Cherryville – Highland Tech
CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - The Cherryville Ironmen JV boys got the action off to a good start Friday night defeating the Highland School of Technology Rams’ JV team. The score was not available at this writing. The varsity teams however both loss their conference matchups with the Rams. The Lady Ironmen fell behind the entire game losing 56-33. In the boy varsity game they were behind by 1 point at the half and were tied at the end of the third quarter but the Rams outscored the Ironmen in the fourth for a final score of 55-44. Cherryville (12-8, 3-6) had Grant Henderson as the leading scorer with 20 points, Yung Sherrill 8, Rhyer Davis 4, Tim Whisnant 6, Jaiden Hunt 3 and Christian (Alvin) Jones 3. No stats reported for Highland Tech (8-10, 2-6). No other stats reported. Cherryville has an away conference game at Community School of Davidson on Tuesday and Highland Tech will play at Lincoln Charter.
Cherryville held an on-court recognition between the varsity games Friday night to honor their 1985 state championship boys basketball team, coaches, and cheerleaders. The Ironmen defeated Whiteville 82-75 in the state 2A title game at the Greensboro Coliseum almost 30 years ago and finished with a 28-1 season.
East Lincoln – Bunker Hill
DENVER, N.C. - The Mustangs blew open a close game at the half as they outscored the Bears 20-14 in the third quarter to take a 67-51 lead into the fourth and held the Bears to 12 fourth quarter points to win the Southern District-7 Conference game by a score of 84-63 Friday night in Denver.
Sophomore, Sage Surratt, led the Mustangs with a team high 24 points and also had 9 rebounds and 8 assists, sophomore, Cameron Dollar, added a career high 23 points and 9 rebounds. Junior, Chazz Surratt, rounded out the scoring with a double-double of 17 points and 13 assists. Also scoring for East Lincoln (10-0, 14-0) were Hayden Duggins 4, Damarius Valentine 6, Brandon Tyson-Bryant 7 and Connor Ashley 3.
Before the game Chazz Surratt was recognized for tying or breaking four East Lincoln Mustang boys basketball records. He tied Allen Brotherton's (1976-1977) season record of 16 assists in a game and Ronnie Saunders (1972-1974) career steals record of 190 steals. He broke Keith Rendleman's (2005-2009) all-time career free throws attempted and made which now stands 342 makes and 482 attempts and also broke Darin Dellinger's (2002-2005) all-time assist records with 421 assists. Dellinger was on hand to present Chazz with a framed certificate noting the accomplishments.
Bunker Hill had three players in double figures, led by senior, J'Len Wilson, who had a team high 24 points, while seniors, AJ Hines and Justin Setzer added 18 and 15 points. Also scoring for Bunker Hill (5-5, 9-11) were Kevin Robinson with 4, and Dijoun Huitt 2.
In the girls game the Bunker Hill Lady Bears won 56-53 over the Lady Mustangs. In a close game the two teams were tied at the end of the first quarter 14-14 and the Lady Mustangs led by 1 point at the half. The Lady Mustangs had the lead by 5 points at the end of the third 41-36. The Lady Bears roared in the fourth outscoring East 20-12 for the win by 3 points. For the night East’s Destiny Johnson had 21 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 blocks and 2 steals; Alyssa Fuller had 10 points, 3 steals, 2 blocks; also scoring were Caira McClain 10, Hanna Moolenaar 5, Kendall White 4, Kristie Henderson 3. Leading scorer for Bunker Hill was Tyra Mitchell with 16, Kayla Garrett 11, K. Lawrence 9, B. Blevins 8, B. Travis 4, F. Lineberger 4, B. Huffman 2, K. Garrett 2.
The Mustangs will be on the road against the Newton-Conover Red Devils in a key SD-7 conference matchup on Tuesday night. The Bears will host the Lincolnton Wolves.
Lincolnton – Bandys
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Lincolnton’s Lady Wolves (9-9, 4-6) struggled in the second half to lose to the Bandys Lady Trojans Friday night 54-31. The win for Bandys was their 15th straight and has them now leading over Newton-Conover by two games in the SD-7 2A conference. In the boys game Lincolnton (14-4, 6-4) forced seven turnovers in the second quarter for the Wolves to lead by 31-27 at the half and winning the game 67-45. Cordell Littlejohn was the leading scorer for the Wolves with 16 points, Sawyer Frye led Bandys with 14. In JV action the Lincolnton girls won over Bandys 38-27 and boys also won 63-30. Lincolnton has an away conference game at Bunker Hill on Tuesday, February 3 while Bandys will host Maiden.
Lincoln Charter – Bessemer City
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. – Asante Sanders had 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals as the Yellow Jackets took down the Lincoln Charter Eagles (18-5, 8-1) Friday night in a Southern Piedmont 1A Conference matchup 62-59. Bessemer City had trailed in most of the game but came back in the fourth. Bessemer City took the lead with less than 10 seconds left in the game when Lincoln Charter got called for an intentional dead ball foul. Kody Shubert was the leading scorer for Lincoln Charter with 26 points. In the girls game Lincoln Charter (14-3, 8-1) came away with a conference win on the road against the Lady Yellow Jackets 57-37. Caitlyn Miller scored 16 points for the Lady Eagles followed by Madi NeeSmith with 11. Leading for Bessemer City (9-10, 2-6) was Anjala Brewton with 19 points. The Eagles will host Highland Tech on Tuesday and Bessemer City will host Pine Lake Prep.
West Lincoln - Newton Conover
NEWTON, N.C. - Despite Madison Ferguson putting 16 points on the board, the Lady Rebels lost to Newton-Conover 60-36. Ferguson was the front runner for the girls offense with 16 points, including six during the third period. She also contributed nine rebounds. Also chipping in for West Lincoln (8-11, 2-8) were Hope Ramsey (9 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks), Erin Huff (5 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals), Chloe Saine (3 points, 5 rebounds) and Jayce Myer (2 points, 2 rebounds). The Lady Rebels finished the game with 40 rebounds (14 offensive/26 defensive), two blocks and five steals. Scoring for Newton-Conover were Mackenzie Harbison 16, Hannah Stull 10, Eqypt Finger 10, Chaniece Moss 9, Ivy Eller 8, Brittany Ramseur 5, Jayla Mack 2. No scores reported for the boys game. The West Lincoln Rebels basketball team has a home conference game vs. West Caldwell on Tuesday, February 3 while Newton-Conover will be at home against East Lincoln.
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