The Lady Rebels and the Lady Wolves battle in the lane during Tuesday night’s South Fork 2A Conference matchup at Lincolnton.  The Lady Wolves pulled out their first win of the season in a contest dominated by the defenses. 

The Lady Wolves picked up their first win of the year with a tremendous defensive effort, holding West Lincoln to only 15 points in the game, including just three after the halftime break.

Mackenzie Sand-Odom led Lincolnton with 11 points on the night.

The Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Rebels 7-2 in the third period, and 9-1 in the final quarter to gain the victory.

Chloe Norman led West Lincoln with 10 points.

Lincolnton will play at Lake Norman Charter on Friday, while West Lincoln will host Bandys.

West Lincoln 4 8 2 1 - 15

Lincolnton     7 5 7 9 - 28

West Lincoln: Chloe Norman 10, Richardson 3, Robinson 1, Watson 1.

Lincolnton: Mackenzie Sand-Odom 11, Ross 6, Hough 5, Tweed 3, Rhyne 3.


Boys: Lincolnton 61,West Lincoln 37

In the boys contest, Connor Williams led a balanced attack, scoring 15 points to lead the Wolves to their seventh victory of the season.

Lincolnton held a seven-point lead after the opening quarter of play, then extended the margin to 16 by the end of the half.

The win keeps the Wolves in the mix for one of two playoff spots, with a big game tonight at Lake Norman Charter.

West Lincoln 7 10 11 9 - 37

Lincolnton 14 19 16 12 - 61

West Lincoln: Huss 8, Gilmore 7, Flowers 7, Truesdale 4, Daigler 4, Goins 4, Fortenberry 3.

Lincolnton: Connor Williams 15, Finger 8, Smith 8, Danner 8, King 7, McGill 7, McClain 6, Dellinger 2.



East Lincoln 53, Bandys 51

Taliyah Thomas continues to lead the Lady Mustangs, pouring in 24 points and adding 3 rebounds, 3 steals and an assist in East Lincoln’s win at Bandys on Tuesday. The win, coupled with Lake Norman Charter’s loss to Newton-Conover, puts the Lady Mustangs in control for the second playoff spot from the South Fork 2A. East Lincoln (8-3) will play host to Maiden on Friday, while Bandys (6-5) will be at West Lincoln.

East Lincoln 11 10 11 21 - 53

Bandys         5 15 18 13 - 51

East Lincoln: Taliyah Thomas 24, Ross 9, Overbay 8, Hege 7, Self 3, Campo 2.

Bandys: Logan Dutka 15, Macy Rummage 13, Cailyn Huggins 13, McIntosh 4, Clements 2, Little 2.


Other Girls Scores

Maiden 61, North Lincoln 39

Newton-Conover 58, Lake Norman Charter 21



East Lincoln 49, Bandys 30

The Mustangs won a defensive battle at Bandys on Tuesday, holding the Trojans to just 30 points in the game. East Lincoln won their eighth game of the season, keeping them right on the heels of first-place North Lincoln. The Mustangs had two players in double figures, led by junior Logan Craig, who had a game-high 13 points and junior Jeremiah Jones with 10.

East Lincoln (8-3) will next be in action on Friday night when they host Maiden, while the Trojans (1-10) will be on the road against West Lincoln.

East Lincoln 13 9 22 5 - 49

Bandys         10 3  8  9 - 30

East Lincoln (8-3): Logan Craig 13, Jeremiah Jones 10, Robb 7, Bean 5,

Clarke 5, Glezen 4, Gust 3, Hawk 2, Clark.

Bandys (1-10): Reynolds 9, Habschied 6, Tuxbury 4, Thompson 3, Henrickson 2, Delguercio 2, Parham 2, Reed 2, Cockman, Slaughter, Spencer.


North Lincoln 70, Maiden 56

Cole Seagle poured in 24 points and Jack Carter added 12 in the Knights South Fork 2A Conference win at Maiden. North Lincoln opened things up with a 23-point second period, and held off the Blue Devils in the second half. The Knights maintained their one-game lead in the conference.

North Lincoln 16 23 15 16 - 70

Maiden            13 15 16 12 - 56


Other Boys Scores

Lake Norman Charter 61, Newton-Conover 52


Wednesday, February 10

Boys: North Lincoln 77, Lincolnton 52

North Lincoln cruised past the Wolves 77-52 in Wednesday’s South Fork 2A Conference showdown between two of the league’s title contenders.

In the makeup game originally scheduled for January 22, the Knights got 25 points from Jack Carter and 24 from Cole Seagle in a statement win that gives North Lincoln the inside track to the SF2A championship as well as the league’s number one seed heading into the playoffs that are less than two weeks away.

The Knights built an eleven-point lead by the end of the first half, then extended it to 21 by the end of the third period.

North Lincoln knocked down a total of nine 3-pointers in the game, including 4 of 8 from behind the arc for Carter and 3 of 6 for Seagle.

The Knights (9-2) maintain their one-game lead over East Lincoln with three games to play. They also hold the tie-breaker over the Mustangs by sweeping the season series.

Lincolnton (7-4) falls into a third-place tie with Lake Norman Charter, who they face tonight on the road. North Lincoln will host Newton-Conover.

(Published February 12, 2021)

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