High school basketball: East boys even record at 1-1

Published 2:17 am Friday, January 8, 2021

East’s David Jordan fires a jumper in the Christmas Classic. Photo Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post


Staff report

GRANITE QUARRY — New East Rowan boys coach Andrew Porter got to enjoy his first win on Thursday.

The Mustangs were at home and beat Central Davidson 61-50 in a non-conference matchup.

East lost to Central Davidson last season when it struggled through a 2-23 campaign. Central (1-1) had opened this season with a romp against 1A South Davidson.

East got balanced scoring for the second straight game. This time the Mustangs (1-1) were able to add defense to the recipe.

“We played hard, played with a lot of intensity,” Porter said. “We gave effort the whole game. We played good defense and executed on the offensive end.”

Veterans David Jordan (15 points), Gavin Sprinkle (14) and Sammy Pinckney reached double figures for the Mustangs.

“Jordan and Sprinkle led us with their outside shooting,” Porter said. “Pinckney made some 3-pointers that really opened up the floor for us.”

Vincent Jones had 10 rebounds and scored eight points.

East is scheduled to start North Piedmont Conference play Tuesday at West Rowan.


C. DAVIDSON (50) — N/A

E. ROWAN (61) — Jordan 15, Sprinkle 14, Pinckney 10, Jones 8, Padgett 6, Valley 5, Young 5, Shuping 2.

C. Davidson    6    19   11   14   — 50

E. Rowan       10   22   19   10   — 61