High school basketball: Goodlett scored 30 in North win – Salisbury Post

High school basketball: Goodlett scored 30 in the North win

Posted at 12:00 AM Tue, Nov 22, 2022

Staff report

Monday’s games…

Spencer – Guard Billy Goodlett averaged 18.4 points as a sophomore, but new coach Dara Walker said in the preseason that people haven’t seen anything yet.

You weren’t kidding.

Goodlett scored a career-high 30 points in the North’s season opener on Monday, an impressive 54-20 non-conference win against South Rowan. Its previous high was 26.

Goodlett, who has seven steals and four assists, could have scored 40. She had 24 points in the first half, but the Cavaliers fell back on the pressure and worked on half-court combinations in the second half.

“Bailey is one of the fastest guards in the state and we plan to take advantage of her speed,” Walker said. “She had some easy transition points because of her defense and because of her teammates. South really wanted to get in with the ball, but we did a good job of closing that down and getting some steals.”

Dasia Elder and Krisstyle “Mone’y” Stockton played tough defense for the North team.

Bloom Goodlett, Billy’s twin, had four steals and four assists.

Brittany Ellis scored 10 points and blocked a shot before spraining his ankle. Walker doesn’t think it’s a serious injury and she isn’t expected to miss it at any point.

Overall, it was a great start for the Cavaliers against a Southern team that won its opening game.

“We had tons of energy,” Walker said. “We didn’t really hit the ball like we were going to, but the important thing was that we were getting the look we wanted.”

Kynlee Dextraze kicked six to lead the Raiders, but South only kicked five field goals. Madilyn Cherry made the only triple pointer in the South. The South scored in single digits each quarter.

“It was a tough night,” said Southern coach Alex Allen. “A lot of turnovers and a lot of mental mistakes that we couldn’t have. Luckily, this is our second game and moving forward, we’ll learn from it.”

South 2 6 4 8 – 20

North 19 15 15 5-54

Northern Scorer – Bailey Goodlett 30, Ellis 10, Azaria Elder 5, Dacia Elder 3, Stoner 3, Wilson 3.

Southern Scoring – Dextraz 6, Cherry 5, Morgan 5, Allston 4.

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MOUNT PLEASANT – The East Roan girls used precision on the foul line to pull away from Mount Pleasant in a low-scoring contest.

The Mustangs won 39-23.

“Missed a lot of kicks in the first half, but finished on the edge better in the second half and made our free throws,” said winning coach Bree Evans.

Peyton Wicker, Hannah Waddell and Adi Plaut scored eight goals each to lead the Mustangs in the season opener.

Mt Pleasant is 1-1 away.

East Screening – Waddle 8, Blot 8, Wicker 8, Cook 6, Collins 4, Cox 3, Sadie Featherstone 2.

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Kannapolis — There were more growing pains for the Carson girls’ basketball team on Monday.

The Cougars missed 15 free throws, losing to Al Brown 53-29. The Wonders ended a nine-game losing streak against Carson. They haven’t won against the Cougars since they beat Carson twice in the 2014-15 season.

The Wonders (1-0) led 24-10 at halftime and continued to lead in the second. Yanni Flood made four three-pointers and scored 14 points.

Allie Martin scored eight of her 11 points in the fourth quarter for Carson (0-2). Julia Burleson made two three-pointers and scored eight.

Carson 3 7 9 10-29

Al Brown 8 16 15 14-53

Carson – Martin 11, Burleson 8, Four 4, Carpenter 3, Steele 2, McBride 1.

Al Brown – Flood 14, Estella 11, Faulkner 8, Robinson 4, David 4, Gregory 4, Klotz 2, Foster 2, Green 2, Bradley 2.

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MOUNT PLEASANT – Mount Pleasant used a surge in the second quarter to build a lead and take control of the second half against East Rouen Pounds 76-46 on Monday.

Easton Leonard scored 21 goals and Adam Shepris scored 20 for the Tigers (2-0), who opened the season on Friday with a 61-53 win over Carson.

Dylan Valley led in the East (0-1) with 11 points. Tee Harris scored 10, and Jonathan Wimbola added eight.

“We didn’t play a good attacking game and that was because of Mount Pleasant’s defense,” East coach Andrew Porter said. “We struggled to get into our attack, we couldn’t get any rhythm. We have a lot to learn and we’ll take what we learned tonight and get better.”

Rouen 1281214-46

Mt. Pleasant 13 20 21 22-76

Scoring East – Wadi 11, Harris 10, Wimbola 8, Heinz 6, Ali 4, Rush 3, Everhart 2, Lee 2.

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Kannapolis – The Carson boys won 50-42 at the Al Browns on Monday.

Mickey Beasley scored 13 for the Cougars. Colin Poole scored 12, while BJ Howard scored 11.

Carson (1-1) took control of the second quarter to take a 25-18 halftime lead.

Nas Reeves led the Wonders (0-1) with 11 points, while CJ Gray scored 10.

Carson 10 15 18 7 – 50

Al Brown 9 9 14 10-42

Carson – Beasley 13, Ball 12, Howard 11, McGruder 7, Burleson 6, Taylor 1.

Al Brown – Reeves 11, Gray 10, Jaylon 7, Butler 6, Brazil 5, Williams 3.

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Spencer – The North Rouen boys opened with a 78-31 win over South Rouen.

Jayden Polk led the Cavaliers with 17 points.

He also appeared in dual characters Amary MacArthur (12), Jericho Charleston (12) and George Maxwell (11).

Polk and Charleston were hot in the second quarter as the Cavaliers stormed to a 51-16 halftime lead.

All Cavaliers scored.

Bronson Hunt, Dalton Young and Zion Jackson scored eight goals each for the Raiders (1-1).

S. Rowan 8 8 13 2-31

n. Rawan 24 27 20 7-78

South – Hunt 8, Young 8, Jackson 8, Jones 3, Moore 2, Sign 2.

North – Polk 17, McArthur 12, Charleston 12, Maxwell 11, Tarver 6, Smith 5, Nguyen 5, Morrow 4, O’Kelly 4, Sullivan 1, Strickland 1.

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