High school basketball: East girls lose at Central

Published 12:08 am Wednesday, January 5, 2022


East Rowan’s Madie Honeycutt vs. West Rowan in the Sam Moir Christmas Classic. JON C LAKEY/FOR THE SALISBURY POST.

Staff report

CONCORD — East Rowan’s girls basketball team got off to a solid start on Tuesday, but couldn’t sustain it.

The Mustangs lost 43-36 in South Piedmont Conference play at Central Cabarrus.

It was the third straight loss for East, which also scored in the 30s in its two games in the Christmas tournament.

Madie Honeycutt paced the Mustangs (4-7, 1-3) with 10 points, her third double-figure outing of the season.

Hannah Waddell scored eight, while Peyton Whicker added six.

Central (7-6, 3-1) got big games from Amari Haley and Kyra Lewis.

Haley, a 6-foot senior who averages a double-double, had 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Lewis, a sophomore guard, had 14 points and seven rebounds.

The Vikings stayed in the thick of the SPC race and moved into a tie for first place with the help of Carson’s loss at Northwest Cabarrus.

E. Rowan          12     4     10    10   — 36

C. Cabarrus     9       12    14      8   — 43

EAST — Honeycutt 10, Waddell 8, Whicker 6, Boardley 4, Beaver 3, Cox 3, Misenheimer 2.