The Lincolnton Lady Wolves girls varsity basketball team extended its win streak to three games and held onto its first place tie with Lake Norman Charter with a 55-39 rout of the winless Highland Tech Rams (0-19, 0-11 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference) on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s win sets Lincolnton (15-4, 10-1) up for a cross-county showdown at East Lincoln on Friday. The Lady Wolves beat East Lincoln 33-28 on Jan. 11.
The Lady Wolves will have to complete regular-season sweeps of East Lincoln, Cherryville and West Lincoln and hope for a Lake Norman Charter loss against Highland Tech, North Lincoln or Bessemer City to take an outright conference championship.
Lake Norman Charter’s only conference loss of the season came against Lincolnton on Jan. 4. Lincolnton dropped the second meeting between the teams on Jan. 24.