east lincoln basketball

East Lincoln’s Bean, Self named conference players of the year


East Lincoln’s basketball teams picked up top conference honors for players and coaches following their seasons. On the girls side, Madison Self was named Western Foothills 3A Player of the Year after averaging a double-double – 12.3 points and 10.9 rebounds – plus 2.5 steals per game. The 5-foot-11 junior posted 19 double-doubles in 29 games this season. Jason Otey shared […]

Breakdowns of 3rd round playoff matchups for Lake Noman-area basketball teams


Here are third-round matchups for Lake Norman-area schools, slated for Saturday, Feb. 26. The winners will advance to the regional semifinals on Tuesday, March 1.   4A Boys (10) North Meck vs. (18) W-S Mount Tabor Time: 7 p.m. Breakdown: North Meck returned from a rare playoff road game with a win over Alexander Central. The Vikings (25-4) continue their […]

Mustangs defend home court in first round of playoffs


DENVER – The boys and girls East Lincoln Mustangs basketball teams picked up victories on their home court in the first round of the 3A state playoffs Tuesday night. Boys Facing what could have been the final game of his career, East Lincoln senior Logan Craig delivered the heroics in a 65-55 overtime victory over the West Rowan Falcons. Down […]

PHOTOS: East Lincoln girls, Hickory boys win conference championships

East Lincoln splits with Hickory in conference hoops championships

Madison Self named Tournament MVP

DENVER – The East Lincoln girls basketball team completed an unbeaten run against conference competition with a 50-48 win over Hickory in the Western Foothills 3A championship. Madison Self recorded her 17th double-double of the season with an 18-point, 15-rebound performance en route to becoming tournament MVP. The junior forward scored 41 points over three games this week. Hickory (17-8) […]

PHOTOS: East Lincoln sweeps Knights in regular-season finale

Games to Watch – Mooresville goes through ‘Cats for GM4 crown; Vikings in rare position


Friday, Feb. 11 Hough at Hopewell (girls) Time: 6 p.m. Breakdown: Hopewell (15-8) is among the likely wild card spots in the 4A state playoffs, and hope to secure that position with a win over Hough (7-15). The Titans have had a tough slate the last two weeks, falling to North Meck twice as well as Chambers, but they have fared […]

Games to Watch – CSD, North Meck squads look to avenge losses to first-place teams


Friday, Feb. 4 East Lincoln at St. Stephens (boys) Time: 8 p.m. Breakdown: East Lincoln is scheduled to play its third game in four days when it travels to northern Catawba County. The Mustangs (18-3) suffered their first Western Foothills loss Wednesday to Hickory, following a three-win week Jan. 25-28, capped off by a 45-point win over winless West Iredell. […]

Stellar seasons aligning for both Mustangs hoops squads


DENVER – East Lincoln Mustangs basketball has become synonymous with success, and while there’s a decade’s-worth of evidence to support that claim, never has it been more apparent than this season. Both varsity teams – the guys and girls – have lost just twice since the season started days before Thanksgiving. Now, with less than a month remaining before postseason […]

Mustangs stun Lincolnton at overtime buzzer


LINCOLNTON – The East Lincoln Mustangs made the short trek to Lincolnton Wednesday night and returned home with hoops bragging rights over their county rivals. The nightcap between the boys varsity teams delivered another instant classic in a rivalry that’s produced countless thrilling finishes over the years. This time it was Keandre Walker’s layup at the overtime buzzer that snatched […]