HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SUMMARIES: Freedom girls defeat Hickory

Published Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

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HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASKETBALL SUMMARIES

MONDAY

GIRLS

FREEDOM 62, HICKORY 56

Hickory       16    8    18    14—56

Freedom     12    20  15    15—62

HICKORY 56—Finley LaFevers 25, Aysha Short 10, James 3, Rumbaugh 8, Greenard 2, Morrin 8, Puett, Ledford, Powe.

FREEDOM 62—Adair Garrison 19, Danisha Hemphill 13, Christena Rhone 12, Stevee McGee 10, Walker 8, Sta. McGee, Armentourt, Kania.

Notes: Freedom, 29-1 last season, has won 31 of its last 32 games… The Patriots started 29-0 last season and were eliminated at Lenoir-Rhyne University by Southeast Guilford, 49-46 … Freedom head coach Amber Reddick, in her 17th season, is 366-93… Unofficially, Hickory is 416-82 at HHS (18th year) and overall 454-109 under head coach Barbara Helms, in her 21st year overall.

Records: Freedom 2-0, 2-0 Northwestern 3A-4A; Hickory 1-1, 1-1.

— Reported by Amber Reddick, Freedom head coach

LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 45, MAIDEN 36

LNC          8     8    16    13—45

Maiden    2    6     11     17—36

LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 45—Jillian Villanti 10, Kristy Seifert 10, Taylor 6, Kilpatrick 6, Leak 4, Donaldson 6, Zelando, Kerr, Cox 3.

MAIDEN 36—Keener 7, Stamey 1, Andrews 6, Lainee Hentschel 12, Bohemier 2, Noble, Mingus 8.

Notes: Knights earn 10th win under head coach Mike Porter (second year) after going 0-3 last year against the Blue Devils … Maiden have lost five straight dating back to last season… Unofficially, Blue Devils head coach Frank Snider is 18 wins away (having coached both teams) from 250 at Maiden.

Records: Lake Norman Charter 2-0, 2-0 South Fork 2A; Maiden 0-3, 0-3.

— Reported by Frank Snider, Maiden head coach and Mike Porter, Lake Norman Charter head coach

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 58, WATAUGA 46

Alex Central    10   18    17    13—58

Watauga            11   11      9     15—46

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 58—Herman 4, Nikki Hagy 12, Pennell 9, Chesney Stikeleather 16, Sydney Hayes 13, McDaniel 4, Caskaddon, Jarrett.

WATAUGA 46—Keller 4, Chelsi Hodges 11, Brelyn Sturgill 11, Ava Williamson 13, Torgerson 5, Cook 2, Coffey.

Notes: Hagy had 13 rebounds for the Cougars, who won the boards by one, and Hodges and Sturgill each had nine for the Pioneers … Alexander Central hit eight 3-pointers (Reid Pennell and Hayes 3 each, Stikeleather 2) … The Cougars shot only five free throws, making four, and Watauga went 14 of 20 on free throws … Pennell and Stikeleather each had four assists for Alexander Central … The Cougars won points in the paint 30-20… Watauga had 19 turnovers and shot 37.7 percent to the Cougars’ 31.8…Alexander Central is 14-14 since Jon Presnell took over a head coach two years ago … Watauga is 76-35 under Laura Berry, who is coaching both varsity teams again this season.

Records: Alexander Central 2-0, 1-0 Northwestern 3A-4A; Watauga 0-2, 0-2.

— Reported by Jonathan Watts, Alexander Central SID

BOYS

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 57, WATAUGA 43

Alex Central     19    11    11    16—57

Watauga            15      8   11      9—43

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 57—Herman 8, Lowrance 6, Huibbard 5, Cook 9, Evan Presnell 22, G. Presnell 2, Sigmon 4, Barnes 1.

WATAUGA 43—Leon 1, Ward 5, Ben Hale 11, Turbett 5, Bennett Rucker 14, Martin 5, Shirley 2, Collins, Greene, Everett, Morrison, Wilcox.

Notes: Alexander Central won points off turnovers 20-5 … The Pioneers shot 28.3 percent, the Cougars 34.9… Evan Presnell hit five of 12 shots and was 4-for-8 on 3-pointers for Alexander Central … Hale and Ricker each made three 3-pointers for Watauga … Zach Herman (nine) led the Cougars’ rebounding and Orlando Leon and Tyler Ward paced the Pioneers with seven each … Alexander Central made 20 of 32 free throws, led by Evan Persnell’s eight of 12 … Watauga hit 10 of 18 free throws with Ward making five … Dating back to last season, the Pioneers are on a five-game losing streak and they are 1-11 in their last 10 gamesAlexander Central went 3-0 last season against Watauga.

Records: Alexander Central 2-0, 1-0 Northwestern 3A-4A; Watauga 0-2, 0-2.

— Reported by Jonathan Watts, Alexander Central SID

SATURDAY

GIRLS

WEST LINCOLN 43, MAIDEN 42

Maiden          7    9     13     13—42

W. Lincoln   10  9     12     12—43

MAIDEN 42—Keener 6, Maggie Andrews 18, Hentschel 8, Bohemier 1, Stamey, Noble 2, Mingus 7.

WEST LINCOLN 43—Chloe Norman 19, Chapman 6, Watson 2, Farrah  Richardson 11, Beddingfield 2, Robinson 3, Bieberich, Jenkins.

Notes: West Lincoln snaps a 12-game losing streak that included two losses last season to the Blue Devils …

Records: Maiden 0-2, 0-2 South Fork 2A; W. Lincoln 1-1, 1-1 South Fork 2A.

— Reported by Frank Snider, Maiden head coach

BOYS

EAST LINCOLN 55, LINCOLNTON 54

E. Lincoln       11    10    15    19—55

Lincolnton     13    11     18    12—54

EAST LINCOLN 55—Jeremiah Jones 13, Evan Montanari 28, Bean 4, Craig 8, Clarke, Glezen, Clark, Mizzell 2, Hawk, Robb.

LINCOLNTON 54—Danner 2, McGill 6, McClain 9, Conner Williams 12, Gavin Queen 10, King 9, Smith 2, Blackburn 4.

Notes: Mustangs’ Jeremiah Jones hit game-winning free throw with 1.4 seconds to play after Lincolnton led by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter …Montanari’s points were a career high and Jones had 11 rebounds and Logan Craig had eight for East Lincoln…Mustangs have won six straight over the Wolves and are 17-9 against them in the last decade.

Records: E. Lincoln 2-0, 2-0 South Fork 2A; Lincolnton 1-1, 1-1.

— Reported by Chip Ashley, E. Lincoln

MAIDEN 66, WEST LINCOLN 46

Maiden          15   10    23     18—66

W. Lincoln   10    11     14     11—46

MAIDEN 66—Lowman 14,McClough 14, Roseman 12, Culliver 11, Robinson 7, James 3, Gibbs 3, Morgan 2, Rhodes, Sigmon.

WEST LINCOLN 46 (incomplete scoring)—Chevy 12, Holiday 9, Noah 7, Jordan 5, Zach 4, Adams 2, Trace, Trent.

Notes: West Lincoln has lost 72 straight games, including 46 straight in conference play … Maiden was without Micah Haynes (injury, did not play); he is expected back Tuesday when Lake Norman Charter visits Maiden … Blue Devils surged to start second half after Rebels were within four points before halftime… Maiden hit 18 of 27 free throws, West Lincoln hit 12 of 25 … Maiden head coach Justin Brittain: “When we run into those nights when our shots aren’t falling, we have to make sure we are effective in all other areas of the game to fall back on, which I felt like we were able to do in the second half” …Maiden was 1-1 after two games last season and 5-5 through December … West Lincoln went 0-25 last season, falling 60-18 and 1-47 to Maiden.

Records: Maiden 2-0, 2-0 South Fork 2A; W. Lincoln 0-2, 0-2.

— Reported by Justin Brittain, Maiden head coach

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