It is the second consecutive week Cohen has won the award and the third time he has claimed the honor this season. The 6-foot-10 junior averaged 23.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two games last week as the Wildcats picked up league wins over Western Carolina (88-67) and Appalachian State (83-79).
Cohen entered Thursday’s game against Western Carolina with 987 points and scored Davidson’s first 13 points to reach 1,000 for his career. He finished the game with 26 points and six rebounds. On Jan. 14 at Appalachian State, Cohen tallied 21 points and seven rebounds.
Cohen shot 67 percent from the field (16-of-24) and made five of seven 3-point attempts last week. He was 10-for-11 from the free throw line and added five assists, five blocked shots and a steal in the two games.
The Wildcats (12-4, 6-0 Southern Conference) will host College of Charleston at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in Belk Arena. The game will be televised live on ESPN3.
Girls softball tryouts
The Lake Norman Fury girls fastpitch softball program will hold tryouts for its 10-and-under team Feb. 3, 10 and 17. Call Tony Mele at 980-721-7550 for details, or see the website lakenormanfury.com
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 N. If you plan to attend or need information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davidson women edge Appalachian State
Davidson College’s Sophia Aleksandravicius had game-highs of 17 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks as the Wildcats beat Appalachian State, 55-52, Jan. 15 in a Southern Conference women’s game in Boone.
She had a double-double in the second half alone with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Aleksandravicius’ 20 rebounds were a career-best, while for the second straight game, she matched her own school record in blocks.
Davidson shot 52 percent in the second half to off-set a season-low 19 percent shooting performance in the first period.
After Kristen Johnsen gave Davidson a 55-52 lead with a pair of free throws and 17 seconds left, Appalachian State had one last chance to tie. But Davidson’s defense stepped up, forcing the Mountaineers to call a timeout with just four seconds left. ASU’s Katie Mallow tried to force up a shot, but Aleksandravicius was there to swat it away for the win.
Davidson will begin a three-game homestand Saturday, Jan. 21, against Samford at 2 p.m.
Vikings’ coaching search continues
The search continues for a replacement for North Mecklenburg High football coach Mike Bradley, who resigned last week and will retire next month after 32 years of coaching and teaching.
“One of the things I always told people about Coach Bradley’s program was, that as AD I didn’t have to worry about the integrity of the program,” said North Meck’s athletics director Kevin Wilson, of Bradley’s influence. “Football is the face of high school athletics and we constantly hear about poor decisions made by player/coaches and others involved in athletic programs. I never had to give this a second thought with Coach Bradley.”
“Coach Bradley was a positive mentor to our new coaches. I would often send them to him to discuss issues that would arise in their programs. New coaches sometimes feel as if they are on an island and the issues they deal with are unique. Coach Bradley was able to share experiences from his many years of coaching and give sound advice. Coach Bradley always spoke of his priorities – faith, family, football. Many of his players and staff felt as if they were part of his family.
I will miss having Mike around. He has become a good friend.”
Davidson Day basketball rolls on
Davidson Day’s boys basketball team trounced Hickory Christian Academy, 63-27, on Jan. 17, to improve to 21-2 and 5-0 in the Southern Piedmont Athletic Association.
Rashun Davis led the Patriots with 19 points and six assists. Phillip Anglade had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Richard Brown added 10 points and eight rebounds. Davidson Day will play at United Faith on Friday, Jan. 20.
On. Jan. 14, Davidson Day beat Northside Christian, 64-59 behind Davis (16 points, five assists and three steals) and Dorian Albritton (16 points and five rebounds).
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 – Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon at Smithville Park.
Sign up for alumni football
Gridiron Alumni, a company that organizes full-contact football games for high school alumni, is planning to expand into North Carolina. The first 40 players on each team to register will get to play, and the first school that gets 30 players will receive home-field advantage.
Teams from Hopewell, Lake Norman Charter, North Mecklenburg, Southlake Chrisitan and other area teams are forming. Games are scheduled for March and April. Go to www.gridironalumni.com to register, or call Chris Hall at 530-410-6396.
Fear schedules football tryouts
The Lake Norman Fear of the Gridiron Developmental Football League will return for its’ third season. The Fear will begin games in June, and will play their five home games at Mooresville High.
The team is looking for players, ages 18 to 40, with some high school or college playing experience.
Tryouts will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Benchwarmers Sports Complex in Mooresville, with registration at 11 a.m.
General Manager Chris Moshinskie has also announced that game passes good for any home game will be on sale through his office until March 31 for only $1. On April 1, single game tickets will go back to the regular price of $7 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.
To register for tryouts or receive more information, call Moshinskie at 704-248-6788 or email LakenFearGM@aol.com.
Register for youth volleyball
Registration for the Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department’s spring volleyball league, for girls ages 9-16, will begin Feb. 1. There will be an eight-game regular season with Saturday morning games, and an end of season tournament. The Davidson College women’s volleyball team will direct clinics for coaches and players at the season’s start. There will be a parents informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Lake Norman Charter Middle School. A “Skills Day” will be held March 3 at Lake Norman Charter High.
The coaches’ certification meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the park and rec department’s third-floor office. A coach’s clinic will be at 9 a.m. March 10 at Lake Norman Charter High. The clinics with Davidson College players will be during the first week of practices, beginning March 12.
Cost is $65 for residents and $80 for non-residents. For information call 704-766-2220 or email email@example.com
Time to register for softball
The Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department is organizing spring adult softball league. Games will be at Bradford Park and play is open to both men’s and co-ed teams. Individual players can register and be assigned to a team.
A coaches meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Parks and Recreation office, 105 Gilead Road. Registration is Feb. 6-10 for returning teams and Feb. 13-March 2 for new and returning teams. Cost is $470 for a co-ed team and $575 for men’s teams. For information call 704-766-2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org