Area Sports Briefs
From staff reportsCatawba’s basketball teams are at home tonight for a doubleheader against Lenoir-Rhyne. The women’s game starts at 6 p.m.
Catawba’s women (11-9, 7-5) are tied for fourth, while the L-R women (14-6, 9-3) are tied for first with Anderson.
Catawba pummeled Anderson Saturday in what may have been its best outing of the season. Catawba lost 62-48 to the Bears in mid-January.
• Catawba’s men (7-13, 4-8) are seventh in the 10-team SAC, while Lenoir-Rhyne (14-6, 7-5) is fifth. L-R won 57-51 when the teams played in Hickory.
• Livingstone’s teams are at Fayetteville State tonight.
Livingstone’s men are 16-5 overall, 8-4 in the CIAA and 4-2 in the Southern Division. Division records determine CIAA tournament seeding. Fayetteville State has been struggling. The Broncos (8-13, 3-9) are 0-6 in divisional play in the strong Southern Division. Livingstone won 76-59 when the team played in Salisbury in January.
Livingstone’s women (7-14, 3-9, 1-5) are underdogs against the Broncos (19-3, 11-1, 5-1), although Livingstone shocked FSU 83-78 in the first meeting behind 27 points by Kelcyn Manurs.
• Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team lost ot Barton 73-62 on Tuesday. Tayron Gibson scored 20 points to lead Pfeiffer.
•Pfeiffer’s women’s baketball team rolled 69-52 against Barton on Tuesday.
Christina Harvey scored 24 points for the Falcons and surpased 1,000 for her career.
Harvey is the reigning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.Prep wrestlingNorth Rowan won twice in the 1A state dual team playoffs on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers topped Dixon 41-28 and edged Ayden-Grifton 37-34.
North will take on Rosewood in the third round on Thursday at a site that will be determined today.Prep hoopsA.L. Brown’s boys woke up in the second half and routed Northwest Cabarrus 79-45 on Tuesday.
The Wonders (16-5, 11-1 SPC) led only 25-19 at halftime.
Tydus Parks scored 23 points to lead the Wonders. Derrick Copeland scored 21, and Tevin Stark had 12.
Northwest is 13-8, 7-6.•Davie’s boys had only four players score, but that quartet scored enough to hold off R.J. Reynolds 59-52 for a CPC victory on Tuesday.
Caleb Martin scored 20 for the War Eagles (16-5, 5-4) in the fight for third place. Cody Martin had 15. Austin Hatfield and Kenyon Tatum added 12 each.
Davie trailed by 10 early aganst the Demons but cut the deficit to one at halftime.
Davie went 5-for-6 at the foul line late to seal the win.
• Davie’s girls lost 64-48 to R.J. Reynolds.
Amy Steller and Haliegh Hatfield scored 10 each.
• South Davidson’s girls stayed unbeaten in the YVC with a 54-34 win against South Stanly. Holly Wall led the Wildcats (18-2, 15-0) with 12 points.
• Akela Branch had 15 points and 14 rebounds in Albemarle’s 55-50 loss to Chathan Central’s girls on Tuesday.
• In the new NCPreps.com poll, Lejeune (18-0)is still No. 1 in the 1A girls ranks. YVC leader South Davidson is ranked eighth.
•Bandys (20-1) edged High Point Andrews for the No. 1 spot in the 2A girls poll. Thomasville missed a top-10 ranking by one point.
• Northern Nash (21-0) still sits atop the 3A girls poll. West Rowan fell to seventh after losing to North Iredell for the second time. North Iredell entered the poll at No. 10. Carson got one 10th-place vote.
•In the 4A girls ranks, four teams are still unbeaten, Myers Park (23-0) is No. 1 in the poll, with Raleigh Millbrook, Southeast Raleigh and Fayetteville Seventy-First also still perfect entering this week.
• In the 1A boys ranks, North Rowan is still No. 4. Winston-Salem Prep (21-1), Plymouth (18-0) and Rocky Mount Prep (16-3) are the top three, so North is ranked highest among teams in the West.
Albemarle, with two losses, both to North, is ranked eighth.
• In the 2A boys poll, Kinston (19-2) is No. 1, with Waxhaw Cuthbertson (19-2) and Shelby (19-3) next. CCC leader Central Davidson got votes but didn’t make the top 10.
•In 3A boys, Concord (19-1) is still No. 1 and got 11 of 12 first-place votes. Rocky Mount (20-2) got one first-place vote and is ranked second. NPC top dog Statesville is ranked fifth.
A.L. Brown got support in the poll this week but didn’t crack the top 10. The Wonders play at Concord on Friday.
• In 4A boys, Olympic (20-0) was a unanimous No. 1 this week. No. 2 Southwest Guilford (21-0) also is still undefeated.Pro baseballTrey Holmes (East Rowan) has signed with the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League.
Holmes was a standout first baseman for the Rowan County American Legion and at Pitt Community College and Appalachian State. The Grizzlies are based in Sauget, Ill., and start play in May.College baseballPfeiffer beat Brevard 6-2 on Tuesday for its first win. Alex Litaker (East Rowan) pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts for Brevard.
• Catawba’s Chris Dula was named SAC Player of the Week. Dula batted .500 and walloped three home runs.College softballCatawba freshman Carley Tysinger was named SAC Pitcher of the Week.
Tysinger allowed one run in 19 innings last week.
• Catawba split a doubleheader with Pfeiffer on Tuesday, with the Indians winning the opener 3-0 and the Falcons rebounding to win 3-2 in eight innings in the nightcap.
Tysinger pitched a one-hitter for the Indians in the opener, and Tara Gibbs had three hits.
Hannah Jackson knocked in the game-winning run for Pfeiffer in the second game.College lacrosseCatawba’s women’s lacrosse team lost 19-3 to Limestone on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams. Ebony Mills scored Catawba’s three goals. College golfCatawba’s men’s golf team finished 16th in the Spring Kick-Off Intercollegiate in Jackonsville, Fla.
Matt Hardman shot 78-78 — 156 and Kyle Kegerrels shot 82-74 — 156 to lead the Indians.College tennisCatawba’s men’s tennis team rolled to a 9-0 win against J.C. Smith on Tuesday.
Catawba’s women also won 9-0 vs. the Golden Bulls.North Hills hoopsThe North Hills varsity girls won 60-45 against the Christ the King Crusaders on Tuesday’s Senior Night.
Seniors Abby Lane, Abbey Cody, Taylor Foster and Madison Link combined for 35 points for the Eagles.
C.C. Lyerly scored 14 points, and Natalie Whicker scored nine. Lane had 19 points and eight assists.
North Hills will play Mt. Zion in Durham on Friday.Salisbury AcademySalisbury Academy’s girls basketball team finished second in the CCISAA tournament. The Jaguars (19-3) won 31-16 against Burlington Christian in a semifinal before losing 42-31 in the title game to Sacred Heart.
In the semifinals, Jenny Kribbs led the Jaguars with 11 points. Juliana Anderson had seven points and 12 rebounds. Maria Capito scored six points.
In the finals, Capito scored 11, Kribbs nine and Anderson five.