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Area Sports Briefs: Livingstone drops 2 at Bowie State

From staff reports

Livingstone’s women’s basketball team suffered through a  cold shooting night and lost at Bowie State on Monday, 49-40.

The  Blue Bears shot 24.2 percent from the field and went 2-for-20 from behind the 3-point line.

Dasia Harris scored 15 points for the Blue Bears (3-10, 0-3) but was 7-for-28 from the field.

Asia Green had an efficient 11 points and seven boards. Kyala Searcy had a tough shooting night but contributed nine rebounds.

LIVINGSTONE (40) — Harris 15, Green 11, Allen 7, Bradley 5, Searcy 2, Terry, Porter, Bland, Galay.

BOWIE STATE (49) — Williams 13, Hutton 12, Alexander 9, Butler 8, McCallum 4, Christian 2, Duggins 1, Calhoun.

Livingstone 10  9   10  11 — 40

Bowie St.      5   18  10  16 — 49

LC men

Livingstone’s men’s basketball team lost at Bowie State on Monday, 82-69.

Livingstone scored only 24 points in the first half and was behind by 14 at the break.

Both teams shot 32 percent from the floor for the game, but the Bulldogs  had a 59-41 edge on the glass and marched to the free-throw line frequently. The Bulldogs were 37-for-49 from the foul line, while LC was 21-for-33.

Three Blue Bears fouled out. Jalen Fykes led the Blue Bears (6-5, 0-3)  with 14 points. It was a tough night for Roger Ray, who shot 3-for-18 and scored 13 points. Malik Dupree had eight rebounds in 13 minutes.

Cameron Hayes scored 27 to pace the winners. Saiquan Jamison had 12 points and 20 boards.

LIVINGSTONE (69) — Fykes 14, Ray 13,  Carpenter 9, McNeill 9,  N. Elmore 8, Tate 5, Parker 3,  Dupree 2, M. Smith 2, L. Elmore 2, Handley 1, Evans 1, Lewis, Livingston, Harris.

BOWIE STATE (82) — Hayes 27, Perry 14, Belle 12, Jamison 12,  Fleming 5, J. Smith 5, Route 3, Duffin 3, Epps 1.

Livingstone 24  45   — 69

Bowie St.      38   44  — 82

HS indoor track

In Saturday’s meet at the JDL Fast Track, A.L. Brown’s Josh Parks placed second in the high jump (6-6), placed second in the 55-meter hurdles (7.71) and fifth in the 300 (36.10).

A.L. Brown’s Jalen Neal was sixth in the 300 in 36.11. Gabe Blackwelder ran 4:57 in the 1600.

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South Rowan freshman Bethany Rymer was ninth in the 3200 in 12:58 on Saturday and was 16th in the 1000 meters in 3:21.35.

She’s qualified for the February state meet in the 1000, 1600 and 3200.

High school girls

Mikenzie Harvin scored 30 points to lead Lexington to a 62-20 CCC win against Oak Grove on Monday.

Danasia Bray scored 14 for the Yellow Jackets (9-4, 4-4).

Lexington hosts West Davidson tonight.

Local golf

The weather cooperated and the McCanless Couples got to  play on a beautiful January Sunday afternoon.

Calvin Smith and Ralph & Pam Carved led the way.

Mary  & Gene Seaford and Azalee &David Huneycutt took second.

Mary Seaford had closest to the pin, while Faye Cline had the longest putt.

Parks and Rec

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for its girls (ages 7-15) and coed (ages 5-6) youth basketball leagues.

The cost is $30 per player.  Registration is through  Jan. 12 at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play.  Practices begin the end of January and games start in February.  For more information, call 704-638-5289.

Steve Clark

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