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Area Sports Briefs: Barber TD sparks West Virginia

From staff reports

College football
Jared Barber (Davie) had a game-turning 42-yard fumble return for a touchdown in West Virginia’s 38-20 win against Texas on Saturday. Barber also had six tackles.
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S.C. State’s Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) had 3 sacks, plus another tackle for loss, in Saturday’s 10-7 win against Norfolk State.
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Domonique Noble (West Rowan) made five tackles for Georgia Tech in Thursday’s 23-21 loss to Virginia Tech.
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In North Carolina’s 59-21 romp against Miami, Damien Washington (A.L. Brown) had two catches for 22 yards and Romar Morris (Salisbury) had three carries for 13 yards.
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Charleston’s John Knox (Salisbury) made two interceptions in a 59-7 win against Virginia-Wise. Wise returned those picks for 44 yards. He halso had three breakups and three tackles.
Charleston (10-1) earned a bid to the D-II playoffs.
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Emmanuel Gbunblee (West Rowan) made six tackles, including one for loss, in Saturday’s 65-32 loss to Carson-Newman.
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Calvin Edwards (East Rowan) carried nine times for 69 yards in Saturday’s loss to Catawba.
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Kyrell Williamson (A.L. Brown) made eight tackles to help Winston-Salem State beat Bowie State 17-14 in the CIAA championship game.
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Dontae Gilbert (Carson) made five tackles for Averett in a 44-13 loss to Huntingdon.
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Guilford’s Adam Smith (Davie) had 15 catches for 132 yards and two TDs in a 41-30 win against Emory & Henry.
Devin Mason (South Rowan) had a sack for a 6-yard loss for the Quakers (9-1).

Women’s basketball
The college career of UNC Pembroke freshman Avery Locklear (South Rowan) got off to a fast start.
Locklear scored 16 points in a 67-62 win against Division I Campbell and had 12 in a loss to D-I UNC Wilmington. She came off the bench in both exhibition games. She hit four 3s against UNC Wilmington.
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Morehead State’s Shay Steele (West Rowan) had six points, seven rebounds and six blocks in Friday’s 104-101 loss to Marshall.
Steele had a career-high 34 points and 13 rebounds in just 24 minutes in Saturday’s 121-91 win against Kentucky Christian and helped Morehead State break the school scoring record.
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Fayetteville State’s Doreen Richardson (Salisbury) scored a team-high 19 points in Friday’s 70-47 win against Concord. Richardson had 19 points and six rebounds in Saturday’s 78-63 loss to Fairmont State.
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Cassidy Chipman (South Rowan) had seven points and seven rebounds for St. Andrews in a 61-48 loss to Methodist.
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Lynchburg’s Alex Allen (Carson) and UNC Asheville’s Kelli Fisher (East Rowan) scored their first college points on Friday.
Amani Ajayi (East Rowan) had a successful debut for Averett on Saturday.
Karleigh Wike (East Rowan) started Friday’s opener for Richmond. Wike had four assists and three rebounds in Sunday’s 81-62 win against Eastern Kentucky.

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