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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba, LC in action on Sunday

From staff reports

Catawba and Livingstone will play at home today in basketball games postponed from Saturday.

Catawba hosts Brevard in a doubleheader, with the women’s game starting at 2 p.m.

Livingstone hosts Virginia State, with the women’s game starting at 2.

Prep football

  Lincolnton receiver Sage Surratt and Wake Forest linebacker Darius Hodge are the 2016 Associated Press prep football players of the year for North Carolina.

Surratt, a senior, earned nine votes as offensive player of the year from 23 sports writers at newspapers across the state in results released Saturday after setting single-season state records for catches and receiving yardage.

Hodge, also a senior, earned 19 votes as defensive player of the year after helping Wake Forest go unbeaten and win the Class 4-AA state championship.

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  QB Hunter Johnson, a Clemson commit, was MVP of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

The East team beat the West team 27-17 in San Antonio on Saturday.

Concord’s Hamsah Nasirildeen played well for an East squad that dominated on defense.

An attendance record was set for the game with 40,568 fans in attendance at the Alamodome.

Game ball delivery was by World War II vet Richard Overton, who is 110 years old.

Under Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy performed the honorary coin toss.

Prep volleyball

  Cox Mill’s 6-foot-3 outside hitter Taylor Rowland was named to the MaxPreps All-America team.

Rowland, a junior, is committed to Auburn.

Men’s basketball

Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball cooled off  from 3-point  range in a 111-90 loss to King in Bristol, Tenn., on Saturday.

The nation’s highest-scoring team, Pfeiffer   (10-2, 4-2 CC) was held to 30.8 percent-shooting  from long range by King.

  Senior guard A.J. Clark scored 22 points to lead the  Falcons. Andrew Guerrero (19), Mike Smith (18) and Josh Calhoun (16) also scored in double digits.

Clarke and Smith are closing in on 1,500 career points.

Six players scored in double figures for King.

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On Friday, Clark scored 39 points in a 124-108 win at Lees-McRae. Pfeiffer set a program record in the game by making 20 3-pointers and was 12-for-14  from the bonus line early.

College football

Wingate long snapper T.J. Bell (Carson) has been selected to play in the Dream Bowl, an all-star game that will be played in Virginia Beach on Jan. 16.

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Bob Trott (A.L. Brown, UNC) is the defensive coordinator for the James Madison team that won the FCS championship on Saturday.

Women’s basketball

Khaila Hall (West Rowan) scored 10 points for Longwood in Saturday’s 80-53 loss to UNC Asheville.

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Shay Steele (West Rowan) had seven points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for Morehead State in a 69-66 win against SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday.

  

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