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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba basketball home tonight

From staff reports

How much does Catawba have left in the tank after Saturday’s emotional win against Lincoln Memorial?

Catawba’s men’s basketball team will answer that question tonight when the Indians host Queens. Tip-off will be around 8 p.m.

As far as the South Atlantic Conference standings, this is an even bigger game than Saturday’s.

Queens is ranked 10th nationally in D-II and comes into the contest with a 7-0 SAC record and a 15-2 overall mark.

Catawba  (13-2, 6-1) is ranked 24th, cracking the poll for the first time in a decade after the breakthrough win against LMU.

The men’s game follows the women’s contest, which tips off at 6 p.m.

The games will be broadcast on Memories 1280.

Antenna TV also will carry the doubleheader.   Antenna TV is available  on Spectrum channel 1261, or via digital antenna on channel 18.2.

HS indoor track

In Saturday’s Green & Gold NC/Virginia Border Clash at the JDL Fast Track, A.L. Brown’s boys placed fourth in the 4×400 in 3:37.62 and qualified for the state meet.

A.L. Brown’s Josh Parks was second in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.67 seconds.

Parks placed fifth in the triple jump with an effort of 42 feet, 11 inches. Davie County’s Ivan Poag was fourth with 43-1.5.

Parks was fourth in the 300 in 35.94 seconds. Teammate Jalen Neal was sixth in 36.68.

In the 3200, A.L. Brown’s Gabe Blackwelder ran a PR of 10:42,  21 seconds better than his previous best.

Davie’s Clay Summers was second in the 1600 in 4:28.12.

Poag was fifth in the high jump (5-10).


West Rowan’s Megyn Spicer ran 3:41 in the 1000 meters.

Mid. school hoops

Fourth-seeded West Rowan won on its home court against top-seeded Mooresville, 50-42, in a boys tournament semifinal on Tuesday.

In the other semifinal, No. 2 North Rowan defeated No. 3 Knox, 63-58.

West Rowan plays North Rowan today at West Rowan Middle at 5:30 p.m. for the championship.


In the girls championship game today at West Rowan Middle, Erwin and Knox, the top two seeds, battle for the championship at 4 p.m.

Erwin and Knox split in the regular season and tied for first with 13-1 records.

HS swimming

The Rowan County Championships are set for the Hurley YMCA on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 3:45 p.m.

Parks and Rec

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

Cost is $30 per participant.

Registration has been extended through Jan. 19 at Hall Gym or online at www.salisburync.gov/play.

Practices begin the end of January and games start in February. Call 704-638-5289.

Sacred Heart hoops

Sacred Heart’s varsity boys won  41-37 over Greensboro’s Our Lady of Grace. Kevin Nguyen had nine points, Elijah Foreman had seven, and Cooper Fleeman and Jeffrey Sithong had six each.

• In a 65-60 overtime win against Burlington’s Blessed Sacrament School,  Nick Loeblein had 14 points, Fleeman had 13, Sithong scored 11, and John David Bonilla had nine.


Sacred Heart’s varsity girls lost to  St. Leo’s Catholic from Winston Salem, 49-29.

  Kyna Zaldivar had 17 points and Gianna Patella scored six to lead Sacred Heart.

• In a 39-19 win against Blessed Sacrament, Patella led with 15 points. Zaldivar scored 12. The team played great defense.


Sacred Heart’s jayvee boys lost to High Point’s Immaculate Heart of Mary, 38-24.

Simon Mueller had nine  points, while Alex Robinette had 8.

• In a 39-23 loss to  Our Lady of Grace, Robinette scored eight, while  Dylan Nguyen had seven.

• In a 31-28 loss to Blessed Sacrament, Nyugen scored 10 and Mueller had six.


Sacred Heart’s javyee girls defeated  Immaculate Heart of Mary, 23-18.

Lauren Childress had 12 points. Ellie Walters scored six and led the rebounding.

• In a 24-15 loss to  Blessed Sacrament, Childress was hot from the 3-point line and scored 10. Walters had eight rebounds.

HS girls basketball

North Davidson upset  East Davidson in a Central Carolina Conference game played on Tuesday in  Welcome.

Courtney McMillan led the Black Knights (9-6, 4-5) with 14 points, 21 rebounds and seven blocks.

Emily Hege scored 16 points.

Skylar Grubb and Bailey Grimsley scored 13 each for East Davidson (12-3, 7-3).

HS boys basketball

East Forsyth won against Reagan, 58-50, in a Central Piedmont Conference played on Tuesday in Kernersville.

Zyun Reeves led East Forsyth (11-3, 2-0) with 18 points.

Clayton Crawford scored 11 for the Raiders (6-7, 0-2).

  East Forsyth has won 11 out of its last 12 games and is tied for first place in the CPC  with Davie County.


North Davidson’s Themus Fulks broke the school record that he set last week, scoring 47 points in a  98-48 romp against Central Carolina Conference opponent East Davidson in Welcome on Tuesday.

Jamarien Dalton scored 14 for the Black Knights (10-3, 8-0), while  Landon Moore added 11.

Coco Jones led the Golden Eagles (2-13, 1-9) with 15 points, with Josh Brower  scoring 14.


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