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From staff reports
Catawba’s undefeated men’s basketball team plays at UNC Asheville’s Justice Center today at 4:30 p.m.
Catawba (8-0) is ranked 10th in the D-II poll.
“Catawba is a good basketball team with some impressive victories,” said UNC Asheville coach Ed Biedenbach, who starred at N.C. State in the 1960s. “This is a well-coached team by Jim Baker. They know how to play the game, and we better be ready to compete and play well when they come to play us.”
Catawba is led by forward Antonio Houston, who has a 20.1 scoring average. He has scored 20 or more six times. Rob Fields averages 16 points off the bench.
The Bulldogs are led by senior forward Reid Augst, who averages 14.0 points a game. Augst scored 29 last Saturday against VMI.
n Hairston near home
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Towson’s Junior Hairston when the Tigers played at High Point tonight at 7 p.m.
Hairston helped West Rowan go 61-0 and win a pair of state titles.
Hairston is Towson’s leading scorer. He averages 13.7 points per game.
n West JV boys
Maurice Warren scored 12 points to lead West Rowan’s jayvee basketball team to a 54-39 victory against Lake Norman.
Dinkin Miller and Kajuan Phillips scored eight apiece for the Falcons (3-0).
n West JV girls
West Rowan’s jayvee girls topped North Rowan 40-33 behind 13 points by Moriah Leach. Brittney Barber scored seven and Kim Jenkins six.
n West’s girls lost to North Iredell 42-30. Brittney Barber had 10 points, while Nicole Barber had eight.
n In a 28-21 loss against North Rowan, Brittney Barber and Leach scored six points each.
n In a 51-30 loss against Lake Norman, Brittney Barber scored 16. Allison Dutton had six.
n Stallions hoops
The Cabarrus-Rowan Homeschool Stallions varsity boys team lost to Surry 78-56.
Tim Coleman scored 21 points. Christian Hicks and K.P. Hicks had 15 each for the Stallions (3-6, 1-2).
n The varsity girls lost 59-29 to Surry.
Nikki Mylo scored 11, while Hannah Holm had 10 for the Stallions (4-3, 1-1).
n The Stallion jayvees boys lost 63-60 to Surry.
Jason Long led the Stallions (6-2, 2-1) with 18 points. Andrew Kelly and Isaac Dare had 16 apiece.
n The Stallion middle school boys won 57-34 against Surry.
Jordan Long scored 26 points. Grant Stroller had nine for the Stallions (3-6, 1-2).
n Catawba clinics
Catawba is planning spring tennis clinics on the following dates.
FebruarySunday, Feb. 22, 2-3:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27, 3:30-5 p.m.
MarchSunday, March 1, 2-3:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8, 2-3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 13, 3:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2-3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 3:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, March 22nd 2-3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 27, 3:30-5 p.m.
April
Friday, April 3, 3:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, April 5, 2-3:30 p.m
Friday, April 17, 3:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2-3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 3:30-5 p.m.
Sunday, April 2, 2-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 3:30-5 p.m.
n Yadkin Valley
Former members of the Old Yadkin Valley Baseball League held a reunion recently at Ryan’s Steakhouse.
Present were Tom Eagle, Carl Euart, Carlie Euart, Chris Euart, Junior Sides, John Sides, Ron Sides, John Cauble Jr., Richard Everson, Charlie Cauble, Whitey Meadows, James Meadows, Joe Miller, Jimmy Lookabill, Dan Belk, Bud Lowman, Arnold Chamberlain, Larry Beaner and Frank Meadows.
Miller organized the event. There are plans for another YVBL reunion in late 2009

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