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Mustangs romp Ironmen
The Southern Foothills 1A Conference released their all-conference basketball teams recently for both the men and women.
Player of the Year honors went to Adam Lawing. Other selections included Ty Carter, Bessemer City, Craig Carter, Hendersonville, Brandon Thomas, Kalem Johnson and Antonio Griggs, both from Cherryville.
Jarvis Garrett was Polk County’s selection, Anthony Bourne and Vantrel England both were selected from Maiden, Trishtan Johnson and Kenny Bethea received the nod at North Lincoln. Anthony Stowe, Highland Tech and Anthony Day from Bessemer City rounded out the men’s team.
Cherryville’s Ebone Johnson was named Player of the Year, while her coach Alan Mauldin was named Coach of the Year.
Kady Bishop and Robin Waddell from Hendersonville were named to the team. Anna McCaskill made it from Bessemer City, while Gitara Brandon from Highland Tech also was selected.
Junior guard Alyssa Lowe, who led the Lady Knights in scoing, was North Lincoln’s lone selection. Angie Walls and Meredith Wooster joined Johnson from Cherryville as all-conference members.
Krystal Ramseur and Lindsay Canipe made it from Maiden.
Polk County had the most selections with three in Brianna Cunningham, Tiffany McCord and Kim Staley.

East Lincoln tennis
The East Lincoln Mustangs’ tennis team beat Cherryville 8-1 on Tuesday.
No. 1 Drew Keener beat Luis Fernandez 10-4. No. 2 seed Alex Willhite beat Diego Campos 10-7. No.3 seed Pete Pitsikoulis shut out Matt Allen 10-0.
At No. 4 Kendall Law shut out Juan Fernandez 10-0, No. 5 seed Houston Stokes beat Joe Galloway 10-1. Adam Pressley defeated Ethan Maracantes 10-3 to complete the Mustangs’ singles sweep.
In doubles, Willhite/Keener beat L. Fernandez/Campos 8-5. At No.2 J. Fernandez/Galloway helped the Ironmen avoid the shutout beating Law/Pitsikoulis 8-6. No. 3 Stokes/Pressley beat Marcantes/Dres Hodgkins 8-3.
“Houston and Adam continue to develop and looked very good in doubles together. Clay and Tyson got their first start and took advantage by playing outstanding and totally dominating their opponents,” East Lincoln head coach Mike Davis said.

Lincolnton tennis
East Gaston beat Lincolnton 7-2 on Tuesday.
Zack Cornwell, Matt Friday, Christ Cloninger, Curt Middleton and Nick McAndrew swept singles.
Lincolnton’s Bryan Clark came close to beating Friday, but ultimately lost 10-7.
In doubles, Adil Huselja/Clark beat Davenport/Start 8-3 at No. 1. At No. 2 Wilson/Early defeated Dotts/Baxter 8-6.
“East stuck it to us again; they had little trouble sweeping singles. They subbed in doubles and were were able to get a couple of wins,” Wolves’ head coach Chris Hoffman said.

by John Mark Brooks

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