Area sports briefs: Catawba women top Mount Olive
From staff reports
Catawba’s women’s basketball team led all the way and beat Mount Olive 83-69 on Friday afternoon.
Coach Angie Morton picked up her 200th career win.
Twins Nisha Long and Kisha Long led the Indians (6-3). Nisha had 18 points and Kisha had 16, including a 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining for a 70-62 lead.
Maggie Sullivan shot 6-for-6 from the floor and scored 12 points. Dana Hicks had 10 points. Milica Ivanovic contributed 13 rebounds and five assists.
Catawba shot 52 percent in the first half to build a lead.
Helen Moore scored 24 points for Mount Olive.MT. OLIVE (69) ó Moore 24, McGee 15, Miller 14, Davis 7, Fauntleroy 6, Vanderhorst 3.
CATAWBA (83) ó N. Long 18, K. Long 16, Sullivan 12, Hicks 10, Merritt 8, Ivanovic 8, Welfare 5, Connor 4, Whitley 2, Dellapenta.
Mt. Olive 28 41 ó 69
Catawba 42 41 ó 83
n College women’s hoops
Rashonda Mayfield (West Rowan) scored 14 points for Voorhees in a recent 59-52 win against Paine.
n Overseas basketballCarlos Dixon (South Rowan) is averaging 11.8 points a game for the Centro Juventud Sionista de Parana professional team in Argentina.
n Junior Hairston (West Rowan) is averaging 16.0 points and 9.0 rebounds for the Duzce Genclik pro team in Turkey.
n Nem Sovic (Pfeiffer) averages 21.2 points a game on 59-percent shooting for IR Reykjavik, a pro team in Iceland.
n College indoor trackN.C. State’s Jason Jones (East Rowan) won the shot put (55 feet, 71/2 inches) and finished second in the weight throw (52-41/2) as the Wolfpack opened its indoor track season recently at the Christopher Newport Holiday Open.
n N.C. State’s Nolan Stehr (East) placed sixth in the weight throw (44-7).n N.C. State’s Lamont Savage (West Rowan) was sixth in the long jump (22-53/4).
n Prep swimming
Salisbury’s girls scored 168 points in a recent swim meet at Hurley YMCA to top Central Davidson (161), Lexington (112) and East Davidson (64).
Shelby Carrion won the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle races for the Hornets. Madi Ralston won the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle. Molly Robinson won the 50 free, while Carley Drye took the 100 free.
Katie Cater was second in the 100 backstroke, Drye was second in the 200 IM, and Katie Davidson was third in the 500 free.
Salisbury’s Ralston, Carrion, Drye and Cater won the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay.
Katie Canipe, Margaret Kaufman, Cater and Charlotte Mills finished second in the 400 free relay.
n Salisbury’s boys scored 94 points and finished second to Central Davidson (164). Following the Hornets were East Davidson (87) and Lexington (75).
Salisbury’s Andrew McCollister won the 200 IM and 100 breast.
Hornets placing third were Braxton Whitaker in the 100 fly and 100 back and Seth Gentry in the 100 free.
Gentry, McCollister, Kevin Kondek and Whitaker took third in the 200 medley relay. Gentry, McCollister, Kondek and Whitaker finished third in the 200 free relay.
Bradley Carlton, Kondek, Gentry and Josh Schiemann placed third in the 400 free relay.
n Wachovia Cup
Championships in girls cross country, girls tennis and boys soccer have Salisbury on top of the CCC Wachovia Cup standings after the fall sports season. West Davidson is second.
n East Montgomery leads the YVC standings, with Gray Stone second and North Rowan seventh.
n With championships in girls tennis and boys cross country, East Rowan leads the NPC standings. Statesville is second. Carson is third, with South Rowan fourth and West Rowan fifth.
n In the SPC, Concord is on top. Hickory Ridge is second. Northwest Cabarrus is fourth. A.L. Brown is fifth.
n Mount Tabor leads the CPC standings. R.J. Reynolds is second. Davie is fifth.
n Sacred heart hoops
Sacred Heart’s girls defeated Statesville Montessori 39-19 on Tuesday. Erin Ansbro scored 15 points and Kate Sullivan had six. India Biggus contributed six points and seven rebounds.
n North Hills hoops
The North Hills girls defeated Sacred Heart 41-20. C.C. Lyerly scored 22 points and Natalie Whicker had 12 to lead North Hills.
Erin Ansbro scored 11 points for Sacred Heart.
n The North Hills boys beat Woodlawn 61-32 in front of a large crowd on Friday in the first round of the Jonny Richardson Memorial Basketball Tournament. Matt Ward had 17 points, six assists and two blocks for the Eagles. Carson Mann hit four 3s in a row and scored 16 points.
In other tournament games on Friday, Countryside Montessori boys defeated Mooresville Christian 66-60 and the Countryside Montessori girls defeated Mooresville Christian 47-17.The rest of the tournament was postponed due to weather conditions.
n Middle wrestling
China Grove Middle School’s wrestling team beat Corriher-Lipe 66-30. Results are in Scoreboard.
n zMAX Dragway
Action returns to zMAX Dragway with the inaugural NHRA spring national event on March 25-28. Nearly 400 cars registered for the PINKS All Out event in April in the first 20 minutes registration was open.