Monday’s roundup: High school boys soccer and girls basketball results and college basketball result, honors and updates

By Richard Walker

Two-time defending state champion Shelby High School and other N.C. high school football teams officially began practice for the upcoming 2021 winter/spring season on Monday. The season is slated to begin Feb. 26.

East Lincoln High’s boys soccer team extended its regular season winning streak to 28 games with a 9-0 shutout win over visiting Maiden on Monday night.

The Mustangs, who haven’t lost a regular season match since Oct. 24, 2018, got three goals from Jackson Thrap, two from Blake Swanson and one apiece from Luke Felts, Landon Graden, Christopher Mileta and Brandon LeFevers. Helmut Rojas, Swanson and Felts each had 2 assists and Graden and Connor Henderson had one each. Will White and Braxton Reeves combined on the goalkeeping shutout for East Lincoln, which has allowed only one goal this season.

The Mustangs (5-0) next play at home next Monday against Newton-Conover.

More high school boys soccer
Christ the King 9, Bessemer City 0

Cramer at Ashbrook: Moved to Wednesday

Forestview 9, Huss 0: Ethan Frizzell scored three goals, Tyler McMurray two and Anthony Aguilar, Johan Tabora, Luke Hope and Aaron Floyd one apiece for the unbeaten Jaguars (4-0).

Lincolnton 2, Lake Norman Charter 1

Crest 4, North Gaston 3 (OT)

Cherryville 1, Piedmont Community Charter 0

South Point 9, R-S Central 0

Thomas Jefferson 3, Highland Tech 0

Cramer 4, North Gaston 0 (Thursday): Joseph Bravo had two goals and Will Bostick and Max Accashian one each, Jack Matz had two assists and Drew Hooks and Yahir Chico one apiece and Jaymon Mack had the goalkeeping shutout.

High school girls basketball
Kings Mountain 49, Forestview 41: Kings Mountain improved to 9-1, 8-1 entering Tuesday’s Big South 3A Conference showdown at Ashbrook. IN Monday’s win, Saniya Wilson (30 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals), Khalia King (7 points, 3 rebounds) and Aaliyah Byers (6 points, 3 rebounds) led Kings Mountain and Myla Hoover (14 points, 4 steals), Kendall Manning (9 points) and Jimena Vazquez (10 rebounds, 10 blocks, 4 points) led Forestview.


College men’s basketball
USC Upstate 77, Gardner-Webb 69: Jaheam Cornwall and D’Maurian Williams each scored 17 points to lead four double figure scorers, but Gardner-Webb lost the Big South Conference road game to fall to 8-12 overall and 7-8 in the league.

Conference honors: Gardner-Webb forward Jamaine Mann made the most of his first career starts last week to earn Big South Conference Freshman of the Week honors after averaging a double-double.

Schedule update: The Big South Conference announced Gardner-Webb’s two-game series at Longwood will be played Friday and Saturday instead of Feb. 18-19.


College women’s basketball
High ranking: Belmont Abbey has moved into fifth place in the Southeast Region in the D2SIDA WBB Poll, the committee announced Monday.

Conference honor: Belmont Abbey center Brittany Autry has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.