Southern Lee 6, Western Harnett 4
Pinecrest 6, Lee County 3
Middle Creek 7, Lee County 1
After two postponements, the Yellow Jackets finally got their baseball campaign underway but did so against the defending 4A state champion at Middle Creek (2-1, 1-0) Monday night.
Both Grace Christian junior varsity basketball teams won tournament championships to go with their season titles, doing so on the Crusader home court to boot, as the Carolina Christian Conference JV finals were held Friday afternoon.
Southern Lee 55, Douglas Byrd 53
Cavalier forward Justin McKinnon made a lay-up at the buzzer to give Southern Lee a victory on the road at Douglas Byrd Friday night.
Southern Lee 75, Union Pines 61
Cavalier center Justin McKinnon scored a team-high 17 points leading Southern Lee (10-9, 7-2) in a Cape Fear Valley win over the visiting Vikings Tuesday night.
Chatham Central 51, South Stanly 30
106 - Cody Shields (S) p. Mario Lopez 1:54, 113 - James Dagget (C) p. Christian Honeycutt 1:54, 120 - Patrick Cruz (S) p. Bradley Harms 0:33, 126 - Mack Shehee (C) p. Daniel Helms 2:57
One night after becoming Grace Christian's all-time leading scorer, junior guard Anna Murr surpassed 2,000 points for her Crusader career as the Lady Crusaders beat city rival Lee Christian for the second time this season, winning 47-24.
Lee Christian raised donations and prayer to fight cancer with its second annual Hoops for Hope Night Monday night, so the quadruple-header of hoops was a certain success, even if the visitors from Crossroads Christian spoiled part of the evening for the home side.
Lee Christian School will give its Second Annual Hoops for Hope Night a second shot Monday with a quadruple-header of basketball tipping off at 3:30 p.m.
Grace Christian 56, Cape Fear Christian 40
The Lady Crusaders improved to 9-0 in the Carolina Christian Conference behind 29 points by junior Anna Murr at Cape Fear Christian Tuesday night.
Lee Christian will host an exciting quadruple-header of hoops Thursday evening. The most meaningful results of the night however won't be how the Falcons finish on the scoreboard.
Lee County 53, Holly Springs 48
The Yellow Jackets built a 29-17 lead by halftime and held on for back-to-back Tri-Nine Conference victories this week, edging visiting Holly Springs Friday night.
Northwood 57, Raleigh Charter 30
The Chargers (7-5, 4-1) led 9-2 after one quarter and rolled to a 45-20 lead through three quarters for a Carolina 12 Conference win at Raleigh Charter Tuesday night.
Lee County 55, Middle Creek 52 - OT
The Yellow Jackets (3-2, 2-1) rallied with a 17-10 advantage in the fourth quarter to force overtime, with a 45-45 score through regulation, then win, in a Tri-Nine Conference game at Middle Creek (4-3, 1-1) Tuesday night.
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.
After a one-season break from being conference rivals, city neighbors Grace Christian and Lee Christian clashed on Lee Christian’s home court Friday night.
Grace Christian 57, O'Neal 51
The Crusaders (6-3) beat O'Neal (2-3) for the second time in a week, winning in Southern Pines Tuesday night.
By the last couple minutes of Monday night's girls basketball contest at Lee Christian, defending NCHSAA 2A state champion Jordan-Matthews (5-0) had an easy victory in hand. The Lady Jets pulled away in the second half, finding enough offense to break up a defensive struggle for a 43-23 win.