After back-to-back losses East Lincoln’s boys righted their ship on Friday.
Sage Surratt scored 21 points and Chazz Surratt added 15 and the Mustangs routed visiting Maiden 82-56 in a Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference game.
Hayden Duggins added 13 points for the Mustangs (13-2, 4-2), who outscored the Blue Devils (4-11, 1-5) 45-25 in the first half. Anthony Miller had 13 points for Maiden.
East Lincoln currently sits alone in third in the league.
WEST CALDWELL 58, LINCOLNTON 48: At West Caldwell, the Wolves dropped their third straight game behind a poor first quarter.
Jordon Easter scored a team-high 14 points for Lincolnton (5-7, 2-3), which was outscored 20-9 in the first eight minutes. T.J. Hendrix added 14 points for the Warriors (9-5, 5-1).
West Caldwell is second in the league while the Wolves fell to sixth.
STATESVILLE 74, NORTH LINCOLN 32: At Statesville, the Knights were held to single digits in the first three quarters and lost for the ninth straight game.
Zach McGinnis led North Lincoln (5-11, 0-6 North Piedmont 3A/4A) with seven points. The Knights were outscored 19-9 in the first quarter, trailed 32-15 at halftime and 53-21 after three quarters.
The Greyhounds (7-5, 3-3) are in fifth place while the Knights are last.
MAIDEN 39, EAST LINCOLN 25: At East Lincoln, the Mustangs lost their sixth SD-7 game in as many tries.
Alyssa Fuller scored nine points for East Lincoln (2-13, 0-6) while Hannah Moolenaar added seven points. Rachel Pitchard scored 13 for the Blue Devils (8-7, 5-1), who led 22-8 at halftime.
Maiden is in second place in the standings while East Lincoln is tied for last with West Lincoln.
WEST CALDWELL 55, LINCOLNTON 41: At West Caldwell, the Wolves lost for the fourth straight game after a bad second quarter.
Saylor Whitesides scored 15 points to lead Lincolnton (5-7, 2-3), which was outscored 23-9 in the second quarter.
The Warriors (6-5, 3-3) are in fifth place and hold a half-game lead on sixth-place Lincolnton.
STATESVILLE 66, NORTH LINCOLN 34: At Statesville, the Knights lost their 16th straight game of the season. No other details were reported.
The Greyhounds (3-9, 2-4) are in sixth place while the Knights and West Iredell are tied for last.