The South Fork 2A Conference Basketball Tournament got underway Monday evening. Here are the scores and schedule of upcoming games.
The East Lincoln girls doubled the score on the North Lincoln team in the first half, 31-15, and held the Knights to single digit scoring in three of the four periods as they easily advanced with a 67-27 win. Brianna Tadlock led the scoring with 17, Marlene Delgado had 12 points. Tadlock also had 5 assists, four steals and a blocked shot; Delgado had 5 steals, two assists and three rebounds. The East girls will play Newton-Conover Wednesday at 6 PM at CVCC in the semi-finals.
The Maiden girls beat Lake Norman Charter 52-35 Monday night to advance to the second round. The Blue Devils led 27-12 at halftime in posting their 13th victory of the season. Cree Bass had 19 points and Maggie Sigmon 17 in the win. They'll play Bandys in the semi-finals on Thursday evening at 6 PM at CVCC.
The Bandys girls beat Lincolnton 72-41 Monday. For the Trojans, four players had double figures: Macy Rummage 20, Logan Dutka 15, Laci Paul and Olivia Little 12 each. For LHS, Mackenzie Sand-Odom had 10.
Chyna Cornwell eclipsed the 2,000-point career mark with 32 in Newton-Conover's win over West Lincoln Monday evening. Jahlea Peters kicked in 13 for the Red Devils, who led 55-15 at the half and held West to single digits in all four periods.
The Southern Piedmont 1A Conference Tournament begins Tuesday evening. The Lincoln Charter girls earned a first round bye. The Cherryville girls play at Christ the King (Huntersville) at 6 PM Tuesday. Other Tuesday games have Bessemer City hosting Thomas Jefferson and Highland Tech vs Piedmont Charter. The Lincoln Charter girls will host the winner of the Thomas Jefferson vs Bessemer City game at 6 PM Wednesday.
East Lincoln outscored Bandys 46-17 in the first half and held their opponents to single digit scoring in three of the four periods as they defeated the Trojans 88-38 in the first round game played Monday night in Denver. East Lincoln had three players in double figures: both Myles Adams and Evan Montanari scored 19 points, while Jeremiah Jones had a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists.East Lincoln has now won 8 games in a row and 15 of their last 16. The Mustangs will play North Lincoln in the semi-finals at 7:30 Thursday night at Catawba Valley Community College.
The Lincolnton Wolves pulled off the upset of the evening as they downed Newton-Conover on the Red Devils home court 61-56. Trailing by a point at halftime, the Wolves fell behind by four in the third period before tying the game at 42-all and then taking the lead 46-42 going into the final period and never trailing again. The Wolves had four players in double figures: Connor Williams scored 16 points; Amontre Finger had 15; Dejarris Gash 13 and Davis Grooms 10. Lincolnton will play Lake Norman Charter Wednesday evening at 7:30 at CVCC. The winner will play the winner of the East Lincoln vs North Lincoln Thursday game in the championship game Friday night at 7:30 at CVCC.
North Lincoln advanced with a 60-38 win over Maiden. For the Knights, Jack Carter and Cole Seagle each scored 13 points, Adrian Callahan had 11. It was North's fifth consecutive win; the Knights have won 10 of their last 12. North will now play East on Thursday. Maiden will play Bandys in a 4 PM Wednesday at CVCC. The outcome of that game could decide seeding in the NCHSAA 2A playoffs.
Lake Norman Charter beat West Lincoln 81-34 in their Monday night game. Daniel Wesson was the only Rebels player in double figures; he had 10 points.
The Southern Piedmont 1A Tournament begins Tuesday evening. Cherryville will be at Thomas Jefferson at 7 PM. Lincoln Charter earned a first-round bye. They will play at home Wednesday evening against the winner of a Tuesday game between Highland Tech & Christ the King. That game will begin after the girls semi-final contest which is set for 6 PM. The tournament championship will be decided at Lincoln Charter Friday evening, also following the girls' championship game, likely at about 7:30.
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