HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Pairings set for East Lincoln Winter Jam

HobbsDailyReport.com DENVER, N.C. – The Hickory Ridge girls and Davidson Day boys are the top seeds for the East Lincoln Winter Jam high school basketball tournament that begins Dec. 28 at East Lincoln. The three-day tournament, played in two gyms at East Lincoln, has two eight-team brackets. There are eight games on the opening day, highlighted by No. 8 Mallard …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Wednesday’s game summaries

HobbsDailyReport.com WEDNESDAY’S SUMMARIES EAST LINCOLN 66, STATESVLLE 53 Statesville   10   16   15   12—53 E. Lincoln   16   12   10   28—66 STATESVILLE 53—Devonte Knox 10, Jeremiah Mott 12, Woods 4, White, Gaines 6, Fields 3, Izaiah Gathings 12, Davis, Heckstall-Morales 6. EAST LINCOLN 66—Kabian McClendon 17, DeMattia, Dollar 7, John Bean 12, Horne 2, Coleson Leach 22, Zirkle 6, Kuthan. Records: Statesville …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Wednesday’s game summaries

HobbsDailyReport.com STATESVILLE 73, EAST LINCOLN 57 Statesville          14   19   17   23—73 E. Lincoln            8   10   16   23—57 STATESVILLE 73—Danasia Gray 32, Tyaysia Sharpe 12, Madeline Simmons 11, Miller 9, Keaton 4, Hoffman 3, Fields 2. EAST LINCOLN 57—Destiny Johnson 20, Caira McClain 12, Tadlock 9, Rhoney 9, Robinette 5, Painter 2. Records: Statesville 6-2; E. Lincoln 3-2.

STATE 2AA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Mount Pleasant shuts down E. Lincoln offense, wins handily

HobbsDailyReport.com MOUNT PLEASANT – Holding a lively East Lincoln High offense to fewer than 100 yards sparked Mount Pleasant’s 35-0 victory over the visiting Mustangs to open the state 2AA football playoffs on Friday night. The fourth-seeded Tigers (10-2) earned a second round home matchup next Friday against another set of Tigers, as No. 12 Fred T. Foard (9-3) stunned …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Final pairings, as released by North Carolina High School Athletic Association

HobbsDailyReport.com STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS GREATER HICKORY AREA CONFERENCES Pairings for next Friday’s first-round state high school football playoff games that involve teams from the South Fork 2A, Northwestern Foothills 2A and Northwestern 3A-4A. The games are at the higher seed’s home field with 7:30 p.m. kickoffs: WEST 2A No. 16 W. LINCOLN (4-7) at No. 1 Reidsville (11-0) No. …