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Blue Bears win again

Livingstone’s men’s basketball team routed visiting Lincoln 79-47 on Monday for another CIAA victory.
Jody Hill hit four 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes to get the Blue Bears (10-2, 3-0) rolling.
Hill finished with five 3s, and Cameron Lefear was 3-for-4 from behind the arc. Eric Dubose made both of his long-range attempts.
Livingstone trailed 13-7 early, but a 19-4 run put LC in control. The Blue Bears led 40-24 at halftime.
Livingstone shot 50 percent on 3s for the game and made only 10 turnovers.
Hill (18 points), Mark Thomas (15), Lefear (11) and Dubose (10) scored in double figures.
Thomas had five assists and only one turnover.
Tony Efese scored 12 points for the visitors (9-3) from Philadelphia.

LINCOLN (47) — Efese 12, Washington 9, G. Jackson 8, J. Jackson 7, Whittingham 4, Aiken 3, Cole 2, Kinney 2.
LIVINGSTONE (79) — Hill 18, Thomas 15, Lefear 11, Dubose 10, Mayo 8, A. Welch 6, Bailey 5, M. Johnson 3, D. Johnson 2, Okam 1, D. Welch, Henry, Flint, Sanders, C. Johnson.

Lincoln 24 23 — 47
Livingstone 40 39 — 79

Livingstone’s women’s basketball team put five players in double figures and crushed Lincoln 82-45 at New Trent Gym on Monday.
Tiffany Evans led the Blue Bears (7-6, 2-1 CIAA) with 16 points. Ashley Walker had 15.
Livingstone shot 45.2 percent from the field while holding Lincoln to 23.9-percent shooting. The Blue Bears won the turnover battle 23-15 over the visiting Lions.
Livingstone led 29-21 at halftime.
LINCOLN (45) — Taylor 7, Lucas 7, Pam 7, Clark 6, Johnson 5, Gaines 4, Seymour 3, Tolliver 2, Marshall 2, Murphy 2.
LIVINGSTONE (82) — Evans 16, Walker 15, Hicks 12, York 12, Foster 10, Lepzem 7, Tolliver 4, Daniels 4, Coe 2, Holloway, Renwick.

Lincoln 21 24 — 45
Livingstone 29 53 — 82
Rowan County athletics scheduled for tonight have been postponed due to the cold weather.
East Rowan will wrestle at Central Cabarrus Thursday. The makeup date for East-Central basketball was announced as Jan. 22.

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame announced nine new members for the Hall of Fame.
Eddie Biedenbach, A. J. Carr, Bob Colvin, Randy Denton, Lee Gliarmis, Marshall Happer, Rodney Rogers, Bob Waters (posthumously), and Frank Weedon (posthumously) will be enshrined on Friday, May 9.
“The achievements of this year’s class of inductees enrich North Carolina’s remarkable sports heritage, and they certainly earned the honor of joining the 300 men and women who have been previously enshrined,” said Fredrick Reese, president of the Hall. “This is our 51st class and we will have a program to celebrate this special time in our state’s sports history.”
Banquet ticket information is available at www.ncsportshalloffame.org or by calling (919) 845-3455.
The N.C. Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1963. The permanent exhibit N.C. Sports Hall of Fame features significant artifacts donated by inductees. The Museum of History is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about the museum, call (919) 807-7900 or access www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.
• Biedenbach was a basketall star at N.C. State and a two-time All-ACC selection.
• Carr is a veteran sportswriter (42 years at the Raleigh News & Observer) and was a standout high school athlete at Wallace-Rose Hill.
• Colvin coached 11 state-championship football teams at Robbinsville High.
• Gliarmis made an indelible mark on athletes in his youth-coaching career that spanned multiple decades. He led the efforts to build the North Carolina Baseball Museum at historic Fleming Stadium in Wilson.
• Happer served as chief operating officer and as commissioner of the Men’s Tennis Council, the governing body for the international tour.
• Rogers averaged 19.3 points and almost eight rebounds per game in his career as a basketball star at Wake Forest and was ACC Player of the Year in 1993.
• Waters coached football and was AD at Western Carolina for 15 years. His 1983 football team played for the national championship.
• Weedon served N.C. State as sports information director and assistant athletic director for many decades.
Coyte Kyles (West Rowan) played at Pinehurst No. 8 in the Winternational Junior Series and shot 89-83 — 172 for 17th place in the Junior/Senior Division.
Registration continues at the J.F. Hurley YMCA for boys basketball for ages 7-14. Registration will run until Jan. 12. This is a introductory league to the game teaching teamwork, fundamentals and YMCA principles.
Prices are $36 for members and $60 for potential members.
Contact Phillip Hilliard at 704-636-0111 or philliard@rowanymca.org
Also the YMCA is running a Little Hoops clinic for boys and girls, ages 5-6. The cost is $23 for members and $33 for potential members.

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