Bobcats take two from Bison
HP CENTRAL, GLENN
WINSTON-SALEM — Glenn’s boys edged High Point Central for a 54-48 Piedmont Triad 4A Conference win on Friday night.
Jamal Thompson, Kevin Green and Juwan Foggie scored 11 points each for the Bison boys (10-12, 4-6).
In the girls game, the Bobcats posted an 82-6 win.
Senior Deonna Young led the Bobcats (11-10, 7-3) with 27 points and 10 steals. Ariahnna Cosby added 20 points and Dominique Claytor had 12 points with nine steals and six assists for Glenn.
Qualisha Blakeley led the Bison (0-20, 0-10) with three points. Artyeonna Peguese had two.
SW RANDOLPH, LEDFORD
WALLBURG — Emmalee Thomas made 8-of-8 free throws en route to 16 points as Ledford’s girls topped Southwestern Randolph 46-41 in Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference action on Friday.
Brie Grier added 11 points for the Panthers, while Leigh Midkiff finished with nine points and seven rebounds.
Katelyn Doub paced the Cougars with 15 points.
HPCA, CHRIST SCHOOL
ARDEN — Arden Christ School topped High Point Christian Academy 79-73 in nonconference boys action on Friday.
Joey McLean led the Cougars (20-6) with 18 points. Diante Baldwin finished with 16 points, while Jackson Kent added 12 and Chuck Ogbodo had 10.
Jaylen Allen paced Christ School with 24 points, while Jon Elmore added 23 and Shannon Hale had 19.
HPCA plays at Rabun Gap today at 2 p.m.
WESTCHESTER, SALEM BAPTIST
WINSTON-SALEM — Sadeeq Bello struck for 22 points and Justice Cuthbertson added 20 as Westchester Country Day School’s boys turned back Salem Baptist 80-70 on Friday night.
Caynen Bennett chipped in 11 points for the Wildcats (15-9, 10-0 TAC 2A).
In the girls game, Salem Baptist posted a 27-17 victory.
Leigh Tyson led the Wildcat girls with six points, while Anna Hood tallied four.
Top-seeded Westchester’s boys play host to eighth-seeded American Hebrew in the first round of the conference tournament on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
In boys jayvee action on Friday night, Tyrece Cheek scored 20 points and Laieka Abebe added nine as Westchester beat Salem Baptist 43-41. The Wildcats end the season 13-7.
BISHOP MCGUINNESS, NORTH SURRY
MOUNT AIRY — Bishop McGuinness’ girls used a 10-0 run to finish the third quarter and start the fourth to win 35-29 at North Surry on Friday night.
Julia Brown scored four of her six in the run, Tia Cappuccio made a 3-pointer and Tessa Johnston and Olivia DrFrancesco added baskets in the run for the Villains (14-7, 11-3). North Surry fell to 20-2, 14-1.
Cameron Nieters led Bishop’s girls with 11 points.
Bishop hosts Mount Airy on Tuesday at 6:30.
ASHEBORO, SOUTHERN GUILFORD
SUMNER – Shamar McColl tallied 16 points to spark Southern Guilford’s boys to a 65-49 MPC 3A win over Asheboro on Friday.
Jaqwan McCauley, Felix Whitsett and Jalen Seegars added 10 points each for the Storm (9-12, 4-4).
WHEATMORE SECURES PAC-6 CROWN
HIGH POINT – The Wheatmore wrestling team defeated T.W. Andrews late Thursday. Wheatmore clinched the PAC-6 2A championship.
Winning for the Warriors were Lauren Zimmerman, Alex Greer, Bailey Le, Skyler Hicks, Travis Doyle, David Niemotello and Jason Hamby. Wheatmore (17-5, 5-0) will wrestle in the first round of the state duals on Tuesday (opponent, location and time are TBD).
NCHSAA 3A CHAMPIONSHIPS
CARY — Records fell all over the place as Charlotte Catholic rolled to its eighth consecutive 3A girls title on Friday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3A swimming and diving championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.
Catholic rolled to victory with a whopping 469 points in earning its 12th straight NCHSAA crown over two different classifications. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge was second with 258, followed by Chapel Hill (228), Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (184) and Concord Jay Robinson (133). Ledford’s girls placed 23rd with 15 points. A total of 30 schools scored in the girls competition.
Nora McCullagh and Lauren Rhodes were double individual winners for the state girls champs, with McCullagh winning the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke and Rhodes taking the 100 free and 200 free. Rhodes shattered her own state 3A mark in the 200 by well over two seconds, in a time of 1:47.98.
McCullagh was named the Most Valuable Performer in the women’s meet, as she achieved All-American Automatic times in both of her individual events and set a new all-classification record in the 50 free with a blistering 22.92 seconds. She also swam on two victorious relay teams.
In all, the Cougar girls set nine state 3A records, including five all-classification marks, and won all but two events.
Cardinal Gibbons held on to win its fourth consecutive state 3A boys crown and sixth in a row over two classifications, led by Bailey Maloney. Maloney, who took top honors in both the 50 free and 100 free and swam the anchor leg on the record-setting 200 free relay team and the winning 400 free relay, was the MVP of the boys championship.
Gibbons recorded 312 points to 283 for Charlotte Catholic, followed by Chapel Hill (212), Jay Robinson (149) and Marvin Ridge (132). Ledford’s boys shared 19th with 36 points. A total of 40 schools recorded points in the boys meet.
Ledford’s Gage Setzer took fifth in the boys 200 IM in 1:58.42 and was 11th in the 100 fly in 53.71. Ledford’s boys placed 10th in the 200 medley relay, with Nick Gomez, Carson Apple, Setzer and Jackson Somers clocking 1:48.66.
For Ledford’s girls, Caroline Klemme placed 12th in the 100 back in 1:03.85 and took 13th in the 500 free in 5:27.98. The Panther girls placed 14th in the 400 free relay.
The 1A/2A championships are today at the Triangle Aquatics Center.