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Area Sports Briefs

From staff reports
Catawba basketball teams seek to extend winning streaks when they entertain Tusculum in a SAC double-header today at Goodman Gym.
Catawba’s women (9-4, 1-1) open the twin bill at 2 p.m. Brittany Higgins leads a balanced attack.
Tusculum (12-1, 3-0) has been the dominant team in the SAC so far. The Pioneers are ranked ninth in Division II and have won nine in a row.
Catawba’s men, ranked 23rd nationally are 10-3 overall and lead the SAC with a 2-0 record.
High-scoring Antonio Houston leads the Indians.
Kyle Moore leads Tusculum (8-5, 1-2), which fell to Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday.
n 49ers picked
Charlotte was picked to repeat as Atlantic 10 baseball champions in voting conducted by league coaches on Friday.
Charlotte was 43-16 last season.
n 49ers picked
Salisbury’s girls scored 146 points and won a swim meet with CCC foes Lexington (100) and East Davidson (49).
Madi Ralston won the 200 free in 2:05.43 and the 100 free in 58.38. Garrison Stevens won the 200 IM in 2:29.27 and the 100 breast in 1:17.15.
Carley Drye won the 50 free in 27.24.
Shelby Carrion won the 100 fly in 1:11.73 and the 100 back in 1:12.89.
Carrion, Ralston, Drye and Stevens won the 200 medley relay in 2:05.97 and the 400 free relay in 4:07.76.
n Salisbury’s boys scored 46 points and finished third to Lexington (107) and East Davidson (61).
Braxton Whitaker won the 100 back in 1:21.64.
Grant Martz, Max Messinger, Andrew McCollister and John Thompson won the 200 free relay in 1:58.10.
McCollister won the 100 breast in 1:06.92.
n SA hoops
Salisbury Academy’s varsity boys Red team (12-1) got good games from Brock Overcash and John Latimer in a 46-33 victory against Davidson Country Day.
n Ann Rollins Johnson, Isabella Rusher and Grace Yatawara led the SA jayvee girls in a 16-13 loss against Davidson Country Day.
n Jayvee hoops
The Salisbury boys javyee team defeated Lexington on Friday 55-49. Dejoun Jones scored 19 and Forrest Wilkins 15 for the Hornets (7-3, 3-2).
The Hornet girls did not play. Lexington doesn’t field a girls jayvee team.

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