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Area briefs: Livingstone 75, Bowie State 79

A three-pointer from Bowie State’s Eric Vann with 5.7 seconds left sunk theLivingstone mens’ basketball team in a 79-75 loss on Tuesday at Trent Gym. 
Livingstone (6-4, 2-2 CIAA)  took a 75-74 lead on Greg Henry’s jumper with 12 seconds to play. After Vann’s trey gave Bowie (10-2, 5-0 CIAA) the lead for keeps, Livingstone turned it over and the Bulldogs sealed it with a pair of free throws.
Nasir Austin was the leading scorer for the Blue Bears with 18 points. Henry finished with 17 points, while Donte Durant scored 10.
Vann led all scorers with 25 points.n Livingstone women
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team beat Bowie State 64-60 at Trent Gym on Tuesday.
The Blue Bears (8-3, 3-1 CIAA) got double-figure scoring from Rashida Elbourne (13 points), Brittany Wright (12) and Cassaundra Rhodes (11).
Livingstone shot only 31.7 percent from the field but took advantage of 22 turnovers and 37-percent foul shooting by the Bulldogs (7-5, 3-2).
• Pfeiffer men
Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team lost at St. Andrews 136-126 in overtime on Tuesday in Conference Carolinas action.
St. Andrews (7-7, 4-3) shot 43-for-54 from the foul line.
Chris Woods scored 37 points for the Falcons (6-8, 4-3). Jeff Pettiway had 23 points, and Reggie Hollinger scored 22.
Aaron Christian scored 29 points to lead the Knights.
• Pfeiffer women
Pfeiffer’s Brittany Cox scored 24 points to lead the Falcons to an easy 84-55 Conference Carolinas win at St. Andrews on Tuesday.
Pfeiffer (5-9) even its league record at 4-4.
• College hoops
Catawba is on the road at Lenoir-Rhyne tonight for a SAC doubleheader.
• Prep basketball
South Rowan is home against East Rowan for a quadrupleheader today, starting with the jayvee girls game at 3:45 p.m.
• College track
Liberty’s Alisha Bradshaw (Salisbury) placed second in the shot put in the Liberty Invitational with a throw of 40 feet, 8 inches.
• Jayvee basketball
The Salisbury jayvee boys defeated Lexington 63-57 on Tuesday.
Jaquez Finger led the Hornets with 14 points. William Hargrave contributed eight points, and Tvadis Wesley scored seven.
The Salisbury girls stayed unbeaten with an 80-12 win against the Yellow Jackets.
Monifa Angle led the Hornets (7-0) with 19 points. Dateria Connor followed with 18, Patreece Lattimore added 15, and Cheyenne Gloster contributed eight.
• Prep tennis
Salisbury’s Erika Nelson reached the girls 16s semifinals of the Greensboro Indoor Championships. She lost to eventual champion Jessica Silver.
• Salisbury’s Lewis Young played in the South Carolina Junior Tennis Championships in Rock Hill.
He reached the round of 16 in the boys 18s and lost to No. 5 seed Allen Jackson, who finished third.
n North celebration
On Friday, Feb. 4, North Rowan is hosting a North Alumni Basketball Celebration.
At halftime, the 1986 boys state championship team will be honored on its 25th anniversary.
All former North Rowan players are invited to attend, reminisce and reconnect with former teammates and coaches.
For more details, contact coach Andrew Mitchell or Sallie Hundley at 704-636-4420 or hundleysw@rss.k12.nc.us.
• YMCA hoops
First Presbyterian defeated St. John’s 31-30 on Monday.
Sam Humble scored 11 points to lead First Presbyterian. Greg Tonneson scored nine for St. John’s.
• Sacred Heart Blue beat First Baptist 72-30.
Philip Tonseth scored 19 points for the Blues. C.J. Sippel had 16 and Spencer Carmichael 12.
Brandon Ijames led First Baptist with 10 points.
• Young Life edged Sacred Heart White 32-28.
Tyler Downs scored 11 for Young Life. Tim Burges had nine for Sacred Heart.
• Diamond Sports
East Rowan Diamond Sports will have baseball and softball registration for ages 4-15, this Saturday from 3-7 p.m. and on Feb. 5 from 10-2 at the Erwin cafeteria.
Online registration is available at http://erds.baberuthonline.com.
Late registration will be taken at Granite Quarry Town Hall, with an additional $10 late fee, from Feb. 7-28.
Contact Wendy Tuck at 704-239-6688.

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