Blue Bears upset on road
Livingstone’s men’s basketball team lost 94-90 in overtime at Elizabeth City State on Thursday.
It was the first CIAA loss for the Blue Bears (10-3, 3-1).
Livingstone, red-hot in recent games from the 3-point line, shot just 8-for-34 from long range.
Mark Thomas scored 30 points, but he was only 9-for-25 from the floor and 1-for-8 on 3s. Thomas did turn in another outstanding floor game with five assists, six steals and only one turnover in 37 minutes.
Jody Hill scored 19 points, but he was only 3-for-13 on 3-pointers.
Anthony Welch did shoot well — 3-for-5 on 3s. He scored 11.
Darresse Johnson had nine rebounds.
Livingstone finished with 38-percent shooting from the floor, while the Vikings (7-7, 2-2) shot almost 51 percent.
Hill sent the game to overtime with two free throws.
Miykael Faulcon scored 23 for ECSU.
LIVINGSTONE (90) — Thomas 30, Hill 19, A. Welch 11, Henry 6, Dubose 6, D. Johnson 5, Lefear 5, Mayo 4, Bailey 4, Flint.
ECSU (94) — Faulcon 23, L. Andeson 20, Byrd 15, Patterson 14, D. Anderson 8, Griffin 6, Ward 4, Barber 2, Wilson 2 .
Livingstone 26 50 14 — 86
ECSU 31 45 18 — 90
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team continue its climb in the CIAA standings by winning 62-44 at Elizabeth City State on Thursday.
Cierra York and Taylor Daniels scored 14 points each, while Alexis Hicks and Ashley Walker had 13 each for the Blue Bears. Daniels had a 7-for-9 shooting night and added 12 rebounds.
LC (8-6, 2-2) dominated the boards.
LIVINGSTONE (62) — York 14, Daniels 14, Hicks 13, Walker 13, Evans 6, Foster 2, Tolliver, Holloway.
ECSU (44) — Jefferies 8, Henry 7, Nixon 6, Davis 6, Boone 5, Mozie 5, Powell 4, Boyd 3.
Livingstone 29 33 — 62
ECSU 25 19 — 44
Marv Albert and Rick Reilly have been elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, executive director Dave Goren announced.
Albert, a longtime network play-by-play announcer, and Reilly, who spent the bulk of his career at Sports Illustrated before moving to ESPN, will be honored during the 55th Annual NSSA Awards Weekend on June 7-9 in Salisbury.
West Rowan lost 49-21 at Cox Mill in SPC wrestling.
Thomas Current, Ben Kluttz and Denny Triche won by pins for the Falcons. Juwan Houston won a 7-5 decision.
Carson’s MyQuon Stout was named as a defensive lineman on the 3A All-state team announced by NCPreps.com. Concord running back Rocky Reid and linebacker Jerry Burk also were named to the team.
Owen White hit a shot from halfcourt as time expired, and West Rowan Middle’s boys beat Southeast 48-45. It was the first loss for Southeast. West is 9-3.
White had 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Caleb Mauldin had 21 points and 13 rebounds. Malcolm Ingram, Josiah Dixon, Anthony Renegar, Cole Myers and Mykal Berger played well on defense for the Bulldogs.
Jamarius Hairston had 22 points for Southeast.
West will play Knox on Monday.
Jim Tomsula, a star player and former assistant coach at Catawba, is reportedly on the list of candidates to become the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
Tomsula has been defensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers since 2007.
After being designated for assignment by the Tampa Rays earlier this week, Jerry Sands (Catawba) has now been assigned to the roster of the Rays’ Triple-A team in Durham.
East Rowan’s baseball camps have been postponed to next Saturday due to weather concerns.
Central Cabarrus has named Kenyan Weaks as its new boys basketball coach.
Weaks, 36, lived in Salisbury for many years. He was a standout at Concord High and played on Florida’s Final Four team in 2000.
Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart’s varsity girls defeated Hickory Christian Academy 31-20. Julia Honeycutt scored 14 points. Mary Sobataka had seven points. Sara Nguyen, Leah Wyrick and Mary McCullough were key contributors.
• Sacred Heart’s varsity boysdefeated Hickory Christian 42-23. Michael Childress scored 21 points, and Will Taylor had 13. Eric Turnbull had five points and five rebounds. Henry Holman had seven rebounds and four blocks. Melvin Bonilla sparked the Dolphins’ defense with 3 consecutive steals and had six assists.
The Dolphins travel to Statesville Christian on Monday.
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