Monday’s roundup: College basketball, high school basketball and soccer, college football, wrestling and women’s lacrosse

By Richard Walker

Jordan Sears scored a career-high 20 points for Gardner-Webb in Monday’s Big South Conference quarterfinal tournament game.

Late free throw shooting lifted Campbell past Gardner-Webb 63-57 Monday night in the Big South Conference basketball quarterfinals.

The loss ends Gardner-Webb’s season at 11-15 overall.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs of coach Tim Craft finished fifth place or better in the league for a sixth straight season.

In Monday’s tournament game, Gardner-Webb was outscored 10-6 after taking a 51-50 lead with 3 1-2 minutes to play. Campbell hit six straight free throws in the final 31 seconds to prevent a Bulldogs comeback.

Jordan Sears had a career-high 20 points to lead Gardner-Webb. D’Maurian Williams added 13 points.

Big South tournament results and pairings:

Saturday’s first Round
#7 Hampton 67, #10 Presbyterian 65
#8 High Point 65, #9 USC Upstate 60

Monday’s quarterfinals
#1 Winthrop 83, #8 High Point 54
#5 Longwood 77, #4 UNC Asheville 61
#2 Radford 67, #7 Hampton 52
#3 Campbell 63, #6 Gardner-Webb 57

Thursday’s semifinals
#3 Campbell at #2 Radford, 7 p.m.
#5 Longwood at #1 Winthrop

Sunday championship
at highest remaining seed, Noon (ESPN)

High school basketball

Four local teams pursue Western N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball titles on Tuesday – the boys teams from Lincoln Charter, North Lincoln and Crest and Shelby’s girls. Here’s the full pairings for the regional finals:

1A girls
East: #3 Princeton (14-0) vs. #9 Northside-Pinetown (12-4)
West: #6 Mitchell (16-0) vs. #13 Murphy (15-2)

2A girls
East: #2 McMichael (6-8) vs. #9 Farmville Central (13-0)
West: #1 West Stokes (14-0) vs. #6 Shelby (16-0)

3A girls
East: #5 Northwood (14-0) vs. #7 Asheboro (13-0)
West: #3 Jesse Carson (17-0) vs. #12 Hickory (11-2)

4A girls
East: #1 Wilmington Ashley (15-1) vs. #6 Garner (15-0)
West: #1 Vance (10-0) vs. #3 Providence (9-0)

1A boys
East: #3 Wilson Prep (6-2) vs. #5 Riverside-Martin (14-0)
West: #5 Lincoln Charter (15-2) vs. #6 Mount Airy (14-3)

2A boys
East: #9 Farmville Central (13-0) vs. #15 Northeastern (10-3)
West: #1 Hendersonville (16-0) vs. #3 North Lincoln (15-2)

3A boys
East: #6 West Carteret (11-2) vs. #13 Northwood (13-2)
West: #2 Weddington (16-0) vs. #4 Crest (16-1)

4A boys
East: #2 Millbrook (17-0) vs. #8 Lumberton (11-2)
West: #1 Ardrey Kell (9-0) vs. #3 North Mecklenburg (11-0)

Here’s a look at the S.C. High School League playoffs:

5A boys
Tuesday’s semifinals
Riverside vs. Dorman
Dutch Fork vs. River Bluff

Saturday’s final at USC-Aiken, 7:30 p.m.

4A boys
Monday’s semifinals
South Pointe 82, Greenville 74
Hilton Head 55, Hartsville 42

Saturday’s final at USC-Aiken, noon
South Pointe vs. Hilton Head

3A boys
Saturday’s final at USC-Aiken, 3 p.m.
Seneca vs. Marlboro County

2A boys
Monday’s semifinals
Christ School Episcopal 64, Gray Collegiate 58
Wade Hampton 83, Woodland 65

Friday’s final at USC-Aiken, 7:30 p.m.
Christ School Episcopal vs. Wade Hampton

1A boys
Wednesday’s final at USC-Aiken, 3 p.m.
Southside Christian vs. Scott’s Branch

5A girls
Monday’s semifinals
Clover 55, Rock Hill 38
Sumter 34, Wando 27

Friday’s final at USC-Aiken, noon
Clover vs. Sumter

High school boys soccer

Bandys at East Lincoln: Postponed to Tuesday.

Ashbrook 5, Kings Mountain 0: Daniel Hines had a hat trick and Ibad Sheikh and Chevis Seigle added one goal apiece for Ashbrook. Pepe Vazquez, Jesse Coleman, Jackson Thomas and Hines added assists and Nick Allen and Rob Elmore shared the goalkeeping shutout.

South Point 6, East Rutherford 1

Thomas Jefferson at Bessemer City: Postponed to Thursday.

College basketball

Pairings are as follows for the Conference Carolinas men’s tournament that begins on Tuesday, with Belmont Abbey taking the No. 2 seed.

Tuesday’s quarterfinals
#8 King (5-10) at #1 Emmanuel (11-2), 7:30 p.m.
#5 Lees-McRae (6-5) at #4 North Greenville (9-6), 6 p.m.
#6 Chowan (5-7) at #3 Southern Wesleyan (9-4), 7 p.m.
#7 Mount Olive (5-9) at #2 Belmont Abbey (13-3), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday’s semifinals
at higher seed

Sunday championship
at highest remaining seed

Pairings are as follows for the Conference Carolinas women’s tournament that begins on Tuesday, with Belmont Abbey taking the No. 1 seed.

Tuesday’s quarterfinals
#8 Lees-McRae (7-9) at #1 Belmont Abbey (15-1), 5 p.m.
#5 North Greenville (8-7) at #4 King (8-6), 5 p.m.
#6 Mount Olive (6-6) at #3 Emmanuel (11-3), 5 p.m.
#7 Chowan (7-7) at #2 Barton (10-1), 5 p.m.

Thursday’s semifinals
at higher seed

Sunday championship
at highest remaining seed

College football

Gardner-Webb swept Big South Conference football honors on Monday as running back Narii Gaither was named offensive player of the week, defensive tackle Janathian Turner was named defensive player of the week, return specialist Devron Harper is special teams player of the week and defensive end Ty French was named freshman of the week. That quartet helpd Gardner-Webb beat No. 24 Elon 42-20 in the Bulldogs’ season opener.

College wrestling

Seventeen South Atlantic Conference athletes have qualified for the March 12-13 NCAA Division II championships at America’s Convention Center in St. Louis, Mo., including two Belmont Abbey wrestlers. Ben Fielding qualified in the 133-pound weight class and Mitch Dean qualified in the 165-pound weight class.

College women’s lacrosse

Belmont Abbey attacker Mackenzie Kaderabek and defender Sarah Schaefer have been named the Conference Carolinas offensive and defensive players of the week.