TUESDAY’S HS BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES: Abee scores 33 in win, becomes Freedom’s all-time scoring leader

Published Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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TUESDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A

 

FREEDOM 76, WATAUGA 53

Freedom     14     19     17     26—76

Watauga      11      9      10    23—53

FREEDOM 76—Fletcher Abee 33, Jakari Dula 14, James Freeman 12, Birchfield 5, Logan 3, Moore 2, Rice 1, Davis 4, Johnson 2.

WATAUGA 53 (incomplete)—Blaine St Clair 13, West 4, Freeman 2, Sears 3, Castle 2, Bond 7, Green 4, Ricker 7, Robbins 6, Martin 4, Rothrock.

ABEE

Notes: Abee becomes Freedom’s all-time leading boys’ scorer with 1,705 points, passing 2004 gradute Chris Moore (1,704) …. The Patriots’ win streak is at 12 games … Watauga has lost two straight games and has a .500 record for the seventh time this season … Freedom beat Watauga 80-40 in Morganton on Jan. 18 … The Patriots are 45-5 in their last 50 games and 73-8 in their last 81 … Freedom has won at least 22 games for the third straight season and 20 more more in four straight and for the eighth time in nine seasons… The Patriots are Northwestern 3A-4A champs and have the league’s No. 1 3A playoff bid… Freedom has won five league titles in head coach Casey Rogers’ 13th season as head coach… Watauga head coach Rob Sanders is two shy of 200 for his career.

Records: Freedom 22-1, 13-0 Northwestern 3A-4A; Watauga 10-11, 6-7.

Reported by: Rob Scott, Freedom coaching staff.

HICKORY 61, ALEXANDER CENTRAL 43

Hickory               21    15    15      10—61

Alex Central        3    10   10      20—43

HICKORY 61—Davis Amos 15, Hamourii Joyner 10, Clark 9, Young 3, Jaylin Harper 12, Abernathy 6, Del Valle 5, Huit 1, Nichols, Ahlers, Culbreath, Long.

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 43—Jem Lowrance 20, Strickland 8, Wooten 2, Benfield 3, Walker 1, Kerley 9, Stikeleather, Presnell, Chapman, Elder, Hager.

Notes: Hickory has won four straight games and will finish second behind Freedom … Alexander Central has lost two straight and four of its last six and will finish in third place … The Cougars are 6-4 at home this season … Hickory shot 55 percent, including 68.4 in the opening half, to Alexander Central’s 42.9 … Zendai Clark and Nkosi Abernathy led the Red Tornadoes with six rebounds each while Lowrance led the Cougars with five … Amos hit four of six 3-pointers for Hickory and the Cougars were 0-for-8 in 3s … Lowrance hit seven of his nine field goal attempts for Alexander Central… Joyner did not miss a shot for HHS (4-4 FGs, 1-1 free throws) … HHS’ biggest lead was by 31 with 7:45 to play … As a second-place team, the Red Tornadoes now have 16 straight seasons in which they have been at least third in their league (eight titles or shares, three seconds or shares, five thirds) … Hickory finishes in five seasons under head coach Andy Poplin are first, first, third, first, second … Alexander Central has won 218 games in 15 years under head coach Ed Wills…

Records: Hickory 18-4, 11-2 Northwestern 3A-4A; Alexander Central 15-8, 8-5.

Reported by: Jonathan Watts, Alexander Central SID.

SOUTH FORK 2A

EAST LINCOLN 78, WEST LINCOLN 27

W. Lincoln               7        4      7         9—27

E. Lincoln              27     18     14       19—78

WEST LINCOLN 27—Propst 9, Brown 2, Lail 9, Willis, Duncan 1, Marly 2, Hopper 2, Short 1, B. Beam, N. Beam 1.

EAST LINCOLN 78—Sidney Dollar 15, Adams 9, Bean 3, Kuthan 9, Allden Horne 14, Zirkle 3, Staples 5, Petey Nichols 12, Jones 8.

Notes: Nichols’ 12 points are a career high for East Lincoln … The Mustangs share first place with Maiden and close the regular season Friday at third-place Newton-Conover… The Rebels have lost 43 straight games … West Lincoln has scored 30 or fewer points in eight games this season … East Lincoln is 46-8 under head coach Jon Hancock (second season) … The Mustangs have won conference titles in three of the previous four seasons and six times in the previous 11 years … East Lincoln is 162-30 since 2012-2013 … The Mustangs beat the Rebels 70-23 at West Lincoln on Jan. 18.

Records: W. Lincoln 0-22, 0-13 South Fork 2A; E. Lincoln 21-1, 12-1.

Reported by: Chip Ashley, E. Lincoln coaching staff.

MAIDEN 51, NEWTON-CONOVER 43

N-C                13     15      8      15—51

Maiden        17       8      8      10—43

NEWTON-CONOVER 43—Covington 7, Danner 2, Trey Kennedy 11, Guerry 9, Matthew Martinez 10, McCathern 4.

MAIDEN 51—Ly 4, Caleb McDaniel 11, High 7, Boyles 2, Montrell Stinson 16, Diciuccio, Farley, Wicker 6, Howell 5 Harris, Abernethy, Morris, Copeland Gabriel, McClough.

Notes: Maiden has won eight straight games and is 10-0 at home this season … Newton-Conover had a six-game win streak snapped … The Blue Devils share first place with East Lincoln with one league game to go… Maiden beat Newton-Conover 51-45 in Newton on Jan. 18 … The Red Devils will finish at least third, their best in conference since a third in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A four years ago … Maiden last won or shared a conference title in 2004-05 … A win on Friday would give the Blue Devils a chance to match their most wins since 1977-78 (23, three times) with a win in the first round of next week’s league tournament … Newton-Conover went 6-20 last year, their fourth under head coach Matt Wilkinson.

Records: Newton-Conover 14-9, 8-5 South Fork 2A; Maiden 21-2, 12-1.

Reported by: Justin Brittain, Maiden coaching staff.

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