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12-1-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and basketball, College football, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker

The stakes are high on Friday for three area high school football teams as they pursue regional titles, including two that meet each other.

The Western 3A championship game features unbeaten East Lincoln (14-0) hosting South Point (13-1) while Burns (13-1) visits perennial state power Reidsville (13-1) in the Western 2A championship game.

At East Lincoln, a pair of regular regional finalists will meet for only the fifth time in history despite the 23-mile distance between the high schools.

South Point won all four previous games that were Big South 3A conference matchups from 2001 to 2004 by a combined 194-42 margin.

On Friday, South Point will take a 5-4 regional finals record into a matchup against the Mustangs who are 3-2 in regional finals; the Red Raiders have has won 3A regional finals in 1979, 2003, 2009, 2015 and 2016 while East Lincoln has won 2A regional finals in 2008, 2012 and 2014.

History actually favors both as East Lincoln is an impressive 26-4 all-time in home playoff games and South Point has won six of its last nine road playoff games.

At Reidsville, Burns will meet a Rams’ program that has a state-record 18 state title since 1930 and is the state’s second-winningest program (behind Shelby) with 763 documented victories; Shelby has 837 documented victories.

Burns takes a 13-14 all-time road playoff record into the contest and is playing its first road game since Oct. 14 as the Bulldogs played their last two regular season games and all four playoff games at home.

Here are this week’s statewide regional finals pairings:

(1A)
Rosewood at Tarboro
Draughn at Mount Airy

(2A)
Wallace-Rose Hill at East Duplin
Burns at Reidsville

(3A)
71st at Northern Nash
South Point at East Lincoln

(4A)
Millbrook at New Bern
Weddington at Grimsley

 

 

 

 

 

 

High school basketball

(Thursday’s games)
-BOYS
Forestview 49, Burns 36

Gaston Christian 84, Covenant Day 62

-GIRLS
Forestview 54, Burns 34: Megan Baker (16 points), Amani Neely (11 points) and Molly Forgan (9 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists) led Forestview. Maggie Earl’s 11 points led Burns.

Covenant Day 52, Gaston Christian 35

West Lincoln 65, Chase 11 (Wednesday): Chloe Norman (22 points), Zoey Owenby (13 points) and Carolina Robinson (9 points, 10 rebounds) led West Lincoln.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College football

Two nights before leading East Lincoln into the Western N.C. 3A championship game at home against South Point, Mustangs quarterback Tyler Mizzell announced on twitter his commitment to play next season at Wake Forest.

(This weekend’s NCAA Division I Carolinas schedule:)
-Saturday
ACC championship – Clemson vs. North Carolina, 8 p.m.
-FCS playoffs
(Dec. 3 second round games)
New Hampshire at Holy Cross, noon
Furman at Incarnate Word, 2 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at William & Mary, 2 p.m.
Southeastern Louisiana at Samford, 3 p.m.
Delaware at South Dakota State, 3 p.m.
Weber State at Montana State, 3 p.m.
Montana at North Dakota State, 3:30 p.m.
Richmond at Sacramento State, 5 p.m.
-NCAA Division II
Wingate at West Florida, 2:05 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro basketball

Here’s the 2022-23 Charlotte Hornets schedule:

(6-15 record)
October
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)
November
2 at Chicago (L 88-106)
4 at Memphis (L 99-130)
5 Brooklyn (L 94-98)
7 Washington (L 100-108)
9 Portland (L 95-105)
10 at Miami (L 112-117, OT)
12 at Miami (L 115-132)
14 at Orlando (W 112-105)
16 Indiana (L 113-125)
18 at Cleveland (L 122-132, 2 OT)
20 at Washington (L 102-106)
23 Philadelphia (W 107-101)
25 Minnesota (W 110-108)
28 at Boston (L 105-140)
December
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.
January
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.
February
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.
March
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.
April
2 Toronto, 1 p.m.
4 Toronto, 7 p.m.
7 Houston, 7 p.m.
9 at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro football

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 (W 25-15)
Week 11, Nov. 20, at Baltimore (L 3-13)
Week 12, Nov. 27, Denver (W 23-10)
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle school boys soccer

GASTON COUNTY CONFERENCE
Final regular season standings:

Cramerton 10-0
Belmont 9-1
Holbrook 8-2
Stanley 7-3
Mount Holly 6-4
Bessemer City 4-6
York Chester 3-6-1
Southwest 3-7
Grier 2-8
Chavis 1-8-1
W.C. Friday 0-10

(Wedneday’s game)
Mount Holly def. Chavis 3-1

(Thursday’s games)
Cramerton def. Chavis 9-0: David Herrera (3 goals), Carson Holcomb (2 goals, 1 assist), Maxi Rodriguez (1 goal, 1 assist), Jake Harms (1 goal, 1 assist), Gabe Paredes (1 goal), Jacob Ledwak (1 goal), Marcus Rhodes (2 assists), Britton Steede (1 assist), Andrew Hellams (1 assist), Ben Kelly (1 assists) and goalkeeper Owen Kelly led Cramerton.

Bessemer City def. W.C. Friday 9-0

Belmont def. Grier 6-2: Tyler Cunningham and Owen Bene had 2 goals each and Kweti Nyidem and Kaden Baity had 1 goal apiece for Belmont.

Holbrook def. York Chester 2-0

Stanley def. Mount Holly 2-1 on penalty kicks: It gives the Blue Devils the first playoff appearance in school history.

(Playoffs)
-Monday, Dec. 5 semifinals
Stanley at Cramerton
Holbrook at Belmont
-Thursday, Dec. 8 championship
At highest seeded team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School volleyball

GASTON COUNTY CONFERENCE
Final regular season standings:

Mount Holly 10-0
Cramerton 9-1
Belmont 8-2
Stanley 7-3
Chavis 6-4
Holbrook 5-5
W.C. Friday 4-6
Bessemer City 3-7
Southwest 2-8
York Chester 1-9
Grier 0-10

(Wedneday’s game)
Mount Holly def. Chavis 3-2

(Thursday’s games)
Cramerton def. Chavis 3-0: Regan Bowie, Ava Cabe, Maddie Potter, Madeline Helton, Winsley Crotts, Josie Searby and Hazel Ritter led Cramerton.

W.C. Friday def. Bessemer City 3-1

Belmont def. Grier 3-0: Emmy Hameed, Carsyn Redmond, Stella Absher and Ila Turner led Belmont.

Holbrook def. York Chester 3-0

Mount Holly def. Stanley 3-2

(Playoffs)
-Monday, Dec. 5 semifinals
Stanley at Mount Holly
Belmont at Cramerton
-Wednesday, Dec. 7 championship
At highest seeded team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School wrestling

GASTON COUNTY CONFERENCE
Standings through Nov. 30:

Stanley 8-1
Belmont 7-1
Cramerton 7-1
W.C. Friday 6-2
Chavis 4-4
Grier 4-4
Holbrook 3-5
York Chester 3-5
Mount Holly 2-6
Southwest 1-8
Bessemer City 0-8

(Wednesday’s match)
Belmont def. Stanley 59-39

(Thursday’s match)
Holbrook def. Bessemer City 72-24: Noah Lowery, Tucker Motes, Karlos Watson, Cameron McDowell, Elijah Christenbury, Jay Collins, Jaycob Perez
Rylan Barber, David Proulx, Jayden Morris, Teddy Payne, Zack Byers and Zyqualen Kendrick were winners for Holbrook.

(Friday’s matches)
Belmont at Mount Holly, Chavis at Grier, Cramerton at W.C. Friday, York Chester at Southwest