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Area sports briefs: Catawba women roll

From staff reports
Catawba’s women’s basketball team cruised past cold-shooting SAC foe Brevard 62-42 on Wednesday.
Catawba (15-6, 10-3) enjoyed a 64-33 rebounding advantage.
Dana Hicks had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Indians. Nisha Long and Chloe Bully scored 15 points each. Lauren Lewis hit two big 3s late in the first half.
Brevard (5-16, 0-13) got 14 points and nine boards from Lindsey Brindle.
Catawba, now alone in first place, is at Anderson on Saturday.
BREVARD (42) — Brendle 14, Schlobohm 7, Flippo 4, Cutshaw 3, McJunkin 3, M. Watkins 2, Singletary 2, Mack 2, Poole 2, Hiatt 2, A. Watkins 1, Fritz.
CATAWBA (62) — Long 15, Bully 15, Hicks 13, L. Lewis 6, Connor 4, Coleman 3, Merritt 2, Morrison 2, Clay 2, May, Edwards, H. Lewis. Welfare, Mull, Sullivan.
Brevard 16 26 — 42
Catawba 25 37 — 62
Prep hoops
Davie’s girls lost 33-21 to Reagan in CPC action on Tuesday. Laura Shelton led the War Eagles with 11 points.
In this week’s NCPreps.com media poll, Salisbury’s girls are tied for first in 2A with North Surry (North Surry suffered its first loss this week). Carson’s girls are ranked third in 3A. North Rowan’s boys are ranked seventh in 1A. South Davidson’s boys are tied for fifth in 1A. Concord’s boys are second in 3A.
See Scoreboard for poll.
Andre Ridenhour’s 15 points led Albemarle to a 73-42 YVC romp against South Stanly on Tuesday. Gregor Childress scored 13 for the Bulldogs, while Wesley Deese had 11.
Austin Hatfield hit five 3-pointers and scored 27 points as South Davidson beat West Montgomery 69-56 in YVC action on Tuesday.
Jordan Hughes had 16 points,while Wil Collins had 14 assists and 11 rebounds.
Local golf
Fifty-nine GARS members played with a Captain’s Choice format at Corbin Hills earlier this week.
The winning team at minus-10 was Don Bishop, Bob Stepanian, Bob Wagoner and Dave Wilson.
Four teams tied at minus-9.
Winsten Mahaffey was closest to the pin on No. 2. Bobby Whitesides made the longest putt on No. 9.
Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart’s jayvee boys won the CCISAA tournament and finished 12-0 in league play.
In a semifinal, the Dolphins defeated First Assembly 38-21. Will Taylor scored 13 points. Alex Antosek had 11 points, while Jack Fisher had nine points and nine rebounds.
In a 33-29 championship game win against Hickory Christian, Michael Childress scored 16 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. Taylor scored 12. Fisher and Eric Turnbull combined for 21 rebounds. Keegan Dillon and Ben Roy led the defense.
Johnson Huynh, the team manager, was named tournament MVP.
Sacred Heart’s varsity boys beat Statesville Christian 48-23 in a CCISAA quarterfinal played at Sacred Heart’s Boyd Dolphin Tank.
Spencer Storey scored 13 points for the Dolphins, who took a commanding 28-5 lead at halftime.
All 10 Dolphins scored. Adam Habeeb and Walker Latimer had seven points each, while Arun Kelly-Rajan scored six. Justin Boyd and Max Fisher had five apiece.
Reilly Gokey had five assists, and Latimer had seven rebounds. Will Casmus, Bryan Reed and Walker Brown led a strong defense.
Storey, Gokey and Fisher played their final game at the “Tank.”
Sacred Heart (16-14) plays at top seed Hickory Christian today.
Sacred Heart’s varsity girls are home today at 4:30 p.m. for a quarterfinal against Concordia.
Rockwell Christian hoops
Rockwell Christian’s boys won the league regular season title, but they were upset in the semifinals of the conference tournament by Asheboro’s Fayetteville Street Christian, despite 29 points by Andrew Straight.
Statesville’s Southview Christian beat Fayetteville Street 57-34 in the championship game behind 19 points by Amir Duffer.
Fayetteville Street’s varsity girls won the tournament, while Calvary King took the jayvee boys and girls crowns.
The event was staged in Rockwell.
Rockwell will also be the host for the Foothills Region tourney on Feb. 16-17.
Prep indoor track
NCHSAA state championships in two classifications will be determined on Saturday.
The championships return to the Eddie Smith Arena on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.
This year’s meets will start with the 1A/2A/3A championships, with all those schools competing together. Competition will begin at 9 am.
Then the 4A schools hold their championships, with both field events and running events starting at 4 p.m.
Asheville won the 1A/2A/3A boys title last season, while Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons took top honors on the women’s side.
South Y registration
Registration continues at the South Rowan YMCA for girls middle school volleyball through March 3. The league is for girls in grades 6-8. The league teaches skills and fundamentals.
Registration is also open for adult flag football through Feb. 20.
Register at the South Rowan YMCA or online at www. Rowanymca.org. Contact Carvie Kepley at 704-857-7011 or ckepley@rowanymca.org.
College golf
Catawba’s Matt Hardman shot two 74s and tied for fourth in the Outback Steakhouse Intercollegiate at the Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach.
Catawba will host the Richard Rendleman Invitational at the Country Club of Salisbury on March 5-6.
Livingstone hoops
Livingstone’s men’s basketball team is at home tonight for a 6:30 p.m. game against non-conference foe Morris.
Pfeiffer hoops
Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball team fell to Mount Olive 73-60 in Conference Carolinas action on Wednesday. Brittany Cox scored 18 points for the Falcons.
Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team fell 78-64 to Mount Olive despite 22 points by Reggie Hollinger.
Pfeiffer baseball
Pfeiffer hit four homers on Wednesday to beat Brevard 6-3.
Preston Lyon hit a pair of longballs for the Falcons.
Pfeiffer pitcher Jesse Park (Carson) is recovering well after he was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Catawba slugger Garrett Furr.
Park was fortunate that his cap absorbed part of the initial blow, but he has a swollen, black eye.
Park had retired two batters in a seventh-inning relief appearance on Sunday when he was injured.

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