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Area Sports Briefs: North, Salisbury basketball games at Catawba on Saturday

From staff reports

The North Rowan/Salisbury basketball games will be played at Catawba’s Goodman Gym.

The first meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 28, with the jayvee boys starting at 4:30 p.m., varsity girls at 6, and varsity boys at 7:30.

The second meeting , a varsity doubleheader, is set for Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.

Men’s basketball

Johnathan Gaddy (South Rowan) scored 31 points on Saturday in Barber-Scotia’s 103-100 OT win against Johnson & Wales.


Davidson County Community College rolled Sunday to a 119-83 win against Johnston County CC.

Jeremy Ritter led the Storm with 21 points. David Tripp (A.L. Brown) had 11 points and seven rebounds.


Augusta’s Keshun Sherrill (West Rowan) had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists in Saturday’s 85-80 win against Francis Marion.


Michael Connor Jr. (North Rowan) scored 10 points for Western Nebraska in Saturday’s 98-76 win against Eastern Wyoming.

Women’s basketball

Avery Locklear made two 3-pointers and scored seven points for UNC Pembroke in Saturday’s 83-77 loss to USC Aiken.

Locklear has made 23 3-pointers this season and averages 6.2 points for the Braves.


Khaila Hall (West Rowan) scored eight points for Longwood on Saturday in a 66-54 loss to Campbell.

Hall is averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds as a freshman. She leads the Lancers in blocked shots with 13.


Shay Steele (West Rowan) had 10 points and six rebounds as Morehead State romped against Eastern Kentucky, 80-54, on Saturday.


In a 93-60 loss to Union, Columbia’s Alison Sobataka (West Rowan) made three 3-pointers.


Alex Allen (Carson) scored four points and had seven rebounds and three assists in Lynchburg’s 68-55 win against Randolph-Macon on Saturday.


Averett’s Amani Ajayi (East Rowan) had seven    points and 10 rebounds on Sunday in a 79-60 loss to Ferrum. In Saturday’s 90-50 romp against Mary Baldwin, Ajayi had nine points, five rebounds and four steals.


Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) had 14 points for Mars Hill in Saturday’s 97-46 loss to Wingate.

The freshman averages 10.2 points and 8.7 rebounds.


Guilford Tech’s Special Washington (North Rowan)  had eight points, nine rebounds and four assists in Saturday’s 90-44 romp against Lenoir Community College.

In Friday’s 117-19 blowout of Johnston County CC, Washington had nine points and four assists.


Kennesaw State’s Kelly Dulkoski (Carson) has been sidelined since being injured on Dec. 14.

Sacred Heart hoops

Sacred Heart’s varsity boys won against Concordia Lutheran, 30-20.  Jalon Walker had 11 points, Nick Antosek had  seven, and Ben Childress scored six.

In a 35-26 loss to Salisbury Academy, Childress scored nine points, Walker had six, and Nick Antoek had five.


Sacred Heart’s varsity girls won against Concordia Lutheran, 31-9.  Rachel McCullough had 14 points, and  and Caroline Cardelle added six.  Theresa Holland led the  defense.

Sacred Heart won against Salisbury Academy’s girls, 21-19. McCulllough scored 13 points. Marina Mueller and Sutton Webb played great defense.


Sacred Heart’s jayvee boys lost to Concordia Lutheran, 26-17.  Deuce Walker had nine  points and six rebounds.  John David Bonilla had six points and four steals.   

Bonilla had 10 points and eight steals in a 37-20 loss to Salisbury Academy. Walker scored six points.


Sacred Heart’s jayvee girls won against Concordia Lutheran, 25-19.  Gianna Patella scored seven points.  Faye Carol Shellhorn scored six, and Angelina Pierson and Maggie Antosek had four each.

In a 16-14 loss to Salisbury Academy, Shellhorn had eight points, and Patella scored four.

North Hills hoops

Abigail Zunk had 13 points and seven steals as the  North Hills girls basketball team won against Salisbury Academy, 22-20.

Anna Teague scored five points, and Elizabeth  Jones had four.

Hurley YMCA

The J.F. Hurley YMCA is taking registrations for Little Shooters Basketball   (boys and girls, Pre-K to first grade).

Register  until Feb. 6.  at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org Contact Jesse Byrd at 704-738-5134 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.

College swimming

Catawba fell to Lenoir-Rhyne in men’s and women’s swimming action on Friday night at the Johnson Poll. The Bears men pulled out a two-point win 130-128, while the women topped the Catawba Indians 141-107. Catawba won 21 of the 28 total events.

Federico Borrego Higareda won three individual events for the men and was also part of the winning 400 medley relay.

Emily Najar, Amy Cujas and Cassie Shear all won two individual races for the Catawba women.

Local golf

The team of Andrew Morgan-Jon Dyer shot 66-61 — 127 and won the Championship Flight of the Two-Man Texas Scramble at Warrior Golf Club.

Others in the Championship Flight were Derek Lipe-Darryl Lipe (127), Keith Dorsett-Ryan Honeycutt (128), Blake Wray-Phil Miller (128), Chris owen-Ken Clarke (129), Dennis Long-Bill Brawley (130), Tommy Padgett-Greg Robinson (132)  and Joe Crossen-Tyler Crossen (132).

Justin Lefler-Jared Barnette won the First Flight with rounds of 69-64 — 133.

Second Flight winner  with 71-66 — 137 was the team of Craig Brawley-Todd Brawley.

Robbie Hill-Walker Dabbs won the Fourth Flight with 74-65 — 139.

Mike Self-Bob Correll won the Fifth Flight with round of 75-74 — 149.

Closest to the pin winners on Day 2 were Miller, Justin Lefler, Derek Lipe,  George Daniels and Dabbs.

Closest to the pin winners on Day 1 were  Robinson, Jesse Hartley, Bob Boltz, Brandon Cranfield and Dyer.


Will Collins (Salisbury, Virginia) played in 13  events on the PGA Latin America Tour in 2016. He had one top-10 finish and three top-25  finishes and won $14,392.



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