Area Sports Briefs
From staff reportsWingate scored the first 10 points and cruised to a 78-68 win over visiting Catawba in SAC action on Wednesday night.
Deion Turman scored 19 points to lead the Bulldogs (12-5, 8-1), who shot 58 percent in the opening half to build a 43-22 edge at the break.
Catawba (5-12, 2-7) was led by Tyrece Little, who posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds and blocked five shots. Lee Martin tossed in 12 points, while Vismantas Marijosius (North Hills) scored 10 points.CATAWBA (68) — Little 23, Martin 12, Marijosius 10, Perkins 6, Watson 5, Edwards 5, Houston 3, Sampah 2, Veshi 2, Emerson.
WINGATE (78) — Turman 19, Parker 14, Daye 13, Turner 12, Lewis 9, Matilus 6, Kincaid 5.Catawba 22 46 — 68
Wingate 43 35 — 78Catawba womenWingate’s women built an 18-point halftime lead and cruised to a 77-56 SAC win over Catawba on Wednesday.
It was a season-high offensive production for Wingate (10-9, 4-5).
Chloe Bully led the Indians (9-8, 5-4) with 16 points. Taylor May had 10 points and seven rebounds. Bully and May combined to hit 11-of-23 shots, but their teammates managed to go just 11-of-33 from the floor.CATAWBA (56) — Bully 16, May 10, Merritt 9, McPhail 9, Dixon 7, Ucinski 5.
WINGATE (77) — Wollett 16, Williams 16, Dunbar 15, Bonner 9, Boston 6, Burnick 5, Boyd 4, DeBerry 4, Morton 2.Catawba 27 29 — 56
Wingate 45 32 — 77Livingstone menLivingstone suffered an 85-76 loss at St. Augustine’s.
Tyler Johnson led the Blue Bears with 20 points and hauled in seven rebounds.
Mark Thomas chipped in with 17 points.
St. Augustine’s led by 18 at the half. The closest the Blue Bears (14-5, 6-4) got in the second half was on a Thomas jumper that pulled them within nine with under a minute left.LIVINGSTONE (76) — T. Johnson 20, Thomas 17, Ford-Bey 9, Espinoza 9, A. Welch 5, Godlock 5, Hill 4, D. Welch 3, Anderson 2, Bailey 2.
ST. AUG’S (85) — Stroman 23, Crawley 12, Woods 12, Chamblee 12, Joel Kindred 9, C. Johnson 7, Jon Kindred 6, Clark 2, Watson 2 .Livingstone 23 53 — 76
St. Augustine’s 41 44 — 85Livingstone womenLivingstone’s women’s basketball team got 18 points from Kelcyn Masnurs, but it was far from enough in a 97-71 loss at St. Augustine’s on Wednesday in a CIAA game.
Manurs scored 14 points in the first half for the Blue Bears (7-12, 3-6) on her way to joining the 1,000-point club.
Ashley Walker had 14 for Livingstone, and Jasmine Murray added 12 points but St. Augustine’s (10-9, 6-4) was never in danger, building a 17-point lead in the first half.LIVINGSTONE (71) — Manurs 18, Walker 14, Murray 12, Evans 9, York 6, Coe 5, Tolliver 3, McKinney 2, Hill 2.
ST. AUG’S (97) — McCombs 29, Walton 11, Wilson 11, Cuffee 10, Terr. Jacobs 9, Arrington 8, Spencer 7, Temp. Jacobs 5, Smith-Faulkner 4, Rouse 2, Barnett 1.Livingstone 39 32 — 71
St. Augustine’s 49 48 — 97Prep hoopsNorth Rowan is at home tonight against Albemarle for a YVC doubleheader that will start at 6 p.m.
North Rowan’s surging girls (8-2 YVC) take on a dangerous Albemarle team that upset North Moore on Tuesday.
North’s boys are ranked fourth in 1A and are 10-0 in the YVC. North has lost to 2A No. 1 Cuthberson and 4A No. 9 Davie and a 6A Georgia school.
The Cavaliers (15-3) handed eighth-ranked Albemarle its only loss of the season in the teams’ first meeting.
“We’re looking at this game as a conference championship game, and I’m sure Albemarle is as well,” North coach Andrew Mitchell said. “It’s a very good rivalry and both teams will be ready.”
• East Rowan-Statesville and Salisbury-Thomasville were pushed back to Thursday by weather concerns.Prep wrestling West Rowan beat Carson 58-21.
Dakota Goodson, Zac Ridenhour, Walt Waggoner and Jacob Tomlin had pins for West, and Cody Eggers won a major decision. The Falcons also collected a number of forfeits.
Carson got a decision from Brady Argabright, and Garrettt Pell, Alex Lyles and Cody Brown registered pins.
Dakota Goodson, Zac Ridenhour, Walt Waggoner and Jacob Tomlin had pins for West, and Cody Eggers won a major decision.College softballCatawba was picked third in the preseason SAC poll of league coaches, behind Lenoir-Rhyne and Anderson.
Catawba had three players picked for the preseason All-SAC second team — catcher Tara Gibbs, pitcher Emily Huneycutt and outfielder Amanda Terry.Carson girls clinicCarson’s girls basketball clinic is set for Saturday.
Elementary school clinic is from 9 until noon. Middle school girls clinic is from 1-4 p.m. Contact Brooke Misenheimer for information at 704-855-5034 or misenhmb@rss,k12.nc.us.Youth baseball/softballRowanRowan Little League baseball and softball registrations are from 9-3 on Feb. 9 at Godley’s Garden Center on Statesville Boulevard.
Parents can also register online anytime at http://www.rowanlittleleague.com.
Once again, there will be a Pre-TBall league for ages 3-4.
Baseball cost is $80 for Coach Pitch and T-ball (ages 3-8). Cost is $100 for ages 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. League age is as of April 30, 2013.
Softball cost is $80 for girls 8U Coach Pitch (ages 6-8). Cost is $100 for ages 10U, 12U, 14U. League age is as of Dec. 31, 2012.
Contact Dan Wales 704-633-4071, Jeff Bernhardt at 704-326-5255 or Wade Furches at 704-633-2873 for information.
East RowanEast Rowan Diamond Sports spring registration is on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 2-4 at the East Rowan cafeteria. The final on-site registration will be Saturday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 at the East Rowan cafeteria.
You can also register online at www.eastrowandiamondsports.com.
Leagues offered are T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors, Juniors, and Girls Softball.
T-Ball is $70 and all other divisions will be $95.
China GroveChina Grove youth baseball and softball registrations is at Dale’s Sporting Goods in China Grove and lasts through Feb. 16.
Baseball costs are $55 for Coach Pitch leagues for ages 5-6 and ages 7-8.
Cost for Junior Division for ages 9-10 is $55. Cost for Senior Division for ages 11-12 is $55.
Softball cost for Coach Pitch for ages 6-9 is $55. Cost for Senior Division for ages 10-13 is $55.
The late fee after Feb. 16 is $65. Contact James Solomon at 704 857-1439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Spencer, Franklin EllisBaseball sign-ups for Spencer Little League and Franklin Ellis Coach Pitch start Feb. 1.
Sign-ups are for boys and girls baseball, ages 4-15.
Division are Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors, and Juniors.
Sign-ups are Fridays, Feb. 1 from 4-7 p.m. and Feb. 8, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays, Feb. 2 from 9 until noon and Feb. 9 from 9 until noon.
Sign-ups are at the baseball clubhouse at 8th Street Park.
The cost is $60 per child for ages 4-12 and $80 for ages 13-15.Online registration is available at http://www.eteamz.com/spencerlittleleague1.
Call Jeremy Bates at 704-210-2297, William Noles at 704-640-1869, Rodney Goodine at 704-636-7088 or Craige Farmer at 704-216-7783.Local golfThe UNC Charlotte club baseball team will hold a golf tournament on April 6 at Corbin Hills.
Lunch is at noon. Start is at 2 p.m. Prizes for closest to pin and door prizes. Cost is $200 for a four-person team or $50 for individuals. Contact Andrew Poston for information at 704-310-0766.
• Forty-nine GARS members played at Crescent.
Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 69.54 was Dick Hatoway.
Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of 63.47 was Gary Schenk.
Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 72.50 was Grady Howard with a net of 72.50.
Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 72.57 was Lloyd Clodfelter.