Wednesday’s roundup: Abbey basketball pushed back again, Hinton’s NBA signing official and South Point volleyball milestone

By Richard Walker

For the fourth time this season, Belmont Abbey’s men’s basketball season opener was pushed back.

The Crusaders were to host UNC Pembroke but according to a UNC-P news release, “due to pending test results related to COVID-19, Wednesday evening’s men’s basketball contest between No. 22 UNC Pembroke and Belmont Abbey has been postponed. The decision was made in accordance with game interruption guidelines and COVID-19 testing protocols established by the NCAA, the Peach Belt Conference and Conference Carolinas.”

Belmont Abbey’s new season opener is slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday at UNC-Pembroke.

Belmont Abbey previously had games at home against Queens on Nov. 25 and games in The 49ers Tip-Off at Charlotte’s Halton on Nov. 28 and Nov. 30 cancelled or postponed.

Nate Hinton

Pro basketball
The Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday made it official that they had signed former Forestview High and Gaston Day School standout Nate Hinton to a free agent contract.
A 6-foot-5, 210-pound guard and 2018 Gaston Day School graduate, Hinton was signed to a two-way contract for the Mavericks NBA team and their G-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, in Frisco, Tex.
Hinton, who will wear No. 14, was undrafted out of the University of Houston during the Nov. 18 NBA Draft before reaching a contract agreement in the early morning hours of Nov. 19.

High school volleyball
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 (3-1, 2-1) in the Southwestern 2A match. Revels, a junior, also surpassed 1,000 career assists.
In the JV match, R-S Central beat the Red Raiders 2-1, dropping South Point’s record to 1-3 and 0-3.