Area Sports Briefs: Blue Bears start hot

Livingstone coach James Stinson
Livingstone coach James Stinson

Livingstone’s men’s basketball team held off Allen 79-70 in the Johnson C. Smith Tip-Off Classic in Charlotte on Saturday.

Eric Dubois scored 19 points for the Blue Bears (3-0). Mark Thomas had 15 points and six assists. Anthony Welch scored 14, and Jody Hill produced 13 points.

LIVINGSTONE (79) — Dubois 19, Thomas 15, A. Welch 14, Hill 13, Henry 7, Bailey 6, Okam 2, D. Johnson 2, G. Sanders 1, Lefear, D. Sanders, Flint, Mayo.

ALLEN (70) — Anthony 17, Jones 14, Rivers 9, Camon 9, J. Johnson 7, McCord 6, Pettus 6, Crawford 2.

Halftime— Livingstone 29, Allen 27

Rebounds—Livingstone 48, Allen 43

3-pointers — Livingstone 6-23, Allen 6-16

Fouls— Livingstone 17, Allen 20

Records — Livingstone 3-0, Allen 1-4

LC over Lees McRae

Livingstone’s men’s basketball team won 102-82 against Lees-McRae in a game played in Charlotte on Friday night.

Mark Thomas and Jody Hill had huge nights, scoring 28 and 27, respectively, for the Blue Bears.

Thomas hit five 3-pointers. Hill went 9-for-12 from the foul line and also made four steals. Eric Dubois added 12 points.

Mike Chambers scored 35 points for the Bobcats (3-1).

Livingstone raced to a 58-42 lead at halftime.

LEES-MCRAE (82) — Chambers 35, Bond 13, D. Smith 9, Tutton 8, Hicks 5, Moore 4, Falls 4, Tillman 4.

LIVINGSTONE (102) — Thomas 28, Hill 27, Dubois 12, Bailey 8, Henry 8, Welch 7, Mayo 4, D. Johnson 2, Flint 2, D. Sanders 2, Johnson 2, Okam, C. Johnson.

Halftime— Livingstone 58, Lees-McRae 42

Rebounds—Livingstone 46, Lees-McRae 36

3-pointers — L-M 5-17; Livingstone 9-19

Fouls— Livingstone 29, Lees-McRae 26

Pfeiffer falls

Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team lost 106-87 to St. Augustine’s at Merner Gym on Saturday. Mike Smith scored 33 for the Falcons (1-2), and A.J. Clark had 21.

College football

In South Carolina State’s 38-3 win against Morgan State on Thursday, Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) turned in another dominant game on the defensive line.

Hargrave was in on seven tackles, including four solos. He had 2.5 tackles for loss and shared a sack. He also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.

• Georgia Tech’s Domonique Noble (West Rowan) made two tackles in a 55-31 loss to Clemson on Thursday.

College volleyball

Catawba was swept at Newberry on Friday. Bri Howard had eight kills to lead the Indians.

• Catawba was swept by Anderson on Saturday. The Indians (4-20, 4-18 SAC) were led by Howard’s 12 digs.

College soccer

Pfeiffer’s women (13-7-1) lost to Belmont Abbey 3-0 in the first round of the Southeast Region tournament in Hickory.

Local golf

The Corbin Hills Women’s Golf Association held its awards meeting last week. Awards included the coveted Most Improved Award that went to Treva Honeycutt. For the second straight year, Kristi Laton earned the Points Champion Award.

Baseball Academy

Sports Junction is hosting a four-week baseball camp starting Jan. 12. Sports Junction general manager Jim Knight will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.

Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Registration is under way. Visit, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

Prep soccer

In soccer championship games Saturday, T.C. Roberson won 4A by beating Sanderson 2-1; Wallace-Rose Hill edged North Moore 3-2 for the 2A crown, and Marvin Ridge topped Jacksonville 6-5 for the 3A crown.

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