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Area sports briefs: Catawba women win again

From staff reports
Catawbaís womenís basketball team stayed in first place in the SAC with a 71-67 win at Anderson on Saturday.
Catawba (10-4, 4-0) had to stage a furious comeback. The Indians trailed 63-53 with 6:44 remaining.
Milica Ivanovic hit two shots to trigger the rally and also made some big shots down the stretch.
Ivanovicís 3-pointer with 1:49 remaining pulled Catawba within 67-65. She hit another 3, her sixth of the game, while being fouled with 1:31 remaining. That shot gave Catawba the lead for good.
Ivanovic finished with 26 points. Dana Hicks had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Elizabeth Merritt had 11 points and eight boards.
Taylor May (South Rowan) contributed two points.
Catawba shot 36 percent, but it compensated with nine 3-pointers and 18-for-21 from the foul line. The Indians limited their turnovers to 12 while forcing 17.
Balanced Anderson (6-6, 2-2) had five players in double figures.
WOMEN
CATAWBA (71) ó Ivanovic 26, Hicks 18, Merritt 11, Long 7, Lewis 3, Dellapenta 2, Connor 2, May 2, Coleman, Mull.
ANDERSON (67) ó Neal 11, Diaz 11, Shannon 10, Siniard 10, Parris 10, Abed 9, Major 4, Ahlin 2.
Catawba 34 37 ó 71
Anderson 35 32 ó 67
n Catawba men tumble
Catawbaís menís basketball team struggled at Anderson on Saturday afternoon, losing 81-56.
The Indians played without point guard Dominick Reid (concussion).
Catawba started out well and held a 17-13 lead at one point, but the Indians fell behind 40-33 at halftime and were hammered in the second half. Anderson, which shot nearly 60 percent after halftime, led by 31 points with four minutes left in the game.
Catawba (5-7, 1-3) shot just 36.4 percent for the game, turned it over 19 times and was outscored 42-14 in the paint.
Freshman Keon Moore was the bright spot for the Indians. He scored 21 points. Cameron Lovelace hit three 3-pointers.
Trey Britton and Kevis Cornwell scored 14 points each for the Trojans (9-5, 3-1).
MEN
CATAWBA (56) ó Moore 21, Lovelace 9, Thomson 8, Martin 6, Huntley 5, Drakeford 4, Alston 2, Tyree 1, Smogner, Veshi, Mayo, Tamer.
ANDERSON (81) ó Britton 14, Cornwell 14, Young 13, Jones 12, Shugart 10, McDowell 9, Ross 4, Ernsteins 3, Trull 2.
Catawba 33 23 ó 56
Anderson 40 41 ó 81
n Pfeiffer men lose
Pfeifferís menís basketball team was blasted 88-67 by Limestone in a matchup of Conference Carolinas unbeatens on Saturday at Merner Gym.
Limestone (10-2, 5-0) hit 13 3-pointers for the game and opened a 15-point halftime lead against the cold-shooting Falcons (6-5, 4-1).
Chris Woods had another mammoth effort for Pfeiffer with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Reggie Hollinger added 12 points.
Jarrell Douglass scored 21 for the Saints.
LIMESTONE (88) ó Douglass 21, Clark 15, Friend 13, Barrett 13, Bogdan 12, Ford 8, Raga 4, Blue 2.
PFEIFFER (67) ó Woods 30, Hollinger 12, Humphrey 7, Yamaguchi 6, Ranganathan 6, Gillis 4, Stokes 2.
Limestone 36 52 ó 88
Pfeiffer 21 46 ó 67
n Pfeiffer women lose
Pfeifferís womenís basketball team lost to Limestone 61-56 in a Conference Carolinas contest played at Merner Gym on Saturday.
Brittany Cox scored 18 points for the Falcons (3-8, 2-3) while Christina Harvey had 16.
Maria Young scored 20 points to spark Limestone (7-4 3-2).
n Livingstone women roll
Livingstoneís womenís basketball team forced 39 turnovers and beat visiting Lincoln (Pa.) 72-61 for a CIAA win on Saturday at Trent Gym.
Rashida Elbourne scored 19 points for the Blue Bears (6-3, 1-1). Jasmine Murray had 11 points and 10 rebounds while Brittany Wright contributed 10 points and nine boards.
Sharay DuBose scored 16 points to lead Lincoln.
WOMEN
LINCOLN (61) ó DuBose 16, Waters 14, Mosley 9, McIntosh 8, Smallwood 5, Ekanem 4, Ferguson 3, Johnson 2.
LIVINGSTONE (72) ó Elbourne 19, Murray 11, Wright 10, Harrison 9, Gilliam-Washington 9, Manurs 5, Rhodes 5, Brooks 2, Evans 1, Boston 1.
Lincoln 30 31 ó 61
Livingstone 33 39 ó 72
n Big game for Moose
Brevard freshman Darius Moose (Carson) collected 14 points and four rebounds in a 91-87 SAC win against Mars Hill on Saturday.
n Sacred Heart hoops
Christian Hester scored 20 points and had 21 rebounds to lead Sacred Heartís boys basketball team to a 47-39 overtime win against St. Johnís of Winston-Salem at the Boyd Dolphin Tank.
Reilly Gokey and Chili Chilton scored eight points each for the Dolphins (9-11). Max Fisher and Joseph Harrison added five apiece.
Chilton contributed eight rebounds while Alex Taylor and Chandler Blackwell pulled down five each.
n Kate Sullivanís nine points led Sacred Heartís girls to an easy 36-6 victory against St. Johnís.
Erin Ansbro added eight points for the Dolphins (14-5). India Biggus scored seven points. Caroline Parrott, Breya Philpot and Kaytee Leonguerrero grabbed eight rebounds each.
Sacred Heart welcomes the High Point Home Educators to the Dolphin Tank on Thursday.
n NSA umpire clinic
NSA will hold an umpire clinic at the Salisbury Civic Center Sunday, Jan. 23. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with the clinic starting shortly after that and lasting until 2 p.m.
The fee for this clinic is $55. Anyone interested in umpiring any league or tournament play should plan on attending. Rules and mechanics will be taught by state Umpire-In-Chief Mike Snyder.
This clinic is for slow-pitch officials only. A clinic for fast-pitch umpires will follow in Greensboro at a later date.
Contact Genna Livengood at 704-239-6693 for information.

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