The East Lincoln girls held West Iredell to just 12 points in winning their 20th game of the season without a loss Friday night.
Five East Lincoln players scored in double figures in the rout: Hailey McFadden had 12 points, 4 steals, 7 rebounds and a blocked shot; Kiara Anderson also scored a dozen points,had 3 steals, 5 assists and a blocked shot; Emma Montanari also scored 12, had 4 assists, 3 steals and two rebounds. Madison Self and Taniyah Thomas each scored 11 points; Self had 5 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist; Thomas had 5 rebounds, 6 steals, and three assists. Kinsley Rhinehart had 10 rebounds, a steal and an assist and scored 6 points. Abbie Hege scored 8 points and Madison Bissinger 9 in the win.
The East girls are now 10-0 in Western Foothills Conference play. They're ranked #2 in the western 3A rankings and have a two=game lead in the conference standings.
The East Lincoln boys also won Friday night, 85-38. The win over West Iredell moves the Mustangs into a tie with North Lincoln for second place in the conference standings at 7-3, three games back of Hickory, 10-0 and in first place. [Hickory won their Friday night game at St. Stephens 68-49.]
For the Mustangs, Jackson Fannon had 27 points including five 3-pointers. He also had 6 rebounds. Mason Simmons scored 15 points and had 6 rebounds; Tyler Mizzell scored 10 points; Davis Hill had 8; Keandre Walker 7; Houston Hartsell 6; Palmer Crichton & Kingsley Huntley 4 each; Nathan Kuthan 3; and Carson Engstrand 1. The Mustangs forced 28 turnovers by the Warriors.
East will host Fred T. Foard on Tuesday (Jan. 31st).
North Lincoln's boys closed a 28-17 halftime deficit to come within a bucket of pulling out their game with North Iredell, but fell short 53-51. The Knights were led by Kellan Karr, who scored 17; Connor Carson had 12; Carter Black 6; Reed King 5, Ty Sanders 4; Iverson Snell 3; and Ben Cipriano & Nate Aberle 2 apiece.
With the loss, North drops to a tie with East for second place in the conference at 7-3; the Knights are 13-6 overall.
North lost the girls game 57-34.
North will host St. Stephens on Tuesday.
Unlike Tuesday night, there was no buzzer-beater half court shot by the Lincolnton Wolves, but they won Friday night's game over Bandys 58-50.
Will Blackburn and Andrew Phelps did most of the scoring in the first period that saw the Wolves build a 21-1 lead. LHS still led by 10 at the half and by 7 at the end of the third period, but the Trojans got within 4 points midway thru the fourth. Three free throws by Blackburn turned a 5-point lead into the final margin.
The Lincolnton girls also won, avenging an early January single point loss to Bandys. This time, the outscored their opponents in every quarter, building a 23-9 halftime lead and winning 52-29. It was the LHS girls' fourth win of the season; their third in conference play.
Mackenzie Sand-Odum had 19 points; Camellia Holland scored 8; Jordyan Williams and Tanlee Eley had 6 each; Aidyn Armstrong and Caroline Carpenter each had 4; Sarah Rhyne and Kendria Bynum scored 2; and Justice Smith had 1.
For Bandys, Rachel Anderson had 11 points.
LHS will visit West Caldwell on Tuesday; Bandys will play at Maiden.
Lincoln Charter won both the girls and boys games at Christ the King in Huntersville Friday night. The girls won 51-44 as Maddie Lusk made multiple free throws to help her team overcome a one-point halftime deficit. The LCS girls are now 16-4 overall and 6-0 in the Catawba Shores Conference.
The Lincoln Charter boys also won, 64-54,improving to 16-11 overall and 9-0 in the conference. The Eagles never trailed in the game, scoring 9 points before the Crusaders scored and establishing a 34-19 halftime lead.
Kelan Flowers led with 15 points; Xavier Crawford had 12; and Elijah Burnett & David Reed scored 11 each.
The LCS boys will host Mountain Island Charter at 6:30 Tuesday; both the boys and girls will play at home next Friday (Feb. 3rd) against Community School of Davidson.
The West Lincoln girls won their game at Bunker Hill Friday night 58-36. The win gives the West girls a 6-4 Catawba Valley Conference record and keeps them in a tie with Maiden for third place in the league. East Burke is still on top at 10-0 after coming from behind to beat Newton-Conover 59-57 Friday. The Red Devils are in second place, now 8-2 in the conference.
The West boys lost 56-47.
West will visit Newton-Conover on Tuesday.
Maiden's girls won their game at West Caldwell 59-41, but the boys lost to the Warriors 64-62. The win keeps West Caldwell, now 10-0 in the league, atop the Catawba Valley Conference standings. Maiden is in second place at 8-2, their only two league losses to West Caldwell.
Maiden will host Bandys on Tuesday.
Fred T. Foard lost both the girls and boys games to Statesville. The girls lost 40-34 and the boys 54-47. Foard will play at East Lincoln Tuesday.
The cherryville boys won their game at Bessemer City 83-78. We did not receive a report on the girls game.