Area Sports Briefs:

  • Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:27 a.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:20 a.m.

From staff reports
Salisbury’s girls basketball team overcame a slow start and won 62-51 at Robinson on Monday in a non-conference game.

Down 15-8 after the first quarter, the Hornets (4-2) outscored the Bulldogs (2-2) by 42-24 in the middle two periods.

“Robinson beat us up and down the floor the first quarter,” Salisbury assistant Tony Hillian said. “But we slowed them down with fullcourt man-to-man. We got turnovers with our defense and got our transition game going on offense. Our defense was solid.”

Brielle Blaire scored 24 points for Salisbury. Danielle Harmon scored nine, Vashti Usry had seven, and Ashley Blaire and Bryanna Caldwell sored six each.

Maya Scott led the Bulldogs with 14 points, and Madison Fulford scored nine.

Local golf
Mike Hardister made a hole-in-one at McCanless while playing in the Men’s Association Sunday Morning Shootout.

Hardister made his first career ace on the 130-yard No. 10 hole with a 6-iron.

Hardister’s playing partners were Dan McCombs, Chad Thomas, John Lambert and Mike Almond.

Catawba camps
Catawba men’s basketball coach Jim Baker’s Christmas camps will be held in Charlotte and Salisbury.

There are half-day camps (ages 5-8) and full-day camps (ages 7-15) available.

Go to for information.

College football
Livingstone fullback Terrill Gourdine, offensive linemna Kentrell Davis, defensive lineman Dorian Edwards, running back Javon Williams and wide receiver Carl James and running backs coach Malcolm Nelson will participate in the Division II All-American Bowl on Dec. 22 in Minneapolis.

• Wingate receiver Chris Bowden, Carson-Newman center Kevin Day, Elizabeth City State defensive lineman Brad Davis and St. Augustine’s kick returner Tyron Laughinghouse were named to the AFCA D-II All-America team.

College men’s hoops
Kaleb Kimber (West Rowan) scored seven points in Rio Grande’s 109-46 win against Ohio-Lancaster on Sunday.

• Alex Weant (Salisbury) scored two points for Roanoke (4-3) in a 100-62 loss to Hampden-Sydney on Saturday.

College women’s hoops
Jasmine Murray had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Livingstone to a 55-53 win at Barber-Scotia on Monday.

Ashley Walker had 12 points and 12 boards.

College track
Amber Holloway (West Rowan) is competing for East Carolina. Holloway ran 9.54 in the 60 meter hurdles and 28.06 in the 200 in her first meet.

Jaguar hoops
Salisbury Academy’s varsity girls stayed unbeaten with a 28-18 win against Statesville Christian.

Juliana Anderson had eight points and eight rebounds for the Jaguars (5-0). Maria Capito had six points and three steals. Jenny Kribbs scored six points, and Ruth Clement and Jordan McCall also contributed points.

• Salisbury Academy’s varsity boys beat Statesville Christian 42-30.

Marcus Corry stuffed the stat sheet again with 16 points, six steals and 13 rebounds.

Carter Cook scored 12 points. Jalen McClellan had seven points and six rebounds for the Jaguars (2-1).

Middle school wrestling
North Rowan defeated Corriher-Lipe 72-24.

See today’s Scoreboard.

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