Area Sports Briefs:
Alex Nianouris (Salisbury) won two more matches on Saturday in the North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship that is being held at Carolina Country Club in Raleigh.
The fifth-seeded Nianouris, a 19-year-old sophomore at Davidson, won 2 and 1 against Burlington’s Blair Bowland in a morning quarterfinal and won 7 and 5 against West End’s Josh Stockwell in a semifinal.
Nianouris advanced to today’s 8 a.m. championship match against 10th-seeded Carter Jenkins, an 18-year-old Raleigh native who will play at UNC Greensboro.
Jenkins is the reigning Carolinas Amateur champion.
Nianouris was down a hole against Bowland but tied the match with a birdie on No. 12, took a 1-up lead with a birdie on No. 14 and birdied No. 16 to go 2-up.
Both players parred No. 17 to end the match.
Nianouris had an easier time in his match against Stockwell. He was 4-up after six holes and 6-up after nine. Stockwell won only one hole, and Nianuoris ended the match with a birdie on No. 13.
• In the Adult/Child Tournament at McCanless, Steve McIntyre-Dwayne McIntyre shot 68 to win the 18-up division. In the 14-17 division, Alan Lambert-Brennan Lambert won with a 67. In the 10-13 division, Eric Mulkey-Chandler Mulkey won with a 73. Bo Hawkins-Tanner Hawkins and Pete Kuld-Gavin Kuld shot 76s, while Matt Miller-Alex Miller shot 77.
In the nine-hole 9-under division, Scott Perry-Brodie Perry shot 38 for first place, while Mark Hoeseman-Whitt Hoesman shot 39.
Brayden Mulkey won longest drive, while Jeff Warren won closest to the pin.
The Kannapolis Intimidators lost 7-6 in 10 innings at Hagerstown on Saturday.
Kannapolis (42-68) led 6-3 early. Cleuluis Rondon homered for Kannapolis. Nick Basto had three of Kannapolis’ 11 hits.