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From staff reports
Livingstone’s men’s basketball team lost 62-60 at Elizabeth City State in a CIAA opener on Thursday.
Livingstone (4-3) rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to take the lead, but couldn’t hold it.
Darius Cox’s runner with 33 seconds left gave the Blue Bears a 60-59 lead, but the Vikings got the winning points at the foul line.
Donte Durant led Livingstone with 14 points. Greg Henry had 12, and Nasir Austin scored 11.
Trent Bivens led the Vikings (7-2) with 14.
LIVINGSTONE (60) — Durant 14, Henry 12, Austin 11, Johnson 7, Cox 6, Redfern 3, Taylor 3, Jackson 2, Adams 2.
ELIZABETH CITY (62) — Bivens 14, Spady 13, Tucker 13, Cooke 8, Price 7, Goldsmith 5, White 2.
Livingstone 21 39 — 60
Eliz. City State 28 34 — 62
Livingstone women fall
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team lost its CIAA opener at Elizabeth City State 79-66 on Thursday.
Rashida Elbourne and Brittany Wright scored 13 points each for the Blue Bears (5-3), while Kelcyn Manurs added 11.
Kenyatta Gill scored 22 for the Vikings (8-3), and Shaquella Johnson added 20.
Pfeiffer men win
Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team rode an amazing effort by All-American Chris Woods to an 86-71 win against Conference Carolinas foe Mount Olive on Thursday at Merner Gym.
Woods had 30 points and a school-record 20 rebounds. Davon Gilliard added 18 points for the Falcons (6-4, 4-0 CC). Derek Staton led the Trojans (6-5, 1-2) with 22 points.
Pfeiffer women lose
Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball team (3-7, 2-2) lost 76-69 to Mount Olive on Thursday despite 26 points by Brittany Cox.
Jasmine Whitby had 26 for the Trojans (6-4, 3-1).
Middle school hoops
Corriher-Lipe’s boys edged Knox 72-68 on Wednesday. Qwantarius Rhyne scored 24 points to lead the Yellow Jackets.
Chandler Corriher (16), Davonta Steele (15) and Burke Fulcher (14) also scored in double figures for the Yellow Jackets (6-5).
A.J. Hill led the Trojans with 13 points. Riley Myers (12), Malik White (11), Josh Billingslea (11) and Isaiah Little (10) also scored in double figures.n Corriher-Lipe’s girls beat Knox 50-47 in double overtime, the first loss of the season for the Trojans.
The score was tied at 38 at the end of regulation and was 44-all after the first overtime.
Avery Locklear scored 22 points for the Yellow Jackets (9-2). Carolina Hubbard had 14, and Cassidy Chipman scored 10.
Ashley Blaire had 16 points to lead the Trojans, and Demeria Robinson scored 15.
n Erwin’s girls rallied for a 42-30 win against Mooresville on Wednesday. Kelli Fisher led the Eagles (9-2) with a double-double — 17 points and 17 rebounds. Amani Ajayi had 10 points, six rebounds and four steals. Kaleigh Troutman added seven points and 16 rebounds. Erin Haley and Kennedy Lambert had eight rebounds apiece, and Hatley had five assists.
Mooresville (2-10) was paced by Mercedes Lowe and Amber Sherrill with eight and seven points, respectively.
Erwin’s boys stayed unbeaten with a 66-57 win against the Blue Imps.
Samuel Wyrick scored 24 points for the Eagles (11-0) All the Erwin starters scored in double figures with Harrison Bell getting 12 points and Conor Honeycutt, Jack Weisensel and Seth Wyrick adding 10 each.
Seth Wyrick scored all of his points in the final quarter as Erwin broke open a close contest. He also had six assists. Bell and Weisensel grabbed 11 and nine rebounds, respectively.
Mooresville (7-4) was led by Tommy Bullock’s 15 points. Anthony Sherrill scored 14, and Jordan Vanderburg added 10 points.
North Hills’ boys defeated Mooresville Christian 66-12.
North Hills was led by Chris Norris’ 12 points while Jay Wood added nine. North (3-2) will play at Salisbury Academy on Monday.
Women’s basketball
Bubbles Phifer (Salisbury) scored six points for Tallahassee Community College in a 66-49 loss to Gulf Coast CC on Tuesday.
Pro basketball
Carlos Dixon (South Rowan) scored 26 points for his team in Okinawa on Monday and is averaging 14.2 points per game.
Men’s basketball
Brevard freshman Darius Moose (Carson) has started every game for the Tornados and averages 5.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Extreme Performance
Extreme Performance will be holding its Winter Skills baseball camp this weekend at Extreme Performance’s new business location at 1504 Kentucky Street, Salisbury.
The camp will be held Saturday and Sunday. Athletes can register the day of the camp. Several local pros will instruct.
Call Extreme Performance director of baseball operations Chris Ahearn at 704-633-3200 for information. Extreme Performance’s open house is set for Jan. 15.
Jayvee girls hoops
East Rowan’s girls smashed West Rowan 54-19 on Thursday.
Lauren Thomas scored 20 points to lead the Mustangs while Casey Gullet added 13. Kendall Brown added seven points and five steals for East (8-2, 4-0 NP).
Niakeya Janie scored seven points for West.

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