The East Lincoln girls and Maiden boys are still unbeaten after Friday night games, but the East Lincoln boys lost for the first time this season.
The East girls held Hickory to single digit scoring in all but the second quarter and easily won their eighth game without a loss 62-31. Hailey McFadden led the way as one of two players with a double double: McFadden scored 16 points, had 12 rebounds, a steal, an assist, and blocked three shots; Madison Self had 12 points, 11 rebounds and two steals. Kiara Anderson and Ginny Overbay each score 10 points; Emma Montanari had 6, Madison Bissinger 5, and Abbie Hege 3.
The East boys led 29-25 at the half, but were outscored by the Red Tornadoes 38-22 in the second half in losing for the first time, 63-51. Jackson Fannon scored 22 points to lead all scorers; Houseon Hartsell had 16. Keandre Walker, Davis Hill, and Mason Simmons each scored 3; Palmer Crichton and Nathan Kuthan had two apiece. East is now 7-1; Hickory is 6-1. The game was the first Western Foothills Conference game for both.
Maiden outscored East Burke 19-9 in the first period, and that lead propelled the Blue Devils to a 50-40 win; their seventh without a loss. It was the first Catawba Valley Conference game of the season for both teams.
The Maiden girls lost 69-19.
The Lincolnton boys finally got a win at Bunker Hill Friday night. The Wolves outscored the Bears in all but the first period, winning 66-45. LHS is now 1-6 for the season; but 1-0 in the Catawba Valley Conference since this was their first league game. The Lincolnton girls also won, 44-43. We'd love to tell you who scored for the LHS teams, but nobody from Lincolnton High reports anything about their basketball games.
The West Lincoln girls lost in their first conference game at Bandys, 69-48, Chloe Norman had 36 points in the loss; Anna Bieberich scored 12. Zoey Owenby and Carolina Robinson each had 8, Ashton Jenkins 3, and DeeDee Wallace 2. Kate Dutka led Bandys with 19 points.
The West Lincoln boys came close, leading at halftime and by six points at the end of the third period, but the Trojans outscored them 22-15 in the fourth quarter for a 59-58 win. Jordan Truesdale had 29 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal for the Rebels; Zander Harrelson scored 13 points, had 9 rebounds and 3 steals.
The North Lincoln boys beat Statesville 70-41 for their fifth win. Ty Sanders led the Knights with 13 points, Kellan Karr and Tanner Lineberger each had 12, Connor Carson 11 and Reed King 10. Nathan Aberle scored 5, Emerson Viverette 4, Shelton Washington 2 and Connor Risse 1.
The North Lincoln girls won 53-44. No report was available on who scored the points and the score wasn't reported to us until Dec. 19th.
The Lincoln Charter girls beat Charlotte Country Day 57-27. The Eagles boys team was also scheduled to play in a tournament in Charlotte, but no score was reported on their game with Victory Christian.
Fred T. Foard split with North Iredell. The Foard girls lost 48-37, while the Tigers won the boys game 64-60.
Cherryville had a pair of games with Shelby, but no scores were reported on either.