HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: East Lincoln repeats as South Fork 2A champion

East Lincoln High’s volleyball team won Monday at Newton-Conover, closing out its second straight South Fork 2A regular season title. The top-seeded Mustangs begin the conference tournament on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at home, facing No. 8 seed Lincolnton./EAST LINCOLN HIGH PHOTO

Conference tourney begins Tuesday night with 4 matches at 6 p.m.



East Lincoln High — after repeating as South Fork 2A regular-season champion – is the top seed for the conference tournament that begins on Tuesday night.

The Mustangs won 3-0 at Newton-Conover on Monday night to wrap up the league title, finishing one match up on second-place Maiden for the second straight season.

Eighth-seeded Lincolnton (3-16, 1-3) travels to East Lincoln (18-1, 13-1) to open the league tournament with a 6 p.m. match on Tuesday night.

Second-seeded Maiden (16-5, 12-2) closed the regular season by beating Lincolnton 3-0 on the road on Monday night and faces No. 7 Newton-Conover (2-19, 2-12) on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Maiden.

North Lincoln’s 3-0 victory on Monday at Bandys gave the Knights (12-10, 9-5) third place and a first-round tournament match against No. 6 West Lincoln (6-16, 3-11) on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Bandys (10-11, 8-6) and Lake Norman Charter (12-7, 8-6) tied for fourth place with Bandys gaining the No. 4 seed via a regular-season victory over Maiden.

The Knights won 3-1 on Monday night at West Lincoln, setting up Tuesday’s 6 p.m. visit to Bandys.

The tournament semifinals are Wednesday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lincolnton and the championship match is Thursday at 7 p.m., also at Lincolnton.


Tuesday’s first round

No. 8 Lincolnton (3-16) at No. 1 E. Lincoln (18-1), 6 p.m.

No. 5 Lake Norman Charter (12-7) at No. 4 Bandys (10-11), 6 p.m.

No. 7 Newton-Conover (2-19) at No. 2 Maiden (16-5), 6 p.m.

No. 6 W. Lincoln (6-16) at No. 3 N. Lincoln (12-10), 6 p.m.

Wednesday’s semifinals at Lincolnton

No. 7 Newton-Conover-No. 2 Maiden winner vs. No. 6 W. Lincoln-No. 3 N. Lincoln winner, 5 p.m.

No. 8 Lincolnton-No. 1 E. Lincoln winner vs. No. 5 Lake Norman Charter-No. 4 Bandys winner, 7 p.m.

Thursday’s championship at Lincolnton

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Final regular season standings

E. Lincoln 13-1

Maiden 12-2

N. Lincoln 9-5

Bandys 8-6

Lake Norman Charter 8-=6

W. Lincoln 3-11

Newton-Conover 2-12

Lincolnton 1-13

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