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From staff reports
Sunday marked Kay Yow’s 1,000th game as N.C. State women’s basketball coach, and senior Shayla Fields (Salisbury) scored her 1,000th career point for the Wolfpack.
N.C. State (5-5) needed all 17 of Fields’ points to beat Mississippi 46-42 in the lowest-scoring women’s game in Reynolds Coliseum history.
Fields is the 25th player in program history to score 1,000 points. Fields, who leads the ACC in minutes played, left the game briefly after she was poked in the eye, but she was able to return.
n Catawba women rollCatawba’s women’s basketball team needed a win and got one by forcing 44 turnovers.
The Indians broke a three-game losing skid and rolled over winless Columbia Union 73-42 on Sunday in Takoma Park, Md.
Catawba (5-4) finished the first half with a 14-2 run keyed by Jolysa Connor and Brooke Whitley. Catawba led 34-19 at halftime.
Columbia Union (0-11) got within 12 points early in the second half, but Catawba stretched its lead to 20 points with nine minutes left, then finished the game on an 11-0 run for a 31-point victory.
All 10 Catawba players scored.
Maggie Sullivan, a freshman, led the Indians with 15 points. Whitley had 11 points and six rebounds. Connor and Pamela Muldrow scored 10 points each.
Erin Duffy scored 14 for Columbia Union.
n Salisbury wrestling
Salisbury wrestled in the Panthers Invitational at Piedmont on Saturday.
Dontarius Mills, Joseph “Figgy” Figueroa and Tre Jackson placed second for the Hornets.
Justin Adkins had a third-place showing.
n Salisbury is the host team for the annual Rowan County wrestling tournament on Saturday, Dec. 20.
n Prep basketball
Salisbury senior Shi-Heria Shipp has 953 career points, and East Rowan senior Ashley Collins, who has 924, is also closing in on the 1,000-point milestone.
Salisbury’s Brandon Abel (888) and Carson’s Darius Moose (854) should be the next two Rowan males to reach 1,000 career points.
n Richmond County wins 4AA
Richmond County quarterback Tedarrius Wiley accounted for almost 400 yards of total offense as his Raiders rallied in the fourth quarter and outlasted Fayetteville Jack Britt in a 38-35 shootout for the NCHSAA 4AA football state championship at Kenan Stadium on Sunday.
Wiley earned MVP honors by completing 20 of 25 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed 20 times for 68 yards.
Richmond County (12-3-1) led 21-14 in the third quarter before Britt came storming back, with N.C. State-bound quarterback Everett Proctor hitting Curtis Maheu on a 58-yard scoring play and Tremale France scoring on runs of 23 and 3 yards.
Britt (14-2) drove to the Richmond 47 in the waning seconds, but two passes fell incomplete and the Raiders had clinched their seventh state championship and first since 1998.
Proctor led Britt, rushing for 75 yards on 13 carries and throwing for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Maheu caught four passes for 155 yards.
Richmond County had won a regular-season meeting between the Mid-Southeastern Conference rivals 21-15.
n College women’s basketball
Brittany Cornelius (East Rowan) had 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and five steals for Meredith in a 71-53 loss to Mary Baldwin on Saturday. Cornelius scored eight points in a 72-53 loss against Shenandoah on Sunday.
n Shemieka Brown (North Rowan) averaged 5.8 points per game in her first eight outings for Wilkes Community College.
n Saybah Sammy (Salisbury) had two steals and two rebounds for Fayetteville State in a 71-69 loss to District of Columbia on Sunday.
n College men’s basketball
Jamel Carpenter (West Rowan) is averaging a team-high 12.3 points a game for Florida Community College in Jacksonville.
n Overseas basketball
Donte Minter (West Rowan) scored 12 points in Portugal on Saturday and is averaging 17.3 points and 8.1 rebounds for the season.
n Damien Argrett (South Rowan, Pfeiffer) is averaging 7.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in Poland.
n Bryan McCullough (North Rowan) scored eight points for his team in Hungary on Saturday.
McCullough is 14-for-14 from the line in his last three outings and 6-for-12 on 3-pointers.
n Phillip Williams (West) scored eight points in his most recent outing in Lithuania and is averaging 7.4 points a game.
n Carlos Dixon (South) scored nine points on Friday and is averaging 13.4 points a game in Argentina.

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