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
Wednesday, Feb. 26
NCHSAA State Tournament second round
With his senior baseball season still to play, and a season in which the Crusaders will be looking to build on major strides from last spring, Grace Christian senior Aaron Ayers signed to keep
No. 3-seeded Halifax Academy (22-2) rallied from six points down at halftime to top No. 2 Grace Christian (24-3), 60-56, in the semifinals of the NCISAA 1A State Tournament Friday night at Forsyth Country Day School.
NCISAA 1A State Tournament - semifinal
No. 3 Halifax Academy 60, No. 2 Grace Christian 56
No. 2-seeded Grace Christian (24-2) advanced into the state semifinals with a 70-42 rout over No. 7 Hobgood Academy Thursday night in the NCISAA 1A State Tournament at Calvary Baptist Day School.
NCISAA 1A State Tournament quarterfinal
No. 2 Grace Christian 70, No. 7 Hobgood Academy 42
Grace Christian 78, Cape Fear Christian 73 - OT
West Montgomery at Chatham Central - 2 p.m.
Southern Lee at Lee County - 2:30 p.m.
Union Pines at Gray’s Creek - 4:30 p.m.
Western Harnett at Cleveland - 6 p.m.
Corinth Holders at Triton - 7 p.m.
Lee County will host Southern Lee for a varsity basketball doubleheader Saturday afternoon, with the girls game tipping off at 1 p.m. and the boys game at 2:30 p.m.
Grace Christian senior Anna Murr earned a spot on the Carolina Christian Conference's all-conference girls basketball team for the fourth consecutive season as the conference's regular season concluded last week with the Lady Crusaders (22-2, 9-1) and Northwood Temple sharing the CCC championship.
Zach Boggs poured in 28 points leading Grace Christian to a 65-47 victory over visiting Cape Fear Christian in the regular-season finale for the Crusaders Friday night.
Grace Christian celebrated its senior night Friday as the Lady Crusaders won a share of the Carolina Christian Conference championship with a 70-46 win over Cape Fear Christian.
Grace Christian (12-11, 6-4) dominated visiting county-rival Lee Christian for an 80-33 boys basketball win Thursday night.
Grace Christian (21-2, 8-1) overwhelmed visiting Lee Christian, 64-27, in a girls basketball contest Thursday night.
Cardinal Gibbons at Northwood - 3 p.m.
Southern Lee at Gray's Creek - 4:30 p.m.
Grace Christian typically tries outrunning its opponents on the basketball court. On Friday night versus conference-leading Northwood Temple, and its college-sized frontcourt, the host Crusaders tried patience.
Grace Christian's girls basketball team led throughout the last three quarters to avenge a defeat from earlier this season, and hand Northwood Temple its first Carolina Christian Conference loss, Friday night inside Torgerson Gymnasium.
Friday, Jan. 31
Grace Christian's girls basketball squad ran its winning streak to eight Friday night with a 64-31 rout over visiting Wake Christian.
Union Pines 79, Westover 51
Lee County 68, Gray's Creek 50
Grace Christian 63, North Moore 62
Union Pines 65, Gray's Creek 39