MARCH 2017 | M BASKETBALL
Winter Awards Winners 2017
Front Row: Cameron Dyer - JV Men's Coach's Award; Jamani Leeper - JV Men's Hustle Award; Kayleigh Shreffler - Ladies Varsity MVP; Dy'Air McCormick - Varsity Ladies Most Improved

Back Row: Niren Johal - Varsity Mr. Basketball; Moses Nueman - Varsity Men's Most Improved; Blake Zieske - 1,000 points scored; Jaelin Griffin - Varsity Ladies Coach's Award; Nick Muse - Varsity Men's MVP




FEBRUARY 2017| M BASKETBALL - PLAYOFFS ROUND 3

Freedom 82, South Point 75 — South Point led 45-42 in the third quarter after a run of four straight points by Moses Nueman, but the Patriots answered with a late 10-2 run to pull out the victory at home. The Red Raiders (17-11) hung around all game with the West's top seed, as neither team led by more than seven points until late in the fourth quarter.

The high-low combination in the post of Nueman and Nick Muse had a strong night, as Nueman led all scores with 24 and Muse finished with 20. Blake Zieske added 16.

Freedom (27-2) had five players in double figures, as Fletcher Abee led with 17, Alex Lineberger added 16, Jakari Dula scored 16 and Tobias Kanipe had 13. The Patriots host No. 12 seed Jay M. Robinson in the regional semifinal Tuesday.

Despite the loss, South Point had a historic season, as the Raiders tied a school record for wins and advanced to the Sweet 16 for only the third time in school history.



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South Point 60, Crest 52 — South Point High's storybook basketball season continued on Thursday as the Red Raiders tied two school records in a 60-52 N.C. Class 3A second-round playoff win over visiting Crest.

The Red Raiders (17-10) tied a school record for wins in a season while also advancing to the third Sweet 16 in school history. South Point previously won 17 games in the 1978-79 and 1979-80 seasons and advanced to Sweet 16s in 1990 and 2000.

"It feels good," Red Raiders coach Kody Kubbs said. "But we're not satisfied. We're not cutting down the nets because we're in the Sweet 16. We're looking to move on even farther."



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South Point 74, Jesse Carson 71 — When in doubt, pass the ball to Blake Zieske.

The formula had earned South Point its first home playoff game in the state 3A tournament since 2000. With the matchup with Jesse Carson on the line on Tuesday, Zieske delivered, both with clutch shots and timely passes as South Point held off a heated rally for a 74-71 victory.

“It was tough down to the end, but we got the result we wanted,” said Zieske, a junior whose 1,000th career point turned up the heat in a tight back-and-forth contest in an energetic gym.

The Red Raiders (16-10) will now host No. 28 seed Crest (who surprised No. 8 seed Statesville 69-67) in a second-round matchup at 7 p.m. Thursday.



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Lake Norman Charter 81, South Point 69 — A year ago this time, Lake Norman Charter was oh so close to sweeping the Big South 2A/3A Conference regular season and tournament titles.

But a late Ashbrook 3-pointer gave the Green Wave a 54-53 come-from-behind victory that left a bitter taste in the Knights' mouths that lasted until Friday night.

Even then, Lake Norman Charter needed a school-record 33 points from Troy Cracknell as the Knights rallied from a halftime deficit to beat upstart South Point 81-69 for the 2017 conference tournament title.



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South Point 67, Hunter Huss 63 — When South Point's Blake Zieske knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s Big South Conference tournament semifinal against Huss, he came back down the court clapping his hands together.

The junior guard was excited that he put his team ahead of the Huskies, and maybe a little relieved to snap out of a cold-shooting streak that’s dogged him since the beginning of February.

Before the game, Raiders coach Kody Kubbs had a simple message for Zieske.

“Confidence, man, confidence,” Kubbs told his leading scorer.



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No. 3 South Point 76, No. 6 North Gaston 61 — Moses Neuman had 21 points, Nick Muse added 18, Charles Cason had 12 and Scooch Baker added 10 for South Point (14-9), which plays Hunter Huss at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal game at Lake Norman Charter School. Drew Shaw had 15 points to lead North Gaston, which dropped to 9-16.



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South Point 82, Stuart Cramer 60 — Moses Nueman scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds, Blake Zieske scored 14 points, and Nick Muse added 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Storm finish the regular season 7-16 (2-12 Big South). South Point ends at 13-9 (9-5). Both teams begin Big South Conference tournament play next week.



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South Point 62, North Gaston 52 — The South Point boys basketball team and junior forward Moses Nueman are heating up at exactly the right time of the season.

The suddenly streaking Red Raiders, led by Nueman’s game-high 22 points, captured their fourth straight contest Tuesday evening with an impressive 62-52 victory at North Gaston.

Junior guard Scooch Baker netted 12 points and senior guard Niren Johal came off the bench to score 10 points for South Point, which closed out the final 14:41 of the second half on a 31-11 run. Senior forward Nick Muse chipped in eight points for the Red Raiders in the winning effort.



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South Point 64, Lake Norman Charter 56 — Moses Nueman scored 21 points to lead the Red Raiders. Blake Zieske added 17 and Niren Johal scored 12. The Knights (14-7, 10-2 Big South) host Ashbrook on Tuesday. The Red Raiders (11-9, 7-5) visit North Gaston.



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South Point 54, Ashbrook 39 — In a pivotal game that could ultimately decide the top 3A spot in the Big South Conference, junior Moses Nueman continued his strong play of late, scoring a game-high 21 points to lead visiting South Point to a 54-39 victory over Ashbrook on Wednesday evening.

Senior Nick Muse, who earlier in the day signed a national letter of intent to play football at William and Mary, had eight points and junior Blake Zieske chipped in seven points for South Point, which avenged a 70-59 loss to the Green Wave a week ago in Belmont.



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South Point 61, Forestview 51 — Moses Nueman scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, Blake Zieske added 14 points, and Niren Johal had 10 points. The Red Raiders (9-9, 5-5 Big South) visit Ashbrook on Wednesday. The Jaguars (3-18, 2-9) visit Ashbrook on Friday.



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Ashbrook 70, South Point 59 — A commanding lead in an important Big South 2A/3A Conference boys basketball game almost slipped away from Ashbrook Friday night.

However, the Green Wave withstood a South Point charge in the second half and regained control for a 70-59 victory that put Ashbrook in a favorable position to capture the conference’s top 3A playoff seed.

Byron Sanders and Emmanuel Rhyne scored 16 points apiece to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Green Wave improved to 5-4 in the Big South and 8-11 overall.



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Hunter Huss 87, South Point 70 — The last time Hunter Huss faced South Point, the host Red Raiders snapped an 11-game losing streak against perennial power Huss and left the Huskies with a headscratching 6-6 overall record.

On Tuesday, South Point sought its first seasonal sweep of Huss since 2002 and appeared in position to pull off the feat with a strong first quarter.

But Huss rallied from two early six-point deficits behind a turnover-causing defense to roll to an 87-70 victory.



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Lake Norman Charter 71, South Point 56 — The Red Raiders (8-7, 4-3 Big South) visit Huss on Tuesday. The Knights (12-5, 8-0) host East Gaston on Tuesday.



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South Point 68, East Gaston 60 — The South Point basketball team doesn’t need Nick Muse to score. The senior center provides other things to help his team win — rebounding, shotblocking, post defense, an inside presence to open up shooters on the wings.

But it doesn’t hurt when Muse can create some shots for himself. The senior scored all 17 of his points in the second half Friday night, helping the Red Raiders to a comeback victory over rival East Gaston at home.

The Raiders trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half Friday night, as the Warriors came out hot from the 3-point line, knocking down three of their first six from beyond the arc to open up a 32-15 lead.

But South Point forced 12 second-half turnovers, went on a 20-2 third quarter run, and marched to the free throw line for 24 fourth quarter attempts, hitting 17 to turn around the early deficit to a 68-60 win.



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South Point 55, Stuart Cramer 52 — The South Point Red Raiders basketball team won Friday's away conference game against Stuart Cramer by a score of 55-52.



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North Gaston 63, South Point 59 — North Gaston (7-7, 2-3 Big South) used a small lineup and full court pressure in the 3rd Quarter to turn around a 7 point halftime deficit with a 27 point quarter. Senior Tommy McNeal carried the Wildcats, matching his career high with 27 points including four second-half 3-pointers. South Point was led by Blake Zieske who had 18 points, connecting on five 3-pointers, and Charles Cason with 13 points. North Gaston has won three out of last four.



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East Gaston 62, South Point 56 — Tyrone Brown and Ryan Grice each scored 17 for the Warriors. Grice added five assists and Brown had six rebounds. Caleb Bridgewater scored 12 with eight boards. The Raiders (6-5, 2-1 Big South) visit Stuart Cramer on Friday. The Warriors (7-6, 2-2) visit Forestview on Friday.



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South Point 74, Huss 69, OT — Blake Zieske had 22 points and nine rebounds, Niren Johal added 18 points, seven rebounds and five steals, and Blake Turner added 15 points for the Red Raiders (6-4, 2-0 Big South), who visit Lake Norman Charter on Friday. Cress Worthy had 15 points and Tony Davis had 12 to lead the Huskies (6-6, 2-2), who visit Stuart Cramer on Friday.



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South Point 56, Forestview 49 — Niren Johal scored 15 points, Charles Cason scored 15 points and added six assists, and Nick Muse had four points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. The Jaguars (2-10, 1-3) visit Fort Mill on Wednesday. The Red Raiders (5-4, 1-0) host Huss on Wednesday.



DECEMBER 2016 | M BASKETBALL

Bessemer City 88, South Point 76 — The South Point Red Raiders basketball team lost Wednesday's away non-conference game against Bessemer City by a score of 88-76.



DECEMBER 2016 | M BASKETBALL

Bessemer City 68, South Point 66 — Ja’hari Guthrie (22 points), Malique Nelson (21 points) and Trel McLean (17 points) led Bessemer City. South Point (3-1) will take on the Jackets again on the road Wednesday, Dec. 7. Bessemer City (1-1) visits Piedmont Community Charter on Friday.



NOVEMBER 2016 | M BASKETBALL

South Point 78, Highland Tech 37 — Blake Turner (17 points), Charles Cason (14 points) and Nick Williamson (11 points) led South Point (2-0), who plays at Charlotte Providence on Tuesday.

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Schedule

Roster

Coaching Staff


2011-2012
Regular Season 4th
Conference Tournament - Runner-up
Playoffs - 1st Round




2014-2015
Regular Season 3rd
Conference Tournament - Cancelled
Playoffs - 1st Round




2016-2017
Regular Season Tied-2nd
Conference Tournament - Runner-Up
Playoffs - 3rd Round




1,000 Points Career
1,606 -- Migjen Bakalli, 1990
1,295 -- Jimmy Reeves, 1980
1,286 -- Dusty Baskett, 2005
1,083 -- Taylor Williams, 2012
1,077 -- Jim Stowe, 1974
-- Blake Zieske, 2017




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