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Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 6, 2008

From staff reportsCatawba’s men’s basketball team stayed unbeaten with a 98-87 victory against Voorhees at Goodman Gym on Saturday.
The 14th-ranked Indians hit eight first-half 3s to jump on the visiting Tigers (4-6).
Catawba (8-0) was led by Antonio Houston with 20 points. Rob Fields scored 19 points off the bench, and Donald Rutherford jumped off the pine to score 17 points and grab eight boards.
Dominick Reid had a fine floor game with 11 assists and six steals. Donzell Williams added 12 points.
Jerrell Wilburn led the Tigers with 21 points.
Catawba plays at UNC Asheville at 4:30 p.m. next Saturday.
VOORHEES (87) ó Wilburn 21, King 18, De. Williams 16, Bacon 12, Harris 10, Dikas 6, Johnson 2, Carter 2.
CATAWBA (98) ó Houston 20, Fields 19, Do. Rutherford 17, Williams 12, Rose 8, Burns 7, Huntley 6, Sossamon 5, Reid 3, Magnusson 1, Adams, Shoemaker.
Voorhees 40 47 ó 87
Catawba 45 53 ó 98
n Prep basketball
Carson’s boys got their first NPC win with a 63-49 victory at Statesville on Friday.
Darius Moose led the Cougars with 16 points. Josh Doby had 15. Brandon Ferrare and Cody Clanton chipped in with eight apiece.
Carson (2-2, 1-1) led 20-10 after a quarter and was in charge 39-21 at halftime.
“We just got up on ’em early, and Ferrare did a good job handling their pressure,” Carson coach Brian Perry said.
Dominic Imes led the Greyhounds with 19 points.
n Carson’s girls lost to the Greyhounds 72-16. Janitsha Williams led Statesville with 19 points. Keyrra Gillespie had nine assists.
Kaylene Livengood scored seven points for Carson, which trailed 27-9 at halftime.
n East Rowan’s girls got their first win of the season by surviving 51-46 at Northwest Cabarrus’ “Pit.”
Katelynne Poole scored 18 points to lead the Mustangs.
“We never seem to shoot well down there,” East coach Karen Garmon said. “It was ugly, but we were able to pull it out at the end.”
Taylor Allen scored 14 points for Northwest.
n East’s boys lost to the Trojans 69-57 to fall to 0-2 in the NPC.
Phillip Ajayi scored 19 points and Caleb Allen had 16 to lead the Mustangs.
Tyler Honeycutt had 18 points, and UNC Pembroke signee Ira Hines put in 12 for the Trojans (3-2, 1-1).
n West Rowan has postponed its conference games with North Iredell and Lake Norman this week because of its continued run in the state playoffs.
n East jayvee girls
East Rowan’s jayvee girls topped Northwest Cabarrus 45-40 on Friday.
Ashley Goins and Amber Boling scored 15 points apiece.
Goins also contributed five assists. Summer Taylor had four steals and five rebounds.
Boling was 4-for-4 on free throws, while Goins was 5-for-6 in the fourth quarter.
n SA hoops
Salisbury Academy’s jayvee boys (2-3) topped St. John’s 32-20.
n Salisbury Academy’s varsity girls (4-2) defeated St. John’s 42-4.
n Salisbury Academy’s Red varsity boys beat St. John’s 39-15. John Latimer and Justin Ruffin scored six points each.
n Catawba swimming
Catawba broke three school records and swam to several lifetime bests in the opening day of the SCAD Invite swim meet on Friday.
Two records were broken in the men’s 800 free relay. The team of Alex Walpole, Grant Gibson, Christopher Stolt and Mikael Karlsson posted a time of 7:13.44 to shave five seconds off the previous mark and finished fifth.
Karlsson set the 200 free mark with his leadoff leg swim of 1:44.04. Gibson had the top finish of the night for Catawba, touching third in the 1650 free.
Other marks fell in the 1650 free. Walpole had a lifetime best of 16:58.57 to finish sixth. Zach Owen posted a career-best swim with a time of 18:14.79. For the women, Kara Morrill established a new freshman mark in the 1650 free with a time of 19:04.51 and was eighth. Melanie Porter had a lifetime best of 21:29.61.
n College women’s hoops
Tracey Croner (East Rowan) scored 17 points and had nine rebounds for Guilford in a 68-62 loss against Lynchburg on Saturday.
n Shayla Fields (Salisbury) had eight points and eight rebounds while playing all 40 minutes for the Wolfpack in a 63-52 loss against Michigan.
n Lees-McRae got good games from the Roberson sisters (West Rowan) in a 74-70 loss against Mars Hill on Saturday. Reneé had seven points and five steals for the Bobcats while Brittany had eight points and six rebounds.
Brittni Young, who played her freshman season at East Rowan, had a big game for Mars Hill. She made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points.
n Sophilia Hipps (North Rowan) had 11 points and six rebounds for South Carolina State in a 64-44 romp against Winston-Salem State on Saturday.
n Overseas basketball
Carlos Dixon (South Rowan) scored 22 points for Quilmes Mar del Plata in Argentina on Friday.