• 86°

High school basketball: Carson girls cruise in NPC opener

Carson’s Colbie Perry. Photo by Wayne Hinshaw, for the Salisbury Post

Staff report

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s girls basketball team put four girls in double figures and routed North Iredell 62-29 in the North Piedmont Conference opener for both teams.

Senior Colbie Perry only made one 3-pointer in the Cougars’ opener, but she made five in Tuesday’s romp. All 15 of her points came from the bonus line.

Mary Spry had 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting and had seven rebounds. Ellie Wilhelm made three 3-pointers and scored 13.

Hannah Isley scored 11 points, although coach Brooke Stouder probably was even more excited about her taking a charge.

Carleigh Perry had seven rebounds and a number of assists for the Cougars (2-0, 1-0).

Senior volleyball star Hannah Vaughn scored her first points for the basketball program.

Jewel Allen, a 6-foot center, led North Iredell (0-1, 0-1) with nine points.

“We’ve only had everyone together for two practices, but I thought we played really well in spurts,” Carson coach Brooke Stouder said. “North Iredell is well-coached, sound and tall and they gave us some trouble at times.”

Most of Carson’s troubles, for all practial purposes, were over by the end of the first quarter. It was 20-3 at that point and 31-8 at halftime.

North Iredell was Carson’s nemesis for years, but the Cougars have won the last five meetings.

Carson is scheduled to play East Rowan on Thursday.

Carson’s boys were not able to play North Iredell on Tuesday due to a COVID-19 situation.


N. IREDELL (29) — Allen 9, Myers 6, Barzee 5, Curlee 4, Ward 3, Anderson 2, Goodin, Bradford, Guill.

CARSON (62) — Spry 16, Co. Perry 15, Wilhelm 13, H, Isley 11, Vaughn 4, L. Isley 2, Ca. Perry 1, White, Barbee, Corley, Barger, Hales, Storey.

N. Iredell     3    5   15   6   — 29

Carson        20   11  16   15 — 62




In lieu of annual festival, New Sarum turns Cheerwine beer release into celebration


RSS says federal money won’t be long-term solution for staff pay

China Grove

Main Street Marketplace combines local ingredients, community with farm-to-table dinner


Business roundup: New managing director takes helm at Piedmont Players Theatre


COVID-19 cases continue decline as week brings 12 new deaths


Letter: Privileged to work where artists are valued

Brincefield Cartoons

Mook’s Place: COVID-19


Library notes: New podcast coming in October


In ‘This is Salisbury,’ Manier paints people who make city a better place to live


Stokes earns best in show at Carolina Artists Guild’s Expo


Livingstone College passes goal for UNCF kickoff


Commissioners to consider tax incentives for developer planning 63,000-square-foot facility in southern Rowan


OctoberTour will return to in-person tours, require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests


Keepin it poppin’: The Old 97 Kettlecorn Company adapts during pandemic, earns honor

East Spencer

East Spencer mayor says board knew about new administrator’s sexual battery charge before hiring


College football: Catawba holds on for 3-0 start


Salisbury-based Lutheran Services Carolinas expands refugee program


Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown


One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden’s reset


Defense witness gives tearful account of deadly shooting in Fishzilla murder trial

News Main

High school football: Hornets easily handle unbeaten Thomasville; North, Davie also romp


Judges strike down state’s voter ID law


Jury finds Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder


Jeffrey MacDonald ends release appeal from infamous 1970 slayings