The Lincolnton Wolves faced the No. 2 team in the state Tuesday night in the East Rutherford Cavaliers. The result was a 79-45 drubbing.
Given the Cavaliers are now 15-0 on the season; the Wolves shouldnâ€™t be too dismayed. Lincolnton head coach Bob Cowie was pleased with his teamâ€™s effort.
â€œWe played hard, but we also found out why theyâ€™re the No. 2 ranked team in the state. They beat us in all phases of the game,â€ he said.
P.J. Hamright led Lincolnton with 10 points.
The Wolves fall to 6-10 and 4-3 in the Midwest 2A. They will host Newton-Conover on Friday.
Martin Turbevilleâ€™s 27 points helped Bunker Hill beat West Lincoln 63-53 Tuesday.
â€œHeâ€™s a real strong kid and creates a lot of space around the block. He has the skill to finish down there as well,â€ Rebelsâ€™ head coach Chad Wright said.
â€œWe played hard and were competitive. Iâ€™m proud of that; we didnâ€™t last week,â€ Wright added.
Bunker Hill 10 14 17 22-63
West Lincoln 6 8 23 16-53
BEARS: Miller 7, Brown 6, Martin Turbeville 27, Patterson 9, Jordan Kaylor 12, Patterson 1, Williams 2.
REBELS: Ben Poole 11, Taylor Woodie 14, Daniel Payseur 3, Josh Fisher 3, Gene Arp 2, Ryan Huffman 20.
The North Lincoln men finished second last Friday in a swim meet at Isothermal Community College.
Shelby, RS Central and Highland Tech were the other teams at the meet. The Lions finished first on the menâ€™s side.
The 200-yd individual medley relay team of Collin Murdock, Mark Lambert, Matt Roseman, and Sean Bertran finished second while the 200-yd freestyle relay team of Murdock, Roseman, Bertran, and Colby Jackson finished third.
Other young men who scored points for the team were: Lambert, Jackson, and Evan Ng in the 200-yd Freestyle; Kyle Wilkinson and Aaron Ng in the 200-yd individual medley; Bertran in the 50-yd freestyle; Jordan Geer in the 100-yd butterfly; Bertran and Murdock in the 100-yd freestyle; Jackson, Jesse Dick, and Matt Williamson in the 500-yd freestyle; Lambert, Matthew Wentworth, and Jesse Dick in the 100-yd backstroke; Wilkinson, Roseman, and Williamson in the 100-yd breaststroke.
North Lincolnâ€™s women finished third behind RS Central and Shelby.
Kelsey Lee, who previously qualified for the state meet in two relay events, added qualifying times in both the 100-yard butterfly (second place) and 100-yard backstroke (fourth place) events.
Sara Edwards, who also previously qualified in two relays and the 50-yard freestyle, added the 100-yard backstroke to her state qualifying times and a second place finish in the event.
Other young ladies scoring points for the Lady Knight swimmers were: Becky Duggan and Ellen Bunzey in the 200 yard Freestyle, Nicole Baxter and Rachel Blackwelder in the 200-yd individual medley, Edwards in the 50-yd freestyle, Baxter and Lisa Haag in the 100-yd freestyle, Bunzey in the 500-yd freestyle, Jenny Boyle in the 100-yd backstroke, Nickele Gates and Lauren Blackwelder in the 100-yd breaststroke, and relay teams consisting of the above mentioned swimmers, along with Samantha Philemon and May Eisner.
Coaches Libby Fletcher and Missy Wilkinson were very pleased with the teamâ€™s performance. The next meet will be at Shelby High School on Wednesday night at 6 p.m.by John Mark Brooks