Area Sports Briefs: Catawba loses 2 at Wingate

Published 1:03 am Thursday, December 20, 2018

From staff reports

WINGATE — Catawba’s women’s basketball team ran into a career day by Wingate’s Courtney Robinson and lost 83-63 in South Atlantic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon.

Robinson scored 24 for the Bulldogs (7-3, 3-1) at Cuddy Arena.

Catawba (5-4, 2-2) was tied early at 8-all, but Wingate enjoyed a 9-1 run and never looked back.

Catawba got within seven early in the third quarter on 3-pointers by Mercedes  Wampler and Anna Gardner, but the Bulldogs stretched it out again.

Wingate shot a sizzling 52.6 percent, while holding Catawba to 35.3-percent shooting. Catawba was out-rebounded 45-24 and outscored in the paint 42-20.

Talia Barnes scored 15 for Catawba, including nine free throws. Wampler and Taisha DeShazo scored 12 each. DeShazo had 11 rebounds.

Caroline Averette scored 21 points for Wingate. Wingate shot 21-for-24 from the foul line.

CATAWBA (63) — Barnes 15, Wampler 12,  DeShazo 12, Hallman 7, Webb 6, Gardner 5, Garris 2.

WINGATE (83) — Robinson 24, Averette 21,  Stephen 11, Witherspoon 8, Helms 6, Jeter 6,  Snow 3, Simmons 2, Ingrah, 2.

Catawba 11  13   22   17   — 63

Wingate  19  20   19   25   — 83

Catawba men

WINGATE — Catawba has been one of the most accurate shooting teams in Division II all season, but that wasn’t the case on Wednesday.

Wingate held the Indians to a season-low 37 percent from the field and 30 percent on 3-pointers and pounded  the Indians at Cuddy Arena, 88-74.

Compounding Catawba’s problems was a season-high 16 turnovers. Wingate also rejected 13 shots.

The Bulldogs (5-5, 3-1) led by as many as 24 points.

Catawba (8-2, 3-1) had a seven-game winning streak stopped.

Frankie Johnson and Jarren Cottingham scored 19 each to lead the Bulldogs.

Jameel Taylor scored 16 to lead Catawba. DJ Johnson had eight points and seven boards.

Wingate finished the first half strong for a 33-28 lead.

CATAWBA (74)  Taylor 16, Haskett 9, McLaughlin 8, D. Johnson 8, Lilly 8, Whitfield 6, Curry 5, Barber 3, McElveen 2, Zemonek 2, Cannon 2, Phillips, Constantine.

WINGATE (88) — F. Johnson 19, Cottingham 19, Haskins 17, Dawkins 8, Sio 6, Robertson 6, Taylor 5, Hovasse 5, Strozier 3.

Catawba 28  46   — 74

Wingate  33  55    88

College wrestling

  Brandon Sloop (Carson) won a major decision to help UNC Pembroke beat Belmont Abbey on Wednesday.

Mid. school girls

Erwin’s girls won against Southeast, 37-23.

Haley Dalton scored 10 for the Eagles. Icesis Nwafor had nine, while Peyton Whicker and Leah Hinceman scored seven each.

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Knox’s girls won against Mooresville, 30-22.

Kyla Bryant was the leading scorer for Knox with 14 points.  Jamecia Huntley scored 12.

Mid. school boys

Knox’s boys lost to Mooresville, 34-31.

Jayden  “Juke” Harris led the Trojans in scoring with 12 points.

CJ Toomer and Tyreze Miller had 7 each. Jalen Chunn scored  five.

  

CCC

The standings for the Cushwa Cup (overall athletic excellence) after the fall sports season:

Ledford 70, North Davidson 63, Oak Grove 59½, Central Davidson 56, South Rowan 51, Salisbury 50, East Davidson 48½, West Davidson 47, Lexington 24½, Thomasville 23½.

Knox will play W. Rowan at W. Rowan on Wednesday, December 19th.

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