1-25-22: Pro basketball and Middle school basketball

By Richard Walker

Former Forestview High and Gaston Day School standout Nate Hinton is thriving in the G-League.

A 2018 Gaston Day graduate, Hinton scored a professional career-high 31 points on Saturday for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in a 124-122 loss to the Grand Rapids Gold.

In five games for Fort Wayne, which is the Indiana Pacers’ G-League affiliate, Hinton is averaging 18.4 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

A free agent signee of the Dallas Mavericks after going undrafted out of the University of Houston, Hinton played 21 games for the Dallas Mavericks last season and has played two games this season for the Pacers.


Middle school basketball

After a full season off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gaston County Conference Middle School basketball returned on Monday.

Here are the results of Monday and Tuesday games:


Belmont 54, Bessemer City 17: K.J. Shouse (10 points), Jaishawn Woods (7 points), Dylan Bradley (7 points) and Chris Wurster (5 points, 7 rebounds) led Belmont.

York Chester 66, Chavis 29: Zamarius Gladden had 16 points and Antonio Worthy and Tristen Gordon nine each for York Chester.

Southwest 73, W.C. Friday 12

Grier 52, Mount Holly 26: Qua’Melle Scott had 18 points for Grier.

Cramerton 50, Stanley 36: DaShawn Patton had 15 points, Jonah Gardner 12 and Marcus Rhodes and Trenden England eight apiece for Cramerton.


Belmont 29, Bessemer City 8

Chavis 32, York Chester 12: Emily Allen had 15 points and Reagan Floyd 11 for Chavis.

W.C. Friday 26, Southwest 15

Mount Holly 24, Grier 11

Cramerton 14, Stanley 12: Delainah Springs had 10 points for Cramerton.