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Area Sports Briefs: Moir pairings set

From staff and wire reports

North Rowan’s losses to Winston-Salem Prep on Monday settled the seeds and pairings for the Sam Moir Christmas Classic that is set for Dec. 27, 29 and 30 at Catawba’s Goodman Gym.

Girls seeds:

1. East Rowan (8-1), 2. Davie (7-2), 3. South Rowan (6-3), 4. Mooresville (5-3), 5.  Carson (5-5), 6. North Rowan (3-3), 7. West Rowan (4-6) and  8. Salisbury (2-8).

North Rowan lost a coin flip with Carson for No. 5.

Boys seeds:

1. Salisbury (8-2), 2. North Rowan (6-2), 3. Mooresville (5-3), 4. Carson (5-5), 5. West Rowan (5-5), 6. Davie (3-5), 7. East Rowan (3-6) and 8. South Rowan (2-7)

Carson won head-to-head against West Rowan.

See Scoreboard for game times. First-round pairings are 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5.


 Women’s basketball

Catawba guard Bri Johnson was named the  South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Johnson, a sophomore from North Iredell, poured in 23 points in an 84-74 win over Tusculum.

Women’s soccer

Catawba  goalkeeper, Bethany Davis  was named  by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as a member of the Scholar All-American third team.

Davis garnered first team Scholar All-Region honors.

Davis had a 3.41 GPA.

8th-grade hoops

West Rowan Middle’s boys won 44-34 against Corriher-Lipe.

Anthony Chance scored 14  points for the Bulldogs (6-4).

Cameron Graham scored seven, Jojo Brush and Kai Sisakda scored six each, and DaVae Vaughn had five.

Vaughn and   Devin Basenback  led the rebounding.

Chandler Teal scored seven points for the Yellow Jackets.

Wells Fargo Cup

Leading the Wells Fargo Cup standings for overall athletic excellence statewide are Bishop McGuinness (1A),  Carrboro (2A),  Cardinal Gibbons (3A) and  Raleigh Broughton (4A).

Wake Forest wins

WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest didn’t shoot well and played much of the second half without its top big man.

And yet, the Demon Deacons gave first-year coach Danny Manning the defensive effort and mental toughness he wanted to see.

Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 19 points to help Wake Forest beat Bucknell 60-53 on Monday night, giving the Demon Deacons just their second win in the month of December.

Redshirt freshman Greg McClinton scored a season-high 10 points and had a couple of key second-half plays for the Demon Deacons (6-6), who let a big lead slip all the way to a single point but never surrendered the lead.

G-W beats Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.   — Road trips to LSU and third-ranked Arizona, along with an appearance in the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands, more than prepared Gardner-Webb for a Monday night date with Purdue.

Jerome Hill scored 31 points and had nine rebounds, and Tyler Strange added 18 points and 10 assists, leading Gardner-Webb to an 89-84 victory against the struggling Boilermakers.

The Bulldogs (8-5), who defeated ACC member Clemson in November, added a Big Ten Conference opponent to their list of victims.


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