Led by five double-digit scorers and a season-high 54 points in the paint, Appalachian State University women's basketball rocketed to their largest conference victory in two years, downing Arkansas State 76-50 on Thursday night at the Holmes Center.
The Mountaineers (7-7, 2-1 Sun Belt) used 45.7 percent shooting and staunch defense to hand the Red Wolves (3-12, 1-2 Sun Belt) their largest defeat since 2012-13 when they lost to Middle Tennessee, 93-49.
Appalachian was led by Bria Carter, who finished with a career-high 20 points to go along with five rebounds, two steals and one block. Right behind her was Joi Jones, who tallied 13 points, five rebounds and two steals as well as one takeaway on the night.
Bayley Plummer finished the game with her first career double-double, having 10 points and pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds. Her career-high 11 boards matched the team total for Arkansas State for the game.
Plummer becomes the first freshman since Maryah Sydnor to tally a double-double. Sydnor's came against Chattanooga on March 4, 2012 (30 points, 10 rebounds).
Q. Murray continued her strong season with 12 points, three rebounds and two steals, while Brooklyn Allen finished with career-high 10 points and five rebounds to go along with four assists.
The Mountaineers refused to give up after the first shot all evening, setting a season-high for second-chance points. App State out-rebounded the Red Wolves 51-35 to get 29 second-effort points. Their 51 rebounds ties a season-high as well.
Also on the defensive side, the Black and Gold forced 26 miscues, which led to a season-high 29 points-off-turnovers. The 26 turnovers is the most that Arkansas State has given up all season.
Leading the rim protection was Ashley Bassett-Smith, who finished with a season-high five rejections while also snagging six rebounds on the night.
The Mountaineers will look to extend their current win streak to three games on Saturday when they take on Little Rock at the Holmes Center. Tipoff is set for 1pm.
The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team defeated Bryant and Stratton 74-64 at home Thursday night at the Tarlton Complex.
Fred T. Foard grad Nolan Whitener had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Whitener would also have five steams on the night as well.
Whitener was one of four players to score in double digits for the Red Hawks. Derrick Brewer had a game high 21 points and Kennan Turpin and Emmanuel Wembi each added 10.
With the win, the Red Hawks improve to 9-5 overall and are 3-2 in conference play. CVCC is scheduled to play Sunday at home against Pitt Community College at 3pm.
The Hickory Metro Sports Commission’s annual Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame nomination period includes a new opportunity to salute the county’s strong sports heritage.
For the first time, the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for an Exceptional Team of Excellence. The new award aims to salute a standout amateur or professional team from the past. Election will be based on outstanding accomplishments including regional, state or national recognition and championships or notable records.
“This is the public’s chance to nominate a team that they feel is deserving. We urge people to be a part of the process for this inaugural Team of Excellence. We need help finding the best nominees that reflect the strong tradition of team sports in this county,” said Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame Chairman JuJu Phillips. “I hope this new recognition becomes a very special and important aspect of the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame.”
Established in 2000, the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame aims to recognize the extraordinary efforts and achievements of athletes, coaches, teams and contributors, while reinforcing a sense of history and tradition in Catawba County.
The Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for both individuals and Teams of Excellence through Tuesday, Feb. 21. The public can submit nominations online at www.hickorymetrosports.com.
"We are looking forward to honoring more local sports legends again this year," Phillips said. "Catawba County has been very fortunate to have outstanding athletes, coaches and supporters who have been instrumental in building the sports heritage here."
Already, 74 men and women are enshrined in the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame at Hickory’s Highland Recreation Center. Plaques representing Hall of Fame members are on permanent display and are available for public viewing daily at the recreation center.
Hall of Fame members represent a broad variety of sports, and they are individuals who distinguished themselves as athletes, coaches and/or supporters of athletic endeavors in Catawba County.
New members to the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame and the Exceptional Team of Excellence will be inducted during a ceremony at the Hickory Highland Recreation Center in May.
Nomination forms are also available at the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce office, located at 1055 Southgate Corporate Park Southwest in Hickory. Mail nominations to c/o Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1828, Hickory, N.C., 28601.
Junior Appalachian State University men’s tennis student-athlete Scott Webster (Perth,Australia/Scotch College) landed in the Oracle/International Tennis Association (ITA) national and regional rankings after a spectacular sophomore campaign.
Webster comes in as 102nd in the nation and one of two players (Tuki Jacobs - South Alabama) from the Sun Belt to be named to the list. Regionally, Webster debuts at 14th in the Carolina Region with student-athletes from Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina and South Carolina.
In 2016, the junior netter tied a team high with 13 wins as the primary No. 1 in singles play while finishing 13-3 in a superb doubles campaign with former Mountaineer, Jan-Willem Kleynhans. Webster endured at least two four-match win streaks including a five-match win streak in singles competition. With Kleynhans, the duo would go on a nine-match win streak as the top duo.
Webster helped lead the Mountaineers to their most wins since the 2012 season and their first-ever Sun Belt Tournament win, upending the then-defending tournament champions, Troy. Webster was named to the Sun Belt All-Second Singles and Doubles squad. In two full seasons as a Mountaineer, Webster has put up impressive numbers, posting a 31-8 mark in singles competition and a 25-10 record in doubles play.
App State will open up the spring slate on Jan. 21 on the road at UNC Wilmington.
Caldwell Communtiy College men's basketball team won over Davidson County Communtiy College 83-75 Wednesday night at home. The Cobras avenged a 94-91 setback back in November to the previously undefeated and number one ranked team in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 3 polls. Wednesday, Caldwell raced out to a 40-29 halftime lead and would hold on for the win.
Four players scored in double figures for the Cobras, led by Jahi Hughes who had 16 points. Jahmeel Watts added 10 points and both he and Hughes were one rebound shy of having a double-double.
Davidson County, who averages 49.1 percent shooting per game and 109.8 points per game this season, was held to a dismal 30 percent shooting on the night and 75 points.
With the win, Caldwell improves to 13-3 on the season. The Cobras open conference play up Wednesday, January 11 at Clinton Junior College.
The Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball team fell in overtime to Newberry 80-75 Wednesday night at home.
The Bears had a 19 points halftime lead evaporate in the second half and the Bears could only manage two points in the extra frame in losing to the Wolves. Lenoir-Rhyne led for 39 minutes and 38.6 seconds. The Bears would score first 19 seconds in, then see Newberry tie the game with 2.4 seconds remaining in regulation.
Lenoir-Rhyne was led by Reed Lucas who had 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting. Lucas had 18 of his points come from behind the arc as he was 6-of-10 shooting from the three-point line. As a team, the Bears were 13-of-40 from three point land. Conversely, Newberry was 16-of-50 shooting from downtown. The two teams combined to throw up 90 three point shots. Three quarters of the shots taken by Newberry were a three point attempt (75 attempts). The Wolves are the top team in NCAA Division II in made three point field goals with 15.5 per game this season.
With the loss, the Bears fall to 5-7 overall and 4-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Anderson on Saturday.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team (8-5, 4-3) got back to its winning ways with a 50-36 victory over Newberry (7-4, 3-4) Wednesday evening in a South Atlantic Conference game at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior forward Morgan Cooper (Virginia Beach, Va.) led the way with a game-team 14 points while sophomore forward Madi Suddreth (Taylorsville, N.C.) added 12 points as the Bears held the Wolves to just 23 percent shooting (13-of-57) for the contest in the setback.
Newberry was led by Shelby Britten (Shepparton, Vic, Australia) with 13 points and Jaya Shultz (Santa Clarita, Calif.) with eight points and 17 rebounds in the losing effort.
Lenoir-Rhyne’s defense, the top-ranked unit in the conference, was on full display tonight. The Bears held the Wolves to just five points in the third period and used a 14-0 run to end the stanza on their way to the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne also improved to 7-0 at home and has now won 14 straight games at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium dating back to last year.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior forward Alecia Bell (Newport News, Va.) added 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench in the victory. Lenoir-Rhyne also held Newberry to one three-pointer in 12 attempts and blocked six shots in the triumph.
In the next round of South Atlantic Conference games on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Anderson, S.C., to take on Anderson.
North Piedmont Conference:
Alexander Central: 58
Lake Norman: 39
Fred T. Foard: 42
St. Stephens: 59
South Caldwell: 60
South Mountain Athletic Conference:
East Burke: 90
Southern District 7:
Bunker Hill: 46
East Lincoln: 35
West Caldwell: 70
West Lincoln: 41
North Piedmont Conference:
Lake Norman: 54
Alexander Central: 52
Fred T. Foard: 41
South Caldwell: 57
St. Stephens: 54
South Mountain Athletic Conference:
East Burke: 71
Southern District 7:
East Lincoln: 60
Bunker Hill: 38
West Caldwell: 64
West Lincoln: 57
Appalachian State University head women’s golf coach Heather Brown announced the 2017 spring schedule on Tuesday. The Mountaineers will participate in five tournaments in the spring, hosting their annual Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate in Morganton.
“We have a familiar slate for spring 2017 which should bode well for our upperclassmen,” Brown said. “We have also added the River Landing Classic, which will include some of the top teams. I am confident we will build on our success in the fall, keep improving and head into the Sun Belt Championship ready to compete!”
Appalachian launches the spring slate by traveling to Wallace, N.C. to participate in the River Landing Classic on March 9-10. The Black and Gold then head to the Low Country Intercollegiate in Bluffton, S.C. (March 18-19). The Mountaineers finished fourth of 18 teams in last year’s Low Country Intercollegiate as the team shot a 314 overall score. Emily Stinson (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) carded a team-best 153 on the tournament, with a 75 on day one and a 78 on day two (+9) to finish ninth overall.
Rounding out the month of March, the Mountaineers will play in the John Kirk Panther Invitational in Stockbridge, Ga. on March 26-28.
App State will host its lone tournament of the spring 2017 season when it welcomes teams to the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate on April 2-3. The Apps will look to three-peat the tournament, having claimed first place the past two years. Last year, Savanna Wood (Boone, N.C./Watauga) led the Mountaineers with a team-low 75 and 73 – good for second place overall.
After the home tournament, the Mountaineers will head to compete against conference foes in the 2017 Sun Belt Championship tournament in Muscle Shoals, Ala.
2017 SPRING APPALACHIAN STATE WOMEN’S GOLF SCHEDULE
Date - Tournament - Location
March 9-10 - River Landing Classic - Wallace, N.C.
March 18-19 - Low Country Intercollegiate - Bluffton, S.C.
March 26-28 - John Kirk Panther Invitational - Stockbridge, Ga.
April 2-3 - Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate - Morganton, N.C.
April 17-19 - 2017 Sun Belt Championship - Muscle Shoals, Ala.
*Bold denotes home tournament
Freedom High School Principal Mike Swan announces Jim Bob Bryant is slated to be the Patriots new head football coach. Bryant has 20 years of teaching and coaching experience and has been a high school head football coach for the past 14 years. He comes to Freedom after nine seasons as head football coach at Havelock High School in Craven County.
“We are very excited to welcome Coach Bryant to the Patriot family and look forward to him taking the helm of our football team. Coach Bryant is a two-time Associated Press North Carolina Football Coach of the Year, has won three state championship games and has a very impressive overall winning record on the football field. Just as impressive is Bryant’s success with student athletes and his character development and community service programs off the field.”
Bryant said, “I am excited to become the next head football coach at Freedom High School and look to build on an already great football tradition. I loved my years at Havelock High School and will ever be grateful to Principal Dr. Jeffrey Murphy and Havelock, but I am ready for a new challenge. Football is a team game, and I will need help from the administration, assistant coaches, players and the Freedom football community to be successful. I have always lived and coached in eastern North Carolina and look forward to coaching in the western part of the state. My wife and I have always wanted to live in or near the mountains, and we are excited about the next chapter in our lives.”
Bryant played quarterback for Guildford College and has a bachelor’s of science degree in exercise and sports science from East Carolina University. Before becoming the head coach at Havelock High School, he spent five seasons as the head coach at Greene Central High School and seven seasons as offensive coordinator at Williamston High School. His overall head coaching record is 160-35. Bryant has had 58 players go on to play football in college, and he has lead character development and volunteer/community service programs for his players.
In addition to the three state championship wins, during Bryant’s tenure at Havelock High School, the football team won seven conference championships, made seven eastern final appearances and won four east region championships.
Bryant is married to Mary Candace Bryant, who has two sons. He enjoys outdoor activities, including bungee jumping, surfing and skiing, as well as lifting weights, fantasy football and spending time with friends and family.
The Burke County Board of Education votes on all personnel matters during regular monthly meetings.
Bryant’s coaching highlights include:
2008-2016 - Head Football Coach at Havelock High School
118-16 overall record
2008 - Turned around a program that had only won 7 games the previous 3 years; went 8-4 in first season as head coach and tied for 2nd in conference.
2009-2015 Coastal Conference Champions, only 1 conference loss in 7 years.
2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 Conference Coach of the Year
2009 - 13-2 Eastern Finals
2010- 11-4 Eastern Finals
2011 - 3A State Champions, beat 3-time defending state Champions West Rowan 38-6; 16-0 record: Max-Preps led state in total yards and points; NC AP State Coach of the Year
2012 - 3A State Champions, beat Concord 55-21; 15-1 record; Max-Preps led state in total yards and points
2013 - 3A State Champions, beat Concord 21-13; 16-0 record; Max-Preps 3A led state in total defense; NC AP State Coach of the Year; Coached in Semper Fidelis All-American Game
2014 - 3A State Runner-up; 14-2 record; Max-Preps led state in total yards and total points; Selected to Coach in Under Armour All-American Game
2015 - Conference Champions; 12-1 Over-All Record
2016 -East Regional Finalist; 13-2 Over-All Record; Carolina Panthers NFL Coach of the Week.
2003-2007 Head Football Coach at Greene Central High School
42-19 Overall record
2003 and 2005 - EPC Champions (Three 2nd Place finishes)
2003 and 2005 - Coach of the Year
2003, 2005, and 2007 - Area Coach of the Year
2001 - Started NC Shrine Bowl Combines
2007 - Selected to coach in NC Shrine Bowl (33 years old)
1996-2002 Offensive Coordinator at Williamston High School
1999 - 1A State Championship
2001-2002 - State Runner-up
Appalachian State University men’s basketball got a career-high 14 points from Isaac Johnson (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) and eight rebounds, coupled with Patrick Good (Johnson City, Tenn./David Crockett) tying his career-high of 21 points, but it would not be enough in a 84-69 defeat at University of Texas-Arlington on Monday night.
The Mountaineers (5-8, 0-2 Sun Belt) opened the game on a hot start with back-to-back threes from Ronshad Shabazz (Raleigh, N.C./Huntington Prep (W.V.)) and Kelvin Robinson (Little Rock, Ark./Episcopal) and led 13-6 at the first media timeout.
For the majority of the first half, the Black and Gold held the advantage over the Mavericks (12-3, 2-0 Sun Belt) including a four point lead at 24-20 with 8:26 remaining in the half. However, UTA would go on a 13-2 run and take a 33-26 lead with 2:44 remaining.
Appalachian would finish the half strong on a 7-4 run with buckets from Griffin Kinney (Delaware, Ohio/Fork Union Military Academy) and Good to trail by just four at the break.
Despite a late run in the first half from the Mavs, Appalachian came out in the second half with a hook shot from Kinney and two free throws from Emarius Logan (Columbia, S.C./White Knoll) to knot the score at 37-37 just 38 seconds into the half.
Unfortunately, the Mountaineers would go scoreless over the next 2:11 and UTA would engineer a 9-0 run - pushing its lead to 11 at 51-40 following a 3-pointer from Kevin Hervey. For the game, Hervey finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Mavericks.
The Apps would keep battling and came to within eight points at 54-46 following a Logan free throw. The Mavericks, however, would keep the Mountaineers at a safe distance the rest of the way with App State not coming closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
Kinney finished the game with his third ultra-impressive performance in a row with eight points and seven rebounds.
To go with Good’s 21 points, the true freshman finished 7-for-12 from the field, including an incredible 7-of-11 from downtown. Robinson also finished with nine points on the night.
The Mountaineers shared the ball at a really good clip, posting 18 assists on 23 field goals.
Appalachian State will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 7 when it hosts Little Rock as part of a doubleheader. Tipoff is set for 3:30 p.m. from inside the Holmes Center.
Notes: With the loss, App State falls to 1-5 all-time against UTA … Patrick Good finished with a career-high seven 3-pointers en route to tying his career-high with 21 points … Isaac Johnson notched a career-high 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting … Johnson also finished with a team-high eight rebounds … Griffin Kinney finished another solid game with eight points and seven rebounds … the Mountaineers grabbed 39 rebounds … App State assisted on 18 of its 23 field goals in the game ... 44 of the Mountaineers' 69 points were produced by freshmen.
Appalachian State University wrestling had three wrestlers battle for placing in the Southern Scuffle to start the new year, with sophomore Matt Zovistoski (Paramus, N.J./St. Joseph Regional) placing seventh in the 149-pound weight class.
Against a field of 23, the 17th-ranked Mountaineers (7-2, 3-0 Southern Conference) finished with a team score of 36 to end the two-day event 14th overall, the second-highest representative of the SoCon with the host team Mocs placing just three spots higher.
Zovistoski led all Mountaineers with a 6-2 record, getting key wins against Alex Butler of Missouri, Joe Oliva of Penn State and Nick Montgomery of Cleveland State. The sophomore also faced two SoCon opponents on the day, going 2-0 against The Citadel and Campbell.
Also competing for placement was freshman Colby Smith (Wentzville, Mo./Holt), who went 3-3 on the event, getting wins against Marshall Brown of NC State, Korbin Myers of Edinboro and Cole Baumgartner of Duke. Senior heavyweight Denzel Dejournette (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) also battled for placement, finishing 3-2 over the two days, getting wins against Sam Breese of Edinboro and Cory Daniel of North Carolina, while also getting a pin against Jordan Karst of Utah Valley.
With the three victories at the Southern Scuffle, Dejournette eclipsed the 120-win mark for his career. He currently ranks third in program history for wins behind All-Americans Kyle Blevins (‘08-’12 – 124) and Austin Trotman (‘07-’12 – 129).
Junior Forrest Przybysz (Jefferson, Ga./Jefferson) finished 3-2 overall, defeating Quentin Perez of Campbell and Cameron Harrell of Virginia before getting an 8-6 sudden victory decision over Isaiah Patton of Northern Iowa.
Sophomore Irvin Enriquez (Aberdeen, N.C./Pinecrest) took down A.J. Vindici of Penn State with a huge 17-8 major decision before pinning Chase Call of Utah Valley in 2:56 to finish 2-2 overall. Junior Nick Kee (Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland) also finished even for the open, getting an 8-4 decision over Christopher Pfarr of Minnesota and a 12-2 major decision over Michael Billingsley of Air Force.
Also helping Appalachian with wins was junior David Peters-Logue (Hillsborough, N.C./Orange) who downed Elijah Kerr-Brown for the second time this season in a 5-2 decision. Sophomore Randall Diabe (Greensboro, N.C./James B. Dudley) was able to take down Duke’s Tyler Patrick in a close, 3-1 decision, while Demetreus Kostis (Boone, N.C./Watauga) made his debut of the season, getting a victory over Cody Lambert of Navy with a 6-1 decision.
The Mountaineers will return home to Varsity Gym on Jan. 8 when they host SoCon foe The Citadel, as well as Clarion in a Sunday doubleheader. The action begins at 2 p.m.
John Erneste (Missouri) pinned Demetreus Kostis (APP), 4:25
Demetreus Kostis (APP) def. Cody Lambert (Navy), 6-1 dec.
Korbin Myers (Edinboro) def. Demetreus Kostis (APP), 7-6 dec.
Demetreus Kostis (APP) finished 1-2
No. 7 Colby Smith (APP) def. Marshall Brown (NC State), 15-1 maj. dec.
No. 7 Colby Smith (APP) def. Korbin Myers (Edinboro), 5-3 dec.
No. 2 Scott Parker (Lehigh) def. No. 7 Colby Smith (APP), 12-8 maj. dec.
No. 7 Colby Smith (APP) def. Cole Baumgartner (Duke), 8-2 dec.
No. 3 Kevin Devoy (Drexel) def. No. 7 Colby Smith (APP), 10-4 dec.
Korbin Myers (Edinboro) def. Colby Smith (APP), 7-4 dec. (7th Place)
Colby Smith (APP) finished 3-3
No. 6 Matt Manley (Missouri) pinned Irvin Enriquez (APP), 3:21
Irvin Enriquez (APP) def. A.J. Vindici (Penn State), 17-8 maj. dec.
Irvin Enriquez (APP) pinned Chase Call (Utah Valley), 2:56
Ryan Pomrinca (Lehigh) def. Irvin Enriquez (APP), 3-2 dec.
Irvin Enriquez finished 2-2
Kennedy Monday (Unat. North Carolina) def. Miller Clark (APP), 4-2 dec.
Dylanger Potter (Chattanooga) def. Miller Clark (APP), 9-1 maj. dec.
Miller Clark (APP) finished 0-2
No. 7 Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Alex Butler (Missouri), 4-0 dec.
No. 7 Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Joe Oliva (Penn State), 3-1 dec./S-V
Nick Montgomery (Cleveland State) pinned No. 7 Matt Zovistoski (APP), 1:37
No. 7 Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Ben Barton (Campbell), 7-2 dec.
No. 7 Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Cortlandt Schuyler (Lehigh), 4-3 dec.
No. 7 Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Ty Buckiso (The Citadel), 3-1 dec./S-V
No. 4 Laike Gardner (Lehigh) def. No. 7 Matt Zovistoski (APP), MD 16-4
No. 7 Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Nick Montgomery (Cleveland State), 8-3 dec. (7th place)
Matt Zovistoski (APP) finished 6-2 for 7th place at 149
No. 1 Joe Smith (Oklahoma State) def. Angel Najar (APP), 11-3 maj. dec.
Phyllip Deloach (Missouri) def. Angel Najar (APP), 6-3 dec.
Angel Najar (APP) finished 0-2
No. 4 Jake Short (Minnesota) def. Laken Cooke (APP), 6-2 dec.
Ryan Mosley (Gardner-Webb) def. Laken Cooke (APP), 13-2 maj. dec.
Laken Cooke (APP) finished 0-2
Chase Delande (Edinboro) def. Gavin Londoff (APP), 9-0 maj. dec.
Taylor Simaz (Cornell) def. Gavin Londoff (APP), 8-3 dec.
Gavin Londoff (APP) finished 0-2
No. 1 Elliot Lewis (Missouri) pinned Elliott Raiford (APP), 2:40
John Weiss (Campbell) def. Elliott Raiford (APP), 12-1 maj. dec.
Elliott Raiford finished 0-2
Keilan Torres (Northern Colorado) pinned Forrest Przybysz (APP), 1:43
Forrest Przybysz (APP) def. Quetin Perez (Campbell), 6-3 dec.
Forrest Przybysz (APP) def. Cameron Harrell (Virginia), 14-3 maj. dec.
Forrest Przybysz (APP) def. Isaiah Patton (Northern Iowa), 8-6 dec./S-V
Cole Walter (Lehigh) def. Forrest Przybysz (APP), 3-2 dec.
Forrest Przybysz (APP) finished 3-2
Nick Kee (APP) def. Christopher Pfarr (Minnesota), 8-4 dec.
No. 5 Ryan Preisch (Lehigh) pinned Nick Kee (APP), 6:51
Nick Kee (APP) def. Michael Billingsley (Air Force), 12-2 maj. dec.
S. Mappes (Chattanooga) def. Nick Kee (APP), 6-4 dec./S-V
Nick Kee (APP) finished 2-2
Max Dean (Unat. Finger Lakes Prep) def. David Peters-Logue (APP), 8-6 dec.
David Peters-Logue (APP) def. Elijah Kerr-Brown (North Carolina), 5-2 dec.
Jacob Holschlag (Northern Iowa) def. David Peters-Logue (APP), 3-2 dec.
David Peters-Logue (APP) finished 1-2
Randall Diabe (APP) def. Tyler Patrick (Duke), 3-1 dec.
No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) def. Randall Diabe (APP), 15-0 TF
D.J. Smith (Chattanooga) def. Randall Diabe (APP), 3-1 dec.
Randall Diabe (APP) finished 1-2
No. 4 Denzel Dejournette (APP) def. Sam Breese (Edinboro), 12-2 maj. dec.
No. 4 Denzel Dejournette (APP) pinned Jordan Karst (Utah Valley), 3:27
No. 5 Jackob Kasper (Duke) def. No. 4 Denzel Dejournette (APP), 9-7 dec.
No. 4 Denzel Dejournette (APP) def. Cory Daniel (North Carolina), 12-5 dec.
No. 7 Billy Miller (Edinboro) def. No. 4 Denzel Dejournette (APP), 7-3 dec. (7th place)
Denzel Dejournette (APP) finished 3-2
No. 3 Nathan Butler (Stanford) def. Cary Miller (APP), 6-1 dec.
Dustin Dennison (Utah Valley) def. Cary Miller (APP), 12-4 maj. dec.
Cary Miller (APP) finished 0-2
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team (7-5) fell to Livingstone (5-7), 76-61, Monday afternoon at New Trent Gymnasium.
The Blue Bears were paced by Deonna Young (Winston-Salem, N.C.), who came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points while Zena Lovette (High Point, N.C.) added a double-double – 13 points and 13 rebounds – as Livingstone handed Lenoir-Rhyne its second straight loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne was led by senior center Chelsey Romero (Hampton, Va.) with a team-high 18 points while senior forward Brooke Robinson (Vale, N.C.) added 15 points but the Bears turned the ball over 26 times in the setback.
Livingstone held a 35-30 advantage at intermission before taking control by scoring the first 10 points of the second half to take its largest lead of the contest.
Brittany Taylor (Suitland, Md.) added 16 points for Livingstone, who hit eight three-pointers and pulled down 14 offensive rebounds in the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior forward Morgan Cooper (Virginia Beach, Va.) scored 12 points off the bench but the Bears hit just two-of-13 three-point attempts in the setback.
Lenoir-Rhyne returns to South Atlantic Conference play on Wednesday against Newberry at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium beginning at 6:00 p.m.
West Caldwell is in search of a new head football coach. Chip English is taking another job out of state as he announced on Monday.
English leaves the Warriors after three seasons. English compiled a record of 21-16 in that time. His first team in 2014 missed out on the playoffs, but in the last two seasons, the Warriors advanced into the second round of the playoffs. This season, West Caldwell shared the Southern District-7 title with Lincolnton with a 6-1 conference mark.