Area sports briefs
From staff reports
North Carolina came back from a halftime deficit to beat South Carolina in the Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in a 26-19 win.
Tarboroís Todd Gurley was named the Most Valuable Player on offense with 119 yards on 19 carries. Gurleyís two second-half touchdowns gave NC the lead for good. The Tarheels scored 20 unanswered points in the second half.
Mallard Creekís Jamel Harbison scored on a 94-yard kickoff return. West Rowanís Hunter Mashburn was selected to the game as a injury replacement.
n Catawba hoops
Lauren Lewis scored 14 second-half points for the Catawba women in a 70-56 win against Erskine Saturday at the OrthoCarolina Classic.
Catawba trailed 36-29 at halftime. Lews consecutive 3ís to put Catawba on top and the Indians went on a 33-8 run over the final 15 minutes.
It was the fourth win in a row for the Indians (6-4), who played their final game before holiday break.
Catawba outrebounded Erskine (2-5) 38-22 and shot 52 percent from the floor. Dana Hicks posted a double double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Elizabeth Merritt scored 10 points.
n Pfeiffer hoops
Pfeifferís menís basketball hit a dozen 3-pointers and whipped Barber-Scotia 88-63 on Friday.
Playing in his first game of the season, Desmond Thomas shot 6-for-6 and scored 16 points for the Falcons (5-3).
n Catawba swimming
Salisburyís own Andrew McCollister was one of four Catawba swimmers that set records friday night at the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational.
McCollister set a record in the 1000 free at 9:40.93, good enough for seventh place. His time made the NCAA ëBí cut.
Katia Kruglov (200 IM), Magnus Lundgren (50 free) and the 200 medley relay team of Mikael Karlsson, Lundgren, Theo Zatterstrom and Christoffer Stolt all set records for Catawba.
n Local golf
Phil Miller and Nate Jessup lead the championship flight of the Two Man Texas Scramble at the Warrior after the first round Saturday.
Miller/Jessup shot a 61 Saturday with Lee Frick/Shane Benefield firing a 62. Scott Tucker/Luke Lauffenburger and Joe Crossen/Blake Wray both shot 64.
n Middle school hoops
The Sacred Heart varsity boys team topped St. Marks of Huntersville 57-41 Friday night.
Joseph Harrison had 24 points for the Dolphins, who play Immaculate Heart of Mary on Tuesday. Arun Kelly-Rajan scored 10 points in the first half to gain a 15-point lead at the half.