NLHS girls playoff basketball
The North Lincoln Lady Knights advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs with a 80-50 win over Owen at home on Monday.
Ace Easter led the Lady Knights in scoring with 36 points, and made five of eight 3-point attempts. She also added eight points on 10 free throw attempts and connected on eight of 13 2-point field goal attempts. Stephanie Wooten finished second in scoring for North Lincoln with 18 points. Lacey Miller pulled down 14 rebounds for the Lady Knights.
The Lady Knights travel to No. 4 Pisgah (22-3) today.
WLHS girls playoff basketball
The West Lincoln Lady Rebels fell to Newton-Conover 82-25 in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs on Monday. Erica Webb led the Lady Rebels in scoring with nine points. Molly Leatherman posted six points.
West Lincoln finished the 2011-2012 season with a 9-16 overall record.
NLHS boys playoff basketball
The North Lincoln Knights fell to No. 7 Salisbury 63-47 in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs on Monday. The Knights tied the game by halftime but were unable to pull ahead in the second half.
Gray Brotherton led the Knights in scoring with 12 points. Travis Cannon and Christian Ramos finished with eight points each. Tyler Petty led Salisbury with a game-high 22 points.