Monday’s roundup: High school boys basketball, Belmont Abbey basketball honors and prep volleyball playoffs begin Tuesday

By Richard Walker

Crest and Kings Mountain stayed unbeaten in Big South 3A Conference boys basketball with Monday night wins in games that were moved from last Friday due to inclement weather.

Here’s the results:

Crest 84, Cramer 62: The visiting Charger were led by Mari Adams’ 15 points to improve to 2-0 entering Wednesday’s home game against Ashbrook. Cramer (0-2), which visits North Gaston on Friday, was led by Justin Rocquemore’s 14 points, Eja Brice’s 13 and Myles Graham and Jacob Joyner had nine apiece.
Crest also won the JV game 75-56 as Amarieon Goodlet and A.J. Adams scored 21 points apiece. Cramer’s leaders were Owen Sloan (12 points),
Daimean Fernandez (8 points, 4 rebounds), Taelan Whitley (4 points, 8 rebounds) and Trevor Gregg (11 points, 4 rebounds).

Kings Mountain 83, North Gaston 53: Isaiah Tate had 31 points, six assists and four steals for the Mountaineers (2-0), who host Huss on Wednesday. Other leaders for Kings Mountain were Matt Toms (19 points), Zeke Cannady (13 points), Marcus Odums (7 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists) and Orlando Odums (2 points, 6 rebounds).

Forestview 56, Ashbrook 52

R-S Central 74, East Gaston 36

Thomas Jefferson 88, Highland Tech 44


High school girls basketball
Ashbrook 48, Forestview 24: Shay Portee led Ashbrook 16 points. The 2-0 Green Wave return to action on Wednesday at Crest.

Kings Mountain 52, North Gaston 34: With its head coach Nicholas Inman out due to COVID-19 protocols for exposure, assistant coach Darrel Wilson filled as the Mountaineers won their season opener behind Saniya Wilson (22 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals, 4 assists), Khalia King (17 points, 3 rebounds) and Kennedy Barnes (6 points, 5 rebounds). Kings Mountain’s next game is Wednesday at home against Huss. North Gaston got a 16 points from freshman Whitney Brown.

Crest 66, Cramer 12: Crest improved to 2-0 behind Alexis Marshall (19 points, 4 steals) and Dre’Yonna Bess (13 points).

R-S Central 68, East Gaston 26

Thomas Jefferson 49, Highland Tech 38

High school basketball
Here’s the schedule for Tuesday’s games:

Burns at East Rutherford
East Gaston at South Point
East Lincoln at North Lincoln
Highland Tech at Piedmont Charter
Lincoln Charter at Cherryville (boys only)
Lincolnton at Bandys
Newton-Conover at West Lincoln
North Gaston at Forestview
Shelby at Chase
Thomas Jefferson at Bessemer City

High school volleyball
The N.C. High School Athletic Association state playoffs begin on Tuesday for seven local teams, including conference champions Kings Mountain (Big South 3A), East Lincoln (South Fork 2A), Highland Tech (Southern Piedmont 1A) and Mountain Island Charter (PAC 7 1A). Here’s the schedule:

Community School of Davidson at Highland Tech
Crest at T.C. Roberson
Marvin Ridge at Kings Mountain
Mount Airy at Mountain Island Charter
Murphy at Lincoln Charter
Patton at East Lincoln
South Point at South Rowan

College football commitment
Two-sport Hunter Huss standout Malik Corry announced on twitter on Monday that he had committed to play football at West Virginia State University. A 5-foot-8, 180-pounder, Corry has been a standout for the Huskies’ football and basketball teams.

College basketball
Belmont Abbey draws rankings, honors: Belmont Abbey’s basketball programs drew rankings and top Conference Carolinas honors on Monday.
The men’s program was ranked No. 4 in the Southeast region and the women’s team No. 5 and idividually, Conference Carolinas named L.J. McCoy men’s player of the week and Nate Davis men’s defensive player of the week and named Maria Kuhlman women’s player of the week and Allie Downing women’s defensive player of the week.

College men’s basketball
Emmanuel 79, Belmont Abbey 59: The Crusaders lost in a non-conference game at Conference Carolinas rival Emmanuel on Monday afternoon.