Monday’s roundup: High school basketball, football and soccer, College basketball, football and lacrosse

By Richard Walker
Gaston Day’s basketball season ended Monday with road playoff losses.

Gaston Day celebrates head coach Trent McCallister’s 100th career coaching victory in its last win in the second round of the playoffs last Friday.

The Spartans boys team fell 80-49 at the top-seeded Burlington School to finish 10-10 overall.

And Gaston Day’s girls lost 61-35 at second-seeded Davidson Day to finish 11-8 overall.

High school basketball
Here is Tuesday’s state playoff basketball schedule:

NCISAA 3A boys
Cape Fear Academy at Gaston Christian

NCHSAA 3A boys
Greensboro Dudley at Crest
Kings Mountain at Central Cabarrus
Huss at Weddington

NCHSAA 2A boys
Forbush at North Lincoln
Shelby at Patton
East Lincoln at North Davidson

NCHSAA 1A boys
Murphy at Lincoln Charter
Mountain Island Charter at Chatham Charter

NCHSAA 3A girls
Alexander Central at Ashbrook
Crest at Cuthbertson
Kings Mountain at Carson

NCHSAA 2A girls
East Lincoln at Shelby

NCHSAA 1A girls
Kernersville Bishop McGuinness at Bessemer City
Mountain Island Charter at Mitchell County

Tuesday’s winners advance to state playoff games hosted by the higher-seeded teams on Thursday, Saturday and March 2. The state championships will be played March 6 at Providence Grove and Wheatmore high schools in Randolph County.

High school boys soccer
Cramer 7, Crest 0

Shelby 1, R-S Central 0

Lincolnton at East Lincoln: Postponed to Tuesday

Lake Norman Charter 3, North Lincoln 2

Bessemer City at Cherryville: Postponed to Tuesday


High school football
Two previously scheduled games have been altered.
With Lake Norman Charter opting out of playing varsity football in the South Fork 2A Conference this season, East Lincoln will host Mountain Island Charter on Friday.
Also, the North Lincoln-West Lincoln football games have been moved up one day; The junior varsity game at West Lincoln will be played Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the varsity at North Lincoln will be played Thursday at 7 p.m.

College football
Gardner-Webb’s 2021 spring opener at home against Elon will now kickoff at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

College men’s basketball
Gardner-Webb 69, USC Upstate 58: Gardner-Webb won its third straight game to finish the regular season 11-14 overall and 10-10 in the Big South Conference. Jordan Sears and Jacob Falko had 18 points apiece to lead the Runnin’ Bulldogs, who will host a conference tournament game at noon on Saturday.

Conference award: Gardner-Webb senior guard Jaheam Cornwall was named Big South Conference player of the week for games of Feb. 15-21. Cornwall averaged 21.0 points, 3.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds and made 60.7 percent of his shots from the field in Gardner-Webb’s two Big South road wins at second-place Radford.

College women’s lacrosse
Belmont Abbey attacker Kylie Eastman has been named the Conference Carolinas player of the Week. She scored four goals and handed out five assists in last Saturday’s 18-11 win over Young Harris.