Spartan girls whip Yellow Jackets


Central Davidson’s Chandler Young is fouled by Lexington’s Emerson Hayes whiile taking a shot during their game on Monday at Central. (Photo by Mike Duprez/The Dispatch)


Central Davidson’s girls are playing as well as any team around right now. If you don’t believe it, just ask Lexington.

The Spartans did nearly everything right in a convincing 55-33 victory over the Jackets on Monday.

Down 6-5 to start the second quarter, after neither team could find any offensive rhythm in the first, Central erupted for 21 points in the second for a 26-14 halftime lead. Lexington actually led 14-12 after Alexis Fowler’s putback midway through the second, but the Spartans closed the half on a 14-0 run and never looked back.

Central coach Kevin Hudson was clearly energized after the impressive showing. Central’s three-quarter-court, 1-3-1 trap gave the Jackets fits, and Hudson fought with himself over when to pull it out. “I was glad we came out and did it,” Hudson said. “I wasn’t going to early, I was just gonna be patient and see what happened.

“But I got in the locker room, and a couple of them were a little fired up, wanting to trap. So I said, ‘Let’s do it.’”

Lexington coach Lamont Johnson was clearly frustrated with his team’s showing. “We didn’t play well,” he said. “We practiced breaking the press the last couple of days, but we saw that 1-3-1 and panicked.”

Chandler Young poured in 15 points for the Spartans, who moved to 3-1 in  the CCC, 10-5 overall. Paige Chavis added 14 points and Taylor Shoaf had 10.

Fowler led the Jackets, who slipped to 2-2, 8-8, with 14 points.

Central travels to West Davidson on Tuesday, while Lexington hosts Thomasville on Tuesday.



Jason Queen can be reached at 249-3981, ext. 220 or jason.queen@the-dispatch.com.