East Davidson's Moore captures two events at swim meet
North Davidson’s girls took the Davidson County Swimming Championship on Saturday, while North and Central Davidson shared the boys title.
East Davidson’s Marina Moore captured two individual titles, winning the girls 50 free in 25.56 and the 100 free in 58.28.
North’s girls prevailed with 404 points, followed by Central with 245.5, Lexington with 138, West Davidson with 117, Ledford with 116.5, East Davidson with 115, South Davidson with 57 and Thomasville with 10.
Central and North tied for the boys win with 267 points, followed by Ledford with 218, Lexington with 216, West with 130, East with 57 and South with 15.
Individually for Ledford’s boys, Gage Setzer placed second in the 200 IM in 2:03.04 and was third in the 100 fly in 54.81. The Panthers’ Jakub Szpyra claimed third in the 500 free in 6:01.49 and teammate Nick Gomez earned third in the 100 back in 1:03.1.
For East’s girls, Blakely Fahning, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Carly Murphy and Moore took second in the 200 free relay in 1:57.92.
For Ledford’s girls, Erica Hartzell, Samantha Snyder, Leah Webster and Kainee Saintsing placed third in the 400 free relay in 4:49.84.
CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN GIRLS NIP WESLEYAN
HIGH POINT — Charlotte Christian came from behind in fourth quarter and edged Wesleyan Christian Academy 33-32 on Saturday.
Charlotte trailed 25-22 after three quarters and outscored the Trojans 11-7 in the final period.
Ebony Zappone led Wesleyan (9-8) with nine points. Nicole Mackey had seven and Anna Massey added six.
In the junior varsity game, Bishop McGuinness prevailed 34-27 as Wesleyan lost for the first time this season.
Faith Price led Wesleyan (9-1) with 15 points. Sarah Bailey had 10.
WHEATMORE WRESTLERS PLACE SECOND
DENTON — The Wheatmore wrestling team placed second in the Mike Crowell Duals at South Davidson on Saturday. The Warriors defeated Lexington 53-21, Mt Tabor 42-33, Northern Guilford 67-12, and West Montgomery 58-18. Wheatmore lost to Asheboro 48-24. The Warriors compete again at the Eagle Duals hosted by Ben L. Smith.
HURRICANES SLIP PAST ISLANDERS
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Carolina Hurricanes have so much success against the New York Islanders, they can even beat them with their eyes closed.
Well, at least Jordan Staal can.
Staal and Brett Sutter scored 57 seconds apart in the second period, and the Hurricanes topped the Islanders again, 3-2 on Saturday night for their third consecutive win.
Staal broke a tie with his ninth goal with 6:48 left in the second. Sutter stretched the Carolina lead to 3-1 with 5:51 to go with the second of his NHL career and first since his debut on Dec. 23, 2008 — a span of 50 games.
Staal was left uncovered in front as the puck was in the Islanders’ end, and Patrick Dwyer got it to him for a slam-dunk goal.
“I just gave a quick yell, and Patty just threw it in an area and was fortunate enough to get it to me,” Staal said. “From there I just closed my eyes and shot it as hard as I could.”
That put the Hurricanes in front 2-1, and they weren’t caught again thanks to the stellar play of Anton Khudobin, who made 38 saves.
Manny Malhotra staked the Hurricanes to a 1-0 lead when he scored for a third straight game, connecting at 6:57 of the second with his fourth goal.
The Hurricanes improved to 23-5-5 in the last 33 meetings with the Islanders and 16-2-4 in the past 22. Carolina is certainly not intimidated by Nassau Coliseum as the Hurricanes are 11-1-2 there in their past 14 visits.
CHARLOTTE SOARS PAST N.C. A&T
CHARLOTTE — Pierria Henry scored 23 points with seven rebounds and UNC-Charlotte beat North Carolina A&T in a nonconference game on Saturday night.
Richaud Pack led the Aggies (3-11) with 18 points. The 49ers (9-4) shot 53 percent from the field, including 10 of 19 treys while Shawn Lester and Willie Clayton contributed 13 points each. Charlotte also won the rebound battle 37-28.