Area Sports Briefs: Catawba, LC women win on road

Published 12:59 am Sunday, February 1, 2015

Catawba’s women’s basketball team scored 60 second-half points and rallied to beat Carson-Newman 87-78  in a SAC game played in Jefferson City, Tenn., on Saturday afternoon.

Chloe Bully and Jada Huntley scored 20 points each for the Indians, who trailed by 11 at halftime. Bri Johnson added 17 points for Catawba (11-8, 8-6), which split the season series with   Carson-Newman (15-5, 9-5).

Catawba shot 20 percent in the first half but got back in the game in the opening minutes of the second half,  and then put together a 12-0 run to take the lead.

Catawba shot 30-for-36 at  the foul line for the game and shot 51 percent from the field in the second half.

  Catawba plays at Queens on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Catawba 87, Carson-Newman 78

CATAWBA (11-8)

Bully 20, Huntley 20, Johnson 17, Newbold 6, Hodges 6, S. Brown 6, Rogers 5, Greer 5, Ucinski 2, Dixon, Tamasauskaite, K. Brown, Richardson.


Cupples 14, Burstrom 12, Poole 10, Pippin 8, Peterson 7,  Franklin 6, Hodge 6, Brooks 6, Simerly 6, Kyle 3.

Catawba               27    60   — 87

Carson-Newman   38    40   — 78


Catawba’s men were in good position with 50 seconds left but lost 77-75 at Carson-Newman on Saturday.

Catawba lost despite making 12 3-pointers.

Catawba trailed by 13 points with 10:47 remaining but made a charge.

With 50 seconds left, the Indians trailed 73-71 but had Jerrin Morrison at the foul line for three throws with a chance to take the lead.

Morrison made only one of three, and Catawba still trailed by a point.

Sawyer Williams gave the Eagles a 75-72 lead with a layup, and after a Catawba turnover, Josh Rogers hit two free throws for a 77-72 Carson-Newman lead.

Morrison swished a 3-pointer with seven seconds left to pull the Indians within two, but Catawba couldn’t foul in the closing seconds.

Carson-Newman (10-10, 8-6) split the season series with the Indians (8-11, 6-8), who played without guard Ben Sealey.

K.J. Arrington hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 for the Indians. Reggie Perkins came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers and score 14. Morrison scored 13. Vismantas Marijosius had 13 points and nine rebounds.

Charles Clark scored 26 for the Eagles. Carson Brooks had 15.

Carson-Newman 77, Catawba 75

CATAWBA (8-11)

Arrington 21, Perkins 14, Marijosius 13, Morrison 13, Taylor 9, Warren 4, Sampah 1, Ingram, Henderson.


Clark 26, Brooks 15, Rogers 12, Barnett 9, Bates 6, Williams 5, Lane 4.

Catawba               35    40   — 75

Carson-Newman   37    40   — 77

Livingstone women

Livingstone’s women stayed unbeaten with a  64-56 win against Winston-Salem State on Saturday night at Joel Coliseum.

Precious Roberts scored 16 points and had seven rebounds for the 11th-ranked Blue Bears (20-0).

Kyra Crosby added 12 points for the Blue Bears, while Amber Curtis had 11.

The Rams (7-13)  were led by 12 points apiece by  Dionna Scott, Tiana Edwards and Taylar Wells.

Livingstone men

Livingstone’s men’s basketball team had a winning streak snapped against Winston-Salem State late Saturday night at Joel Coliseum.

The Rams beat the Blue Bears 89-80 in a rematch of last season’s CIAA tournament championship game.

It was the first loss for Livingstone (13-7, 7-4, 4-1) in the Southern Division of the CIAA. Winston-Salem also has one divisional loss.

Donta Harper and Javan Wells 20 each for the Rams (13-6, 6-4).

WyKevin Bazemore  had 17 points and 13 rebounds.

The Rams went 26-for-40 on free throws and held off a late run by the Blue Bears.

Livingstone led 46-37 at halftime after shooting 53 percent.

Guard Daryl Traynham   led the Blue Bears with 16 points.  Ty Newman scored 15, Eric Dubose had 14, and Hakeem Jackson scored 12.


DCCC romps

Tre Williams (Carson) had 14 points and seven rebounds for Davidson County Community College in a 149-74 win against Virginia Western CC.

Nate Jones (Davie) scored 12 for the Storm.

Local college players

J.C. Smith’s Bubbles Phifer (Salisbury) scored 13 points in a 67-65 loss to Shaw on Saturday.

• Isaiah Cuthbertson (West Rowan) had eight points and 10 rebounds for Mars Hill in Saturday’s 81-44 loss to Wingate.

• Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) scored 23 for GRU Augusta in Saturday’s 67-58 win against Clayton State.

• Darius Moose (Carson) scored 17 points as Brevard beat Lenoir-Rhyne 74-63 on  Saturday.

Prep wrestling

East Rowan and Carson tied for first place in the SPC wrestling regular season, and they deadlocked Saturday in the SPC tournament hosted by Carson.

Carson had five individual champs to East Rowan’s three, but both teams finished with 158 points.

Hickory Ridge (151.5), Central Cabarrus (92), Cox Mill (88), South Rowan (82.5), Northwest Cabarrus (75), West Rowan (70) and Concord (42) rounded out the standings.

Carson’s Brandon Sloop was named Most Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament.

Hickory Ridge had three individual champs, while South Rowan , West Rowan and Central Cabarrus had one each.

South Rowan’s Logan Durham was the champion at 113 pounds.

West Rowan’s Zac Ridenhour was crowned at 138.

Carson champions were Cameron Rayfield (132),  Bailey Rayfield (145),   Sloop (170), Anthony McCurry (220) and Alex Lyles (285).

East Rowan champions were Luke Miller (152), Shiheem Saunders (182) and Jake Boltz (195).

East Rowan runners-up were Jeff  Burrell (126) and Logan Haas (120).

Jaron McMasters (160) was a runner-up for Carson.

South Rowan got a second place from Patrick Viars at 152.

The Hickory Ridge champs were  Tyler Gregor (106), Matthew Sloan (120) and Ethan Jones (160).

Winning a title for Central Cabarrus was Nathan Buchanan (126).

Prep basketball

East Rowan’s boys  basketball team won 72-56 at Northwest Cabarrus on Friday.

Freshman Isaac Baker had 14 points and nine assists for the Mustangs.

Logan Shuping and Tay Davis scored 12 apiece, and Bravon Goodlett had 10.

The Mustangs broke the game open with a 28-point second quarter and took a 40-24 halftime lead.

Samuel Wyrick returned from a sprained ankle.

Dalton Hathcock scored 23 for the Trojans.

East Rowan plays West Rowan on Tuesday and will make up a game at Central Davidson on Thursday.

East Rowan 72, NW Cabarrus 56

EAST (72)

I. Baker 14, Davis 12, Shuping 12, Goodlett 10, Wyse 7, Love 5, Se. Wyrick 5, Bradshaw 4, Sa. Wyrick 3.


Hathcock 23, Monga 12, Conklin 9, Leach 4, J. Baker 4, England 2, Clark 2

East Rowan      12    28   23  9      — 72

NW Cabarrus   12    12   14  18    — 56

College baseball

Pfeiffer won 6-3 against St. Rose on Saturday in Florence, S.C. Ethan Greene was the winning pitcher. Izzy Perez homered.

Hornets win

DENVER —  Cody Zeller scored a career-best 21 points, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 17 and Charlotte routed Denver 104-86.