Greyhounds, Wildcats and Blue Devils advance to semifinals in girls bracket

Posted at 11:52 PM on Dec 27, 2018


Statesville vs. Lake Norman, 3 p.m.
North Iredell vs. Mooresville, 6 p.m.

Statesville, Mooresville and Lake Norman prevailed in the girls first round of the Iredell County Sports Hall of Fame Classic on Thursday to join top-seeded North Iredell in the semifinals.

On the opening day, Statesville turned in the most dominant performance in the girls bracket as the Greyhounds jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the game’s opening quarter and never looked back in a 62-20 thrashing of Pine Lake Prep.

Aasia McNeill and Tyasia Sharpe scored 22 points each to power Statesville (8-1) to the first-round win. Danasia Gray added eight points for the Greyhounds, who led 36-9 at intermission, allowing coach Greg Stewart to empty his bench.

Statesville will play Lake Norman in the semifinals.

Lauren Messer scored eight points to lead the Pride (1-6).

In other games:

► Lake Norman 44, South Iredell 35: Lauren Sullivan scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in the second half to lead the Wildcats to victory.

Candis Dancy added seven points for Lake Norman (3-5), which held the Vikings to a total of nine points in the second and third quarters.

Sarah Nelson led South Iredell (4-4) with 10 points and Lydia Mercer added nine.

► Mooresville 44, West Iredell 36: Alecsai Allen scored 15 points to lead the Blue Devils past the Warriors and into the semifinals.

Griselda Ravejas added 10 points for Mooresville, which improved to 4-4 on the season.

Lariyah Clark had a game-high 16 points to lead West Iredell, and Nakyla Heaggans added 10 points. With the loss, the Warriors fell to 4-4 on the season.

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