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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba men put five in double figures

From staff reports

Catawba’s men’s basketball team easily won another non-conference game on Saturday night at Goodman Gym.

The Indians beat Elizabeth City State, 86-65, leading all the way.

Catawba (3-1) put five in double figures. Devin Cooper had 13 points and six rebounds.  Carter Phillips and Marcell Haskett scored 13 each. Jeremy McLaughlin scored 12. Jameel Taylor scored 10 and had eight assists.

Catawba had a decent shooting night (47.5 percent) and out-rebounded another opponent.

Zach Hobbs led the Vikings (2-2) with 17 points.

ELIZ. CITY STATE (65) — Hobbs 17, Allen 12, Woods 8, Petteway 7, Daniels 5, Byers 4, Wallace 4, Robinson 4, Maynor 3, Bowman 1.

CATAWBA (86) — Cooper 13, Haskett 13, Phillips 13, McLaughlin 12, Taylor 10, Zemonek 8, Curry 7, Whitfield 3, Cannon 2, Lilly 2, McElveen 2, Barber 1, Johnson, Robinson, Bowen.

Eliz. City State    31   34   — 65

Catawba              45   41     86

Pfeiffer hoops

The Pfeiffer University men’s basketball team continued its strong start to the season, downing Carolina Christian, 141-110, at Merner Gym on Saturday afternoon.

  Kyle Riddley shot 13-for-16 and scored 41 points  to lead the Falcons. Blake Smith made five 3-pointers and scored 17.

• Riddley and Craig Sabb scored 37 apiece on Friday in a 135-127 win against Warren Wilson.

Livingstone women

BANNER ELK — Lees-McRae defeated Livingstone, 83-74, in women’s college basketball action here Saturday afternoon.

Livingstone (1-3), which scored 90 points in a win over Morris on Wednesday, was held to 29 points in the first half and trailed the Bobcats, 37-28, at the break.

Daisa Harris led the Blue Bears with 25 points, followed by Kedra Bradley with 15 and Asia Green with 14.

Bradley also grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds for Livingstone.

Meg Crawford, a 6-2 post, led Lees-McRae (2-1) with 27 points and 12 rebounds.

Livingstone returns to action on Monday, hosting Puerto Rico-Bayamon at 6 p.m.

High school soccer

Parker Norris scored two goals and led Clinton to a 2-1 win against Newton-Conover in Saturday’s 2A state title game.


Cole Scarantino scored   in a golden goal period to lift Voyager to a 2-1 win against Community School of Davidson in the 1A soccer championship game on Saturday.


Sam Durand scored two goals to lead Green Hope to a 4-1 win against Myers Park in the 4A title game.


Kalvin Matishack’s header gave Chapel Hill a 1-0 win against Marvin Ridge in Saturday’s 3A state championship game.


Indoor track

South Rowan’s Bethany  Rymer qualified to run in  the indoor track state meet at Saturday’s Hoka One Postal Nationals in Winston-Salem.

College football

Tywun Rivens (Salisbury) made seven tackles for Campbell in Saturday’s  12-7 loss to Charleston Southern.


MyQuon Stout (Carson) made three tackles for Appalachian State in a 45-17 win against Georgia State on Saturday.


Underdog Wingate (9-3) rallied  on the road to beat 10th-ranked West Georgia, 41-31, in the first round of the Division II playoffs on Saturday. Redshirt freshman quarterback Shaw Crocker threw for two scores to freshman wide receiver Jalen Brooks, including a decisive one with 10:38 to go.

The Wingate defense produced six   sacks and two interceptions.


Lenoir-Rhyne(11-1) forced six turnovers and beat Florida Tech, 43-21, on Saturday in the first round  of the D-II playoffs.

It was the 500th win for the L-R program.

8th-grade hoops

Knox’s boys defeated Southeast, 47-32.

   Knox was led in scoring by Jerome Blakeney III with 12 points and Jalen Chunn with 10 points.

Jayden “Juke” Harris had seven points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists, while JyMikaah Wells had seven  points, four assists and two steals.

Isaiah Riley scored six points.  Bryson Cowan had  four blocks.


Knox’s girls won against Southeast, 38-16.

Kyla Bryant had 24 points to lead the Trojans. Knox  (3-0) plays West Rowan Middle (3-0) on Monday.

Salisbury Academy

Salisbury Academy’s varsity boys overcame a seven-point halftime deficit and beat Westchester, 42-37.

Jaiden Colbert led the Jaguars with 17 points, Damian Brandon added 10 points, while Deuce Walker had eight.


The Salisbury Academy varsity girls  defeated Westchester, 20-9.  Ella Lockhart scored nine points to lead the Jaguars.

HS basketball

Carson hosts Robinson on Monday to start the season for local teams. It’s a quadruple-header. The girls varsity game is expected to start at 6 p.m.



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