Thursday, February 25, 2010

East Lincoln forfeits first round win

The East Lincoln Mustangs boys' basketball team was forced to forfeit their first round win in the 2A NCHSAA tournament and ended their season early because of a ineligible player.

Coach Neil Hodges said in an e-mail that a player's physical had expired on Feb. 12. The team was not aware of this until Feb. 23 (the day after their first round game) and self-reported the case to the NCHSAA.

The Mustangs (19-8, 10-4 Southern Piedmont Conference) beat East Burke 76-60 on Monday and would have advanced to play Berry Academy in the second round.

Berry beat East Burke 72-29 last night.