Lee County was the host in the final game of the Yellow Jacket Holiday Basketball Classic Monday night.
Lee County's defense held Western Harnett to no more than six points in a quarter and the Yellow Jackets earned the shot to defend their Yellow Jacket Holiday Basketball Classic title on Monday night with a 45-23 semifinal win Saturday night.
Lee County's girls basketball team bounced back quickly and in a big way Saturday afternoon in its Holiday Basketball Classic.
Western Harnett 63, East Bladen 58
Lee County is the reigning boys champ of its annual Yellow Jacket Holiday Basketball Classic. The Yellow Jackets took the first step in defending the title with a 60-49 victory over Carrboro late Friday night.
After making a name for himself by leading the nation in rebounding last year at the junior college level playing for Wake Tech, Josh Mellete (Southern Lee)
Southern Lee's defense keyed the Cavalier football turnaround from three wins in 2013 to and 8-5 mark highlighted by a Brick City Bowl victory and reaching the second round of the state playoffs.
Malik Crawford and Robert Collins scored 20 points each as Union Pines hosted Lee County for an early-season, but key, Cape Fear Valley Conference game Thursday night.
Union Pines 69, Southern Lee 11
Both defending champs and both runners-up from last year’s tournament will be in the fields for the Yellow Jacket Holiday Basketball Classic Dec. 26, 27 and 29 at Lee County High School.
Junior point guard Shantel Bennett ran a clinic on the basketball court for Lee County Tuesday night.
Anna Murr (Grace Christian) is quickly making a name for herself at Truett-McConnell College.
Girls basketball - Lee County 60, Gray's Creek 38
Boys basketball - Gray's Creek 58, Lee County 33
Lee County's Jerry Pullum and Will Shoop and Southern Lee's Sergio Gardner and Ishois Times are the nominees for the Applebee's Player of the Year Award
Lee County 45, Athens Drive 39
Both Lee County varsity basketball squads continued their difficult early-season schedules at home Tuesday night. The idea, from the Yellow Jacket perspective, is to be ready for this Friday, when Cape Fear Valley action starts with a trip to Gray's Creek.
Jarrod Spears (Harnett Central) was one of the eight Lenoir-Rhyne football players who were selected last week for the 2014 NCAA Division II Daktronics All-Super Region 2 team.
WBFT-TV 46 will broadcast and Applebee's in Sanford will host the nominees for the Applebee's Player of the Year for the completed high school football season on Monday, followed by the presentation of the Applebee's Player of the Year Award live on Dec. 15.
Grace Christian 62, South Wake Sabres 55
Southern Lee 66, Western Harnett 49
Grace Christian 39, Fayetteville Academy 38 - 2OT
Chapel Hill 63, Lee County 52
Olivia Sturdivant (Lee County) and the Kennesaw State University women’s soccer team were presented the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award last week for the fourth year in a row and the fifth time in six years.
Western Harnett 51, Lee County 30
Lee Christian 51, Berean Baptist 47 - OT