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Catawba’s Little breaks record in loss

Catawba junior Tyrece Little blocked a school-record nine shots on Wednesday, but the Indians still lost to Queens on Wednesday night .
Catawba fell 77-67 in the SAC contest at Goodman Gym.
Little had 14 points and nine rebounds to go with the blocks. He had seven blocks at halftime.
Kijuan Arrington had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Indians (5-14, 5-10). Julian Sampah scored 12 points, and Reggie Perkins had 10 points and five assists.
Josh Clyburn scored 22 for the Royals (20-9, 8-7).
Catawba led by a point at halftime, but the Royals took charge with an 8-0 run early in the second half.
Catawba shot 38 percent for the game and just 33 percent in the second half. Catawba tied the team school record for blocks with 12.
The home loss increased the danger of Catawba failing to qualify for the SAC tournament.

QUEENS (77) — Clyburn 22, Glymph 19, Stokes 16, Mason 8, Hendryx 6, Evans 6.
CATAWBA (67) — Arrington 16, Little 14, Sampah 12, Perkins 10, Byrd 7, Marijosius 3, Edwards 3, Warren 1, Houston 1, Ingram.
Queens 33 44 — 77
Catawba 34 33 — 67

Antoinette McPhail scored 25 points and pulled down rebounds to lead Catawa’s women’s basketball team to a 69-54 SAC win against Queens on Wednesday.
Catawba (10-9, 8-7) only led by three points at halftime, but key 3-pointers by Chloe Bully and Janna Dixon helped the Indians build a comfortable lead.
Bully scored 13 points.
Catawba committed only four turnovers. Nikia Squire scored 20 points for the Royals (5-14, 4-11).

QUEENS (54) — Squire 20, Pettaway 13, Cox 8, Singletary 6, Oliverio 5, Pettit 2.
CATAWBA (69) — McPhail 25, Bully 13, Huntley 9, Clay 6, Dixon 6, Greer 5, Ucinski 5, Ciric, Brown.
Queens 31 23 — 54
Catawba 34 35 — 69

Signers
Stories on East Rowan’s Calvin Edwards, North Rowan’s Mike Robinson, Carson’s MyQuon Stout and West Rowan’s Najee Tucker are in Thursday’s print edition.
Other college signers for football on Wednesday’s National Signing Day included East’s Dock Corpening (UNC Pembroke), West’s Chris Hassard (UNC Pembroke), West’s Zeke Blackwood (St. Augustine’s), A.L. Brown’s Kaleb Spry (Western Carolina), A.L. Brown’s Johnny Delahoussaey (Charleston), A.L. Brown’s Kyrell Williamson (Winston-Salem State) and Davie’s Trip McNeill (Duke).
West’s Rebecca Parker signed with Georgia Southern for cross country and track, and West’s Mariah Coleman signed with Wingate for soccer.
Also, East’s Chase Jarrett has signed with Brunwick Community College’s baseball program.
Stories on the signers are upcoming.

East Rowan’s jayvee boys basketball team beat Hickory Ridge 58-42 on Wednesday and is in first place in the SPC.
East, coached by Kurt Misenheimer, has won eight in a row.
East (13-4) got 20 points from Logan Shuping. Lucas Morton scored 12, and Bravon Goodlett had nine.
Datavian Davis, a 6-foot-1 freshman brought down the house with a monster dunk and scored eight points.
• Shuping and Morton scored 13 each in Tuesday’s 48-43 win at West Rowan.
Davis scored 12, while Goodlett had six.
Davie County’s wrestlers lost to Southeast Guilford 38-35 in the first round of the 4A dual team state playoffs.
Catawba announced a change in its baseball schedule for this weekend.
Cataba will play two games on Friday when good weather is expected, and one on Saturday when the forecast looks bleaker.
Erwin’s boys 26-18 against West Rowan Middle.
Christian Bennett scored 10 points for the Eagles, and Gabe Hinceman had nine.
DeVoe Vaughn was the top scorer for the Bulldogs with six points.
Erwin takes on Southeast today.
Mount Olive’s Dory Hines had a triple-double in an 86-65 Conference Carolinas win against Pfeiffer on Wednesday. Hines had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Andrew Guerrero scored 14 for the Falcons (5-16, 2-9).
• K.J. Sherrill (West Rowan) scored 22 points for GRU Augusta in a 71-67 loss to Clayton State on Wednesday.

Lenoir-Rhyne guard Jazmine Charles, who starred at Central Davidson, was named SAC Player of the Week for the third time.
• Pfeiffer’s women lost to Mount Olive 88-56 on Wednesday at Merner Gym.
Alexis Stallard led the Falcons (3-17, 2-10) with 11 points. Katie Paschal scored 19 for the Trojans.
Dylan Valley, 9, of Salisbury and Brayden Peeler, 10, of Faith competed in the Elks Hoop Shoot in Winston-Salem this past weekend.
Valley won the 8-9 year old bracket, while Brayden finished third in the 10-11- year old bracket.
Valley will compete in the State competition held in Greensboro Feb. 15. Both boys represented the Salisbury Elks Chapter 699.
NCHSAA state championships in all classifications of swimming are set for the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.
The championships will kick off on Thursday with the 1A-2-A event.
Salisbury’s McKenzie Stevens and Taylor Rodenhuis are standouts who won regional titles.
The 4A championships are on Friday. The 3A competition will be held on Saturday.
South’s Leslie Franks was a regional swimming champ. Swimming preliminaries are scheduled to end at 8:45 am. Finals are slated to begin at 5 p.m each day.
The diving for all classifications is at Pullen Aquatic Center in Raleigh.
Spencer Little League will hold spring baseball registration at the 8th Street Ballpark on Friday, Feb. 7, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9-1. The cost for boys and girls, ages 4-12 is $60. It’s $75 for ages 13-15. Register online at www.PlaySpencerLittleLeague.com. Late fees apply after Feb. 9.
For the first time,NCHSAA schools will be competing for state championships in three different classifications of indoor track. Championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. There will be separate championships for 3A and the 4A schools, with 1-A and 2-A still competing together.
For the second year in a row, the championships will be held at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.
The meets start with the 3A championships on Friday. Competition will begin at 4 pm.
On Saturday, the 1A-2A meet starts at 9 a.m. The 4A meet starts at 3:30 p.m.

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