Tuesday’s roundup: Prep basketball regional finals, prep football and soccer and college basketball

By Richard Walker

Shelby’s Western N.C. 2A girls basketball champions

Shelby High’s girls basketball team and Lincoln Charter’s boys basketball team won Western N.C. championships on Tuesday night.

Shelby won 49-44 at West Stokes on Tuesday night to advance the Golden Lions to their first-ever state championship game.

Shelby (17-0) will meet unbeaten Farmville Central (14-0) in Saturday’s championship game that will be played on Saturday at either Wheatmore or Providence Grove high school. The N.C. High School Athletic Association will announce pairings on Wednesday.

Lincoln Charter (16-2) is in its first state title since winning Lincoln County’s first-ever boys basketball state championship in 2017. The Eagles will meet Wilson Prep (6-2) on Saturday for the 1A championships.

The boys teams from Crest and North Lincoln lost their respective Western N.C. title games on Tuesday.

Crest lost in Class 3A to Weddington 81-57 and North Lincoln in Class 2A to Hendersonville 75-59.

Here are all of state’s regional finals scores:

1A girls
Princeton 82, Northside-Pinetown 67
Murphy 60, Mitchell County 46

2A girls
Farmville Central 82, Mayodan McMichael 42
Shelby 49, West Stokes 44

3A girls
Asheboro 54, Pittsboro Northwood 44
China Grove Carson 62, Hickory 45

4A girls
Garner 73, Wilmington Ashley 67
Charlotte Vance 57, Charlotte Providence 41

Lincoln Charter’s Western N.C. 1A boys basketball champions

1A boys
Wilson Prep 66, Riverside-Martin 50
Lincoln Charter 64, Mount Airy 54

2A boys
Farmville Central 113, Elizabeth City Northeastern 76
Hendersonville 75, North Lincoln 59

3A boys
Pittsboro Northwood 72, West Carteret 69, OT
Weddington 81, Crest 57

4A boys
Raleigh Millbrook 79, Lumberton 77, OT
Charlotte Kell 65, North Mecklenburg 62

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

5A boys
Tuesday’s semifinals
Dorman 54, Riverside 51
River Bluff 45, Dutch Fork 43

Saturday’s final at USC-Aiken, 7:30 p.m.
Dorman vs. River Bluff

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 football

North Gaston and Kings Mountain announced on twitter Tuesday that out of an abudance of caution, their junior varsity and varsity football games have been postponed to a later date.

High school boys soccer

Forestview 10, Kings Mountain 1: The Jaguars (9-0) got three goals from Tyler McMurray, two from Anthony Aguilar and one apiece from Ethan Frizzell, Nicholas Shiles, Evan Friday, Nicholas Sanchez and Jaden Johnson.

East Lincoln 4, Bandys 0

Christ the King 6, Cherryville 0


College basketball

Six Belmont Abbey players and one Crusaders coach and two former local high school standouts picked up honors on Tuesday as Conference Carolinas announced its all-conference men’s and women’s basketball teams.

In the men’s honors, Belmont Abbey’s Chandler Baker became the school’s fourth freshman of the year and Sean Halloran was a second team selection and Quest Aldridge a third team selection. Baker joins Brett Walters (1990), Jeff Brookman (1995) and Richard Barbee (2008) as previous league freshmen of the year honorees.

Lees-McRae’s Quay Kimble

Also, Lees-McRae senior Quay Kimble was named second team all-league. A 2017 Shelby High graduate, Kimble is Shelby High’s second-leading all-time scorer and fifth-leading scorer in Cleveland County with 1,815 points.

In the women’s honors, Belmont Abbey’s Jason Williams became the school’s seventh coach of the year and seniors Maria Kuhlman and Brittany Autry were named first team all-conference and senior Allie Downing second team all-conference. Williams has now been honored four times – he previously was so honored in 2014, 2018 and 2020 – and the Abbey’s Eliane Kebbe was honored in 1990 and 1991. Kuhlman and Downing have been honored all four years and Autry the last two seasons.

Also, Lees-McRae junior Destiny Johnson was named second team all-league. A 2018 East Lincoln High graduate, Johnson is the all-time leading scorer in East Lincoln and Lincoln County history with 2,132 points.

The full all-conference teams:


Player of the Year
K.J. Jones II, Emmanuel

Defensive Player of the Year
Jonathan McFall, Chowan

Freshman of the Year
Chandler Baker, Belmont Abbey

Coach of the Year
T.J. Rosene, Emmanuel

First Team
K.J. Jones II, Emmanuel
Isaiah Reddish, Barton
Jalon Cokley, North Greenville
Demarcus Addie, Southern Wesleyan
Johnny Hughes III, Mount Olive

Second Team
Sean Halloran, Belmont Abbey
Quay Kimble, Lees-McRae
Jonathan McFall, Chowan
Tyonn Stuckey, Emmanuel
Ta’Jay Dunlap, Southern Wesleyan

Third Team
Quest Aldridge, Belmont Abbey
Jamarius Hairston, Lees-McRae
Jaedon Willis, Chowan
Brandon Simpson, Emmanuel
Jaylen Dilliard, Chowan

Lees-McRae’s Destiny Johnson


Player of the Year
Shanika Peterkin, Barton

Defensive Player of the Year
Shanika Peterkin, Barton

Freshman of the Year
Keyshuna Fair, Converse

Coach of the Year
Jason Williams, Belmont Abbey

First Team
Shanika Peterkin, Barton
Breanna Locke, Emmanuel
Maria Kuhlman, Belmont Abbey
Brittany Autry, Belmont Abbey
Jami Tham-Morrobel, Barton

Second Team
Azariah Fields, Mount Olive
Trinity Lee, King
Allie Downing, Belmont Abbey
Destiny Johnson, Lees-McRae
Jazmin Allen, Emmanuel

Third Team
Ali Golden, King
Monique Jones, Chowan
Journey Muhammad, North Greenville
Ivanda Hudjakova, Mount Olive
Kiki Samsel, King

College men’s basketball

Belmont Abbey 63, Mount Olive 61: Quest Aldridge’s 12-foot jumper at the buzzer lifted the Crusaders (16-4) past upset-minded Mount Olive (5-10). Aldridge had 12 points and L.J. McCoy and Sean Halloran 10 apiece for the Abbey, which hosts Chowan on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the conference tournament semifinals.

Here are the league’s tournament pairings and results:

Tuesday’s quarterfinals
Emmanuel 93, King 68
North Greenville 93, Lees-McRae 88
Chowan 79, Southern Wesleyan 75
Belmont Abbey 63, Mount Olive 61

Thursday’s semifinals
#4 North Greenville at #1 Emmanuel
#6 Chowan at #2 Belmont Abbey

Sunday championship
at highest remaining seed

College women’s basketball

Belmont Abbey 82, Lees-McRae 47: The Lady Crusaders won their 16th straight to improve to 20-2 as Irelynn Davisson tied her career-high with 20 points. Allie Downing and Maria Kuhlman added 10 points each for the Abbey, which hosts King on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the conference tournament semifinals.

Here are the league’s tournament pairings and results:

Tuesday’s quarterfinals
Belmont Abbey 82, Lees-McRae 47
King 81, North Greenville 52
Mount Olive 63, Emmanuel 59
Barton 82, Chowan 58

Thursday’s semifinals
#4 King at #1 Belmont Abbey, 5 p.m.
#6 Mount Olive at #2 Barton

Sunday championship
at highest remaining seed