East second in tourney
Published 12:00 am Monday, January 6, 2014
East Rowan entered a 12-team tournament at Greensboro Dudley with five new starters and placed second.
Durham Riverside won the event with 181.5 points. East had 158.5, and Dudley had 139 for third.
East’s 120-pounder Logan Haas was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Haas, Sam Cornacchione (106), Jeff Burrell (113) and Max Wall (160) were champions.
Shiheem Saunders (170) was runner-up. Luke Miller (145) was third, and Wesley Porter (126) was fourth.
East wrestles at Central Cabarrus on Tuesday.
Livingstone is at home again tonight in the CIAA.
The Blue Bears, who scored 113 points on Saturday in a league game against Virginia Union, will take on Lincoln.
Livingstone’s men are 9-2 overall and 2-0 in the CIAA and just missed the national top-25 rankings this week after a 2-2 Florida trip over the holidays where they lost two close games to unbeaten, ranked teams.
Livingstone led the “other teams receiving votes” category this week.
Livingstone’s women also are coming off a victory. They are 6-6 overall and 1-1 in the CIAA. They’ll get a doubleheader started at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s game to follow.
• Catawba’s teams are off until Wednesday when they play at home against Newberry.
Newberry’s men are piloted by former Pfeiffer coach Dave Davis.
• Catawba’s women are in a three-way tie for first place in the SAC at 5-1 with Carson-Newman and Wingate.
Catawba lost at Carson-Newman but won at Wingate.
Catawba’s women will start the doubleheader at 6 p.m., with the men’s game to follow.
• Pfeiffer men’s basketball team played its first game in 14 days and fell to a hot-shooting King team 117-73.
King knocked down 21 3-pointers.
AJ Clark and Mike Smith combined for 46 points for the Falcons.
North Rowan hosts South Rowan in a doubleheader tonight. The varsity girls game will tip at 6 p.m.
The top players for both girls teams are sidelined, with North’s Brielle Blaire and South’s Avery Locklear out with injuries.
North’s girls lost their first game on Saturday at Winston-Salem Prep.
After a strong start, South has lost its last five outings.
• In the boys game, North will be coming off a tough loss to Winston-Salem Prep.
South’s boys will go to Spencer with some momentum after playing their best game of the year Friday in a conference win at Hickory Ridge.
• The jayvee teams will be playing at South.
• Many SPC teams get back in action Tuesday. Cox Mill is at West Rowan. Carson is at home against Hickory Ridge. East Rowan is home against Central Cabarrus. Northwest Cabarrus is at Concord.
ATLANTA — Duke center Elizabeth Williams seems to come alive against Georgia Tech.
On Sunday she posted her third career double-double against the Yellow Jackets and the No. 3 Blue Devils prevailed 64-47 in the ACC opener for both teams.
Williams was 8-for-10 from the field, including 6-for-6 in the first half, as the Blue Devils (14-1, 1-0 ACC) defeated Georgia Tech for the 36th consecutive time. It was the second consecutive double-double for Williams, who also extended her streak of consecutive games with a blocked shot to 84.
“I was really excited to get started in ACC play,” said Williams, who is averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds in three games against Georgia Tech.
Maryland 79, UNC 70
CHAPEL HILL — Alyssa Thomas gave No. 8 Maryland a strong start to its farewell tour through the ACC on Sunday, finishing with 21 points and 14 rebounds in a win over No. 10 North Carolina in the league opener.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 16 points while Katie Rutan had 14 points and four 3-pointers.
Thomas — a senior and two-time ACC player of the year — polished off her 13th consecutive double-double to help the Terps (13-1, 1-0 ACC) win their 11th straight.
Stephanie Mavunga scored 15 points, Latifah Coleman had 13 and Diamond DeShields finished with 12 for the Tar Heels (12-3, 0-1).
N.C. State 67, Syracuse 61
RALEIGH — Miah Spencer’s layup with just over a minute to play put North Carolina State ahead and the Wolfpack sealed the win from the free throw line, knocking off No. 20 Syracuse in the ACC opener for both schools.
Syracuse, which joined the ACC after 31 seasons in the Big East, didn’t score after Brianna Butler’s 3-pointer with 2:16 gave the Orange a two-point lead, 61-59. Syracuse (11-3, 0-1 ACC) is 0-3 all-time against NC State. and has lost back-to-back games, including a 63-60 loss to Arizona State that saw the Wildcats overcome a 25-point deficit.
Butler finished with 17 points to lead Syracuse.
Kody Burke scored 19 points to lead NC State (14-1, 1-0 ACC), with Markeisha Gatling adding 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Spencer finished with 12 points off the bench and Krystal Barrett added another 10 points.