Area sports briefs
From staff reports
Catawbaís basketball teams are on the road this afternoon at Newberry.
Catawbaís men (6-9, 2-5 SAC) have a chance to build on the momentum gained in Wednesdayís overtime win at Lenoir-Rhyne.
Newberryís men (6-9, 1-6) are coached by Dave Davis, who spent many seasons at Pfeiffer. The Wolves have averaged 87.5 points a game while playing at a frantic pace and have launched 415 3-pointers ó 28 per game.
n Catawbaís women (11-6, 5-2) are still tied for first in the SAC but have lost two in a row.
Theyíll have to contain Newberryís Helen McKinney (19.3 points a game), who provides a lot of Newberryís offense from long range. Sheís hit 41 3-pointers.
Newberry is 9-6, 4-3.
The doubleheader starts at 2 p.m.
n Livingstoneís teams are at J.C. Smithís Brayboy Gymnasium to open divisional play in the CIAA tonight. The doubleheader starts at 5:30 p.m.
Guard Trevin Parks (21.6 points per game) leads the Golden Bull men (11-4, 7-0 CIAA), who own a nine-game winning streak and are 8-1 on their home floor. Livingstoneís men are 7-4 overall and 3-2 in the league and are coming off a road win at Chowan on Thursday.
Livingstoneís women are 9-3. Theyíll challenge J.C. Smith, which is 13-1. The Bulls recently had an 11-game winning streak snapped by Virginia State.
n In Conference Carolinas action, Pfeiffer is at Belmont Abbey.
n Davie hoops
Reagan used clutch free-throw shooting in the final minutes to escape Davie 66-63 in Central Piedmont Conference action on Friday.
Davie trailed by 10 at halftime, but Shannon Dillardís 12 third-quarter points got Davie back into it.
When Denzel Redmon hit a bucket, Davie was within 60-59 but Reagan (18-0, 4-0) started the parade to the foul line.
Davie (12-3, 1-2) was led by Cody Martinís 17 points. Dillard finished with 16.
n Prep hoops
Numerous makeup basketball games are set for today.
West Rowan is home against North Iredell. A quadrupleheader begins at 1 p.m. with the jayvee girls.
Salisbury is at West Davidson, North Rowan is home against South Davidson, A.L. Brown is home against Concord, and Davie is at R.J. Reynolds.
n Jayvee hoops
East Rowanís jayvee girls put three players in double figures as the Mustangs beat West Iredell 56-24.
Leading the way for East (10-2, 6-0) was Lauren Thomas with 14 points. Josie McNeely had 12 and Allyson Mills 10.
Kendall Brown and Bobbi Thomas had six points each, while Shelby Davis added five.
Salisburyís jayvee boys beat East Davidson 64-54 in overtime.
Jacquez Finger led the Hornets with 20 points and Tvadis Wesley had 17 rebounds as the Hornets moved to 5-4 on the year, and 2-0 in the CCC.
Eric Edwards scored 14 points, and Jon Mark Petty had 12.
n Salisburyís jayvee girls stayed unbeaten with a 49-38 win against East Davidson. Monifa Angle scored 17 points for the Hornets (8-0). Daterria Connor scored 11, and Danielle Harmon had six.
n South Rowanís jayvee girls beat West Rowan 34-20.
Emma Pope led the Raiders with 14 points. Kacie Stamey scored eight.
Lyric Ramsue scored seven points for West, and Kia James had five.
n Jaguars hoops
The Salisbury Academy jayvee girls defeated Hickory Christian 21-18. Jenny Kribbs, Juliana Anderson and Maria Capito led the scoring. Ivy Overcash, Samantha Pritchard, Ruth Clement and Abby Lee led the defensive effort.
Salisbury Academy is 7-1 and still undefeated in conference play.
n East Diamond Sports
East Rowan Diamond Sports will have baseball and softball registration for ages 4-15, today 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.