Area athletes update: Big outing for Mayfield
By Mike London
Area athletes update …
Rashonda Mayfield (West Rowan) led Voorhees to a 79-67 womenís basketball win against Southern Wesleyan as her team returned to action on Saturday after a long holiday break.
The junior forward hit four 3-pointers and scored 19 points. She had six assists and five rebounds while making just one turnover in 27 minutes.
Mayfield is averaging 13.4 points and a team-high 6.6 rebounds per game. Eighth on West Rowanís all-time scoring list with 1,074 points, she averaged 10 points and six rebounds as a sophomore and made the NAIAís All-Independent School team.
n Bubbles Phifer (Salisbury) is starting to make an impact at Tallahassee Community College. Phifer scored 14 points on Jan. 8 to match her season high and scored 11 points on Tuesday.
Menís college basketball
Doug Campbell (Salisbury) scored 19 points for Rio Grande on Friday in a 95-72 loss to Pikeville. Kaleb Kimber (West) scored nine points for Rio (5-13).
Campbell is averaging 9.4 points per game while Kimber averages 3.8.
n Lenoir-Rhyne guard Jon Hathcock (NW Cabarrus) had a perfect shooting night on Saturday in an 85-83 loss to Brevard. Hathcock was 3-for-3 from the field and 7-for-7 from the foul line. He didnít start, but he played 34 minutes.
Lenoir-Rhyne plays host to Catawba on Wednesday.
|Menís pro basketball
Bryan McCullough (North Rowan) scored 20 points for his team in Romania on Saturday as action resumed after a lengthy break for the holidays.
McCullough, who starred in college at UNC Asheville, also had nine assists and five rebounds. He averages 16.8 points per game.
nDonte Minter (West) scored 11 points for his team in Holland on Saturday. He averages 9.0 points and 5.6 rebounds. Junior Hairston (West) plays for the same Dutch team as Minter and averages 9.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Hairston was quiet on Saturday, scoring four points before fouling out.
nCarlos Dixon (South Rowan) hit two 3-pointers and scored 11 points for his team in Okinawa on Saturday. The former Virginia Tech standout is averaging 14.1 points per game.
nDonald Rutherford (Catawba) is averaging 11.1 points per game in Denmark.
Womenís pro basketball
Shayla Fields (Salisbury) had 26 points and nine rebounds in her most recent action in Iceland. Fields averages 23.6 points to rank fifth in the league.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have invited former Catawba slugger Jerry Sands to Major League Spring Training camp. Sands batted .299 in the Arizona Fall League.
UNC Wilmingtonís Tanner Lowman (East Rowan) won the 200 breaststroke (2:28.92) and placed fourth in the 50 freestyle in Saturdayís meet against College of Charleston.
Track and field
Appalachian Stateís Phillip Bush (North) placed sixth in the 55-meter hurdles (7.93) and eighth in the 200 meters (22.61) in the Appalachian Open.
Lenoir-Rhyneís Tavis Bailey (A.L. Brown) placed third in the shot put in the Appalachian Open.
In the Clemson Invitational, Western Carolinaís Ryan Pless (East) was third in the shot put (51 feet, 5 inches) and weight throw (50-61/4). Westernís Wayne Parker (East) was third in the pole vault (14-51/4), and teammate Keith Leonard (East) placed sixth (13-111/4).
Westernís Olivia Jacobs (South) was eighth in the 3000 meters (11:05.56).