Area Sports Briefs
From staff reports
Bob Trott (A.L. Brown) was hired as linebackers coach at Virginia on Thursday.
Trott was linebackers coach for the Cleveland Browns the past five years.
Trott, who walked on at UNC and became a starting safety, made the All-ACC Academic team in 1975.
He graduated from UNC in 1976. He has been an assistant coach for a number of college programs, including stints at Baylor, Duke, Clemson and Arkansas.
n Catawba hoopsCatawba basketball teams wind up the regular season this afternoon with games against SAC foe Brevard.
The doubleheader starts with the women’s game at 2 p.m.
Catawba’s men (17-9, 9-6) are tied for third in the league. The top four seeds will be home for the first round of the SAC tournament. Brevard is 3-12 in the SAC.
Catawba’s women (15-11, 7-9) will be favored against Brevard, which is still looking for its first league win.
n Prep hoopsChance Rucker scored 19 points to lead Concord to a 93-84 3A boys sectional final victory at Lake Norman in a battle of No. 1 seeds, who came in with one loss apiece.
Roger Smith had 16 points for the Spiders, with Jacquise Moore netting 14 and Griffin Templeton 13. Kendall Knorr was the wild card. He hit four 3s for the Spiders in the second half.
n East Davidson’s girls won their sectional with a 53-32 romp against Draughn in Valdese.
Catawba signee Elizabeth Merritt scored 15 points for the Golden Eagles and had 10 rebounds.
Anna Freeman had 13 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.
n Falcons honored
Pfeiffer’s Chris Woods and Robert McGriff were second team selections on the All-Conference Carolinas team, while Devona Knight was Honorable Mention on the All-CC women’s squad.n Catawba rainouts
Catawba’s baseball game scheduled for Friday against Tusculum was postponed (today’s doubleheader starts at 4).
Friday’s softball and Saturday’s tennis were cancelled.
n 7th-grade hoops
North Rowan’s boys put three players in double figures in a 67-19 win against Corriher-Lipe.
Michael Bost led the way with 13 points. Michael Connor had 11 and Kasaun Coney 10. Michael Banner, Jaquan Boyd and Takeo Deal added eight each.n Bank of NC tourney
Davidson Country Day’s boys beat St. John’s of Winston-Salem 49-32 in the first round of the Bank of N.C. Championships.
Kenrick Jobe led the Diamondbacks (17-14) with 13 points.
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