area sports briefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 4, 2011

From staff reports
Catawbaís menís soccer team ended its season with a 2-0 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday in a SAC tournament semifinal played in Rock Hill, S.C.
The sixth-seeded Indians (9-9-2) were outshot 20-9.
Joe Green had a goal to put the seventh-seeded Bears (9-8-3) on top and L-R also scored in the second half on an own goal.
Evan Harvey made four saves for the Indians, and Frankie Cardelle (Salisbury) had two.
Lenoir-Rhyne advanced to play Anderson in the final.
n Middle school hoops
Sacred Heartís varsity boys lost to host Our Lady of Mercy 62-59 in the first round of the Renegar Tournament in Winston Salem.
The game included 55 personal fouls and the Dolphins (0-2) only made 18 of 41 free throws.
Reilly Gokey led a balanced attack with 16 points.
Walker Latimer had 11 points and 14 rebounds, Max Fisher had 11 points and six boards, while Joseph Harrison and Spencer Storey contributed nine points each. Justin Boyd had five second-half steals to fuel a furious comeback by the Dolphins.
Sacred Heart hosts Salisbury Academy, North Hills and Immaculate Heart of Mary in its own Tip Off Tournament at the Boyd Dolphin Tank on Nov. 10-12.
n Sacred Heartís girls defeated Our Lady of Mercy 24-18 in their opening game, with Annie Habeeb scoring five critical points in the stretch run.
Kaytee Leonguerrero, Payton Russell and Kate Sullivan scored six points each and combined for 20 rebounds.
n College volleyball
Catawba beat Newberry 25-21, 25-23, 12-25, 26-28, 15-12 in SAC volleyball on Friday at Goodman Gym.
The Indians (20-6, 13-4) got a triple-double from setter Jordan Raye and 20 kills from Shay Meeks.
Raye had career-best 14 kills to go along with 16 digs and 52 assists.
Kaitlyn Whitmer added 18 kills and 18 digs. n Averett freshman setter Nicole Barringer (South Rowan) was Honorable Mention on the All-USA South team.
n Lenoir-Rhyneís Kayla Morrow (South) had two kills and three blocks in a 3-0 loss to Wingate this week.
n Guilfordís Taylor Whitley (Carson) had 19 assists and five digs in a 3-0 ODAC tournament loss to Lynchburg on Wednesday that ended the season for the Quakers.
Whitley ranks third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in assists.
n Livingstone lost to Chowan 25-10, 25-14, 25-15 in pool play in its CIAA tournament opener on Friday in Hampton, Va. Livingstone totaled just 11 kills for the match.
n Livingstone was swept by Winston-Salem State. Adrienne Alexander (South) had five kills for the Rams. Phylicia Egbuna had 12 for the Blue Bears.
n Alexander had four kills for Winston-Salem State in a sweep of Virginia Union and she had 11 in a 3-2 win against Chowan.
n Pfeifferís womenís team lost 3-2 to Coker in Hartsville, S.C., in Conference Carolinas action on Friday.
n College hoops
Catawbaís menís basketball team plays at Division I Tulsa tonight in an exhibition game.
n Rowan Hurricanes
The Rowan Hurricanes girls basketball club will host open gym Winter Skills & Drills workouts for girls in grades 3-8, starting today at Competitive Sports Properties, 645 Corporate Circle, Salisbury.
Grades 3-5 will work out from 3-4:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 will work out from 4:30-6 p.m. A $5 fee is required per player. Contact director Matt Randolph at or (704) 267-9374.
n Hurley Y: last chance
Today is the final registration day for Little Shooters basketball for ages 4-6 and girls basketball for ages 7-14. Contact Phillip Hilliard at the J.F. Hurley YMCA at 704-636-0111 or
n Tennis clinics
Contact Jeff Childress at 704-637-4265 or for information on upcoming junior clinics and ladies clinics.
n South Y programs
The South Rowan YMCA is accepting registrations through Dec. 5 for its boys basketball program for grades 3-8. Practice starts week of Dec. 26. Games begin Jan. 7. Fees are $36 members and $60 for potential members Contact Carvie Kepley at the South Y at 704-857-7011.