11-7-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, soccer and basketball, College football and basketball, Middle school boys and volleyball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker

A pair of Lincoln County high school soccer teams have advanced to the Western N.C. semifinals after Monday night victories.

East Lincoln defeated St. Stephens 3-1 in Class 3A, giving the Mustangs (18-4-3) a fourth round appearance for the fourth time in fifth seasons; East Lincoln will play at top-seeded Asheboro on Thursday.

And Lincoln Charter won 4-1 at East Davidson in Class 2A to give the Eagles (12-9-3) their farthest postseason advance in school history; Lincoln Charter will play at fifth-seeded Newton-Conover on Thursday.

Here are Monday’s area third round results:
(Class 1A)
No. 24 Mountain Island Charter at No. 1 Christ the King – CTK 5-0

(Class 2A)
No. 17 Lincoln Charter at No. 9 East Davidson – LC 4-1

(Class 3A)
No. 4 East Lincoln hosts No. 12 St. Stephens – EL 3-1

No. 2 Forestview hosts No. 10 Hickory – Hickory 4-0

Here are Thursday’s fourth round pairings:
(Class 2A)
No. 17 Lincoln Charter at No. 5 Newton-Conover

(Class 3A)
No. 4 East Lincoln at No. 1 Asheboro











Pro basketball

The Charlotte Hornets’ slump continued on Monday night in a 108-100 home loss to the Washington Wizards.

P.J. Washington (25 points), Kelly Oubre (20 points), Terry Rozier (19 points, 5 assists), Mason Plumlee (6 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists) and Dennis Smith (3 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists) led Charlotte, which lost its fifth straight and seventh in the last eight games.

Here is the 2022-23 Charlotte Hornets schedule:

(3-8 record)
19 at San Antonio (W 129-102)
21 New Orleans (L 112-124)
23 at Atlanta (W 126-109)
26 at New York (L 131-134, OT)
28 at Orlando (L 93-113)
29 Golden State (W 120-113, OT)
31 Sacramento (L 108-115)
2 at Chicago (L 88-106)
4 at Memphis (L 99-130)
5 Brooklyn (L 94-98)
7 Washington (L 100-108)
9 Portland, 7 p.m.
10 at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
12 at Miami, 8 p.m.
14 at Orlando, 7 p.m.
16 Indiana, 7 p.m.
18 at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
20 at Washington, 6 p.m.
23 Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
25 Minnesota, 5 p.m.
28 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
2 Washington, 7 p.m.
3 Milwaukee, 6 p.m.
5 L.A. Clippers, 7 p.m.
7 at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
9 New York, 7 p.m.
11 at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
14 Detroit, 7 p.m.
16 Atlanta, 7 p.m.
18 at Denver, 8 p.m.
19 at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
21 at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
23 at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
26 at Portland, 10 p.m.
27 at Golden State, 10 p.m.
29 Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
31 Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
2 L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m.
4 Memphis, 7 p.m.
6 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
8 at Indiana, 5 p.m.
10 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
12 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
14 Boston, 7 p.m.
16 Boston, 1 p.m.
18 at Houston, 8 p.m.
21 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
23 at Utah, 9 p.m.
24 at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
26 Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
29 Miami, 1 p.m.
31 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
2 at Chicago, 8 p.m.
3 at Detroit, 7 p.m.
5 Orlando, 1 p.m.
8 at Washington, 7 p.m.
10 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
11 Denver, 7 p.m.
13 Atlanta, 7 p.m.
15 San Antonio, 7 p.m.
24 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
25 Miami, 7 p.m.
27 Detroit, 7 p.m.
1 Phoenix, 7 p.m.
3 Orlando, 7 p.m.
5 at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.
7 at New York, 7:30 p.m.
9 at Detroit, 7 p.m.
11 Utah, 7 p.m.
12 Cleveland, 5 p.m.
14 Cleveland, 7 p.m.
17 Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
20 Indiana, 7 p.m.
23 at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
24 at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
26 Dallas, 1 p.m.
28 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
31 Chicago, 7 p.m.
2 Toronto, 1 p.m.
4 Toronto, 7 p.m.
7 Houston, 7 p.m.
9 at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
















Pro football

One day after playing two quarterbacks in a 42-21 loss at Cincinnati, the Carolina Panthers had made a roster move on Monday and some coaching moves as the team prepares to host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night at 8:15 p.m.

Carolina has added a third quarterback as Sam Darnold, on injured reserve since suffering an ankle injury in the Aug. 26 preseason finale, has been placed on the 53-man roster.

Darnold, who started 11 games in the 2021 season including the first nine, could join a quarterback competition in which 2022 trade acquisition Baker Mayfield started the first five and longtime backup P.J. Walker started the last four.

Walker started and played the first half before Mayfield replaced him in the second half of Sunday’s loss.

Interim coach Steve Wilks announced that Walker would remain the starting quarterback.

Also on Monday, Wilks made two changes to his coaching staff by firing cornerbacks coach Evan Cooper and defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni. Defensive assistant Bobby Maffei will take added responsibilities with the defensive backs, interim defensive coordinator Al Holcomb will play a more prominent role and pass rush specialist Don Johnson and assistant defensive line coach Terrance Knighton will continue coaching the defensive linemen.

Here’s the full Carolina Panthers schedule for the 2022 season:

Week 1, Sept. 11, Cleveland (L 24-26)
Week 2, Sept. 18, at N.Y. Giants (L 16-19)
Week 3, Sept. 25, New Orleans (W 22-14)
Week 4, Oct. 2, Arizona (L 16-26)
Week 5, Oct. 9, San Francisco (L 15-37)
Week 6, Oct. 16, at L.A. Rams (L 10-24)
Week 7, Oct. 23, Tampa Bay (W 21-3)
Week 8, Oct. 30, at Atlanta (L 34-37, OT)
Week 9, Nov. 6, at Cincinnati (L 21-42)
Week 10, Nov. 10, Atlanta, 8:15 p.m.
Week 11, Nov. 20, at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Week 12, Nov. 27, Denver, 1 p.m.
Week 13, Dec. 4, BYE
Week 14, Dec. 11, at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.
Week 15, Dec. 18, Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Week 16, Dec. 24, Detroit, 1 p.m.
Week 17, Jan. 1, at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 18, Jan. 7 or 8, at New Orleans, TBD








College basketball

(Monday’s games)
Davidson 87, Guilford 64: Foster Loyer scored 30 points as Matt McKillop won his head coaching debut.

Charlotte 82, Coppin State 59: Four players scored in double figures for the 49ers led by Jackson Threadgill’s 16 points.

Colorado State 65, Gardner-Webb 63: Host Colorado State outscored the Bulldogs 40-27 in the second half to rally for the win.

Queens 83, Marshall 82: In front of 1,608 at Curry Arena, Queens with former Huss and Gaston Day standout Quan McCluney in the Royals’ starting lineup won their first NCAA Division I game.










Prep football

Here are this week’s second round state playoff pairings and some games have been moved up to Thursday due to concern about weather on Friday:

(1A East)
Southeast Halifax at Tarboro
North Edgecombe at Riverside-Martin
Washington County at West Columbus
Northside-Pinetown at Northampton County
Warren County at Rosewood
Hobbton at Southside
East Columbus at Perquimans County
Pender at North Moore

(1A West)
Mountain Heritage at Eastern Randolph
Cherokee at Robbinsville
Hayesville at Christ the King
North Rowan at Mount Airy
Swain County at Thomasville
Mitchell County at Draughn
East Wilkes at Murphy
Mountain Island Charter at Andrews

(2A East)
Trask at Princeton
Midway at Burlington Cummings
Wallace-Rose Hill at Northeastern
Greene Central at Nash Central
Edenton Holmes at Whiteville
Hertford County at West Craven
South Granville at Clinton
Kenan at East Duplin

(2A West)
Providence Grove at Reidsville
Robinson at Chase
Mount Pleasant at Maiden
Bunker Hill at Community School of Davidson
Shelby at Burns
Pine Lake Prep at Salisbury
Lincolnton at Monroe (Thursday)
Hendersonville at East Surry

(3A East)
Southern Nash at Northern Nash
Vance County at Southern Durham
Triton at Hunt
Jacksonville at Havelock
Greenville Rose at Fayetteville 71st
Lee County at North Brunswick
Scotland County at Fayetteville Terry Sanford
Burlington Williams at Eastern Alamance

(3A West)
Smoky Mountain at Kings Mountain
Hibriten at West Charlotte
Ledford at Northwest Cabarrus
Tuscola at East Lincoln (Thursday)
Crest at Oak Grove
South Point at Greensboro Dudley
Eastern Guilford at Asheville Erwin
West Rowan at West Henderson

(4A East)
Apex at Hillside
Pine Forest at Holly Springs
Millbrook at Cardinal Gibbons
Southern Alamance at New Hanover
Leesville Road at Wake Forest
Rolesville at Cleveland
Jordan at Pinecrest
Hoggard at New Bern

(4A West)
Charlotte Catholic at Greensboro Grimsley
Olympic at Independence (Thursday)
Mallard Creek at Hough
Mount Tabor at East Forsyth
Northwest Guilford at Watauga
Cox Mill at Weddington
Chambers at A.C. Reynolds
Butler at Mooresville










College football

(This weekend’s NCAA Division I Carolinas schedule:)
East Carolina at Cincinnati, 8 p.m.
Virginia Tech at Duke, noon
Charleston Southern at North Carolina A&T, noon
Western Carolina at East Tennessee State, 1 p.m.
Elon at Hampton, 1 p.m.
South Carolina State at Howard, 1 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at Campbell, 1 p.m.
VMI at Wofford, 1:30 p.m.
North Carolina Central at Norfolk State, 2 p.m.
Virginia Lynchburg at The Citadel, 2 p.m.
Furman at Mercer, 3 p.m.
Louisville at Clemson, 3:30 p.m.
Boston College at N.C. State, 3:30 p.m.
Appalachian State at Marshall, 3:30 p.m.
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
South Carolina at Florida, 4 p.m.
Davidson at San Diego, 4 p.m.
North Carolina at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m.
Southern Miss at Coastal Carolina, 7:30 p.m.














High school basketball

Gaston Christian 78, Piedmont Community Charter 26

Piedmont Community Charter 73, Gaston Christian 59: Grace East had 32 points, Hailey Moore 17 and Kennedy Williams 15 for Piedmont Community Charter.










Middle School boys soccer

Standings through Nov. 7:

Belmont 3-0
Cramerton 3-0
Stanley 4-1
Holbrook 3-1
Mount Holly 3-1
Southwest 2-3
Bessemer City 2-3
York Chester 1-2-1
Chavis 1-3-1
W.C. Friday 0-4
Grier 0-4

(Monday’s games)
Chavis def. W.C. Friday 1: Trevor Dalton and Jayden Adams got two goals apiece and Seth Locklear and Coke Kelly each had one goal for Chavis.

Bessemer City def. Grier

Belmont def. Holbrook 5-0: Tyler Cunningham scored two goals, Kaden Baity, Gabriel Johnson and Griffin Williams had one each and Hunter Gerould and Danny Larck combined for the shutout in goal for Belmont.

Mount Holly def. York Chester

Stanley def. Southwest 2-1

(Tuesday’s game)
Belmont at Cramerton

(Thursday’s games)
Belmont at W.C. Friday, Bessemer City at Cramerton, Southwest at Mount Holly, Stanley at Holbrook, York Chester at Grier







Middle School volleyball

Standings through Nov. 7:

Chavis 5-0
Mount Holly 4-0
Belmont 3-0
Stanley 4-1
Cramerton 2-1
W.C. Friday 2-2
Holbrook 2-2
Bessemer City 1-4
Grier 0-4
York Chester 0-4
Southwest 0-5

(Monday’s games)
Chavis def. W.C. Friday 3-0: Kate Mulvey, Landry Beam, Maddie Avery, Sophia Williams, Ella Blake and Isabelle Robinson led Chavis.

Bessemer City def. Grier

Belmont def. Holbrook 3-0: Carsyn Redmond, Evy McKee, Stella Absher and Charlotte Weeks led Belmont.

Mount Holly def. York Chester

Stanley def. Southwest 3-0s

(Tuesday’s game)
Belmont at Cramerton

(Thursday’s games)
Belmont at W.C. Friday, Bessemer City at Cramerton, Southwest at Mount Holly, Stanley at Holbrook, York Chester at Grier







Middle School wrestling

Standings through Nov. 4:

W.C. Friday 3-0
Stanley 3-0
Belmont 2-1
Chavis 2-1
Cramerton 2-1
Grier 1-1
York Chester 1-2
Holbrook 0-1
Mount Holly 0-2
Southwest 0-2
Bessemer City 0-3

(Last Friday’s matches)
Belmont def. York Chester 76-29
Chavis def. Southwest 60-42
W.C. Friday def. Holbrook 57-39
Cramerton def. Mount Holly 84-12
Stanley def. Bessemer City 96-12

(Tuesday’s matches)
Belmont at Southwest, Bessemer City at Mount Holly, Chavis at Holbrook, Cramerton at Grier, York Chester at Stanley

(Thursday’s matches)
W.C. Friday at Chavis, Grier at Bessemer City, Holbrook at Belmont, Mount Holly at York Chester, Southwest at Stanley














Auto racing

The 2022 NASCAR cup schedule (with winners):

Feb. 6 Busch Light Clash (Joey Logano)
Feb. 17 Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 (Brad Keselowski)
Feb. 17 Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 (Chris Buescher)
Feb. 20 Daytona 500 (Austin Cindric)
Feb. 27 Wise Power 400 (Kyle Larson)
Mar. 6 Pennzoil 400 (Alex Bowman)
Mar. 13 Ruoff Mortgage (Chase Briscoe)
Mar. 20 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (William Byron)
Mar. 27 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix (Ross Chastain)
Apr. 3 Toyota Owners (Denny Hamlin)
Apr. 9 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 (William Byron-2)
Apr. 17 Food City Dirt Race (Kyle Busch)
Apr. 24 Geico 500 (Ross Chastain-2)
May 2 DuraMAX Drydene 400 (Chase Elliott)
May 8 Goodyear 400 (Joey Logano-2)
May 15 AdventHealth 400 (Kurt Busch)
May 22 NASCAR All-Star Open (Daniel Suarez)
May 22 NASCAR All-Star (Ryan Blaney)
May 29 Coca-Cola 600 (Denny Hamlin-2)
June 5 Enjoy Illinois 300 (Joey Logano-3)
June 12 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Daniel Suarez)
June 26 Ally 400 (Chase Elliott-2)
July 3 Kwik Trip 250 (Tyler Reddick)
July 10 Quaker State 400 (Chase Elliott-3)
July 17 Ambetter 301 (Christopher Bell)
July 24 NASCAR Cup Series at Pocono (Chase Elliott-4)
July 31 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard (Tyler Reddick-2)
Aug. 7 FireKeepers Casino 400 (Kevin Harvick)
Aug. 14 Federated Auto Parts 400 (Kevin Harvick-2)
Aug. 21 Go Bowling at The Glen (Kyle Larson-2)
Aug. 27-28 Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Austin Dillon)
Sept. 4 Cook Out Southern 500 (Erik Jones)
Sept. 11 Hollywood Casino 400 (Bubba Wallace)
Sept. 17 Bass Pro Shops Night Race (Chris Buescher)
Sept. 25 AutoTraderEchoPark Automotive 500 (Tyler Reddick-3)
Oct. 2 YellaWood 500 (Chase Elliott-5)
Oct. 9 Bank of America ROVAL 400 (Christopher Bell)
Oct. 16 South Point 400 (Joey Logano-4)
Oct. 23 Dixie Vodka 400 (Kyle Larson-3)
Oct. 30 Xfinity 500 (Christopher Bell-2)
Nov. 6 NASCAR Cup Series Championship (Joey Logano-5)
x-Logano wins 2022 NASCAR championship