After knocking off Bandys 62-41 last Wednesday (Jan. 7th) and West Lincoln 79-40 on Friday (Jan. 10th), the Lincolnton Wolves fell to Lake Norman Charter 72-54 Tuesday night (Jan. 14th), dropping their season record to 6-8 (2-3 in the South Fork Conference). The Knights held the Wolves to just 8 points in the first quarter and doubled the score on LHS 42-21 in the first half. Lincolnton plays at North Lincoln Friday evening.
The North Lincoln Knights beat Newton-Conover 82-63 Tuesday night to improve to 8-5 (3-2 in the conference). North led by 5 at the half but outscored the Red Devils by 14 points in the final two periods.
The East Lincoln Mustangs won their fifth in a row outscoring the Maiden Blue Devils 25-14 in the 3rd quarter to break open a close game and win 75-48 Tuesday night in Maiden.
The Mustangs had five players in double figures: Myles Adams, who had 19 points, Justin Kuthan, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Jeremiah Jones, who also had a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists. Petey Nichols and Evan Montanari both had 10 points. For the Blue Devils, Izaiah Morgan had 13 points.
The Mustangs will be at home against the West Lincoln Rebels Friday (Jan. 17th) while the Blue Devils will be at home against the Newton-Conover Red Devils.
Duke Blue Devil fans who are lamenting their loss to Clemson Tuesday and UNC Tar Heels fans who are seeing their team in a terrible season have company from the West Lincoln Rebels. West is 0-14 this season and 0-4 in the conference extending losing streaks to 58 straight games overall and 32 consecutive regular-season league games after falling at Bandys Tuesday night. Entering this season, West Lincoln had posted a losing record in 37 consecutive seasons since going 20-7 in 1981-82. Anybody for wrestling?
West plays at East on Friday night. Bandys plays Wednesday evening at Hibriten, then travels to Huntersville on Friday to play Lake Norman Charter. The LNC Knights are tops in the conference with a 5-0 record (10-4 overall). East Lincoln is 4-1 (11-3 overall). North is tied with Newton-Conover for third in the league with a 3-2 record (8-5 overall).
Lincoln Charter beat Thomas Jefferson Academy 67-48 Tuesday night. The Eagles are 13-2 overall and 4-0 in the Southern Piedmont 1A league. Four players were in double figures Tuesday night: Troy Fulton had 21, Sam Cogan 13, and Anthony Davis and Axel Holm each scored 11 points. Lincoln Charter will play Christ the King at Huntersville on Friday.
Cherryville didn't play Tuesday night. After back-to-back losses to Lincoln Charter & Bessemer City last week, the Ironmen host Highland Tech on Friday.
The Maiden girls handed the East Lincoln girls their first conference loss of the season Tuesday, winning on the Blue Devils home court 63-50. Cree Bass had 17 points, Grace Arrowood 16 and Maggie Andrews 12 as Maiden jumped out to a 45-26 halftime lead and improved to a 4-1 league mark, tying them with East for second in the South Fork Conference behind Newton-Conover. Brianna Tadlock had 21 points, four rebounds and two assists for East Lincoln. Katie Cox had 9 points, 7 rebounds and a steal. East will host West Lincoln on Friday while Maiden will play at home against Newton-Conover. The Red Devils are 5-0 in the league, 12-2 overall. East is now 9-5 overall, Maiden is 6-8.
Newton-Conover's latest win was an easy 81-52 victory over North Lincoln Tuesday night. The North girls have now lost three in a row after winning their first two conference games this season. They will host Lincolnton on Friday.
The Lincolnton girls fell to 0-5 in league play, 1-12 overall, losing to Lake Norman Charter 34-26 Tuesday.
The West Lincoln girls lost at Bandys 65-34. Unlike the boys, they have won two games including one over Lincolnton. They'll play at East Friday evening.
The Lincoln Charter girls improved to 4-0 in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference with a 63-20 win Tuesday night over Thomas Jefferson. The Eagles are tied with Christ the King for the top spot in the conference. They'll play the Crusaders at Huntersville on Friday.
The Cherryville girls didn't play Tuesday. They'll be looking for their second win of the season on Friday at Highland Tech.
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