Area briefs: Shipp shines
From staff reports
George Washington freshman Shi-Heria Shipp (Salisbury) had six points, four rebounds and two assists in a 68-64 basketball victory against Coppin State on Thursday.
– Catawba basketball
Catawba’s men are at home tonight at 7 p.m. against USC Aiken, the school that ended their 2008-09 season in the regional tournament. Catawba fell to the Pacers last March 85-72 despite 24 points by Rob Fields.
Fields recently led the Indians to a pair of wins in the Highway 52 Shootout tourney to open the season.
On Saturday at 4 p.m., Pfeiffer (1-1) takes on USC Aiken at Goodman Gym.
On Sunday at 3 p.m., Catawba and Pfeiffer will square off at Goodman Gym. They did not meet in the Highway 52 Shootout played at Pfeiffer’s Merner Gym.
– Catawba baseball
Bunker Hill infielder Cameron Beard has signed to play baseball at Catawba.
Beard, also the quarterback for the football team, is a solid fielder who hit .342 as a sophomore and .244 as a junior.
– Prep wrestling
West Rowan’s wrestling team defeated Salisbury 48-33 earlier this week.
– Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart’s boys basketball team topped Davidson Home School Guardians 55-17 at the Boyd Dolphin Tank.
The Dolphins were led by Banks Fisher’s 19 points and Eric Edwards’ 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Max Fisher and Spencer Storey scored six points each. Max Barrios had seven steals. Chili Chilton had eight rebounds. Reilly Gokey had four assists.
– Middle school hoops
Erwin’s eighth-grade girls opened conference play with a 48-18 victory over Southeast on Thursday.
Erwin (2-0, 1-0) was led by Karleigh Wike’s 14 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots. Josie McNeely, Katie Kepley and Lauren Thomas added nine points apiece. Thomas and Kepley each had six steals.
Southeast (0-1) was paced by Megan Gray and Quanice Miller with six and five points, respectively.
* Southeast’s boys rolled over Erwin 68-31.
Southeast’s boys (1-0) took a 68-31 victory behind the scoring of Tre Williams (15) and Devin Parks (12). Seth Martin made three 3-pointers for nine points. Dashaun Mason scored seven, and Darius Gabriel, Colton Laws and Myquon Stout added six points apiece.
Erwin’s Doc Corpening, Donte Means and Calvin Edwards had seven points apiece. Corpening grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots for the Eagles (0-2, 0-1).
* South Davie’s boys defeated West Rowan 43-31.
Caleb Martin scored 20 points to lead South Davie, while Cody Martin had 15.
For the Bulldogs, Daisean Reddick had 16 points. Malik Crump had nine rebounds.
– Rowan Rage softball
The Rowan Rage 10-under fast-pitch softball team finished second in the B Division of the Winter State Championships.
Players are Breeanna Medlin, Casey Ward, Meagan Kepley, Jade Koontz, Emmy Spry, Jocelyn Hunt, McKenzie Crawford, Anna Shafer, Haley Cole, Allysa Vanhoy, Victoria Trexler, Ashleyn Ellenburg and Madison Trexler.
Coaches are Mitch Medlin, Brian Koontz, Kim Koontz and Chelsea White.
– Prep soccer
Championships will be settled in NCHSAA soccer on Friday and Saturday in Cary.
In 2A, Shelby, which eliminated Salisbury, will take on Swansboro or Northwood on Saturday at 6 p.m.
– South Y basketball
South Rowan YMCA is accepting registrations through Dec. 5 for its boys basketball league. The program is for boys in grades 3-8. The cost is $36 for members and $60 for non-members.
* South YMCA also is accepting registrations through Dec. 5 for the Little Shooters program, a basketball program for boys and girls in grades 1-2. The fee is $36 for members and $60 for non-members. Contact Gary Earnhardt at South Rowan YMCA at 704-857-7011.