY STONE (41) — White 11, Almond 9, Bryson 6, Overcash 6, An 5, Lowder 4.

NORTH ROWAN (54) — White 16, Goodes 12, Robinson 9, Watkins 6, Sims 5, Jefferson 4, Gladden 2, Davis, Carpenter, Wilson.

Gray Stone      11   12   7   11   — 41

North Rowan   21  15   13  5    — 54



MOCKSVILLE — Davie lost 69-50 to R.J. Reynolds in the Central Piedmont Conference opener for both teams.

Brooks Johnson led the War Eagles (9-4) with 17 points. Zaharee Maddox scored 11.



KANNAPOLIS — Amari Grier banked a 3-pointer at the buzzer, as A.L. Brown pulled out a 62-59 win against Northwest Cabarrus in the South Piedmont Conference opener for both teams.

The game featured some wild runs. The Wonders appeared to be in command at halftime, but the Trojans came back and grabbed the lead with a big third quarter.

A.L. Brown (11-2) got 19 points from Grier and 15 from Nick Colson.



In a Central Piedmont Conference opener on Tuesday, East Forsyth edged West Forsyth, 41-37.

Brion Jones scored 13 for East Forsyth. Bralen Morris had 10 for the Titans.



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