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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba teams lose at Lincoln Memorial

From staff reports

HARROGATE, Tenn.  — Catawba’s men’s basketball team jumped all over Lincoln Memorial for a 9-0 lead.

Unfortunately, there was still a long way to go. The Railsplitters   caught up by the middle of the first half and they went on to pound  the Indians, 101-80, on Saturday.

Lincoln Memorial led by 14 points at halftime and led by as many as 26 in the second half.

Ranked 25th, Lincoln Memorial (12-4, 7-3 South Atlantic Conference)   shot 50 percent and got 28 points from Chris Perry and 22 each from Trevon Shaw and Luquon Choice.

Jerrin Morrison  led Catawba (10-6, 4-6 SAC) with 23 points. Troy Warren had 13 points and seven rebounds. K.J. Arrington scored 11.

L. Memorial 101, Catawba 80


Morrison 23, Warren 13, Arrington 11, Barber 7, Taylor 6, McGregor 5, McLaughlin 4, Brown 4, Robinson 4, Pappas 3, Ingram, Davis, Sealey, Constantine.


Perry 28, Choice 22, Shaw 22, Pinson 14, Woodson 10, Taylor 2, Blanc 2, Hackett 1.

Catawba     31   49   — 80

L. Memorial  45   56   — 101

Catawba women

HARROGATE, Tenn.  — Bri Johnson’s 32 points and six 3-pointers gave Catawba’s women’s basketball team a chance, but  Lincoln Memorial pulled out a 70-66 victory on Saturday at Turner Arena.

Ninth-ranked Lincoln Memorial (15-0, 10-0 South Atlantic Conference) stayed unbeaten.  A  9-1 run early in the fourth quarter proved decisive for the Railsplitters.

Catawba (10-5, 7-3 SAC)  was within two points with about five minutes left but missed seven straight field-goal attempts.

  Terri Rogers had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Indians. Serena Brown had eight points and nine assists.

Megan Pittman led LMU, posting a double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds.  The key stat was 22 offensive boards  by Lincoln Memorial and a 52-38 rebounding edge.

  Catawba is at Newberry on Wednesday.

L. Memorial 70, Catawba 66


Johnson 32, Rogers 10, Brown 8, Newbold 6, Hallman 5, Butler 3, Webb 2, Tucker, Angelo.


Pittman 22, Coker 16, Sims 9, Mathis 6, Maxwell 4, Duggins 3, Anderson 2, Harding 2, E. Griffith 2, R. Griffith 2, Paulauskaite 2.

Catawba     23   16  15  12   — 66

L. Memorial  21   19  16  14   — 70

Pfeiffer men

Pfeiffer’s men’s basketball team lost to Limestone, 109-99, in overtime, in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday.

Shaun Stewart made seven 3-pointers and scored 40 for Limestone (14-2, 8-0).

A.J. Clark scored 27 points for the Falcons, who got 23 from Mike Smith, 21 from Andrew Guerrero, and 19 from Josh Calhoun.

Pfeiffer (12-3, 5-3) led by two late in regulation, but Limestone forced overtime with a layup with three seconds left.

Pfeiffer women

Pfeiffer’s women’s basketball team lost to Limestone, 66-65, on Saturday.

Meg Pritchard led the Falcons (4-8, 2-6) with 15 points in the Conference Carolinas game. Sydni Bickford scored 14.

South girls win

South Rowan’s girls basketball team won against Concord, 52-24, in South Piedmont Conference play on Friday.

Janiya Downs led the Raiders (9-6, 5-4 SPC) with  23 points and 10 rebounds.

Tazah Hardin had 10 points and seven steals. Riley Corriher scored seven points. Whitley Arnott blocked five shots.

South led 31-8 at halftime and cruised from there. The Raiders have won four in a row.

S. Rowan 52, Concord 24

SOUTH (52)

Downs 23, Hardin 10, Corriher 7, Arnott 4, Lowery 3, McClary 2, Cam. Carlton 2,  Wagner 2, Car. Carlton, Rollins, Shell, Spratt.


Smith 8, Clark 4, Privette 3, Miller 2, Williams 2, Gravely 2, Stevenson 2, Hood 1.

S. Rowan     10    21   16   5    — 52

Concord        2        6      6  10    — 24

North girls fall

Aundrea Godfrey scored a season-high 12 points for North Rowan’s girls basketball team in Friday’s 66-30 loss at East Davidson.

Bea Connor added six points for the Cavaliers (1-12, 0-2 CCC).


Scott leads North

Joe Scott scored a season-high 26 points as North Rowan’s boys basketball team won at East Davidson, 82-75, in Central Carolina Conference action on Friday.

Henderson Lentz scored  20 for the Cavaliers. Malon Herron-Cuthbertson added 14.

It was a season-high points total for North (7-7, 2-0 CCC).

“We changed things up a little bit,” North coach Andrew Mitchell said. “We put on more pressure and got more steals.”

North needed those steals as East Davidson rained in 13 3-pointers.

Dylan Schultheiss hit seven 3-pointers for the Golden Eagles and got all 21 of his points from behind the bonus line.

Joe Geren (13 points), Eli Jacobs (12) and McKagan Barrett (11) also scored in double figures for  East Davidson (2-12, 0-1).

“They came out really hot and shot it well,” Mitchell said. “But  we got a road win. It’s great to start 2-0 in the CCC.”

N. Rowan 82, E. Davidson 75

N. ROWAN (82)

Scott 26, Lentz 20, Herron-Cuthbertson 14, Cooke 6, Sirleaf 4, Ellis 4, Harrison 3, Cuthbertson 3, Goodlett 2.


Schultheiss 21, Geren 13, Jacobs 12, Barrett 11 .

N. Rowan          12        27     26  17    — 82

E. Davidson       19        16      11  29    — 75

Salisbury boys lose

Salisbury’s boys roared back from a 15-point halftime deficit but missed a 3-point shot at the end in a 67-64 loss at Thomasville in Central Carolina Conference action on Friday.

Tre Oats scored a career-high 25 points for the Hornets. Trell Baker scored 23.

Jahare Taylor Thomas led the Bulldogs with 19.

Thomasville 67, Salisbury 64


Oats 25, Baker 23, Williams 4, Leckonby 3, Horne 2, Gill 2, Fisher 2, Holmes 2, Harris 1.


Taylor Thomas 19, Cunningham 13, Whiteside 11, Wise 9, Byrd 6, Jenkins 4, Johnson 3, Breaux 2.

Salisbury         13    15    19   17    — 64

Thomasville    24    19   10   14    — 67

Loss for South boys

Tyrese Shaver scored a career-high 17 points, but South Rowan lost at Concord, 62-46, on Friday in South Piedmont Conference action.

Dillon Kluttz scored nine for the Raiders (0-15, 0-9 SPC), while Bailey Graham had six.

Some progress was evident for South, which lost to Concord, 80-46, early in the season.

Andrew Metcalf scored 15 for the Spiders (6-10, 4-7 SPC).

Wonders win

  Lew Harris Jr. scored 20 points to spark A.L. Brown to a 58-55 MECKA win against Hopewell on Friday.

Zac Williamson had 15 points, while Jordan Medley scored 11. It was the first MECKA win of the season for the Wonders.

A.L. Brown 58, Hopewell 55


Sherrill 22, Forney 10, Dixon 7, Cannady 6,  Berg 3, Acker 2, Williams 2.

A.L. BROWN (58)

Harris 20, Williamson 15, Medley 11, Argabright 6, Bivins 4, Massey 2.

Hopewell         13    12    9   21      — 55

A.L. Brown       18    12   8    2        — 58



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