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Area Sports: West Rowan splits

From staff reports

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s girls basketball team won again on Thursday.

The Falcons beat Lake Norman, 63-55, and are off to a 12-0 start for the first time since the 2012-13 team  won its first 15 outings.

Abigail Wilson scored 21 points for the Falcons in the non-conference game. Cindy Connolly had a career-high 16. Gabby Blabon scored 12, and Taylor Poole had nine.

Madison Saunders scored 23 for the Wildcats (11-1), who took their first loss. Ellie Erwin had 11.

Lake Norman played without Wingate commit Lauren Sullivan.

Lake Norman was ranked 20th in the state by MaxPreps coming into the game.

LAKE NORMAN (55) — Saunders 23, Erwin 11, Marks 6, Williams 5, Kennedy 4, Jade Love 3, Jazmin Love 3.

WEST (63) — Wilson 21, Connolly 16, Blabon 12, Poole 9, Arnott 5.

L. Norman 16    7   12   20   — 55

W. Rowan   12  16  17  18     63

West boys

MOUNT ULLA — A big fourth quarter gave Lake Norman’s boys a 74-64 win against West Rowan on Thursday.

Lake Norman (9-4) got 20 points from Seth Aeschliman, 14 from Jack Edmonson and 13 from Camden Kepley.

Kepley is the son of former North Rowan athlete Carvie Kepley.

Macari Allison made five 3-pointers and scored 21 for the Falcons (6-5).

Jalen Moss scored 15.

LAKE NORMAN (74) — Aeschliman 20, Edmonson 14, Kepley 13, Adams 8, Taylor 7, King 6, Hodges 6.

WEST (64) — Allison 21, Moss 15, McCombs 8, Hassard 8, Biggers 5, Joseph 4, Currie 2, Weeks, Wood, Cooper.

L. Norman  11    16   20   27   — 74

W. Rowan   14    16   16   18     64

Livingstone women

ELIZABETH CITY — Livingstone’s women’s basketball team lost in overtime, 81-80, to Elizabeth City State on Thursday in CIAA action.

Daisa Harris scored 28 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Blue Bears. Daijah Turner had 18 points and nine rebounds. Adel Allen scored 14.

Harris missed a potential game-winning jumper at the end of regulation.

Nyasia Blango’s three-point play in overtime put the Vikings ahead to stay.

Asia Deal scored 19 for the winners.

LIVINGSTONE (80) — Harris 28, Turner 18, Allen 14, Onozie 11, Walker 5, Richardson 2, Campbell 2.

ECSU (81) — Deal 19, McCarter 12, Porter 11, Stell 9, Davis 8, Jackson 5, Holley 5, Blango 5, Lockamy 5, Pitts 2.

Livingstone    25   12  15   22   6   — 80

ECSU                23   12  19   20   7   — 81

CIAA men

Livingstone lost to Elizabeth City State, 87-79, at the Vaughan Center on Thursday.


In Claflin’s 85-84 win against Virginia Union on Thursday. Jailen Williams  (Carson) scored five points.

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

JV boys

West Rowan got 12 points from Jason Artis and 10 from Noah Loeblein and  beat South Rowan on Wednesday, 47-33.

• West lost to Lake Norman, 35-34, on Thursday.

College men

Jamarius Hairston (Carson) had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as Davidson County Community College stayed unbeaten on Wednesday with a 115-70 romp against Vance-Granville Community College.

College women

Shenique Pharr (East Rowan) scored 23 points in Salem’s 79-56 loss to Greensboro.

  Pharr shot 8-of-16 from the floor and 4-of-7 on 3-pointers.


Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) had eight points and five rebounds for UNC Pembroke in Thursday’s 66-58 loss to Flagler.


Pfeiffer won 65-57 at Methodist.

Pfeiffer’s Kortni Pinion scored 23 points.

Tyzarea Alexander (Salisbury) had nine points and 12 rebounds for Methodist.

HS wrestling

Salisbury won 60-22 over Thomasville in a Central Carolina Conference match.

Winners for the Hornets were:

113:  Javon White

126:  Lloyd Hilton

138:  Michael Lowry

145:  Trey Withoit

152:  Nate Shaffer

160:  Cameron Simpson

182:  Brandon Broadway

195:  Reed Fugle

285:  Christian Zavala

106:  Christian Sierra

Mid. school hoops

Erwin’s girls defeated North Rowan, 27-16.

Erwin was led by Savannah Wise with nine points and Lily Kluttz with six.

North Rowan was led by Aubrey Martin with eight points.

Beach volleyball

Catawba beach volleyball is set to begin its first season.

Patrick Nicholas, who coaches Catawba’s volleyball and beach volleyball teams, announced the schedule for 2020.

“This is very exciting,”  Nicholas said. “Beach Volleyball is the fastest growing sport for high school-aged  females in the country, and I am honored to be a part of this inaugural season as an NCAA sanctioned sport.”

Catawba will be hosting the Catawba Beach Classic  on March 13-14.



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