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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba women win; Mustangs lose 2 to Cox Mill

From staff reports
Catawba’s women’s basketball team rolled at Coker, 84-63, on Tuesday in their South Atlantic Conference opener.
Terri Rogers shot 8-for-12, scored 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Indians (4-1, 1-0 SAC).
Bri Johnson also scored 20 for the Indians, doing her damage at the foul line where she shot 13-for-15.
Serena Brown added 12 points.
Catawba shot 51 percent from the field and won easily despite 27 turnovers.
The Indians are getting healthier. They had 11 players in action.

Catawba 84, Coker 63

CATAWBA (4-1, 1-0 SAC)
Rogers 20, Johnson 20, Brown 12, Webb 9, Butler 8, Newbold 7, Franklin 3, Hodges 2, Angelo 2, Tucker 1, Stevenson.
COKER (0-4, 0-1)
Shull 16, Adams 14, Cooper 9, Foster 4, Levester 4, Rothrock 3, Kincaid 3, Considine 2, Bachman 2, McArthur 2, Lambert 2, Jackson 1, Cerezuela 1.

Catawba 25 21 22 16 — 84
Coker 17 16 14 16 — 63

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Avery Locklear (South Rowan) scored 10 points for UNC Pembroke in Tuesday’s 72-69 exhibition loss to UNC Greensboro.

Prep boys hoops
East Rowan lost to Cox Mill, 77-51, in a South Piedmont Conference game played in Granite Quarry on Tuesday.
Wendell Moore, a 6-foot-5 sophomore with scholarship offers from North Carolina and N.C. State, among others, led the Chargers with 17 points.
“We face-guarded him, but he had a very efficient 17,” East coach Kurt Misenheimer said.
The Mustangs, who got 11 points from Paiton File, nine points from Trevor Scruggs and 10 rebounds from 6-4 freshman Brandon Jefferson, were down 35-20 at halftime.
Then Cox Mill exploded for a 31-point third quarter.
“We didn’t play a bad first half, but we missed eight free throws, with a couple of them the front of 1-and-1s,” Misenheimer said.
Cox Mill has great length on its 1-2-2 press and that caused problems for the shorter Mustangs.
“They’re pressing with 6-7, 6-5 and 6-4 across the front,” Misenheimer said. “That’s just a really good team, with scoring options, 1-through-12. They’re big and they can stroke it, and they’re probably the favorite in our league.”
Christian Bennett came off the football field and scored five for East.
Moore scored 25 in the Chargers’ opening win against Weddington.

Cox Mill 77, East Rowan 51

COX MILL (2-0, 1-0 SPC)
Moore 17, Noone 12, Sio 10, Stone-Carrawell 9, Cline 8, Bynum 7, Claude 6, Malit 4, Johnson 2, Hall 2.
EAST ROWAN (0-2, 0-1 SPC)
File 11, Scruggs 9, Morton 8, Sprinkle 7, Hooper 6, Jefferson 5, Bennett 5.

Cox Mill 16 19 31 11 — 77
East Rowan 8 12 11 20 — 51
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Davie County’s boys put five players in double figures and won, 66-56, at Central Davidson on Tuesday.
Davie (1-0) is playing without several football players, but got 15 points from Cory Heiner, 14 from Heath Slabach and 13 from 6-foot-7 Owen McCormack.
Jacob Hendrix and Michael Walton added 10 points each.
Shea Little scored 20 for Central Davidson. Jawann Wasington had 10.
Central Davidson won the girls game, 41-37.

Prep girls hoops

East Rowan’s girls lost to Cox Mill, 52-26, on Tuesday in the South Piedmont Conference opener for both teams.
“We got off to a decent start and we played well enough that we could’ve had a lead,” East coach Kevin Holland said.
It was 10-all after a quarter, but East trailed at the break, 28-17, and the Chargers widened the lead in the third quarter.
“I thought we played hard in the first half,” East coach Kevin Holland said. “In the second half, we didn’t play as hard as they did, and we just couldn’t stop them. They had a run in the third quarter that took out all the wind that was left in our sials.
Anna Shafer scored nine points for the Mustangs (1-1, 0-1), who have only two returning players and no returning starters from last season’s team.
Freshman Adalie Harrison scored six points.
Senior Rachel Barker led the Chargers (1-2, 1-0) with 16 points and got help from freshman Anna Coley (13 points) and senior Maddie Rinkus (10 points).
Cox Mill lost its first two non-conference games but put up good fights against perennial powers Weddington and Ardrey Kell.

Cox Mill 52, East Rowan 26

COX MILL (1-2, 1-0 SPC)
Barker 16, Coley 13, Rinkus 10, Tillery 8, Riddle 3, Gonzalez 2.
EAST ROWAN (1-1, 0-1 SPC)
Shafer 9, A. Harrison 6, Wagner 5, Houpe 4, H. Harrison 2, Trexler, Winford, Honeycutt, Coughenour, Graham, McCall.

Cox Mill 10 18 14 10 — 52
East Rowan 10 7 7 2 — 26

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Hickory Ridge’s girls are the favorite in the South Piedmont Conference and have looked strong early.
The Bulls (3-0) won at A.L. Brown, 80-53, on Tuesday.
Nia Daniels scored 26 points for the Bulls. Gabby Smith had 15 points, and Jiera Shears had 12.
Sherise Jones had 18 rebounds, while Smith eight.
Shemya Stanback scored a career-best 26 for the Wonders. Nikki Lyerly had 11, and Akeena Maxwell had eight.

Hickory Ridge 80, A.L. Brown 53

HICKORY RIDGE (3-0)
Daniels 26, Smith 15, Ji. Shears 12, Dorsey 6, Wagner 6, Jones 4, Neal 4, Ruggerio 3, Ja. Shears 2.
A.L. BROWN (1-2)
Stanback 26, Lyerly 11, Maxwell 8, Foster 2, Cowan 2, D. Campbell 2, J. Campbell 1, Simmons 1.

Hick. Ridge 23 22 15 20 — 80
A.L. Brown 5 14 17 17 — 53

Men’s hoops
Claflin’s Tre Williams (Carson) scored 15 points in a win against St. Augustine’s and had 10 in a victory against Fayetteville State.
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Davidson County Community College edged Caldwell CC, 94-91, on Tuesday.
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Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball routed Southern Wesleyan, 123-85, at Merner Gym on Tuesday.
Mike Smith scored 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting. A.J. Clark added 18 points and missed only two shots.
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Shaun Jones and Charles Clark scored 26 points each as Carson-Newman beat Lincoln Memorial, 111-109, in overtime in a SAC game on Tuesday.
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Kentrell Barkley scored 11 of his 21 points in the first half to help East Carolina (4-1) pull away early and beat Florida A&M, 82-62, in Monday night’s second-round game of the Savannah Invitational.
With the win, coach Jeff Lebo surpassed Tom Quinn’s 102 victories, making him East Carolina’s winningest coach since the program’s start in the Division I era in 1965.
Caleb White scored 20 (14 in the first half) and made 6 of 10 3-pointers and distributed six assists.

Sacred Heart hoops
Sacred Heart’s varsity girls won against GCAA, 42-20. Rachel McCullough led with 25 points and Sutton Webb scored 11. Theresa Holland led the defense with seven steals.
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Sacred Heart’s varsity boys won against GCAA, 38-27. Jalon Walker scored 14 points,. Nick Antosek and Luke Graeber scored 11 points each.
Will Webb played great defense.

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