The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team shot just 16-for-51 (31.4 percent) from the field in a tough 59-54 loss at Coker on Saturday afternoon. The Bears went just 5-of-23 in the the first half and connected on 3-of-16 from long range in the game.
Karlie Bearden recorded another double-double, finishing with 12 points and 10 boards. Bearden has now recorded four double-doubles over her past five contests and added a pair of blocked shots in this one.
Kennedy Weigt added a team-high 14 points on the day and hit two of the Bears three triples on the afternoon. Weigt's one steal gave her 50 on her career.
Nakia Hooks added nine points and eight boards in 23 minutes off the bench and went 9-for-10 from the free throw line.
Coker used a 23-point fourth quarter to earn the victory. The teams went into the fourth in a 36-36 tie but Coker did enough in the last 10 minutes to come away on top.
Erin Houser had a game-high 23 points and added 13 boards for the Cobras.
LR drops to 6-1 all-time against Coker under Head Coach Cameron Sealey.
With the loss and a win by UVA-Wise, the Bears are in an eighth-place tie in the league standings with the top eight making the conference tournament.
LR is 9-15 overall and 7-11 in the South Atlantic Conference. L-R will return home to face UVA-Wise at home on Wednesday at 5:30.
The Lenoir-Rhyne softball opened up the opening day of the Bear Bash with dominating wins over Virginia St., 17-2 and Johnson C. Smith, 12-2 on Saturday. The Bears won each game in five innings and scored a combined 29 runs on the afternoon.
LR jumped ahead with a four-run top of the first that saw LR draw three walks and were hit by a pitch. Lauren Rakes drew a bases-loaded walk to put LR on the board and Talon LaClair and Mackenzi Swain scored on a wild pitches. The fourth run crossed on an RBI single from Ashten Hinkle.
The Bears would explode for 10 runs in the second at bat. LR pounded out eight hits in the frame and 10 straight batters reached base safely. Rakes cleared the bases with a 3-RBI double and scored on a double from Hinkle. After Savannah Moorefield was drilled with the bases loaded, Kylee Leonhardt doubled home a pair. LaClair followed with a 2-RBI two-bagger and Leanna Sherrill doubled home LaClar as the rout was on.
With a 14-0 lead, Morgan Beeler cruised to her third win of the year. Her lone blemishes came on a solo shot to left and and bases loaded walk. The freshman fired four innings and struck out seven, including the first four she faced.
11 different players recorded at least one hit for LR.
Against Johnson C. Smith, the Bears started just like game one for the Bears, with a four-spot in the bottom of the first. Lora Beth Wood knocked in a pair with a single to right field and another run would cross on a wild pitch. Hinkle drove in her third run of the day with an infield single.
After a solo homer from the Golden Bulls cut the lead to 4-1, the Bears responded with a 5-spot in the bottom of the second. Homers from Leonhardt and Swain highlighted the inning.
Leonhardt finished 3-for-3 with three rns scored and two RBI and LaClair was a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs. Wood would go 2-for-3 and drive in three as LR c
Lauren Rakes improved to 4-0 with a complete game effort. The freshman allowed just four hits and struck out three.
Game one was Shena Hollar's 1100th game coached for the Bears, Hollar's record moved to 820-280 with the victory over Virginia State.
This was the second all-time meeting between LR and Virginia State. The first meeting was in 2017 in Cary, N.C. The Bears beat the Trojans that day 13-0 in 5 innings.
Game one was Leonhardt's 100th career game for the junior catcher. Leonhardt has started all 100 games in her career.
Swain notched her 20th career homer in the second game.
After suffering an 18-4 blowout loss at the hands of Saint Leo in 2019, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Lacrosse Team nearly pulled off the upset of the No. 23 Lions in 2020 but fell by a final score of 16-15 on Friday afternoon. The Bears had the ball with a chance to tie late but came up empty as the final horn sounded.
Gia Colombo was the standout for the Bears, leading LR with four goals scored and six draw controls. Colombo added three caused turnovers to her stat line.
A game after scoring eight goals on eight shots, redshirt junior Alyssa Sack netted a hat trick to give her 11 goals on the young season. Michelle Tang and Jillian Seker each scored a pair of goals for the Bears.
Delaney Chrisco paced the visitors with a four-goal performance, including a pair after the Bears tied it up at 12 apiece late in the second half.
The LR defense held tight in the second half. After allowing a goal at the 23-minute mark, the Bears kept the high-powered Lions off the scoreboard for the next 11:15 of game time.
LR held a 30-28 advantage in shots and each team turned the ball over 22 times.
The Bears are now 46-40 all-time in games played at Moretz Stadium.
LR is now 4-3 all-time against Saint Leo with the last victory coming in 2013. The Lions have won three straight in the series.
The Bears narrowly missed their third win all-time against a ranked program.
LR is now 15-17 all-time in the month of February.
Lenoir-Rhyne is 1-1 on the season. The Bears will continue their six-game homestand to open the 2020 campaign when No. 6 Tampa comes to Hickory next Saturday at 1 p.m.
The App State softball team opened the D9 Citrus Blossom Tournament 2-0, defeating Bethune-Cookman 1-0 and Charleston Southern 4-0. The Mountaineers used solid pitching and clutch hitting to move to 4-2 on the season.
Senior Sydney Holland threw the complete game shutout against Bethune-Cookman, striking out seven and allowing only three hits and one walk. The right-hander moves to 3-0 on the season.
Taylor Thorp was clutch at the plate, singling to the second baseman for the game-winning RBI in the top of the seventh. Alison Durrence started the rally, reaching first after she was hit by pitch. Keri White came in to run for Durrence and was advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Baylee Morton.
After Sidney Russell walked, Keri White moved to third and Mary Pierce Barnes reached first safely on a fielder's choice. Thorp would then single to second base to score the winning run.
With the loss, Bethune-Cookman falls to 1-5 on the season. Destiny Enriquez went all seven for the Wildcats, receiving her third loss. She is now 0-3 on the season after giving up three hits and two walks.
Against the Buccaneers, Kenzie Longanecker went the distance to earn her first win of the season. The senior threw a one-hitter, striking out seven and allowing one walk.
The Mountaineers scored the first run of the game in the third inning off of clutch hitting from Durrence. Maegan Calandra started the inning with a single down the left field line and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Gabby Buruato. After a single from Caylie Kifer, Durrence's single scored Calandra.
App State would tack on another in the fourth after an RBI double from Emily Parrott. Barnes reached base on a fielding error by the first baseman and was moved to second after a sacrifice bunt from Calandra. Barnes reached third on a fielder's choice and was brought home after Parrott's double.
Two more runs were scored in the sixth after another fielding error by the first baseman. Thorp and Barnes were walked to start the inning and Thorp would score after the error as Calandra laid down a bunt. Parrott scored Barnes off a sacrifice fly to center field.
Charleston Southern falls to 0-2 on the year. Alyssa Heinrich received the loss in the circle, giving up all four runs on four hits and four walks.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field team competed at the VMI Winter Relays Saturday afternoon.
Lucas Besong led the men's side finishing 7th overall in the men's 400m with a time of 49.49 which is now a new LR record. P.J. Lotharp also contributed finishing 4th in the men's 60m dash with a 6.93. Zach Adkinson finished 2nd in the men's pole vault with a jump of 4.00m. The men's 4x400 meter relay team, Marlin Davis, Chandelor Stamp, Devin Drummond and Lucas Besong closeds out the day at VMI in record setting fashion besting the program mark with a new LR record of 3:20.46.
Saidah Hardwick finished 13th in the women's 400m race with a 58.32. Jordan Shealey finished 10th in the 60m dash with a 7.89. Autumn Drayton also had a strong performance in the women's shot put with a throw of 13.2m. Maigan Bowman finished 8th in the women's high jump with a leap of 1.45m. Kayonna Lewis finished 5th in the women's triple jump with a leap of 11.49m. Lacey Triplett finished 8th in the women's pole vault with a jump of 3.05m. Kylie Dahlberg wrapped thing up for the Bears finishing 8th in the women's 1 mile race with a time of 5:08.24.
The Bears will be back in action Friday February 21 at the JDL DMR Invitational.
The No. 17 Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Team dominated Westminster by a final score of 17-8, Friday night. The Bears scored five of the games first six goals and never looked back in this one.
Myles Moffat nearly tied the program record for most goals in a game, scoring seven times on 12 shots and nearly outscored the entire Griffins squad. Moffat added two assists for a nine point evening.
Not to be outdone, Eric Dickinson also tallied nine points with six of his coming off assists. With his hat trick tonight, Dickinson moves into a first-place tie in LR history with 141 goals scored, drawing even with Joe Buduo. Dickinson sits just nine points away from breaking Buduo's all-time points record of 209.
Edward Tate registered his second career hat trick and added three ground balls.
Mitchell Linklater led the Bears with a career-high 10 ground balls and added a caused turnover. Noah Flasch was dominant once again, winning 18-of-26 face offs and grabbing four ground balls.
Connor Stanley tied a Lenoir-Rhyne record with his five caused turnovers on the night. For Stanley, it was the second time in his career he registered five caused turnovers which has been done five times in the history of LR Lacrosse.
Noah Lalli earned the win in goal, making seven saves on the night.
The Bears were whistled for a season-high eight penalties, covering 6:30 of game time. LR did hold the Griffins to just 1-of-5 with the extra man.
The Bears held a 46-26 advantage in shots and 31-15 edge in shots on goal.
LR won 19 of the 27 face offs on the night.
This was the first ever meeting between the two programs.
LR moves to 2-0 for the first time since starting 4-0 in 2018 and this is only the second 2-0 start in team history.
The Bears are 2-0 and will travel to Belmont Abbey for a 3:30 face off on Friday afternoon. The Crusaders currently rank No. 6 in the nation.
Lenoir-Rhyne men's tennis beat Belmont Abbey at home 6-1 on Friday afternoon.
The Bears were finally able to open up the new year and spring season at home. The first couple of matches had been postponed due to rain.
Tales Miranda led LR in singles topping Cary 6-1 and 6-1. Josh Lazenby also had a strong performance in singles beating Horne 6-2 and 6-3. Alex Hyman locked up the win for LR in singles defeating Shiell 6-4 and 6-4.
On the doubles side, Rhodri Atkinson and Josh Lazenby guided LR to victory finishing off Horne/Shiell, 6-0. Paul Lenz and Lewis Scott secured the win for LR in doubles knocking off Rowe/Martin, 6-2.
Head Coach Jesse Tarr mentioned how much grit his team showed today on the court.
"Couldn't be prouder of the guys today," Tarr said. "From start to finish we were in control of the match against a good Belmont Abbey team. Thanks to all the Bears who came out today to support."
The Bears will be back in action on Thursday, February 20 at Limestone.
Three Mountaineers allowed no earned runs in their App State debuts in a 5-1 season-opening loss to Gardner-Webb on Friday.
Freshman right-hander Noah Hall registered five strikeouts in his App State debut, working 2.1 innings in relief of starting pitcher Tyler Tuthill. Hall allowed just two hits and an unearned run in Friday's game.
Sophomore left-hander Cole Hooper also delivered a scoreless outing, striking out two Gardner-Webb (1-0) batters in the eighth inning before giving way to redshirt-freshman Matthew Helms to close out the frame. Helms recorded his first-career strikeout to end the inning.
"It was really nice to see three guys get their first outings tonight," head coach Kermit Smith said. "Anytime that you punch out 13 then you have to be happy with something that you are doing on the mound. We need to take care of the baseball a little bit better and limit the number of free bases that we gave up tonight."
The Mountaineers scored their sole run of the contest in the ninth inning. Junior Tyler Leek reached on a fielder's choice when a throw from the third baseman went wide of the second base bag, scoring sophomore Hayden Cross from second. Cross singled to left field with one out in the final inning.
App State (0-1) also had a prime scoring chance in the eighth inning when the Mountaineers loaded the bases after an error on Gardner-Webb's third baseman. Junior Tyler Leek opened the inning with an infield single, and senior Robbie Young drew a two-out walk to put two Mountaineers on base earlier in the inning. Junior Andrew Greckel flew out to just short of the warning track in right field to end the threat.
"Greck hit that ball pretty well in the eighth with the bases juiced," Smith said. "If that goes it's a completely different game. We can't wait for tomorrow."
Young reached base three times in the season opener, doubling to right field with two outs in the sixth. Cross and Greckel also reached base twice for the Mountaineers.
Gardner-Webb scored four runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead. The Runnin' Bulldogs tacked on another run in fifth inning after an error in the outfield. Landon Mitchell recorded the win for Gardner-Webb after throwing six scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
App State returns to action Saturday with a 4 p.m. first pitch. Right-hander Shane Roberts will make his debut for the Mountaineers on the mound.
Lenoir-Rhyne's baseball team won their first two home games of the year on Friday afternoon. The Bears used a complete game from Alex Shirazi in game one, winning 5-2, then collected a season-high 14 hits in game two to complete the sweep of the visiting Crimson Hawks, winning 12-4.
In game one, after a leadoff infield single by Crimson Hawks's Nick Diandreth, Bryce Stober threw Diandreth out trying to steal second. Stober has already thrown out five possible base stealers on the season, leading the SAC.
The Bears got on the board in the second, Mike McHugh led off the bottom of the second inning with his second homerun of the season.
Later in the inning, Topher Grant walked and came around on a single by Connor Smith and a throwing error by the Crimson Hawks.
In the top of the 4th, leadoff walks by McHugh and David Bell lead to two more runs for the Bears. Brock Johnson had a rbi single in the inning.
The Crimson Hawks had a big chance in the top of the 7th. After scoring a run, they had runners on first and second with two-outs when Nick Hess hit a line drive towards left but Dalton Putnam layed out to catch ball to end the game.
Alex Shirazi threw his second career complete game. Shirzai threw 120 pitches allowing 10 hits, 2 runs (1 earned) while striking out six to move to 1-0 on the season.
In game two, LR did not waste any time getting on the board in the 1st, as LR scored four runs with a Connor Smith two-run double followed by McHugh and Johnson RBI singles.
Crimson Hawks got the game to 4-3 with a single run in the second and a pair of unearned runs in the third.
In the top of the 4th, Stober pushed a bunt past a charging first baseman for a two-run single.
LR added insurance runs with a Xander Ferlenda RBI in the bottom seventh scoring Stober, then scored five runs (four unearned) in the bottom of the 8th. Ferlenda came up with a big two-run double.
Bears used sixth pitchers in the win, Ben Friebel picked up the win in relief throwing two scoreless innings. Andrew Dye and Kanan Butler each added scoreless innings for LR.
Eight different Bears had hits and rbi's in game 2 led by Ferlenda, who went 4-5 with 3 RBI's.
The last meetings between these teams happened in 2012. Indiana (PA.) stopped in Hickory on their eight game Georgia, North Carolina swing. The teams spilt a weekday double-header with the Crimson Hawks winning game one 20-7 and the Bears getting game two, 8-1.
It is the first time since 2017, the Bears have won their home-opener.
It marks the first two games of an eight game home stand for the Bears. The home stand will conclude next weekend with the first SAC weekend series against Carson-Newman.
Brock Johnson went 3-4 with three runs scored in the two games.
14 hits marks a season high for the Bears, Bears had 13 hits in the 13-inning marathon last Saturday against #20 Mount Olive.
The Bears are 4-5 on the season.
Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
St. Stephens: 34
South Caldwell: 68
Alexander Central: 32
Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
Bunker Hill: 84
Fred T. Foard: 52
South Fork Athletic 2A Conference:
North Lincoln: 38
East Lincoln: 53
Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
St. Stephens: 50
Alexander Central: 57
South Caldwell: 41
Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 68
Bunker Hill: 64
West Caldwell: 37
South Fork Athletic 2A Conference:
East Lincoln: 71
North Lincoln: 74
The ninth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team pulled away late for a 62-52 conference victory against Wake Tech on Thursday night at the Tarlton Complex.
With the win, the Red Hawks (19-1, 12-0 in Region 10) clinch at least a share of the conference championship — the third title in program history.
Alliyah Chaplin led Catawba Valley with her 13th double double of the season, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, while Tazah Hardin added 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
The Red Hawks capitalized on five steals to gain a 10-6 lead after the first quarter, but the Eagles (16-7, 9-6) rebounded to gain a 22-21 lead — their first of the contest — with one minute, 48 seconds left in the first half.
CVCC and WTCC would battle down the stretch in the second quarter, but Catawba Valley would head into the halftime break with a 25-24 advantage.
Leading by three or less for most of Thursday’s contest, the Red Hawks were able to gain some separation in the third quarter, going ahead 45-40 behind eight points in the stanza from Chaplin.
Catawba Valley’s lead further expanded in the fourth quarter, and a 3-pointer by Aniya Taylor at the 5:20 mark of the quarter gave CVCC a double-digit lead for the first time.
Wake Tech would close to within nine points in the final minutes, but would get no further as CVCC closed out the 10-point Region win, clinching a share of the conference crown for a second-straight season.
The CVCC women’s basketball team will try to secure the outright Region title when it returns to action on Monday against Louisburg College (14-6, 7-5).
Tip off between the Red Hawks and Hurricanes is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Tarlton Complex. Admission is free.
Kendall Lewis scored a career-high 24 points, but App State men's basketball dropped a 76-65 road contest at Georgia State on Thursday evening.
Lewis finished 7-of-9 (77.8 percent) from the field and went a career-best 10-of-11 (90.9 percent) from the free throw line, while adding a team-high seven rebounds. It marks the first time in his career that he has scored over 20 points.
O'Showen Williams reached double figures in scoring for the fourth consecutive game with 17 points. Justin Forrest chipped in with 11 points, six assists and three steals.
The Panthers (17-9, 10-5 SBC) scored the first nine points of the game and jumped out to a 23-3 lead midway through the opening half. App State (14-12, 8-7 SBC) countered with an 8-2 run to cut the Georgia State lead to 25-11. The Black and Gold pulled within 12 points at 34-22 thanks to a 9-0 run, but Georgia State pushed its lead to 41-26 at the break.
In the second half, the Panthers extended their lead to 18 points at 46-28, before the Black and Gold responded with an 8-0 run to pull within 46-36 with just over 10 minutes remaining. App State trimmed its deficit to nine points on a layup from Isaac Johnson, only to see the Panthers push their lead back to 12 points at 53-41.
The Mountaineers continued to chip away at the Georgia State lead and pulled within 56-49 with 8:23 left. Georgia State came right back with five consecutive points to extend its lead back to 12 points. The Mountaineers trimmed their deficit to nine points two more times, but could get no closer.
The Black and Gold recorded 12 steals in the contest, which ranks as the third most in a game this season.
Justin Roberts paced Georgia State with 17 points and four assists, while Nelson Phillips added 16 points off the bench.
App State will conclude its road trip in Georgia on Saturday at Georgia Southern at 4 p.m.
App State women's track & field competed at the JDL Team Challenge on Thursday evening in its final tune up before the Sun Belt Championships.
There was no scoring in the meet.
Breah Taylor paced App State with a first-place finish in the long jump with a PR distance of 37-1.75 (11.32m).
LaBria King crossed second in the 60-meter dash in 7.76 seconds and Madison McCoy placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 48-6.75 (14.80m).
Jelonnie Smith recorded a pair of top-five finishes on the evening. She was second in the 200-meter dash in 25.59 seconds and crossed third in the 400-meter dash in 59.39 seconds.
In the high jump, Victoria Wilform posted a new PR with a mark of 5-5.00 (1.65m). Kayla Carson finished third with a mark of 5-3.00 (1.60m) and Myia Spivey placed eighth clearing 4-11.00 (1.50m).
App State placed two in the top-eight of the 3,000-meter run. Taylor Houston crossed fourth in 10:44.63 and Maya Sweeney finished right behind in fifth with a time of 10:48.42.
In the 800-meter run, Elizabeth Fuller finished fifth in 2:25.77 and Ann Mosely Whitsett placed eighth with a time of 2:28.20.
The Mountaineers will compete next at the Sun Belt Championships on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 in Birmingham, Ala.
Peter Kenn won the weight throw to lead App State men's track & field at the JDL Team Challenge on Thursday evening.
The meet was unscored.
The Mountaineers recorded three top-five finishes in the weight throw, with Kenn leading the way. He won the event with a mark of 55-3.75 (16.86m), Zachary Weinstein was second with a mark of 53-9.00 (16.38m) and Evan Hardin covered 45-3.50 (13.80m) to finish fifth.
Andrew Underdal placed second in the high jump with a mark of 6-2.75 (1.90m) and Patrick Freeman cleared 15-5.00 (4.70m) for the second straight meet in the pole vault to finish fourth.
Charles Pace crossed fifth in the 3,000-meter run with a PR time of 9:13.57 and Zachary Mercer recorded a PR in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.29 to finish sixth.
Dylan Blankenship was eighth in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.19 seconds.
App State will now shift its focus to the Sun Belt Championships in Birmingham, Ala. on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25.
The Southern Conference’s top two wrestling teams delivered plenty of drama in a highly anticipated dual Thursday night, and App State came up a little short in a 20-13 loss to 20th-ranked Campbell in Carter Gym.
Unofficially 27th in the latest NWCA Coaches Poll, the Mountaineers (8-3, 5-1) built a 10-6 lead and benefited from wins by Jonathan Millner (149 pounds), Matt Zovistoski (157), Thomas Flitz (174) and Sean Carter (125).
Zovistoski earned a key bonus point with an early major decision, and Carter’s tiebreaking takedown with less than 30 seconds remaining in a 6-4 win against Korbin Meink cut the Mountaineers’ deficit to 16-13 with one match remaining. Campbell (9-2, 5-0) clinched the first-place showdown with a major decision at 133 pounds.
The Camels have SoCon duals remaining against Davidson and VMI, which visits Boone on Feb. 23 for App State’s Senior Day in Varsity Gym.
The dual began at 141 pounds with 10th-ranked Josh Heil claiming a 7-5 decision against App State’s Bradley Irwin, and the 22nd-ranked Millner responded with a 9-2 decision against Campbell’s Jason Kraisser. Millner took a 5-0 lead into the third period of his 27th win this season.
The Mountaineers made it two straight victories as the 20th-ranked Zovistoski used two takedowns and one near fall in the second period to open up an 11-2 lead in his 17-6 major decision against Matthew Dallara. Zovistoski picked up his 97th career win in the process.
Campbell responded with a 4-1 decision from 18th-ranked Quentin Perez in his match at 165 against Will Formato, and the Mountaineers were ahead 10-6 following Flitz’s 6-3 decision against Austin Kraisser. They entered the third period tied at 3-all, with Flitz starting on bottom and possessing more than a minute in riding time. He seized control with an escape and takedown in the third.
Campbell’s comeback began with a win at 184 pounds from sixth-ranked Andrew Morgan, who executed a late takedown to earn a bonus point and claim a victory by major decision against freshman Julian Gorring. In the next match, App State’s Demazio Samuel rode out the second period, got a third-period escape and, with a riding time point awaiting, put himself in position to possibly claim a 3-2 victory. Chris Kober’s late takedown gave him a 4-3 decision.
In a battle of top-25 heavyweights, 14th-ranked Jere Heino had a first-period takedown and overcame a third-period stalling penalty to win a 3-2 decision against 24th-ranked Cary Miller.
With App State trailing 16-10 and needing a win from Carter, the true freshman came through. He trailed 3-1 entering the third period and produced an escape with 1:28 left, after Meink had increased his riding time over a minute.
Carter’s takedown with just under a minute to go and his ability to get Meink’s riding time back under a minute gave the App State wrestler a 4-3 lead. The crowd cheered as Meink made a match-tying escape with 30 seconds left, but Carter answered back immediately with another takedown.
That set up a finale with App State needing a win by decision to even the scoreboard or a win with bonus points to clinch the team victory. Campbell’s Noah Gonser, ranked No. 8 in his weight class, jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in an 11-2 major decision against Codi Russell.
#20 Campbell 20, #27 App State 13
141: #10 Josh Heil (CU) def. Bradley Irwin (APP), 7-5 dec.
149: #22 Jonathan Millner (APP) def. Jason Kraisser (CU), 9-2 dec.
157: #20 Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Matthew Dallara (CU), 17-6 maj. dec.
165: #18 Quentin Perez (CU) def. Will Formato (APP), 4-1 dec.
174: Thomas Flitz (APP) def. Austin Kraisser (CU), 6-3 dec.
184: #6 Andrew Morgan (CU) def. Julian Gorring (APP) 12-3 maj. dec.
197: Chris Kober (CU) def. Demazio Samuel (APP), 4-3 dec.
285: #14 Jere Heino (CU) def. #24 Cary Miller (APP), 3-2 dec.
125: Sean Carter (APP) def. Korbin Meink (CU) 6-4 dec.
133: #8 Noah Gonser (CU) def. Codi Russell (APP), 11-2 maj. dec.
A team-centric performance for App State women's basketball led to a 71-59 triumph over South Alabama on Education Day in the Holmes Center.
App State captures its fourth win in the past five games, improving to 8-15 (5-7 SBC). South Alabama falls to 12-12 and 7-5 in league action.
For a second time in as many games, the defense stepped up as it held South Alabama to under 60 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Despite 10 3-pointers and 19 points from Savannah Jones and Shaforia Kines, the Apps held the rest of the team in check to just 9-of-29 and 21 points. It's only the third time this season the Jaguars were held to under 60 points and the second time in conference play.
App State had six players with at least eight points and four players in double figures in a balanced effort on offense. The Mountaineers assisted on 69 percent (18-26) of their field goals. Pre Stanley (Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge) set the tone early scoring 14 of her game-high 19 points in the first half on 7-of-12 shooting from the field with four assists.
Lainey Gosnell (Demorest, Ga./Habersham Central) poured in 15 points (13 in the second half) and tied a career high with 11 rebounds (six offensive) for her first double-double of the season and the third of her career. Ashley Polacek (Ottawa, Canada/UCF) stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, tied a season best with seven assists and pulled down five rebounds.
Another solid performance was put forth by Bayley Plummer (Thomasville, N.C./East Davidson), who registered a second consecutive double-double with 10 points and a game-best 15 rebounds. Plummer also had three assists and two steals, while holding Antoinette Lewis in check with just four points on 2-of-4 shooting.
Armani Hampton (Winston-Salem, N.C./Atkins) was big off the bench, where she scored eight points in 13 minutes, and Brooke Bigott (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes) scored eight and hit a pair of 3-pointers.
After an 0-of-5 start from the field, the Mountaineers hit eight of their next 10 shot attempts to jump out to an 18-8 first quarter lead. App State trailed 5-2 early in the game before the Mountaineers went on a 14-0 run over a 3:10 span to go in front for the rest of the game.
South Alabama made a run in the second quarter when it sliced the lead to as low as six on two occasions in the period. After Bigott hit a field goal with 1:11 left in the half, Damaya Telemaque scored herself with under a minute left, handing App a 33-27 left going into the break.
A jumper from Stanley and a trifecta by Bigott in the opening 1:15 of the half pushed the lead back to double digits, 38-27. Kines hit a 3-pointer on the following possession but Gosnell answered with a three of her own to push the lead to more than 10.
App State stayed on top of the visitors, stretching the advantage to as much as 20 in the fourth quarter with a Stanley trey. App pulled away for its third straight win at home against South Alabama and moved to 7-6 all-time in the series.
The Mountaineers will look for a fifth win in six games on Saturday against one of the top teams in the Sun Belt in Troy on Saturday at 2 p.m.
App State libero Emma Reilly will take part in the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Reilly is one of 214 athletes vying for a spot and one of 48 liberos.
The tryout will evaluate athletes from 95 colleges from across the country for spots on the U.S. Women's National Team and the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT) program. The tryout will involve four sessions with three waves per session. Friday's first session goes from 2-8 p.m. MT, while Saturday's two sessions are at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The final session on Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m. MT with tournament style play, along with 16-18 athletes selected by the U.S. Women's National Team staff to participate in a "USA" training session. The Sunday session wraps up at 10:30 a.m. MT.
In three seasons at App State, Reilly has recorded 1,456 total digs (4.04 d/s), which ranks fifth in program history. The Evergreen Park, Ill. native is a two-time All-Sun Belt honoree, including First Team accolades in 2019.
During the 2019 season, Reilly posted a career-high 550 digs (4.74 d/s). She posted double figure digs in 28 of App State's 30 matches and had 20 or more digs 13 times. Reilly was just one of two players in the Sun Belt to post 500 or more digs on the season.
The 2020 U.S. Collegiate National Team program will have 56 athletes selected with 28 each competing in two training time periods. Both programs will train in Anaheim alongside athletes selected for the U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team and its coaching staff. The CNT Gold will train July 5-12 plus have an international competition in the Southern California area, while the CNT Anaheim group will train June 21-27 and have a Red-Blue intrasquad match in the Southern California area.
Selections for the U.S. Collegiate National Teams will be made by the end of March.
Selected athletes for the U.S. Women's National Team may begin their training in Anaheim, California, as early as the spring of 2020, or when an athlete's scholastic or professional club season has concluded.
Behind a program-record 16 3-pointers, the Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team exploded past Vance Granville for a 118-53 victory at the Tarlton Complex on Wednesday night.
The 16 made 3-pointers tie a program record set on Feb. 16, 2014 in an 87-80 victory against Tidewater Community College.
Three Red Hawks led the way with career-best performances, including freshman John Bean with 20 points, sophomore Jeremiah Keith with 15 points and freshman Nash Whitener with 14 points.
Freshman Tony Hauser (14 points), sophomore Jonathan McFall (13 points) and freshman Donovan Evans (12 points) also reached double figures in scoring for Catawba Valley (18-8, 13-6 in Region 10).
All, but one Red Hawk men’s basketball player scored at least one point in Wednesday’s contest.
CVCC pulled out to a 47-23 lead at halftime led by nine points from Bean and eight points from McFall.
Coming out of the locker room, the Red Hawks erupted during the second half, scoring 71 points to break a single-half record for points scored previously set on Jan. 25, 2017 in which CVCC tallied 69 points in the second half of a game that was also played against Vance Granville.
Eleven of CVCC’s 16 3-pointers on Wednesday were made during the second half, including a team-high four 3-pointers from Whitener and three from Evans.
The 65-point victory for the Red Hawks is the second-largest in school history behind only an 85-point win against the Anderson College JV team on Nov. 28, 2006 (won 129-44).
The CVCC men’s basketball team completes its seven-game home stand with its final regular-season home contest on Saturday against Louisburg. It will also be “Sophomore Day” for Catawba Valley, which will honor its six sophomore men’s basketball players.
Tip off between the Red Hawks and Hurricanes is set for 3 p.m. at the Tarlton Complex, and admission is free.
Despite leading for the vast majority of the game, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Team suffered a crushing 70-69 last-second loss at the hands of Carson-Newman on Wednesday evening. The Eagles EJ Bush put back a missed shot with 0.6 left on the clock to steal a victory from the Bears.
The Bears only trailed for 38 seconds in the game and never trailed in the second half until the final put back. Despite having the lead, LR was never able to extend it past nine points in the final half as the two SAC foes battled the whole way.
LR shot 48.2 percent from the field in this one and C-N hit 46.7 percent of their shots. Each team knocked down eight 3-pointers. The Bears finished with 17 assists, compared to just six for the hosts but the Eagles outrebounded the Bears 35-29.
R.J Gunn led Lenoir-Rhyne with 17 points and Darius Simmons added 12. Mason Hawks hit three straight three-pointers and came up with a huge steal with less than a minute to play that looked like it saved the game. Hawks' three triples give him 55 on the season and put him over 100 for his career. Davion Bradford added 10 and six boards.
Tripp Davis went off for 24 points for the Eagles on 9-of-16 shooting and added three assists. Bush had 13 points and 13 boards and Kaleb Wallace had 12 points off the bench. The 13 rebounds for Bush ties the second-most in his career.
18 of Davis' 24 came in the second half where he went 6-for-9. Bush grabbed 10 of his boards in the final 20 minutes.
Both teams took great care of the ball in this contest. LR turned it over just 10 times and the Eagles gave it away on nine occasions.
This is just the third two-game winning streak for Carson-Newman this season.
Despite the win, the Eagles still sit two games outside of eighth place with only the top eight making the conference tournament. The Bears are tied with Newberry and Mars Hill for sixth place.
The Bears are 6-6 on the road but 3-6 in league road games.
The Bears fall to 12-10 overall, 8-9 in the South Atlantic Conference. L-R will return to action on Saturday night when they travel to Coker for a 4 p.m. tip.
Carson-Newman shot 68% in the first half and used a 22-3 run to close out the first quarter to lead them to a 102-66 win Wednesday night against the Bears.
Bears could not stop the SAC's highest scoring team in this one. Carson-Newman came into the game averaging 83.5 points per game, nine points more then second-place Anderson. On Wednesday night, the Eagles shot 55% from the floor to help them score over 100 points for the sixth time this year.
Carson-Newman loves to shoot it from deep as the Eagles have shot 638 three-pointers on the year. That figure is most in the SAC and still leads the league with a 38.6% pct. Carson-Newman made 10 three-pointers in the first half and finished 16-36 from deep for a 44% clip.
LR, on the other hand, did not shoot the ball well. The Bears shot 23-77 from the floor for 30%. Addisen DeLucas and Hanna McClung were the only Bears to hit at least 50% of their field goals.
DeLucas set a new career high in points off the bench for the Bears. DeLucas had 13 points on 5-8 shooting and added five rebounds in her 16 minutes.
Karlie Bearden had her fifth double-double on the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Its the fifth straight game Bearden has lead the team in rebounds.
Ashley Woodroffe and McClung also had double figures for the Bears. McClung had 16 points and Woodroffe had 10 for the Bears.
Bears did shoot extremely well from the free-throw line. LR shot 15-17 from the line for 88%, their highest of the season since shooting 90% (20-22) on November 30 at Queens.
Last year in Jefferson City, the Bears came out with a 78-75 upset of then #20 Carson-Newman which snapped the Eagles 27-game winning streak inside Holt Fieldhouse.
Kiara Moore had five rebounds on the night and went over the 100 rebound mark for the season.
With wins by Wingate and Lincoln Memorial, the Bears will fall to 8th place in the SAC, one game ahead of UVA-Wise, who will travel to Hickory Feb. 19.
LR falls to 9-14 overall and 7-10 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears will finish their mini-two game road trip with a Saturday afternoon tilt at Coker.