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Laurens shines

Matt Laurens, a North Rowan graduate and Catawba transfer, got his first college win on Tuesday for North Greenville.
Laurens (1-3) threw 100 pitches in a complete-game effort against Brevard. North Greenville won 5-1.
Laurens, a southpaw, faced only 31 batters. He allowed seven hits, struck out three and walked two.
Laurens was aided by three ground balls that the Crusaders turned into double plays.
Games that are scheduled for today include Northwest Cabarrus at South Rowan, Lake Norman at West Rowan, Salisbury at South Stanly, East Rowan at Cox Mill, Carson at Central Cabarrus, A.L. Brown at East Meck and Randleman at Davie.
South and West both announced that their varsity games today and Friday will be played at 4:30 due to expected cold temperatures.
In the most amazing game in the first round of the state playoffs, McDowell’s Raekwon Miller scored 48 points in a 111-104 victory against Ragsdale in a 4A game played in Marion.
The game went six overtimes. Yes, six. Miller made eight 3-pointers.
It was a slow 24-23 game at halftime. It was a normal 66-all game after regulation, but then things got a little crazy.
The NCHSAA record for overtimes in a boys basketball game is the 13 that Boone Trail and Angiers played in 1964. Boone Trail won that marathon 56-54.
McDowell plays a second-round game at Watauga tonight.
Frank Adams III and Will Collins of Salisbury will begin their eGolf Tour season today in Hilton Head, S.C.
The tour’s 72-hole season opener will be played at the Robert Cupp Course at Palmetto Hall Plantation.
Adams, the tour’s leading money winner in 2013, is also a member of the Web.com Tour after reaching the final stage of Q-School in California last fall. He will need to play in Monday qualifiers in order to qualify for Web.com events.
Russ Adams, Frank’s brother and a former Salisbury resident, will also be playing on the eGolf Tour. The former major league baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays) now lives in Charlotte.
• UNC Greensboro’s Roy Dixon III (Salisbury) shot 73-77-70 — 220 and finished 47th in the Puerto Rico Classic.
• Catawba’s men finished seventh in the Irish Creek Intercollegiate.
Catawba’s Matt Hardman finished sixth with a two-day total of 145. Catawba’s Tyler Rutherford shot 68 on Tuesday to finish at 147.
Pfeiffer hosted.
Newberry won the team championship.
Charlotte’s Thomas Rowland shot 143 and took medalist honors in a playoff.
Livingstone’s women’s basketball season ended on Tuesday afternoon with a 73-50 loss to Virginia Union in the opening round of the CIAA tournament in Charlotte.
Tiffany Evans (14 points), Ashley Walker (12) and Ashley Hicks (10) led the scoring for the Blue Bears.
Livingstone (12-15) shot a chilly 27.3 percent.
Ashle Freeman scored 22 for Virginia Union (10-15).
Livingstone’s men will play their tournament opener at 1 p.m. on Thursday.
First-day CIAA scores are in Scoreboard.
WOMEN
LIVINGSTONE (50) — Evans 14, A. Walker 12, Hicks 10, York 8, Foster 4, Holloway 2, Tolliver, Daniels, Swain, Renwicks, Lepzem.
VIRGINIA UNION (73) — Freeman 22, Brown 19, Dancy 15, Tatum 6, Barret 4, Allen 4, L. Walker 2, Robinson 1, Evans, Howard, Cowherd, Carr.

Livingstone 16 34 — 50
Winston-Salem St. 32 41 — 73

Carter Williams scored 28 points as Pfeiffer won 81-58 against Converse at Merner Gym on Tuesday.
Pfeiffer hit 14 3-pointers.

Catawba pitcher Carley Tysinger was named SAC Pitcher of the Week.
Tysinger hurled 15 1/3 scoreless innings. She struck out 29, walked three and allowed only three hits.
Catawba’s Alyssa Corace tied the school record with eight goals and paced the Indians to a 17-7 win against Lees-McRae on Tuesday.
West Rowan’s Clay Cranford and Dakota Goodson plan to sign with Catawba’s cross country program today.
East Rowan’s Tori Gaul signed with Carson-Newman cross country on Tuesday.
Salisbury soccer standout Bobby Cardelle plans to sign with Catawba on Thursday.
North Rowan defensive lineman Cecil McCauley plans to sign with Livingstone’s football program on Thursday.
Gabe Hinceman scored 15 points and Christian Bennett had 12 in Erwin’s 38-29 win against West Rowan. Hunter Eagle had 12 rebounds for the Eagles (7-2).
Robert Caldwell scored 17 for the Bulldogs.
• Janiya Downs scored 22 points to lead Corriher-Lipe’s girls to a 46-14 win against Southeast. Ashlyn Plott had 10 for the Yellow Jackets.

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