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Area sports: North Rowan boys romp; East girls advance

From staff reports

SPENCER North Rowan’s boys basketball team romped 67-27 against North Moore in Tuesday’s first-round game in the Yadkiin Valley Conference Tournament.

The Cavaliers (18-7) advanced to a semifinal tonight at 5:30 p.m. at South Davidson against sixth-seeded Uwharrie Charter. Uwharrie Charter upset South Stanly on Tuesday. South Stanly tied with North Rowan and Chatham Central for first place.

Kendrell Goodes scored 18 points to lead the Cavaliers in Tuesday’s easy win. He made two 3-pointers.

Brandon Jefferson had 10 points and three steals.

James Gladden had six rebounds and seven points. Brandon White had five blocks.

North Rowan’s second-seeded girls will be playing Chatham Central in a semifinal at 4 p.m. today in front of the North Rowan boys game.

NORTH MOORE (27) — Monroe 8, Patterson 6, Luther 4, Pennington 3, Horne, Ritter, Bartholomew.

NORTH ROWAN (67) — Goodes 18, Jefferson 10, Watkins 7, Gladden 7, Carpenter 6, Robinson 6, White 6, Hanson 4, Mitchell 3, Davis, Wilson, Sims.

N. Moore   1    7   5   14   — 27

N. Rowan   16 20 23   8   — 67

Carson boys fall

OLIN — Carson’s boys lost 66-53 at North Iredell on Tuesday in the first round of the North Piedmont Conference Tournament. The loss likely will end the season for the fifth-seeded Cougars (11-14).

A.J. Mauldin scored 17 for Carson. EJ Clark had 13, while Javon Smith scored 10.

Jackson Hawkins led the fourth-seeded Raiders (11-14) with 19 points. Beckham Tharpe had 15. Cole Saunders scored 14.

Down 31-17 at halftime, Carson surged back in the game in the third quarter, but North Iredell finished strong.

Carson dropped seven of its last eight games.

North Iredell advanced to a semifinal tonight at top-seeded Statesville.

CARSON (53) ­— Mauldin 17, Clark 13, Smith 10, Harris 4, Taylor 3, Neely 3, Burris 3, Zuniga, Burleyson, Allen.

N. IREDELL (66) — Hawkins 19, Tharpe 15, Saunders 14, Jackson 7, Coltrane 5, Turner 4, Nicholson 2.

Carson     10   7   13   23   — 53

N. Iredell  16  15  7    28   — 66

East boys fall

TROUTMAN — East Rowan’s boys ended the season with a loss on Tuesday in the North Piedmont Conference Tournament.

Third-seeded South Iredell (10-14) beat the sixth-seeded Mustangs 52-38.

“We played really good defense, but we just couldn’t throw it in the ocean tonight despite getting a lot of good looks,” East coach Trey Ledbetter said. “They did a good job of hounding Gavin (Sprinkle) and Dylan (Valley).”

Vincent Jones led the Mustangs (2-23) with 13 points. Sprinkle had 12.

“This group went through a lot but they stuck it out and it’s going to pay dividends next year,” Ledbetter said. “I love all of them and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them in whatever they decide to do.”

Gavin Morrison led the Vikings with 13 points.

South Iredell will take on second-seeded West Rowan tonight at 7:30 p.m. in a semifinal at Carson.

E. ROWAN (38) — Jones 13, Sprinkle 12, Padgett 6, Valley 4, Shuping 3, Pinckney, Tr. Miller Th. Miller.

S. IREDELL (52) — Morrison 13, McLeod 9, Watson 8, Alquiza 7, Smith 6, Barnette 5, Labelle 4.

E. Rowan    7   9   9  13     38

S. Iredell    14  15  9  14   — 52

East girls win

GRANITE QUARRY — It was harder than expected, but East Rowan’s girls won their first-round North Piedmont Conference Tournament game on Tuesday, beating North Iredell, 50-43.

Third-seeded East (20-5) won by 40 against  sixth-seeded North Iredell last week.

“We struggled all game and were fortunate to win,”  East coach Kevin Holland said. “Credit North Iredell.  They came to play and we didn’t. I could see we didn’t have the right focus.”

Grace Eagle got East started with three 3-pointers for a 9-0 lead, but the Mustangs cooled off.

Adalie Harrison scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half.

“She made six of eight free throws and stepped up to secure the win,” Holland said.

Eagle finished with 14 for the Mustangs.

N. IREDELL (43)  Barzee 11, Gibson 9, Guill 9, Ward 6, Myers 4, Guo 2.

E. ROWAN (50) — Harrison 16, Eagle 14, Hinceman 7, Spry 7, Dalton 2, Miller 2, Nwafor, Houpe, Honeycutt.

N. Iredell   7   4     11  21   — 43

E. Rowan   13  10  10   17  — 50

A.L. Brown girls lose

CONCORD — Aniyah Tate had 25 points, 11 rebounds and six steals and led top-seeded Central Cabarrus to a semifinal win against fourth-seeded A.L. Brown on Tuesday.

Ja’el Miller had 12 points and five assists for the Vikings. Mariah Barrie had 12 points and 10 boards.

The Wonders got 12 points from Jaliah Smoutherson, 11 from Jala Campbell and 10 from Jaliyah Simmons.

The Wonders (9-16) have a chance to make the 3A state playoffs.

Central advanced to the championship game that will be played at Concord on Friday.

College baseball

  WINSTON-SALEM —  Riley Myers (Salisbury, Catawba) pitched 3.1 innings for Wake Forest on Tuesday, allowing one run with four strikeouts and no walks, against UNC Greensboro.

The Demon Deacons led, 6-2, after five innings, when the game was suspended due to rain. Each school’s coaching staff had predetermined to complete the game later in the event of rain.

Wake Forest will head into a weekend trip to Long Beach State with a 3-1 record.

College basketball

Catawba’s men host Queens in a key South Atlantic Conference game tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The teams are tied for second place.

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Livingstone’s men host Claflin tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Jailen Williams (Carson) is a reserve guard for Claflin and is playing 13 minutes per game.

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