NL Boys Basketball Conf Champs

The North Lincoln boys basketball team defeated Bandys Friday night by a score of 66-46 to claim the South Fork 2A Conference championship outright.  It is the first basketball conference title in school history for the boys program.    

The North Lincoln boys completed a 12-2 regular season, capturing their first-ever men’s basketball conference championship with a 66-46 win over Bandys Friday night in Pumpkin Center.

Senior Jack Carter led the way for the Knights, pouring in 22 points, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Cole Seagle added 13 points and Jack Waggoner also chipped in 13 with 3 of 3 shooting from behind the arc.

North Lincoln, who knocked down nine 3-pointers in the game, won the South Fork 2A Conference championship outright by one game over East Lincoln.

The team will enter Tuesday’s 2A state playoffs as the top seed out of the SF2A, and will host Forbush in their first-round game.

Bandys             6  15  4  21 - 46

North Lincoln  17 16 22 11 - 66

North Lincoln: Jack Carter 22, Cole Seagle 13, Jack Waggoner 13, Collins 5, Dedmon 5, Barker 3, Terrill 2, D. Carter 2, Corter 1.

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East Lincoln 70, Newton-Conover 64

The Mustangs outscored Newton-Conover 31-12 in the fourth quarter to overcome a 13-point deficit and defeat the Red Devils 70-64 in their final regular season game Friday night in Denver.

East Lincoln (11-3) had four players in double figures, led by junior Drew Bean’s 20 points. Logan Craig added 13 points for the Mustangs, while Jeremiah Jones had 11 points and sophomore Tyler Mizzell chipped in a career-high 10.

Zane Redmond led Newton-Conover (6-8) with 24 points, and Jackson Mullins added 16.

The Mustangs secured the number two seed out of the South Fork 2A, and will be on the road for Tuesday’s first-round playoff game at North Davidson. East Lincoln, who closed out the regular season by winning 5 of their last 6 games, has qualified for the playoffs for the seventeenth straight year.

East Lincoln   19 7 13 31 - 70

Newton-Con. 21 16 15 12 - 64

East Lincoln: Drew Bean 20, Logan Craig 13, Jeremiah Jones 11, Tyler Mizzell 10, Clarke 7, Clark 6, Glezen 3, Hawk.

Newton-Conover: Zane Redmond 24, Jackson Mullins 16, Davis 7, Craig 7, Spain 5, Stinson 5, Barber, Cauthen.

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Lincoln Charter 75, Piedmont Charter 29

The Eagles closed out the regular season with a bang with their 46-point win over Piedmont Charter. Lincoln Charter will enter the 1A state playoffs as the number one seed out of the Southern Piedmont 1A and will host Murphy.

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Other Boys Scores

Lincolnton 57, Maiden 56

Lake Norman Charter 72, West Lincoln 42

Girls:

Newton-Conover 51, East Lincoln 45

The Lady Red Devils got 18 points from Grace Loftin and 16 from Emma Fox to complete their undefeated regular season at 14-0 and secure the South Fork 2A Conference championship.

Taliyah Thomas had 20 points to go along with 4 steals to lead the Lady Mustangs. Ginny Overbay added 11 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals, an assist and a blocked shot and Madison Self had 7 points and 13 boards for East Lincoln, who finished the regular season with a record of 10-4. The Lady Mustangs will enter Tuesday’s 2A state playoffs as the conference’s number two seed.

Newton-Con.  14 14 10 13 - 51

East Lincoln    7  14   5  19 - 45

Newton-Conover: Grace Loftin 18, Emma Fox 16, Geddes 9, Duncan 4, Watkins 4.

East Lincoln: Taliyah Thomas 20, Ginny Overbay 11, Self 7, Hege 3, Campo 3, Delgado 1.

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Other Girls Scores

West Lincoln 70, Lake Norman Charter 58

Bandys 62, North Lincoln 40

Maiden 40, Lincolnton 29

Piedmont Charter 57, Lincoln Charter 41

(Published February 22, 2021)

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