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Area Sports Briefs: Livingstone loses close one; West Rowan girls win

From staff reports

Livingstone’s men’s basketball team lost 86-85 to Florida Tech on Friday night in a game played in Orangeburg, S.C.

Jermaine Jackson scored 23 points for Florida Tech, including the game-winning bucket.

Hakeem Jackson and Eric Dubose scored 23 each for the Blue Bears (6-3), including a go-ahead jumper for an 85-84 lead late.

Ty Newman added 11 for Livingstone. The Blue Bears trailed 55-49 at halftime.

• Catawba’s men’s team plays at J.C. Smith on Saturday at 4 p.m.

West girls win

Taylor Martin scored 14 points and Khaila Hall had 13 as West Rowan’s girls (4-6, 3-3)  won 47-39 at Concord in SPC action on Friday.

• West Rowan’s boys (5-5, 4-2) lost to the Spiders 92-76.

8th-grade hoops

Janiya Downs scored 14 points as Corriher-Lipe beat  West Rowan Middle’s girls 31-23.

Ashlyn Plott scored 10 points, and Rhiannon Kimmer added five for the Yellow Jackets.

Chantal Robinson and Kia Pharr scored eight each for the Bulldogs. Hannah Pratt had seven.

• North Rowan Middle’s boys (10-0) defeated Erwin 59-21. Brevin Goodlett led the Mavericks with 25 points, eight rebounds and seven steals. Cameron Gill followed with 12 points. Quintous Smith had seven points and seven rebounds.

Gabe Hinceman led Erwin with 10 points.

Local golf

Sixty-five GARS members played in foursomes at Warrior earlier this week.

Low ‘A’ Flight player with a net of 66.06 was Mick Rowell. Low ‘B’ Flight player with a net of  66.64 was Steve Alabanese. Low ‘C’ Flight player with a net of 63.02 was Bob Stepanian. Low ‘D’ Flight player with a net of 65.83 was Roger Costic.

Moir Classic

Sam Moir Christmas Tournament seeds will be finalized by  pre-Christmas games on  Saturday and Monday.

See Scoreboard for current standings.

 at Catawba’s Goodman Gym

SATURDAY, DEC. 27 —  FIRST ROUND

Game 1 – 9:00 – Girls – No. 3 vs. No. 6

Game 2 – 10:30 – Boys – No. 3  vs. No. 6

Game 3 – 12:00 – Girls – No. 2 vs. No. 7 West Rowan (4-6)

Game 4 – 1:30 – Boys – No. 2 vs. No. 7

Game 5 – 3:00 – Girls – No. 1 East Rowan (8-1)  vs. No. 8  Salisbury (2-8)

Game 6 – 4:30 – Boys – No. 1 vs. No. 8 South Rowan (2-7)

Game 7 – 6:00 – Girls – No. 4 vs. No. 5

Game 8 – 7:30 – Boys – No. 4  Carson (5-5) vs. No. 5 West Rowan (5-5)

MONDAY, DEC. 29 — SECOND ROUND

Game 9 – 9:00 – Girls – Game 1 loser vs. Game 3 loser

Game 10 – 10:30 – Boys – Game 2 loser vs. Game 4 loser

Game 11 – 12:00 – Girls – Game 5 loser vs. Game 7 loser

Game 12 – 1:30 – Boys – Game 6 loser vs. Game 8 loser

Game 13 – 3:00 – Girls Semifinal – Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner

Game 14 – 4:30 – Boys Semifinal – Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner

Game 15 – 6:00 – Girls Semifinal – Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 winner

Game 16 – 7:30 – Boys Semifinal – Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 winner

TUESDAY, DEC. 30  —  FINAL ROUND

Game 17 – 9:00 – Game 9 loser vs. Game 11 loser

Game 18 – 10:30 – Game 10 loser vs. Game 12 loser

Game 19 – 12:00 – Girls 5th

Game 20 – 1:30 – Boys 5th

Game 21 – 3:00 – Girls 3rd

Game 22 – 4:30 – Boys 3rd

Game 23 – 6:00 – Girls Championship – Game 13 winner vs. Game 15 winner

Game 24 – 8:00 – Boys Championship – Game 14 winner vs. Game 16 winner

DAILY ADMISSION: Adults — $8 per day; Ages 12-18 — $6; Ages 6-11 — $3; Free —  under 5 years old

TOURNAMENT PASSES: $20 Adults; $15 Students

 NCHSAA, Gold Card, NC Officials; Sam Moir Tournament Passes

Tigers fall

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — South Carolina has beaten two major conference teams in a row by at least 23 points. That the latest win was over bitter rival Clemson.

Duane Notice scored 19 points as South Carolina (6-3) clamped down on the Tigers in a 68-45 win Friday night.

The Gamecocks had 13 days off for exams since the last time out, a 75-49 victory over Oklahoma State.

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