East Lincoln's varsity boys basketball team had their year-end banquet and the following players received awards.
In the accompanying photo from left to right:
Drew Bean - Co-MVP
Logan Craig - Most Improved
Jeremiah Jones - Co-MVP
Tyler Mizzell - Spark Plug Award
Bean and Jones, were the leading scorers on the team and both were named to the South Fork 2A All-Conference team for the 2021 season. Jones was named All-District 10 which represents Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba, Burke, McDowell, and Alexander counties.
Craig led the Mustangs in rebounding and always guarded the other team’s biggest player. He also averaged over 10 points a game.
Mizzell provided toughness and intelligence at the guard position and was willing to do the little things that make a team successful.
East Lincoln finished the regular season with an 11-3 record, good enough for 2nd place in the South Fork Conference, and made the NCHSAA playoffs, but lost a close game in the first round.