West Lincoln (2-2) held on to beat Maiden 55-47 Thursday night at home.
The Rebels were up by 18 points with three and a half minutes to play. After both teams put in reserves, Maidenâ€™s Logan Rogas hit two three pointers, while Justin Wilson and Jeremy England both hit one to cut the lead to seven.
Ben Poole scored a game-high 24 points, while Vantrel England led the Blue Devils with 19.
West Lincolnâ€™s defense and Maidenâ€™s inability to hit shots led to a three-point quarter, which turned out to be the difference-maker.
â€œIt was a good team win. We did a good job of balancing the offense, found a way to get the ball inside which created opportunities for Poole and others,â€ Rebelsâ€™ head coach Chad Wright said.
Trishtan Johnsonâ€™s 25 points helped lead the Mustangs over North Gaston 53-43 Thursday night.
Johnson scored 11 of his 25 in the fourth quarter, while senior Jamelle Lowery complemented him with 15 points.
Princeton Brooks paced North Gaston with 15 points. Demonte Callaway added 12.
West Lincoln Girlsâ€™ JV
West Lincoln beat Maiden 31-27 behind Sarah Normanâ€™s 14 points.
Beth Pittman contributed seven for the undefeated Rebels. Previously, West Lincoln beat Fred T. Foard 40-31.
Norman scored 14 against the Tigers, while Whitney Ellis added 11.
North Lincoln swimming
Both the men and womenâ€™s swim team finished third Tuesday at a meet held Hickory at the YMCA.
Leading the women were Nickele Gates, who finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Sara Edwards placed second in the 50-yard freestyle and Kelsey Lee came in second in the 100-yard butterfly.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Nicole Baxter, Jenny Boyle, Edwards and Lee placed second.
On the menâ€™s side, Matt Roseman finished second in the 50-yard freestyle, Sean Bertran placed second in the 100-yard butterfly and Phillip Boyle also finished second in the 100-yard freestyle.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Colby Jackson, Collin Murdock, Bertran and Boyle took second.
Kyle Wilkinsonâ€™s time in the 100-yard breaststroke qualified him for the state meet.