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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba, LC home today; Carson sweeps

From staff reports

Catawba’s basketball team has been on the road a lot lately, but the Indians are back at Goodman Gym on Saturday for a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader against Carson-Newman.

The women’s game opens  the day with a 2 p.m. tip-off.

Catawba’s men have been on a roll and have won five straight league games.

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Livingstone also is at home today, with a doubleheader at New Trent Gym against CIAA Southern Division rival Shaw.

Livingstone’s women are playing very well and have won nine of their last 11 contests.

Carson girls

Carson logged an easy win on Friday, overwhelming visiting Northwest Cabarrus, 69-15.

Olivia Gabriel  led the Cougars with 12 points. McKenzie Gadson and Maren Shumaker scored 11 each.

Sydney Taylor had eight points, and Micah Furr added seven.

Carson (18-4, 13-3 SPC) stayed in third place in the league, with two games left.

Carson 69, NW Cabarrus 15

NWC (15)

Allen 4, Florian 3, Sterling 2, Robinson 2, Am. Caldwell 2, Caldwell 1, Maddox 1.

CARSON (69)

Gabriel 12, Gadson 11, Shumaker 11, Taylor 8, Furr 7, Cooper 5, Turney 4, Street 4, Jackson 3, Jolly 2, Ketchie 2, Fesperman, Wiggins.

NWC      3   6     2   4     — 15

Carson 15  21  20  13  — 69

Carson boys

Carson put five players in double figures and outscored visiting Northwest Cabarrus, 86-72, on Friday.

“We needed it,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “It was a tough week with two tough road losses.”

Jailen Williams had a huge night for the Cougars with a career-high 26 points. He made 11 free throws.

“He attacked in transition and got layups and free throws,” Perry said.

Brenden Westbrook, a Catawba football signee, scored 16 for the Cougars. Jamarius Hairston had 14 points, while Cameron Prugh and Owen White scored 11 each.

Eljah Isom led the Trojans with 18 points. Ahmod Hester scored 15, 11 in the fourth quarter.

Carson led 35-30 at halftime but took charge with an explosive third quarter.

Carson 86 NW Cabarrus 72

NWC (72)

Isom 18, Hester 15, Stafford-Gill 14, Foreman 11, Gustave 6, Murdock 5, Hobson 3.

CARSON (86)

Williams 26, Westbrok 16, Hairston 14, White 11, Prugh 11, Perry 8, Sifford, Daniels.

NWC       13  17     16   26     — 72

Carson   16  19     26  25       86

East girls

Anna Shafer scored 12 points for East Rowan in a 51-36 SPC loss at Robinson on Friday.

“We just weren’t ready to play at the start for some reason,” said East coach Kevin Holland. “We settled down in the second quarter and stayed within 12-14 points for a while, but that’s as close as we got.”

East scored only three points in the first quarter and dug a deep hole.

Jayda Glass hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 points for Robinson. Jada McMillan had 16 points.

Robinson 51, East Rowan 36

E. ROWAN (36)

Shafer 12, Winford 6, Wagner 6, H. Harrison 4, A. Harrison 3, Honeycutt 2, Coughenour 2, Houpe 1, Trexler, McCall, Graham.

ROBINSON (51)

Glass 20, McMillan 16, Misenheimer 6, Koerner 4, Jordan 3, Boulware 2.

East              3    15     9   9     — 36

Robinson   25   6     11 9       51

East boys

East Rowan’s boys got big games from Ellis Taylor and Paiton File but lost at Robinson, 74-53, on Friday.

Taylor hit four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 18 points. File had 13 points and 11 rebounds. He made three 3-pointers.

Jason White led the Bulldogs with 18 points.

Robinson 74, East Rowan 53

E. ROWAN (53)

Taylor 18, File 13, Sprinkle 8, Hinceman 6, Jefferson 4, Morton 4, Bennett, Scruggs.

ROBINSON (74)

J. White 18, Batts 10, Means 8, Barnes 7, Gallagher 5, Misenheimer 4, Boothe 4, Caldwell 4, Tolone 3, Horlback 3, Simpson 2, Kacan 3, Porter 2.

East              11   10    13  19     — 53

Robinson  25   17     24   8       74

South boys

South Rowan’s boys lost at Hickory Ridge, 65-38, on Friday in SPC action.

Tyrese Shaver continued his recent surge with 19 points for the Raiders.

Darian Bell scored 12 for the Bulls.

Hickory Ridge 65, S. Rowan 38

S. ROWAN (38)

Shaver 19, Peacock 6, Powers 6, Graham 5, Sellers 2, Childers, Corriher, Kluttz, Hubbard, Harrington, Jones.

HICKORY RIDGE (65)

Bell 12, Garner 9, Ruggerio 9, Cupples 8, Carlton 8, Cottingham 6, Thomas 4, Kirby 4, Meertins 3, Wimbish  2.

South              10   11    13  4     — 38

Hick. Ridge  16   18   18  13       65

South girls

Jiera Shears scored 21 points, Nia Daniel had 17, and Gabby Smith added 14 as Hickory Ridge’s girls stayed unbeaten with a 67-37 win against South Rowan on Friday in Harrisburg.

The Bulls are 21-0 and 16-0 in the South Piedmont Conference.

Janiya Downs led South (12-10, 8-8 SPC) with 15 points. Tazah Hardin scored eight, and Brooke Lowery had seven.

South head coach John Davis had surgery on Friday to repair a ruptured triceps tendon.

Hickory Ridge 67, S. Rowan 37

S. ROWAN (37)

Downs 15, Hardin 8, Lowery 7,  Corriher 5, Arnott 2, Rollins, McClary, Spratt, Wagner, Shell, Cam. Carlton, Car. Carlton.

HICKORY RIDGE (67)

Shears 21, Daniel 17, Smith 14, Sprinkle 6, R. Neal 4, Jones 3, D. Neal 1, Ja. Shears 1.

South              5   16      9  7     —     37

Hick. Ridge  12   20  16  19       65

 

A.L. Brown boys

A.L. Brown’s boys lost to Mallard Creek, 76-43, on Friday.

Lew Harris Jr. scored 14 for the Wonders. Jordan Medley had 12.

 

 

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