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Sports briefs: East girls, South boys win swim titles

From staff reports
East Rowan’s girls won the NPC Swim Meet held at Hurley YMCA on Thursday with 271 points.
South Rowan (248) took second. Carson (117) placed fifth, and West Rowan (16) was seventh.
East’s 200 medley relay team of Madison Hall, Sarah Agner, Katie Egloff and Meagan Barbetto won the 200 medley relay in 2:11.
East’s Hall, Hailey Bartleson, Katelyn Shuping and Barbetto won the 200 free relay in 1:54.08.
Agner, Bartleson, Shuping and Barbetto won the 400 free relay in 4:21.05.
Agner won the 200 free in 2:15.02 and the 50 free in 5:51.03. Barbetto won the 200 IM in 2:37.81. Bartleson won the 100 free in 1:03.28
South’s Nicole Mauldin won the 100 fly in 1:11.58 and the 100 backstroke in 1:07.96.
• South’s boys won the NPC meet with 277 points. West Iredell was second with 230. East (188) placed third. Carson (119) was fourth. West Rowan (92) was sixth.
South’s Wayne Burris, Caleb Helms, C.T. Welch and Aaron Deason won the 200 free relay.
Deason won the 200 free in 2:06.10. Burris won the 50 free in 24.93 seconds. Helms won the 100 breast in 1:16.76. Patrick King won the 500 free in 6:13.21.
East’s Luke Evans, Kyle Fischer, Clark Agner and Danny Martin won the 200 medley relay in 1:57.10. Fischer won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.12. Evans won the 100 back in 1:02.11.
• CCC swim meet
Salisbury’s girls scored 121 points and finished second to West Davidson in Thursday’s CCC Swim Meet at Hurley YMCA.
Salisbury’s Katie Cater, McKenzie Stevens, Alexandra Drye and Carley Drye won the 200 medley relay in 2:04.33, and the same foursome won the 400 free relay in 4:02.55
Stevens won the 100 butterfly in 1:03.31, and Carley Drye won the 100 free in 57.28 seconds.
• Salisbury’s boys tied Lexington for third place with 78 points. West Davidson won the meet with 162.5, with Central Davidson taking second.
Salisbury’s Andrew McCollister won the 500 freestyle in 4:56.10 and also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.55.
More results from the swim meets in Saturday’s Scoreboard.
• Middle school hoops
No. 2 seed Corriher-Lipe beat No. 3 Erwin 43-39 in a Rowan County Middle School Conference Tournament semifinal on Wednesday.
Avery Locklear led the Yellow Jackets (14-2), who rallied from a 36-32 deficit, with 16 points.
Carolina Hubbard and Cassidy Chipman scored nine apiece. Hubbard hit two big 3s in the second half. Alex Bare had four crucial points in the fourth quarter.
Erwin, which had two chances to tie in the final 15 seconds, finished 12-4. The Eagles were led by Kaleigh Troutman with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Kelli Fisher had eight points, 17 rebounds and nine blocked shots. Erin Hatley added six points and six rebounds.
Corriher-Lipe advanced to play top-seeded Knox (15-1) today at 4:30 p.m. at Southeast for the championship. The teams split in the regular season.
• West Rowan’s second-seeded boys beat No. 3 Mooresville 48-42 in a tournament semifinal on Wednesday. Alexis Archie led the winners with 18 points. Celexus Long had 12 points, including two 3-pointers. M.J. Rayner scored 11 points. Tyler Poteat added five points.
West led 36-28 entering the final quarter. Mooresville closed the gap to one point with 2:08 to play, but the Bulldogs outscored the Red Imps 6-1 down the stretch.
Mooresville (10-6) was led by Zachary Wardlow’s five 3-pointers and 19 points. Anthony Sherrill scored 11 for the Red Imps. Jordan Vanderburg added nine points.
West takes on top-seeded Erwin (14-2) in the championship game at 6:30 p.m. today.
• Middle school wrestling
Host China Grove won the Rowan County Middle School Conference Tournament.
North Rowan’s Marc Gonzalez and Knox’s Jeffrey Burton were voted Most Outstanding Wrestlers.
Repeat champions included Gonzalez, Corriher-Lipe’s Angel Ruiz, Knox’s Raylon Coleman and China Grove’s Brandon Sloop and Anthony McCurry.
See Scoreboard.
• Women’s college hoops
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team won a CIAA makeup game at St. Paul’s 71-50 on Thursday.
Livingstone broke school records by forcing 54 turnovers and coming up with 31 steals.
Kelcyn Manurs led five Blue Bears in double figures with 16 points. Montiya Harrison added 13. Cassaundra Rhodes scored 11, and Jasmine Murray and Brittany Wright had 10 each.
• Domonique China recorded the second triple-double of her career (10 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists) to lead Pfeiffer to an 83-48 win against Coker on Wednesday in Conference Carolinas play.
• Men’s college hoops
Livingstone men’s basketball team shot 53 percent from the field and rolled 78-55 at St. Paul’s on Thursday in a rescheduled CIAA contest.
Darius Cox recorded 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Blue Bears (9-5, 4-3).
Tyler Johnson finished with 13 points, while Donte Durant added 11 and Trone Jackson 10.
• Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team beat Coker 80-75 at Merner Gym on Wednesday. The game was notable for senior All-America post man Chris Woods’ first career 3-pointer. He drilled it with the Falcons (7-9, 5-4) clinging to a two-point lead with 38 seconds left.
• Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart’s varsity girls basketball team beat Concordia Lutheran 26-18.
The Dolphins (17-5, 5-0) were led by Erin Ansbro’s 17 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and five steals.
Meghan Hedgepeth added five rebounds, six assists and seven steals. Kate Sullivan had five points, and Carolina Parrott had six rebounds.
• The Sacred Heart jayvee girls defeated Concordia Lutheran 16-7.
Dakotah Insley led the Dolphins with six points and seven rebounds. Maria Strobel followed with five points.
Julia Honeycutt and Bess Bryan led the defense with four steals each.
• Sacred Heart’s varsity boys had a cold shooting night in a loss to Concordia in which they were outscored 15-0 in the second quarter.
The Dolphins (10-13, 2-3) were led by Christian Hester with seven points and eight rebounds. Reilly Gokey and Joseph Harrison scored five each.
• College softball
Lenoir-Rhyne is the favorite to repeat as SAC softball champion.
The Bears received eight of 10 first-place votes in a poll of league coaches released this week.
Wingate was picked second. Catawba was picked seventh.
Catawba outfielder Carly Sabat was picked for the preseason All-SAC first team.
See Scoreboard.
• Pfeiffer tied for fifth in the voting in the Conference Carolinas preseason softball poll.
• Jayvee girls
Salisbury’s jayvee girls basketball team stayed undefeated with a 35-24 win against Central Davidson.
The Hornets (10-0, 4-0 CCC) were led by Daterria Connor and Bobbie Propst with 10 points each. Patreece Lattimore and Danielle Harmon scored eight apiece.
• South Rowan’s jayvee girls edged Statesville 34-30.
Emma Pope led the Raiders (8-5, 2-4 NPC) with 12 points, and Courtney Sweeney scored nine.
• Salisbury 49ers football
There’s been a time change for Saturday’s football and cheerleading registration at Hall Gym for the Salisbury 49ers.
Registration is from 10-1. Bring a birth certificate. Coaches will be available to answer questions.
• Carolina Phenoms
The Carolina Phenoms will have a meeting Saturday from 4-6 at East Rowan for all eighth-grade boys interested in tryouts for the upcoming season. Players and parents are asked to attend the meeting . Contact André McCain at 704-738-7990.
• 7th-grade hoops
Erwin’s seventh-grade girls beat Mooresville 38-28 on Thursday behind Shenelle Pharr’s 14 points, 11 rebounds and five steals.
Erwin (2-0), which led by one point at halftime, also got seven points and seven rebounds from Shenique Pharr and seven points and six rebounds from Jocelyn Lowe.
Brittany Small had 13 rebounds and four blocked shots. Montana Kimrey and Avery Wright had six rebounds apiece.
Mooresville (0-1) was led by Ashley Bowen’s nine points plus strong rebounding and shot-blocking.
Donita Blackwood and Brianna Young scored eight and seven, respectively.
• Erwin’s boys topped Mooresville 36-31 behind Landon Goodman’s three 3-pointers, 15 points and five steals.
Addison Fry scored seven points, while Logan Shuping and Austin Love tallied five apiece. Cody Meadows had eight rebounds.
Mooresville (0-1) was led by Marcus Shipp with eight points and Kellen Hall with seven.

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