Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Livingstone’s men won their eighth straight basketball game on Monday by beating CIAA foe Lincoln 81-72 in Rivero Gym in southern Pennsylvania.
It’s been a different hero every night for the Blue Bears (11-1, 3-0 CIAA), and this time it was Omar Ford-Bey, who came off the bench to score 21 points, 19 in the second half.
Known as a shooter, he also pulled down 10 boards.
Jody Hill also scored 21 points on 8-for-14 shooting, as the Blue Bears rallied from a three-point halftime deficit.
Mark Thomas added 13 points, and Eladio Espinoza had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Kenny Sharpe scored 18 for the Lions (8-4, 1-2).
Livingstone is home for a CIAA game on Thursday when Elizabeth City State visits Trent Gym.
LIVINGSTONE (81) — Hill 21, Ford-Bey 21, Thomas 13, Espinoza 10, A. Welch 7, Adams 4, T. Johnson 3, D. Johnson 2, King, Flint, Turner, D. Welch.
LINCOLN (72) — Sharpe 18, Cole 15, Rogers 9, Jackson 8, Washington 8, Jackson 7, Whittingham 5, Glover 2.
Livingstone 28 53 — 81
Lincoln 31 41 — 72
College women’s hoops
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team lost 64-55 at Lincoln (Pa.) in CIAA action on Monday.
The Blue Bears (5-7, 1-2) got 12 points from Ashley Walker, 11 from Kelcyn Manurs and 10 from Jasmine Murray. Cierra York had seven rebounds
Cynthia Johnson scored 20 for the Lions (6-7, 2-1).
Livingstone shot 27 percent, including 4-for-23 from 3-point range and committed 25 turnovers.
The Blue Bears trailed 26-19 at halftime.
LIVINGSTONE (55) — Walker 12, Manurs 11, Murray 10, Evans 8, Holloway 6, York 6, McKinney 2, Chatman, Tharpe .
LINCOLN (64) — Johnson 20, McIntosh 17, Waters 10, Pam 5, Fluellen 4, McKellery 4, Smith 2, Ekanem 2.
Livingstone 19 36 — 55
Lincoln 26 38 — 64
• De’Rya Wylie (Salisbury) scored 18 points, five rebounds and three steals for Elizabeth City State in a 75-70 loss to Fayetteville State on Monday.
DaQuondra Cuthbertson (North Rowan) pulled down four rebounds for the Broncos.
In the latest NCPreps.com baskeball poll, West Rowan’s unbeaten girls are ranked second in 3A behind Hickory.
Carson’s girls were Honorable Mention in the 3A poll.
• North Rowan’s boys are ranked sixth in the 1A poll. North’s two losses to in-state teams were to Cuthbertson, ranked No. 1 in 2A, and Davie County, ranked No. 6 in 4A.
Davie’s only loss was on the road by a single point at No. 1 Olympic.
•Winston-Salem Prep tops the 1A boys poll.
• In 3A, Concord is ranked second behind Rocky Mount, while Statesville is ranked third. The Spiders’ only loss was to a South Carolina team.
Southeast’s boys defeated Corriher-Lipe 51-31.
Austin Love led the Patriots with 11 points. Nate Faulkner and Brenden Westbrook scored 10 each.
Matthew Mills led the Yellow Jackets with 10 points.
• Erwin’s girls cruised to a 34-11 win against West Rowan Middle.
Destiny Jackson led the Eagles (10-2) with nine points.
Breya Philpot had eight points and 13 rebounds, and Micah Furr had eight points and eight steals.
Ashlyn Mills pulled down 10 rebounds, and Sara Gunter grabbed nine. Bree Medlin had five steals.
West (0-12) was led by Deaizha Phillips with six points. Reagan Owen had four.
• Kortez Weeks had 13 points, 10 assists and five rebounds as West Rowan Middle’s boys beat Erwin 64-31.
Armani Hogue scored 16 points for the Bulldogs (8-4), and Nick Warren had 13.
Jovon Quarles scored nine, and E.J. Transou had six.
Middle school wrestling
Southeast won 83-9 against Corriher-Lipe on Monday.
Results are in Scoreboard.
North Hills hoops
The North Hills varsity boys placed third in the Tri-City Tournament.
North Hills won the third-place game by beating Statesville Christian 66-49.
Leonard Murdock scored 12 points for the Eagles. Noah Stoyanov scored 10, and Chris Taylor had nine.
• In Monday’s action, the North Hills varsity lost 72-58 to Queen’s Grant.
Taylor, a sophomore, scored 17 to pace the Eagles. Murdock had 11.
Jamir Lee scored 27 for Queen’s Grant’s Stallions.
• In Monday’s jayvee boys game, North Hills won 50-37 against Queen’s Grant. Ian Bradshaw led the Eagles with 19 points. Chris Norris added nine.
N.C. Hall of Fame
The North Carolina Hall of Fame announced that its 2013 inductees will be Kelvin Bryant, Ron Francis, Wade Garrett, Bill Guthridge, Tommy Helms, Marion Kirby, Rich McGeorge, Hugh Morton, Bob Quincy, Marty Sheets and Mildred Southern.
Bryant starred as a running back at UNC. Francis is recognized as the greatest player in Carolina Hurricanes history.
Garrett is a fast-pitch softball legend. Guthridge spent three decades as a UNC basketball assistant before taking the reins as head coach.
Helms was a stellar second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Kirby won 278 games as a prep football coach, mostly at Page.
McGeorge was a two-sport star at Elon and played tight end in the NFL.
Sheets has won 250 Special Olympics medals.
Southern is a legend in women’s tennis.
Morton was a world-class sports photographer, while Qunicy was one of the state’s famous sports journalists.
Morton and Quincy will be inducted posthumously.
Ceremonies are set for May 2 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Dogfight results are in from Corbin Hills.
Winning the First Flight with a 137 total was the team of Keith Dorsett, Steve Gegorek and Sal Alfieri.
Placing second at 138 were Eric Mulkey, Mark Deese and Randy Bigham.
Winning the Second Flight with a total of 147 was the team of Joe Cress, Matt Graves and Josh Johnson. Second at 150 was the team of John McDufford, Perry Voncanon and Dean Flanagan.
Third Flight honors with a 151 total went to Rick Ridenhour, Bryan Moore and Rick Hampton. Also at 151 was the team of Tim Collins, Brett Mulkey and Brian Collins.
In the Fourth Flight, the winning team with a 181 total was Michael Gegorek, David Thamez and Mike Cauble.
The team of Ronnie Thompson, Scott Tang and Blake Wingler shot 182.
Ties were broken by scorecard playoff, starting on the No. 1 handicap hole (No. 18).
Skins winners were Tim Gardner, Shane Benfield, Dorsett and Brian Jones.
The next event is scheduled for Jan. 19.
Registration has been extended for boys basketball leagues through Thursday, Jan. 10.
Coaches are needed.
Contact Phillip Hilliard at 704-636-0111.
In the Conference Carolinas preseason men’s poll, Pfeiffer was picked second behind Mount Olive.