Area Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 19, 2008

From staff reports
Brooke Whitley and Carmon Clark provided key points down the stretch as Catawba’s women’s basketball team defeated St. Paul’s 84-75 at Goodman Gym on Friday afternoon.
Whitley (North Stanly) put the Indians in position to win the game with 11 of her 13 points in the last six minutes. She helped the Indians to a 73-61 lead with 3:20 left to play.
Clark took over from there, sinking seven late free throws.
Catawba’s third straight win gave the Indians a 7-4 mark heading into the holidays.
Clark led Catawba with 17 points. Whitley followed with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. Dana Hicks scored 12.
n Livingstone falls
The Livingstone women’s basketball team suffered a 56-49 overtime road loss to Belmont Abbey on Friday.
The Blue Bears were outscored 10-3 in the extra period.
Livingstone was led by freshman guard, Montiya Harrison and sophomore forward, Cassaundra Rhodes, who both finished with 11 points. Freshman guard, Rashida Elbourne added 10 points and seven rebounds while senior guard Chelsea Johnson led all players with 12 rebounds.
The Blue Bears fell to 2-6 overall with the loss.
n Wonders win big
Demarcus Phifer scored 11 of his 18 points in the first quarter and led A.L. Brown to an easy 87-29 win over Piedmont on Friday night.
Brown (3-4, 1-2 SPC) got 15 points from Zach Massey, 11 from Teven Jones and 10 from Zach Fesperman.
“We jumped on them,” Wonders coach Shelwyn Klutz said. “Early on, we shot the ball real well.”
n Salisbury jayvees
Doreen Richardson scored 18 points to lead Salisbury’s jayvee girls to a 48-19 romp over Central Davidson on Friday.
Ayana Hicks had 12 points for the Hornets (6-0, 2-0).
– The Hornet jayvee boys won big as well, beating the Spartans 73-36.
Salisbury (4-2, 1-1) put four players in double figures. Dejoun Jones scored 16, Forrest Wilkins 13, Kalil Duncan 11 and Corey Murphy 10.
n East jayvees
East Rowan’s jayvee girls beat South Rowan 48-38 to improve to 5-1. Lindsey Dunlap had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Bridget Boling added 11points and four steals. Ashley Goins helped seal deal with four straight free throws in the final moments, finishing with nine points.
n Wonder jayvees
The A.L. Brown jayvee boys improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the South Piedmont Conference with a 53-32 win over Piedmont on Friday.
Terrance Knox led the Wonders with 13 points. Chandler Reynolds and Shaquez Weaks each had eight. J.J. Jones and Jakeas Watts scored six apiece.
n 8th-grade hoops
West Rowan’s boys topped Corriher-Lipe 47-43.
Joe Robinson led West (3-4) with 14 points. Brandon Ijames had nine, and Cody McNeely and Darius Banner scored six apiece.
Robinson had 13 rebounds, and Ijames and Jay Johnson also had big nights on the boards.
Nathan Lambert scored 23 points for the Yellow Jackets (4-3). Dylan Goodman scored 13.
n Homeschoolers win
The Cabarrus-Rowan Homeschoolers varsity basketball teams swept Asheville Homeschoolers on Friday.
The boys got 30 points from Christian Hicks in a 75-59 win.
Tim Coleman and K.P. Hicks each had 14 points. Hicks grabbed 14 rebounds and Kyle Kiker pulled down 10 boards for the 5-6 Homeschoolers.
– The varsity girls (6-3) won 46-45 in overtime.
Hannah Holm led the way with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Nikki Milo added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Becca Bare scored four points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
– The jayvee boys (6-3) fell 65-58.
Jacob Nelson scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Jason Long had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Sam Nelson added 12 points and 18 rebounds.
– The middle school boys fell to 4-10 on the season with a 48-20 loss to Asheville.
n Hole-in-one
Phyllis Durland recorded her second career ace on Friday at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Durland used a 7-wood on No. 17. Patty Mason was her playing partner and witnessed the shot.
n DCDS hoops
Sisters Josey and Sidney Parker combined for 25 rebounds in a victory against Conover Concordia Lutheran.
The DCDS girls lost to Greensboro Covenant Christian.
n TheDCDS boys lot to Concordia despite 12 points by Conor Honeycutt and eight by Coleman Hayes.
n Honeycutt scored 10 as the DCDS boys (8-8) beat Salisbury Academy Blue. Philip Simons scored 10 for the Jaguars.