Sports Shorts for January 13
by Staff Writer
Davidson Day point guard Rashun Davis, a senior, scored 24 points to pass the 1,000-point career mark in a 102-26 victory against Statesville Christian on Jan. 10.
Davis, who signed with Radford in the fall early-signing period, is averaging 14.2 points, and leads the team in assists (5.0) and steals (3.7). He has 1,001 career points, the most in Davidson Day history.
Forward Phillip Anglade leads Davidson Day in scoring (14.0 average) and rebounding (11.3). He’s had 10 or more rebounds in 13 games. … The Patriots are 19-2, and lead the Southern Piedmont Athletic Association with a 4-0 record.
Seniors D.J. Carnegie and Jason Eddie recently have drawn interest from several NCAA Division II and III schools, coach Ron Johnson said.
SouthLake Christian sweeps four games
The SouthLake Christian boys and girls basketball teams each won Jan. 9 and Jan. 10. The Eagles boys, winning back-to-back games for the first time this season, improved to 7-11 with a 75-70 victory against Covenant Day on Jan. 10. Connor Duncan, a senior guard, had a game-high 21 points.
One night earlier, SouthLake Christian won at Westminster Catawba, 82-69, behind Andrew Greene (17 points), Demitri Allison (16 points) and Duncan (15).
The Eagles girls beat Covenant Day, 75-51, as Kourtney Hailey scored 28 points and Giselle Verville had 20. On Jan. 9, SouthLake beat Westminster Catawba, 56-29, behind Bri Mack and Hailey (14 points apiece) and Anna Landis (13 points).
Hough wrestlers dominates North Meck
Hough High’s wrestling team crushed North Mecklenburg, 70-12, in an I-MECK 4A dual meet on Jan. 10.
The Huskies had victories by pin from Martin Markee (106 pounds), Grant Finkbeiner (113), Edward Stokes (138), Jacob Efird (145), Palmer Maples (160), Christian York (195) and Connor Brooks (285). Hopewell’s Tanner Russ (132) won by major decision.
North Mecklenburg’s Grayson Godwin (182) and Zore Walker (220) each won by pin.
Three Hough wrestlers are ranked in the top 10 in their weight classifications in state Class 4A rankings compiled by retrorankings.com. Adam Nivens, a junior, is No. 7 in the 126-pound division. Efird is No. 10 at 145 pounds, and Maples is No. 5 at 160 pounds.
Davidson’s Cohen earns SoCon honor
Davidson forward Jake Cohen was named Southern Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 3-9. Cohen averaged 19 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games, as Davidson topped UNC Greensboro, 92-63, and Georgia Southern, 96-74.
After scoring nine points in just 14 minutes against UNCG, Cohen turned in a career performance against Georgia Southern. The junior had career highs in points (29) and rebounds (12) as the Wildcats improved to 4-0 in league play. Cohen was 8-of-9 from the field and 11-of-12 from the foul line.
It’s the second SoCon Player of the Week honor for Cohen (Dec. 6) and the fourth time this season a Wildcat has earned the honor (J.P. Kuhlman, Nov. 29; Nik Cochran, Dec. 20).
Cohen is 13 points shy of his 1,000th career point. Davidson (10-4, 4-0 conference) will host Western Carolina (8-8, 3-1) Thursday in a match of division leaders.
Seven Davidson players named all-PFL
Seven Davidson football players were named to the All-Pioneer Football League in a vote of the conference’s coaches.
Receiver Lanny Funsten was named first-team All-America by BeyondSports
Network.com and All-PFL by College
SportsMadness.com in addition to earning second-team All-PFL from the league.
Funsten had a school-record 100 receptions, and became the third player in school history and first since 1972 to collect 1,000 receiving yards in a season (1,107). The junior led the PFL in receptions and yards, ranking third and eighth, respectively, in NCAA Football Championship Series football in those categories.
Offensive lineman Ethan Clark, linebackers Patrick Moynahan and John Behm, defensive back Peter Kidwell, punter Brenton Goodman and kick returner Toms Bernhards-Callahan were named to the All-PFL honorable mention team.
Spring lacrosse leagues and free clinics
Registration is open for the Cornelius PARC Department’s spring lacrosse season, which will be in partnership with Xtreme Lacrosse.
Players can register at www.xlacrosse.com, and find additional information. The spring season will begin in mid-February.
Xtreme Lacrosse will hold four free clinics for beginning lacrosse players - both boys and girls - on Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 from 11 a.m.-noon at Smithville Park.
Tryouts for Copperheads baseball
Copperheads Baseball, a nonprofit organization, will hold tryouts for its summer showcase teams, at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Denver Batting Center, 2643 Hwy. 16 North. If you plan to attend or need more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens