Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mustangs lose, Hopewell advances

Throughout the night, we'll have updates from the Western regionals in Greensboro.

4A Boys, Mount Tabor 72, Myers Park 50: Myers Park was down five at halftime, but scored only 14 points in the first 13 minutes, 32 seconds of the second half. By then, Mount Tabor had stretched its lead to as many as 25 points. Myers Park was trying to reach the state final since 1966. Tabor will play Hopewell Saturday, trying to reach its first state final.

3A Girls: Gastonia Forestview 78, Concord 64: Forestview jumped on Concord early and won easy. Forestview led 48-28 at halftime, eliminating the defending 3A champs and advancing to Staurday's N.C. 3A state semifinal. Shannon Smith had 34 for the Jaguars, whose boys and girls teams are now in the semifinal round.

4A Boys: Hopewell 58, Ardrey Kell 50: Hopewell's 11-0 run to start the third quarter erases Kell's eight-point lead and got the Titans back in the game. Kell made a push late, but made only two of its last 12 shots.
After shooting 28 percent in the first half, Hopewell shot 61.5 percent in the third quarter and 54.5 percent in the second half. Brandyn Curry had 17 points and six rebounds for Hopewell, which reaches its first-ever N.C. 4A regional championship Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. At 4 p.m., the Titans (28-0) will meet either Mount Tabor or Myers Park for the right to advance to Chapel Hill and the N.C. 4A state championship game.
Cameron McQueen led Kell (21-9) with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Justin Cheek had 14 points and 3 rebounds.

3A Girls, Skyland Roberson 68, Statesville 45: Statesville shot 27 percent and was never in the game. Star guard Keyrra Gillespie, signed to Clemson, had 19 points and 10 rebounds but 12 turnovers. Maria Young had 21 for Roberson which will play Concord or Gastonia Forestview in Saturday's 3A Western regional final

Miles Lawrence’s 3-pointer with 21 seconds left gave the Golden Lions a victory in a deliberate-paced game at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center on Thursday.
Shelby (27-2) will play the East Lincoln in the regional final at noon Saturday.
The Golden Lions, trailing 42-40 with one minute left, got two offensive rebounds to set up Lawrence’s 3-pointer. West Caldwell (22-7) had a chance to win, but missed two shots in the final five seconds.
Lawrence led Shelby with 11 points, and Eric Mayo had nine points and six rebounds. West Caldwell’s K.J. Jones scored a game-high 19, including three 3-pointers. Shaquan Fogle added eight points and eight rebounds.

2A boys: East Lincoln 46, Ashe County 39
Keith Rendleman scores 19 points and grabs 10 rebounds as East Lincoln (27-4) wins its 23rd in a row. East held off a late push from Ashe County (25-4) despite struggling from the free throw line.
Ahead 42-39, East missed two front ends of one-and-one bonus situations. WIth 15.9 seconds left, Austin Davis made two free throws to seal the game.
Ashe County 7 15 11 6 -- 39
East Lincoln 12 9 12 13 -- 46
ASHE COUNTY 39 -- Holman 2, Tammy Spagnolo 14, Tatum Lemly 14, Wells 8, Hamm 1
EAST LINCOLN 46 -- Keith Rendleman 19, Spear 7, Davis 5, Sydney 6, Bethea 2, Decaro 7