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Area Sports Briefs: Livingstone home Saturday afternoon

From staff reports

Livingstone’s basketball teams close the regular season Saturday afternoon at home against Winston-Salem State.

The women’s game will begin the doubleheader at 2 p.m., with the men’s game to follow. Livingstone will honor seniors on both teams.

Livingstone’s men  lost to Winston-Salem State 89-80 at Joel Coliseum on Jan. 31.

Winston-Salem State leads the Southern Division standings with a 7-2 record, while Livingstone is second at 6-3. Both teams are 9-6 in the CIAA.

The Blue Bears are 15-9 overall, while Winston-Salem State is 16-8.

Livingstone’s Eric Mayo, Hakeem Jackson and Eric Dubose were named to the All-CIAA team on Friday.

• Bowie State’s Cameron Knox was named CIAA Player of the Year.

• Catawba transfer Tyrece Little of Virginia State is the CIAA Defensive Player of the Year.

•All-CIAA men:  Hakeem Jackson (Livingstone); Eric Dubose (Livingstone); Eric Mayo (Livingstone); WyKevin Bazemore (WSSU),  Darrell Ward (ECSU); Stedmon Lemon (J.C. Smith);  Tyrece Little (Va. State); Donta Harper (WSSU); Cameron Knox (Bowie State); Raheem Jolliffe (St. Aug’s); Lamar Kearse (Va. State)

• Livingstone’s women won 64-56 in their first matchup with Winston-Salem State.

• LC’s Cierra York was named to the All-CIAA team on Friday. Alexis Fowler was named to the All-Rookie team.

• Shaw’s Verdine Warner was named CIAA Player of the Year.

• All-CIAA women:  Cierra York (Livingstone);  Verdine Warner (Shaw); Tiffanie Adair (Va. State); Zephrah Pam (Lincoln); Deja Middleton (Fay. State); Alisha Mobley (Chowan); Dionna Scott (WSSU); Donia Naylor (Bowie State); Jadda Jefferies (ECSU); Ashle Freeman (Va. Union); Dashae Jones (Va. State); Ty-Nita Baker (Bowie State)

• CIAA coaches of the year will be announced Monday. The CIAA tournament gets under way in Charlotte with women’s games on Tuesday.

Catawba hoops

Catawba’s basketball teams are on the road Saturday afternoon at Brevard.

Catawba’s men (13-12, 11-8) are in sixth place and  are close to wrapping up a berth in the SAC tournament.

The top eight in the 12-team league qualify for the tournament. Catawba trails Queens, Carson-Newman and Newberry by one game in the standings. A top-four finish would give Catawba a first-round home game in the tourney.

Brevard (10-14, 8-10) is contending for a tournament berth and won 87-75 at Catawba when the teams met in Salisbury on Jan. 10.

Brevard hosts Lincoln Memorial, the top team in the SAC and the No. 2 team in the region, on Monday.

• Catawba’s women (15-9, 12-7)  are alone in fourth place with a two-game cushion over fifth-place Carson-Newman and are in great shape to secure a home game in the first round of the SAC tournament. Catawba won 80-61 in its first meeting with Brevard (7-15, 5-13).

Wrestling updates

Carson’s Brandon Sloop (170) and South Rowan’s Logan Durham (113) won 3A quarterfinal matches.

Carson’s Alex Lyles (285) and Jaron McMasters (160) lost second-round matchups. East Rowan’s Landon Carrico (113) and West Rowans’s Zac Ridenhour (138) lost in the second round.

In the first round of 3A consolation matches, Carson’s Anthony McCurry  (220) won, but East Rowan’s Logan Haas (120) and Shiheem Saunders (182) lost.

• In 4A, A.L. Brown’s Isaiah Johnson (145), A.L. Brown’s Avery Clinding (120)  and Davie’s Parker Correll (220) won quarterfinal matches.

A.L. Brown’s Keechan Ware (220) and  Nick Sexton (132) lost in the quarterfinals, as did Davie’s Daniel Wilson (138).

A.L. Brown’s Marcus Bolick (152) and Davie’s Bailey Ingram (145) won their first consolation matches, but A.L. Brown’s Jerry Donatien (170) and Davie’s Lake Billings (120) lost consolation bouts.

In 2A, Salisbury’s J.C. Burton lost a 4-3 decision in the quarterfinals.

Salisbury’s Marquise Peele (285) and Willie Clark (160) also lost in the quarterfinals.

Salisbury’s Tyrell Blakeney (106) won his first consolation-round match, but Jibri Cowan (132) lost.

Catawba baseball

Catawba’s baseball games scheduled for Saturday vs. Brevard were pushed back to Monday.

Prep hoops

Seeds and pairings for the NCHSAA playoffs will be announced Saturday.

Parks and Rec

Salisbury Parks and Recreation is accepting teams wanting to play in a men’s preseason softball tournament and a men’s spring softball league.

The tournament starts  on March 16 and the league will start on April 13.  The coaches meeting is March 12 at 6 p.m. at Hall Gym.  Register online at www.salisburync.gov/play.  Call 704-216-2709.

East Rowan YMCA

The  East Rowan YMCA  is taking registrations through March 7 for girls  volleyball (grades 4-8).

Registration is through  March 21 for Mighty Kickers soccer (ages 3-4), spring soccer (boys and girls, grades K-8)  and flag football (boys and girls, grades PreK-8). Contact Joe Finney at 704-279-1742 or jfinney@rowanymca.

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