Area Sports Briefs: Livingstone basketball teams sweep on road
From staff and wire reports
Livingstone’s men’s basketball team won its fifth straight game on Wednesday.
The Blue Bears won 76-62 in Raleigh against St. Augustine’s.
Livingstone is 13-6 and 7-3 in the CIAA.
Eric Dubose had 18 points for the Blue Bears. Hakeem Jackson had 17 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Eric Mayo had nine points and nine rebounds.
Cristian Henry and Robert Flint added eight points each.
The Blue Bears will travel to Winston-Salem State to challenge the Rams at Joel Coliseum on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Still unbeaten, Livingstone’s women’s basketball team put six in double figures and rolled 96-73 at St. Augustine’s on Wednesday.
Ranked 17th nationally, the Blue Bears (19-0, 10-0) led 48-30 at halftime. Livingstone shot 52.2 percent.
Cierra York had 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
LaBrea Walker (15), Jamara Malone (12), Precious Roberts (11), Alexis Hicks (10) and Amber Curtis (13) also scored in double figures.
Livingstone plays at 6:30 p.m. at Winston-Salem State on Saturday.
Catawba was picked first in the SAC in the preseason poll.
Catawba players on the All-SAC preseason team are Craig Brooks, chosen as a starting pitcher and the shortstop, starting pitcher Shaefer Shepard, relief pitcher Ryan McClintock and DH T.J. Wharton.
Blake Houston (South Rowan) was chosen as a second team outfielder.
Mike Smith had 35 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team won 76-73 in overtime at King on Wednesday. Pfeiffer (9-9, 6-7 CC) handed the Tornado (16-4, 11-2) their first home loss of the season.
• Carter Williams scored 21 points for the Pfeiffer women in a 67-63 loss to King in Bristol, Tenn., on Wednesday.
A.L. Brown’s girls rolled 73-36 against Northwest Cabarrus on Wednesday.
Cresha Irving scored a career-high 16 for the Wonders.
Sascha McCoy scored 12 points, and Kelly Chrismon had 10.
North Hills hoops
Aydan Patterson scored 10 points and JaQues Sloan had six to lead the elementary school Eagles to a 19-12 win against Phoenix Montessori.
Campbell’s Ericka Nesbitt (East Rowan) enters this season with a .396 career batting average (third in school history) and 60 steals (fourth).
Nesbitt played in 31 games last season before being injured. She batting .347 with 15 steals and 15 RBIs.
East Rowan lost to Hickory Ridge 38-31 in SPC wrestling on Tuesday. The Mustangs tied Carson for first place with a 7-1 record.
East Rowan won head-to-head against the Cougars, so the Mustangs will be the SPC’s top seed for the dual-team state playoffs.
Carson finished the regular season with a 46-22 win against West Rowan and will host the SPC tournament on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.
Hickory Ridge 38, East 31
160: Ethan Jones (HIRI) over Maxwell Wall (EARO) (Fall 0:00) 170: Josh Beaver (EARO) over Theodore Capel (HIRI) (Dec 6-4) 182: Shiheem Saunders (EARO) over Stephen Graham (HIRI) (Dec 1-0) 195: Jake Boltz (EARO) over Mason Mullen (HIRI) (Fall 0:00) 220: Cody Hiatt (EARO) over Dan Louba (HIRI) (Dec 6-4) 285: Isaiah Prater (HIRI) over Austin Hoosier (EARO) (Fall 0:00) 106: Tyler Gregor (HIRI) over Sam Cornacchione (EARO) (MD 11-0) 113: Robert Snyder (HIRI) over Landon Carico (EARO) (Fall 0:00) 120: Matthew Sloan (HIRI) over Logan Haas (EARO) (Fall 0:00) 126: Jeffrey Burrell (EARO) over John Corwin (HIRI) (MD 10-2) 132: Wesley Porter (EARO) over Stephen Graham (HIRI) (Fall 0:00) 138: Dallas Andrejack (HIRI) over Colton Carico (EARO) (MD 13-4) 145: Ethan Medlin (HIRI) over Dustin Cox (EARO) (Fall 0:00) 152: Luke Miller (EARO) over Dalton Slough (HIRI) (Fall 0:00)
The 27th annual Shamrock Run, 5K& 10K, Fun Walk and Tots Trot will be held March 7 in Mocksville.
Register online at ShamrockRunNC.com through March 4.
Shamrock running and walking events are sponsored by St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church of Mocksville.
Maci Cooper scored 13 points for Erwin’s girls in a 34-5 win against Corriher-Lipe.
Jordan Beaver scored eight points, and Adalie Harrison had six for the Eagles.
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