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Area Sports: Both Catawba teams top 100 points, school record for DeShazo

From staff reports

SALISBURY — Nine points in the second quarter, but 46 in the third quarter for the Catawba women’s basketball team on Saturday night.

Catawba (7-0, 3-0) got the frantic pace it wanted and finally beat scrappy UVa-Wise 101-86 for a South Atlantic Conference victory. The Indians stayed tied for first in the league with Anderson.

Junior Taisha DeShazo had a mind-boggling game for the Indians, scoring a school-record 42 points. She shot 13-for-24 from the floor and hit seven 3-pointers.

The previous Catawba record was 41 points by Danyel Locklear.

Sheyma Stanback scored 14, while freshman Sara McIntosh added 13.

UVa-Wise (5-3, 1-2) led 44-32 at halftime.

Caitlyn Ross led the visitors with 25 points.

UVA-WISE (86) — Ross 25, Johnson 21, Vanzant 14, Webb 9, Stanley 8, King 5, Oliver 4.

CATAWBA (101) — DeShazo 42, Stanback 14,  McIntosh 13, Wampler 9, Gardner 5, Ford 5, Barnes 4, Thorne 3, Garris 3, Hallman 2, Sawyers 1, Phillips, Tucker, Bruce, Davie.

UVa-Wise   25  19  17   25     86

Catawba     23   9    46   23   — 101

Catawba men win

SALISBURY — Scoring 62 points in the second half, Catawba’s men’s baskeball team was able to pull away from UVa-Wise late Saturday night.

Catawba (6-2, 2-1) led by three at halftime but won the South Atlantic Conference game, 109-87.

Catawba made only nine turnovers.

Daquan Lilly scored 20 for the Indians.

Devin Cooper had an amazing night in a couple of ways — 12-for-12 at the foul line and 11 assists. He didn’t shoot well from the field but still scored 18.

Malik Constantine had a 14 and 10 double-double.

Marcell Haskett made four 3-pointers and scored 18.

Ben Zemonek had 11 points and eight rebounds in just 16 minutes.

There were six technicals called, with four going against the Indians.

Both Catawba teams reached 100 points on the same night for the first time ever.

Former Thomasville High star Cameron Whiteside scored 31 for UVa-Wise.

UVA-WISE (87) — Whiteside 31, Carter 12, Parris 11, Sheffy 8, Okenchi 8, Mosquera-Perea 7, Greene 6, Parker 2, Thomas 2.

CATAWBA (109) — Lilly 20, Cooper 18, Haskett 18, Constantine 14, Zemonek 11,  Bowen 8, Whitfield 6, Matthews 5, Prophete 3, Johnson 2, Dupree 2, Robinson 2.

UVa-Wise   44   43         87

Catawba     47   62     — 109


JV girls hoops.

Carson topped A.L. Brown, 27-11.

Camden Corley and Kendall Barbee scored seven each for the Cougars, while  Alaiyah White and Janyla Duncan scored six.

SAC women

Anderson topped Carson-Newman on Saturday, 77-74.

McKenzie Gadson (Carson) had 13 points (2 3-pointers), three rebounds and three assists for Anderson.

High school baseball

Carson shortstop Zeb Burns signed with Catawba.

High school volleyball

West Rowan’s Jan Dowling has been named 3A coach of the year. A story is upcoming.

International golf

Grace Yatawara (Salisbury) led Sri Lanka to a gold medal in team competition in the South Asian Games and was the individual champion. A story is upcoming.



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