East Lincoln Mustangs 80
Newton-Conover Red Devils 50

East Lincoln outscored Newton-Conover 43-22 in the 1st half and cruised in the second to win by a score of 80-50 in the South Fork 2A Conference game Friday night in Conover.

The Mustangs had four players in double figures, led by junior, Justin Kuthan, who had a game and team high 26 points and 7 rebounds, followed by senior, John Bean, who had 17 points and 5 assists, while senior, Sidney Dollar, had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, and junior, Myles Adams, added 11 points.

Keenan Guerry was the lone Red Devil in double figures with 12 points.

The Mustangs will be in action Tuesday night at home against the West Lincoln Rebels in the first round of the South Fork 2A Conference Tournament.

Quarter/ Final:                1          2           3         4       Total

East Lincoln                   20        23        25       12        80

Newton-Conover           7          15        12       16        50

East Lincoln (13-1, 22-2): Sidney Dollar 14, Myles Adams 11, John Bean 17, Allden Horne 5, Justin Kuthan 26, Ben Zirkle 0, Petey Nichols 2, Ethan Staples 2, Jeremiah Jones 3

Newton-Conover (8-6, 14-10): Maverick Davis 5, Keagan Covington 2, Brandon Johnson 5, Trey Kennedy 7, Micah Haynes 4, Matt Martinez 7, Jahiem McCathern 6, Keenan Guerry 12, Qualene Noell 0, Nate Chapman 0, Drew Danner 2

Of Note: With the win tonight and the Lincolnton Wolves upset win over the Maiden Blue Devils, the Mustangs win the outright South Fork 2A Conference Championship for the second year in a row and finish with a record of 13-1.  The Mustangs have won 14 of their last 15 games.