Friday’s roundup: High school basketball milestones and results, high school soccer and college basketball
By Richard Walker
Cherryville High boys basketball coach Scott Harrill got a two for one on Friday night as he became Gaston County’s all-time basketball coaching winner while also leading his team to a victory over one of its oldest rivals.
Cherryville won 78-67 at Bessemer City as Harrill took the 380th victory over his head coaching career that began in 2000. He surpassed former Bessemer City and Ashbrook coach Marty Hatchell, who had 379 wins from 1985 to 2009.
In Friday’s win, which improved Cherryville to 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference, were led by Lavonte Hughes (11 points, 10 assists, 4 steals), Carson Kelly (17 points), Jack Mulvey (12 points) and Austin Thompson (14 points, 10 rebounds).
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South Point 81, Cramer 50: Ayden Baker (22 points), Sully Absher (10 points, 15 rebounds) and Jaquis Rumph (10 points) led South Point and Justin Rocquemore (13 points, 3 steals), Owen Sloan (10 points, 3 steals) and Mike Downey (6 points, 8 rebounds) led Cramer.
South Point also won the JV game 52-37. For Cramer, Isaiah Foster (11 points), Trevor Gregg (13 points) and Taelan Whitley (10 blocks, 13 rebounds) were the leaders.
Burns 91, East Rutherford 47
North Gaston 62, Forestview 48: Alex Quinn (20 points), Jordan Hochman (9 points, 12 rebounds), Dylan Stewart (13 points, 4 assists) and Bryson Walker (8 points, 6 rebounds) led North Gaston and Jamarion Dawkins (19 points) led Forestview.
Huss 73, Kings Mountain 62
Lincoln Charter 89, Highland Tech 36: Sam Cogan (17 points), Troy Fulton (14 points), Marcus Farley (10 points), Carter Seitz (10 points), Andrew Baich (10 points) and Avery Borden (10 points) led Lincoln Charter.
North Lincoln 57, East Lincoln 48: Cole Seagle scored 24 points and Jack Carter to surpass 1,000 career points for North Lincoln and Jeremiah Jones, Drew Bean and Logan Craig each scored 12 points for East Lincoln.
High school girls basketball
Bessemer City 60, Cherryville 27
South Point 45, Cramer 29: Ranija Hamilton (12 points) and Madison Lee (7 points, 7 rebounds) led Cramer and Asheton Queen had 14 points and Lexi Birtwhistle 11 for South Point.
Ashbrook 54, Crest 40: Madison Cole and Aaliyah El had 17 points apiece for Ashbrook and Vania Petty had 11 to lead Crest.
East Rutherford 47, Burns 40: Tishiona Strong’s game-high 24 points led Burns.
Forestview 48, North Gaston 40: Jimena Vazquez (18 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks), Myla Hoover (9 points, 6 steals, 3 assists), Kiana Robinson (8 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals) and Samantha Bolton (2 points, 8 rebounds) led Forestview.
Kings Mountain 66, Huss 47: Saniya Wilson (26 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals), Khalia King (17 points, 4 3-pointers), Aaliyah Byers (11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks) led Kings Mountain and Wilson surpassed 1,000 points for the Mountaineers. Jamya Daniels’ 16 points led Huss.
Newton-Conover 62, West Lincoln 46: Chloe Norman had 16 points, Farrah Richardson 12 and Carolina Robinson 10 for West Lincoln.
High school boys soccer
Ashbrook 6, Kings Mountain 0: Daniel Hines had three goals, Jayden Dixon, Angel Lopez and Zach Laxton had one goal apiece,
Dixon, Jesse Coleman, Pepe Vazquez, David Zuluaga and Brandon Laverde had assists and goalkeepers Nick Allen, Chris Pena and Rob Elmore combined to secure the shutout.
College men’s basketball
Gardner-Webb 91, Presbyterian 64: Jaheam Cornwall scored 19 points on Senior Night as Gardner-Webb improved to 8-11 overall and 7-7 in the Big South Conference.