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Area Sports Briefs: Blue Bears lose in Atlanta

From staff and wire reports
Livingstone’s men’s basketball team lost to Albany State, 83-74, on Saturday afternoon in a game played in Atlanta.
The game was played as part of the CIAA-SIAC Challenge.
Roger Ray, a 5-foot-8 freshman guard, led the Blue Bears with 16 points.
David Duncan and Ramel Belfield scored 10 points each. Belfield made two of Livingstone’s three 3-pointers. Duncan also had 10 rebounds.
Livingstone had the edge on the boards and pulled down 16 offensive rebounds, but the Blue Bears shot only 37 percent.
Michael Green scored 23 points for the Golden Rams (5-5).
Livingstone (2-5) takes on Clark Atlanta today at 4 p.m.

Albany St. 83, Livingstone 74

LIVINGSTONE (2-5)
Ray 16, Duncan 10, Belfield 10, Wilson 8, Bond 8, Burhannon 7, Bailey 7, McClendon 4, Stanback 4.
ALBANY ST. (5-5)
Green 23, Hughes 18, Ward 15, Walker 9, Davis 4, McClure 3, Lenyear 3, Hudson 3, Snearl 3, High 2.

Livingstone 32 42 — 74
Albany St. 41 42 — 83

Women’s hoops
Meg Pritchard scored a career-high 35 points to lead Pfeiffer to a 74-67 win against Johnson & Wales in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The Australian shot 12-for-21 from the field and 7-for-7 at the foul line.

Prep football
WINSTON-SALEM — Thomas Lempereur booted three field goals to lift South Point to a 16-7 win over Rocky Mount in the 3A state championship game on Saturday.
The victory for the Red Raiders avenged an overtime loss to Rocky Mount in last year’s title game.
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RALEIGH — In 2AA, Shelby beat Northside Jacksonville, 28-6, to win the school’s ninth state title. The Golden Lions have won a state title four seasons in a row.
Shelby opened the scoring just 48 seconds into the contest on the first of Devin Gullatte’s two TDs.
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CHAPEL HILL — Murphy rallied twice and beat Plymouth, 15-14, for the 1A state title.
The Bulldogs rushed for 354 yards and won their eighth state championship.
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WINSTON-SALEM— – Eastern Guilford took a lead on the first play from scrimmage, but ultimately it was Weddington’s defense that won the day.
The Warriors took a 33-20 victory in the 3AA title game. It was the first state title for Weddington.
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RALEIGH — The Wake Forest Cougars dominated defensively in a 29-0 victory over Greensboro Page in the 4AA title game.
Wake Forest held explosive Page to just 142 yards of offense and had four interceptions.
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RALEIGH — Hendon Hooker rushed for three touchdowns and threw for three more, and Greensboro Dudley beat Cape Fear 54-0 on Saturday night in the Class 4A North championship game.
Hooker was 11 of 16 for 221 yards passing and finished with 89 yards rushing and scoring runs of 19, 12 and 38 yards to help Dudley (15-1) claim its second state title in four years.
Dudley eliminated Davie in the third round.
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Jaron Letterlough accounted for five touchdowns and Reidsville beat Edenton Holmes 58-12 on Saturday night in the 2A championship game.
Letterlough had 153 yards rushing with four TDs and caught three passes for 47 yards and another score to help the Rams (16-0) claim their sixth state title and their first since 2009.
Reidsville eliminated North Rowan in the third round.

College football
MyQuon Stout (Carson) had a sack for Appalachian State in Saturday’s 31-28 win against Toledo in the Camellia Bowl.
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Western Michigan’s Keion Adams (Salisbury) has committed to play in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl in Los Angeles.
The sixth annual showcase game will be held on Jan. 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. EST on FS1.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — North Alabama couldn’t prepare for the Kansas City weather conditions it faced Saturday in a 29-3 loss to Northwest Missouri in the NCAA Division II championship game.
The temperature registered at 13 degrees with a wind chill of minus-4 at kickoff. At the same time, at North Alabama’s campus in Florence, just over 600 miles away, the temperature was 70 degrees.

Men’s hoops
Malik Ford (North Rowan) had 10 points and five rebounds as Johnson C. Smith beat Lincoln, 78-71, in CIAA action on Saturday.
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CINCINNATI — Trevon Bluiett scored 20 points, including three free throws in the final 19 seconds, and the Musketeers held on for a 69-65 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday night in their annual game dedicated to former coach Skip Prosser .
John Collins had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Bryant Crawford scored 20 points for the Demon Deacons.

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