↑Cam Hamilton, Vance: Scored his 1,00th career point in a win over Harding Wednesday.
↔West Lincoln-Lincolnton basketball: The teams’ game, scheduled for Dec. 13, has been moved to Dec. 30 at Lincolnton. Varsity girls start at 6:15 p.m.
↑West Stanly boys: beat Anson Senior 63-57 Wednesday to improve to 7-0. Anson’s Ervin Bennett had another huge game in the loss (28 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals).
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↑Independence girls: Patriots got first conference win in three years Tuesday. On Wednesday, Independence beat Uwharrie Carter 68-19. That’s the most points Independence has scored in nine years. Progress under coach Lauren Galvani, daughter of North Meck coach Duane Lewis. Also, Independence has its first two-game win streak since 2012.
Wednesday’s Big 5 Performances
Kamil Chapman, Fort Mill Comenius: 32 points in a 79-72 win over Liberty Heights. Comenius is 5-2.
Destiny Johnson, East Lincoln girls: 34 points, nine steals, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks in a 77-37 win over North Lincoln.
Jalen O’Neal, Concord: sophomore had 19 points, 12 rebounds in a one-point loss to Hickory Ridge.
Brian Stanley, Christ The King: 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists -- plus two made free throws with one second left in a 55-54 win over Davidson Day. Scott Harvey added 15 points, eight rebounds.
Hunter Tyson, Piedmont: 27 points, 12 rebounds in a 58-44 win over Parkwood (2-5). Piedmont is 4-2.
Vance 70, Harding 55: Vance outscored Harding 24-9 in the third quarter to bust the game open. Justin Freeman (19 points, six rebounds) led the Cougars. Brian Ross had 23 for Harding and Arvydas Jones added 12.
Central Cabarrus girls 81, Mount Pleasant 52: Hampton signee Mahaley Holit had 17 points and seven assists in the win, where she scored her 1,500th career point. Freshman Nevaeah Brown came off the bench to finish with 16 points and eight rebounds for Central.
Forsyth Country Day 63, Charlotte Country Day 54: Forsyth’s Chase Splitter (18 points) and junior point guard Tripp Greene (17) led Forsyth to the N.C. Independent Schools 3A non-conference win. Sophomore Alex Tabor had 17 to lead the Bucs (4-5).
Forsyth Country Day girls 58, Charlotte Country Day 53: The Bucs (3-5) fell to Forsyth (8-3) but got strong games from Grace Gach (13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists), Katie Batten (10 points, seven rebounds, three blocks), Kennedy Grier (14 points, three rebounds) and Charlotte Pedlow (10 points, six assists, four rebounds). Forsyth got 16 points each from Gabby Kozlowski and Tori Huggins.
HICKORY RIDGE 76, CONCORD 75 OT -- Hickory Ridge (5-0, 3-0 South Piedmont 3A) remained unbeaten beating a regional power on the road. Eli Cupples had 21 points, Cameron Wimbush 15, Nick Ruggiero 16 and Jarren Cottingham 12 for Hickory Ridge’s balanced attack. Sophomore Jalen O’Neal had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Concord.
Hickory Ridge girls 74, Concord 29: Junior Sherise Jones had 14 points, 10 rebounds in an easy win as Hickory Ridge remained unbeaten.
North Gaston 64, Cherryville 53: Senior Tommy McNeal had 18 points for North Gaston (4-1), which busted open a tie game with a 23-12 push in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Drew Shaw had a career-high 14 for North, which opens Big South conference play at Hunter Huss next week. Tre Lockhart (13 points), Jaiden Hunt (12) and Nathan Jeffers (12) led Cherryville.
Parkwood girls 54, Piedmont 41: Kennedie Gaither had 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the win. Teammate Baylee Morton added 15 points, 14 rebounds.