Area Sports Briefs: Catawba teams swept
From staff reports
Catawba’s men’s basketball team had five men in double figures but lost 86-76 at second-ranked Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.
Luquan Choice scored 20 for Lincoln Memorial (18-0, 12-0 SAC). Lorenza Ross scored 19.
K.J. Arrington scored 22 for Catawba (7-10, 5-7) and had nine rebounds. Arrington shot 8-for-14 and had four 3-pointers.
Jerrin Morrison had 16 points, six rebounds and three blocks.
Ben Sealey (12), Vismantas Marijosius (11) and Jameel Taylor (10) also scored in double figures.
Catawba led 8-2 early, but a 17-2 run by Lincoln Memorial put the Railsplitters ahead to stay. Lincoln Memorial shot 51 percent. Catawba shot 40.3 percent.
Catawba plays host to Lenoir-Rhyne at Goodman Gym on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
LMU 86, Catawba 76
Arrington 22, Morrison 16, Sealey 12, Marijosius 11, Taylor 10, Warren 2, Sampah 2, Ingram 1.
Choice 20, Ross 19, Simmons 14, Pinson 10, McMillion 9, Peterson 8, Pierce 6.
Catawba 27 49 — 76
LMU 33 53 — 86
Lincoln Memorial jumped out to an 11-0 lead and beat Catawba 77-57 on Saturday in Harrogate, Tenn.
Lincoln Memorial led the SAC game by 16 at halftime.
Lincoln Memorial (10-8, 7-5) was led by Aisjah Lee’s 17 points.
Chloe Bully scored 13 for Catawba (9-8, 6-6). Bri Johnson and Serena Brown scored nine each.
LMU 77, Catawba 57
Bully 13, Johnson 9, S. Brown 9, Huntley 6, Rogers 5, Tamasauskaite 5, Greer 5, Hodges 2, Ucinksi 2, Richardson 1.
Lee 17, Coker 15, Rawls 15, Pittman 13, Harding 6, Pritchett 4, Anderson 3, Guy 2, Beasley 2.
Catawba 27 30 — 57
LMU 42 35 — 77
The NCBWA preseason All-Southeast Region team was released on Saturday.
Catawba pitcher Craig Brooks is a first team pick.
Catawba pitcher Shaefer Shepard is a second team pick. Catawba reliever Ryan McClintock is on the second team. Brooks was named to the second team at shortstop.
Ayana Avery (West Rowan) hit a game-winning 3-pointer to win Radford’s game on Saturday.
Radford won 61-58 against High Point. Avery hit four 3-pointers and scored 15.
Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart’s varsity boys won the CCISAA Western Division championship with a 44-23 win against Salisbury Academy at Boyd Gymnasium.
Bill Fisher led the Dolphins with 10 points. Zach Robinette and Blaine Shellhorn scored eight each. Jack Fisher had 12 rebounds, nine assists and five points.
Sam Combs led the Jaguars with eight points.
• Sacred Heart’s girls won 34-22 against Salisbury Academy. Mary Sobataka had 18 points for the Dolphins. Lauren Denhard scored 12.
Sacred Heart’s varsity teams host Immaculate Heart of Mary on Monday.
Jaylon Neal scored 20 points for A.L. Brown’s boys on Friday in a 95-59 MECKA loss to North Meck.
Joekeem Neal scored 10 for the Wonders.
North Hills hoops
The North Hills varsity boys won 64-58 against York Prep. Leonard Murdock scored 21 points for the Eagles. Chris Taylor had 19.
Varsity Boys basketball defeated York Prep, 64-58
AJ Clark recorded his 1,000th career point in Pfeiffer’s 58-49 loss to Emmanuel on Saturday night.
Pfeiffer (8-9, 5-6 CC) was held to just 36.4 percent shooting on the night and committed 18 turnovers.
• The Davidson County Community College Storm won 96-79 against the Central Carolina Cougars.
Nate Jones (Davie) scored 18 points. Tre Williams (Carson) had nine rebounds.
Host Carson-Newman claimed wins over Catawba in men’s and women’s swimming on Saturday afternoon at McCown Pool. Andrew McCollister (Salisbury) took first in the 1000 free (10:01.81) and was second in the 400 free and 400 IM.