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Area Sports Briefs: Livingstone sweeps; Catawba splits

From staff reports

At  6-foot-4, Eric Mayo is an undersized power forward, but there are still nights when the Shelby product is the best guy in the gym.

Mayo scored 30 points and had 13 rebounds as Livingstone’s men romped 83-65 at Virginia Union on Saturday in the middle game of their three-game road swing against the CIAA’s Northern Division.

Mayo shot 13-for-17 from the floor, as the Blue Bears bounced back from a one-point loss.

Eric Dubose added 10 points  for the Blue Bears (7-4, 1-1), who shot 55.6 percent and outrebounded the Panthers 40-22.

Guard Ray Anderson scored 21 to lead Virginia Union (4-8, 0-2).

Livingstone is at Lincoln on Monday.

Livingstone 83, Va. Union 65

LIVINGSTONE (7-4)

Mayo 30, Dubose 10, Jackson 8, Sanders 7, Newman 7,  Harris 6, C. Johnson 4, M.Johnson 4,  Flint 3, D. Johnson 2,  Wilson 2, Williams, Strahan.

VIRGINIA UNION (4-8)

Anderson 21, Bullard 10, Whaley 7, Jirmnson 7, Valentine 6, Lewis 4, Noube 4, Moore 3, F. Johnson 3.

Livingstone 36   41 — 77

Va. Union 36   22  — 58

Livingstone women

Livingstone’s women dominated the second half and pulled away from CIAA opponent Virginia Union 77-58 on Saturday in Richmond, Va.

Kyra Crosby (14 points), Cierra York (14), Amber Curtis (12) and Precious Roberts   (11) scored in double figures for the Blue Bears. Curtis, Roberts and Labrea Walker logged five assists apiece.

Livingstone (11-0, 2-0) shot 53.2 percent and forced 28 turnovers.

Jasmin Dancy led Virginia Union (4-6) with 13 points.

Livingstone 77, Va. Union 58

LIVINGSTONE (11-0)

Crosby 14, York 14, Curtis 12, Roberts 11, Fowler 7, Foster 5, Grinage 4, Hicks 3, Lepzem 3, Labrea Walker 2, Daniels 2,  Malone, Searcy.

VIRGINIA UNION (4-6)

Dancy 13, Barrett 12, White 10, Jennings 8, Awkward 5, Howard 4, Lady Walker 3, Freeman 3 .

Livingstone 36   41 — 77

Va. Union 36   22  — 58

Catawba men

Catawba’s men struggled in Saturday’s SAC game at Anderson and lost  the SAC contest 92-63.

The Trojans (7-5, 3-3)  made 11 3-pointers.

Catawba shot 29.5 percent in the first half to dig a 22-point hole and finished the game at 33.9 percent.

Catawba (5-6, 3-3) was pounded 49-19 on the boards.

The bright spots for the Indians were 21-for-23 foul shooting and only eight turnovers.

Jerrin Morrison scored 15 for the Indians. K.J. Arrington had 13, and Rakeen Brown had 12.

Myson Jones led Anderson with 16 points.

Anderson 92, Catawba 63

CATAWBA (5-6)

Morrison 15, Arrington 13, Brown 12, Taylor 9, Warren 5, Sampah 4, Sealey 3, Marijosius 2, Ingram, Burney, Perkins.

ANDERSON (7-5)

Jones 16, Jackson 13, McGowan 12, Adekambi 9, Howard 9, Ross 6, Greisen 6, Daniel 5, Fields 5, Faust 2, Taylor 4, Henry 3, Dargan 2.

Catawba 25   38 — 63

Anderson 47   45  — 92

Catawba women

Sophomore Jada Huntley had a big game and Catawba beat Anderson 74-60 on the road on Saturday.

Huntley, who averaged 8.4 points as a freshman, was playing in her second game this season. She scored 13 points and pulled down 17 rebounds.

Bri Johnson scored 16 for the Indians (6-5, 3-3 SAC). Chloe Bully had 12.

Sierra Simpson led the Trojans (7-4, 4-2) with 15 points.

Catawba 74, Anderson 60

CATAWBA (6-5)

Johnson 16, Huntley 13, Bully 12, Dixon 9, S. Brown 7, Richardson 6, Ucinski 6, K. Brown 5, Greer, Tamasauskaite.

ANDERSON (7-3)

Simpson 15, Floyd 8, Woods 7, Dillard 6, Monroe 6,  Young 5, Jankowy 5,  Franklin 4, Sims 2, Davis 2.

Catawba 40   34 — 74

Anderson 28   32  — 60

Pfeiffer basketball

Meg Pritchard scored 19 points to lead Pfeiffer’s women (3-6)  to a 63-56 win at Emmanuel (Ga.) on Friday.

• Pfeiffer’s men (4-6)  won 66-65 at Emmanuel. Mike Smith scored 16 for the Falcons. Andrew Guerrero scored 14.

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