It was their 19th win without a loss and gave them a conference record of 9-0. The East Lincoln girls overwhelmed the Statesville girls 65-23 Tuesday night (Jan. 24th). It started with a 23-2 run in the first quarter that became a 50-10 halftime lead.
Hailey McFadden led the way with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, an assist and a blocked shot. Kiara Anderson had 15 points, 4 steals, 2 assists, a block and an assist. Emma Montanari and Taniyah Thomas had 8 points each; Madison Bissinger scored 7; Ginny Overbay 6; Madison Self 3 and Kensley Rhinehart 1.
A five-point win at Ashbrook in early December is the only close game the East girls have played this season. They'll visit West Iredell on Friday (Jan. 27th) and host Fred T. Foard on Tuesday (Jan. 31st).
The East boys also won their game Tuesday night, 73-35. Houston Hartsell had 15 points; Deandre Walker and Palmer Crichton had 12 apiece; Mason Simmons scored 11; Nathan Kuthan 9, Davis Hill 5, Jackson Fannon 3, Kingsley Huntley, Carson Engstrand, and Christian Atkins 2 each.
The win gives the Mustangs a 15-4 overall record; 6-3 in the conference.
Hickory remains unbeaten in the boys Western Foothills standings at 9-0 after downing North Lincoln 72-51 Tuesday night. The Red Tornadoes are the only conference foe to beat the Knights, who are now 13-5 overall, 7-2 in the league. A strong second quarter gave Hickory a 10-point halftime edge.
Connor Carson led the Knights with 16 points; Ty Sanders had 13; Ben Cipriano 9, Kellan Karr 6, Carter Black 3, and Nate Aberle and Shelton Washington 2 each.
North will host North Iredell on Friday and St. Stephens on Tuesday.
Hickory also won the girls game, 58-50. For North Lincoln, Hailey Hagler scored 17 points; Julia Frantz had 10; Aubrie Cada and Alyssa Maresca 8 each; Angely Soto 4; and Hannah Lester 2.
The most exciting play of the night was Eian Stancil's three-point buzzer beater field goal from the back court that gave the LHS Wolves a 47-44 overtime win over Newton-Conover.
The game was close all the way--Lincolnton led 20-16 at the half, but the Red Devils cut the lead to a single point at the end of the third quarter and tied the game at 38-all at the end of regulation.
In the OT, N-C took the lead 40-38, but Will Blackburn hit a pair of free throws to make it 40-all. The Red Devils took a 44-40 lead on two free throws and a two-point basket; then Tyler McClain scored to cut that to 44-42.
Stancil hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 44; then, after a missed N-C shot, he tossed that long three-point attempt from midcourt, and it stripped the net.
The win gives the Wolves a 6-12 overall record, 4-5 in the Catawba Valley Conference.
Stancil's shot was captured on video--you can find it on Facebook. Someone also supplied a copy of the video to Charlotte tv and you may see it there.
Newton-Conover won the girls game 65-20.
LHS will host Bandys on Friday and play at West Caldwell on Tuesday.
Lincoln Charter's boys beat Langtree Charter 87-40 for their 15th win of the season. The Eagles were led by Kelan Flowers with 19 points, Kasey Hudson & David Reed had 14 each, and Elijah Burnett scored 13. The Eagles are now 8-0 and atop the league in the Catawba Shores Conference. The LCS girls are 5-0 in conference play and also in first place. Lincoln Charter will visit Christ the King in Huntersville on Friday.
Maiden won a pair of games from West Lincoln. The Maiden girls won 44-42 and the boys beat the Rebels 81-56.
Jalen Robinson led the Blue Devils with 22 points; Raheim Misher had 15; Chris Culliver scored 9; Parker Pait & Ayden Walker 7 each; Maze 6; Landon Teague 5; Ben Gibbs 4, and Korbyn Harris 2.
For West Lincoln, Jordan Truesdale had 26 points; Evan Hartsoe 8; Lucas Howell 6; Zander Harrelson 5; Mikalister Anderson, Riley Bradley and Gideon Allen 3 each; and Bryce Beddingfield 1.
West will play at Bunker Hill on Friday and at Newton-Conover on Tuesday. Maiden will visit West Caldwell Friday and host Bandys on Tuesday.
Bandys lost the girls game to conference leader East Burke 69-19 Tuesday, while the Trojans beat East Burke 75-64 in the boys game. Bandys will visit Lincolnton Friday and Maiden Tuesday.
Cherryville lost both the girls and boys games to Shelby. The girls lost 65-21 and the boys 75-57. Cherryville will play at Bessemer City Friday and host Burns on Tuesday.
Fred T. Foard won the girls game 64-29 and the boys game 49-43 over West Iredell.