The Cox Mill Chargers pulled away early on and never looked back Friday night as they downed the Concord Spiders by the score of 83-49. Cox Mill was led by senior Francis Sio, and nationally ranked sophomore Wendell Moore. Concord had no answer for either as Moore finished with 31 points and Sio finished with 21. This game was never really in doubt for the Chargers who got a huge boost from 6’5” sophomore guard Caleb Stone-Carrawell in the first half as 11 of his 12 points during this period. Cox Mill put up 54 points in the first half and the way they were scoring the ball, they looked well on their way to a 100 point night but the offense did slow down a little bit throughout the third and fourth quarters, but they had such a big cushion built up that this really didn’t matter. Next up for the Chargers is a home contest against VCU signee Lavar Batts and J.M. Robinson high school. Concord will be traveling to China Grove, North Carolina on Tuesday for another road game as they take on Jesse Carson.
2017 CG Francis Sio of Cox Mill has been given the chance to blossom and be the leader of this team this year and he is taking full advantage of it. The unsigned senior is averaging better than 15 points a game and took over the game from the very beginning as he started the game off with a three pointer, two steals, and a drawn charge. He has the looks of a great D2 kid and could play his way into Low-Major D1 status if he keeps this type of play up. Sio is only seeing interest from one school, Lees-McRae.
2019 G Caleb Stone-Carrawell of Cox Mill, son of Chris Carrawell, showed glimpses of his potential in the first half scoring 11 points and doing it from all three levels. He has great size at 6’5” and the potential is certainly there for him, if he can string some games together like this and gain some consistency and confidence this will be just another weapon to deal with on the Chargers loaded roster.
The lone bright spot on the night for Concord was 2019 6’5” WG Jalen O’Neal. He was finishing around the rim early and often and ran the floor extremely well. Slashing to the rim and getting to the line was where he did most of his damage and he should be a name to keep tabs on at Concord for the next few years.
2019 6’6” G/F Wendell Moore: 31 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
2017 6’0” CG Francis Sio: 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals
2019 6’5” G Caleb Stone-Carrawell: 12 points, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block
2017 6’1” SG Colin Noone: 7 points, 1 assist, 2 steals
2018 6’7” PF Tyzhaun Claude: 4 points, 7 rebounds
2017 6’3” F Jacari Johnson: 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
2019 6’5” WG Jalen O’Neal: 19 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal
2017 6’5” WG Hamsah Nasirildeen (South Carolina Football Commit): 11 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks
2017 6’3” CG Andrew Metcalf: 6 points, 6 rebounds
2020 6’4” SG Jackson Threadgill: 3 points