High school basketball: East boys can’t hold off Tigers

Published 11:28 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021

 

Dylan Valley scored 16 for East on opening night. Photo by Wayne Hinshaw.

 

Staff report

GRANITE QUARRY — Mount Pleasant used a big fourth quarter to beat East Rowan’s boys basketball team 85-80 on Tuesday.

East hadn’t scored 80 in a game since the 2008-09 season when the Mustangs beat North Iredell 94-54.

East shot 8-for-14 from the 3-point line.

“It was a game we had control of, but we had some mental mistakes in the last minute and a half,” East head coach Andrew Porter said. “We put them on the foul line too much and didn’t get enough stops.”

Teyatcha “Tee” Harris, a 6-foot-6 transfer from Virginia, had 31 points and 18 rebounds for the Mustangs. He shot 13-for-25 from the field.

Dylan Valley scored 16. Kilighia “Kee” Ellis scored 13. Jaden Sprinkle made two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

East surged late in the first half to take a 41-31 lead and was still up 57-53 going to the fourth quarter.

But the Tigers scored 32  in the fourth quarter.

Jadon Carnes had 30 points for Mount Pleasant, while Brady Duke had 24.

“It’s a tough loss,” Porter said. “Both teams played very hard, and for the most part, we played very well.”

East is scheduled to play at Central Davidson next Tuesday.

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East’s varsity girls did not play.

East’s jayvee boys won.

 

 

Mt. Pleasant      13   18    22   32    — 85

East Rowan       15   26   15    24     — 80

EAST SCORING — Harris 31, Valley 16, Ellis 13, Sprinkle 6, Overcash 4, Hoesman 3, Dale 3, Clement 2, Wembolua 2.

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