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HIGH POINT — High Point University’s Hocine Bouchrak was named the Big South Conference men’s cross-country runner of the week, the conference announced Wednesday.

Bouchrak won the High Point Winter VertCross Invitational on Friday in Kernersville with a time of 25:31.27 — finishing nine seconds ahead of second place. It was his second win of the season as High Point took first as a team.

HPU MEN’S LACROSSE, NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL — High Point University gave North Carolina a challenge in falling 17-15 Tuesday in nonconference men’s lacrosse at North Carolina.

Asher Nolting totaled four goals and five assists Brayden Mayea scored five goals to lead the Panthers (1-1), who led 5-3 through one quarter and rallied within 15-13 heading to the fourth.

Kevin Rogers also had three goals and two assists, and Dalton Sulver and Jack Vanoverbeke had one goal each. Antonio Arcona made 18 saves in goal.

Chris Gray scored three goals — one of four Tar Heels to do so — and had four assists to lead North Carolina (3-3). Collin Krieg made 10 saves.

The teams play again Saturday, Feb. 27.

BASKETBALL WESTCHESTER, STATESVILLE CHRISTIAN

STATESVILLE — Westchester Country Day defeated Statesville Christian 70-66 on Tuesday at Statesville Christian in the opening round of the NCHSAA 2A West boys basketball playoffs.

Tyler Matthews scored 20 points to lead the Wildcats (5-11), who trailed 35-32 but outscored Statesville 23-18 in the fourth to win. Myles Patterson and Griffin Powell each added 14 points, followed by Jacob Johnson with 12 points.

Westchester will visit top-seeded The Burlington School in the second round tonight.

In the girls game, Statesville Christian won 46-26. Westchester finished its season with a 1-12 record.

HP CHRISTIAN, ST. DAVID’S/GRACE

HIGH POINT — High Point Christian beat St. David’s 61-46 on Tuesday at HPCA in the first round of the NCISAA 3A East boys basketball playoffs.

K.J. Garrett had 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead the top-seeded Cougars (15-9). Thomas McIntosh added 13 points and four rebounds, while Ethan Smith had 12 points and seven rebounds.

In the girls game, HPCA defeated GRACE Christian of Raleigh 65-57. Georgia Walls and Nadiya Hairston each had 15 points to lead the Cougars (21-2), who led 24-9 after one quarter and 32-26 at halftime. Kennedy Powell added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Both HPCA teams will host Cary Christian (both the No. 4 seeds) in the second round Friday.

SW GUILFORD, DUDLEY

GREENSBORO — Southwest Guilford fell to Dudley 72-64 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference boys basketball Tuesday at Dudley.

DeAnthony Butchee scored 24 points to lead the Cowboys (7-6 overall, 4-5 PTC), who fell behind 36-21 at halftime after being outscored 26-13 in the second. Claude Cormack added 13 points, followed by Noah Goldston.

BISHOP McGUINNESS, EAST SURRY

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Bishop McGuinness overcame a slow start to beat East Surry 67-39 in Northwest 1A Conference boys basketball Tuesday at East Surry.

Jeremiah Manley and Nate Fuller each scored 12 points to lead the Villains (7-4 overall, 5-3 NWC), who led 29-15 at halftime after trailing 13-7 through one quarter. Noah Allred added 10 points.

In the girls game, East Surry won 46-29. Alaila Kreuter scored 11 points to lead the Villains (6-4, 5-2), who trailed 20-13 at halftime. Charley Chappell added seven points, followed by Grace Harriman with four points.

OAK GROVE, WEST DAVIDSON

TYRO — Oak Grove rolled past West Davidson 52-40 in Central Carolina 2A Conference boys basketball Tuesday at West.

Max Hester scored 11 points to lead the Grizzlies (5-8), who led 20-13 at halftime. Cole Johnson added 10 points while Evan Suarez followed with nine points.

HP CENTRAL, PROVIDENCE GROVE

HIGH POINT — High Point Central edged Providence Grove 56-53 in nonconference boys basketball Tuesday at Central.

The Bison, who led 7-2 after one quarter and 27-17 at halftime, improved to 2-12.

In the girls game, Providence Grove won 72-41. The Bison dipped to 1-12.

EAST DAVIDSON, SOUTH ROWAN

CHINA GROVE — East Davidson fell 52-38 against South Rowan in Central Carolina 2A Conference boys basketball.

The Golden Eagles dropped to 0-13.