Area Sports: West’s Wilson breaks program scoring record

Published 12:13 am Wednesday, January 29, 2020

From staff reports

MOUNT ULLA — West Rowan senior Abigail Wilson scored 31 points  on Tuesday and broke the program’s career scoring record for girls basketball.

Wilson, who signed with UNC Asheville, is the first female to score 2,000 for the Falcons. She has 2,001.

The previous record belonged to Ayana Avery, who scored 1,995, before going on to star at Radford.

Wilson is averaging more than 27 points per game.

West (16-2, 4-1) won 71-54 against Statesville to stay tied for first in the North Piedmont Conference with Carson and East Rowan. West plays at East Rowan on Friday.

West led the Greyhounds  38-18 at halftime.

Taylor Poole made four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 18 points. Cindy Connolly had 13.

STATESVILLE (54)   Summers 11, Turner 9, Hoffman 8, Swift 8, Bowman 8, Scott 4, Keaton 3, Cowan 3.

WEST (71) — Wilson 31, Poole 18, Connolly 13, Cuthbertson 4, Watkins 3, Blabon 2, Durham, Spicer, Arnott, Haggas.

Statesville  11    7   15   21   — 54

W. Rowan   16   22  17   16  — 71

East girls roll

OLIN — East Rowan’s girls kept pace with West Rowan and Carson in the North Piedmont Conference with a 61-39 win at North Iredell on Tuesday.

East (15-3, 4-1) is tied for first with the Cougars and Falcons and has a big home game against West on Friday. East won at West.

“North Iredell played hard and we didn’t play our best,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “It’s still a big road win — and now it’s back to work.”

Adalie Harrison scored 10 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter with two 3-pointers and four free throws. Haley Dalton also scored 14 for the Mustangs. Leah Hinceman had 11.

“We had a tough start, struggled to get any shots to go in and did a poor job of defending their screens,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “Leah (Hinceman) did a good job of giving us a spark in the second quarter and giving us some breathing room.”

Emily Myers scored 10 for the Raiders (3-16, 0-5).

EAST (61) — Harrison 14, Dalton 14, Hinceman 11,  Eagle 9, Spry 9, Houpe 2, Honeycutt 2,  Miller, Nwafor, Ali, McPherson, Jones.

N. IREDELL (39) — Myers 10, Allen 7, Guill 6, Guo 6, Barzee 5, Goodin 2, Ward 2, Lamb 1.

E. Rowan 8   19  12   22  — 61

N. Iredell  9    9   11  10   — 39

NR girls win

SPENCER — North Rowan’s girls had a season-best offensive showing in an 80-30 romp against North Stanly on Tuesday in Yadkin Valley Conference action.

Hannah Wilkerson had 22 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks for the second-place Cavaliers (14-6, 10-2). Natavia Taborn had 16 points, five steals and four assists. Kamora Cannie had 14 points, seven assists and six steals. Makiya McDaniel had 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks. Kimya Lynch had five points and 10 rebounds.

Also scoring for the Cavaliers were Alaysia King (5) and Chloee Stoner (4).

North Stanly fell to 6-8 and 6-4 in the YVC.

Carson girls win

TROUTMAN — Carson’s girls led 20-5 after a quarter at South Iredell and  went on win 62-40 in North Piedmont Conference action on Tuesday.

“We got off to a great start with pressure defense,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “We’re a much better team when we can make it a fullcourt game. That’s who we are right now.”

Carson played without Hannah Isley (ankle) and Colbie Perry got in foul trouble, but Carson (16-3, 4-1) still won with relative ease to stay tied for first first in the NPC.

Ellie Wilhelm led the Cougars with 14 points and six rebounds. Maci Cooper scored 11. Colbie Perry scored nine points.

Carleigh Pery had 12 rebounds, and Victoria Post and Lani Isley had seven each.

Ashtyn Zeigler scored 10 for the Vikings.

“They’re not tall, but they’ve got girls who can shoot if you give them space,” Stouder said. “In a lot of ways, they’re like us.”

CARSON (62) ­— Wilhelm 14, Cooper 11, Co. Perry 9, Post 8, Ca. Perry 7,  White 6, L. Isley 5, Sanns 2, Conrad.

S. IREDELL (40) — Zeigler 10, Mercer 8, Nelson 8, King 7, Durham 6, Brown 1.

Carson     20   13   16   13   — 62

S. Iredell   5    13   13   9    — 40

SHS girls pound CD

LEXINGTON — Salisbury’s girls stayed undefeated in the Central Carolina Conference on Tuesday with a 68-33 romp at Central Davidson.

Salisbury led 41-11 at halftime.

The Hornets (17-1, 13-0)  got a season-high 20 points from Anayia Fulson.

Kyla Bryant scored 13, and Rachel McCullough had 11.

Salisbury scoring — Fulson 20, Bryant 13, McCullough 11, Huntley 7, Gibson 6, Morgan 6, Mashore 2, Oats 2, McEntyre 1.


South girls fall

LANDIS — South Rowan lost 42-30 to Oak Grove in Central Carolina Conference play on Tuesday.

Bethany Rymer led the Raiders (4-15, 3-10) with 12 points. Mackenzie Chabala scored nine, and Madilyn Cherry had eight.

South led 26-25 after three, but Oak Grove had a big fourth quarter.

Zaire Jones scored 12 for the Grizzlies (11-8, 6-7).

OAK GROVE (42) — Jones 12, Ruiz 6, Wooten 6, Hinkle 6, Holt 5, Long 4, Kidder 3.

S. ROWAN (30) — Rymer 12, M. Chabala 9, Cherry 8, McGuire 1, P. Chabala, Moore, Littlejohn.

Oak Grove    8   13   4   17   — 42

South            7    11   8    4    — 30

SPC girls

A.L. Brown’s girls lost to second-place Cox Mill 53-47 in South Piedmont Conference action on Tuesday.

Jala Campbell scored 16 for the Wonders. Jaliyah Simmons had 13, and Jaliah Smoutherson had 10.


Central Cabarrus stayed in first place in the South Piedmont Conference with a 55-47 win against Northwest Cabarrus on Tuesday.

Ja’el Miller had a huge game for the Vikings with 32 points.

Aliciah Fields led the Trojans with 20 points.

CCC girls

Emily Hege had 39 points and eight rebounds to lead North Davidson (15-4, 11-2)  to a 64-48 win against West Davidson in Central Carolina Conference action on Tuesday.

Haley Lowe scored 24 for the Green Dragons.

CPC girls

Reagan took a 53-30 win against Davie County on Tuesday in Central Piedmont Conference girls action.

Alyse Binyard scored 23 for Reagan.

Somer Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson scored nine each for Davie.

JV girls

West Rowan’s jayvee girls won 36-30 against Statesville on Tuesday.

Jenna Wheeler led the Falcons with 13 points. Brooke Kennerly had 11.


Carson’s girls lost 38-33 to South Iredell on Tuesday.

Abbey Nixon scored 15 for the Cougars.


Mid. school girls

West Rowan’s girls won 26-22 against Erwin.

West was led by Taylor Keller and Riley Haggas with seven points each.

Erwin was led by Mia Hawkins with eight ponts and Lilly Kluttz with six.

Local golf

The McCanless Couples played Captains Choice on Sunday.

First place went to Calvin Smith and Ralph & Pam Carver.  Ralph Carver chipped in from 65 yards out for an eagle on No. 7.

The team of Susan Wydner and David and Azalee Huneycutt finished second.

Ralph Carver had the longest putt. Smith had closest to the pin.


GARS members played at Lexington Golf Club.

Low ‘A’ Flight player was Les Loman with a net of 65.18.

Low ‘B’ Flight player was David Schenk with a net of 71.59.

Low ‘C’ Flight player was Ben Moore with a net of 72.75.

Low ‘D’ Flight player was Wayne Bost with a net of 70.93.

Larry Petrea shot a 74 for low gross score. Loman won low net.

North boys win

SPENCER — North Rowan’s boys bounced back on Tuesday and beat North Stanly 64-55 in Yadkin Valley Conference action.

Brandon Jefferson had a big game  for the Cavaliers (12-6, 10-2) with 15 points and nine rebounds. He made three 3-pointers.

Brandon White had 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Kendrell Goodes scored 15.

Dyson Bell led the Comets with 16 points, while Koby Poole had 12.

N. STANLY (55) — Bell 16, Poole 12, Smith 11, Hatley 9, Watkins 3, Hogan 2, Harris 2.

N. ROWAN (64) — Jefferson 15, Goodes 15, White 10, Robinson 9, Carpenter 7, Gladden 4, Wilson 2, Mitchell 2, Sims, Watkins.

N. Stanly   9      4   15  27  — 55

N. Rowan 15  12   19  18  — 64

South boys win

LANDIS — South Rowan’s boys took a 47-37 win against Oak Grove in Tuesday’s Central Carolina Conference play.

“We won it with defense,” South coach Andre McCain said.

It was 13-all at halftime. South scored 19 in the third quarter to get the edge.

The Raiders (3-16, 3-10) swept the Grizzlies this season.

Braden Graham scored 12 points, including seven free throws in the fourth quarter. Barrett Thompson scored 10. Brenden Fingerscored all seven of his points to spark South’s big third quarter.

Sakari Poole (6-12, 3-10) led the Grizzlies.

OAK GROVE (37) — Poole 12, Rickey 6, Lanfried 5, Craven 5, Hester 4, Whitaker 3, Suarez 2.

S. ROWAN (47) — Graham 12, Thompson 10, Finger 7, Carter 6, Dextraze 6. Ritchie 4, Holloman 2, Stanley, Peacock.

Oak Grove    8     5   12   12    — 37

South             5    8    19    15    — 47

West boys fall

MOUNT ULLA — Statesville won 89-73 at West Rowan on Tuesday.

The Greyhounds’ victory tightened up the North Piedmont Conference race. West (10-7, 4-1) is still in first place.

Jalen Moss scored  a season-high 28 for the Falcons, including 16 in the fourth quarter.

Chaz McCombs and Jay Joseph scored 14 each, and Macari Allison had 10.

Statesville (12-5, 3-2) got 23 points from Chris Brown, 19 from Jasiah Gathings and 18 from Elijah Holland.

The Greyhounds led 20-10 after the first quarter and maintained control.

STATESVILLE (89) — Brown 23, Gathings 19, Holland 18, Fields 13, Robinson 5, Hamilton 4, Coleman 4, Miller 3.

WEST (73) — Moss 28, McCombs 14, Joseph 14, Allison 10, Biggers 4, Hassard 3, Wood, Currie, Weeks.

Statesville   20  15  22  32   — 89

W. Rowan    10  17  21  22   — 73

Salisbury boys fall

LEXINGTON — Central Davidson’s Jacob Myers made eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points in a 65-52 win against Salisbury on Tuesday in Central Carolina Conference action.

Zay Kesler scored 16 for the Hornets (11-7, 8-5). Cameron Stout scored 11.

Carson boys lose

TROUTMAN — Carson’s boys had a chance to move back into a tie for first place in the North Piedmont Conference on Tuesday but were upset at South Iredell, 52-51.

South Iredell made the deciding shot with 1.6 seconds left.

Carson took a one-point lead twice in the last minute — on EJ Clark’s free throws with 40 seconds left and on Javon Smith’s layup with six seconds left.

Smith led the Cougars (10-9, 3-2) with 24 points.

“Tough one,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “We didn’t shoot it well, but we had our chances. We just needed one more stop.”

Cullen Smith scored 13 for the Vikings (5-13, 2-3).

CARSON (51) — J. Smith 24, Clark 9, Mauldin 6, Harris 5, Burris 3, Allen 1, Taylor.

S. IREDELL (52) — Smith 13, Morrison 12, Barnette 11, Watson 7, Labelle 6, McLeod 3.

Carson     16   10   9   16  — 51

S. Iredell  17   6   14  15  — 52

East boys

East Rowan’s boys lost at North Iredell on Tuesday, 72-65. See Thurday’s print edition.

SPC boys

Kheni Briggs scored 28 points as A.L. Brown knocked off Cox Mill 77-63 in South Piedmont Conference action on Tuesday.

JD Glenn scored 17, and Mi’Keim Moore had 13.

CPC boys

Davie won 59-54 against Reagan on Tuesday in Central Piedmont Conference action.

Zaharee Maddox scored 17 for the War Eagles, and James Reid had 11.

CCC boys

North Davidson won against West Davidson 57-43 in Central Carolina Conference action on Tuesday.

Ja’Mir McNeair scored 20 for the Black Knights (15-4, 11-2), while Jamarien Dalton had 17.

Jamison Floyd scored 16 for West, and Macon Stovall scored 14.


Women’s basketball

Tyzarea Alexander (Salisbury) had 10 points and nine rebounds for Methodist in a 58-47 win against Salem on Tuesday.

Shenique Pharr (East Rowan) scored four points for Salem.

Catawba tennis

The Catawba women’s tennis team was picked ninth in the South Atlantic Conference preseason poll.

Senior Sophie Hirsch was named to the preseason All-SAC team first team in singles.


Catawba’s men’s tennis team was picked ninth in the South Atlantic Conference preseason poll.

Catawba senior Ryen Reid is second team in singles on the All-SAC preseason team.

Spencer Cal Ripken baseball

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