Thomasville advances in dual-team playoffs
NCHSAA 2A DUAL-TEAM PLAYOFFS
THOMASVILLE — Thomasville posted two victories on Tuesday night to advance to the third round of the NCHSAA 2A dual-team playoffs.
The Bulldogs defeated North Surry 35-26 in round one, then topped Wheatmore 46-28 in round two. The Warriors beat West Caldwell 34-28 in the other first-round match.
Thomasville (36-3) wrestles again Thursday. Opponents, site and time are to be determined.
In the win over Wheatmore, the Bulldogs got victories over Q Martin, Jason Boutsady, Assan Butt, Tyrece Colson, Evan Makupson, Aaron Reeves, Gabe Brockett, Keith Clemons and Takwan Williams.
In the first-round match, Thomasville’s winners were Martin, Boutsady, Louis Dupree, Hokenson, Luke Williams, Makupson, Reeves and Brockett.
NORTH FORSYTH, LEDFORD
WALLBURG — Emmalee Thomas sank 7-of-13 3-pointers to spark Ledford’s girls to an 87-12 Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference win over North Forsyth on Tuesday.
Leigh Midkiff added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers, ranked eighth in the latest NCHSAA state 3A poll. Mackenzie Cranford tallied 10 points, seven assists and five steals for Ledford. Jada Bell netted 10 points, while Courtney Callicutt and Julia Carroll finished with nine apiece.
Ledford closes its regular season on Friday at Asheboro.
TRINITY — David Newcomer drilled nine 3-pointers and finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds as Trinity’s boys defeated Atkins 64-23 in PAC-6 2A action on Tuesday night.
Brandon Earnhardt added 13 points for the Bulldogs (18-3, 7-2). Trinity and Randleman share first place in the league, but the Bulldogs swept the regular-season series from the Tigers to earn the tiebreaker.
In the girls game, Atkins netted a 46-26 victory. Casey Davis led the Bulldogs (9-12, 5-4) with seven points. Jordan Parker tallied six and Jazmyn McInnis four.
Trinity visits Carver on Friday.
MOUNT AIRY, BISHOP MCGUINNESS
KERNERSVILLE – Cameron Nieters scored 16 of her game-high 18 points in the second half, including a 4-for-5 performance from the free throw line in the final minute of the game, to lead Bishop McGuinness to a 62-55 Northwest 1A/2A Conference win over Mount Airy on Tuesday night.
In the boys game, Kevin Weckworth tallied 26 points, and Tucker Crews and Tommy Koesters added 10 each as the Villains won 62-56.
Tia Cappuccio added 10 points for the Villain girls (15-7, 12-3). Julia Brown and Tessa Johnson had nine points apiece.
Kathryn Beasley led Mount Airy (14-9, 7-8) with 16 points.
Bishop’s boys improved to 13-9, 8-7. The Bears fell to 12-11, 6-8.
Bishop plays at West Stokes on Friday.
JAMESTOWN – Deonna Young scored 17 points and recorded six steals as Glenn’s girls topped Ragsdale 44-33 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action on Tuesday.
Iin the boys game, James Steppe tallied 15 points and Daniel Kanakaui added 14 as the Tigers won 63-56.
Ragsdale’s girls went scoreless in the second quarter and did not score until 5:59 in the third quarter.
Johnaisha Watson tallied 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bobcats (12-10, 9-3). Dominique Claytor also scored 10 points.
Mikayla Pettyjohn led the Tiger girls with 15 points. Godwin Dooley had 10.
Joseph Bryant collected 10 points for the Tiger boys (11-12, 5-6).
WESTCHESTER GIRLS, TRINITY DURHAM
DURHAM – Trinity-Durham’s girls stopped Westchester Country Day School 44-29 in the first round of the TAC 2A Tournament on Tuesday night.
Terra Johns led the Wildcats with 11 points. Anna Hood added seven and Leigh Tyson six for Westchester, which ends the season 7-17 overall.
EAST DAVIDSON GIRLS, WEST DAVIDSON
TYRO — The East Davidson girls defeated host West Davidson 51-22 on Tuesday night.
Lori Morgan scored 13 points while Bayley Plummer had 12 rebounds and six blocked shots to lead the Golden Eagles, which led 17-2 after one quarter and 31-8 at halftime.
SHRINE BOWL NAMES COACHES
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Lee County coach Burton Cates and Orangeburg-Wilkerson, S.C. coach Tommy Brown have been named head coaches for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
The announcement was made by Shrine Bowl athletic director Ron Long on Tuesday. Cates will lead the group of North Carolina’s top senior high school football players against those of Brown’s South Carolina team on Dec. 21. Cates’ North Carolina staff includes Phil Tate of South Point, Darryl Brown of Southern Guilford, Rander Raper of Northern Nash, Robert Cody of Plymouth, Mark Little of West Columbus and Blair Hardin of Porter Ridge. Brown’s South Carolina staff is made up of Robbie Briggs of Manning, Ken Cribb of Hemingway, Andy Palmer of Edisto, Dan Pippin of North Augusta, Joe Watson of J.L. Mann and Mike West of Spartanburg.