West Lincoln downed Bessemer City 53-29 behind another double-double from senior Sara Elmore.
Elmore scored 19 points, had 11 boards and four steals in the victory, while Holly Hoover and Jessie Watts each had 11 in the win. Kayda Caldwell chipped in seven.
Auny McCaskill paced Bessemer with 15 points in the losing cause.
West Lincoln menâ€™s
The Rebels fell to Bessemer City 51-40 Tuesday, as Aaron Byrd scored 19 points.
Sophomore Jake Watts, known more for his baseball talent, scored a season-high 13 points and ripped down 13 boards in the loss, impressing head coach Chad Wright in the process.
â€œJake Watts is a fierce competitor. I appreciate his desire to win,â€ he said.
West Lincoln cut the Yellow Jacketsâ€™ lead to three in the fourth quarter, but couldnâ€™t get any closer.
â€œThey used a 1-3-1 zone effectively on our perimeter players and made it tough for us to shoot comfortably,â€ Wright said. â€œWe played hard, but our shots just didnâ€™t fall,â€ he added.
South Iredell beat North Lincoln 59-49, spoiling the Knightsâ€™ senior night and Trey Whitesideâ€™s jersey retirement.
Maurice McKee paced the Vikings with 18 points, while William Marion contributed 10.
Adrian Arruza once again led the Knights with 14 points, while Kyle Baker added 13. Kenny Bethea, another senior, was also in double-figures with 11.
â€œIt was a tough loss. We played well, but we just have to pick ourselves up and get ready for the next game,â€ North Lincoln head coach David Johnson said.
With just one game remaining before the Southern Piedmont, the Knightsâ€™ confidence is high after proving they could be competitive against the likes of Lincolnton (two close losses), Cherryville (77-73 loss to the Ironmen in their second meeting) and East Lincoln, who the Knights beat 61-58 in their second meeting.
Lincoln Charter Eagles
Lincoln Charterâ€™s Lady Eagles downed the Resurrection Saints Tuesday night 53-39.
Sarah Barbagli paced the Eagles with 13 points, while Loren Machado had eight points in the win.
Katelyn Dean scored a game-high 26 points for the Saints.
Lincoln Charter crushed Thomas Jefferson 80-40 last Friday led by Justin Reidâ€™s 29 points.
Dylan Cronin contributed 15 in the win for the Eagles, who upped their record to 6-11, 5-1 on the season.
Thomas Jefferson won the womenâ€™s game 39-25 on the strength of Murphy Dâ€™Oyerâ€™s 14 points and Holly von Brielâ€™s 10.
Canipe and Machado each had eight points.
by John Mark Brooks