Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Concord clinches SPC basketball titles

The Concord Spiders boys' and girls' basketball teams clinched the South Piedmont Conference titles with victories over Hickory Ridge last night.

This is nothing new for the Spiders, both teams have won the regular season conference title three years in a row. This year's boys' team could become the first in school history to win three straight regular season and tournament titles if they roll through the SPC tourney as expected.

The girls won a close back-and-forth game against the Ragin' Bulls, finally outlasting Hickory Ridge 60-58. They are still undefeated in conference this year.

The boys lost to Hickory Ridge earlier this year, giving them their only SPC loss in the last three years. Concord made up for that loss with a dominant 84-59 win.

Two individual milestones during the game:

Senior Nyshia Hammonds became the school's all-time leading girl scorer after a 24-point performance pushed her career total to 1464.

Junior Jacquise Moore scored the 1,000th point of his career in the first half of Wednesday's game.

Both teams are in action again tonight (making up for snow days) at Central Cabarrus and will travel to A.L. Brown on Friday to finish out the season.