area sports briefs
Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 5, 2011
From staff reports
The Catawba menís basketball team lost 93-59 at Division I Tulsa in an exhibition game played on Saturday night in Oklahoma.
Keon Moore had 13 points and five rebounds to lead the Indians, who will play in a tournament at Livingstone next weekend.
Catawba stayed with the Hurricane early and trailed just 25-21 after 11 minutes. But it was 51-30 by halftime.
The Indians shot 33 percent from the floor and were out-boarded 49-32.
Tyrece Little blocked five shots for Catawba.
n Barber-Scotia lost at the buzzer to Allen 80-79 on Friday night. Kevontae Hairlson scored 19 points for the Sabres, while Kameen McPleasant had 14.
n Davidson beat Lenoir-Rhyne 81-44 in an exhibition basketball matchup on Saturday at Belk Arena. Nik Cochran led the Wildcats with a game-high 19 points. Allan Jones led Lenoir-Rhyne with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
n Prep cross country
Davie Countyís Anna McBride finished third in the 4A state meet in 17:57.
n Prep tennis
In dual team state championship matches on Saturday, Greensboro Grimsley beat Raleigh Broughton 5-4 for the 4A title. Cardinal Gibbons beat Charlotte Catholic 5-4 for the 3A championship. Mount Airy handled N.C. School of Science & Math 5-2 for the 1A crown.
n Prep volleyball
Madison Bugg had 11 kills and 13 digs to lead Cardinal Gibbons to a sweep of previously unbeaten North Iredell in the 3A championship match held Saturday in Raleigh.
North Stokes beat N.C. School of Science & Math 3-1 for the 1A championship. Newton-Conover swept Elizabeth City Northeastern for 2A laurels. Charlotte Providence swept Wilmington Hoggard for the 4A title.
n West boosters
The West Rowan High Athletic Boosters will hold their next meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the media center.
n College volleyball
Catawba swept visiting Anderson in SAC volleyball on Saturday at Goodman Gym.
The Indians won 25-20, 25-16 and 27-25 in their final home match. Senior Shay Meeks had 15 kills and 11 digs. Senior Taylor Doss had six kills and two blocks.
Catawba (21-6, 14-4) earned the No. 2 seed for the upcoming league tournament.nThe Pfeiffer womenís volleyball team clinched a Conference Carolinas Tournament berth by beating St. Andrews 3-0 on Saturday while Coker was losing to Queens.
n College cross country
Catawba junior Christian Crifasi broke the school 10K record and ran to All-Southeast Region honors on Saturday at the Southeast Region Championships held at McAlpine Park.
Crifasi finished ninth overall in a time of 32:14, besting the old mark of 33.09 set by Ryan Willis in 2004.
n Olivia Myers had the best finish (98th) for the Catawba women with a time of 24:57. That marked the seventh best time in school history. Devin Purvis (Carson) clocked in at 28:09 (164th).
nPfeifferís teams ended the season in the Southeast Regional. The menís team finished 22nd, while the womenís team finished 17th.