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Thomas leads LC

Senior guard Mark Thomas lifted Livingstone to a dramatic 95-92 CIAA victory Wednesday night on the road at Fayetteville State.
Thomas scored 25 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including the final five as the Blue Bears held off a late charge for a Southern Division win.
With 37 seconds left, Thomas converted a three-point play to put LC up 93-92. The Blue Bears’ defense then forced a turnover, and Thomas was fouled.
He sank a pair of free throws to push the lead to 95-92 with 14 ticks left.
Fayetteville State last-second shot to tie the game was unsuccessful.
Reigning CIAA Player of the Week Jody Hill finished with 17 points, while Cristian Henry added 16. Emarri Bailey pitched in with 11.
Hill made three 3-pointers and shot 7-for-14 from the field.
Tyrrel Tate scored 28 for the Broncos (26-6, 5-3).
The Blue Bears (12-5, 5-3)return to the court Saturday at Johnson C. Smith.

LIVINGSTONE (95) — Thomas 25, Hill 17, Henry 16, Bailey 11, Mayo 10, Okam 6, C. Johnson 5, Dubose 4, Flint 1, A. Welch, Sanders.
FAYETTEVILLE ST. (92) — Tate 28, Addison 12, Craft 10, Marcus 10, Showers 8, Thompson 6, M. Hill 5, Lane 4, Shelton 4, Dawson 3, Underwood 2.
Livingstone 41 54 — 95
Fayetteville St. 37 55 — 92
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team lost 66-49 at Fayetteville State on Wednesday.
Livingstone (9-9, 4-4 CIAA) committed 33 turnovers , and the Broncos (13-4, 5-3) pulled away in the second half.
Tiffany Evans led the Blue Bears with 13 points. Alexis Hicks scored 11, and Cierra York added 10.
Dela Middleton and Amber Calvin scored 16 each for the Broncos.

LIVINGSTONE (49) — Evans 13, Hicks 11, York 10, Foster 8, Coe 3, Holloway 2, Renwicks 2, Swain, Tolliver.
FAYETTEVILLE ST. (66) — Calvin 16, Middleton 16, Resper 9, D. Smith 8, Robinson 6, E. Smith 6, Robertson 5.
Livingstone 29 20 — 49
Fayetteville St. 31 35 — 66
Catawba’s women’s basketball team suffered through a 28.4 percent shooting night and lost 71-53 to Wingate at Goodman Gym on Wednesday.
Catawba shot 5-for-36 (13.9 percent) in the first half.
Jada Huntley and Antionette McPhail led Catawba with 14 points each.
Kayla Harris scored 24 for the Bulldogs. Former Statesville star Janitsha Williams had 16.

WINGATE (71) — Harris 24, Williams 16, Tomlinson 9, McGee 8, Neely 4, Bonner 3, Tricoli 3, Boyd 2, DeBerry 2.
CATAWBA (53) — McPhail 14, Huntley 14, Bully 8, Clay 7, Dixon 5, Ciric 3, Greer 2, Brown, Ucinski, Whitby.
Wingate 27 44 — 71
Catawba 13 40 — 53
Davie’s boys lost 89-66 to Mount Tabor in CPC action on Wednesday.
Peyton Sell scored 16 for the War Eagles. Nick Starnes scored 11.
Austin Hatfield, who played at Davie last season, scored 32 for the Spartans.

MT. TABOR (89) — A. Hatfield 32, McCorkle 11, Razzak 10, Wesley 8, T. Hatfield 7, T. Brown 6, R. Brown 6, Hasley 5, Eller 2, Fahngon 2.
DAVIE (66) — Sell 16, Starnes 11, Slabach 8, Bennett 8, Redmon 8, Poole 8, McDaniel 6, Mua 1, Dalton, Miller, Cunningham, Calamarino.
Mt. Tabor 28 22 21 18 — 89 Davie 18 22 15 11 — 66
The Kannapolis Intimidators announced that Pete Rose Jr., son of baseball’s all-time hits leader, will manage the team this season.
Rose joins hitting coach Robert Sasser and pitching coach Jose Bautista.
Rose Jr. was in the majors with the Reds for 11 games in 1997.
He played 20 years with a long list of minor league teams. He played in the White Sox organization in 1991 and from 1994-96.

Virginia Union named Mark James as its new head football coach.
James played at Louisville and was a successful high school coach in Florida. He’s been an assistant at Norfolk State at St. Paul’s.
Livingstone’s women’s track team is ranked 22nd in Division II.
Mount Olive was named as the team to beat in Conference Carolinas.
Mount Olive is ranked fifth nationally in two polls. Pfeiffer was picked fifth out of eight teams.
Southeast’s top-seeded boys beat Knox 53-52 in the boys tournament championship game.
Southeast’s third-seeded girls won 35-31 against North Rowan in the girls tournament championship game.
Tournament scores are in today’s Scoreboard.
More on the tournament in Friday’s edition.
East’s Rowan’s jayvee boys beat Central Cabarrus 54-44 on Wednesday for their fourth straight win.
Datavian Davis led the Mustangs with 23 points and seven rebounds.
Logan Shuping scored nine, hitting three from downtown. Corbin Elliott had seven points and seven boards.
Salisbury Academy’s jayvee girls lost to Concordia 25-20. Taron Lilly scored seven points. Lila Harry had six.
• Salisbury Academy’s jayvee boys won 25-5 against Concordia. Mitch Jeter led the Dolphins with five points, and defense keyed the victory.
• Salisbury’s Academy’s varsity boys lost to Hickory Christian 56-48.
Ben Coulter had 21 points and 13 rebounds. Malik Holmes had 17 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks. Sam Combs scored six points.
• Salisbury Academy’s varsity boys won 47-43 against Concordia.
Coulter had 21 points and 10 rebounds. Holmes had 18 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks. Combs scored six points. Drew Shelby and Matthew Pickens led he defense for the Jaguars (8-8).
The Jaguars play today against Winston-Salem Christian at 5 p.m.
• Salisbury Academy’s varsoty girls won against Triad Baptist in Kernersville.
Register for a countywide high school basketball league at the East YMCA through Feb. 1 or online at www.rowanymca.org.
The league is for grades 9-12. Practice starts Feb. 10 and games start on Feb. 22.
Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.com.
The Carolina Bandits 8U baseball team will be holding tryouts for the upcoming spring season.
The Bandits are an established 8U machine-pitch team looking to add talented and dedicated players and families.
Open tryouts are Feb. 2 at 2 p.m, at Linwood ballfield.
Anyone interested, call or email Matt Musgrave at mjao6898@live.com or 336-470-1974 or BJ Daniels at 336-925-1277 or bjdaniels1016@yahoo.com.
Davidson County Community College’s men’s basketball team lost to Caldwell Community College 106-94 Wednesday.
Robert Story led the Storm with 21 points.
C.J. Woodberry (17 points) and Trey Smith (15) finished in double figures.

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