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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba men picked 4th

From staff reports

Catawba’s me were picked to finish fourth in the SAC basketball race in voting results released on Tuesday.

Queens topped the poll with 98 points and eight first-place votes.

Lincoln Memorial got two votes for first place and 91 points. Carson-Newman got one first-place vote and 80 points. Catawba (67) edged Wingate for fourth.

Catawba senior swingman Jameel Taylor was named to the preseason All-SAC first team. Catawba senior shooting guard Jerrin Morrison is on the second team.

Catawba plays in a tournament at UNC Pembroke  on Friday and Saturday. Catawba takes on Francis  Marion on Friday at 1 p.m.

Catawba plays UNC Pembroke at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Rank School Points

1 Queens 98 (8)

2 LMU 91 (2)

3 C-Newman 80 (1)

4 Catawba 67

5 Wingate 62

6 Newberry 57

7 Anderson 48

8 Lenoir-Rhyne 37

9 Tusculum 34

10 Coker 17

11 Mars Hill 14

First Team

Charles Clark, Carson-Newman

Randall Shaw, Anderson

Jalin Alexander, Queens

Jameel Taylor, Catawba

Todd Withers, Queens

Dorian Pinson, Lincoln Memorial

Second Team

Mike Davis, Queens

Trevon Shaw, Lincoln Memorial

Jerrin Morrison, Catawba

Emmanuel Terry, Lincoln Memorial

Ike Agusi, Queens

Marshall Lange, Newberry

SAC women

Catawba’s women’s team was picked to finish sixth in the South Atlantic Conference basketball race.

Catawba post player Terri Rogers is on the preseason All-SAC first team.

Catawba point guard Serena Brown is on the second team.

Catawba opens Friday in a tournament in Hickory.

The Indians will take on Mount Olive at 2 p.m. Catawba plays Barton on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Team                     Points

1.  Wingate             97 (7)

2.  LMU               85 (1)

3.  Anderson            84 (3)

4.  C-Newman          74

5.  Newberry            71

6.  Catawba              65

7.  Lenoir-Rhyne      40

8.  Tusculum            36

9.  Queens                30

10. Coker                  21

11. Mars Hill              11

First team

Danasia Witherspoon, Wingate

Terri Rogers, Catawba

Mika Wester, Carson-Newman

Shea Coker, Lincoln Memorial

Marta Miscenko, Wingate

Meg Essex, Newberry

Second team

Nicola Handreck, Newberry

Alexy Mollenhauer, Anderson

Kasey Johnson, Tusculum

Madison Baggett, Anderson

Madi Suddreth, Lenoir-Rhyne

Serena Brown, Catawba


Seven players scored in double figures as Appalachian State men’s basketball posted a 126-71 victory over Warren Wilson in an exhibition contest on Tuesday evening inside the Holmes Center.


Texas Tech’s Brielle Blaire (North Rowan),  who missed most of the past two seasons with injuries, had 12 points and eight rebounds in an exhibition win on Sunday.

“It’s just a blessing to be able to play again,” Blaire said. “Just being able to actually play in preseason and to workout and to prepare, it’s just a huge blessing. So, really just going out there and playing today, I was just trying to do the things that I did in practice and I’m just blessed.”

College volleyball

Catawba rolled to a sweep of Coker on Tuesday  in its final home game.

Morgan Hester (Carson) had 24 assists and 14 digs.Rachel Stanford had 18 kills and 20 assists.

Local golf

Sixty-two GARS  members played a Captains Choice at Corbin Hills.

The first-place team with a minus-15 was Ray Pope, Larry Petrea, Gordon Correll and Scott Hay.

Placing second with a minus-12 was  the team of David Scearce, Phil Cauble, Ralph Luther and Larry Luther.

They won  a scorecard playoff over the team of Tom Talbert, Allen Hammill, Andy Griffin and Tom Dodge.

Scearce, Cauble, Luther and Luther won low handicap round.

Closest to the pin on No.2   was won by Roger Costic.

Longest putt on No. 9 was made by Red McClain.



Coast to Coast Life Skills Consultant and Sports Trainer will be giving out free turkeys on Nov. 20, at The Perfect Smoke.

The giveaway starts at noon.

Donte Minter, former West Rowan, Virginia and Appalachian State basketball standout, is the owner of  Coast to Coast Life Skills Consultant and Sports Trainer and is looking to give something back to the community.



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