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Area Sports Briefs: Livingstone women fall at Chowan

From staff and wire reports

Livingstone’s women’s basketball team got a great performance from Taylor Perkins, but lost to Chowan, 85-71, on Monday night in Murfreesboro.

Perkins shot 11-for-18 at the Helms Center and scored 25 points.

Kyala Searcy scored 17 for the Blue Bears, although she shot 6-for-25. Asia Green scored 16.

Chowan got 22 points each from Chantel Roberts and Mariah Coker.

The Hawks (12-3, 4-1 CIAA) shot 47.8 percent to Livingstone’s 37.7, and Chowan also had a 50-37 edge on the glass.

Livingstone (5-9, 0-4) was down a single point  (63-62) with 6:10 remaining, but that’s when a 14-2 run by Chowan secured victory for the home team.

Chowan 85, Livingstone 71

LIVINGSTONE (71)

Perkins 25, Searcy 17, Green 16, Robinson 7, Deberry 4, Foote 2, Payne, Galay, Bradley, Bland, Porter.

CHOWAN (85)

Roberts 22, Coker 22, Crenshaw 15, Williams 10, Pettaway 7, Weldon 6, Lee 3, Neal.

Livingstone 21  13  21  16 — 71

Chowan       23   15  18  29 — 85

Miami 45-32. 3-Point Goals— Florida St. 5-24 (Savoy 1-2, Mann 1-2, M.Walker 1-3, Cofer 1-5, Angola 1-6, Forrest 0-3, C.Walker 0-3), Miami 5-16 (Lykes 2-4, Brown 1-2, L.Walker 1-3, Vasiljevic 1-6, Huell 0-1). Fouled Out — M.Walker. Rebounds — Florida St. 44 (Kabengele 12), Miami 29 (Lawrence 12). Assists — Florida St. 10 (Angola 4), Miami 15 (Newton, Vasiljevic 4). Total Fouls — Florida St. 22, Miami 20. A— 5,347 (8,000).

Prep basketball

East Rowan’s Hollie Harrison has committed to Guilford’s basketball program.

The senior guard averages 8.5 points per game for the Mustangs.

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Weather concerns forced the postponement of area games on Monday.

South Rowan-North Davidson varsity basketball games will be made up at South on Jan. 24.

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North Rowan-North Stanly games will be made up Wednesday and now will be played at North Rowan.

The second matchup of the Cavaliers and Comets on Jan. 23 will now be played in New London.

Key matchups scheduled for tonight include West Rowan at East Rowan in North Piedmont Conference play.

West Rowan’s boys (7-7, 1-0) are tied for first place in the NPC with Carson and South Iredell. West’s boys have won seven of their last eight matchups with the Mustangs. West’s girls  have won five of their last six meetings with East.

Carson’s boys will be looking to bounce back at  NPC foe North Iredell after suffering their first loss of the season Saturday at A.L. Brown.

The Carson-North Iredell girls matchup is a meeting of teams that are 1-0 in the North Piedmont Conference. Both are ranked in the top 10 in 3A in the state. Carson’s girls are 14-1, while North Iredell is 13-2.

East Davidson is at South Rowan for Central Carolina Conference games. South Rowan’s surging girls (9-5, 6-2 CCC) have become contenders in the league despite major injury issues. East Davidson (13-2, 7-2 CCC) beat the Raiders early in the season.

Salisbury’s boys hold a two-game lead in the CCC race, but they’ll face one of their toughest challenges of the season tonight at Thomasville. The Hornets won in two overtimes against second-place Thomasville at home early in the season.

Thomasville’s Cameron Whiteside is one of the league’s best players.

Salisbury’s girls (11-2, 8-1 CCC) need a win at Thomasville to stay tied with Ledford at the top of the league standings. Thomasville’s Dee Long is one of the CCC’s most explosive scorers.

Davie’s boys (10-3) won their Central Piedmont Conference opener on Friday and host West Forsyth tonight.

Prep soccer

West Rowan’s Lejla Mehmedovic has been invited to train with the Bosnian 19U women’s national team in February.

Prep golf

Cannon School’s Michael Childress, who lives in Salisbury, was named to the Tarheel Youth Golf Association All-State second team.

College volleyball

William Peace University  announced that Nicole Barringer (South Rowan) has been hired as senior women’s administrator and head volleyball coach.

WPU Director of Athletics Kevin Daniels said, “We are fortunate to have someone like Nicole to take over the volleyball program here at Peace. Her track record as a player and coach will be a great fit for what we have been building and I’m confident that she will help the program get to the next level. I’m looking forward to seeing the growth we have coming.”

Barringer was a three-sport standout at South Rowan in volleyball, basketball and softball.

A setter, she was an outstanding volleyball player at Averett University. She was all-region and Honorable Mention All-America. She was USA South Woman of the Year in 2015 and the Don Scalf Award winner as USA South’s female student-athlete of the year.

Barringer was a graduate assistant coach at Averett before beoming Catawba’s assistant coach last season. She has earned a masters degree in business administration.

College football

North Carolina A&T coach Rod Broadway is retiring after an unbeaten season. The school announced Broadway’s retirement Monday and promoted assistant Sam Washington to head coach. Washington had served as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and secondary coach.

The Aggies (12-0) won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title, the Celebration Bowl and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) national championship in 2017.

Broadway spent seven seasons as the Aggies head coach and won the HBCU national title there in 2015. He finished with a 127-45 career record in 15 seasons, with stops at North Carolina Central and Grambling State.

Broadway will serve as a special assistant to the AD for six months.

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Ventura College receiver Naquis Caldwell (East Rowan) announced he’s gotten a scholarship offer from Livingstone.

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Coach Mack Brown headlines a 13-man class that has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced the class Monday morning in Atlanta in conjunction with the CFP National Championship.

The other members of the 2018 class are Frank Beamer, Ed Reed, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson, Kerry Collins, Matt Stinchcomb, Aaron Taylor, Trevor Cobb, Dave Dickenson, Dana Howard, Paul Palmer and Matt Tjeerdsma.

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