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Ironmen basketball starts 2019-2020 season

Nov 21, 2019 09:24AM

CHS Ironmen varsity basketball player Lane Harrill takes a brief second to plan his next move at Saturday’s Ashbrook Jamboree. (photos by MEP/The Eagle)

by MICHAEL E. POWELL

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Ironmen varsity boys basketball coach Scott Harrill said the young Ironmen started their 2019-2020 season out with a bang last week.

“We had our first scrimmage on Nov. 14, at 3A powerhouse Hunter Huss High School on Thursday evening,” he said. “The Ironmen found some things in the scrimmage that will definitely help us in the upcoming season.”

Coach Harrill said there were some bright spots in the scrimmage, but noted there were many things that still need to be worked on.  

Said Harrill, “Returning starters Lane Harrill and Lavonte Hughes were the leading scorers, with newcomers Brent Walls and Jeremy Varela quickly learning in the post and continuing to get better as the night progressed. Freshman Numarius Good was a bright spot at times with his athletic ability. Noah Abernethy had a strong fourth quarter, making a couple of three-pointers.”

Coach Harrill said the Ironmen will be fine, adding they “just need to get in the gym and work out a few defensive break downs and take care of the basketball.”

He continued, “ We are looking forward to the coming season.”

At the Ashbrook Jamboree held Saturday, Nov. 16, at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, the following high school teams were: CHS, Stuart Cramer, Lincolnton, Lake Norman Charter, Ashbrook, South Point, and Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.).

Coach Harrill said the Ironmen won 46-40 over the Ashbrook Green Wave in the nightcap game (8 p.m.)

Players for the CHS Ironmen at the jamboree were #10, Dylan Harden; #11, Lavonte Hughes; #12, Carson Kelly; #14, Noah Abernethy;  #15, Austin Thompson; #20, Lane Harrill; #21, Jeremy Varela; #22, Jack Mulvey; #23, Carter Spangler; #24, Brent Walls; #31, Gavin Cease; #33, Numarius Good, and #50, Dedrick Taylor.