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Lake Norman’s boys basketball team refused to give one task priority over another IN what amounts to its busiest week of the 2020 segment of the season’s split-year schedule.
Over the course of a three-night span as part of a spree of a trio of appearances on tap during a four-evening span, the Wildcats banked back-to-back road wins by following similar patterns to extend an overall three-game winning streak.
Lake Norman pulled free from a tight game at the intermission break to down cross-town arch rival and fellow I-Meck Conference member Mooresville, 74-51, before overcoming a halftime deficit to defeat non-league foe West Rowan, 74-64, to remain unbeaten for the ’20 portion of regular-season play.
The Wildcats headed back into action owning a 9-4 overall record that included a 3-1 standard to show for all games counting in the I-Meck ranks.
At nearby Mooresville to also get the ball rolling on that particular home-and-home season series set, the Wildcats sat nervously on a mere 31-29 edge at the game’s midway mark before making a charge immediately following the halftime break. Lake Norman broke out into a 26-7 spurt during the course of third period play alone, a surge that by all practical means staked it to the comfortable cushion. The Wildcats maintained their distance during the fourth for the final margin to assure a no worse than a split of the season’s series.
In so doing, the Wildcats were paced by the game-high total of 19 points by junior guard Cam Kepley that served to captain a crew of as many as three teammates with double-digit totals
qChristian Taylor finished with 18 points, while Bryan King added 11.
For Mooresville, it picked up 13 points from K.C. Shaw and gathered in an additional 10 points courtesy of Dominic Adams.
Against West Rowan in a non-conference affair rescheduled from earlier in the season, Lake Norman made up ground over the course of second-half play to make the trip worthwhile when dealing the Falcons the 74-64 defeat.
Trailing by a 30-27 count at the break, the Wildcats regrouped to tack on advantages during each second half quarter to rebound and notch the 10-point verdict.
They collected a game-high 19 points from junior forward Seth Aeschliman used to top a trio of twin-figure scorers. Also for the Wildcats, Jack Edmonson netted 15 points, and Kepley chipped in with 13.
Lake Norman headed back into play against I-Meck foe Vance High, with results from that match-up posted too late to be included in this edition. The Wildcats hit the road to take on league member Hopewell Tuesday night.