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Area sports briefs: Catawba women win big

From staff reports
Catawba got 22 points from Milica Ivanovic and cruised to a 77-45 win over visiting Brevard in SAC womenís basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.
Catawba (11,4, 5-0) won its seventh straight. Ivanovic canned five 3s and went 8-for-15 from the field. Elizabeth Merritt, followed with 13 points, while Dana Hicks pulled down 13 rebounds.
Lindsay Brendle was the lone Tornado in double figures with 16 points.
Catawba hit 52 percent in the opening half to build a 39-20 cushion. The Indians never trailed after scoring the first eight points, including 3-pointers by Anna Dellapenta and Kisha Long.
Brevard (5-10, 1-4) trailed 20-18 with 8:30 left in the first half when Catawba put together a 13-0 run to pull away. The Indians stretched their lead to 53-27 after a 3-pointer by Ivanovic with 13:30 left.
Jazzmin Brown (Carson) played four minutes for Brevard. Taylor May (South Rowan) had three rebounds for the Indians.
BREVARD (45) ó Brendle 16, Cutshaw 7, M. Watkins 6, Whitaker 5, Mack 5, Schlobohm 2, A. Watkins 2, Brown.
CATAWBA (77) ó Ivanovic 22, Merritt 13, Hicks 8, Dellapenta 8, Long 7, Connor 6, Lewis 5, Coleman 4, Mull 3, Dameron 1, May, Foster.
Brevard 20 25 ó 45
Catawba 39 38 ó 77
n Pfeiffer men fall
Pfeifferís menís basketball team lost to visiting University of District of Columbia 94-90 on Wednesday despite 29 points and 15 rebounds by Chris Woods.
n Prep wrestling
West Rowan beat East Rowan 45-34 for an NPC victory.
West improved to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the league. See Scoreboard.
n Hoops tryouts
The Phenoms boys and girls travel teams will host tryouts on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Competitive Sports off Julian Road.
Tryout times:
2-3:30 p.m. ó Girls, grades 4-6.
3:30-5 p.m. ó boys, grades 3-5
5-6:30 p.m. ó Boys 6th grade. For more information, call Andre Archie at 704-232-0801.

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