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Area Sports Briefs: Lytton helps WSSU win CIAA volleyball title

From staff reports

PETERSBURG, VA – For the second time in three seasons, the Winston-Salem State Rams (22-7) are the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Volleyball Champions after the team took a three-set win over Shaw (27-5) on Sunday.

Makala Lytton (North Rowan) had 13 digs for the Rams.


  Donte Minter of Coast to Coast Life Skills will give out free turkeys at noon today at The Perfect Smoke.

The Perfect Smoke is at 213 S. Lee St.

Women’s hoops

Avery Locklear (South Rowan) scored 18 points and Aliyah Farmer (North Rowan) had 14 in UNC Pembroke’s win against Mount Olive.

Men’s basketball

Pfeiffer (2-0) dismantled Barber Scotia (3-5) by a final score of 105-54 on Sunday afternoon.

Fourteen players scored in the victory, led by 15 apiece from Josh Calhoun and Eric Ambrosio. The Falcons forced the Sabers into 43 turnovers. Pfeiffer led by as many as 62 points.


David Tripp (A.L.Brown) poured in 28  points for Bluefield on Saturday in a win against Point, Ga.

Indoor track

South Rowan’s Madison Lowery ran a 1A/2A state qualifying mark in the girls 3200 (11:55).


Gray Stone’s Kenan Hartung qualified for the 1A/2A state meet in the 500 and Cole Harris qualified in the 55  Hurdles.

Middle schools

Cameron Stout led the Knox boys with 17 points in a loss to Erwin.

New signing period

A new set of NCAA recruiting rules  took effect this year.

Under the policy change, high school seniors can sign national letters of intent from Dec. 20-22 in addition to the traditional signing period that starts the first Wednesday of February.

Local  golf

The McCanless Couples played a Captains Choice  on Sunday.

  Terrol Kendall and Gene & Mary Seaford finished first.

Calvin Smith and Ralph & Pam Craver finished second.

Kendall won closest to the pin.

Sacred Heart hoops

Sacred Heart’s varsity teams cometed in the PECSAA Renegar Tournament.

The Sacred Heart girls defeated Blessed Sacrament,38-8,  in the first round. Rachel McCullough scored 26 points, Sutton Webb had 10.

• In a 55-44 win against Our Lady of Mercy,   McCullough had 29 points, Webb scored 21, and Gianna Patella had eight.

• Sacred Heart fell to St.Leo, 54-39, and placed third. McCullough had 31 points. Patella had five.


Sacred Heart’s boys placed second in the tournament. In a 56-23 win against Blessed Sacrament, Jalon Walker scored 17, Nick Antosek had 11, Connor Hennie nine, and Easton Morris eight.

• In a 55-38 win against Our Lady of Mercy, Walker scored 38 points and Antosek had 10.

Sacred Heart won in the semifinals against St.Pius, but lost to St. Mark in the championship game.

Carson hosts Hickory Ridge in basketball tonight. Carson’s varsity girls are 1-0. The boys will debut tonight.


Brielle Blaire (North Rowan) had 16 points and six rebounds in Texas Tech’s win on Sunday.

Alex Allen (Carson) had five points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in Lynchburg’s 58-56 win against Albright on Sunday.

Richmond’s Karleigh Wike (East Rowan) had six points, three rebounds and four blocks in a close win against East Carolina.

Averett’s Amani Ajayi (East Rowan) had 10 points and nine rebounds in a win against Shenandoah on Saturday.

Shenell and Shenique Pharr (East Rowan)  combined for 11 points and five steals in Salem’s loss to Penn State-Altoona.

Catawba’s women play at home tonight at 6 p.m. vs. Chowan.


Michael Connor (North Rowan) scored 22 points for Point Park University on Saturday.

Claflin’s Tre Williams (Carson) had 18 points and five assists to lead a win on Saturday.

In a 76-66 loss to Benedict, J.C. Smith’s Malik Ford (North Rowan) had eight points and six rebounds. Michael Bowman (North Rowan) scored four points.

Ford had five rebounds and five points in a 74-61 loss to Queens.

Matt Morgan (Cox Mill) scored 25 points for Cornell in a loss on Sunday. He made five 3-pointers.



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