Feb. 23—High school basketball heats up Tuesday, with High Point Christian's girls and boys basketball teams hosting NCISAA 3A semifinal games and NCHSAA teams playing first-round games. The NCISAA championship will be Saturday at the higher seed, while NCHSAA second-round games will be Thursday at the higher seeds.
NCHSAA first round
2A — East: 11 Trinity at 6 James Kenan, 6; West: 16 Ledford at 1 Hendersonville, 6
4A — West: 12 Glenn at 5 Page, 7
1A — West: 15 Bishop McGuinness at 2 Bessemer City, 6
2A — East: 13 Wheatmore at 4 Reidsville, 5; West: 16 Ledford at 1 West Stokes
3A — West: 15 Southwest Guilford at 2 Enka, 6
4A — West: 13 Ragsdale at 4 East Forsyth, 6
3A girls — 2 Concord Academy at 1 High Point Christian, 5; boys — Asheville Christian at 1 High Point Christian, 7
MOST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STARTS
Twelve games are slated for this week as the public school football season kicks off. The threat of bad weather has bumped Oak Grove's game at West Forsyth to Thursday at 7 p.m.
As of Monday afternoon, all other games are still scheduled for Friday — Ledford at Graham, 6; East Davidson at West Davidson, 6:30; Thomasville at Reidsville, 6:30; High Point Central at Southwest Guilford, 7, T.W. Andrews at Jordan-Matthews, 7; Bishop McGuinness at North Stokes, 7; Glenn at East Forsyth, 7; Trinity vs. South Stokes, 7, Wheatmore vs. Randleman, 7; Ragsdale vs. Davie County, 7:30; Southern Guilford at Western Guilford, 7:30.
HPU MEN'S SOCCER, GARDNER-WEBB
HIGH POINT — MD Myers scored two goals to lead High Point University men's soccer past Gardner-Webb on Sunday at Vert Stadium in its Big South Conference opener.
Sebastian Chalbaud and Alex Abril each scored once for the Panthers (2-0, 1-0), who led 2-0 at halftime. Chalbaud, Karson Kendall and Josh Dubost each had one assist.
Holden Trent made one save in goal as High Point outshot the Runnin' Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1) by a 13-8 margin.
The Panthers host Wofford on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
HPU WOMEN'S SOCCER, WINTHROP
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Sam Gerhart scored three goals to lift High Point University past Winthrop 3-0 on Sunday at Winthrop in its Big South Conference opener.
Skyler Prillaman chipped in two assists while Carsyn Gold had one for the Panthers (2-0, 1-0), who led 2-0 at halftime. Morgan Hairston made four saves as the Panthers led the Eagles (0-1, 0-1) by a 19-5 advantage in shots for the match.
High Point plays again Sunday at Campbell.
HPU WOMEN'S LACROSSE, NORTH CAROLINA
CHAPEL HILL — Top-ranked North Carolina defeated High Point University 19-5 in nonconference women's lacrosse Sunday at North Carolina.
Abby Hormes scored four goals for the Panthers (1-2). Ashley Britton scored one goal, while Mena Loescher had two assists. Sara Zeto had four saves and Jill Rall had one for High Point.
Jamie Ortega had four goals and two assists to highlight the Tar Heels (3-0), who scored the first eight goals of the match and led 12-1 at halftime.
The Panthers next play Friday at No. 10 James Madison.
HPU BASEBALL, BRYANT
HIGH POINT — High Point University took a one-run lead in the fifth, matched Bryant the rest of the way and won 3-2 on Sunday at Williard Stadium to close out their nonconference baseball series.
Justin Wilkins had two hits and an RBI to lead the Panthers (1-2). Adam Stuart had two hits and a run, while Sam Zayicek also had a hit and an RBI.
Chris Apecechea got the win in 1 1/3 innings of late relief for High Point, which scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings — answering Bryant (2-1) after it scored single runs in the sixth and eighth innings.
Brady Pearre scored the go-ahead run on a double-play in the eighth after the Panthers, who outhit Bryant 7-5, loaded the bases with no outs.
High Point plays again Friday-Sunday against UNCG at Truist Point.
HPU MEN'S, WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
BLACKSBURG, Va. — High Point University came away with nine top-five finishes Friday and Saturday in the Virginia Tech Challenge indoor track & field event in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Daniel Bogle placed second in the long jump (7.31m) and third in the 60m (6.95), while Freddie Allen III was third in the long jump (7.26m) and fourth in the 60m (7.01) to highlight the Panthers.
Also placing in the top five were: Alicia Dawson (long jump — third, 5.8m), Sydney Horn (pole vault — fourth, 4.19m), Nathalie Elliott (pole vault — fifth, 4.04m), Terris Burton (200m — fifth, 22.77) and Dekairi Brown (long jump — fifth, 7.11m).
High Point will compete in the Perry Palooza Early Bird Classic on Saturday at Vert Stadium.
THOMASVILLE — Davidson-Davie Community College defeated Sandhills Community College 96-82 in men's basketball Sunday in Brinkley Gym.
Javeon Jones scored 28 points and dished six assists to lead the Storm (8-1 overall, 7-0 conference), who outscored the Flyers 49-32 in the second half after trailing 50-47 at halftime.
Jaden Scriven added 14 points and nine rebounds, while Josh Dupree had 11 points and Na'Zae Baltimore had 10 points and six rebounds as DDCC shot 63% in the second half to reach 50% for the game. Sandhills shot 43% for the game.
The Storm, ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA DII men's basketball rankings, play again Wednesday at Fayetteville Tech.