Tuesday’s roundup: Crest boys, Ashbrook girls stay unbeaten in Big South, more high school and college results

By Richard Walker

The Crest boys basketball team and Ashbrook girls basketball team stayed unbeaten in Big South 3A Conference play Tuesday night.

Crest improved to 10-0 in the Big South and 10-1 overall with a 71-66 home win over visiting Hunter Huss. The victory clinched at least a share of Crest’s first league title since 2015.

It’s also the first time the Chargers have started 10-0 in conference play since 2001 and only the fifth they’ve done so in school history.

Crest, which visits North Gaston on Friday in its next game, won its first 10 conference games in 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977 and 2001; Crest also won or shared regular season conference titles in each of those seasons.

Ashbrook (8-0, 7-0) won 44-27 at second-place Kings Mountain as Kennette Bess scored 15 points and Madison Cole nine.

Kings Mountain (9-2, 8-2) was led by Saniya Wilson (19 points, 7 rebounds).

More high school boys basketball

Cherryville 75, Piedmont Charter 55: Austin Thompson (18 points, 10 rebounds), Lavonte Hughes (14 points, 15 assists, 4 steals), Landon Hahn (18 points, 4 steals), Jack Mulvey (12 points) and Carson Kelly (7 points) led Cherryville, which has won five of its last six games and hosts Highland Tech on Friday.

Christ the King 76, Bessemer City 71: Randall Pettus (34 points, 8 assists, 6 steals), Keyshawn Adams (21 points, 4 rebounds) and Jameer Holmes (11 rebounds) led Bessemer City.

East Gaston 56, Chase 48

East Lincoln 49, Bandys 30: Logan Craig scored 13 points and Jeremiah Jones 10 for East Lincoln (8-3), which hosts Maiden on Friday.

Thomas Jefferson d. Highland Tech by forfeit

Kings Mountain 68, Ashbrook 44

Mountain Island Charter 53, Bradford Prep 21

Cramer 60, North Gaston 55: Justin Rocquemore (17 points), Owen Sloan (13 points, 2 steals) and Eja Brice (10 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks) led Cramer (1-10, 1-8), which hosts Ashbrook on Friday. North Gaston was led by Dylan Stewart’s 17 points.
North Gaston won the JV game 42-36 behind Keymarian Murrell’s 17 points. Trevor Grigg had 17 for Cramer.

North Lincoln 70, Maiden 56

Shelby 90, Burns 73

South Point 88, East Rutherford 52: Ayden Baker scored 29 points, Colby Feezell 20 and Garret Hunt 16 for South Point.

More high school girls basketball

Bessemer City 37, Christ the King 34: Janiya Adams (23 points, 8 steals), Daejah Hardin (7 points) and Imani Rhodes (13 rebounds) led Bessemer City.

East Gaston 62, Chase 19

East Lincoln 53, Bandys 51

Thomas Jefferson d. Highland Tech by forfeit

Mountain Island Charter 56, Bradford Prep 42

North Gaston 43, Cramer 38: Mallory Canup had 15 points and Bailey Perry 11 for North Gaston and Reece Wolfe had a game-high 26 points and Ranija Hamilton eight for Cramer (1-9, 0-8), which hosts Forestview on Thursday.

Maiden 61, North Lincoln 49

Shelby 72, Burns 30

East Rutherford 60, South Point 18: Lexi Birtwistle (14 points, 8 rebounds) and Lilly Gregory (14 rebounds) led South Point.

Lincolnton 28, West Lincoln 15

College women’s field hockey
Belmont Abbey 3, Mount Olive 0: Julianna Smith registered her first career solo shutout and three different Crusaders scored in the season-opener at Alumni Field. The Abbey plays again at Queens on Feb. 19.

College men’s tennis
Augusta 4, Belmont Abbey 3: Andres Golindano and Kai Lloveras got their Belmont Abbey college careers started with singles victories in a season-opening loss. The Abbey meets Carson-Newman and Tennessee Wesleyan on Saturday at Knoxville in its next matches.