The Jay M. Robinson High School boys improved to 10-2 on the season by winning the East Lincoln Winter Jam holiday basketball tournament last week. Junior forward Daevin Hobbs was named the boys MVP after the Bulldogs downed Southlake Christian Academy 65-58 for the championship.
The girls tournament was won by Cox Mill. The Chargers beat the East Lincoln girls 44-41. Senior Megan Gallegos led her team in scoring with 11 in the championship game. She was named the girls MVP.
The All-Tournament team included Taliyah Thomas and Madison Self from East Lincoln and Lincoln Charter's Lauren Horton. The boys All-Tournament team included the Mustangs' Drew Bean.
East Lincoln's boys lost their second consecutive game after posting nine wins to start the season, losing the third place game to Lake Norman 61-56.
In other games played Thursday (Dec. 30th), Central Cabarrus won the girls 7th place game 69-55 over Jay Robinson; Hough geat West Cabarrus 58-51 for 5th place; Mallard Creek downed Lincoln Charter 47-45 for 3rd place.
In other boys' games, 7th place was won by Hunter Huss 58-51 overr West Cabarrus; Hough beat Lake Norman Charter 70-55.
East Lincoln, now 9-2, will host Fred T. Foard Tuesday night (Jan. 4th); Statesville Wednesday evening (Jan. 5th) at 7 PM in a game that was postponed before Christmas; and St. Stephens on Friday (Jan. 7th). The East girls (now 10-2) will
play Foard Wednesday and St. Stephens Friday, both scheduled for 6 PM.
The Lincolnton Wolves, who began the season with six losses, then won four straight before losing the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash championship to Stuart Cramer 67-62 last Thursday, will host Bandys Tuesday evening; then play at West Caldwell on Friday. The Wolves and Warriors and the Maiden Blue Devils are all 2-0 in the Catawba Valley Conference. West Caldwell will host Maiden in a noon game Tuesday at Gamewell. Bandys will visit Maiden Friday evening.
The Bandys girls are 2-0 and in first place in the Catawba Valley girls standings. Bunker Hill and Newton-Conover are 1-0. Bandys beat the West Lincoln girls for the Peoples Bank championship on Thursday 56-45. The West girls play at Bunker Hill on Tuesday; then visit Newton-Conover on Friday. The West boys won the 7th place game in the Peoples Bank tourney 74-70 over Highland Tech on Thursday. Now 4-8 for the season, the Rebels will play at Bunker Hill Tuesday, then at Newton-Conover on Friday.
North Lincoln, after a 59-19 win over Bandys for 5th place in that tournament, is now 7-5. The Knights will host St. Stephens on Tuesday and play at Foard on Friday. The North girls, who had lost their first nine games, won their last two in the Peoples Bank Clash, beating LHS 55-44 and East Gaston Thursday 46-23. They'll play St. Stephens at 6 PM Tuesday, then at Foard at 5:30 Friday.
After winning at tournament at Cherokee last week with an 87-41 win over Cherokee and 82-54 over Franklin, the Lincoln Charter Eagles are now 9-4. They'll host Langtree Charter on Friday evening. The Lincoln Charter girls, now 7-6, will play at Cannon (Concord) at 5:30 Wednesday. They'll also play Langtree Friday at 6 PM.
Cherryville, after winning their Bud Black/Dennis Tate classic 73-62 over Thomas Jefferson, will host East Gaston Tuesday evening; then play at Bessemer City on Friday. The CHS girls will still be looking for their first win against East Gaston.