A big fourth quarter gave the North Lincoln Knights a 73-55 win over the Lincolnton Wolves Friday night. Leading by just a point at halftime and by five after three periods, the Knights scored 21 fourth quarter points while holding the Wolves to just 8. Lincolnton will host Maiden Tuesday night (Jan. 21st) while North will play at Bandys.
The Trojans came close to pulling off a big upset Friday. They led by a single point after one quarter, by three at the half, and by 9 at the end of the third period--but the LNC Knights, who haven't lost in conference play this season--outscored the visitors 18-7 in the final period to take a 52-50 win. It was the second consecutive loss for Bandys, who fell to Hibriten on Wednesday 68-52. Lake Norman Charter will play at West Lincoln Tuesday.
West Lincoln lost another Friday night at East Lincoln. The Mustangs led 33-17 at halftime and outscored the Rebels 43-19 in the second half for a 76-36 South Fork Conference win. That keeps them in second place with a 5-1 league mark, a game behind 6-0 LNC and a game ahead of North Lincoln & Newton-Conover, both of whom have 4-2 conference records. East Lincoln had three players in double figures: seniors Justin Kuthan, with 23 points and Myles Adams, who had 16 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals; and sophomore Jeremiah Jones who scored 10 points.
On Saturday afternoon, East won a non-conference game over Kings Mountain. The Mustangs led 55-26 at halftime and achieved the century mark with a 104-65 win over the Mountaineers. East had three players in double figures: Sophomore Evan Montanari had a career-high 27 points including seven 3-pointers. Senior Justin Kuthan had a double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds, and senior Myles Adams had 16 points and 5 assists. Sophomore Jeremiah Jones added 9 points and had 10 assists and 4 steals. East plays at Newton-Conover. The Red Devils beat Maiden 64-42 Friday night.
In Southern Piedmont 1A Conference play, Lincoln Charter had four players in double figures in a 77-57 win over the Christ the King Crusaders Friday night in Huntersville. Seniors Axel Holm and Anthony Davis scored 16 & 14 points respectively, while junior Troy Fulton led all scorers with 18 and sophomore Sam Cogan had 12. Holm had 8 rebounds and Cogan 7 and junior Carter Seitz also had 7 rebounds. The league-leading Eagles are now 5-0 in conference play whle Christ the King falls to 3-2 in a tie with Thomas Jefferson. Lincoln Charter will play at Piedmont Charter in Gastonia on Tuesday.
It took overtime and another spectacular performance by Lane Harrill for Cherryville to beat Highland Tech Friday night, but they did--and the Ironmen, now 2-3 in conference play and 11-5 overall prevailed 89-81. Harrill, who has scored 43, 40, 36 and now 39 points in the last four games also had 14 rebounds and five assists. Lavonte Hughes added 15 points and 9 assists for Cherryville. Jeremy Varela scored 13 and Dylan Harden 9. Highland Tech was led by Kobe Christian with 26, Will Patterson 22 and Will Porter 15. The Ironmen will play Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday.
Like the East Lincoln boys, the East girls also won a Saturday game over Kings Mtn. Brianna Tadlock and Katie Cox each had 15 points in the 61-41 win.
On Friday, East Lincoln downed West Lincoln 73-25. Brianna Tadlock had 17 points and Sara Rhoney 13 for East. Talyah Thomas and Ginny Overbay each had 9. For West Lincoln, Rae Watson had 9. East will play at Newton-Conover on Tuesday. The Red Devils lead the girls conference standings with an 8-0 mark; the Mustangs are a game back at 5-1; Bandys & Maiden are both 4-2. West Lincoln will host Lake Norman Charter on Tuesday.
The Bandys girls beat Lake Norman Charter 62-43 Friday night. They'll host North Lincoln on Tuesday. No score was reported on the North Lincoln vs Lincolnton girls game Friday. The Maiden girls downed Newton-Conover 71-29. They'll play at Lincolnton on Tuesday.
In Southern Piedmont Conference games, Lincoln Charter beat the girls from Christ the King Academy 52-23, holding the Crusaders scoreless in the first period and allowing them double digits only in the second quarter. The win gives Lincoln Charter sole possession of first place in the girls standings with a 5-0 conference record while the Crusaders fall to 4-1. Bessemer City is third with a 4-2 league mark.
Cherryville's girls lost to Highland Tech 57-55 after leading for most of the game. They'll play Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday.
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