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Area sports briefs: Catawba plays tonight

From staff reports
Catawba’s men’s basketball team returns to action tonight at home against St. Augustine’s at 7 p.m.
Soph Keon Moore leads the Indians (1-1). He’s averaging 26.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
The Falcons (1-0) are led by Josh Kindred. He scored 28 points in their opening win.
St. Augustine’s also had an impressive 56-53 exhibition loss to D-I UNC Wilmington.
n Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team shot 48 percent from the floor, got 25 points from Josh Humphrey and smacked Barber-Scotia 74-48 in Concord on Thursday night.
Humphrey shot 9-for-15 and made five 3-pointers for the Falcons (2-1). K.C. Anuna added 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Kevontae Harrison and Joe Miller scored 13 each for Barber-Scotia.
Pfeiffer is at home on Monday night against Virginia State.
Appalachian State announced the signing of forwards Arthur McMillan (Nashville, Tenn.) and Michael Obacha (High Point Christian) for the 2012-13 campaign.
College volleyball
Catawba plays Lincoln Memorial today at 5 p.m. at Wingate in the first round of the Southeast Regional.
The winner will likely face top-seeded Wingate in the second round.
Middle school hoops
8th-grade girls
Erwin 26, Mooresville 20
Erwin bounced back from an ice-cold first half and defeated Mooresville 26-20 on Monday.
Erwin (2-0) trailed 12-4 at halftime. The Eagles outscored the Red Imps 14-2 in the final period.
Twins Shenique and Shenell Pharr led the Eagles with seven points apiece, while Brittany Small and Jocelyn Lowe added six each.
Small also had 13 rebounds and six steals. Shenell Pharr had 10 rebounds and four steals.
Mooresville (0-2) was paced by Brianna Harris with nine points.
8th-grade boys
Erwin 52, Mooresville 49
Addison Fry and Austin Love each scored 14 points for the Eagles. Landon Goodman hit two 3-pointers and scored 10. Logan Shuping added eight points.
Mooresville (0-2) was led by Alex Beaty with 10 points. T.J. Daniels scored nine, while Grant Stevens and Zack Richardson added eight and seven, respectively.
West Rowan 59, Southeast 30
Another strong defensive effort sparked the Bulldogs to a win over the Patriots.
Devon Morrison led the Bulldogs with 18 points, five rebounds and four steals. Kreshon Alexander had 12 points, five steals and four assists. Jalyn Cagle had 13 points and three steals. Joshua Lindsey had a team-high 10 rebounds.
Bryson Collins led Southeast with 13 points. Austin Russ scored nine, and Tanner Christy had six.
West Middle’s next game will be against North Rowan after returning from Thanksgiving break.
Middle school wrestling
Knox edged Corriher-Lipe 48-42.
See Scoreboard.
Elementary hoops
The North Hills Elementary boys basketball team defeated Countryside Montessori 45-32.
Leading the Eagles (2-1) were James Houghton with 25 points and Trey Carlton with nine.
Prep soccer
NCHSAA state championships will be decided tonight and tomorrow at Cary’s WakeMed Soccer Park.
The 2A championship game pitting Salisbury against top-ranked Carrboro will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
In 3A, Cardinal Gibbons is in the final for the sixth time in seven seasons.
Tickets are $8 at the gate.
See Scoreboard in the print edition of the Post for pairings.

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