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Area Sports Briefs: East’s Wall wins wrestling tournament

From staff and wire reports

East Rowan sophomore wrestler Max Wall won the championship at 160 pounds at the Tab Thacker Memorial Invitational Tournment held at West Forsyth on Monday and Tuesday.

The tournament was formerly known as the King of the Mat.

East Rowan’s Shiheem Saunders placed second at 182. Daniel Muncy was third at 170,  Sam Cornacchione was fourth at 106, and Logan Haas was sixth at 120.

Shrine Bowl

John Kirby of Eastern Alamance High will lead North Carolina and Jerry Brown of Spring Valley High  will lead South Carolina in the 2015 Shrine Bowl game.

Assisting Kirby for the Tar Heel squad will be Bobby Curlings of New Bern, Antonio King of Durham Hillside, (former Catawba coach)  Shane Handy of Randleman, Mark Holcomb of North Davidson, Kelly Holder of Mount Airy and Charlie Metcalf of Asheville.

Next year’s game will be played on  Dec. 19 at Wofford.

Sacred Heart hoops

Sacred Heart’s varsity girls won 36-8 against Albemarle’s Park Ridge Christian.

Mary Sobataka led the Dolphins with 19 points, and Olivia Dagenhart scored 10.

• Sacred Heart’s girls lost to Winston-Salem’s St. Leo 36-28. Sobataka scored 14 points, and  Lauren Denhard had nine.

• Sacred Heart’s varsity boys won 38-31 against Park Ridge.  Jack Fisher led the Dolphins with 16  points and 12 rebounds.  Bill Fisher had 10 points.

• Sacred Heart’s boys won 44-30 against St. Leo.

Jack Fisher led the Dolphins with 15  points and 13 rebounds.  Blaine Shellhorn and Spencer Blackwell scired seven points each.  Julian Malnar had five points.

Camels win

BUIES CREEK — Reco McCarter, Andrew Ryan and D.J. Mason scored 15 apiece to lead Campbell to a 69-63 win over UNC Wilmington on Tuesday in the 100th meeting between the two rivals.

Freshman Troy Harper hit a 3-pointer to give Campbell a 64-58 lead and his long jumper with 23 seconds left gave the Camels a five-point advantage.

Harper missed the first six games of the season with a broken finger in his non-shooting hand.

Mason came off the bench to hit all six of his field goals for Campbell (6-6). Ryan made 6 of 9 shots, including three 3-pointers. The Camels were hurt by 10-of-20 shooting from the free throw line.

Dylan Sherwood scored 12 points for UNC Wilmington (5-4). Addison Spruill had 11, and Jordan Talley and Craig Ponder had 10 apiece.

ACC basketball

DAYTON, Ohio — Senior Jordan Sibert had a career-high 24 points and the Flyers defeated Georgia Tech and their former coach Brian Gregory 75-61 on Tuesday.

Dyshawn Pierre made all four of 3-point attempts and scored 19 points for the Flyers (9-2), who have won seven out of their last eight games.

Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 13 points, Tadric Jackson 12 and Charles Mitchell had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (8-3).

Pitt  58, Holy Cross 39

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Panthers  used a 15-0 run in the middle of the first half, as well as a 16-2 run in the second, to take control of their contest against the Holy Cross Crusaders and coasted to a victory.

Pitt outrebounded Holy Cross by 20   and limiting the Crusaders to 30 percent (15-of-50) shooting.

The Panthers pulled down 15 offensive rebounds.

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