With Brooke Strickland’s 20 points leading four Lady Crusaders in double-figure scoring, Grace Christian cruised to a 66-26 win at city rival, and starting Friday night, Carolina Christian Conference rival, Lee Christian.
Six Lady Crusaders scored goals as Grace Christian (12-1, 6-0), winning for the third time in four afternoons, finished a busy week with an 8-1 win over visiting Northwood Temple in a Carolina Christian Conference soccer match on Friday.
Aaron Ayers pitched four shutout innings and Micah Welborn led Grace Christian's slugging with four RBI as the Crusaders (9-7, 5-1) beat visiting Northwood Temple 15-0 in five innings in a Carolina Christian Conference game Friday afternoon.
Gray's Creek 3, Southern Lee 1 - 8 innings
Northwood 7, Cedar Ridge 1
Northwood 3, Granville Central 0
Grace Christian made it three straight wins on the baseball diamond Thursday afternoon, notching runs in five of six frames in an 8-4 win versus Hickory Christian (6-2).
Northwood 10, Cardinal Gibbons 6
Lee County 314, Union Pines 323, Southern Lee 324, Terry Sanford 336, Gray's Creek 379, Westover and Douglas Byrd no score
Monday, March 31
Southeast Raleigh at Harnett Central - 4 p.m.
Union Pines at North Moore - 7 p.m.
Lee County at Westover - 7 p.m.
Purnell Swett at Pinecrest - 7 p.m.
Grace Christian's girls soccer team improved to a 7-0 record Friday afternoon. The Lady Crusaders, attested by their head coach Chris Pratt, also got the toughest half they've faced all season thanks to city rival Lee Christian.
Jordan-Matthews 2, Graham 0
Southern Lee 12, Westover 2
Grace Christian head coach Chris Pratt spent a few stretches of the first half letting Madison Bolen, his standout midfielder, know she was being too unselfish.
Union Pines 2, Southern Lee 1
Monday, Mar. 17
Chatham Charter at Lee Christian - 4:30 p.m.
On one sunny field Friday afternoon at Grace Christian, everything went according to plan for the Lady Crusaders, while on a second field on the campus, nothing went well for the home team.
Southern Lee 11, Douglas Byrd 10
Southern Lee rallied from a 10-3 deficit
With the Most Valuable Offensive Player honor at the National Association of Christian Athletes National Tournament two weeks ago, Anna Murr finished an all-conference, all-state and All-American basketball career at Grace Christian.
Sunday, Mar. 9
Women's basketball - Big South Conference Tournament final at Conway, S.C. - TBA
Grace Christian seniors Anna Murr and Karinda Farrant will be teammates for one last basketball game today for the East team in the inaugural 2014 Upward North Carolina Private School All-Star Basketball Game.
Grace Christian 3, Kerr-Vance Academy 2
Grace Christian completed its girls basketball season winning three of four games and finishing runner-up at the National Association of Christian Athletes National Championship last week in Tennessee.
Overhills 12, Western Harnett 6
Local high school basketball fans should make plans to join WBFT TV 46 Sports for “Applebee’s Full Court Press” the next two Monday nights, March 3 and 10 at 7 each night, as the Applebee’s Lee County Player of the Year will be decided.
NCHSAA 3A State Tournament third round
- Union Pines 62, Rocky Mount 56