Kathryn Thorne, Alyssa Lowe and Ashley Thackeray all came up huge for the Lady Knights (11-7, 8-1) down the stretch in North Lincolnâ€™s 53-49 victory over Cherryville (8-9, 5-4).
Just over one minute left, Thorne tied the contest at 48. On the ensuing possession for the Knights, Lowe nailed a 3-pointer, with 45 seconds left, giving the home team a 51-48 lead.
With the Lady Ironmen unable to make anything happen down three, Thackeray, only a freshman, hit a pair of free throws with 14.8 seconds remaining for the proverbial nail in the coffin.
Lowe paced the Lady Knights with 22 points, while Thorne added 11.
Meggan Farnsworth scored a team-high 15 points. Megan Bridges had 12 in the loss.
After the game, several of the Lady Knights wore t-shirts with the words â€˜Falascaâ€™s Friends,â€™ on them.
On the back of the t-shirts read the message one team, one family, one mission. Chris Falasca, a 32-year old wrestling coach at North Lincoln, remains in a coma after being in a one-car wreck last Monday night.
Proceeds from the t-shirts will go towards Falascaâ€™s hospital bills. Family and friends remain in prayer in hopes heâ€™ll come out of his coma.
The Knightsâ€™ wrestling team defeated Highland Tech 48-18 Tuesday night.
North Lincoln JV girls
North Lincoln beat East Lincoln 33-16 last Friday. Sweden Patterson led the Lady Knights in scoring with 10 points, while Leonard and Skidmore each chipped in five.
East Lincolnâ€™s leading scorer was Stewart with five points and Bell with four.
Earlier in the week, the Knights beat Bessemer City. Patterson led North Lincoln in scoring in that game with seven, while Kayla Childers scored six.
by John Mark Brooks