Area Sports Briefs: Catawba splits with Lions; Livingstone teams win
From staff reports
Catawba’s men’s basketball team squared its SAC record with an 83-70 win at Mars Hill on Saturday afternoon.
Rakeen Brown led the Indians (2-2, 1-1) with 21 points, including 14 in the second half. He had five assists.
K.J. Arrington (15), Vismantas Marijosius (13), Jerrin Morrison (11) and Jameel Taylor (11) also scored in double figures for the Indians.
Arrington hit a big 3-pointer with 4:58 left to put Catawba up 65-58 and Brown converted a three-point play with 4:37 to go to make it 68-60.
Justin Yeargin scored 17 for Mars Hill (3-2, 0-2). Isaiah Cuthbertson (West Rowan) had nine points and 10 rebounds.
Catawba plays an exhibition at D-I Radford Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Brown 21, Arrington 15, Marijosius 13, Taylor 11, Morrison 11, Warren 7, Ingram 3, Perkins 2, Henderson, Sealey, Burney.
MARS HILL (3-2)
Yeargin 17, Monroe 13, Cuthbertson 9, Witherspoon 7, Anderson 6, Watkins 5, Carson 4, Bauer 4, McCarter 3, Haynes 2.
Catawba 39 44 — 83
Mars Hill 26 44 — 70
Catawba’s women’s basketball team lost 82-68 at Mars Hill in SAC action on Saturday afternoon.
Chloe Bully scored 21 in a losing cause, as Catawba (3-1, 1-1) suffered its first setback of the young season.
Zhaquondalee Greer had 12 points for Catawba. while Bri Johnson and Emma Ucinski scored 11 each. Greer had seven rebounds.
Cadence Wilmoth had a career day for the Lions (2-2, 1-1) with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Camille Glymph scored 22.
Mars Hill held a 19-point lead with 12:38 remaining, but the Indians fought back within six with 1:37 left.
Mars Hill shot 45.8 percent from the field, outrebounded the Indians decisively and went 26-for-32 from the foul line.
Catawba is home Tuesday against Newberry.
Livingstone’s men’s basketball team won 82-72 against Johnson & Wales on Saturday in the Johnson C. Smith Tip-off Tournament.
Livingstone (2-0) trailed by two at halftime, but the Blue Bears took charge in the second half and sealed the win with back-to-back dunks by Eric Mayo.
All-tournament Eric Dubose led the Blue Bears with 19 points and five assists. Jackson scored 17, and Mayo had 16 points and nine boards.
Johnson & Wales is 4-4.
Livingstone’s women’s basketball team rolled 71-48 against Kentucky State on Saturday and went 2-0 in a tournament hosted by Kentucky State.
Precious Roberts scored 20 points to lead the Blue Bears (3-0). Cierra York had 12 points and four assists.
North Rowan hoops
Josh Handy scored 28 points for North Rowan in an 81-57 win against Charlotte’s Princeton Hall on Saturday.
Jalen Sanders scored 13, and Henderson Lentz had 12.
• North Rowan’s girls won 77-22 against Fayetteville Street Christian School of Asheboro on Friday.
Special Washington scored 18 points. Egypt Alexander and Aliyah Farmer had 10 apiece.
Davidson County Community College’s Nate Jones (Davie) shot 8-for-12 on 3-pointers and scored 35 points in a 98-69 win against Thomasville Prep.