When Union Pines lost its sophomore center, Stephanie Johnson, after she had scored 15 points in the first half at Lee County Thursday night, the Lady Vikings turned to two young guards the rest of the way.
Lee County (8-1, 3-0) outscored visiting Union Pines (4-5, 0-3) 43-22 in the second half to turn around a halftime deficit and take a Cape Fear Valley Conference win, 73-59, over the Vikings Thursday night.
Southern Lee and Lee County both had individual victors, while Terry Sanford won the girls meet and Union Pines won the boys meet, as the Cape Fear Valley's swim squads held their fourth meet of the season at Campbell University's Johnson Aquatic Center Tuesday night.
Carrboro 54, Lee County 52
Lee County head coach Burton Cates will be coaching North Carolina, along with one of his own Yellow Jackets, in Saturday afternoon's Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas - the oldest state vs. state high school all-star game.
Both Lee County varsity basketball squads prevailed at Douglas Byrd in Cape Fear Valley games Friday night.
Lee County 58, Douglas Byrd 49
Union Pines, the defending wrestling champ of the Cape Fear Valley Conference, showed conference newcomer Lee County what the Yellow Jackets has to shoot for in the new league Wednesday night
Southern Lee 60, Douglas Byrd 36
Gray's Creek (3-3, 1-0) won its third straight game and spoiled Lee County's girls basketball welcome into the Cape Fear Valley Conference with a 56-44 win Tuesday evening at Lee County.
Lee County's trapping defense led to two 8-0 runs in the first half, then a 16-2 blitz opening the second half to give the Yellow Jackets (6-0, 1-0) a 69-45 win over Gray's Creek
Lee County crusied to its second win of the season over Western Harnett, 69-40, Thursday night and the Yellow Jackets will take a 5-0 mark into their first-ever Cape Fear Valley Conference game, on their home court again Tuesday night versus Gray's Creek.
Sophomore guard Shantel Bennett scored 12 of her 23 points in the second quarter leading Lee County to pull away from and go on to beat visiting rival Western Harnett 53-40 Thursday night.
Lee County 52, Douglas Byrd 24
Lee County 51, Broughton 50
Lee County 51, Broughton 50
The Cape Fear Valley Conference released its all-conference football honors on Saturday.
Cape Fear Valley Conference
"When it's Duke versus Carolina, it's usually basketball," and that's from former Tar Heel football player and Sanford Central alum P.J. Gay.
Lee County 57, Reidsville 54
Lee County 39, Leesville Road 37
Grace Hunter scored 35 points to lead Athens Drive (1-0) to a 60-38 home win over Lee County (1-1) in girls’ basketball Friday night.
Dewaun McEachin scored 21 points to lead Lee County’s boys basketball team to a 55-38 win at former Tri-Nine mate Athens Drive, Friday night.
Wake Forest 17, Pinecrest 10
Lee County's defense troubled Western Harnett all night as the Yellow Jackets and Eagles met in the season-opener for both Tuesday night.