PREP NOTEBOOK: LRDs pick up another CVAC win

Behind 18 points each from Dasia Tipps and Kadesha Gibbs, the Newton-Conover girls basketball team improved to 14-3 overall and 6-1 in the Catawba Valley 2A with a 78-28 thrashing of West Caldwell on Tuesday.

Taylor Petty added 16 points for N-C in the victory, while Shynese Whitener scored 11 points.

Draughn 58, Maiden 52

Despite being outscored by four points in the final quarter, the Lady Wildcats edged the Lady Blue Devils in Valdese on Tuesday.

Lauren Duckworth scored a game-high 22 points for Draughn (10-7, 3-4), while Haley Broadwell added 12 points.

Sabrien Gaither led Maiden (7-9, 1-6) with 17 points.

Hickory 75, Fred T. Foard 52

Leading 39-23 at the half, the Lady Red Tornadoes continued the pace in the second half on their way to their 17th victory of the season.

Yazmen Hannah scored 24 points for Hickory (17-1, 6-0), while Danasia Witherspoon added 29 points.

Kayla Whitworth led Foard (9-8, 2-4) with 14 points, while Chelsea Turner scored 13 points. Brooke Robinson and Chelsea Hoyle also pitched in nine points each.

Boys basketball

West Caldwell 57, Newton-Conover 34

The Warriors improved to 7-0 in the CVAC with a convincing win against the Red Devils (9-8, 4-3).

Chris Michaux scored a game-high 24 points to pace West Caldwell (9-4, 7-0).

Shane Laws led Newton-Conover with eight points. Kevin Cline added six points for the Red Devils.

Draughn 72, Maiden 68 OT

The Wildcats (10-7, 5-2) scored 11 points in overtime, lifting them to the overtime victory at home against the Blue Devils.

Adam Manns scored 19 points for Draughn, while Prescott Pinnix and Thomas Russell added 16 and 14 points, respectively.

Will Jenkins and Matt Johnson combined for half of the points for Maiden (6-9, 2-5) in the game. Jenkins scored 20 points and Johnson netted 19 points.

Hickory 84, Fred T. Foard 66

Despite leading by two points at halftime, Hickory pulled away in the second half, outscoring Foard 46-30, as the Red Tornadoes earned maintained their undefeated mark in conference play.

Zach Jarrett scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace Hickory (16-2, 6-0). Jarrett was one of five Hickory players to reach double-digits, including C.J. Wardrick (10), Jalen Byrd (12), Jordan Walls-Davis (10) and Matt Mason (10).

Jordan Turner scored a game-high 20 points for Foard (11-6, 1-5).

Prep wrestling

St. Stephens 68 Watauga 7

220: Matt Baker (SS) pin Jackson Lawly
285: Dillon Lominac (SS) pin Adam Uschelbec
106: Blake Rogers (SS) pin Mark Townsend
113: Bradley Bader (SS) pin Tate Abernathy
120: Justin Kidd (SS) wins via forfeit
126: Chris Hunt (SS) pin Kayn Greene
132: Demetre Kostis (WAT) dec. Hunter Schronce, 8-1
138: Ian Martin (SS) pin Will Burrow
145: Sergio Mendolia (SS) pin Shane Talbot
152: Zach Fincannon (SS) tech. fall Gabriel Erwin, 16-0
160: Dakota Wallis (SS) dec. Jake Paige, 4-0
170: Warren Boyett (SS) pin Justin Ward
182: Jonah Critcher (WAT) maj. dec. Cody Yelton, 14-0
195: Dale Huffman (SS) pin Jeremy Critcher

Maiden 52, Draughn 21
106: Ben Mayo (M) win via forfeit
113: Christian Giles (D) pin Gavin Thomas
120: Alex McFalls (D) win via forfeit
126: Jacob Hewitt win via forfeit
132: Landon Rudisill (D) dec. Bradley Webb, 7-5
138: Ethan Steward (M) maj. dec. Robert Abee, 13-5
145: Tristan Yates (M) win via forfeit
152: Gage Isaac (M) win via forfeit
160: Richard Kerekes (M) pin Cory Lowman
170: Evan Spears (M) pin Zachary Grant
182: Brett Carlile (M) pin Andrew Francis
220: Christian Hammonds (M) win via forfeit
285: Daniel Morton (D) pin Taylor Thornburg

Fred T. Foard 77, Queens Grant 0
106: Lane Bonds (F) maj. dec. Dalton Williams, 16-2
113: Dylan Cassidy (F) pin Conor Chambers
120: Mikey Vincent (F) pin Elijiah Jesalva
126: Caleb Griffin (F) pin Carl Zeitler
132: Ben Pitts (F) pin Conner Day
138: Ben Hughes (F) pin Ryan Cobb
145: Jeremy Fredell (F) maj. dec. Kevin Fernandez, 10-2
152: Trevor Cook (F) pin Rafeal Cobb
160: Hayden Albert (F) pin Yonathon Watson
170: Chris Finley (F) pin Ali Reid
182: Christian Ohmer (F) dec. Ivan Boyarskiy, 11-6
195: Zach Edwards (F) wins via forfeit
220: Nick Rotenberry (F) wins via forfeit
285: Ryan Christopher (F) wins via forfeit

Fred T. Foard 83, Hickory 0
106: Lane Bonds (F) won via forfeit
113: Dylan Cassidy (F) pin Justin Triplett
120: Caleb Griffin (F) pin Thinh Truongh
126: Michael Vincent (F) pin Deep Patel
132: Ben Pitts (F) won via forfeit
138: Ben Hughes (F) won via forfeit
145: Jeremy Fredell (F) pin Johnathan Marcellino
152: Trevor Cook (F) tech. fall Kahailil Rutherford, 18-2
160: Hayden Albert (F) pin Tate Feurgason
170: Chris Finley (F) pin Weston Feurgason
182: Christian Ohmer (F) won via forfeit
195: Zack Edwards (F) pin Devonte Shank
220: Nick Rotenberry (F) wins via forfeit
285: Ryan Christopher (F) pin Chase Webb

Other prep wrestling scores:
Bandys 43, Bunker Hill 19
Newton-Conover 59, West Caldwell 6