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Area Sports Briefs: Wrestling resumes; Catawba splits

From staff reports

East Rowan wrestles at Newton Fred T. Foard as the NCHSAA dual team playoffs resume on Thursday with third-round action. The Mustangs (19-3) will wrestle against Piedmont (26-4), while Fred T. Foard (37-1) wrestles against Enka (23-7).

The winners will then wrestle for the 3A Western Regional championship.

• In 4A, A.L. Brown will be competing at Davie County. The Wonders (16-1) wrestle against Alexander Central (27-5), while Davie (29-3) wrestles against Southeast Guilford (23-0).

The winners will then wrestle for the 4A Western Regional championship.

• Correction:  Tyrell Blakeney, not Blaine Richardson, won the 106-pound match Tuesday in Salisbury’s 2A dual-team playoff loss to North Surry.

Catawba women

Catawba’s women routed Queen 59-32 on Wednesday in SAC action at Curry Arena. The 32 points were the fewest allowed by Catawba since 1998.

Chloe  Bully and Jada Huntley scored 11 each for the Indians (12-8, 9-6). Terri Rogers grabbed 13 rebounds.

Lacey Singletary who recorded a triple-double in the loss with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 blocked shots.

Catawba men

Despite 25 points and 18 rebounds by Troy Warren, Catawba lost 77-75 at Queens on Wednesday.

Vismantas Marijosius missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

Catawba (9-12, 6-9 SAC) trailed by 11 at halftime but made a charge behind Warren and K.J. Arrington (11 points, seven rebounds).

Rob Lewis scored 18 for  Queens (13-8, 10-5).

CATAWBA (75)

Warren 25, Arrington 11, Morrison 8, Marijosius 7,  Taylor 7, Ingram 7,  Sampah 6, Perkins 4.

QUEENS (77)

Lewis 18, Rankin 14, Jackson 11,  Morgan 8,  Hendrys 7, Richter 7, Ervin 5, Owens 5, Evans 2.

Catawba  33   42  — 75

Queens    44   33   — 77

North Hills hoops

The North Hills middle school girls won 25-5 against Park Ridge.

Audrey McGrail scored eight for the Eagles.  Destini Phifer scored six, and Colby Edmonds had five.

Jayvee boys

East Rowan won 54-24 against West Rowan on Tuesday. The Mustangs (10-6) were led by Franklin Downing with 17 points and Paiton File with 10.

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7th-grade hoops

Jay Joseph hit the game-winning free throw with four seconds left to give the West Rowan Middle boys a 22-21 win over Corriher-Lipe.

Joseph finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and four steals. Jalen Houston, Zeb Burns, and KJ Hernandez had strong defensive games for the Bulldogs (2-2). Logan Carter led Corriher-Lipe (2-2) with nine points.

• Taylor Poole scored 18 points and Abigail Wilson had 12 as West Rowan Middle’s girls won 41-8 against Corriher-Lipe.

College hoops

Seth Martin (West Rowan) scored 15 points for Catawba Valley Community College in a 64-62 win against Guilford Tech.

• Nate Jones (Davie) scored 22 as Davidson County Community College won 100-89 against Sandhills CC.

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