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From staff reports
Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team lost to Barton 100-90 in a Conference Carolinas game played in Wilson on Thursday.
Chris Donald scored 18 points for the Falcons (5-5, 2-1). Robert McGriff and Jeff Pettiway scored 14 points each. McGriff had eight assists.
Aaron Suggs and Bobby Buffaloe scored 19 points each for the Bulldogs (7-3, 4-0).
PFEIFFER (90) ó Donald 18, Pettiway 14, McGriff 14, Rivera 10, Johnson 10, Crowder 9, Woods 8, Cummins 3, Truesdale 2, Gilliard 2, Slaton, Williams.
BARTON (100) ó Suggs 19, Buffaloe 19, Frails 16, Kershaw 15, Dunn 10, King 10, Haley 5, Flowers 4, Velez 2.
Pfeiffer 40 50 ó 90
Barton 44 56 ó 100
n Former Indian honored
Virginia Union is now playing on Dave Robbins Court.
Barco-Stevens court was painted over the holiday break, and a ceremony prior to Tuesday’s CIAA contest dedicated the court to Robbins, a legendary men’s basketball coach.
Robbins played football and basketball and was part of Catawba’s graduating class of 1966. The first white coach in the historically black CIAA, he retired last spring after 30 years as Virginia Union’s head coach.
He posted a 713-194 record at Virginia Union and won three D-II national championships.n Pfeiffer women lose
Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball team lost to Barton 94-55 in a Conference Carolinas game on Thursday.
Nicole Maready (Davie), Carly Booth (Davie) and Domonique China scored eight points each for Pfeiffer.
Esty Flores had 26 points for the Bulldogs.
n College women’s hoops
Sophilia Hipps (North Rowan) scored 26 points for South Carolina State in a 90-80 loss against USC Upstate on Tuesday.
Hipps had six rebounds and topped 20 points for the fifth time this season.
Hipps averages 14.7 points, sixth in the MEAC.
n Reneé Roberson (West Rowan) scored six points for Lees-McRae in an 85-62 loss against Limestone on Thursday.
n N.C. State’s Shayla Fields (Salisbury) will lead the Wolfpack against UNC at the Smith Center on Sunday.
Fields leads the ACC in minutes per gam (37.1) and is third in scoring at 18.1 points a game.
Fields ranks among the league leaders with 2.1 steals per game and 1.9 made 3-pointers per game.
n Prep girls basketball
East Rowan and South Rowan are tied for third in the NPC with 6-2 marks, but East has beaten the Raiders in Granite Quarry and in the Christmas tournament.
East holds a 54-38 lead in the all-time series with the Raiders going into tonight’s game at South.
South has an excellent chance to finish in the top four in the NPC. South hasn’t finished above fifth place since 2002 when it was second in the CPC.
n The Salisbury-Lexington girls game is unlikely to be exciting. The Hornets have won all 11 meetings since Lexington prevailed in the 2003 CCC tournament, and the Hornets have won the last six contests by huge numbers. The scores: 81-26, 75-23, 96-35, 76-39, 76-27 and 82-14.
n Alyssa Cutshaw was 6-for-7 on 3-pointers as top-ranked East Davidson routed Providence Grove 64-33 on Wednesday to stay undefeated.
n Prep boys basketball
n Carson junior Darius Moose and Salisbury senior Brandon Abel could become 1,000-point scorers in road games tonight.
Moose, who has 982 points, will be working against West Rowan, while Abel (981) plays at Lexington.
n West senior K.J. Sherrill has 1,231 points and is 21 away from passing “Snip” Keaton for a place in the Falcons’ all-time top five.
n South’s Hunter Morrison has 644 career points and is 17th on South’s all-time list. Among others, he surpassed Graham Corriher, North Rowan’s assistant coach, on Tuesday. Corriher scored 632.
n Simeon Milliner had 22 points and Zeb Milliner had 16 as Providence Grove stayed unbeaten in the CCC with an 87-70 romp over East Davidson on Wednesday.
n 8th-grade hoops
North Rowan’s girls defeated China Grove 48-11 on Thursday.
Daterria Connor scored 18 points for the unbeaten Mavericks, and Onesha Stevenson added 11 points.
n Kym Caldwell scored 16 points as West Rowan held off Southeast 36-30. Tabitha Ball added eight points for the second-place Bulldogs.
Allison Blackwell scored 16 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Patriots. Tyesha Phillips had 10 points and seven boards.
n West Rowan’s boys topped Southeast 43-35.
Darius Banner and Joseph Robinson scored 14 points each for the Bulldogs. Brandon Ijames added six.
Casey Stiller had 13 points, seven rebounds and four blocks to lead Southeast. Travis Abbitt scored seven points, while Scooter Gabriel chipped in with five.
n 7th-grade hoops
Erwin opened its basketball season with a 30-27 victory over First Assembly of Concord on Thursday.
Lauren Thomas, who led Erwin with 11 points and 10 rebounds, gave the Eagles their three-point lead by making two technical free throws with 24 seconds to play.
Karleigh Wike had eight points and five blocked shots. Kendall Brown added five rebounds, five steals and five assists, and Josie McNeely had six boards and four assists.
First Assembly (8-3) was led by Krystin Jones with 12 points. Faith Dixon scored nine. Jones, Dixon and Rachel Moula were rebound leaders.
n First Assembly’s boys (9-2) took a 33-24 victory after trailing at halftime. Brian Murr scored 14 points for the winners, and Sam Sprayberry added eight points.
Erwin’s scoring was led by Donte Means with 11 points. Spencer Bost had eight points and five rebounds, and Chase Brown had six rebounds.
n Prep wrestling
Mooresville topped Lake Norman 38-21 in an NPC matchup on Thursday.
R.J. Reynolds whipped North Davidson 54-23 in CPC action.
n Prep baseball
East Rowan coach Brian Hightower said reports on Charlotte signee Corbin Shive’s rehabilitation from shoulder surgery are favorable and Shive is well ahead of projected timetables for his return.
n College baseball
Several local products had outstanding fall scrimmages, including Mars Hill freshman Alex Britt (Salisbury) and Montreat freshman Ryan Bostian (South Rowan).
n North boosters
The North Rowan High School Booster Club meets on Monday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the media center.
n West baseball camp
West Rowan pitchers camp is set for Jan. 17. Contact David Wright at 704-278-9233 for information.
n South YMCA programs
South Rowan YMCA is accepting registrations through Jan. 31 for its high school boys basketball league.
The program is for boys in grades 9-12. Practice starts mid-February and games begin after regular high school basketball is finished.
Fees are $36 for members and $60 for potential members.
n South Rowan YMCA also is accepting registrations through Jan. 31 for its high school girls basketball league.
Program is for girls in grades 9-12. Practice starts mid-February and games begin after regular high school basketball is finished.
Fees are $36 for members and $60 for potential members.
n South Rowan YMCA is accepting teams through Jan. 31 for its Adult Church League basketball program.
Forms can be picked up at the front desk at South Rowan YMCA. Cost is $425 per team. Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting mid-February.
Contact Gary Earnhardt at South Rowan YMCA at 704-857-7011.
n Catawba tennis clinics
Catawba will hold tennis clinics on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 2-3:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 27, from 3:30-5 p.m.
Catawba plans to offer a USTA junior league in April/May.
For more information, contact Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or jchildre@catawba.edu.
n Pfeiffer Pfights
The Pfeiffer Pfights 24-mile bike/5K run/5K walk will take place on January 31, at 9 a.m. at Merner Gym. Early registration has begun. Participants can register for the bike, run or walk until Jan. 14 at a discounted rate of $10. Registration costs $15 after Jan. 14.
Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Carolina Breast Friends. Contact Patty Hunter at studentministries@pfeiffer.edu.

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