Wednesday’s roundup: High school soccer and high school and college basketball

By Richard Walker

East Lincoln hasn’t lost a regular season high school soccer match since Nov. 24, 2018.

Rival Lincolnton came close on a rainy Wednesday night at Lincolnton’s Battleground Stadium, but Landon Graden’s game-winner on his first career goal in the second overtime period allowed the Mustangs to escape with a 2-1 victory.

Graden’s goal was assisted by Blake Swanson as East Lincoln improved to 2-0 entering Monday’s home game against North Lincoln. Luke Felts scored on a Jackson Thrap assist for the first goal.

Shelby 10, R-S Central 1: The Golden Lions (2-0) visits Chase on Monday.

Lake Norman Charter 3, North Lincoln 1

High school boys basketball
Lake Norman Charter 71, North Lincoln 63

High school girls basketball
East Lincoln 61, Lincolnton 35

Lake Norman Charter 57, North Lincoln 22

College men’s basketball
The Big South Conference announced on Wednesday that Gardner-Webb will now be hosting High Point on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. The previously scheduled Gardner-Webb at Radford games for the same days will be rescheduled.

College women’s basketball
The Charlotte 49ers games at Florida International, scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within the Panthers’ program. Instead of heading to Miami, Charlotte will switch its away schedule and now play on the same dates at Western Kentucky for 5 p.m. games on Friday and Saturday.