East Lincoln beat North Gaston Tuesday night 53-48 behind Trishtan Johnsonâ€™s 17 points.
Leading by three points with less than a minute remaining, the Mustangs converted six-of-eight from the charity stripe to seal the win.
Jamelle Lowery contributed 15 points, while Alex Newsome chipped in with eight to help improve the Mustangsâ€™ record to 5-2.
Demonte Calloway paced the Wildcats with 16 points, while D.J. Shives also was in double figures with 10.
The Mustangs beat South Point last Friday 64-56 as Johnson led the way again with 23 points. Lowery was also in double figures with 13, while Newsome had eight. Michael Martin led four players in double figures for the Red Raiders with 13.
East Lincoln JV
North Gaston beat East Lincoln 27-21 Tuesday.
Last Friday, in a 25-22 loss, Wes Glover led the Mustangs with six points, while Drew Spears and Jake Messmer each added five.
Henning led the Red Raiders with 13.
North Lincolnâ€™s men
West Iredell beat North Lincoln (1-5) 72-60 Tuesday night.
Playing without leading scorer Kenny Bethea, senior Alex Loftin picked up the slack, scoring a game-high 18 points. David Ward complemented Loftin with 15 points, while Kyle Baker chipped in with 13.
Dewain Clark led three players for the Warriors with 13 points.
The Knights previously had fallen to Forestview 58-55 despite Betheaâ€™s 14 points and 12 from Adrian Arruza. Ward had 10 in that loss.
North Lincolnâ€™s women
West Iredell beat North Lincoln 57-43 as Stephanie Allison paced the Warriors with 18 points.
Kayla Alexander led the Knights with 12 in the losing cause. Ewing added nine points.
Ben Poole, No. 10, led West with 16 points Tuesday night as the Rebels lost by two to South Caldwell. Chris Dean / LTN Photo
West Lincolnâ€™s men
The West Lincoln Rebels lost a heartbreaker to South Caldwell Tuesday night 56-54.
Ben Poole paced the Rebels with 16 points, while Jon Hildebrand led the Spartans with 13.
Kyle Greer also was in double figures with 12 points, while West Lincolnâ€™s Daniel Payseur chipped in with nine.
Menâ€™s Industrial League
American Tire Distributors beat Cronland Lumber 34-11 Monday night as William Lineberger led the way with 13 points.
Brian Ballard led Cronland with six points.
In the other game, Ethan Allen beat Alpharma 63-56.
Rufus Lynch went three-for-three from three-point land as part of 31 points in a losing cause. Freddie Williams complemented Lynchâ€™s 31 with 21 of his own.
T.W. McKinney paced Ethan Allen with 22 points, while Tim Willis added 17 points. Josh Schronce scored 10.
by John Mark Brooks