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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba men play at home tonight

From staff reports

Catawba’s second-seeded men’s basketball team plays at home tonight at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament.

The Indians will take on seventh-seeded Anderson.

Catawba (21-7) beat Anderson  (16-12) last Saturday at home but lost at Anderson in January.

Catawba ranks fourth in the SAC in scoring with 86.6 points per game. Catawba also ranks fourth in the league’s defensive stats in points allowed.

Catawba is second in the SAC in rebounding and has made more free throws than any team in the league.

If  Catawba wins tonight, it will advance to a semifinal game in Greenville, S.C., on Saturday against the Lincoln Memorial-Wingate winner.


Catawba’s women (13-14) are seeded eighth and are on the road tonight at 7 p.m. at top-seeded Anderson (26-2).

College baseball

SALISBURY — Catawba’s baseball team won against USC Aiken, 9-8, on Tuesday at Newman Park.

Cameron Mills got the win in relief. D.J. Laxton got the save.

Laxton also drove in three runs. Lee Poteat had three hits. Hunter Shepherd drove in two runs.

HS baseball

CHINA GROVE — Luke Barringer went 4-for-4, with two extra-base hits, drove in four runs and scored three to lead Carson’s baseball team (1-1) to a 9-1 win against Mount Pleasant on Tuesday.

Cole Hales scored three runs for the Cougars.

Deacon Wike pitched well for four innings, and three Carson relievers, including Barringer, helped shut down the Tigers.

The same teams play at MP this afternoon.


MOCKSVILLE — Carson Whisenhunt homered as Davie (4-0) pounded South Iredell on Tuesday, 15-5.

Whisenhunt, Garrett Chandler and Jacob Campbell had two RBIs each for the War Eagles.


SALISBURY — Salisbury scored six runs in the sixth inning to snap a 4-all tie and beat West Davidson 10-4 in Central Carolina Conference action on Tuesday.

Bo Rusher had two RBIs and was the winning pitcher in relief. Parker Lippard and David Holden had two hits each. Zach Robinette scored three runs.


Michael Gracer pitched a shutout with five strikeouts and led Northwest Cabarrus to a 4-0 win against Central Cabarrus on Tuesday in South Piedmont Conference action.

HS softball

West Davidson defeated Salisbury in five innings, 12-0.

Carsyn Parrott had the only hit for the Hornets (0-2, 0-1 CCC).

Ellen Yang struck out nine Green Dragons.


Carson lost to West Stanly, 4-0.

Katie Jewell struck out 11 for the Cougars. Liza Simmerson and Allie Burns had hits for Carson (1-1).


HS soccer

Madison Henry and Emma Butler scored for South Rowan’s girls  in a 5-2 CCC loss to East Davidson on Monday.

It was the 92nd career goal for Henry, a junior committed to UNC Wilmington. The county record is 101.


West Rowan lost to Davie  County on Tuesday, 3-0.

Ryley Corriher had 12 saves for the Falcons.

HS tennis

West Rowan’s boys won against A.L. Brown on Monday, 9-0.

Kevin Sullivan, Layton Butler, Trevor Marvin, TJ Smith, Alex Keadle, and Steve Wilmot won singles matches.

Doubles winners were Sullivan/Smith, Butler/Keadle, and Anthony Chance/Noah Arntsen.


West Rowan beat West Iredell, 5-4, on Tuesday.

Singles winners for West were Butler,  Keadle and Wilmot.

Doubles winners were Butler-Keadle and Wilmot-Trevor Mervine, who won a huge match.

Mid. school hoops

Allie Martin scored 18 points as Erwin’s girls defeated Knox, 35-18.

HS basketball

KERNERSVILLE — The Bishop McGuinness boys won against North Stanly on Tuesday, 66-63, in a 1A regional semifinal.

Andrew Budzinski scored 19 to lead the Villains.

Bryson Childress scored 23 for the Comets. Carson Lowder had 16.


In 2A,  Kinston beat Ledford’s girls on a buzzer-beater on Tuesday, 48-47. Lyrik Thorne scored 22 for the Panthers.


Cox Mill’s boys beat Freedom 101-86 on Tuesday to advance in the 3A state playoffs.



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