Alex. Central stops South Caldwell in 2OT

John Josey, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C.
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Feb. 23—Olivia Miller led South Caldwell with 26 points, but Alexander Central had four players reach double figures in both points and rebounds in the Cougars' 55-51 double-overtime win Friday in Taylorsville.

The nip-and-tuck game featured 16 lead changes and 12 ties with the Spartans holding a 14-11 lead after the first quarter and a 21-17 lead heading into halftime. Alexander Central outscored the Spartans 14-9 in the third quarter for a 31-30 advantage with the fourth quarter still to go.

The two teams remained knotted at 45-45 after the first overtime period, and the Cougars outscored South Caldwell 10-6 in the second OT to snare the win.

Alexander Central's Nikki Hagy had 11 points and 14 rebounds. Chesney Stikeleather had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Sydney Hayes had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Hallie Jarrett finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars.

In addition to her 26 points, Miller finished the game with nine rebounds. Katlyn Wynn added nine points and eight rebounds; Kenley Jackson had six points, followed by Faith Curtis and Kaylee Anderson with four points apiece. Kaitlyn Propst finished with two points for the Spartans, who drew the No. 2 seed in the 4A West region of the state basketball tournament. South Caldwell will host No. 15 West Forsyth tonight.

Local Colleges Women's Basketball Pioneers 83, Cobras 40

Spartanburg Methodist held Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute to seven points in the first quarter and two points in the fourth in Saturday's blowout win.

Amiya Randles led the Cobras (5-4, 0-1 Region 10 Div. 1) with 13 points, followed by Kaitlyn Brock with nine. Paola Martinez finished with seven points, while Nikya Lynch added six points. Mikayla Hill finished with three points, and Arika Jenkins closed the game with two points.

Jenna Wooten led Spartanburg Methodist with 22 points, followed by Essence Marshall with 17 and Brittany Mack 11.

Caldwell returned to action Sunday at Carolina Christian University.

Men's Basketball Cobras 83, Indians 77

Caldwell Tech had four players reach double figures in Saturday's win over USC-Salkehatchie. Demitri Dixon led the Cobras with 16 points, followed by Jalen Crowders 15 points. Shawn Nelson added 13, and Amari Thomas had 11. Micah Jones finished with nine points, while Amari Kirby and Jheison Saunds had eight points each. Myles Hamilton finished with two points, and Tyree Gwinn scored one.

Caldwell Tech (5-1, 2-1 Region 10 Div. 1) will play at 6 p.m., Friday at Cape Fear.