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Area Sports: Five Rowan girls basketball teams win; Carson, West boys move to 3-0 in NPC

From staff reports

GRANITE QUARRY — East Rowan’s girls basketball team wasn’t razor-sharp on Tuesday but did enough to win vs. South Iredell, 68-51.

“We started slow and didn’t play very well most of the game,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “We did play better in the second quarter and were good on offense in the third quarter. Adalie (Harrison) was pushing the ball and we were running with her.”

Mary Spry scored a career-high 23 to lead the Mustangs (14-3, 2-1 North Piedmont Conference). Spry had 14 in the third quarter. Haley Dalton scored 12 despite foul trouble, Leah Hinceman scored 11, and Harrison had 10.

“We had some chances to break it open, but they kept fighting back,” Holland said. “They’re an improved team, so this was a good win for us.”

Hinceman held South Iredell’s Sarah Nelson to seven points, but East’s defense overall wasn’t as stout as it sometimes is.

“Our defense has been strong this year, but we had a lot of breakdowns,” Holland said. “We’re fouling way too much. They got 20 points at the foul line.”

EAST (68) — Spry 23, Dalton 12, Hinceman 11, Harrison 10, Houpe 6, Eagle 6.

S. IREDELL (51) — Durham 9, Mercer 9, King 8, Nelson 7, Brown 6, Weddington 4, Houser4, Ziegler 4.

E. Rowan    12    19   23   14   — 68

S. Iredell     11   14   15    11   — 51

North girls roll

NORWOOD — North Rowan’s girls basketball team continued to roll on  Tuesday with a 52-21 Yadkin Valley Conference romp at South Stanly.

Makiya McDaniel scored 14 for the second-place Cavaliers (12-5, 8-1).

Hannah Wilkerson had 10 points and nine rebounds. Natavia Taborn had 10 points and seven assists. Chloee Stoner scored nine points, and Kamora Cannie had five points and five assists.

North scoring — McDaniel 14, Wilkerson 10, Taborn 10, Stoner 9, Cannie 5, Robbins 2, Elder 2.

South girls fall

WALLBURG — South Rowan’s girls lost to Ledford, 61-40, in Central Carolina Conference action on Tuesday.

Bethany Rymer and Madilyn Cherry scored 11 each to lead the Raiders (4-13, 3-8). Madison McGuire scored nine.

Freshman Sarah Ledbetter led the Panthers (11-4, 9-2) with 18 points.

SOUTH (40) — Rymer 11, Cherry 11, McGuire 9, M. Chabala 5, Moore 4, Littlejohn, P. Chabala, Harrington.

LEDFORD (61) — Ledbetter 18, Sprinkle 13, Limbacher 10, Si. Chase 7, Roark 6, Morrison 3, Flynt 2, Zeuner 2.

S. Rowan    11   6   14   9   — 40

Ledford      19  15   15  12  — 61

Salisbury girls win

SALISBURY — Freshmen  Jamecia Huntley and Kyla Bryant scored 13 points each as Salisbury stayed undefeated in the Central Carolina Conference on Tuesday.

The Hornets (15-1, 11-0) finished a season sweep of West Davidson with a 48-35 victory.

SHS scoring — Bryant 13, Huntley 13, Fulson 8, McCullough 6, Gibson 4, Morgan 2, Oats 2

West girls cruise

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s led 43-9 at halftime and won easily against North Iredell, 64-20, on Tuesday in a North Piedmont Conference game.

Abigail Wilson scored 19 for the Falcons (14-1, 2-1), and Taylor Poole had 12 on four 3-pointers. Cindy Connolly scored nine.

N. IREDELL (20) — Allen 10, Barzee 5, Myers 3, Gwo 2, Anderson, Ward, Bradford, Gibson, Guill.

W. ROWAN (64) — Wilson 19, Poole 12, Connolly 9, Cuthbertson 8, Blabon 6, Mason 5, Watkins 2, Spicer 2, Arnott 1, Roach, Durham.

N. Iredell    9    0    2    9       20

W. Rowan  25  18  13  18    64

Carson girls win

CHINA GROVE — Carson started fast with a 23-6 lead after a quarter and took a 60-39 North Piedmont Conference win against Statesville on Tuesday.

Carson (15-2, 3-0) made 10 3-pointers and stayed on top in the NPC.

‘We put a lot of pressure on them and set the tone early with a great start,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “But Statesville never stopped playing hard. They were physical and they kept coming. It was a good conference win for us.”

Colbie Perry made four 3-pointers and scored 15 to lead the Cougars. Carleigh  Perry scored 13. Hannah Isley scored 10. Lani Isley had eight points and eight rebounds. Maci Cooper scored eight. Taylor Conrad and Ellie Wilhelm had seven rebounds each.

Hannah Hoffman scored 10 for the Greyhounds.

STATESVILLE (39) — Hoffman 10, Summers 8, Swift 8, Keaton 7, Wilson 2, Turner 2, Bowman 2.

CARSON (60) — Co. Perry 15, Ca. Perry 13, H. Isley 10, L. Isley 8, Cooper 8, Wilhelm 3, Sanns 2, Conrad 1, Post, White.

Statesville    6    11    11   11       39

Carson         23   12    16     9        60

JV girls

Carson romped 43-16 against Statesville on Tuesday

Camden Corley scored 12 for the Cougars. Abbey Nixon, Makayla Johnson and Victoria Storey  scored six each.

  Chloe Owens scored seven for the Greyhounds.


Mid. school girls

China Grove defeated Erwin, 15-9.

China Grove was led by Avery Fisher and Margo Maples with six points each.

Morgan Tomlinson led Erwin with three points.


Corriher-Lipe stayed undefeated with a 33-10 win against North Rowan.

Hannah Atwell led the Yellow Jackets with 10 points. Addie Plott had eight.

West boys win again

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan’s boys beat North Iredell on Tuesday, 75-58, and are 3-0 in the North Piedmont Conference.

Jalen Moss scored 23 for the Falcons (9-5) and had 10 in a frenzied fourth quarter. Chaz McCombs scored 16 and made clutch free throws in the fourth quarter.

Macari Allison added 15 points for the Falcons.

Jackson Hawkins made four 3-pointers and scored 22 for the Raiders.

N. IREDELL (58) — Hawkins 22, Jackson 15, Saunders 7, Tharpe 6, Sherrill 4, Coltrane 2, Turner 2.

W. ROWAN (75) — Moss 23, McCombs 16, Allison 15, Biggers 9, Joseph 6, Weeks 4, Hassard 2, Wood.

N. Iredell        6   14   14   24   — 58

W. Rowan      13  16   13  33    75

Big win for Cougars

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s boys kept pace with West Rowan in the North Piedmont Conference by beating Statesville on Tuesday.

Carson won 71-58.

The Cougars got 30 points from EJ Clark, 22 from AJ Mauldin and 17 from Javon Smith.

Clark made 14 free throws in the game and had three 3-pointers in the second half. Mauldin made four 3-pointers.

Jake Harris scored only one point, but was instrumental in Carson’s win.

“He rebounded hard, battled hard, defended really well,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “He had hustle plays that really gave us energy.”

Carson hosts West Rowan on Friday.

STATESVILLE (58) — Fields 23, Brown 20, Hamilton 7, Miller 4, Gathings 2, Coleman 2.

CARSON (71) — Clark 30, Mauldin 22, Smith 17, Harris 1, Zuniga 1, Burleyson, Taylor.

Statesville     19     8    19     12        58

Carson            17   14    23     17        71

North loses in OT

NORWOOD — North Rowan lost a Yadkin Valley Conference game in overtime at South Stanly, 50-47.

North wasn’t able to connect on a close-range shot to win at the end of regulation and turned it over on a critical possession late in the overtime.

It was the first YVC loss for North.

Zay Davis and Denerio Robinson led the Cavaliers (10-5, 8-1) with 11 points each.

Justin Gaddy scored 20 for the Bulls.

NORTH ROWAN (47) — Robinson 11, Davis 11, White 9, Goodes 8, Carpenter 6, Jefferson 2, Watkins.

S. STANLY (50) — Gaddy 20, Cooke 12, Tarlton 7, Almond 5, Teller 2, Kluttz 2, Jones 2.

N. Rowan           9     11    16     9      2    47

S. Stanly             8    13     10     14   5      50

Road loss for SR boys

WALLBURG — South Rowan lost at Ledford, 69-50, in a Central Carolina Conference game played on Tuesday.

Braden Graham scored 22 for the Raiders (2-15, 2-9), who were only down five at halftime.

Tyler Partee scored 21 for the Panthers.

SOUTH ROWAN (50) — Graham 22, Thompson 9, Finger 7, Holloman 5, Carter 4, Ritchie 2, Dextraze 1, Stanley, Peacock, Nowak, Woodman.

LEDFORD (69) — Partee 21, Barker 17, White 11, Bartoli 8, Reece 6, Compton 5, Finley 1.

S. Rowan           8     13    15     14     50

Ledford             17     9     21     22      69



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