Area Sports Briefs: Catawba plays at Tusculum; East home vs. Cox Mill
From staff reports
Catawba’s basketball teams return to action Monday night following the exam break.
The Indians play a SAC doubleheader at Tusculum.
East Rowan is at home Monday against Cox Mill for SPC games.
• Mooresville’s teams will be part of the Sam Moir Christmas Classic this year, making it a 24-game festival at Catawba’s Goodman Gym.
Both Mooresville squads are currently 4-2. Mooresville has games this week with North Iredell and Alexander Central.
Teams will be seeded 1-through-8 for the Moir tournament based on their won-lost percentage. If teams have the same record, a head-to-head result will be used as a tiebreaker. If the teams didn’t meet, the seed will be decided by a coin flip.
Moir tournament games will be played on Saturday, Dec. 27, Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30. Tickets are $8 per day for adults and $5 for students.
Tournament passes are available for $20.
• Lexington’s boys won two games on a weekend trip to Virginia.
Devin Cross scored 23 points in a 63-60 win against Wakefield. Nolan Benson led the Yellow Jackets (5-1) with 15 in a win against Woodberry Forest.
Youth cross country
Hurley YMCA Warriors competed in the largest ever USA Track & Field Junior Cross Country National Championships at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Connor Price was 55th out of 214 runners in the 8-under boys. He ran a personal-best 8:40 in a 2K.
Emma Calvert ran a personal-best 12:47 in a 3K and finished 129th out of 315 runners in the 9-10 girls division.
In a 3K in the 9-10 boys division, Eli Julian was 31st out of 299 runners in a personal-best of 11:10. Bret Lewis placed 218th. He ran 13:04. Matthew Burroughs was 254th in 13:31.
Nolan Miller competed in a 3K in the 11-12 boys division. He ran a personal-best 11:17 and finished 159th out of 363 runners.
Eli Julian placed third among all 9-year-olds in the AAU Nationals. Noah Julian was 21st among 11-year-olds. Calvert was 14th out of all the 10-year-olds.
East Rowan’s boys won 65-56 against Northwest Cabarrus on Friday.
Ellis Taylor scored 18 points for the Mustangs. Franklin Downing scored 14. Lucaas Morton had 13, and Paiton File 12.