Area Sports Briefs:
Livingstone’s men’s basketball team fell 76-73 at CIAA rival Johnson C. Smith on Saturday night.
Livingstone (12-6, 5-4 CIAA, 2-1 Southern Division) shot only 5-for-26 on 3-pointers and managed 43.3 percent from the field.
J.C. Smith (13-6, 5-4, 2-1) got to the free-throw line more often than the visitors at Brayboy Gym and shot 48.3 percent from the field.
Livingstone forced 20 turnovers but committed 18, a very high number for the Blue Bears.
Livingstone led 35-31 at halftime, but the Golden Bulls took the lead at 49-47 with 10:30 left to play on a layup by Emilio Parks.
Livingstone tied it at 62-all on a 3-pointer by Jody Hill with five minutes left and got even again on a 3-pointer by Hill at the 2:56 mark.
A drive by Mark Thomas gave the Blue Bears a 73-72 lead with 48 seconds left.
Parks put the Golden Bulls up by one with two free throws with 24 seconds left, and LC turned the ball over.
LaMarquis Letchaw made two clutch free throws with nine seconds left to put the Golden Bulls up by three, and LC’s Eric Dubose missed on a 3-pointer that would’ve forced overtime.
Thomas led the Blue Bears with 18 points. Eric Mayo had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Hill scored 14, and Dubose had 10.
Letchaw scored 19 for J.C. Smith. Parks had 18.
LIVINGSTONE (73) — Thomas 18, Mayo 15, Hill 14, Dubose 10, Henry 6, A. Welch 5, Okam 3, Bailey 2, Flint, D. Johnson, C. Johnson.
J.C. SMITH (76) — Letchaw 19, Parks 18, Wilkerson 10, Williams 8, Davis 8, Rogers 5, Huntley 3, Walls 3, Brown 2.
Livingstone 35 38 — 73
J.C. Smith 31 45 — 76
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team used a blistering 11-0 run early in the second half to take control and won 60-49 at J.C. Smith’s Brayboy Gym on Saturday.
Wende Foster had 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks to lead the Blue Bears.
Cierra York scored 11 points, while Tiffany Evans and Ashley Walker had 10 apiece.
Livingstone only shot 30.3 percent, but it held the Golden Bulls to 22.4-percent shooting.
Karnina Bunch and Ashley Porter scored 13 each for the Golden Bulls.
LIVINGSTONE (60) — Foster 12, York 11, Evans 10, Walker 10, Hicks 9, Tolliver 5, Taylor 2, Lepzem 1, Coe, Renwicks.
J.C. SMITH (49) — Bunch 13, Porter 13, Sweet 7, Downer 6, Sparks 5, Lynch 2, Brent 2, Russell 1.
Livingstone 28 32 — 60
J.C. Smith 28 21 — 49
When Catawba’s women led Lincoln Memorial by 17 points in the first half, it looked like they’d get an easy SAC basketball victory.
It didn’t happen. The visitors cut their 29-12 deficit to 10 by halftime and took the lead late in regulation on a 3-pointer by Haley Nelson.
Catawba got a last-second shot by Chloe Bully to force overtime, but the Indians lost 72-71 in the extra session.
Catawba led 70-64 in the overtime with 2:12 left, but the Railsplitters rallied at the foul line and won on a 3-point shot by Kalasia Green.
Catawba (8-8, 6-6) made 21 turnovers and missed 13 free throws.
Zhaquondalee Greer scored 12 points for the Indians. Antionette McPhail, Jada Huntley and Bully all scored 11. Emma Ucinski had 10.
Aisjah Roan led the Railsplitters (9-7, 8-4) with 23 points.
L. MEMORIAL (72) — Roan 23, Satterlee 13, Green 12, Boddie 9, Nelson 5, Guy 4, Harding 4, Anderson 2.
CATAWBA (71) — Greer 12, Bully 11, McPhail 11, Huntley 11, Ucinski 10, Clay 6, Jiric 5, Brown 5, Dixon.
L. Memorial 24 38 10 — 72
Catawba 34 28 9 — 71
The North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association wil honor All-State players Brandon Flores (Carson), Emmy Turcios (Salisbury) and Bobby Cardelle (Salisbury) today in Raleigh.
Salisbury’s Matt Parrish will be honored as 2A Coach of the Year.
Carson’s Andrew Hower broke the school high jump record again on Saturday with a leap of 6 feet, 6 inches in the David Oliver Indoor Track Meet held in Winston-Salem. Hower finished second in the meet and is ranked first in 3A.
Carson’s MyQuon Stout won the shot put Saturday with a throw of 50 feet, 10 inches, just shy of his school record. Stout is ranked fourth in 3A.
Carson’s Zachary Marchinko ran a strong 9:58 in the 3200 and is ranked eighth in 3A.
East Rowan’s Josh Rowell (10:34), Justin Allen (10:41) and Jason Basso (10:44) competed in the 3200, along with Carson’s Garrett Ingold (10:35) and North Rowan’s Francisco Nunez (11:36).
Carson’s Nick Cox (1:13) and Danyal Sherer (1:14) and North’s Rowan’s Darius Wallace (1:13) and Isaiah Cromwell (1:21) competed in the 500 meters.
North’s Alexis Archie placed fifth in the shot put (47-6 1/2), while teammate Shane Parker (45-6 1/2) was seventh.
North girls Teyona Jeter (23-8 1/2) and Moriah Smith (16-1 1/4) competed in the shot put.
North’s Payton Russell competed in the girls 55 meters (7.63) and 300 (43.62). North’s Katina White competed in the 300 (49.58).
North’s Eric Gadson (38.41), Wallace (38.88), Cromwell (40.01) and Phennessy Burts (40.07) competed in the 300.
North’s Dezmond Mason (8.53) and Burts (9.42) competed in the 55-meter hurdles.
North girls Alexis Mitchell (10.01) and Aleeyah Johniken (10.57) competed in the 55 hurdles.
Wallace, Mason, Burts and Gadson (1:39.52) competed in the 4x200 relay.
East Rowan stayed undefeated in the SPC with a 63-18 win against Concord on Friday on East’s Senior Night.
East (19-2, 7-0) got pins from Jeff Burrell, Logan Haas, Wesley Porter, Landon Carico, Wyatt Blume, Max Wall, Shiheem Saunders and Jake Boltz.
Sam Cornacchione and Luke Miller won by forfeit. Grantt Hoffner won a decision. See Scoreboard.
East wrestles at Hickory Ridge on Tuesday. Hickory Ridge is tied for second with Cox Mill with one loss.
East Rowan’s boys won 49-46 against Concord on Friday.
Bravon Goodlett had 13 points and six assists. Lucas Morton and Corbin Elliott scored 10 points each. Datavian Davis had seven points. Jonathan Bringle provided energy off the bench for the Mustangs (10-5).
• East Rowan’s jayvee girls won 46-33 against Concord.
• Davie’s jayvee girls won 38-22 against Reagan. Jessica Beck had 11 points, 10 steals, six rebounds and six assists. Maddie Bohannon had 11 points and five steals. K’Lea Parks had six points and six steals.
• In other jayvee action, Salisbury swept West Davidson and A.L. Brown swept North Meck. A.L. Brown’s girls (12-1) beat North Meck 32-19. A.L. Brown’s boys handed NM their first loss.
Ayana Avery (West Rowan) hit seven 3-pointers for Radford in a 75-61 loss to Campbell on Saturday.
Pfeiffer shot 22.4 percent and lost to Limestone 73-43 on Saturday in Gaffney, S.C.
Carter Williams scored 11 points for the Falcons.
Sacred Heart’s varsity boys beat St. John’s of Winston-Salem 29-15. Jack Fisher, Michael Childress and Will Taylor scored six points each for the Dolphins. Eric Turnbull had five rebounds.
• Sacred Heart (14-2) beat Park Ridge 48-33. Taylor scored 22 points. Childress had 13 points and seven assists. Fisher had nine points and seven rebounds. Melvin Bonilla and Henry Holman were defensive standouts.