Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
South Carolina State defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) was named to the College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman Team announced on Tuesday.
Hargrave (6-2, 295) started 10 of 11 contests for the Bulldogs, recording 45 total tackles, 26 unassisted, with five tackles for loss and three sacks.
The Bulldog standout was one of six players from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference named to the squad.
Two Catawbaalumni and former teammates will be across the field from each other in New Orleans in the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII.
San Francisco 49ers defensive line Coach Jim Tomsula (Class of 1990) and Baltimore Ravens kicking consultant Randy Brown (1989) will share a Catawba connection.
See GoCatawbaIndians.com for more on that connection.
Wonders fall at horn
Concord’s Connor Burchfield’s 3-pointer beat the buzzer and the A.L. Brown Wonders on Wednesday at Bullock Gym.
It was the first SPC loss for A.L. Brown, which had a chance to put the game away but missed free throws in the final minutes.
Tevin Stark led the Wonders with 14 points. Derrick Copeland and Braxton Waddell scored 11 each, and Tydus Parks had 10.
For Concord, ranked No. 1 in 3A and 6-0 in the SPC, Burchfield scored 20, Jerry Burk had 16, and Darren Black had 10.
CONCORD (57) — Burchfield 20, Burk 16, D. Black 10, Aube 8, K. Black 2, Childress 1.
A.L. BROWN (56) — Stark 14, Copeland 11, Waddell 11, Parks 10, Johnson 8, Neal 2.
Concord 14 12 11 20 — 57
A.L. Brow 10 16 19 11 — 56
Catawba men romp
Catawba’s men’s basketball team rolled 81-64 against SAC opponent Mars Hill at Goodman Gym on Wednesday.
Tyrece Little led the Indians (5-10, 2-5) with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Lee Martin had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Reggie Perkins (15), Elon Edwards (12) and Vismantas Marijosius (11) also scored in double figures.
Khouraichi Thiam led the Lions (3-12, 0-7) with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
MARS HILL (64) — Thiam 22, Holt 15, Witherspoon 10, Haynes 7, Wright 4, White 4, Tate 2.
CATAWBA (81) — Little 20, Perkins 15, Martin 12, Edwards 12, Marijosius 11, Watson 7, Sampah 2, Houston 2, Coleman, Veshi, Emerson.
Mars Hill 22 42 — 64
Catawba 39 42 — 81
Livingstone’s men’s basketball team handled Fayetteville State 76-59 in CIAA action at Trent Gym on Wednesday.
There was no letdown after Saturday’s big win at Shaw.
Jody Hill led the Blue Bears (14-3, 6-2) with 15 points. Anthony Welch scored 14 points, and Eladio Espinoza had 11.
Espinoza and Tyler Johnson had seven boards apiece.
Ethan Anderson returned from an ankle injury and contributed five points and four boards.
Tyrrel Tate scored 21 for the Broncos (8-9, 3-5).
FAYETTEVILLE ST. (59) — Tate 21, Shelton 9, Marcus 6, Donnell 5, Craft 4, Lane 4, Addison 3, Underwood 2, Thompson 2, Fields 2, Best 1.
LIVINGSTONE (76) — Hill 15, Welch 14, Espinoza 11, Thomas 8, Ford-Bey 7, T. Johnson 5, Anderson 5, Flint 4, C. Johnson 4, King 2, D. Johnson 1, Sanders.
Fayette. State 33 26 — 59
Livingstone 39 37 — 76
Catawba’s women’s basketball team won 69-62 against SAC opponent Mars Hill at Goodman Gym on Wednesday.
Elizabeth Merritt led the Indians (8-7, 4-3) with 17 points.
Antoinette McPhail scored 12, and Chloe Bully and Taylor May scored 10 each.
Armeka Booker scored 23 for the Lions (3-12, 0-7).
MARS HILL (62) — Booker 23, Ricker 17, Wilmoth 14, Metcalf 3, Espinosa 3, Warren 2.
CATAWBA (69) — Merritt 17, McPhail 12, May 10, Bully 10, Coleman 8, Clay 6, Ciric 2, Ucinski 2, Whitby 2, Tamasauskaite.
Mars Hill 27 35 — 62
Catawba 39 30 — 69
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team upset Fayetteville State 83-78 in CIAA action at Trent Gym on Wednesday.
Kelcyn Manurs exploded for 27 points for the Blue Bears (7-10, 3-5). Cierra York scored 14, and Jasmine Murray had 12.
Akysia Resper led the Broncos (15-3, 7-1) with 18 points. DaQuondra Cuthbertson (North Rowan) played 15 minutes and scored two points.
FAYETTEVILLE ST. (78) — Resper 18, Hanzer 17, Ashford 13, Coleman 10, Person 8, Suggs 4, Robertson 3, Whitehead 2, Cuthbertson 2, Hall 1.
LIVINGSTONE (83) — Manurs 27, York 14, Murray 12, Evans 7, Tolliver 6, Coe 6, Tharpe 5, Walker 4, Hill 2, Lepzem, Chatman.
Fayette. State 40 38 — 78
Livingstone 37 46 — 83
Where are they now?
Former South Rowan football and basketball star Reid Shaver will graduate from Lenoir-Rhyne in May and is now student-teaching at South Caldwell High.
West Rowan’s wrestlers lost 37-36 on criteria to West Iredell in an NPC match on Tuesday.
Walt Waggoner, Dustin Ervin, Jacob Tomlin and Francisco Castro had pins for the Falcons
Winning decisions for the Falcons were Tyler Sywenki, Wood Poteat
Thomas Current collected a forfeit win.
Carson-East, South-West Iredell and North Davidson-Davie basketball games have been moved up from Friday to today due to the weather forecast.
• Note that Salisbury-North Rowan on Saturday will be played at North.
• Thanks to North Hills for sending in official stats for Salisbury’s Buster Hillie and North Rowan’s Oshon West for the 2010-11 season the played at North Hills.
Hillie scored 107 points for the Eagles, averaging 11.9 points per game.
West scored 315 points, averaging 14.3 points per game.
That gives West an official total of 1,147 career points.
Rowan Rage softball
Rowan Rage is holding softball tryouts at Rockwell Elementary School at noon this Saturday.
Age divisions are 14-under tournament division and 14-18 high school and showcase divisions. The rain makeup date is 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Tryouts are for any girls interested in playing tournament softball. The high school division is open to all local high school girls and rising freshmen.
Anyone interested in starting Rowan Rage teams in the 8-under, 10&under and 12-under age groups should contact Mitch Medlin at 704-279-3805 (home) or 704-202-5094 (cell). Call Medlin or Javin Honeycutt at 704-798-9300 for more information.
Sacred Heart basketball
Sacred Heart’s varsity girls won 24-11 against St. Mark.
Julia Honeycutt led the Dolphins with eight points, Payton Russell scored seven. Also contributing were Dakota Insley, Annie Habeeb, Anne Marie Metz and Mary McCullough.
• Sacred Heart’s varsity boys lost 43-30 against St. Mark.
Will Casmus scored 10 points for the Dolphins. Michael Childress had nine. Other key contributors were Justin Boyd, William Clark, Will Taylor and Alex Antosek.
Pfeiffer’s Brittany Cox was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for the third time.
Cox averaged 26.5 points per game in two victories.
• Pfeiffer’s baseball team was picked seventh in the Conference Carolinas preseason poll. Mount Olive was picked first, with Belmont Abbey second.
New members will be inducted into the Catawba Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 9.
The induction of the Class of 2013 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
The 2013 inductees, both from the Class of 1995, are Bryan Fass of Davidson and Carrie Graham of Coventry, Conn.
Jeff Tucker, of Jensen Beach, Fla., an inductee in the Class of 2012, was unable to attend last year’s ceremony. Tucker will be on hand at this year’s event to be officially recognized.
The Athletic Training Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class in 2011.
Erwin’s girls defeated Mooresville 29-26 for the conference tournament championshipat China Grove on Wednesday.
No. 2 seed Erwin (15-2) avenged a loss to Mooresville (14-3) in the seventh-grade finals a year ago. Mooresville, Erwin and Knox shared the regular-season championship.
Breya Philpot had 10 points, eight rebounds, seven blocked shots, six steals and three assists. Micah Furr had nine points, including a big 3-pointer in the third period and a clutch basket late.
Destiny Jackson had six points for the winners, including two drives for crucial layups in the final minutes. Ashlyn Mills had six rebounds, three steals and a big basket late in the game.
It was the fifth tournament title for coach Allison Adams. Her team went 30-4 in two years, winning one regular-season championship, one co-championship and the tournament. The Eagles went 14-0 at home over two seasons.
Mooresville was led by Sara Vanhoy with eight points, seven in a hot streak in the second quarter that cut Erwin’s lead from 14-5 to 14-12. Sehrena Hull scored six points for the Red Imps, and Carlee Brawley got all five of her points in the fourth quarter, when she knocked in a 3-pointer.
Mooresville, coched by Jenna Sullivan and Rachel Bustle, went 28-6 over two seasons.
No. 1 seed Mooresville capped an undefeated season by topping No. 3 Knox 64-57 in Wednesday’s tournament championship game.
Coach Chip Pickard’s Red Imps (17-0) were led by 6-foot-6 Jay Davis with 35 points, 27 rebounds and five blocked shots. Chris Ingramadded 12 points and nine boards. Gavin Stewart had eight points and seven rebounds. Noah Allen contributed 13 assists. Jace Donaldson added five points.
Mooresville, coached by Chip Pickard, also won the seventh-grade title, beating Knox in the finals. The Red Imps went 33-1 over two seasons, losing only in the regular season last year to Knox.
Mooresville led 15-12 after a quarter and 31-30 at halftime. Knox led briefly in the second half and was tied at 45-all early in the final period. Mooresville took the lead for keeps on two free throws by Stewart and eventually led by 13.
Paris Hillie poured in 21 points — 15 in the first half — to lead coach Dominique Bates’ Trojans, who finished 12-5. Cameron Horne scored 15 points. Tre Oates added six points. Shaleek Williams had seven rebounds. Alonzo Sirleaf also had seven boards before fouling out with 4:36 to play.
• In Mooresville’s 54-41 win against North Rowan in the semis, Davis scored 19 points, and Ingram had 16.
Joseph Scott led the Mavericks with 17, and Jayson Delgado scored 11.
Corbin Hills Golf Club will be hosting its annual Spring Two-Man team event on Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14th. The format is 6-6-6 (Captains Choice - Best Ball - Texas Scramble) both days.
Teams will be flighted after Saturday’s round.
The entry fee is $75 per player (Nonmember). Contact Jay Hill or the golf staff at 704-636-0672.
Entry includes cart, green fee, food and prizes.
Team buy-in and team skins are not included in the entry fee. Start times both days to be announced. This event is open to anyone wanting to play.
Contact Jay Hill or the golf staff at 704-636-0672.