Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Catawbaís womenís basketball team edged Wingate 58-56 on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym to stay unbeaten in the SAC.
Catawba (9-4, 3-0) overcame an eight-point deficit with just over 10 minutes left to win its sixth straight game.
Milica Ivanovic missed her first 10 shots but scored all of her game-high 14 points in the second half, including a trio of 3-pointers in the last 5 minutes, 35 seconds. Dana Hicks posted her 11th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds Kisha Long scored 10 points.
Janitsha Williams (Statesville) scored 13 points to lead Wingate (6-5, 1-2).
WINGATE (56) ó Williams 13, Logan 8, Washington 7, Wollett 7, Brooks 6, S. Brown 5, T.Brown 4, Dunbar 4, Rutledge 2, .
CATAWBA (58) ó Ivanovic 14, Hicks 12, Long 10, Dellapenta 7, Merritt 6, Coleman 5, Connor 2, Mull 2, May.
Wingate 31 25 ó 56
Catawba 25 33 ó 58
n Livingstone hoops
Livingstoneís menís and womenís basketball teams return to the court on Thursday at CIAA rival Elizabeth City State.
Led by Brittany Wrightís 15.9 points per game, Livingstoneís women stand 4-2.
The LC men are 6-2. Darius Cox is averaging 15.3 points and 8.2 rebounds.
n North Hills girls hoops
The North Hills girls basketball team lost to the Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions 45-43 on Tuesday.
Abby Lane had 13 points and five assists to lead the Eagles, while Candace-Craig Lyerly had 11 points. Natalie Whicker had 15 rebounds and blocked four shots.
STALLIONS (45) ó Darden 11, Thomas 9, Holm 8, Long 7, Potter 6, Bare 4.
NORTH HILLS (43) ó Lane 13, Lyerly 11, Butner 9, Whicker 6, Foster 2, Link 2, C. Boggs, E. Boggs, Daniel, Cody, Bowman.
Stallions 11 9 11 14 ó 45
N. Hills 14 8 3 18 ó 43
n Rockwell Christian
Rockwell Christianís boys basketball team romped 70-44 on Tuesday against Tabernacle of Monroe.
Andrew Straight led Rockwellís Chargers with 17 points. Nathan Hoehman scored 12, and Paul Adams added 10.
Johnny Justice scored 17 to pace Tabernacle.
Rockwell plays tonight in King against Calvary.
n Jayvee girls basketball
Salisburyís girls stayed unbeaten with a 61-25 win against West Iredell.
Patreece Lattimore led all scorers with 14 points. Monifa Angle contributed 13 and Daterria Connor 12.
n Carsonís jayvee girls topped South Rowan 34-24 on Tuesday.
Kate Cole scored 14 points for the Cougars. Megan Gray had five.
Emma Pope led South with nine points. Kacie Stamey had seven, and Ashlyn Coley scored six.
n Prep wrestling
Pins by Zane Harmen, Austin Holbrook, Derrick Thomas and Eli Freeman led South Rowanís wrestlers to a 48-28 NPC win against Carson on Tuesday.
Jacob Pless recorded a pin for the Cougars.
n A.L. Brown topped Mount Pleasant 43-35 for an SPC win.
n Middle school hoops
West Rowan Middleís boys topped Southeast 47-28. Alexis Archie led the Bulldogs (8-2) with 20 points. M.J. Rayner scored 11, and Dominique Upchurch scored six.
Archie and Rayner led the Bulldogs on the boards and defensively.
Brendon Foil scored 12 points for Southeast, while Gabe Peeler scored five.
n West Rowan beat Knox 49-33 behind outstanding defense by Rayner and a 21-point third quarter.
Archie scored 11 points, while Rayner and Celexus Long had 10 each, Tyler Poteat scored eight, and Jeremy Simpson added five.
Malik White and A.J. Hill scored 10 each to lead the Trojans.
n Erwinís girls defeated China Grove 45-30 for their 32nd straight homecourt victory.
Kaleigh Troutman led the Eagles (9-2) with 13 points and seven rebounds. Amani Ajayi had 11 points and nine steals. Kelli Fisher added 10 points and 13 boards. Shelby Benge had six rebounds, and Erin Hatley had five points and five rebounds.
China Grove (6-5) trailed by seven at halftime and battled to within three points in a bid for an upset. Alex Allen paced the Red Devils with 11 points. Beth Ann Martin and Sydney Huffman added six points apiece. Chayce Neal scored five.
n Erwinís undefeated boys battled from behind in the second half to take a 38-34 victory against the Red Devils.
Harrison Bellís double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds led the Eagles. Conor Honeycutt had 11 points and four steals. Jack Weisensel scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds.
The Eagles (12-0) played without leading scorer Seth Wyrick.
China Grove (4-7), which led 23-17 at halftime, was led by Lavon Hill with 11 points. Josh Barlow and Jacob Raper added nine and six points, respectively, for the Red Devils.
n Salisbury Academyís boys jumped to an early lead and edged Sacred Heart 32-30 to stay unbeaten in league play.
Coleman Bergsma led Salisbury Academyís Jaguars with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Asa Hollingsworth had eight points. Sam McNeely led the defensive effort.
The Dolphins, who hit six 3-pointers, were sparked by Christian Hesterís 11 points and Spencer Storeyís nine points off the bench. Max Fisher added six points.
n Sacred Heartís girls (13-5) topped Salisbury Academy 31-9 behind Erin Ansbroís 16 points. Ansbro also had four assists and four steals. Meghan Hedgepeth added five points and five assists.
Payton Russell scored five points, and Breya Philpot and Caroline Parrott had six rebounds each.
Emily Capito, Carly Roswarski, Ann Rollins Johnson, Isabella Rusher and Grace Yatawara scored for the Jaguars.
n Hurley Y church league
Love Christian Center topped First Baptist 42-39. Doug Seaman led Love Christian with 13 points. J.T. Everhart scored 11 for First Baptist.
Andrew Purcell scored 13 points as St. Johnís Lutheran edged Sacred Heart White 30-29. Brian Bauk scored 12 for Sacred Heart.
Philip Tonseth scored 20 points in Sacred Heart Blueís 59-29 romp against Young Life. Riley Gallagher added 14 for the Blues, and Roy Dixon had 11. Jay Watkins was high for Young Life with 14.
n Bobcats registration
Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department has extended registration through Jan. 15 at Hall Gym for Junior Bobcats girls (ages 7-15) and a league for boys and girls, ages 5-6.
Contact Larry Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or CM Yates (email@example.com) at (704) 638-5289.
n Y basketball programs
South Rowan YMCA and East Rowan YMCA are accepting registrations through Feb. 5 for high school boys basketball leagues. Practice starts mid-February and games begin after the regular high school basketball season is finished.The fee is $36 for members and $60 for potential members Contact Gary Earnhardt at South Rowan YMCA at 704-857-7011 or Joe Finney at East Rowan YMCA at 704-279-1742.
n South YMCA is also accepting teams for an adult church basketball league through Feb. 1.
The cost is $425 per team. Any church wanting to participate must call and register by February 1st.
There is a mandatory coaches meeting on Monday, Feb. 7. Games are played on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting mid- February.
Contact Gary Earnhardt at 704-857-7011.