Thursday’s roundup: Gardner-Webb gets ACC matchups rescheduled, Cleveland CC softball signings, HS and MS volleyball results

By Richard Walker

Two of Gardner-Webb’s marquee matchups for the 2020-21 basketball season were rescheduled on Thursday.

The Bulldogs’ Nov. 25 season-opener at Duke has been rescheduled or Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. And their second game, originally set for Nov. 27 at Florida State, has been rescheduled for Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.

Both games were postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the G-W program.

Gardner-Webb also has a Nov. 29 game at Georgia cancelled and home games against Campbell this Friday and Saturday moved to Dec. 29 and Dec. 30.

The Bulldogs are to open their season Wednesday at 7 p.m. at home against Presbyterian.

College women’s basketball
Wake Forest 78, Charlotte 75: A late 15-6 surge cut the Deacons lead to one before Charlotte fell to 0-3 on the season in the non-conference loss at Halton Arena.

Junior point guard Jada McMillian led the 49ers with a career-high tying 20 points in addition to a season-best six assists.

Charlotte concludes its three-game stretch against ACC opponents on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the University of North Carolina in a game that will be televised on the ACC Network. It’ll be the first meeting between the two schools since 1984.

Brooke Dover has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Cleveland Community College. Seated with Brooke are her mother Jennifer Dover and father Reco Dover. Standing in back are Yeti Softball Coach Ronald Beaver and Athletic Director Chris Nanney. Dover is a senior at Chase High School.

College softball
Cleveland Community College announced the signings of two local players on Thursday – Chase’s Brooke Dover and Kings Mountain’s Jessie Oehler.

High school volleyball
South Point 3, Shelby 0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-13): The Red Raiders (4-1, 3-1) were led by Emily Revels (17 Aces, 16 Assists), Anna Dunbar (10 Kills) and Holly Hackney (4 Aces).
South Point also won the JV match improve to 2-3, 1-3 on the season.

Jessie Oehler has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Cleveland Community College. Seated left to right are Oehler’s mother Tonie Stroup, Oehler and sister Rachel Oehler. Standing are CCC Athletic Director Chris Nanney and Yeti Softball Coach Ronald Beaver. Oehler is a 2019 graduate of Kings Mountain High School.

Cherryville 3, Thomas Jefferson 1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-10, 25-20): Addie Eaker (10 kills), Reese Hoyle (8 kills), Skye Reed (8 kills), Katie Eaker (7 Kills) and Rileigh Kiser (28 assists, 15 digs, 3 aces, 5 kills) led Cherryville (2-4).

East Lincoln 3, West Lincoln 0

Highland Tech 3, Christ the King 2: The Rams stayed unbeaten (6-0) and atop the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference standings.

R-S Central 3, South Point 1 (16-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-21 – on Tuesday): Emily Revels (39 assists), Anna Dunbar (19 kills, 20 digs) and Chloe Ratliff (13 kills) led South Point. Revels, a junior, also surpassed 1,000 career assists.
In the JV match, R-S Central beat the Red Raiders 2-1.

Middle school volleyball
Kings Mountain’s Patriots are off to a 4-0 start to their season as they look to repeat at Tri-County Conference champions.

The team has swept Shelby (25-3, 25-4, 25-7), Burns (25-5, 25-12, 25-3), Chase (25-6, 25-6, 25-8) and R-S Central (25-4, 25-10, 25-14) before finishing its regular season at Crest on Monday and East Rutherford on Wednesday. The playoffs will be held Dec. 15 and Dec. 17.

Kings Mountain Middle School is off to an unbeaten start to its 2020 season as it tries to defend its Tri-County Conference championship.

Leaders so far this season for the Patriots have been 7th-graders Camden Pasour (21 aces, 20 kills, 44 assists, 13 digs), Abigail Hedgepath (40 aces, 9 kills, 43 assists, 13 digs) and Megan Harrison (9 aces, 7 kills, 26 digs) and 8th-graders Alexa Jones (14 aces, 24 kills, 2 blocks, 26 digs), Brooke Hamrick (22 aces, 8 kills, 7 digs) and London Brown (5 aces, 23 kills, 1 block, 8 digs).