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Area Sports: Catawba men score 113

From staff reports

SALISBURY — Catawba’s men’s basketball team stormed to a 113-97 win against Mars Hill in Saturday’s fast-paced South Atlantic Conference game at Goodman Gym.

Catawba shot 61 percent in the second half and 55.7 percent for the game. Catawba made 15 3-pointers and hit 20 of 24 free throws.

It was the fifth win in a row for the Indians (16-6, 11-5). Catawba is tied for second in the SAC with Queens.

  Marcell Haskett led the onslaught by the Indians with 29 points. He was 7-for-11 from 3-point range.

Devin Cooper scored 19 points. Daquan Lilly scored 15 on 7-for-8 shooting. Terrence Whitfield scored 13, while Ace Carter had 12.

Javonte Cooke scored 33 for the Lions.  Ja’Shawn Brooks had 23.

Catawba hosts Coker on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

MARS HILL (97)  Cooke 33, Brooks 23, Gilyard 13, Bryant 12, Daniel 9, Powell 7, Elkins, Hartfield.

CATAWBA (113) — Haskett 29, Cooper 19, Lilly 15, Whitfield 13, Carter 12, McLeod 6, Constantine 6, Matthews 6, Zemonek 4, Dupree 3, Bowen.

Mars Hill   37   60   — 97

Catawba   50   63   — 113

HS girls wrestling

Salisbury’s Kalijah Moody was the champion at 113 pounds in the NCHSAA Women’s Wrestling Invitational at Carolina Courts in Concord.

Moody  won by pin over Morgan Tsui (NC School Of Science and Math).

Kalijah Moody  won by pin over Carissa Peters (South Granville)  in the semifinals.

Moody had a 20-2 record.


A.L. Brown’s Ashley Joplin won the championship at 145 pounds by pinning McKala Singleton (Fayetteville 71st).

In the semifinals,  Joplin  won by pin over Carly Manning (Apex Friendship).

Joplin went 11-2.

Catawba baseball

SALISBURY — Catawba’s baseball team won easily on Saturday, routing West Virginia State, 10-0.

It was a snow-filled home opener for the Indians (2-2) on Saturday afternoon at Newman Park.

Catawba swung the bats in spite of the weather and had 13 hits, including four homers.

  Greg Brown collected his first win of the year by going 5.1 innings while giving up four hits and striking out five. Sawyer Strickland, Kenny Dollenger, and Pearce Wilhelm helped complete the shutout.

Hunter Shepherd went 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

Zack Miller homered and drove in four runs.

Jackson Raper had a homer and two doubles. Joe Butts had two hits.

The teams play a doubleheader today, starting at 1 p.m. at Newman Park.

Catawba softball

Catawba softball has had four games postponed.

Catawba plans to host Lees-McRae in a doubleheader on Feb. 15.

Catawba lacrosse

Catawba fell to host Belmont Abbey 18-6 in a season-opening men’s lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.

Catawba tennis

Catawba claimed a 5-2 victory over host Limestone on Friday afternoon in women’s tennis.

• Catawba’s men lost to Limestone, 5-2.


HS boys wrestling

In NCHSAA dual team wrestling championship matches on Saturday,  Avery County claimed the 1A title with a 35-30 victory over Uwharrie Charter. Fred T. Foard earned the 2A title, defeating Croatan 59-9.

Northern Guilford won vs. Enka 42-31 for the 3A championship.

Hough edged Cardinal Gibbons  33-31 to win the 4A championship.

Women’s basketball

Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) had 12 points and eight rebounds for UNC Pembroke in a 66-62 loss to North Georgia on Saturday.


Bryanna Troutman (Salisbury) had  10 points and four boards for Wingate in Saturday’s 66-58 loss to Lincoln Memorial.


Tyzarea Alexander (Salisbury) had 14 points and seven rebounds for Methodist in Saturday’s 79-77 loss at Pfeiffer.

HS girls basketball

Ja’el Miller scored 25 points and had seven assists for Central Cabarrus in a 71-33 South Piedmont Conference win against A.L. Brown on Saturday.

Aniyah Tate had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Vikings. Mariah Barrie had 11 points and 10 boards.

Jaliyah Simmons scored 12 for the Wonders.

• A.L. Brown’s boys lost to the Vikings, 55-46.

Amari Grier and Mi’Keim Moore scored 11 each to lead the Wonders. Kheni Briggs scored 10, and , JD Glenn had nine.

JV girls basketball

Carson won 38-34 against Statesville on Friday.

Makayla Johnson scored 13 for the Cougars, and Allie Burns had 12.

Riley Isley and Kendall Barbee were defensive standouts.

Bronwyne Goodson led the Greyhounds with 14.

Salisbury Academy

  In Salisbury Academy’s 73-41 win against Sacred Heart, Deuce Walker scored 23 points for the Jaguars.  Jacob Mills scored 15, and Hank Webb had 11.

Salisbury Academy’s varsity boys and girls enter the tournament as the top seed.

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart’s varsity boys ended the regular season with two losses.

In a 66-59 loss to Immaculate Heart of Mary, Nick Loeblein scored 35 points.  James Holland had eight points, and Kaiden Dulkoski had six points and 11 rebounds.

• In a 71-43 loss to Salisbury Academy, Loeblein had 24 points.   Braulio Mercado had 11 rebounds.

All four Sacred Heart  middle school teams will  compete in the PECSAA Conference Tournament.

Varsity teams will compete in the Shamrock Tournament on Feb 14-16 in Charlotte.



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