Lady Mustangs to meet South
Lincolnton fell to South Iredell 3-0; 23-25, 20-25, 25-27 Tuesday in the Southern Piedmont Conference Tournament semifinals.
Jessie Cline paced Lincolnton with 16 points, 13 assists, one ace and one block.
Charlotte Clark finished with 15 points and five kills, while Hannah Parker had 10 points, six kills, one block and one assist.
Lady Wolves beat North Lincoln 3-0; 25-14, 25-22, 25-13 Monday in the first round.
Kendal Bradley led all scorers with 16 points and five assists. Parker contributed 11 points, two aces, two kills and two assists. e Clark and Cline both had nine points in the winning cause.
Brittney Morrow chipped in eight points.
East Lincoln (18-9) defeated West Lincoln 3-2; 25-10, 28-30, 25-20, 20-25, 15-6 Tuesday night in the other semifinal.
Kassi Henry paced the Lady Mustangs with 25 kills, 10 digs, three blocks and four assists. Krista Abernathy had 57 assists, four aces, three kills and five digs for East.
Lauren Sharpe contributed 18 kills, three aces, nine digs and six blocks, while Brittany Lackey had 11 kills, two aces and six digs in the victory.
The win secures a state playoff berth for East Lincoln, which marks the fourth time in the past five years they have accomplished that feat.
Monday night, the Lady Mustangs defeated Cherryville 3-0; 25-13, 15-9, 25-4.
Abernathy paced the Mustangs with 12 assists, two digs and eight aces. Sharpe finished with eight aces and seven kills.
Katie Reel and Henry each had five kills. Henry had three digs and one roof to go with her play at the net.
Lady Falcons softball
The East Lincoln Middle School Falcons continue their winning ways, beating Kings Mountain 11-2 last Friday.
Sarah Martin recorded the victory on the mound, surrendering only three hits.
Lindsey Wright led the Lady Falcons with a homer and a double at the plate. Kelcey Ally and Amanda Francis each had two singles. Racquel Cooke chipped in one single in the victory.
The Falcons beat Burns 11-4 last Thursday.
Wright hit a homerun and also doubled in the win to pace East Lincoln. Francis doubled, while both Cyndy Benton and Ally singled.
East Lincoln benefited from 11 walks in the contest.
East Lincoln defeated cross-county rival West Lincoln 46-0 last Wednesday.
Running back Austin Culp, once again, was a large reason why rushing for 82 yards on just seven carries with two touchdowns and two two-point conversions.
Josh Wilson played only one quarter, but finished with three carries for 33 yards with one touchdown and one two-point conversion.
Wilson also had a fumble recovery to go along with two unassisted tackles on the kickoff team, one that caused a fumble. He was 3-for-6 passing for 12 yards and one touchdown.
Josh McPherson also got into the act with five carries for 41 yards and also had one pass completion for a 34-yard score to wide receiver Jarrett Ross. McPherson also had two two-point conversions.
Ross was the teamâ€™s leading receiver with three catches for 46 yards, finding the end zone twice.
Ryan England chipped in one carry for 10 yards, while Brock Kirsh also had a carry that went for three in the win.
The Falcons remain undefeated on the season at 5-0.
by John Mark Brooks