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From staff reports
Sean Booker pumped in a game-high 21 points to lead Livingstone to a 62-55 CIAA win at Bowie State on Tuesday.
Tayloe Taylor had nine points and seven assists for the Blue Bears (1-1). Santonio Springs had nine points and 11 boards.
n Cardelle All-StateSalisbury senior Frankie Cardelle was named to the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association All-State squad for 2A.
Mooresville’s Carson Smith and Lake Norman’s Joe Hughes made the 3A team.
n College men’s hoops
Doug Campbell (Salisbury) hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in a starting role to help Rio Grande defeat Shawnee State 75-71 on Tuesday.
n Michael Gore (South Rowan) had 12 points and four rebounds for Coker in an 86-77 victory against Morris on Tuesday.
n Wesley Honeycutt (South) had eight rebounds for Davidson County Community College in a 94-76 victory against the Louisburg jayvees.
n May signs with Indians
South Rowan basketball standout Taylor May has signed with Catawba.
May averaged 11.2 points a game as a junior.
A story on May is upcoming.
n Women’s college hoopsLivingstone lost at Bowie State 68-44 on Tuesday.
Rashida Elbourne scored 11 points, but the The Blue Bears (1-1) shot only 24 percent from the floor.n Sophilia Hipps (North Rowan) scored four points and had three assists as South Carolina State opened with a 78-54 loss against Mercer.
n Brittany Cornelius (East Rowan) had 17 points and 15 rebounds for Meredith in a 96-34 victory against Wilson (Pa.) in the championship game of the Wilson Tip-off Classic. Cornelius was named to the all-tournament team.
n Saybah Sammy (Salisbury) had four rebounds for Fayetteville State in an 82-71 CIAA loss to Virginia State on Tuesday. Former Lexington standout Erica Gilley scored 22 points for the Broncos.
n Overseas basketballDamien Argrett (South Rowan, Pfeiffer) scored 12 points for his team in Poland on Sunday and is averaging 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.
n Softball signings
Ally Blake has signed with North Carolina’s softball program and will join the Tar Heels this spring after early graduation from Central Cabarrus.
Blake, a catcher, is the daughter of Donnie and Sylvia Myers, formerly of Salisbury.
She is the granddaughter of Andy and LuAnn Myers of Salisbury.
Blake was MECA 6 Player of the Year as a junior, District Player of the Year and All-State.
n Central Davidson pitcher Chelsea Leonard, who has dominated the 2A ranks the last two seasons, signed with Louisville.
n 8th grade basketball
Erwin’s girls basketball team defeated Albemarle 40-18 to open the season.
Sydney Poole had 15 points, five rebounds and five blocked shots for the Eagles.
Casey Gullett had eight points and five steals, while Steffi Sides had eight points and four assists. Bobbi Thomas contributed seven rebounds.
Akela Branch led Albemarle with eight points.
n Albemarle defeated Erwin’s boys 45-37. Troy Howard scored 10 points to lead Albemarle.
Kyle Leslie paced Erwin with 16 points. Tyler L’Hommedieu grabbed six rebounds.
n PAL football
Salisbury’s Police Athletic League 10-under football team won the Statesville Youth Athletic Association championship.
Shaleek Williams scored all three touchdowns as Salisbury, a first-year program, beat Third Creek of Statesville 19-12 in the championship game.
Deandre Gray added a conversion.
Shaquez Strickland made two fumble recoveries.
Other standouts were Elijawn Oglesby, Kendre Bates, Travion Heggins, Reqwon Mashore, Martavio Rankin, Jacquez Smith, O’Bryan Mashore, Jarius Bates and Antonio Campbell.
n Salisbury’s PAL 12-under team lost in double overtime to Gibsonville 22-16.
DaMann Millsaps, Desmond Millsaps, Isiah Corpening, Preston Dalton and Keshun Alexander stood out for Salisbury, which plays host to five teams from New York on Nov. 29.
n Campbell tourney
Current Sacred Heart boys and girls basketball players will battle in the annual Blue/Gold Game as part of the Jack Campbell Memorial Hoops Classic.
Former Dolphins will also tangle in an alumni game at the Hennie Dome at Knox Middle.
The fundraising event starts at 6 p.m. on Nov. 29. Admissions, concessions and donations go toward the scholarship given to a Salisbury High senior each year in Campbell’s name.
n East Rowan Red Sox
The East Rowan Red Sox, an 11-under baseball team, won the Top Gun World Series in Concord.
The pitching of Ike Freeman and Brandon Newton sparked the Red Sox.
Freeman pitched six shutout innings, allowed one hit and fanned three in a 9-0 victory against the Piedmont Braves.
Newton struck out six while allowing three runs in a 7-3 victory against the Top Gun Sluggers.
Newton had three hits in the two games, including a triple. Grayson Wicker, Cody Holshouser and Seth Killian had two hits each.
Holshouser and Nick Lyerly belted doubles.
The Red Sox finished the fall season as the state’s top-ranked team. They won three of six tournaments.
Other Red Sox are Addison Fry, Jacob O’Neal, Chance Brown, Jackson Justus, Brandon Herrin, Aaron Ritchie and Alex Hamilton.
n SAC athletics
Carson-Newman leads the Echols Athletic Excellence Award for overall SAC prowess with 44 points.
Carson-Newman was the conference champion in football, men’s soccer and women’s soccer.
Wingate is second with 41.5 points.
Catawba is sixth after the fall season with 28 points.
n East swimming
East Rowan’s girls swim team finished second at the Pfeiffer invitational.
Winners for the Mustangs (5-1) were Jamie Mullen in the butterfly, Katelyn Shuping in the 100 free and Katie Egloff in the breaststroke.
Madison Hall, Egloff, Mullen and Shuping won the 200 medley relay. Shuping, Egloff, Mullen and Natassia Lundgren won the 200 free relay.
n East’s boys (5-1) also finished second in the Pfeiffer meet.
Kyle Fischer won the 200 free, and Will Stokes won the breaststroke. Sam McSwain, Fischer, Stokes and Scott Clark won the 200 free relay.
Clark, Clark Agner, Stokes and McSwain won the 400 free relay.
n Prep basketball
Ira Hines scored 22 points to lead the Northwest Cabarrus boys to an 86-65 victory against Robinson on Tuesday.
Tyler Honeycutt (16), Juwan Reid (15), Garrett West (11) and Jeff Felton (10) were also in double digits for the Trojans.
n Davidson athletics
Davidson’s Stephen Curry is the Southern Conference Player of the Week for basketball for the ninth time in his career.
Curry averaged 31 points, 9.5 assists and 6.5 steals.
n Pfeiffer athletics
Pfeiffer soccer keeper Suzie Hinman received the North Carolina Campus Compact Community Impact Student Award for community service.
n Salisbury Academy
Salisbury Academy’s Blue Team lost to Lake Norman Charter’s basketball team 26-20.
Nathan Wyatt led Salisbury Academy with eight points.

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