Catawba splits with Cobras
Tyrece Little had 34 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, but the Catawba Indians lost 101-82 to Coker in Hartsville, S.C., on Wednesday night.
Nick Houston (Carson) hit three 3-pointers in the SAC contest and scored 13 points. Kijaun Arrington had 12 points.
Catawba (4-9, 4-5) shot almost 48 percent and made only 11 turnovers, but the Indians were battered on the glass 45-32 and couldn’t stop the Cobras very often.
Coker shot 55.6 percent for the game and got 24 points from Julian Nelson and 21 from Teon Beckett. Coker had 60 points in the paint and 20 second-chance points.
The Cobras (8-5, 5-4) led by eight at halftime and by as many as 21 in the second half.
CATAWBA (82) — Little 34, Houston 13, Arrington 12, Byrd 8, Marijosius 6, Ingram 5, Edwards 2, Sampah 2, Warren, Perkins, Henderson, Bishop, Emerson.
COKER (101) — Nelson 24, Beckett 21, Felder 13, Moses 12, Bethel 9, Marshall 9, Arnott 4, Brown 4, White 4, Gardner 1.
Catawba 36 46 — 82
Coker 44 57 — 101
SAC Player of the Week Darius Moose (Carson) had 16 points and four assists in Brevard’s 101-73 SAC loss to Carson-Newman.
• Isaiah Cuthbertson (West Rowan) had 11 points and five rebounds for Mars Hill in a 79-70 SAC loss to Anderson on Wednesday.
• Newberry won 134-127 in two overtimes against Lenoir-Rhyne in SAC action on Wednesday.
Dondray Walker scored 35 for the Wolves. Guards R.J. McClure and Will Perry combined for 83 for the Bears.
• Pfeiffer lost 89-72 at North Greenville on Wednesday. David McNair had 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Falcons (4-11, 1-5).
Jada Huntley’s career-high 19 points sparked Catawba’s women’s basketball team to a 78-71 SAC win at Coker on Wednesday.
Huntley went 8-for-8 at the foul line.
Chloe Bully scored 16 points and moved to 990 for her career.
Antoinette McPhail added 12 points for the Indians, and Zhaquondalee Greer scored 10. Mallary Clay and Emma Ucinski scored nine each, and Clay had five steals.
Tanesha Stenson scored 22 points for the Cobras.
Huntley hit two free throws with 1:37 left to end a Catawba drought and made a 3-pointer for a seven-point lead with 50 seconds left.
Bully went 6-for-6 at the foul line down the stretch.
Catawba shot 33 percent in the first half but warmed up to 48 in the second half.
Catawba is at Mars Hill at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
CATAWBA (78) — Huntley 19, Bully 16, McPhail 12, Greer 10, Clay 9, Ucinski 9, Ciric 3, Dixon, Brown.
COKER (71) — Stenson 22, Godbout 13, Evans 11, Cohen 8, Fenty 7, Yohn 6, Stephens 4.
Catawba 30 48 — 78
Coker 24 47 — 71
Shi-Heria Shipp (Salisbury) had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists as Temple beat SMU 80-66 in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
North Hills won 89-87 against Piedmont Community Charter on Tuesday.
Leonard Murdock scored 28 points for the Eagles. Chris Taylor shot 10-for-11 from the field and scored 25.
Collin Lewis made five 3-pointers and scored 16.
Taylor had 11 rebounds and seven assists. Murdock had eight rebounds and six assists.
Salisbury Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for a coed volleyball at $100 per team. An interest meeting to be held Monday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at Hall Gym. Call 704-638-5289.
West Rowan finished its regular season with a 49-26 win over China Grove.
Logan Sproul had 11 points, and Olen Stamper scored nine for the Bulldogs (10-4),
Bailey Graham had nine points for China Grove.