High School Basketball

Weednesday results for Rowan County teams in Conference Tournaments:

(Girls) Lexington 56 Salisbury 44 (A Central Carolina’s Conference dynasty, Salisbury won’t be going to the State Playoffs this year.  Having to win the Conference tournament in order to qualify for the State, the Lady Hornets for the first time since 2001 had their season finish before the State Playoffs.  The Yellow Jackets held Salisbury scoreless for a five minute stretch in the third quarter, after being tied at halftime 23-23.  Brielle Blair had 33 points in the loss.  At 12-13 for the year, it was also the first losing season for the Salisbury girls since 2002.  The Salisbury boys can still make the State Playoffs if West Davidson doesn’t win the conference tournament.

(Boys) North Rowan 79 South Davidson 38 (Cavaliers started slow, but still led 47-18 by halftime.  As usual, balanced scoring the North, led by Jalen Sanders off the bench with 14 points.  North improved to 22-3 overall, and moves on to its conference tournament semfinals.

(Boys) North Iredell 62 South Rowan 47 (Like their Girl counterparts, South boys season ended with the loss.  After a good run that had put the Raider Boys at 11-9 overall, and hoping for a state playoff berth, South lost its last six games in a row and that ended their season.  Qwan Rhyne had 15 points to lead the Raiders. 

Lineup for Wednesday Seminals of Conference Tournaments:  Yadkin Valley Conference Tournament at East Montgomery High School

6:00PM (Girls Semifinal)  South Davidson vs. Chatham Central  (Boys Semifinal) 7:30PM North Rowan vs. East Montgomery

Central Carolina’s Conference Tournament at Lexington:  6:00PM (Girls Semifinal) Lexington vs. Thomasville 7:30PM (Boys Semifinal) West Davidson vs. Central Davidson (If Central Davidson wins, Salisbury gets a berth in the state playoffs)

North Piedmont Conference Tournament at North Iredell:  6:00PM (Girls Semifinal)  East Rowan vs. North Iredell   7:30PM (Boys Semifinal) North Iredell vs Statesville.

West Rowan’s Boys and Girls play Carson’s Boys and Girls in the NPC Semifinals Thursday night at North Iredell…The Girls game is at 6:00PM and the Boys games is at 7:30PM.. North Rowan’s girls play Thursday at East Montgomery in the semi-finals against West Montgomery at 6:00PM.  Championship games at all the sites will be Friday at 6:00PM and 7:30PM.

Newsradio 1490 and 1490wstp.com will have play by play coverage of some of the State Playoffs that start next Monday at the sites of the upper sites.