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Central girls overwhelm South Rowan

Central Davidson’s girls coach Kevin Hudson was excited Wednesday night after his team avenged a 17-point loss to Ledford by downing the Panthers by 17 points themselves.

The Spartans just plain had their way Friday night.

Paige Chavis scored 16 points and McKenzie Burkhart added 15 as the Spartans used their quickness on both ends of the floor to overwhelm South Rowan 75-28 to run their record to 4-1.

“I thought we were really efficient with our offense,” said Central coach Kevin Hudson. “I told them at the start of the third quarter we could just be efficient, our production would be the same. I was extremely pleased with the way we played on the defensive end.”

That often meant jumping in the passing lanes, stealing the ball and getting transition baskets. Everyone got involved, too. Chandler Young scored 10 points while Jordan Chavis and Taylor Shoaf each had eight.

Avery Locklear led South Rowan (2-3) with 12 points.

South Rowan scored the first point of the game but Central led 20-4 late in the first period and coasted the rest of the way. The Raiders played zone defense most of the time, giving the Spartans the opportunity to work on some things.

“They started off with a 1-2-2, went to 2-3 and back,” Hudson said. “We shot the ball well. We moved the ball well. That’s good.”

Central visits Carson on Tuesday.

Mike Duprez can be reached at 249-3981, ext. 218 or