Area Sports Briefs
From staff reportsCatawba defeated Pfeiffer 7-0 Friday afternoon in the season opener at Newman Park.
Starting pitcher Nick Lomascolo threw seven shutout innings allowing just two hits and striking out five. Julio Zubillaga (Carson) hit a two-run single in the first to give the Indians the lead for keeps. Georgia Tech transfer Paul Kronenfeld and Dylan Richardson each had three hits. Along with Zubillaga, Ethan Satterfield finished with two RBI.
The two will play again today at noon with Pfeffier playing Tusculum at 3 p.m.Men’s college hoopsCatawba is at home this afternoon against powerful Lincoln Memorial.
• Livingstone is at Winston-Salem State today.Pfeiffer athleticsAD Mary Ann Sunbury has retired after 27 seasons as a coach and administator at Pfeiffer.
• Pfeiffer’s women’s team routed Queens 81-61 on Thursday. Christina Harvey led the Falcons (14-3) with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
• Pfeiffer’s Brittany Cox was named to the all-district academic team.
• Josh Humphrey scored 20 points for Pfeiffer in an 87-72 loss to Queens on Thursday in Charlotte.SAC tennisWingate was tabbed as the favorite in the SAC race.
Catawba was picked seventh.• Wingate also got the nod as the favorite in SAC men’s tennis. Catawba was picked sixth in the preseason poll by league coaches. North Hills hoopsThe North Hills varsity girls routed Piedmont Community Charter 63-14.
Abby Lane scored 14 for the Eagles. C.C. Lyerly scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Madison Lingk scored eight points, and Olivia Houghton and Siera Eagle scored six each.
• The North Hills junior varsity boys beat Piedmont Community Charter 59-52.
Chris Norris led the Eagles with 20 points. Collin Lewis had 12 points.
Tray Moore scored 19 for PCC.• The North Hills varsity boys lost to PCC 76-65.
Sophomore Leonard Murdock led the Eagles with 18 points, five rebounds, three steals and three blocks.
Chris Taylor and Austin Patterson scored nine points each. Taylor also had 10 rebounds.
Deshawn Graham’s 21 points led PCC.JV hoopsThe East Rowan boys JV team defeated West Rowan 49-40 Friday night.
The Mustangs were led by Austin Love with 20 points, Logan Shuping with 11 points, and Austin Wyse with 10 points. The Mustangs post players had big games from Jack Weisensel, who added six points and eight rebounds, and Simon Soles who ripped down 10 boards7th-grade basketballSoutheast’s boys won 54-27 against Erwin. Jamarius Hairston scored 17 point to lead the Patriots. Elijah Moss scored 11, Cameron Prugh had 10, Jay Wilkerson had seven, and Jailen Williams added five.
Southeast plays at home against Corriher-Lipe on Monday.
•The undefeated Knox boys beat West Rowan Middle 48-43. Issac Baker scored 15, and Montavio Rankin had 11 for Knox. Jaquan Davis scored nine, and Raqwon Mashore and Elijawn Oglesby had eight each.
Caleb Mauldin had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (2-2). Owen White had nine points and 12 boards.
•Knox beat Corriher-Lipe 52-14. Oshaun Robinson scored 17 points, Davis had 12, and Mashore scored 10.
Isaiah Wade scored eight for the Yellow Jackets.
• Knox beat Mooresville 56-34.Robinson scored 12, Rankin had 10 and Mashore and Davis had eight apiece. Tyress Mshore scored six.
Seth Welch scored 11 for the Red Imps, Treye Gunnings had nine, and Logan Elliott scored seven.
• Erwin’s boys led 29-0 at one point and beat China Grove 56-15.
The Eagles (3-1) were led by Cole Perry with 13 points and Will Brown with 10. Trevor Scruggs scored eight, while Jordan Green had six.
Devin Gray hit two 3-pointers for the Red Devils (0-4).
•West Rowan Middle’s girls won 28-19 against Knox.
Niaja Wilson led the Bulldogs with 10 points. Parker Greene scored seven, and Morgan Corriher had six. Madison Myers was a defensive standout, along with Greene and Corriher.
Myanna Hillie scored 13 points for the Trojans.
West plays Erwin on Monday.• Down two at halftime, Erwin’s girls beat China Grove 28-20.
Sydney Taylor scored 16 points for the Eagles (2-2). Caroline Johnson and Mia Graham grabbed 10 rebounds apiece. Anna Shafer had five points and eight boards.
Anne-Marie Turney led the Red Devils (0-4) with eight points and strong rebounding.
• North Rowan Middle’s girls won 36-30 against Southeast.Sacred Heart hoopsSacred Heart’s jayvee boys ended the regular season with a 37-24 win against Statesville Christian.
Patrick Taylor stayed hot with 15 points. Jack Fisher had 12 points, 11 rebounds, eight steals and seven assists.
Eric Turnbull added six points. Blaine Shelton and Bill Fisher played well defensively.
• Sacred Heart’s jayvee boys lost 29-27 to Winston-Salem Christian.
Jack Fisher had 14 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
Taylor scored eight points. William Austin hit a big 3-pointer.
•Sacred Heart’s varsity boys won twice against Statesville Christian.
Sacred Heart won the first game 37-25.
Will Casmus had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Joseph Harrison scored seven points, and Justin Boyd, Michael Childress and Will Taylor scored five each. Bryan Reid grabbed eight rebounds.
Sacred Heart won the second game 32-28.
Taylor scored 11 points, while Harrison had seven.
Casmus had nine rebounds, and Reid had seven.
• Sacred Heart’s varsity boys beat Salisbury Academy 43-33 in Thursday’s battle for first place.
Harrison scored 15 points. Casmus had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Childress scored eight points for the Dolphins, and Boyd scored six.
Marcus Corry led the Jaguars with nine points, Carter Cook scored seven, Jaelen McClellan and Mike Hughes scored six each, and Ben Coulter had five.
The conference tournament is next week.Salisbury AcademyThe Salisbury Academy Varsity Girls won their last game of the regular season against Sacred Heart 31-27. Samantha Pritchard led the team with 13 points and seven rebounds. Jenny Kribbs had an outstanding overall game with 11 points, five steals and five rebounds.
The Jaguars finished the regular season tied for first place with Sacred Heart in the Western Division of the CCISAA conference. The Jaguars are 17-2 and carry a conference record of 13-1. The conference tournament begins Feb. 7.N.C. Snipers baseballThe N.C. Snipers 8U baseball team will be conducting tryouts for this season on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Players must not turn 9 before April 30, 2013.
Contact coach Randy Crainshaw at 704-305-4147.YMCA hoops This is the last chance to register for the high school boys basketball league at the East Rowan YMCA. Registration ends Saturday.
Register at the East YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org. Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or email@example.com.
• Registration continues through Feb. 3 at J.F. Hurley YMCA for a high school boys basketball league. Contact Phillip Hilliard at 704-636-0111.