DENVER — The Lake Norman Charter Knights boys varsity basketball team ended the Lincolnton Wolves’ run in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference tournament with a 61-41 victory in the semifinals on Wednesday.
The Wolves managed 13 first-half points and faced a 21-13 halftime deficit. Alonzo Mobley led the Lincolnton offense with 15 points.
Lincolnton’s D.J. Cunningham pulled off a spin move and flipped the ball into the basket to give the Wolves a 2-0 lead 30 seconds into the game. Malik McCormick knotted the score at 2-2 with a layup but Mobley gave Lincolnton a 4-2 advantage with a layup moments later.
Mobley added another layup on an assist from Cunningham to give Lincolnton a 6-2 lead but that score touched off an 8-0 run by the Knights for a 10-6 Lake Norman Charter lead.
Lincolnton’s Ketawan Ingram dropped in a layup with 1:30 left in the first quarter for Lincolnton’s final score of the period.
Paul Mobley banked in a layup for Lake Norman Charter to start off the second quarter. Lincolnton freshman Jordon Easter hit a 3-pointer with 3:45 left before halftime to cut Lake Norman Charter’s lead to 15-11 and, after a field goal by Jamon Cunningham for the Knights, Colby Pridmore scored a layup for Lincolnton’s final score of the half.
Lake Norman Charter’s Davis Elkins scored 26 points to lead the Knights.