Photo: emx__Wildcats sweep court clean in season series with Devils

The twosome of Lake Norman’s Clay Hodges and Mooresville’s K.C. Shaw wage an all-out duel for collection of a loose ball.

Lake Norman’s boys basketball team made sure to maintain the advantage over arch rival Mooresville’s on its side of the court.

The Wildcats completed the regular season’s home-and-home series set sweep over the cross-town nemesis Blue Devils with an 86-73 decision secured in large part during the middle-game segment of play.

As a result, Lake Norman exited the affair owning a 13-8 overall record that includes a 6-5 leger in the I-Meck Conference ranks.

As for Mooresville, the setback serving to keep it winless for the current 2020 portion of the season’s split-year schedule and knocked it to the 4-17 and 0-11 levels.

The Wildcats, closing out the pairs’ two-game series, overcame an early deficit and constructed a near 20-point cushion over the combined course of the second and third quarters used to bridge together the two halves that allowed them to complete the come-from-behind charge.

They emerged as a winner for the first time in their last three games and were spirited by the 30-point eruption posted by senior guard Jack Edmonson that easily garnered him the game’s overall high-scoring honors.

Also for the Wildcats, junior post presence Seth Aeschliman collected 12 points, while the duo of junior backcourt running mates Clay Hodges and Cam Kepley concluded the cast of the home team’s double-digit scorers with their matching outputs of 11 points apiece.

For Mooresville, it was carried by the 21 points netted from sophomore guard K.C. Shaw that topped a threesome of Blue Devils crafting twin-figure totals.

Christian Herring and Aavanth Ezhilan chimed in with contributions of 16 and 15 points.

Mooresville cornered a 16-11 lead through the first full period of play. Lake Norman countered by owning a 35-33 lead at the intermission break before pushing its command into double digits after three quarters. That allowed the Wildcats to keep their distance during the fourth frame as well. Still, it was a far different final from the 74-51 decision the Wildcats claimed over the Devils during the two teams’ first meeting held earlier this year.

Both ventured back into play.

Lake Norman embarked on its last road trip of the regular season when taking o Vance. Mooresville appeared in its next-to-last home game when hosting Hopewell. Results from both outings were posted too late to be included in this edition.

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