PREP NOTEBOOK: Red Devils top Trojans on mat

Newton-Conover defeated Bandys in a match-up of top-ranked wrestling teams in the conference, 40-17.

The Red Devils improve to 36-2 on the season and 5-0 in the Catawba Valley 2A, while Bandys falls to 12-11 overall and 3-1 in the CVAC.

Maiden 48, West Caldwell 36
106: Ben Mayo (M) pin Grant Barnette
113: Gavin Thomas (M) pin Michael Lowe
120: Aaron Upton (W) win by forfeit
126: Jacob Hewitt (M) win by forfeit
132: Bradley Webb (M) win by forfeit
138: Ethan Steward (M) pin Kenneth Bentley
145: Matt Wooten (W) pin Gage Isaac
152: Daquan Suddreth (W) pin Tristan Yates
160: Richard Kerekes (M) pin Grayson Barnette
170: Evan Spears (M) pin Caleb Wooten
182: Brett Carlile (M) win by forfeit
195: Kaleb Houck (W) win by forfeit
220: Guillermo Solis (W) pin Christian Hammonds
285: Cody Pritchard (W) pin Taylor Thornburg

Maiden 50 Lincolnton 18
106: Ben Mayo (M) pin TJ Steele
113: Gavin Thomas (M) pin TJ Queen
126: Jacob Hewitt (M) dec Mikhail Publico
132: Bradley Webb (M) win forfeit
138: Ethan Steward (M) maj dec Tanner Cantrell
145: Chad Smith (L) pin Tristan Yates
152: John Partin (M) dec Tyler Albright
160: Richard Kerekes (M) pin Quinlin Turner
170: Evan Spears (M) pin Matt Cabe
182: Brett Carlile (M) pin Landon Crowe
195: William Brown (L) win by forfeit
220: Taylor Thornburg (M) maj dec Nolan Shrum
285: Hunter Cline (L) win by forfeit

St. Stephens 40 South Caldwell 27
106: Zack Berkey (SS) pin Logan Yount
113: Blake Rogers (SS) tech. fall Jace Kemper, 15-0
120: Bradley Bader (SS) maj. dec. Chancie Cannon, 13-5
126: Chris Hunt (SS) pin Scott Cameron
132: Ryan Oxford (SC) dec. Hunter Schronce, 6-3
138: Ian Martin (SS) maj. dec. Sean Faro, 10-2
145: Hunter McNeil (SC) pin Sergio Mendolia
152: Zach Fincannon (SS) dec. Cameron Chapman, 7-4
160: Jake Maris (SC) maj. dec. Dakota Wallis 15-5
170: Warren Boyett (SS) pin Cody Bowman
182: Blayden Tucker (SC) maj. dec. Cody Yelton, 27-14
195: David Crouch (SC) pin Quay
220: Devin Potter (SC) maj. dec. Dale Huffman, 11-1
285: Dillon Lominac (SS) win by forfeit

Other prep wrestling scores:
Fred T. Foard 41, Alexander Central 26
South Iredell 36, Bunker Hill 34

Girls prep basketball

Alexander Central 68, Fred T. Foard 48

The Lady Tigers fell behind 22-7 early before dropping a pivotal Northwestern 3A/4A game against the Lady Cougars on Tuesday.

Madi Sudderth scored 21 points to lead Alexander Central (15-4, 7-1), while Kelsie Rhyne and Sara Ferguson added 12 points apiece.

Brooke Robinson guided Foard with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Chelsea Turner added 15 points in the Foard loss.

Other girls prep scores
South Iredell 52, Bunker Hill 35
West Caldwell 51, Maiden 48
South Caldwell 48, St. Stephens 21

Boys prep basketball

Alexander Central 48, Fred T. Foard 41

The Cougars (14-5, 7-1) remain near the top of the NWC standings with a victory against the Tigers (11-8, 1-7).

Tyler Crouch netted a team-high 14 points for Alexander Central, while Nathan Birkedal added nine points. Alex Alyer also had a near double-double with eight points and nine boards.

Jordan Turner scored a game-high 18 points for Foard, including six three-point baskets. Brice Falgout added 10 points for the Tigers.

Other boys prep scores
West Caldwell 77, Maiden 59
Bunker Hill 56, South Iredell 49
South Caldwell 69, St. Stephens 65