Catawba women end season
Catawba’s women’s basketball team ended the season with an 82-68 loss at Carson-Newman in the first round of the SAC tournament on Wednesday.
Jai Jai McLaughlin had a triple-double for the Eagles with 11 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
Fourth-seeded Carson-Newman (16-13) shot 50 percent and had five players in double figures, led by Lashawnda Peacher with 16 points.
Chloe Bully led the Indians (14-13) with 13 points and six assists. Mallary Clay and Zhaquondalee Greer had nine points each. Catawba trailed by 12 at halftime and couldn’t make a charge.
CATAWBA (68) — Bully 13, Clay 9, Greer 9, McPhail 8, Ucinski 8, Huntley 6, Dixon 5, Ciric 4, Brown 3, Whitby 3, Blackwell.
CARSON-NEWMAN (82) — Peacher 16, Cupples 12, McLaughlin 11, Burstrom 11, Franklin 10, Kyle 7, Miller 7, Markus 5, Stubblefield 2, Peterson 1.
Catawba 27 41 — 68
Carson-Newman 39 43 — 82
The All-SAC women’s team was announced on Wednesday.
Catawba’s Chloe Bully was a second-team pick. Bully leads Catawba in scoring (13.9 ppg) and assists.
Catawba’s Antoinette McPhail was Honorable Mention for All-SAC. McPhail averages 10.3 points and 6.9 rebounds.
Catawba’s Jada Huntley (8.5 ppg) made the SAC All-Freshman teamm.
Lenoir-Rhyne Jazmine Charles, who starred at Central Davidson was named player of the year for the SAC. Wingate’s Janitsha Williams, who was a standout at Statesville, made All-SAC first team.
L-R’s Todd Starkey was named SAC Coach of the Year.
Brevard’s Darius Moose (Carson) and Catawba’s Tyrece Little and Kijuan Arrington were Honorable Mention on the All-SAC team. Little averaged 15.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.1 blocks. Moose averaged 19.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Arrington averaged 14.9 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Lincoln Memorial’s Vincent Bailey was named SAC Player of the Year. Lincoln Memorial’s Josh Schertz was named SAC Coach of the Year.
Catawba’s Carley Tysinger has been named NCFA Division II Pitcher of the Week.
Tysinger earned the national honor with a 4-0 record, 0.26 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings.
• Guilford’s Steffi Sides (East Rowan) had four hits in Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of N.C. Wesleyan.
Livingstone sprinters Quanera Hayes and Justin Avery (West Rowan) were named All-Atlantic Region.
Avery placed fourth in the CIAA Indoor Championships in the 200. Avery also won the Last Chance Meet at George Mason.
Catawba’s baseball team lost 4-3 at Belmont Abbey on Wednesday.
Ethan Satterfield reached base four times for the Indians. Shaefer Shepard and Julio Zubillaga (Carson) had two hits each. T.J. Wharton homered and drove in two runs.
Starter Joe Watson (Davie) took the loss for the Indians (9-9).
Forrest Buchanan (Salisbury) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for Belmont Abbey and had two strikeouts.
• UNC Greensboro lost 4-3 to East Carolina in 10 innings on Wednesday. Caleb Henley (East Rowan) took the loss in relief for the Spartans.
Catawba’s men’s lacrosse team won 9-6 at Wingate on Wednesday.
Pete Wesselman made 15 saves for the Indians (2-3). John Scheich had four goals and two assists.
Old Dominion’s Connor Miller (Salisbury) made his first start in goal in a 2-0 win against Wingate.
A mechanical engineering student, made the Dean’s List for the fall semester and was one of the athletes honored at halftime of an ODU basketball game.
Carson won 4-2 against Central Cabarrus in SPC socer on Wednesday.
Cassie Howard, Hannah Elmore, Katie Nichols and Cierra Josey scored goals for the Cougars.
Katie Barringer and Sarah Safrit had assists.
• West Rowan’s soccer team lost 4-0 to Davie.
Salisbury got two hits each from Riley Myers, Chance Bowden and Ryan Jones but lost 10-4 in a non-conference game played at North Stanly on Wednesday.
Myers took the loss on the mound. Clay Swaim pitched well in relief for the Hornets (1-2).
“Riley just couldn’t hit his spots early and we got off to a rough start,” SHS coach Scott Maddox said.
• North Rowan (0-2) lost 16-2 to Ledford in non-conference action on Wednesday in Spencer.
• West Davidson won 14-1 against South Davidson on Wednesday.
Justin Norman and Graham Shoaf combined for seven RBIs for the Green Dragons (1-0). Caleb Baugess was the winning pitcher.
• The Greater Cabarrus Homeschool Stallions won 13-0 against Grace Academy.
Hunter Shepherd had a double, a triple and five RBIs.
Sawyer Strickland and Tyler McConner had two hits each. Caleb Threadgill had a triple.
Noah Jarrett and Shepherd combined on a two-hitter and fanned six.
The Stallions (1-0) play in a tournament Saturday at Staton Field.
East Rowan’s Wyatt Blume, Shiheem Saunders and Luke Miller, Carson’s Brandon Sloop, Anthony McCurry and Alex Lyles, and South Rowan’s Logan Durham, Tyler Hall, Isaac Hengel and Angel Ruiz made the All-SPC wrestling team.
Hickory Ridge’s Troy Gregor was named wrestler of the year, while Hickory Ridge’s Patrick Helm was named coach of the year.
South Rowan’s Stetson Johnson, East Rowan’s Jason Troutman and Charles Goff and Carson’s John Patella and Ryan Turney made the All-SPC boys swim team.
South’s Leslie Franks, Nicole Mauldin and Faith Casswell made the All-SPC girls swim team.
Concord’s Ray Morgan was named coach of the year. Swimmers of the year were Concord’s Justus Cochran and Cox Mill’s Madison Holland.
Salisbury won 6-3 against East Rowan in non-conference tennis on Wednesday.
At No. 1 singles, Salisbury’s Michael Ogden won 6-0, 6-0 against Ike Emerson.
At No. 2 singles, Salisbury’s Clint Comadoll won 6-3, 6-2 against Justin Allen.
At No. 3 singles, East’s Chance Brown won 3-6, 6-4, (10-5) against Salisbury’s Spencer Storey.
At No. 4, Salisbury’s Abraham Post won 6-0, 6-1 against East’s Robert Gray.
At No. 5, East’s Evan Rogers won 6-4, 6-7 (11-9) against Chris Derrick.
At No. 6, Salisbury’s David Derrick won 7-6, 6-4 against Jeremy Price.
Salisbury’s Ogden-Post won 8-0 against Emerson-Brown at No. 1 doubles.
East’s Allen-Rogers won 8-2 against Comadoll-Chris Derrick at No. 2 doubles.
At No. 3 doubles, Salisbury’s Storey-David Derrick won 8-5 against Gray- Addison Fry.
A.L. Brown assistant coach Chip English has been hired as West Caldwell’s new head coach.
English will start at West Caldwell later this month. He’s been the jayvee head coach at A.L. Brown for three seasons (26-4) and he’s worked as a passing game coordinator for the varsity.
English was quarterbacks coach at Hickory Ridge for a year before coming to A.L. Brown.
He was a quarterback at Central Cabarrus and played college ball at Greensboro College and Pikeville.
South Rowan and Concord played a practice match on Wednesday at Warrior.
Davis Richards (34), Brennan Lambert (38) and Parker Chavis (41) had the top scores for South.
Leading Concord were Walker Cress (36), Stephen Carroll (37) and Blaine Lazslo (42).
• In a Wednesday scrimmage, West Rowan’s Chris Hassard shot 37, and Jake Kennedy shot 40.
Carson’s softball team beat North Rowan 16-0 on Wednedsay as Lacee Hunsucker and Krista Penninger combined on a no-hitter.
Kaycee Kennedy had four hits for the Cougars, while Michaela White had three.
Mariah Morgan had two doubles, and Kayla Sigmon also had two hits.
• A.L. Brown won 6-1 against Northwest Cabarrus on Wednesday.
• In South Rowan’s 6-5 loss to West Rowan on Tuesday, South got a triple from Caitlin Waters and doubles from Caroline Hubbardm Abby Fields and Logan Lowery.
Lowery struck out 10 in the circle.
• Central Cabarrus beat Hickory Ridge 8-2 in SPC action on Wednesday.
In the eGolf Tour’s Championship at Callawassie Island, Frank Adams III shot a first-round 71 to tie for ninth, three shots off the pace.
Will Collins shot 76, and Russ Adams shot 79.
Erwin’s girls won 50-23 against Southeast.
Zynoria Winford scored 28 points for the Eagles. Iyahnna Neal had seven.
Kaitlyn Honeycutt led the Patriots with 12 points.
• West Rowan Middle’s boys won 58-48 against Knox.
West led 29-25 at halftime.
Robert Caldwell led the Bulldogs (5-6) with 22 points. Payne Stolsworth scored 10, Anthony Chance had seven, Jacob Perez scored six, and Cole Hales had five.
Hales had five assists.
Chance and Stolsworth led the rebounding for the Bulldogs. Chance had four blocks.
West is at Southeast today.
When the Intimidators take the field on April 3 at CMC-NorthEast Stadium it will mark the 20th season of professional baseball at the Kannapolis ballpark.
A team-logo towel will be given out to the first 500 fans.
China Grove youth baseball and softball will have Skills Day on March 8.
New and moving up players in the 9-10 division will meet at 10 and 11-12 division will meet at 1 at the ball park. This is for baseball only and no other divisions need to attend. Call 704 857-1439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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