Area sports briefs: North jayvees 16-0 in YVC
From staff reports
North Rowan’s jayvee boys basketball team beat North Moore on Friday to finish the season 16-0 in the YVC and 19-1 overall.
The only loss was to West Rowan.
Leading scorers for the Cavaliers were Mike Bost (12.6 points per game), Kasaun Coney (10.4), Shareef Walker (9.9), Mike Robinson (9.0) and Jareke Chambers (8.3).
Brian Lytton coached the team.
Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart’s varsity boys won the consolation bracket of the CCISAA tournament played in Winston-Salem.
Sacred Heart (18-14) lost in a quarterfinal to eventual champ Hickory Christian 39-24. Reilly Gokey and Max Fisher scored seven points each, and Fisher and Walker Latimer had 10 rebounds each.
The Dolphins then defeated Reidsville’s Community Baptist 41-22, as all-tournament pick Latimer had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Gokey and Justin Boyd scored eight each, while Will Casmus and Arun Kelly-Rajan had six points and six rebounds each. Fisher contributed 7 boards.
Sacred Heart rallied to beat Concordia Lutheran 29-26. Gokey scored 12.
Kelly-Rajan and Latimer had six points and five steals apiece. Latimer had 10 rebounds, while Fisher, Gokey and Kelly-Rajan had five each.
Next weekend, the Dolphins will play in the 50th annual Shamrock Tournament in Charlotte, featuring 75 Catholic middle schools from the South.
Catawba topped Shippensburg 2-1 on Sunday on Ethan Satterfield’s sac fly in the bottom of the ninth.
Ryan Bostian (South Rowan) doubled to start the ninth for the Indians (4-2) and advanced to third on a single by Julio Zubillaga (Carson). After an intentional walk filled the bases, Satterfield’s fly ball to deep left easily scored Bostian.
John Tuttle (A.L. Brown) pitched eight sharp innings. He allowed four hits and one run, while striking out seven.
Ross Whitley earned another save with a perfect ninth.
Bostian and Zubillaga had two hits each to lead the offense. n Pfeiffer’s baseball game with Barton that was scheduled for Sunday was postponed by cold temperatures.
Catawba’s hot softball team swept a doubleheader from UNC Pembroke on Sunday at Whitley Field.
The Indians (7-1) won 4-0 and 4-3.
Emily Huneycutt had two RBIs in the first game and Amanda Terry had three hits to back Brittany Murray’s five-hit shutout.
Kayla Myers’s two-run single helped Catawba rally in the nightcap. Selena Ashley was the winning pitcher. Huneycutt earned a save. Terry had three more hits, including a triple.
Livingstone had three all-conference performers in the CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held over the weekend in Hampton, Va.
High Jumper B.J. Grant (South Rowan) tied for third, clearing 6 feet, 63/4 inches.
Justin Avery (West Rowan) was all-conference in the 200 meters. He was clocked in 22.11 seconds. Avery ran 22.00 in the prelim, the 12th-fastest time in D-II this season.
Avery also made the final in the 400. He finished fifth in 50.19 seconds after qualifying in 49.88.
Brittany Burton also made all-conference. She placed second in the women’s high jump with a leap of 5-33/4.
Quanera Hayes turned in NCAA-qualifying performances in the 200 and 400 dashes. Her 400 (55.79) was the fifth-fastest in D-II this season.
East Rowan catcher Nathan Fulbright has committed to Guilford.
North Rowan linebacker Jake Becker is headed to Methodist.
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