Area Sports: Big game for Downs, Catawba women 4-0 start
Published Sunday 20 November 2022 1:05 am
From personnel reports
SALISBURY — The Catawba women’s basketball team went unbeaten Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym with a 74-56 win over Lander.
Catawba (4-0) shot 43.5 percent and forced 20 turnovers. The Indians started slowly but finished quickly.
Sara McIntosh scored 20 for the Indians. Janiya Downs (South Rowan) made two of Catawba’s five 3-pointers, scoring 17 points and leading the rebound with nine.
Mercedes Wampler and Lyrik Thorne each scored 15 points for the Indians, who pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Countries 17 13 17 9-56
Katavba 13 17 25 19 – 74
Catawba Scoring – McIntosh 20, Downs 17, Thorne 15, Wampler 15, Spry 3, Baker 2
SALISBURY – Catawba men’s basketball team rode to an 82-66 win over North Greenville at Goodman Gym on Saturday.
Catawba (4-1) took care of it in the first half with 58 percent shooting, including a 9-for-15 precision from the 3-point line.
Catawba extended a 17-point lead at halftime to a 23-point lead early in the second half.
DeAngelo Epps led the Indians by 18 points. Also in double figures were Adrian Scarborough (14), Javeon Jones (12) and Kris Robinson (11).
N.Greenville 30 36 — 66
Catawba 47 35 — 82
Catawba Scoring – Epps 18, Scarborough 14, Jones 12, Robinson 11, Wallace 9, Gerald 8, Kowalski 3, McKeehan 3, Ethridge 2, Tinsley 2.
Jailen Williams (Carson) had 15 points, six steals and five rebounds in 21 minutes as Claflin routed Morris 109-59.
SALISBURY — The Livingstone women’s basketball team scored their first win on Saturday afternoon, rolling 70-42 over the Apprentice School.
After a tight first half at New Trent Gym, the Blue Bears blasted it with a great third quarter.
Jamiah Lane led the Blue Bears with 18 points while Samiyah Briggs had 16.
apartment school 6 17 7 12 – 42
Livingstone 10 17 27 16 – 70
LC Score – Lane 18, Briggs 16, Boyce 9, Carter 6, A. Alexander 6, Clay 3, J. Alexander 3, Marcus 3, Terrell 2, Lake 2, Chambers 2.
Mars Hill linebacker Jabril Norman (Salisbury) was named the second team linebacker for the Mountain Division.
Carson-Newmans Andrew Bradshaw (Carson) was the first team long snapper for the Mountain Division.
Catawba’s only first teamer for the Piedmont Division was return specialist Kujuan Pryor.
Pryor made the second team as the receiver. Clayton Crile was the second team’s punter and kicker while DB Ny Brown made up the second team.
collegiate cross-country skiing
Madison Clay became the first Catawba cross country runner to win a regional title in Wingate on Saturday. She ran 21:33 on the 6 km course.
Catawba qualified as a team for the D-II Nationals with a third place finish. Catawba’s Raina Andrews was fourth at 10:12 p.m.
Pfeiffer’s Madison Lowery ran 23:12 at the Division III Nationals in Lansing, Michigan and finished 77th in a field of 293.
The women’s 6K meeting was held on a snowy track with temperatures in the 20s and 15mph winds.
Robert Marchinko coaches the Falcons.
Tori Hester (West Rowan) had 18 kills, 18 digs and three aces for Troy in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to James Madison in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Flagler defeated Augusta 3-2 to advance into the Southeast Regional championship game against Saturday night’s match winner Wingate-Lander.
Carolina University (formerly Piedmont International) won the NCCAA D1 South Region Championship on Saturday.
The Winston-Salem School beat Bob Jones in the finals. West Davidson graduate Alessandra Lopez scored the deciding goal for the Bulls.
Former South Rowan coach Kyle Neal is the head coach of Carolina International. Mary Jester (South Rowan) has been a starter for four years.
Top-seeded Columbus State won the Southeast Regional and advanced by beating Flagler 4-2 in PKs after the teams drew a 1-4.
Charlotte QB Chris Reynolds (Davie) was 20-to-30 for 268 yards in Saturday’s 26-21 win over Louisiana Tech.
Reynolds has surpassed 10,000 yards in his career.
Keion Adams (Salisbury) is a defensive end for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Winnipeg is taking part in the Gray Cup, the Super Bowl of the Canadian Football League, tonight at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Trey Hill took first place in the Buddy Lowery Invitational Tournament in Davie as Carson opened the season.
Joseph Little, Christian Kluttz, Cole Kirkpatrick and Joe Giles tied for second place for the Cougars.
Wrestling results can be reported to [email protected]
East Rowan senior Morgan Padgett announced a commitment to UNC Pembroke.
Padgett is a versatile defender. As a junior, he batted .309 with 24 RBIs for the Mustangs.
He plays flagship baseball for the South Charlotte Panthers.
AL Brown’s Ty Woods was named Punter/Kicker of the Year for the Greater Metro Conference.
Hickory defeated Jacksonville 2-1 for the 3A state championship. Cardinal Gibbons defeated Weddington 1-0 for the 4A title.
Carson’s boys opened Friday with a 61-53 loss in Mount Pleasant.
Jonah Drye scored 12 for the Cougars. Collin Ball had 11 and BJ Howard and Cameron Burleyson added eight each for the Cougars, who play at AL Brown on Monday. Adam Sheparis scored 29 for the Tigers.
Madilyn Cherry (20) and Kynlee Dextraze (16) set career highs as South Rowan opened with a 56-43 win over West Iredell on Friday.
Allie Martin had 12 points and seven rebounds in Carson’s 41-38 loss at Mount Pleasant on Friday.
Mackenzie Chabala scored 34 points for 1 of 1 Prep Academy in Saturday 86-26 win over Cabarrus Charter.