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Local college basketball: Catawba women, LC men win openers; Catawba men fall in OT

From staff reports

NEWBERRY, S.C. — Catawba’s women’s basketball team used 16 players on Friday in a season-opening, 74-42 rout of North Greenville.

Thirteen Indians scored.

Keyotta Garris led the Indians with 11 points. Talia Barnes and Madi Hallman, who made three 3-pointers, scored nine apiece.

Catawba was better defensively than offensively. North Greenville made 33 turnovers and shot 26.9 percent.

Catawba pulled away with a 22-4 edge in the second quarter.

Freshman Janiya Downs (South Rowan) has a quad injury and did not play.

Savanna Hughes scored 16 for North Greenville.


CATAWBA (74) — Garris 11, Barnes 9, Hallman 9, Thorne 7, DeShazo 6, Stanback 6, Phillips 5, McIntosh 5, Stevenson 5, Bruce 4, Wampler 3, Ford 2, Sawyers 2, Davie, Gardner, Tucker.  N. GREENVILLE  (42) — Hughes 16, Montgomery 11, Lutrell 6, Donehew 3, Shelton 2, Stoddard 2, Averett 2.

Catawba              18    22   19   15   — 74

N. Greenville      11     4    18     9    — 42


INSTITUTE, W. Va. — Double-doubles by the 6-foot-9 Elmore twins, Navar and Lydell, carried Livingstone’ s men’s basketball team to a 67-63 win against Urbana on Friday, in a season-opening tournament being hosted by West Virginia State.

Navar had 20 points on 10-for-15 shooting and added 10 rebounds. Lydell had 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Roger Ray scored 18 points for the Blue Bears and made three 3-pointers.

Livingstone shot 59 percent in the first half to take a 37-29 lead and 53 percent for the game.

LIVINGSTONE (67) — N. Elmore 20, Ray 18, L. Elmore 16, Smith 7, Carpenter 4, Patterson 2, Handley, Fykes, McRae, Tiller.

URBANA (63) —  Bradley 16, Monroe 13, Horn 9, Lacy 8, Kegley 8, Ryan 4, Michrina 3, Thomas 2.

Livingstone     37    30   — 67

Urbana           29    34   — 63


Florence, S.C. — Catawba’s men’s basketball team was outscored by UNC Pembroke in overtime on Friday afternoon.

The Indians fell 95-90 at a season-opening challenge tournament being played at Francis Marion.

Veteran guard Devin Cooper scored 30 points for Catawba. Cooper went 13-for-14 on free throws and made three 3-pointers.

The Indians got 14 points each from Marcell Haskett and Daquan Lilly and 11 from Malik Constantine.
Larry McLeod, a springy and touted newcomer, had nine points and seven rebounds.

Jordan Ratliffe scored 24 to lead four Braves in double figures. Akia Pruitt had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Catawba led 43-41 at halftime, It was tied at 84-all at the end of regulation.

CATAWBA (90) – Cooper 30, Haskett 14, Lilly 14, Constantine 11, McLeod 9, Matthews 9, Zemonek 3, Johnson, Whitfield, Prophete.

UNC PEMBROKE (95) — Ratliffe 24, T. Kirk 16, Strother 15, Pruitt 12, Levi 8, S. Kirk 6, Bullard 6, Mounce 4, Lesesne 4.

Catawba       43  41    6   — 90

UNCP          41   43   11    — 95














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