High school basketball: South boys edge Green Dragons

Published 12:45 am Saturday, January 30, 2021

South’s Barrett Thompson battling against Salisbury. Photo by Wayne Hinshaw for the Salisbury Post

Staff report

LANDIS — South Rowan’s boys basketball team rallied for a 53-52 win against West Davidson on Friday.

“Really a fun game to coach and be part of,” South head coach Daniel Blevins said.

Jackson Black scored a season-high 14 for the Raiders (3-4, 2-2), while Marcus Holloman had his second straight big Central Carolina Conference game with 13.

Barrett Thompson scored eight, and Jayden Sextraze had six.

“We started off really struggling to put the ball in the basket from anywhere on the court,” Blevins said.  “But our defense kept us close by not allowing them to get many uncontested shots.”

In the second quarter, South started to find a rhythm offensively, made some shots and closed its deficit to five points at halftime.

“Then the second half was much better offensively for us, as we were getting key stops and turning them into points,” Blevins said.  “Once we got the lead, at the 3-minute mark, we did just enough to win the game from the foul line.”

The key to beating West Davidson (3-4, 1-4) is containing shooter Macon Stovall, who had scored as many as 37 points this season. Stovall got 21 on Friday.

“We knew he could really shoot the ball, and we had to know where he was,” Blevins said.

Jeremiah Walker scored 12 for the Green Dragons.

South moved up to fifth in the CCC standings and plays at Thomasville on Tuesday.



W. DAVIDSON (52) — Stovall 21, Walker 12, Greene 9, Motley 4, Bryant 2, Priddy 2, Koontz 2.

S. ROWAN (53) — Black 14, Holloman 13, Thompson 8, Dextraze 6, Crainshaw 4, Woodman 4, Chrismon 2, Hubbard 2.