Area briefs: Catawba women win
From staff reports
Milica Ivanovic hit six 3-pointers and scored 28 points to lead Catawba’s women’s basketball team to a season-opening 80-66 victory against St. Paul’s on Tuesday.
The game was switched to Goodman Gym because of issues with the floor at St. Paul’s.
Ivanovic was 6-for-8 on 3-pointers. Kisha Long scored 17 points, while Dana Hicks had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Nisha Long had eight assists.
Reigning CIAA Player of the Year, Tatiana Ellis led the Tigers with 22 points.
Catawba never trailed and led 37-31 at halftime.
The Indians shot 49 percent, including 10-for-15 on 3s.
ST. PAUL’S (66)ó Ellis 22, Guy 14, Brown 11, Walton 5, Cook 4, S. Davis 4, Merritt 4, A. Davis 2.
CATAWBA (80)ó Ivanovic 28, K. Long 17, Hicks 12, N. Long 7, Merritt 4, Whitley 3, Dellapenta 3, Sullivan 2, Connor 2, Welfare 2, May.
St. Paul’s 31 35 ó 66
Catawba 37 43 ó 80
– Prep basketball
Carson coach Brian Perry announced basketball star Darius Moose has made a college decision.
He’ll play in the SAC at Brevard.
Moose is the leading scorer in Carson history (1,229 points) and owns school records for points in a season (487) and a game (36).
A story on Moose is upcoming.
– Men’s basketball
Jamel Carpenter (West Rowan) made a big splash in his debut with Fayetteville State, pouring in 30 points. He also grabbed eight rebounds in a 100-92 win at UNC Pembroke on Monday.n Women’s basketball
Shi-Heria Shipp (Salisbury) tipped in a rebound with 3.3 seconds left to give George Washington an 84-82 win at North Texas in her college debut.
Shipp played 25 minutes and scored 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting. n CCC tennis
Salisbury’s Hannah Lebowitz was named CCC Player of the Year for girls tennis.
Salisbury coach Chris Myers, who led the team to a 10-0 league record and a 2A state title, was named CCC Coach of the Year.
Hornets joining Lebowitz on the All-CCC team were Joy Loeblein, Erika Nelson, Anna Page, Katelyn Storey and Sierra Davis.
– CCC girls cross country
Katherine Shields was named CCC Runner of the Year for girls cross country.
Salisbury coach Meagan Robinson was named CCC Coach of the Year.
Hornets Emily Shields and Karen Presnell joined Katherine Shields on the All-CCC team.
– CCC boys cross country
Salisbury’s Nick Summers was named CCC Runner of the Year for boys cross country.
SHS coach Mike Allen was runner-up for CCC Coach of the Year honors.
Hornets Philip Tonseth and Tyler Downs joined Summers on the All-CCC squad.
– CCC volleyball
Mo Yarbro, who led West Davidson to a 10-0 league season, was named CCC Player of the Year for volleyball.
– College soccer
Catawba’s women’s soccer team placed junior defender Alexa Baird and freshman midfielder Maria Borland on the All-Southeast Region team.
– North Hills basketball
The North Hills Middle boys basketball team defeated N.C. School of the Deaf 57-13.
Jay Wood led North Hills with 12 points, while Luke Humble scored 11. Will Cody contributed nine assists.
* The North Hills Middle girls team held N.C. School of the Deaf scoreless in the first half and won 47-8. Natalie Whicker scored 22 points for the Eagles.
The Eagles take on the Community School of Davidson on Monday.
– College swimming
Florida State’s Tanner Lowman (East Rowan) finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke (59.36) in the Seminoles’ recent meet against LSU.
– Prep swimming
East Rowan’s girls won a swim meet at Statesville YMCA on Tuesday, scoring 152 points to top West Iredell (75) and Statesville (58).
West Iredell won the boys meet with 112 points. East was second with 87. Statesville scored 84.
East’s girls ruled the relays.
Sarah Agner, Meagan Barbetto, Katie Egloff and Madison Hall won the 200 medley relay in 2:28.46.
Agner, Hall, Natassia Lundgren and Katelyn Shuping won the 200 free relay in 2:11.81.
Agner, Barbetto, Hall and Lundgren won the 400 free relay in 4:57.40.
Barbetto won two events ó the 50 free (31.10) and 100 free (1:11.97).
Hall won the 100 backstroke (1:20.40), Shuping won the 200 free (2:46.25), Samantha Zenger won the 200 IM (3:10.57), Katie Doby won the 100 butterfly (1:26.80), Egloff won the 100 breaststroke (1:34.37) and Agner won the 400 free (4:59.88).
* East’s Clark Agner, DJ Dimarzo, Luke Evans and Kyle Fischer won the boys 400 free relay in 4:36.92.
Individual winners for East’s boys were Agner in the 200 free (2:34.81), Fischer in the 100 butterfly (1:18.37) and Luke Evans in the 100 back (1:11.85).
– Pro football
The New York Jets signed former Wingate defensive end Kenwin Cummings to the active roster from the practice squad. A linebacker, Cummings (6-3, 250) was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 7.
– Dirtbags tryouts
The Dirtbags travel baseball program will hold a tryout on Saturday, Dec. 5, at West Rowan for players in the graduating classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014. These teams will be for the summer and fall of 2010.
For more info and registration, go to Impactbaseball.com or thedirtbags.com.