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Area Sports: LC splits CIAA doubleheader

From staff reports

SALISBURY —  Livingstone’s Martel Handley sank a jumper with two seconds remaining, lifting the Blue Bears past Bowie State, 70-68, here Monday night at New Trent Gym.

The game was LC’s home opener and improves its record to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the CIAA. The Bulldogs fall to 2-4 and 0-2.

Handley’s basket gave Livingstone its only lead of the second half and completed a furious rally by the Blue Bears. LC trailed at halftime, 44-30, and was still behind by nine points at the 10:44 mark.

But the Blue Bears went on a 27-12 run to end the game, tying the contest three times but unable to take the lead until Handley’s shot. Forward Malik Smith hit a jumper with 52 seconds left, knotting the score at 68-68, and then he blocked a shot by Bowie’s Yohance Fleming with 30 seconds remaining.

Lydell Elmore led LC with 22 points and five rebounds while his brother, Navar, scored 10 points and grabbed seven boards. Guard Roger Ray scored 15 points.

Juwan Smith led Bowie State with 20 points and Cameron Hayes followed with 17.

Livingstone returns to action next Tuesday, hosting Morris.

BOWIE STATE (68) — Jamison 7, Fleming 1, Williams 9, Perry 6, Belle 3, Route, Carpenter, Smith 20, Epps 2, Hayes 17, Cole 3.

LIVINGSTONE (70) — N. Elmore 10, L. Elmore 22, Smith 2, Ray 15, Carpenter 11, Tiller, Fykes, Handley 8, McCrae, Patterson, Dupree, Parker 2, Leach.

Bowie State       44   24 — 68

Livingstone       30   40 —  70

LC women fall

In the women’s game, Bowie State defeated Livingstone, 70-60.

The contest was Livingstone’s first home game under new coach Chiante Wester. The Blue Bears are now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play. The Bulldogs improve to 3-0 and 2-0.

Livingstone played without leading scorer Daisa Harris and trailed at halftime, 35-27. Harris, All-CIAA last season, scored 59 points in Livingstone’s first three games. However, she was not in uniform and wearing a boot on her right foot on Monday night.

Newcomers Daijah Turner and Georgia Campbell led the Blue Bears in the first half, with eight and seven points, respectively.

Livingstone went into the final period down, 51-44, after a 17-16 advantage in the third quarter.

BOWIE STATE (70) — Williams, Hutton, Christian, Duggins, McCallum, Lyons, Butler, Howard, Whitehead.

LIVINGSTONE (60) — Turner, Allen, Walker, Terry, Campbell, Onozie, Papakonstantinou.

Bowie State       24   11    16    19  — 70

Livingstone        17   10   17    16  — 60

Close loss for SR

THOMASVILLE — Braden Graham scored 25 points, but South Rowan’s boys basketball team couldn’t hold off East Davidson in a Central Carolina Conference opener on Monday.

The Golden Eagles pulled it out, 53-51.

“It was a tough one, a tale of two halves,” South Rowan coach Andre McCain said.

Jared Fuller scored 21, all in the second half, for East Davidson (1-2, 1-0).

Graham made two 3-pointers and scored 10 early as South (0-2, 0-1) jumped ahead. The Raiders led 22-14 at halftime.

South was still up going to the fourth quarter, but the Raiders couldn’t get enough stops in the second half.

Logan Carter added 11 points for South. Brenden Finger, who missed South’s first game with an ankle injury, scored six.

SOUTH (51) — Graham 25, Carter 11, Finger 6, Stanley 4, Peacock 2, Dextraze 2, Holloman 1, Woodman, Nowak, Barnes, Spruill.

E. DAVIDSON (53) — Fuller 21, Moorefield 11, J. Skeen 4, D. Skeen 3, Leonard 3, Albertson 3, Wright 2, Moretz 2, Tippett 2, Owens 2.

S. Rowan      13   9    16  13   — 51

E. Davidson   6    8    20  19    —53

HS basketball

The A.L. Brown girls basketball team won 64-57 at Porter Ridge on Monday in the first game for new head coach Mark Hogan.

Jala Campbell scored 28 for the Wonders. Jaliyah Simmons scored 12, and Jaliah Smoutherson scored 11.

Carson is at A.L. Brown tonight.

• Salisbury’s girls will debut at home tonight against Thomasville at 6 p.m.

Salisbury senior Anayia  Fulson will enter the contest with 987 career points.

• West Rowan’s girls will play at home  tonight against a very young Davie team at 7 p.m.

College basketball

Catawba plays a doubleheader tonight against Newberry to start South Atlantic Conference action.

The women’s game starts at 5:30 p.m.

Catawba’s women are 4-0, while the men are 4-1.

All-YVC

Girls cross country

Runner of the Year: Jean Holman, Gray Stone

Coach of the Year: Teresa Davis, North Stanly

Boys cross country

Runner of the Year: Alex Huneycutt, North Stanly

Coach of the Year: Mike Curlee, South Stanly

Girls golf

Player of the Year: Katelyn Griggs, Gray Stone

Coach of the Year: Richard Smith, North Moore

Boys soccer

Player of the Year: Judson Bullard, Gray Stone

Coach of the Year:  Brad Harrington, Gray Stone

Girls tennis

Player of the Year: Emma Bost, Gray Stone

Coach off the Year: Carla McSwain, South Stanly

All-YVC: Kayla Swicegood, North Rowan

Volleyball

Player of the Year: Nicole Lowder, North Stanly

Coach of the Year: Lee Kennell, Uwharrie Charter

All-YVC: Ti’Ashia Hanson, North Rowan

Mid. school  hoops

Erwin’s girls won against Corriher-Lipe, 40-35.

Hannah Waddell scored 19 for the Eagles. Kori Miller had 10, and Kadi Collins scored seven.

Jamyrah Cherry scored 17 for Corriher-Lipe. Amber Allston had nine, and Kayla Brown scored seven.

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North Rowan’s girls won 38-22 against Mooresville.

Brittany Ellis scored 14 for the Mavericks.

Demya Phifer scored eight. Bailee Goodlett and Dasia Elder had six each.

College football

Bethune-Cookman’s upset of top-ranked Florida A&M, shook up the BOXTOROW HBCU polls.

N.C. A&T moved back to No. 1 in the media poll, while Alcorn State tops the coaches poll.

   

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