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Area sports briefs: Cavaliers swept in Climax

From staff reports
North Rowan’s boys lost to second-place Providence Grove 83-61 in a CCC basketball game played Thursday in Climax.
Lamonte Bell scored 15 points for the Cavaliers, while D.J. Hipps had 11.
Providence Grove (14-6, 9-2) got 33 points and seven assists from guard Zeb Milliner and 18 points from soft-shooting post man Tyler See. Milliner and See hit four 3-pointers apiece.
“They shot lights out there in the first quarter,” North coach Kelly Everhart said. “It wasn’t that we played badly ó they just shot very well.”
Providence Grove had a 15-0 run in the first quarter.
“I was worried because we hadn’t practiced for two days because of the weather,” PG coach Jim Young said. “Sometimes that’s good; sometimes it isn’t. We had a spring in our step.”
NORTH ROWAN (61) ó Bell 15, Hipps 11, Hicks 9, Hargrave 8, Blakeney 7, Sims 7, Rhames 4, Feezor, Jackson.
P. GROVE (83) ó Z. Milliner 33, See 18, S. Milliner 11, Smith 9, Comer 8, Powell 2, Harris 2.N. Rowan 11 15 16 19 ó 61
Prov. Grove 25 16 19 23 ó 83
– North girls fall
North Rowan’s girls led in the third quarter but fell to Providence Grove 69-62 in a CCC game played on Thursday.
Quon Cuthbertson scored 19 points for North, while Symphony Roberts contributed 14.
Sophomore Kristie Langley scored 16 of her 29 points for the Patriots in the fourth quarter. She was 15-for-16 at the foul line.
NORTH ROWAN (62) ó Q. Cuthbertson 19, Roberts 14, Smyre 8, Gregory 8, Ellis 7, T. Cuthbertson 5, Brown 1, Bethea, Rhinehart.
P. GROVE (69) ó Langley 29, Matthews 14, Hardin 11, Co. Haithcox 6, Ca. Haithcox 3, Mixon 3.N. Rowan 10 17 14 21 ó 62
Prov. Grove 14 14 14 27 ó 69
– Davie swept
Mount Tabor’s strong boys pounded Davie County 104-50 Thursday in Winston-Salem.
Drew Absher scored 14 points for the War Eagles in the CPC game. Jamal Mayfield had 11.
Davie’s girls fell to the Spartans 71-47. Janna Dixon and Asia Steed scored 10 each for Davie.
– Women’s basketball
N.C. State’s Shayla Fields (Salisbury) scored 24 points in an 87-66 loss against Maryland on Thursday. n Livingstone wins
Junior guard Sean Booker scored 23 points as Livingstone beat North Greenville 86-78 at Trent Gym on Thursday.
Senior guard Tayloe Taylor added 17 points and nine assists, while senior forward Santonio Springs added 15 points for the Blue Bears (9-11).
Livingstone shot 46 percent to beat the Crusaders (7-13), who were paced by Paul Harrison’s 20 points and 14 boards.
Livingstone takes on Lincoln on Saturday at Trent Gym.
– College track
Appalachian State track standout Mark Sturgis (North Rowan) was named SoCon Field Athlete of the Week for meets from Jan. 29-Feb. 4.
Sturgis won the triple jump at the Niswonger Invitational with a season-best effort of 50 feet, 11 inches. That jump earned him a provisional bid to nationals.
In the Appalachian Open, Sturgis won the triple jump and was third in the long jump.
Sturgis and the Mountaineers head to Penn State for the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup today.
– Marshall honored
The late John Marshall, who enjoyed a 40-year career as an administrator and coach, including a successful tenure at Livingstone from 1965-72, will be inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame on Feb. 27.
Marshall was the second African-American to chair the NCAA Division II Football Committee.
Marshall is a member of the Hall of Fames of Livingstone, Virginia State and Fayetteville State.
– Iredell signers
Statesville tight end and long snapper Logan Feimster and West Iredell quarterback Quan Rucker signed with Wake Forest Wednesday.
Rucker is expected to be a wide receiver for the Demon Deacons.
Mooresville offensive lineman Jordan Champion signed with UNC Pembroke.
* Lake Norman soccer standout Tia King signed with Alabama.
* Mooresville cross country standout Joseph Newman committed to Vanderbilt.
Lake Norman runner Jonathan Cooley signed with Catawba.
– DCDS hoops
Davidson Country Day’s jayvee girls defeated First Assembly of Winston-Salem 31-20. Caroline Belk, Jo Jo Chavis and Emerson Hayes led the Diamondbacks.
The DCDS varsity boys lost 67-40 to First Assembly. Conor Honeycutt hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Diamondbacks (14-12). Celexus Long had seven points.
– Winter Blast
The Winter Blast Bench Press Championships will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Hurley YMCA.
There will be six divisions with seven weight classes in each. Trophies for top three in each weight class.
The entry fee is $10 for the high school division and $25 for recreation divisions.
Contact Kenno Shoaf at 704-636-0111 for information.
– Rowan LL softball
Rowan Little League softball is accepting sign-ups at Godley’s Garden Center and online at http://www.rowanlittleleague.com.
Softball cost is $40 for Coach Pitch for ages 6-8.
Cost is $60 for 10-under, 12-under and 14-under leagues. League age is as of December 31, 2008.
This is the former Salisbury Parks and Rec League.
Contact Jeff Bernhardt at 704-855-9849 for more information.
– College golf
Pfeiffer’s women’s team was picked first in Conference Carolinas in a preseason coaches poll.
Seniors Brittany Beltran and Charlene Reid lead the Falcons.
* Catawba finished 10th out of 16 teams in the Outback Steakhouse Intercollegiate men’s tournament.
Columbus State won the team title with a score of 585.
Catawba had a 622 total for the two rounds.
Eric Schmehl led Catawba, finishing 25th with a score of 153. Elliot Blake shot 154 and placed 28th.
– Golf clinics
High school and middle school golf clinics are scheduled to be held at Carolina Golf Mart off the Julian Road Exit on Saturday.
From 1-2:30, there will be a “short game” clinic for high school players. Cost is $20, bucket of balls included.
From 2:30-4 p.m., there will be a clinic on swing fundamentals for middle school players. Cost is $20, bucket included.
Clinics are also scheduled for Feb. 14. Call Carolina Golf Mart at 704-639-0011 for info.
– Tennis clinics
The spring Catawba junior tennis clinics begin Sunday, Feb. 22, from 2-3:30 p.m.
The complete schedule is available at www.gocatawbaindians.com.
For questions or to register, call Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or jchildre@catawba.edu.
– Basketball tryouts
Salisbury-Rowan basketball tryouts will be held at Hall Gym this Saturday from 8-10 a.m. for an 11-under girls team and on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. for a 10-under girls team.
Contact Tom McDaniel at 704-637-1261 for information.

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