Wolves blast Jackets
Lincolnton (1-1 SP) evened its record on the season with a lopsided 79-39 victory over Bessemer City Tuesday night.
Six-foot five-inch center P.J. Hamright paced the Wolves with 11 points, while sophomore Demery Brewer chipped in with nine. Both Jeremy Smith and Lance Friday contributed eight apiece.
â€œIt was an overall team effort. It was a good win. We played very well defensively, did a great job executing our offense and being unselfish all the way up until the end of game,â€ Wolvesâ€™ head coach Bob Cowie said.
Aaron Byrd led the Yellow Jackets with nine points.
Lincolnton, who has only had five basketball practices due to their success in football, will play Maiden Thursday, as they continue to get in basketball shape.
â€œWeâ€™re still trying to get our basketball legs under us and trying to figure out certain combinations, playing time and things of that nature,â€ Cowie said.
After meeting the Blue Devils, the Wolves will have a much-needed week-long break, as their next action will be hosting the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash on Dec. 29 and 30.
â€œWeâ€™re looking forward to the Christmas tournament. Hopefully, we can play well Thursday night. Then, hopefully, we can have four good practices and perform well in the tournament,â€ Cowie said.
JV Lady Wolves
Lincolnton picked up its first win of the season beating Bessemer City 23-9.
Arielle Wilson paced the Lady Wolves with eight points, while Brittney Morrow contributed seven. Morgan Wolf chipped in four in the victory.
Up 8-7 at the half, the Lady Wolves put the game away with an 11-point third quarter. They are now 1-4, 1-1 SP on the season.
East Lincoln Menâ€™s
East Lincoln won its seventh-consecutive game Tuesday night beating South Iredell 57-41 at home.
Trishtan Johnson, the Mustangsâ€™ leading scorer and one half of the most talented back court in the conference, scored a game-high 25 points.
Fellow senior Jamelle Lowery added nine points, while freshman Keith Rendleman chipped in eight.
Anthony Twaites led the Vikings with 17.
In addition to Johnsonâ€™s points, he also dished out five assists and pulled down four rebounds.
Six-foot-five inch sophomore continues to develop as he swatted away seven shots. Thomas Huntley, always unselfish, handed out four assists.
The victory ups East Lincolnâ€™s record to 7-2, 2-0 in the conference.
Their first round match-up in the First Charter Holiday Classic will be the Forestview Jaguars.
by John Mark Brooks