Jan. 30 Basketball roundup


Ledford girls romp\

In what was supposed to be a showdown atop the Mid-Piedmont Conference, Ledford outscored Southwestern Randolph 20-9 in the first quarter and never looked back in a 64-39 romp in Farmer on Tuesday.

Leigh Ann Midkiff and Brie Grier led the Panthers with 15 points apiece, and Courtney Callicutt added 10.

The Panthers, now 4-0 in the MPC, 14-3 overall, host Eastern Randolph on Wednesday.

In the boys’ game, Ledford finished off the dominant sweep with a 58-24 victory over the Cougars.

Brandon Rothrock led the way for the Panthers with 21 points, and Skylar McGee added 10.

Ledford improved to 1-4 in the MPC, 7-10 overall.

North boys fall

Reagan took a 46-31 lead into halftime and kept scoring in waves en route to a 76-60 Central Piedmont Conference win over North Davidson’s boys at Pete Jones Gym in Welcome on Tuesday.

Chase Mitchell had 12 points and Brandon Easter had 11 as the Knights dropped to 1-4 in the CPC, 7-10 overall. North visits Reynolds on Friday.

Ledford JV girls cruise

Ledford’s junior varsity girls rolled to a 34-16 win over Southwestern Randolph in Wallburg on Tuesday.

Jordan Teer paced the Panthers with 13 points, and Teer and Tally Gross pulled down six rebounds apiece. Alyssa Doby had five steals as Ledford moved to 13-3. The Panthers travel to Southern Guilford on Friday.

North JV boys win

The North Davidson junior varsity boys defeated Reagan 54-45 Tuesday in Pfafftown.

Caleb Moore scored 16 points for the Knights, who improved to 12-1. Kennedy McKoy added 13 points, and Nick Bryan had 10.

North hosts Reynolds on Friday.

East JV girls dominate

The East Davidson junior varsity girls crushed Salisbury 57-22 Tuesday, behind 17 points from Jessica Ferguson and 12 more from Brooke Walser.

Sheets JV boys win big

The Sheets Memorial Christian School junior varsity boys rolled to a 48-19 victory over Mount Calvary Christian on Tuesday.

Brody McCullough led the Eagles with 16 points, Sage Leonard added nine and Michael Marshall eight.

Sheets improved to 14-2; the Eagles welcome White Plains on Friday.

Salisbury girls down East

Salisbury’s girls outscored East Davidson 15-11 in the first quarter, and made it stand up as the Hornets edged the Golden Eagles 63-57 in a Central Carolina Conference matchup in Salisbury on Tuesday.

Bayley Plummer had 18 points and 27 rebounds for the Eagles, who slipped to 2-2 in the CCC, 11-5 overall. Madi Hallman kicked in 11 for East, which hosts West Davidson on Wednesday.

In the boys’ game, Austin Miller hit a 3-pointer with three seconds left, and Taylor Booze stole the ensuing inbound pass to lead the Eagles to a thrilling 55-51 victory over the Hornets.

Booze paced the Eagles with 22 points, and Braxton Shetley hit five second-half 3-pointers to notch 15 points.

Union Grove sweeps Southview

The Union Grove Christian School girls pulled away for a 47-25 victory over Southview in the first round of the Carolina Christian Conference tournament in Arcadia on Tuesday.

Rachael Tullock led the way with 21 points for the Patriots, and Kim Grogan scored 12.

Union Grove, now 7-11, will play Cramerton Christian in the tournament semifinals this weekend at Union Grove.

In the boys’ game, the Patriots defeated Southview 56-45 in the tournament opener. Eric Salernitano guided the Patriots with 15 points, and Tyler Sellers added 13.

Union Grove, now 9-9, hosts the Calvary/Tabernacle winner in the tournament semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sheets girls roll

The Sheets Memorial Christian School girls got balanced scoring en route to a 46-11 victory over Mount Calvary on Tuesday at Sheets.

Natalie Wilson had 13 points to pace the Eagles, who moved to 9-5. Sarah Gainey added nine and Laura Blinson eight.

Sheets welcomes White Plains on Friday for homecoming.

In the boys’ game Tuesday, Sheets was missing without its leading scorers due to injury and illness, and that opened the door for a 66-41 victory for Mount Calvary.

Stephen Egelnick turned in a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Tanner McGee had 17 points and six rebounds.

Sheets dipped to 2-13.

Thomasville JV girls nip Jackets

Lexington’s junior varsity girls dropped a tough 31-29 decision Tuesday.

Angelica Rice had 10 points to lead the Jackets, and Kiana Henderson added eight.

Lexington JV boys win

Lexington beat Thomasville 63-50 in a junior varsity boys game in Thomasville on Tuesday.

Maury Holt led Lexington with 16 points and Josh Medley added 15.