Tuesday’s roundup: Cherryville stops win streak, Huss triple double, Crest 1,000-point scorer, prep basketball, college basketball and baseball

By Richard Walker

Former Burns High standout Zachary Wilson makes a throw during a Cleveland Community College baseball game earlier this season. [Cleveland Community College photo]
Cherryville High’s boys basketball team ended Lincoln Charter’s 30-game Southern Piedmont 1A Conference winning streak with an 80-70 road victory on Tuesday night.

Lavonte Hughes (21 point, 8 assists, 6 rebounds), Carson Kelly (20 point, 6 rebounds, 3 steals), Austin Thompson (13 points, 8 rebounds), Landon Hahn (11 points, 4 steals), Numarius Good (6 points) and Jack Mulvey (7 points) led Cherryville (9-4, 7-4), which hosts Piedmont Community Charter on Wedneday in a non-conference matchup between league rivals.

Lincoln Charter, which hadn’t lost to a league opponent since Feb. 1, 2019, fell to 11-2 overall and 10-1 in the conference.

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Gaston Day 81, Hickory Christian Academy 37: The Spartans won their first round NCISAA 2A playoff game.

Gaston Christian 52, Hickory Grove Christian 50: The Eagles won their first round NCISAA 3A playoff game.

Huss 84, Cramer 48: J.J. Moore (30 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists, 13 steals) had a triple-double to lead Huss (9-3, 8-3) to the Big South 3A Conference victory. Yau’Mell Scott (16 points, 8 rebounds), Ray Mackey (13 points) and Sincere Love (6 points, 12 rebounds) also had big games for the Huskies.
For Cramer (1-11, 1-9), Justin Rocquemore (11 points, 6 rebounds), Mike Downey (10 points, 2 blocks) and Mason Craig (8 rebounds, 6 assists) were the leaders.
Cramer won the JV game 49-45 in overtime. Trevor Gregg (12 points, 9 rebounds), Amari Littlejohn (11 points, 3 steals) and Damien Fernandez (7 points, 14 rebounds) led the Storm (5-8).

Crest 96, Burns 71: Mari Adams (31 points, 10 rebounds) became the 12th 1,000-point career scorer in school history for Crest (12-1, 11-0), which also got big games from Caleb Borders (23 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals), Jadin Merritt (18 points, 5 rebounds) and Ray Hall (13 points, 6 rebounds). Ryan Thompson had 14 points, LJ. Allen 13, Dorien Starnes 13 and Lamont Wilson 10 for Burns.

East Lincoln 76, West Lincoln 64: Logan Craig had 20 points, Drew Bean 12, Nyck Clarke 11 and Jeremiah Jones 11 for East Lincoln (10-3). Jordan Truesdale’s 20 points led West Lincoln (0-13).

Kings Mountain 85, Forestview 72: Travian Neely had 18 points, Camury Reid 14 and River Unsworth and Nathaniel Aguilar eight apiece for Forestview.

North Lincoln 73, Lincolnton 55: North Lincoln (11-2) clinched at least a share of its first conference title in school history.

Piedmont Charter d. Highland Tech by forfeit

Shelby 99, South Point 72

High school girls basketball

Huss 47, Cramer 34: Jamya Daniels had 20 points for Huss and Ranija Hamilton had 18 points and Reece Wolfe seven for Cramer.

Crest 56, Burns 53: Alexis Marshall had 22 points and Vaniyah Petty 12 for Crest. Tishiona Strong had 27 points and Maggie Earl 10 for Burns.

East Gaston 60, East Rutherford 36

Kings Mountain 62, Forestview 57: Saniya Wilson (27 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists), Andrea Melton (13 points, 2 steals) and Aaliyah Byers (8 points, 10 rebounds) led Kings Mountain. Myla Hoover (20 points 5 assists, 3 steals, 6 rebounds), Kendall Manning (14 points) and Jimena Vazquez (10 points, 8 rebounds) led Forestview.

Ashbrook 62, North Gaston 13: Shay Portee’s 17 points led Ashbrook.

Piedmont Charter d. Highland Tech by forfeit

High school boys soccer
Crest 1, Kings Mountain 0

College men’s basketball
Belmont Abbey 85, Chowan 79: Mario Lacy, Jr., had 18 points, L.J. McCoy 16, Quest Aldridge 13, Sean Halloran 11 and Chandler Baker 10 as the Crusaders improved to 12-4 overall and 10-3 in Conference Carolinas play.

College women’s basketball
Belmont Abbey 76, Chowan 61: Allie Downing led a group of five Belmont Abbey players to score in double figures to improve to 16-2 overall and 12-1 in conference play.

College baseball
Cleveland Community College update: The first-year Yetis are 2-2 entering this weekend’s games in Virginia Beach, Va.
Coach Gene Bowles’ team won its first game and its second win gave the Yetis their first win over a ranked team
Cleveland Community College knocked off Surry Community College 12-2 in its Jan. 30 season opener. On Feb. 10, the Yetis won 11-9 at Florence-Darlington Tech.
This weekend, Cleveland Community College plays doubleheaders each day; On Saturday, the Yetis play Bryant & Stratton at 11 a.m. and Lackawanna College at 1 p.m. and on Sunday, they play Lackawanna at 11 a.m. and Bryant & Stratton at 1 p.m.