Monday’s roundup: G-W basketball season-opener pushed back again, Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball, prep volleyball standings

By Richard Walker

Gardner-Webb’s men’s basketball season-opener has been postponed again.

The school and the Big South Conference announced Monday that this weekend’s two-game home series with Campbell will be moved back to Jan. 29 and 30.

Gardner-Webb, which previously had games at Duke, Florida State and Georgia postponed or cancelled, is now scheduled to open its 2020-21 season on Dec. 9 at home against league rival Presbyterian.

The Bulldogs are one of more than 50 Division I teams last week to have games postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Gardner-Webb also announced it is currently in discussions with Duke and Florida State to reschedule those games.

The Charlotte 49ers lost at home against Clemson Monday afternoon. [Charlotte49ers.com photo]
Women’s college basketball
Clemson 80, Charlotte 73: Despite having four double figure scorers, the 49ers fell to 0-2 in the home loss to the ACC opponent.
Octivia Jett-Wilson led Charlotte with 17 points. The 49ers play again Thursday at home at 6 p.m. against Wake Forest.

High school cross country
Big South 3A boys: Forestview (32 points) outpaced Stuart Cramer (44) and Ashbrook (52) in a league meet from last Tuesday. North Gaston competed but didn’t register a team score.
Cramer’s Nick Miller ran the course in a record 15:57 for top individual honors, followed by second-place Austin Brotemarkle of Forestview (16:00). Forestview’s Oussama Ajala (16:28), Cramer’s Jacob Wooton (18:21) and Ashbrook’s Michael Gates (18:32) rounded out the top five.

Big South 3A girls: Forestview (21) outpaced Stuart Cramer (34) in a league meet from last Tuesday. Ashbrook and North Gaston also competed but didn’t register team scores.
Forestview’s Emma Hughlett (22:59) was the top individual. Forestview’s Alexandra Floder (24:02), Cramer’s Summer Bahr (24:12), Forestview’s Sarah Shiftlet (25:01) and Forestview’s Josie Braddy (25:39) rounded out the top five.

High school volleyball

Conference standings for the Big South and Southern Piedmont conferences:

Big South 3A
Crest 4-0
Kings Mountain 4-0
Forestview 2-1
North Gaston 2-2
Ashbrook 0-3
Cramer 0-3
Huss 0-3

Southern Piedmont 1A
Highland Tech 4-0
Christ the King 2-1
Lincoln Charter 3-1
Cherryville 1-2
Piedmont CC 1-2
Thomas Jefferson 1-2
Bessemer City 0-4