Area Sports Briefs: LC games postponed
From staff reports
Livingstone’s basketball games against Chowan were postponed on Monday when icy roads prevented the Hawks from making the trip to New Trent Gym.
LC will travel to Richmond to take on the Panthers of Virginia Union on Wednesday.
Queens (14-0, 8-0 SAC) stayed unbeaten with a 103-101 overtime win against rival Lincoln Memorial on Monday in Charlotte.
Jalin Alexander led the Royals with a career-high 28 points on 11-of-12 shooting. Mike Davis added 17 points, and Ike Agusi totaled 15 points. Daniel Camps scored 14 points, while Daniel Carr added 12 points. Jared Hendryx had nine points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks.
Queens leads the SAC by three games. Five teams are tied for second at 5-3.
Catawba and Wingate are tied with 4-4 SAC records. Catawba plays at Wingate on Wednesday.
Tre Williams (Carson) scored 13 points to help Claflin beat Lemoyne-Owen, 73-63, on Monday in Orangeburg, S.C.
Williams shot 2-for-2 on 3-pointers and 5-for-6 on free throws. He had three assists and four rebounds.
Augusta senior Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) is the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career.
Keshun Sherrill became the second all-time leading scorer in Peach Belt Conference and Augusta University history last week, averaging 21 points per game in three wins.
Sherrill shot 92.3 (24-of-26) from the free-throw line last week. He’s fourth in the nation with 24.9 ppg.
Amani Ajayi (East Rowan) made her first career college start and led Averett to a 66-64 win against Greensboro.
Ajayi had 10 points, five steals and four rebounds and made a go-ahead jumper with 1:25 left.
Avery Locklear (South Rowan) had a big game Monday for UNC Pembroke, making four 3-pointers and scoring 14 points in a 76-56 win at Montevallo.
Locklear tied her career high for 3-pointers.
No games will be played tonight locally.
Teams expect to return to action on Wednesday.
The middle school tournament is scheduled to start now on Wednesday, with girls games at Knox and North Rowan.
Boys first-round games are set for Thursday at Knox and North.
Erwin’s girls and North’s boys are top-seeded.
See Scoreboard for pairings.
Pitcher Bobby Parnell (East Rowan), was signed to a minor league contract by the Kansas City Royals over the Christmas holidays and has been invited to Spring Training.
Parnell, former closer for the New York Mets, has battled to regain his elite velocity since Tommy John surgery in 2014.
Parnell, 32, was throwing in the high 90s in his heyday with the Mets. He was usually around 93-94 mph last season in six games with the Detroit Tigers. He spent most of the season with Detroit’s Triple-A team in Toledo.
Parnell saved 22 games for the Mets in 2013 and had an ERA of 2.16 that season.