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TRINITY — Top-seeded Wheatmore cruised past 16th-seeded Durham School of the Arts on Tuesday at Wheatmore in the opening round of the NCHSAA 2A East volleyball playoffs.

Kelly Williams had nine kills, three aces, one dig and 12 service points for the Warriors (13-0). Carson Elliottt had six digs — eclipsing 1,000 digs for her career — plus four aces and 11 service points.

Kara Moore added 18 assists, one dig, four aces and 11 service points.

Wheatmore will play again today against ninth-seeded McMichael at 6 p.m. at Wheatmore.


CONCORD — Fourth-seeded Cox Mill held off 13th-seeded Southwest Guilford 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 on Tuesday at Cox Mill in the first round of the 3A West playoffs.

The Cowgirls, who finished second in the Piedmont Triad Conference, finished with an 8-7 record.


KING — Fifth-seeded West Stokes edged 12th-seeded Oak Grove, 25-22, 25-17, 25-22 on Tuesday at West Stokes in the first round of the 2A West playoffs.

Olivia Stone had 11 kills to lead the Grizzlies (9-4), who finished second in the Central Carolina Conference. Grace Manring had seven kills, four aces and seven service points, and Vanessa Young had 12 assists and eight service points.



DAVIDSON — Wesleyan Christian’s boys lost 64-53 against Davidson Day at Davidson Day.

J3 Swindell had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Trojans (5-8), while Luke Grace had 10 points and five rebounds, followed by Grant Aycock with nine points.

In the girls game, Wesleyan lost 71-54 against Davidson Day, the two-time defending state champion. Lilly McRae scored 14 points to lead the Trojans (5-8), followed by Taylor Hawkley with eight points, and Morgan Carter and Madison Tat with seven points each.


HIGH POINT — The Burlington School edged High Point Christian 61-56 in boys basketball Tuesday at HPCA.

Thomas McIntosh had 18 points and six rebounds to lead the Cougars, who held slim leads after the first and third quarters but were outscored 26-17 in the fourth. K.J. Garrett had 12 points, six assists and three steals.

Ethan Smith added 10 points, five assists and five rebounds, while P.J. Underhill had eight points.

The Burlington School, which is ranked No. 8 in the state overall and No. 2 among NCISAA 2A teams, improved to 13-2. HPCA, ranked No. 19 overall and No. 2 among NCISAA 3A teams, dropped to 9-4.


THOMASVILLE — Ragsdale overcame a first-half deficit to beat Thomasville 66-52 in nonconference boys basketball Tuesday at Thomasville.

Andrew Siler had 12 points while Jah Saigo scored 10 points to lead the Tigers (2-1), who trailed 33-27 at halftime.

Janhri Luckey scored 26 points to lead the Bulldogs (0-1), followed by Lymeake Washington with eight points and Bryce McCoy with six points.


WALNUT COVE — Ledford rolled past South Stokes 52-34 in nonconference girls basketball Tuesday at South Stokes.

Sarah Ledbetter and Morgan Harrison each scored 10 points to lead the Panthers (2-0), who led 29-14 at halftime and 41-19 heading to the fourth. Devon Delellis added nine points, while Layla Sands had eight points.

In the boys game, Ledford won 82-56 to improve to 1-0.


GREENSBORO — Southern Guilford defeated Southwestern Randolph 65-56 in Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference boys basketball Tuesday at Southern.

Zymir German scored 20 points to lead the Storm (2-1 overall, 1-1 MPC), while Jamais Ferrara added 12 points, followed by Khalil Milner with 11 points. Daeshaun Ross also scored nine points.

Southern’s JV boys also won 38-23.