Area sports briefs: Catawba women lose road game
From staff reports
Catawba’s women’s basketball team officially opened the season with a 67-62 loss at North Greenville on Friday night.
Catawba had earlier dropped an exhibition game at UNC Wilmington.
Under new head coach Terrence Baxter, Catawba stayed in the game on Friday, but couldn’t overcome a 31.7-percent shooting night that included 6-for-26 on 3-pointers.
Taisha DeShazo had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead the Indians. Madison Hallman scored 11.
Karen Donehew led North Greenville with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Catawba trailed by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter before making a comeback.
Catawba plays Erskine today at 2 p.m. at North Greenville.
CATAWBA (62) — DeShazo 16, Hallman 11, Bruce 9, Barnes 8, Stanback 6, Gardner 5, Webb 5, Wampler 2, Davie, Phillips, Garris, Stevenson.
N. GREENVILLE (67) — Donehew 18, Bell 14, Stoddard 11, Breazeale 8, Hughes 6, Muhammad 5, Averett 3, Saunders 2.
Catawba 15 19 10 18 — 62
N. Greenville 19 18 14 16 — 67
UNC Pembroke’s women won against Southern Wesleyan on Friday.
Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) had 10 points and six rebounds for the Braves. Avery Locklear (South Rowan) scored four points.
David Tripp (A.L. Brown, DCCC) had 16 points and eight rebounds for Bluefield in a win against Bluefield State.
Catawba’s regional match at Carson-Newman was postponed and rescheduled for today at 3 p.m.
High school soccer
Salisbury (23-2-1) hosts East Lincoln at 7 p.m. tonight in the fourth round of the 2A soccer playoffs.
The third-seeded Hornets will try to slow down the fifth-seeded Mustangs (22-3), who have outscored opponents, 123-43.
East Lincoln is 8-1 on the road.
A.L. Brown (20-4-1) is at Winston-Salem Mount Tabor (20-4-1) for a fourth-round game in 3A.
Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) made six tackles for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Thursday’s win against Carolina.
Marcus Cook scored two touchdowns to lead Salisbury to a 14-7 win against Oak Grove on Thursday.
Cook had a 65-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and scored on a 30-yard run.
Christian Zavala and Jaden Gaither blocked punts.
Isaiah Booker recovered a fumble.
Reed Fugle had a 2-point conversion run.
High school softball
South Rowan’s Anna Blume has committed to Lenoir-Rhyne and plans to sign Nov. 19.
Middle school girls basketball
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