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From staff reports
Salisburyís boys basketball team opened its season with a 76-58 win against High Point Westchester.
The Hornets trailed 28-18 but finished the first half on a 13-2 run to take a 31-30 lead.
Then the Hornets took charge in the third quarter.
Tony Nunn (21 points, 12 rebounds) kept the Hornets in the game in the first half, and Tyler Petty hit two key 3s in the third quarter on his way to 16 points.
Dejoun Jones added 13 points.
ěIt was their fifth game and our first, so I really didnít know what to expect,î Salisbury coach Jason Causby said. ěWe played well enough to win against a good ball club and we were able to defend a team that put five athletic bodies on the floor.î
Sadeeq Bello, whose brother Deuce plays at Baylor, led Westchester with 16 points.
ěWe were able to rotate fresh bodies and wear him down some,î Causby said. ěOur defense was key in harassing their guards. Jones, Kalil Duncan and Buster Hillie had really good games.î
The only downside for the Hornets was 14-for-28 foul shooting.
SALISBURY (76) ó Nunn 21, T. Petty 16, Jones 13, B. Hillie 8, Adams 5, Duncan 4, Tracey 2, Griffin 2, Robertson 2, McCain 2, Banner 1, K. Hillie, J. Petty.
WESTCHESTER (58) ó Bello 16, Cuthbertson 13, Tucker 12, Burton 12, Argo 3, Sellers 2.
Salisbury 12 19 27 18 ó 76
Westchester 15 15 15 13 ó 58
n Wonders hoops
A.L. Brownís boys lost 77-60 at Anson late Friday night.
Brown was tied at halftime but was outscored 30-13 in the third quarter by the Bearcats.
Braxton Waddell had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead the Wonders (1-1). Michael Carr scored 12 points, and Keeon Johnson had six points and eight boards in his season debut.
The Wonders are concerned about a knee injury suffered by high-scoring Tevin Stark on Friday.
n Catawba menís hoopsFourth-ranked Lincoln Memorial cruised to a 73-54 SAC win at Catawba on Saturday
Jake Troyli scored 21 points to lead the Railsplitters (8-0, 2-0).
Catawba shot 31 percent from the field, while the Railsplitters shot 49 percent.
Keon Moore (3-4, 0-2) led Catawba with 15 points, while Willie Gilmore scored 14. Tyrece Little had 11 rebounds and three blocks.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL (73) ó Troyli 21, Carden 10, Bailey 10, Armstrong 7, Craig 7, Ross 6, Martin 4, Allen 4, Wakeley 2, Peterson 2.
CATAWBA (54) ó Moore 15, Gilmore 14, Martin 9, Huntley 7, Little 7, Tyree 2, Thomson, Strickland, Knight, Lovelace, Drakeford.
Linc. Memorial 29 44 ó 73
Catawba 17 37 ó 54
n Catawba women
Catawba rallied from a 19-point deficit in the second half to take a 79-75 win against Lincoln Memorial Saturday at Goodman Gym.
The Indians (3-4, 1-1) were down 58-39 early in the second half before Nisha Long poured in 22 second-half points to key a SAC victory. Longís basket with 1:10 left put Catawba up for keeps at 76-75. Two free throws from Dana Hicks stretched it to 78-75 with 22 seconds left.
Long finished with 25 points, a career-best. Hicks had her usual double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Chloe Bully scored 15, and Elizabeth Merritt had 10.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL (75) ó Salaman 18, Nelson 16, Cochran 14, OíDell 12, Boddie 7, Musa 3, Weiland 3, Richardson 2.
CATAWBA (79) ó Long 25, Hicks 18, Bully 15, Merritt 10, Lewis 6, Connor 4, Clay 1, Coleman, Sullivan, May.
Linc. Memorial 40 35 ó 75
Catawba 29 50 ó 79
n Livingstone hoops
The Livingstoneís menís basketball team suffered its first loss of the season when it fell to Limestone 73-72 on Saturday at New Trent Gym.
Livingstone (3-1) led by as many as 20, but could not achieve the first 4-0 start in program history.
Livingstone had a chance at a winning shot but turned the ball over.
Nasir Austin, Omar Ford-Bey and Drew Thomas scored 12 points each, and Tyler Johnson had 10.
Nick Debnam scored 18 for the Saints (4-3).
Livingstone returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Davis & Elkins.
LIMESTONE (73) ó Debnam 18, Blue 13, Bogdan 11, Long 8, McNeill 6, Moultrie 5, Corry 5, Pinson 4, Sloan 3.
LIVINGSTONE (72) ó D. Thomas 12, Austin 12, Ford-Bey 12, Johnson 10, N. Thomas 6, Redfern 5, Henry 4, Jackson 4, Sellers 3, Anderson 2, Okam 2, Hodge.
Limestone 35 38 ó 73
Livingstone 40 32 ó 72 Livingstoneís women topped Queens 76-72 on the road on Saturday afternoon behind 26 points from Kelcyn Manurs.
Manurs was 14-for-14 at the free throw line and grabbed seven rebounds. Tiffany Evans had 13 points for the Blue Bears (3-5), who got their first road win.
n Pfeiffer menís hoops
Denzel Mooney scored 24 points to lead Lincoln (Pa.) to a 76-64 win against visiting Pfeiffer on Saturday.
Danny Smith scored 20 for the Falcons, and Elijah Matthews scored 13.
n College track
Livingstoneís teams kicked off their indoor track season on Saturday at the Appalachian Invitational.
LC freshman Brittany Burton was fourth in the high jump (5 feet, 6 inches).
Notable performances for the Livingstone men were turned in by Justin Avery (West Rowan) and B.J. Grant (South Rowan).
Avery was fourth in the 200 (22.45 seconds) and 12th in the 55 meters (6.54). He also ran on a fifth-place 4×400 team.
Grant tied the school record with a high jump of 6-6. He finished fifth.
n Prep swimming
East Rowanís girls scored 114 points and dominated a meet with NPC rivals North Iredell (80) and West Iredell (37). The Mustangs claimed nine of 11 first places.
Hailey Bartelson won the 100 and 200 free; Sarah Agner won the 500; Meagan Barbetto won the 50 free, and Madison Hall won the 100 fly and 100 back.
Melissa Fischer, Anna Leigh Shuping and Katelyn Buffett helped East sweep the relay events.
n Eastís boys scored 110 points and finished a close second to West Iredell (113). North Iredell scored 71. Eastís Luke Evans won the 100 fly and 100 back, and Danny Martin won the 100 free. Martin, Wyatt Zander, Josh Purdue and Jason Troutman won the 200 free relay.
n Middle school hoops
Girls
Erwin 45, China Grove 16
Brittany Small had 11 points, six rebounds and four steals to lead the Eagles.
Shenell Pharr scored six points, and Shelby Lowe had five.
Krista Everhart had four steals. Melonye McCree had six rebounds.
Tabitha Smith led the Red Devils with four points.
Erwin takes on West (4-0) on Monday at West.
Boys
Erwin 50, China Grove 35
Addison Fry (14 points) and Cody Meadows (13) led the Eagles.
Austin Lowe (eight), Landon Goodman (six) and Corbin Elliott (five) also provided offense.
Michael Morrison scored 10 for the Red Devils, while Austin Corriher had six.
n Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heartís varsity boys lost to Conover Concordia 31-27.
Joseph Harrison had nine points to lead the Dolphins (5-6). Reilly Gokey and Max Fisher both contributed five points and seven rebounds.
Arun Kelly-Rajan and Spencer Storey had seven rebounds each, and Justin Boyd made five steals.
Sacred Heart travels to Hickory Christian for a varsity doubleheader Tuesday.
n The Dolphins host Community School of Davidson, Southlake Christian, Palisades Episcopal and Covenant Christian in the Paul Mendez Memorial Tournament next weekend. Mendez was a product of Sacred Heart who passed away in 2007 after a valiant battle against cancer. He was a leader in missionary work in Jamaica.
n Sacred Heartís jayvee girls beat Concord 29-7. Mary Sobataka had 16 points for the Dolphins (4-1). Anne Marie Metz scored six, and Julia Honeycutt had five.
n North Hills hoops
In the annual Jonny Richardson Tournament, the North Hills varsity girls beat Countryside Montessori 72-13. Abby Lane led with 28 points. Natalie scored 15, and all the Eagles scored at least four.
n Salisbury boosters
Salisbury Athletic Boosters meet this Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All are welcome.
The fall awards ceremony is Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Three fall state championships will be celebrated.

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