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More Area Briefs: Bulls romp; Whiteside leads Bulldogs

From staff reports

Girls basketball

Hickory Ridge scored 27 points in the first quarter and demolished Rocky River, 84-28, in a tournament semifinal on Thursday.

The Bulls (24-1) got 20 points and six rebounds from Gabby Smith.

Boys basketball

In a Central Carolina Conference semifinal on Thursday, Cameron Whiteside scored 34 points to lead Thomasville (18-6) to an 81-75 win against North Davidson.

Themus Fulks scored 40 for the Black Knights (16-10).

Middle schools

Erwin’s girls defeated Corriher-Lipe, 31-20.

Erwin was led by Hannah Waddell with 10 points and Icesis Nwafor with nine.


Knox’s boys won against North Rowan, 57-56.

Jayden “Juke” Harris led the Trojans with 20 points. Christopher Toomer Jr. and Jy.Mikaah Wells scored nine each. Dashawn Brown and Tyreze Miller scored six apiece. Jalen Chunn had five.

SAC basketball

The South Atlantic Conference earned three of the top four spots in the first NCAA Southeast Region men’s basketball poll, which was released by the NCAA on Wednesday.  Lincoln Memorial earned the No. 1 spot in the poll, followed by Queens at No. 2, and Carson-Newman came in at No. 4.


The South Atlantic Conference is well represented in the first NCAA Southeast Region women’s basketball poll, which was released by the NCAA on Wednesday. Carson-Newman earned the top spot in the poll, followed by Wingate at No. 2, Anderson was ranked No. 7 and Tusculum rounded out the poll at No. 10.


Catawba will be hosting Men’s Basketball alumni on Saturday as it hosts Carson-Newman in Goodman Gym at 4 p.m. in its final home game of the season. At halftime, Catawba will recognize members of the 1982-83 team on the 35th anniversary of their remarkable season.

The 1982-83 squad averaged 92 points a game in becoming the best team in school history with a 29-4 record. The team claimed the Carolinas Conference Championships, topped UNC Asheville for the NAIA District 26 title and made the school’s third appearance at the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

Catawba softball

BELMONT —  Catawba split a doubleheader with Belmont Abbey on Thursday afternoon at Crusader Field. Catawba lost the opener 4-3  but earned the split with a 3-2 win in the second game. Catawba stands at 3-3 on the season, while the Crusaders are 5-5.

Game  1

Monica Taylor and Grace Holland had two hits each for Catawba. Brooke Walser pitched well in taking the loss. She allowed four runs, three earned, in six innings.

Game 2:

Catawba took advantage of errors. Madison Hunter got the win in relief, pitching 2/13 innings. Walser grabbed the save by recording the final two outs.

Catawba will host Shippensburg Saturday for a doubleheader, starting at 10 a.m.


Catawba baseball

Catawba has home games scheduled against Shippensburg tonight at 6 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at noon.

Hurley Y programs

The J.F. Hurley is Now Taking Registrations for the Following Sports.

Girls Volleyball

Registration: Now – March 3    

Girls in grades 4-8

Cost: Y Members- $42 Potential Members- $70


Registration:  Now – April 3

Boys and girls in grades Pre-K – 8th

Cost:  Y Members – $42    Potential Members – $70


Registration:  Now – April 3rd

Boys and girls in grades Pre-K – 8th

Cost:  Y Members – $42   Potential Members – $70

Register at the J.F. Hurley YMCA or online at www.rowanymca.org,

For more information contact Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or Jbyrd@rowanymca.org.


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