Area Sports Briefs: Ace at Crescent

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 16, 2020

From staff reports
Mark Matney made a hole-in-one on Tuesday on the No. 8 hole at The Revival Golf Course at the Crescent.
Matney used an 8-iron from 129 yards.
The feat was witnessed by Rob Shoe.
College basketball
Newberry’s Luke Gibson (North Stanly) has been named the 2019-20 South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year the conference announced on Wednesday morning.
The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each of the Conference’s championship sports, and is voted on by the SAC’s Faculty Athletic Representatives Committee. The winners are selected based on their achievements in academics, athletics, service, and leadership.
Gibson is a senior accounting major with a 3.97 grade point average. He is a four-time dean’s list selection. Gibson played in all 29 games, scoring 11.9 points, with  2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He led the SAC in three-point shooting percentage, hitting 46.3 percent of his shots from long range.
Davidson County Community College’s Jamarius Hairston (Carson) picked up an offer from Shaw of the CIAA, his ninth D-II offer.
Catawba got a recent commitment from 6-foot-7 Anthony Peacock, a junior college star in Massachusetts.
High school football
West Rowan junior lineman Zeek Biggers has received another offer — from Old Dominion University.
High school basketball
Central Cabarrus standouts Ja’el Miller (UNC Pembroke) and Demi Case (Averett) announced college commitments.
Miller is a two-time player of the year in the South Piedmont Conference.
Lexington big man Alex Holt committed to High Point University.