HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL (game summaries): Lake Norman Charter nips N-C, stays in first place

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020

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HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMARIES

Game summaries reported to HobbsDailyReport.com since Friday, Jan. 31

GAMES OF TUESDAY, FEB. 4

SOUTH FORK 2A

LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 46, NEWTON-CONOVER 43

LN Charter     15    13   10   8—46

N-C                       7   11    15 10—43

LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 46—Jackson Porter 12, Alec Edens 11, Atwell 8, Reed 7, O’Brien 6, Rinehardt 2.

NEWTON-CONOVER 43—Trey Kennedy 11, McCathern 8, Danner 6, Mullins 6, Roseman 5, Martinez 4, Davis 3.

Notes: The Knights have won three straight games and 12 of their last 13, including a home win (72-47) over the Red Devils on Jan. 10 … Newton-Conover has a five-game win streak snapped … The Red Devils won 16 games a year ago and have finished with 16 victories in four of their previous eight seasons … Newton-Conover’s last 20-win season is 23-6 in 2013-14 under head coach Jonathan Tharpe.

Records: Lake Norman Charter 15-5, 10-1 South Fork 2A; Newton-Conover 14-7, 8-3.

— Reported by Chet Korczynski, Lake Norman Charter head coach

EAST LINCOLN 68, BANDYS 67

E. Lincoln     16   18   16   18—68

Bandys            14  11    19   23—67

EAST LINCOLN 68—Jeremiah Jones 15, Evan Mointanri 13, Myles Adams 13, Bean 3, Clarke 4, Justin Kuthan 20, Nichols, McCowan.

BANDYS 67—Brendon Harrill 11, Spencer Ledford 18, Zackery Wright 13, Ervin 5, Quenten Maddox 12, Strybroski, Culliver 8.

Notes: Kuthan had 19 rebounds, Jones’ scoring was a career-high and he added six assists and hit eight of 12 free throws for East Lincoln … The Mustangs have won four straight games and 11 of their last 12 … The Trojans have lost three straight games and six of their last seven … Bandys has lost four losses of five or fewer points this season … The Mustangs have won 24 straight over the Trojans and 27 of their last 28 against them.

Records: E. Lincoln 17-4, 9-2 South Fork 2A; Bandys 7-14, 2-9.

— Reported by Benny Lytton, Bandys SID and Chip Ashley, E. Lincoln coaching staff

NORTH LINCOLN 68, MAIDEN 51

N. Lincoln   20   14   24   10—68

Maiden         10    12   14    15—51

NORTH LINCOLN 68—Cole Seagle 22, Jack Carter 14, Daniel Carter 11, Regan 8, Waggoner 6, Callahon 4, Dedmon 3, Fiure, Palmer, Collins, Barker, Cathy.

MAIDEN 51—Reilly Copeland 15, Anthony Breland 13, Morgan 8, McClough 7, Fowler 4, Haynes 3, Howell 1, Robinson, James, Abernethy.

Notes: North Lincoln snapped a two-game losing streak and is 6-2 in its last eight games … Maiden has lost two straight games and is 1-9 in its last 10 games … The Blue Devils are 3-8 at home this season.

Records: N. Lincoln 12-7, 7-4 South Fork 2A; Maiden 7-14, 3-8.

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A

EAST BURKE 54, DRAUGHN 39

E. Burke   14   7    20    13—54

Draughn   14   9     8      8—39

EAST BURKE 54—Micah Chrisco 17, Logan Shuford 12, Coble 9, Propst 8, Smith 7, Pruitt 1.

DRAUGHN 39—Isaac Walker 18, Treadway 7, Chrisco 5, D. Pritchard 3, Schutt 3, Cox 2, Byrd 1.

Notes: Draughn has lost two straight games and is 4-6 in its last 10 … East Burke has won two straight games, four of its last five and six of its last eight … Cavs head coach Jerome Ramsey, in his sixth season, collected his 75th career win (75-98)… Draughn is 53-24 since Yates Jensen became head coach three years ago.

Records: E. Burke 11-10, 7-4 Northwestern Foothills 2A; Draughn 10-11, 4-7.

— Reported by Jerome Ramsey, E. Burke head coach

 NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 69, McDOWELL 51

McDowell       10     14    13   14—51

Alex Central   19    19     12   19—69

McDOWELL 51—Bianchini 4, Lewis 9, Queen 2, Efler 6, McPeters 7, Jadon Robbins 10, Ramirez 6, Harrison 4, Davis 3, Moore, Daniels, Handy.

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 69—Jem Lowrance 16, Maddox Kerley 16, Wooten 6, Stikeleather 5, Presnell 8, Zach Herman 14, G. Lowrance 2, Cook 2, Abernathy, Chapman, Hubbard.

Notes: Alexander Central has won four straight games after stopping a three-game losing streak … McDowell is 1-5 in its last six games … The Cougars shot 61.7 percent to the Titans’ 42.9 … Jem Lowrance and Kerley each went seven of 10 from the floor … There were only 12 free-throw attempts combined, seven by McDowell and five by Alexander Central … Zavion Bianchini led the Titans’ rebounding with six while Jem Lowrance and Kerley each had five to pace the Cougars … Alexander Central had 27 assists, nine by Dalton Stikeleather and seven by Evan Presnell… Trent Lewis had five steals for McDowell… The Cougars had an edge of 38-24 on points in the paint.

Records: McDowell 9-11, 4-6 Northwestern 3A-4A; Alexander Central 13-8, 6-3.

— Reported by Jonathan Watts, Alexander Central SID

FREEDOM 84, SOUTH CALDWELL 66

Freedom      25   25   21    18—84

S. Caldwell  19    22   17     8—66

FREEDOM 84—Bradley Davis 36, James Freeman 21, Rice 9, Birchfield 4, Hemphill 1, Johnson 4, Garner 9.

SOUTH CALDWELL 66—Piercy 9, Hadschin 5, Colby Collins 19, Trey Ramsey 13, Kirby 6, Justin Eggers 14.

Notes: Freedom has won six straight games since a 78-73 home loss to South Caldwell on Jan. 10 … The Spartans fell to 4-5 at home this season.

Records: Freedom 19-1, 8-1 Northwestern 3A-4A; S. Caldwell 6-13, 4-5.

— Reported by Rob Scott, Freedom coaching staff

GAMES OF MONDAY, FEB. 3

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 72, ST. STEPHENS 52

Alex Central   14   17   22   19—72

St. Stephens   17   16   12     7—52

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 72—Jem Lowrance 29, Maddox Kerley 10, Wooten 5, Stikeleather 1, Evan Presnell 15, Herman 4, Hubbard 3, G. Lowrance 1, Cook 4, Abernathy, Chapman.

ST. STEPHENS 52—Dayton Anderson 17, Mikey Daaboul 20, Woy 7, Rose 8, Harris, McPherson, Buff, Lyons, Hancock, Wall.

Notes: The Cougars win streak reached three … The Indians’ lost for the ninth time in 10 games … Alexander Central won points in the paint 36-18 … Zach Herman had a game-high 11 rebounds for the Cougars; Charlie Woy’s seven led St. Stephens … Jem Lowrance missed only four of his 15 field goal attempts for Alexander Central and Presnell hit four of nine from 3-point range … St. Stephens made 21 of 30 free throws, topped by Daaboul making 11 of 13 … Jem Lowrance went 6-for-6 on free throws and the Cougars hit 16 of 19 … Zach Wooten had six assits and Dalton Stikeleather added five for Alexander Central…The Cougars shot 53.2 percent to the Indians’ 32.6.

Records: Alexander Central 12-8, 5-3 Northwestern 3A-4A; St. Stephens 5-16, 1-8.

— Reported by Jonathan Watts, Alexander Central SID

GAMES OF FRIDAY, JAN. 31

SOUTH FORK 2A

LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 61, MAIDEN 52

Maiden         13    11    17   11—52

LN Charter  18   15     8 20—61

MAIDEN 52— Anthony Breland 13, Elijah Fowler 12, McClough 7, Copeland 6, Morgan 6, Haynes 5, Howell 3, James.

LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 61— D. Atwell 24, J. Porter 12, Cal Reed 11, O’Brien 6, Edens 6, Scott 2, Rivens

Notes:

Records: Maiden 7-13, 3-7 South Fork 2A; Lake Norman Charter 124-5, 9-1.

— Reported by Chet Korczynski, Lake Norman Charter head coach

LINCOLNTON 65, BANDYS 58

Lincolnton   19     8   10   28—65

Bandys           13   11     8    26—58

LINCOLNTON 65—Amontre Finger 22, Gash 9, Davis Grooms 11, McLain 3, Connor Williams 10, Queen 2, Muntz 8.

BANDYS 58—Harrill 8, Spencer Ledford 13, Wright 3, Harwell, Ervin 4, Quenten Maddox 12, Chris Culliver 13, Stybroski 5.

Notes: The Wolves broke a two-game losing streak … The Trojans lost their second straight game and lost for the fifth time in six games … Lincolnton has won two straight over Bandys and in five of the last eight meetings.

Records: Lincolnton 8-11, 4-6 South Fork 2A; Bandys 7-13, 2-8.

— Reported by Benny Lytton, Bandys SID

EAST LINCOLN 64, NORTH LINCOLN 62

N. Lincoln    15    15    14    18—62

E. Lincoln     25   12     10    17—64

NORTH LINCOLN 62—Jack Carter 16, Regan 3, D. Carter 5, Dedmon, Fiore 2, Cole Seagle 19, Aiden Callahan 12, Collins 2, Waggoner 3.

EAST LINCOLN 64—Jones 7, Evan Montanari 18, Myles Adams 10, Justin Kuthan 14, McCowan 6, Bean 4, Craig 3, Staples 2, Nichols.

Notes: Kuthan added 12 rebounds and Adams had five assists for East Lincoln… The Mustangs have won seven straight over North Lincoln and 33 of 38 games against them dating back to 2003-2004.

Records: N. Lincoln 11-7, 6-4 South Fork 2A; E. Lincoln 16-4, 8-2.

— Reported by Chip Ashley, E. Lincoln coaching staff

NORTHWESTERN FOOTHILLS 2A

PATTON 72, BUNKER HILL 56

Bunker Hill 17 5 17 17—56

Patton 22 15 15 20—72

BUNKER HILL 56—Clayson Chapman 18, Hildebran 9, Robinson 8, Ramseur 5, Little 5, Anderson 3, Sigmon 3, Clampitt 3, Kee 2.

PATTON 72—Chris Lytle 15, Jackson Vance 12, Finn Rigsbee 12, Bryson Holsclaw 11, Connor Rudisill 10, Jayden Powell 6, Waylon Rutherford 3, Anthony Hicks 3.

Notes: The Bears’ losing streak reached two and their record over a 15-game stretch felt to 1-14 … The Panthers’ win streak was extended to six games.

Records: Bunker Hill 3-17, 1-9 Northwestern Foothills 2A; Patton 14-5, 8-2.

— Reported by Anthony Church, Bunker Hill

EAST BURKE 65, FRED T. FOARD 48

Foard          6    15   14   13—48

E. Burke   15    24   15   11—65

FRED T. FOARD 48—Daniel Lackey 16, Mateo Pena 10, Hemphill 7, Patterson 6, Bishop 6, Hepler 3.

EAST BURKE 65—Cam Propst 18, Luke Coble 16, Shuford 7, Smith 7, Ward 6, Chrisco 6, Lor 5.

Notes: Foard’s losing streak was extended to three games and the Tigers fell to 1-9 in a 10-game stretch… The Cavs won for the third time in four games … Foard scored fewer 50 or fewer points for the sixth time this season.

Records: Foard 5-15, 1-9 Northwestern Foothills 2A; E. Burke 10-10, 6-4.

— Reported by Jerome Ramsey, E. Burke head coach

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