Sports (969)

Girls basketball:
Northwestern Foothills:
Bunker Hill: 69
Fred T. Foard: 59

Draughn: 56
Patton: 45

East Burke: 64
West Iredell: 39

Alexander Central: 66
West Caldwell: 65

Freedom: 62
St. Stephens: 17

Hickory: 58
McDowell: 44

Watauga: 52
South Caldwell: 40

South Fork Athletic:
Maiden: 47
West Lincoln: 30

Newton-Conover: 53
Bandys: 41

Hibriten: 44
Bessemer City: 33

Boys basketball:
Northwestern Foothills:
Bunker Hill: 70
Fred T. Foard: 53

East Burke: 39
West Iredell: 37

Patton: 70
Draughn: 58

Alexander Central: 72
West Caldwell: 60

Freedom: 81
St. Stephens: 44

McDowell: 74
Hickory: 65

Watauga: 83
South Caldwell: 73

South Fork Athletic:
Bandys: 59
Newton-Conover: 53

Maiden: 68
West Lincoln: 38

Hibriten: 48
Bessemer City: 47

Monday, 18 December 2017 09:14

CVCC Men's Basketball Rallies For Win

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Behind a total team effort, the Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team erased a 15-point first-half deficit against Central Carolina Community College on Friday en route to a 93-70 win during the first day of the PDQ Classic at the Tarlton Complex.

Isayah Johnson scored 14 points and Victor Tshiona added 13 points in the win for the Red Hawks (4-6), who had six players reach double digits in scoring in the contest.

Caleb Bryson, Steve Ruszala, Dante Starr and Tyrell Ogelsby added 10 points apiece for Catawba Valley in its victory.

Trailing 19-4 in the first half, CVCC went on a 24-7 run to take control of the game for good against Central Carolina, and the Red Hawks outscored the Cougars 49-31 during the second half.

David Thompson scored 22 points to lead Central Carolina (8-8) on Friday.

The Red Hawks return to action on Saturday for the second and final day of the PDQ Classic.

Following a 1 p.m. contest between Guilford Tech and Central Carolina, CVCC faces Johnston Community College at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tarlton Complex.

Avery County: 55
West Caldwell: 36

Newton-Conover: 50
Fred T. Foard: 34

North Lincoln: 48
Hibriten: 44

Hibriten: 66
North Lincoln: 44

Newton-Conover: 58
Fred T. Foard: 47, OT

West Caldwell: 67
Avery County: 60

Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:13

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Wins Third Straight

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Team (4-5, 2-2) ran its winning streak to three games with a South Atlantic Conference road victory over Mars Hill (2-8, 0-4), 74-55, Wednesday night at Stanford Arena.

Lenoir-Rhyne was led by junior guard Cory Thomas (Louisville, Ky.) with 17 points including 15 in the second half to key the Bears' offensive output after intermission.

Redshirt freshman guard Darius Simmons (Raleigh, N.C.) totaled 13 points to go along with four rebounds and two assists for the Bears, who scored 47 points after halftime.

Mars Hill was led by Daniel Nassyr (Fayetteville, N.C.) and Austin Gilyard (Winston-Salem, N.C.) with 12 points each but the Lions were limited to just 33 percent shooting (22-of-66) for the contest. Mars Hill also hit just three-of-22 three-point attempts.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior forward Bertrand Awana (Yaounde, CAMEROON) had an impressive all-around game, totaling eight points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Awana leads the league in blocks with 27.

The Bears ran their winning streak to three games and earned their first victory on the road this year.

In the next round of South Atlantic Conference games on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Jefferson City, Tenn., to take on Carson-Newman

Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:12

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Defeats Mars Hill

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (8-4, 2-2) pushed its winning streak to four games with a convincing 90-64 victory over Mars Hill (1-10, 0-4) Wednesday evening in a South Atlantic Conference game at Stanford Arena.

Four players scored in double figures for the Bears – including a game-high 18 points from junior guard Madi Suddreth, an Alexander Central grad, and 17 points and seven assists from junior guard Kendall Toineeta (Cherokee, N.C.) – in the victory.

Suddreth ranks first in the league in scoring at 19.2 points per game while Toineeta tops the conference in assists at 6.4 per outing.

Holding a 20-19 lead at the end of the first period, Lenoir-Rhyne took control by outscoring Mars Hill by a 28-12 in the second stanza and never looked back. The Bears led by as many as 30 points – 81-51 – at the 6:33 mark of the fourth period.

The Lions were led by Shayla Smith (Johnston, Pa.) with 14 points but the Lions were limited to just 38 percent shooting (26-of-69) for the game. The Bears held a 51-37 advantage in rebounding as well.

The Bears handed the Lions their ninth straight loss.

Lenoir-Rhyne remains on the road to face Carson-Newman in a South Atlantic Conference game on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., in Jefferson City, Tenn.

The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team’s win streak came to an end on Tuesday night on the road at the hands of host Walters State.

The Red Hawks fell 75-48 to the Senators, losing for the first time in six games.

Shaniya Lester scored a team-high 20 points to pace CVCC (7-2) in the contest, while Zharia Brown added 11 points.

Zacharyia Esmon scored 19 points to lead the Senators (10-3) in their victory, while teammate Dajah Montgomery added 15 points.

The Red Hawks remained within striking distance after the first quarter, trailing 17-14 to the Senators.

However, Walters State outscored CVCC 23-12 in the second quarter, distancing itself en route to the non-conference victory.

The CVCC women’s basketball team returns to action on Sunday when it travels to Virginia Beach, Va. to take on Bryant & Stratton College. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

For the second time this season, Appalachian State senior Forrest Przybysz has been named the Southern Conference wrestler of the week.

The league office announced the winner Wednesday, three days after the 20th-ranked Przybysz (Jefferson, Ga.) earned a 10-4 decision at 174 pounds against Daniel Bullard from No. 6 NC State. It was only the second loss of the season for Bullard, who has dual victories against two other SoCon teams.

Przybysz improved to 4-1 in dual meets this year and 11-4 overall. He is 67-41 in his career.

Przybysz was also honored by the SoCon in mid-November, after he won by a 6-2 decision against Bloomsburg and opened the conference schedule with a pin against Davidson.

App State (3-2) returns to action Sunday at No. 20 Oklahoma (1-2).

Girls basketball:
Northwestern Foothills:
Draughn: 58
West Iredell: 42

Hibriten: 53
Bunker Hill: 52, 3 OT

Patton: 63
Fred T. Foard: 49

South Fork Athletic:
Lincolnton: 54
Newton-Conover: 46

Maiden: 61
Bandys: 45

East Burke: 70
Freedom: 56

St. Stephens: 45
South Iredell: 28

Statesville: 50
Alexander Central: 42

Boys basketball:
Northwestern Foothills:
Bunker Hill: 60
Hibriten: 53

Draughn: 67
West Iredell: 59

Patton: 62
Fred T. Foard: 50

South Fork Athletic:
Lincolnton: 78
Newton-Conover: 51

Maiden: 61
Bandys: 35

Freedom: 64
East Burke: 19

South Iredell: 82
St. Stephens: 57

Statesville: 61
Alexander Central: 34

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Savannah Drummonds has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Women’s Co-Field Athlete of the Week, league officials announced earlier today. Drummonds shares the award with Queens' To'Mara Carmichael.

Drummonds, a junior from Palm Coast, Fla., finished seventh in the women’s pole vault (10’6”) at the Mountaineer Open this past weekend at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, N.C. The mark was the second-best in program history.

Drummonds holds the school record in the indoor pole vault (11’0”) and earned NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region honors by the USTFCCCA last year. Drummonds is also the program record-holder for the outdoor pole vault (10’6”) and is a two-time outdoor track and field all-region honoree (2016-17) in the event as well.

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Track and Field returns to competition on Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13, in Johnson City, Tenn., in the East Tennessee State University Indoor Invitational.

Four men’s college basketball teams will compete during two days of competition at the PDQ Classic this Friday and Saturday at the Tarlton Complex.

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball program is hosting the event, which will feature the men’s basketball teams from CVCC, as well as Central Carolina, Guilford Tech and Johnston community colleges.

The PDQ Classic, formerly known as the CVCC Classic, has taken place since the 2014-15 men’s basketball season.

“We’ve been happy to host this tournament the past three years, but are excited to now partner with local business PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality),” said CVCC Athletic Director Nick Schroeder. “This unique partnership provides an opportunity to showcase four great community colleges across the state of North Carolina as well as promote PDQ. This tournament will be a springboard to promote competitive basketball and our relationship with PDQ as we go into the future.”

The community will also be a huge part in this two-day event.

The Newton-Conover youth basketball organization will be performing an exhibition during halftime of CVCC’s game on Friday against Central Carolina Community College.

There will be also several giveaways during the event, including free cookie coupons to the first 100 fans attending Friday’s games and a surprise halftime giveaway on Saturday.

Below is a complete schedule of the PDQ Classic:

PDQ Classic schedule

Friday’s games
Johnston vs. Guilford Tech, 4 p.m.
CVCC vs. Central Carolina, 6 p.m.

Saturday’s games
Central Carolina vs. Guilford Tech, 1 p.m.
CVCC vs. Johnston, 3 p.m.

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