Area sports briefs: Catawba falls to 49ers
From staff reports
Former Salisbury High standouts Ayanna Holmes and Olivia Rankin helped Charlotte beat Catawba 93-64 in a women’s basketball exhibition game played on Wednesday at Halton Arena.
Holmes had 14 points, five assists and four rebounds. Rankin had nine points and five boards.
Both former Hornets started. Rankin shot 4-for-8, while Holmes shot 6-for-10.
Lefty Webster led the 49ers with 21 points.
Khadijah Brown led the Indians with 14 points. Bri Johnson had nine points and seven rebounds. Chloe Bully scored 11 points, while Serena Brown scored nine.
Catawba was down 44-31 at halftime and competed well on the boards. The Indians were out-rebounded 43-36 by the taller 49ers.
Nate Jones (Davie) scored 41 points to lead Davidson County Community College to a 122-92 win against Vance-Granville on Wednesday. Jones shot 14-for-18 from the floor and hit four 3s. Tre Williams (Carson) scored five points on 2-for-2 shooting.
Catawba’s Kate Weisner, Erin Feldman and Bethany Davis were named to the All-SAC second team.
Salisbury’s Grace Yatawara was announced by the NCHSAA as the state’s female athlete of the week.
Yatawara was the medalist in the 1A-2A golf championship held on the Red Fox Course at the Foxfire Resort and Golf Club and helped lead the Hornets to their fourth consecutive team championship.
The junior East Carolina commit shot 72-73 — 145 at Foxfire.
The Performance of the Week awards are made possible by Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and Subway.
The male winner was East Henderson cross country runner Tanis Baldwin, who won the 3A state championship.
Jeff “Fro” Clarke recently made a hole-in-one at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst.
Clarke aced the No. 8 hole from the blue tees. He used a 5-iron on the 165-yard hole.
It was the second hole-in-one of Clarke’s career.
Clarke’s brother, Ken, Chris Owen and Carl Moore Jr. witnessed the feat.
Battle of the Cans
Salisbury and North Rowan are teaming up to help feed the hungry.
The “Battle of the Cans” pits the schools in competition to see who can collect more cans of food and money to support Rowan Helping Ministries.
A pep rally will be held Friday afternoon at the end of the school day and students are asked to bring two cans of food or $1 to attend.
All fans attending Friday night’s football game at Salisbury are also encouraged to bring canned goods.
• Advance tickets are being sold for that game, which will decide the CCC championship, at Salisbury High in Room 111 for $6.