Area Sports Briefs: Stevens helps Queens win title
Published 12:10 am Monday, March 14, 2016
From staff reports
Sophomore McKenzie Stevens (Salisbury) helped Queens repeat as D-II national champions in women’s swimming.
At the Nationals in Indianapolis, Stevens had a fourth place in the 200 butterfly, a second in the 200 freestyle and a sixth-place effort in the 1000 free.
Stevens swam on the first-place 800 free team.
The Queens men’s team also repeated as national champs.
Tony Nunn (Salisbury) plays for the Southern University team that won the SWAC tournament to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament.
A 6-foot-9 junior, Nunn averages 3.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks.
Southern’s Jaguars take on Holy Cross on Wednesday.
Davidson County Community College lost 78-74 to Nassau in the third-place game in the nationals on Sunday in New York.
Tre Williams (Carson) had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in his final game for DCCC (30-5).
In the Southeast Regional, Lenoir-Rhyne beat Wingate, 77-70, in a semifinal on Sunday and will play in Tuesday’s championship game in Harrogate, Tenn, against top-seeded host Lincoln Memorial.
SAC Player of the Year Keenan Palmore led the Bears (21-9) by scoring 20 of his 22 points in the second half.
Keith Griffin had 19 points and nine rebounds for Wingate.
Lincoln Memorial pounded Queens 95-67 on Sunday.
Appalachian State’s Brian Bauk (Salisbury) had two hits and also pitched a 1-2-3 inning with three strikeouts on Saturday against Georgia Southern.
Catawba’s women won 19-13 at Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.
Catawba (3-3, 1-1 SAC) got a record-setting performance from Kirstyn Kruse, who had five goals and seven assists.
Catawba’s men’s team won 12-3 at Lincoln Memorial. Connor Kennedy scored four goals for Catawba (1-3, 1-1).
Cannon School won the Golden Bear Tournament held in Columbia, S.C., by three strokes.
Cannon’s Michael Childress shot 74-83-75 — 232 and finished 18th out of 130 golfers. Cannon was awarded golden jackets for winning the tournament.
North Rowan 45, China Grove 2; Mooresville 52, West Rowan 10; Knox 57, Corriher-Lipe 22, and Erwin 33, Southeast 24
Southeast 36, North Rowan 15; Mooresville 35, Corriher-Lipe 12; West Rowan 32, Knox 16; Erwin 45, China Grove 12
Girls tournament semifinals are today at China Grove. 4 p.m. — Erwin vs. West Rowan. 5:30 p.m. — Mooresville vs. Southeast
Boys semifinals are Tuesday at China Grove.
4 p.m. — North Rowan vs. Erwin. 5:30 p.m. — Mooresville vs. Knox.
Championship games are set for Wednesday at China Grove at 4 p.m. (girls) and 5:45 p.m.