Boys basketball

The Crusaders (16-13) advanced to the Mid-Carolina Conference Tournament final winning at home Thursday night.

Grace Christian led 48-47 going to the fourth quarter.

Ma’kyi Butler led the Crusaders with 20 points while Jesse Mitchell scored 19 and Rarquan Simmons scored 13 points.

Grace Christian played Community Christian in the final last night.

The Cyclones pulled away after an even first half, from a 22-22 halftime score, and beat Lee Christian in the Mid-Carolina Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

The Falcons (7-8) will wait to see if they get a spot into the NCISAA State Tournament which will start next week.

Cary Christian won at O’Neal in the Falcons’ regular-season finale Wednesday night.

O’Neal (6-9) awaits word on the NCISAA State Tournament with the state first round set for Tuesday.

Girls basketball

Wheatmore won a PAC 7 game at Jordan-Matthews (1-7, 1-7) Thursday night. Jordan-Matthews will play at Wheatmore at 6 p.m. Monday.

Cary Christian beat O’Neal (12-2, 4-0 Triangle-Triad Athletic) in the regular-season finale for O’Neal on Wednesday evening.

Ashanti Fox led O’Neal with 24 points and Caelan McHarney had a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 11 steals for the Falcons.

O’Neal ends the season as the TTAC champion and will be in the NCISAA 2A State Tournament, which starts Tuesday.

Boys soccer

The Patriots (6-0, 6-0) fought off Jack Britt to stay atop the Sandhills Athletic Conference on Wednesday night.

Johnny Grgurevic and Isaac Lopez scored a goal each for the Patriots. Ethan Howery and Gerald Ofosu had one assist each. Cohen Williams made three saves in goal for the Patriots.

Pinecrest will host Hoke County at 7 p.m. Monday.