Freshman Sage Surratt scored a career-high 28 points and his older brother, Chazz, added 20 as East Lincoln routed host Bandys 92-53 on Friday in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference boys basketball opener for both teams.
Sage Surratt bested his previous career high of 26 points, set in the season opener at North Lincoln. He now leads the county in scoring at 20.5 points per game.
East Lincoln (6-0, 1-0) exploded for 56 points in the second half –– 34 in the fourth quarter –– after leading 36-21 at the half.
The Trojans (3-5, 0-1) were led by Farod Hooker’s 14 points, and got 10 points from Jonah Griffith.
NORTH IREDELL 58, NORTH LINCOLN 54: At North Iredell, the Knights dropped their third straight in North Piedmont 3A/4A Conference play on Thursday.
Zach McGinnis scored 15 points, Chase Stehling had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Chantz Petrie added 10 points for North Lincoln (5-5, 0-3), which led 26-25 at halftime.
BANDYS 90, EAST LINCOLN 8: At Bandys, the undefeated Trojans blew out the Mustangs in their conference opener.
Lydia Smith had three points to lead East Lincoln (1-5, 0-1), which was held scoreless in the third quarter, scored one point in the second half and trailed 32-2 at the end of the first period.
Sarah Goble led Bandys (8-0, 1-0) with 17 points. Everyone scored at least three points for the Trojans.
NORTH IREDELL 63, NORTH LINCOLN 19: At North Iredell, the Knights fell in a league game on Thursday. No other details were reported. North Lincoln is now 0-9 on the season, and 0-3 in league play.
KNIGHTS WIN MEET: North Lincoln’s boys and girls indoor track teams won their respective eight-team meet on Wednesday. The teams beat teams from East Lincoln, Lincolnton, Hickory, Valdese Draughn, Lake Norman, Lincoln Charter, St. Stephens and Morganton Patton.
Lyndsi Pound placed first in the high jump at 5-feet and qualified for the state championships. Savannah Dishman placed second in the high jump at 4-11 and also qualified for the state championships.
Allie Castor won the 1,000-meter run in 3:12 to qualify for the state finals. Chase Stehling finished first in the shot put to qualify for the state championships. And Ryan Shannon and Zach Wesson came in second and third, respectively, in the 1,000-meter run to qualify for the state championships.