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home : sports : local sports April 10, 2020

2/2/2020 10:40:00 AM
Two Weeks Remain In Regular Season
  • The Lincolnton High School men's basketball team and head coach John Cloninger will recognize the Wolves 1993 3A state runner-up team during their home game against North Lincoln on Tuesday February 11th. Members of the 1993 team can reach former coach Lavell Hall by cell phone or through Facebook for more information.


Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


The 2019-2020 basketball season is winding down.  The regular season ends Valentine's Day.

BOYS

East Lincoln is the top scoring team in the South Fork Conference. The Mustangs have averaged just over 70 points per game, topping Lake Norman Charter's average PPG by four points. Justin Kuthan leads the team in scoring with 423 points, an average of 21.2 per game. Myles Adams has scored 315 points and sophomore Evan Montanari 215. Adams has made 44 of his 111 three-point attempts, while Montanari has hit on 42 of his 112. Kuthan is the team's top rebounder with 240. Jeremiah Jones tops the team in assists with 164. The Mustangs' most impressive win was their 67-37 victory of Lake Norman Charter, followed by one of their two wins over Kings Mtn.--a 104-65 victory.

North Lincoln has averaged just over 68 points per game through January 24th, second in the league to East in scoring. They scored 62 points in each of their games last week, so the average came down just a bit, but they maintained the #2 spot in scoring over Lake Norman Charter. Cole Seagle led the team in scoring with 207 points through 16 games. His average points per game was just under 13, but he scored 19 on Friday against East Lincoln. Jack Carter had 169 points through week before last, but he had played in three less games than Seagle. Aiden Callahan had scored 140 points for the Knights through that week. The Knights' scoring was balanced--Matt Regan and Jack Waggoner had each scored over a hundred points.

Through games of January 24th, Davis Grooms led Lincolnton scorers with 243 points. Connor Williams had scored 186. Williams was the Wolves top rebounder with 143. The Wolves had average just over 56 points per game as a team. Their most impressive wins were their non-conference victories over Ashbrook & East Gaston.

West Lincoln hasn't won a boys basketball game since the 2017-2018 season (they won one game that year), so there isn't much to tell except that basketball isn't the Rebels' favorite sport.

Lincoln Charter is 19-2 on the year, 9-0 in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference. The Eagles have averaged 77 points per game. Through their first 20 games (not including Friday's win over Highland Tech), Sam Cogan led the team in scoring with 336 points. Troy Fulton had 290. Axel Holm had 247. Anthony Davis had 220. Fulton had made 88 of his 151 three-point shots, a blistering 58% average. Holm had made 32 of his 77 three-point attempts, a long range average of 42%. Camden Bush haad connected on 16 of his 34 three-point attempts, a 47% average. As a team, the Eagles were averaging making 50% of their three-point shots. Cogan was leading the team in rebounds with 150, Holm had 139 and Carter Seitz had 140.

GIRLS

The Newton-Conover girls lead the conference in scoring with an average of just over 60 points per game. Of course, they're also atop the standings with a 10-0 league record (17-2 overall). The East Lincoln girls are second in both the standings and scoring. Their 8-2 conference mark (14-6 overall) has them one game ahead of Bandys (7-3 in the league). Chyna Cornwell of Newton-Conover leads the league in scoring with 419 points through her team's victory last Tuesday over Bandys. She has had several 30+ point games. Brianna Tadlock of East Lincoln wasn't far behind. Through last Tuesday, she had 404 points this season. She added 29 to her total on Friday in the Mustangs win over North Lincoln.

Rachel Seagle leads North Lincoln in scoring. She had 197 points through last Tuesday's game, an average of 11.6 points per game. Ashlyn White had scored 162 points and Aly Wadkovsky 126. Wadkovsky scored 24 Friday against East to give her 150 for the season.

Cree Bass leads the Maiden girls in scoring. Through last Tuesday, she had 186 points for the season. Gracie Arrowood had scored 151.

The West Lincoln and Lincolnton girls have in common that they've both won just two games. Both beat Highland Tech and West beat Lincolnton 45-35 in early January. The LHS girls other victory was a 44-42 squeaker over Maiden.

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday February 4th

West Lincoln @ Lincolnton
East Lincoln @ Bandys
North Lincoln @ Maiden
Lake Norman Charter @ Newton-Conover

Friday February 7th

Lincolnton @ Lake Norman Charter
Maiden @ East Lincoln
Newton-Conover @ North Lincoln
Christ the King @ Lincoln Charter

Tuesday February 11th

North Lincoln @ Lincolnton
East Lincoln @ West Lincoln
Lincoln Charter @ Cherryville
Maiden @ Newton-Conover

Friday February 14th

Lincolnton @ Maiden
Newton-Conover @ East Lincoln
Bandys @ North Lincoln
Piedmont Charter @ Lincoln Charter

Friday's (Feb. 7th) Maiden at East Lincoln boys game will be broadcast on WLON Radio (1050AM, 107.5FM).  That night's Cherryville at Highland Tech boys game will be broadcast on WCSL (1590AM, 92.3FM). Both games will also be available on ktcbroadcasting.com.  The stations will broadcast the Bandys @ North Lincoln (WLON)  and Thomas Jefferson @ Cherryville (WCSL) boys games on Valentine's night.


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