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Area Sports: Catawba men fall to Anderson

From staff reports

SALISBURY — Catawba’s men’s  basketball team lost to Anderson, 92-91, late Wednesday in a South Atlantic Conference game at Goodman Gym.

Crosby James scored 27 for Anderson, and Shawn Benard had 22. North Davidson grad Satchel Hester scored 10.

Devin Cooper led the Indians with 22 points. Malik Constantine scored 19, Larry McLeod had 16, Marcell Haskett scored 13, and Daquan Lilly added 10.

Catawba had a big edge on the boards but shot 44.3 percent and 7-for-25 on 3-pointers.

Anderson shot a sizzling 57.1 percent.

Catawba trailed by 11 at halftime but got back into it with a 61-point second half.

ANDERSON (92) — James 27, Benard 22, Nottingham 17, Edwards 11, Hester 10, Jeffries 2, Burgett 2, Keel 1, Brown, Bridges, Carver,

CATAWBA (91) — Cooper 22, Constantine 19, McLeod 16, Haskett 13, Lilly 10, Matthews 6, Whitfield 3, Prophete 2, Zemonek, Johnson.

Anderson        41    51     — 92

Catawba          30    61      — 91

West boys lose

MOORESVILLE — West Rowan’s boys lost a non-conference basketball game at Lake Norman on Wednesday.

In a 68-58 setback, West (9-6) got  14 points from Jalen Moss, 12 each from Zeek Biggers and Chaz McCombs and 11 from Macari Allison.

Seth Aeschliman scored 21 for the Wildcats (11-6). Christian Taylor had 19.

• Lake Norman won the  girls game, 66-47.

WEST (58) — Moss 14, Biggers 12, McCombs 12, Allison 11, Hassard 5, Joseph 4, Wood, Currie.

LAKE NORMAN (68) — Aeschliman 21, Taylor 19, King 10, Kepley 6, Adams 6, Hodges 4, Edmonson 2.

W. Rowan          17   17  11  13   — 58

Lake Norman   17  18  13  20   — 68


Tough loss for East

GRANITE QUARRY — South Iredell rallied to beat  East Rowan 54-52 in a North Piedmont Conference game on Tuesday.

East (2-15, 0-3) led by 10 at halftime.

Sam McLeod made four of his five 3-pointers in the  second half for the Vikings, who played without Cullen  Smith.

McLeod scored 17, while Hunter Barnette scored 16.

Vincent Jones led the Mustangs with 12 points. Cameron Padgett had 10.

“We played hard, but we missed 11 free throws, seven in the fourth quarter, two front ends of one-and-ones,” East coach Trey Ledbetter said. “I should’ve called a timeout or two when we got rattled down the stretch. We’ll learn from it and move forward. We’re close to achieving what we want. Once they taste it, I feel like things will turn quickly for us.”

East plays at Statesville on Friday.

S. IREDELL (54) — McLeod 17, Barnette 16, Morrison 8, Alquiza 7, Labelle 4, Watson 2.

EAST (52) — Jones 12, Padgett 10, Shuping 8, Sprinkle 7, Pinckney 7, Valley 5, Jordan 3, Miller.

S. Iredell     13    8   18    15   — 54

E. Rowan    10    21   9    12   — 52

Salisbury boys win

SALISBURY — Salisbury’s boys stayed in contention in the Central Carolina Conference by handling West Davidson at home, 62-51, on Tuesday.

Zay Kesler led the Hornets with 16 points. Nate Brown was coming off a career high 23 against Reidsville on Saturday and scored 12.

“We came out a little flat, but we played everyone who was available good minutes,” Salisbury coach Bryan Withers said. “Saturday’s loss (92-90) against Reidsville showed that this team is really good and we have to move forward.”

Drew Tedder had 23 for the Green Dragons, and Jamison Floyd scored 14.

Salisbury is in third place, two games behind Lexington and one behind North Davidson.

The Hornets play Lexington on Friday.

W. DAVIDSON (51) — Tedder 23, Floyd 14, Brown 7, Gobble 5, Hamblin 2.

SALISBURY (62) — Kesler 16, Brown 12, Stout 9, Witherspoon 8, Smith 7, Harry 4, White 3, Norman 2, Walker 1.

W. Davidson     9    10   12   20  — 51

Salisbury          10   19   18   15  — 62

Big win for Cougars

CHINA GROVE — Carson’s boys kept pace with West Rowan in the North Piedmont Conference by beating Statesville on Tuesday.

Carson won 71-58.

The Cougars got 30 points from EJ Clark, 22 from AJ Mauldin and 17 from Javon Smith.

Clark made 14 free throws in the game and had three 3-pointers in the second half. Mauldin made four 3-pointers.

Jake Harris scored only one point, but was instrumental in Carson’s win.

“He rebounded hard, battled hard, defended really well,” Carson coach Brian Perry said. “He had hustle plays that really gave us energy.”

Carson hosts West Rowan on Friday.

STATESVILLE (58) — Fields 23, Brown 20, Hamilton 7, Miller 4, Gathings 2, Coleman 2.

CARSON (71) — Clark 30, Mauldin 22, Smith 17, Harris 1, Zuniga 1, Burleyson, Taylor.

Statesville     19     8    19     12        58

Carson            17   14    23     17        71

North loses in OT

NORWOOD — North Rowan lost a Yadkin Valley Conference game in overtime at South Stanly, 50-47.

North wasn’t able to connect on a close-range shot to win at the end of regulation and turned it over on a critical possession late in the overtime.

It was the first YVC loss for North.

Zay Davis and Denerio Robinson led the Cavaliers (10-5, 8-1) with 11 points each.

Justin Gaddy scored 20 for the Bulls.

NORTH ROWAN (47) — Robinson 11, Davis 11, White 9, Goodes 8, Carpenter 6, Jefferson 2, Watkins.

S. STANLY (50) — Gaddy 20, Cooke 12, Tarlton 7, Almond 5, Teller 2, Kluttz 2, Jones 2.

N. Rowan           9     11    16     9      2    47

S. Stanly             8    13     10     14   5      50

Road loss for SR boys

WALLBURG — South Rowan lost at Ledford, 69-50, in a Central Carolina Conference game played on Tuesday.

Braden Graham scored 22 for the Raiders (2-15, 2-9), who were only down five at halftime.

Tyler Partee scored 21 for the Panthers.

South is at North Davidson on Friday.

SOUTH ROWAN (50) — Graham 22, Thompson 9, Finger 7, Holloman 5, Carter 4, Ritchie 2, Dextraze 1, Stanley, Peacock, Nowak, Woodman.

LEDFORD (69) — Partee 21, Barker 17, White 11, Bartoli 8, Reece 6, Compton 5, Finley 1.

S. Rowan           8     13    15     10     50

Ledford             17     9     21     22      69

JV girls

Brooke Kennerly scored 13 points to lead West Rowan’s girls to a 32-26 win against North Iredell on Tuesday.

JV boys

West Rowan’s boys rolled 65-25 against North Iredell on Tuesday.

Garrett Fesperman scored 12, Matthew Connolly scored 11, and Spencer Harrison had nine points for the Falcons, who made nine 3-pointers.

Davie girls

Amarah Owens scored 27 points for Lexington in a 56-36 win against Davie on Wednesday.

West wrestling

West Rowan’s wrestlers stayed undefeated in the North Piedmont Conference with a 51-30 Senior Night win against North Iredell on Wednesday.

Bryan Taylor, Luke Harrison, Lane Adkins, Seth Simmerson, Nathan Winecoff, Baiden Suddarth and Edwin Berrios had pins for the Falcons.

Jacob Perry won a decision, and the Falcons (20-3, 4-0) collected one forfeit.

West wrestles at Statesville on Tuesday in a tri-match with Cox Mill. Adkins and Suddarth will have a chance to get their 100th career wins.

Livingstone men

SALISBURY — Livingstone’s men’s basketball team lost to St. Augustine’s, 72-69, late Wednesday at Trent Gym in a CIAA contest.

Livingstone’s Anthony Tate made a layup with three seconds left. After a St. Augustine’s turnover, he   missed a 3-point attempt to tie in the final seconds.

Livingstone shot 42.1 percent. The Blue Bears won the rebounding battle but turned it over 20 times.

Roger Ray scored 18 points for LC, while Cameron Carpenter had 11.

Jalen Gaddy led the Falcons with 21 points.

ST. AUGUSTINE’S (72) — Gaddy 21, Jefferson 18, Clemonts 8, Johnson-Cash 8, Williams 6, Brown 6, Edwards 4, Walker 1.

LIVINGSTONE (69) — Ray 18, Carpenter 11, L. Elmore 9, Tate 8, Handley 6, Smith 5, Fykes 4, N. Elmore 4, Patterson 2, McRae 2.

St. Augustine’s    31   41   — 72

Livingstone         36   33   — 69



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