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After dropping two of their first three games of the 2021 season, the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs have gotten on a roll.

Since their 5-point loss at Maiden back on January 19, the Lady Mustangs have won 8 of 9 games in the South Fork 2A, putting them in position for the conference’s number-two playoff seed with just two games remaining.

Last week, East Lincoln picked up a big two-point win on Tuesday at Bandys, another contender for the second seed.

Then on Friday evening, the Lady Mustangs avenged the earlier loss at Maiden by defeating the Lady Blue Devils 69-53 in Denver.

Taliyah Thomas continues to lead East Lincoln during their run, this time pouring in 19 points, while adding 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds.

Madison Self had 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 steals, and Marlene Delgado chipped in 11 points, 8 boards, 5 assists and a steal.

The Lady Mustangs close out the regular season with a couple tough contests this week. First uo, a trip to West Lincoln on Tuesday, before hosting conference-leading Newton-Conover on Friday.

Maiden          13 14 12 14 - 53

East Lincoln  14 13 21 21 - 69

Maiden: Maggie Andrews 18, Lainie Hentschel 14, Kennedie Noble 10, Mingus 7, Boheimer 4.

East Lincoln: Taliyah Thomas 19, Madison Self 16, Marlene Delgado 11, Ross 8, Overbay 6, Hege 3, Campo 3, Bissinger 2, Eatmon 1.

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Other Girls Scores

Bandys 50, West Lincoln 38

Lake Norman Charter 44, Lincolnton 34

Newton-Conover 62, North Lincoln 30

Christ the King 33, Lincoln Char. 25

Boys:

East Lincoln 76, Maiden 50

The Mustangs picked up their ninth win of the season with a 26-point victory over the Blue Devils on Friday in Denver. East Lincoln had four players in double figures, led by junior Drew Bean’s 18 points and Logan Craig, who finished with 14 points. Jeremiah Jones added 12 points for the Mustangs, and sophomore Markell Clark had a career high 10. Brennan James led Maiden with 10 points. East Lincoln will travel to West Lincoln Rebels on Tuesday night, while the Blue Devils will be on the road at Newton-Conover.

Maiden            8 16 15 11 - 50

East Lincoln  14 20 23 19 - 76

East Lincoln : Drew Bean 18, Logan Craig 14, Jeremiah Jones 12, Markell Clark 10, Clarke 8, Hawk 6, Robb 3, Aidan Gust 3, Glezen 2.

Maiden: Brennan James 10, Roseman 9, McClough 9, Morgan 7, Culliver 6, Lowman 4, Haynes 3, Robinson 2, Gibbs.

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Other Boys Scores

North Lincoln 60, Newton-Conover 47

Bandys 55, West Lincoln 52

Lake Norman Charter 59, Lincolnton 48

Lincoln Charter 87, Christ the King 65

On Friday, the Eagles won their 11th straight game to open the season with their Southern Piedmont 1A win over the Crusaders.

Elijah Burnett scored 16 points and dished out 12 assists to help lead Lincoln Charter to the conference road win.

Sam Cogan scored 20 points for Lincoln Charter, and Marcus Farley had 19 and Troy Fulton 14.

The win for the Eagles clinches at least a share of the conference championship for the eighth-straight season.

Lincoln Charter   26 30 17 14 - 87

Christ the King   16 10 17 22 - 65

Lincoln Charter: Sam Cogan 20, Marcus Farley 19, Elijah Burnett 16, Troy Fulton 11, Patel 8, Borden 5, Seitz 4, Crichton 4.

Christ the King: Andrew Hendershott 20, Steven Lebeau 12, Stanley 9, Lagueux 8.

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Saturday

Moravian Prep 78, Lincoln Charter 72

The Eagles suffered their first loss of the year to the Moravian Prep national team on Saturday in Denver. Junior Sam Cogan scored 24 points to lead Lincoln Charter, who led by eight at the half but couldn’t hold on down the stretch. Troy Fulton scored 16 points for Lincoln Charter and Elijah Burnett added 14 in the loss.

Moravian Prep   18 20 16 24 - 78

Lincoln Charter   22 24 12 14 - 72

(Published February 15, 2021)

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