High school basketball: Strong effort by South Rowan boys at ND
WELCOME — South Rowan’s boys basketball team stayed with North Davidson for a long time on Wednesday, but the undefeated Black Knights won 71-55 in Central Carolina Conference action.
It was 50-44 after three quarters.
The big effort by South was somewhat surprising after a 40-point loss at Thomasville 24 hours earlier, but you never know in high school sports.
“We had a shot with three minutes to go down by four,” South head coach Daniel Blevins said. “We took a timeout and got the shot we wanted to close the gap. It didn’t go and then we missed the put back and they made two big 3-pointers on their next two possessions.”
Barrett Thompson scored a career high 17 for the Raiders (3-6. 2-4). Kane Kepley scored a career-high 11 and Nathan Chrismon scored 10, his biggest outing since opening night.
“We played a much better game tonight,” Blevins said. “We cleaned up some of the turnovers and executed better in our offense. It was a great effort against a really good team.”
North Davidson star Jamarien Dalton led the Black Knights (9-0, 6-0) with 32 points and three teammates hit double figures.
South is scheduled to host Lexington on Friday.
SOUTH (55) — Thompson 17, Kepley 11, Chrismon 10, Holloman 6, Black 5, Ritchie 2, Woodman 2, Hubbard 2.
N. DAVIDSON (71) — Dalton 32, Everhart 11, Moore 11, McNeair 11, Jones 2, Shoaf 2, Naylor 1, Green 1.
S. Rowan 14 15 15 11 — 55
N. Davidson 22 15 13 21 — 71