Area sports briefs: Livingstone women win
From staff reports
Freshman Cierra York scored a career-high 22 points to pace the Livingstone’s women’s basketball team to a 96-64 win against Barber-Scotia Thursday night.
Livingstone snapped a five-game losing skid.
York had a double-double with 13 rebounds. Kelcyn Manurs (14), Mariah Hardin (13), Rashida Elbourne (12) and Jasmine Murray (11) also finished with double-figure scoring for the Blue Bears.
Livingstone (2-5) takes on Queens on the road Saturday at 2 p.m.
In Salisbury’s 49-27 loss on the mat to East Rowan on Wednesday, Sam Murph, Holden Hughley, Demetri Barber and Josh Billingslea had pins for the Hornets, while Donovan Perez won a decision.
East got pins from Nick Cornacchione (106), Mark Almeida (126), Kevin Phillips (145), Donald Schlesselman (195), Joseph Patterson (220) and Robert Barringer (heavyweight).
Jason Deutsch (113) won by forfeit, and Morgan Crawford (132) and Wyatt Blume (138) won decisions.
East beat Albemarle 64-15 with Cornacchione, Deutsch, Almeida, Crawford, Blume, Raykwon Torrence (152), Shiheem Sanders (160), Barringer and Patterson winning by pin.
Justin Smith (182) claimed a forfeit. Schlesselman won a major decision.
West 53, Knox 51
West Rowan’s K.J. Wilson hit a jump shot from the baseline as time expired to give the Bulldogs a victory against previously unbeaten Knox.
Devon Morrison had a nice game with 17 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Dearius Phillips (13) and Kreshon Alexander (11) both had double figures in scoring for West.
Jalen Sanders had 17 points to lead Knox while Corban Usry scored 11.
North 42, Southeast 31
• Naquis Caldwell led the Mavericks with 17 points, while Josh Handy scored eight.
Southeast was led by Austin Russ’ 11 points. Bryson Collins had eight.
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