UP, Olympic girls: Trojans were down 34-30 at halftime to Independence, but scored 48 points in the second half to spark a 78-53 win.
UP, United Faith: Falcons held Kennedy Charter to 11 points in the second half of Tuesday's 52-37 win.
UP, Rhyle Scott, Ardrey Kell: career-high 12 points in 60-40 win over Rocky River. Ardrey Kell (5-0) plays at rival Myers Park Thursday.
UP, Nycieko Dixon, North Rowan girls: Scored her 1,000th career point in Tuesday’s win over Mooresville.
UP, Hopewell girls: Upset Sweet 16 No. 4 Lake Norman Charter 80-61.
TUESDAY'S TOP GIRLS PERFORMERS
Amanda Dobner, Hickory Grove: 28 points, 14 rebounds, six steals in 77-51 win over Covenant Day.
Myicha Drakeford, Brianna Hamrick, Harding girls: Duo led Harding to an 83-76 win over Sweet 16 No. 8 West Charlotte. Drakeford had 27 points and 11 rebounds. Hamrick finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds.
Meghan Fleury, Providence: had 14 points and 16 rebounds in 48-38 loss to Butler (2-2). It was Fleury's third straight double-double. Kobe Leigh led Butler with 18 points.
Eleah Parker, Northside Christian: 6-4 freshman had 24 points, 19 rebounds, 10 blocks in a 78-18 win over Metrolina Christian. Teammate Jayon Leak had 10 points, 10 assists and 11 steals.
Stephanie Watts, Weddington: Junior guard had a quadruple double in Tuesday's 85-20 win over Central Academy. It was the second of her career. Watts finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and 10 steals.
Jatarie White, Providence Day: Top 10 national recruit went for 29 points in a 61-54 win over Greensboro Day in a battle of N.C. 3A Independent Schools state title contenders.
Rashika White, Berry: 21 points, 11 rebounds in 57-38 loss to Mallard Creek.
Tuesday's Top Boys Performers
C.J. Bryce, North Mecklenburg: Had 23 points in a 70-51 win over East Meck. He had seven rebounds and made 3-of-4 shots from 3-point range. Teammate Taj Middleton had 12 points and three assists for the Vikings, No. 9 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll. North Meck is 6-0; East Meck fell to 4-1.
Connor Burchfield, Concord: 30 points in the Spiders 70-61 win over rival Hickory Ridge. Concord is No. 16 in the Observer's Sweet 16 poll.
Austin Dasent, Myers Park: 13 points, five rebounds, five assists in 53-43 win over rival South Meck.
Matthew Fisher-Davis, Butler: 27 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks for the 6-5 guard in a 88-56 win over Providence. Fisher-Davis is a Vanderbilt recruit and a top 100 senior nationally.
Jerick Haynes, Crest: 39 points in an overtime win over Ashbrook. Crest is 3-0.
Ray Kowalski, Northside Christian: 6-2 sophomore guard had 27 points, including six 3-pointers, in the nationally ranked Knights 106-52 win over Metrolina Christian. Teammate Rayjon Tucker had 19.
Nehemiah Mabson, United Faith: 6-6 senior forward had 21 points and 14 rebounds in Tuesday’s 52-37 win over Kennedy Charter. Mabson scored nine of the Falcons’ 11 third-quarter points.
Juice Narusas, Grace Academy: 12 points, 14 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assists in 78-63 win over Queens Grant. Teammates Rob Hobson (21 points, 9 rebounds) and Luke Lawson (22 points, 6 rebounds) also had big games.
Rusty Reigel, Charlotte Latin: 40 points in 86-76 loss to Forsyth Country Day. Reigel, who had 11 rebounds, scored his 1,000th career point.
Jordan Watkins, Providence Day: Davidson recruit shot 7-of-9 from 2-point range and 4-for-9 from 3-point range in the Chargers 69-67 win over Greensboro Day. Grant Williams, a 6-7 sophomore center, had 16 points and six rebounds.
Tre Williams, Carson: 37 points in a 58-50 win over Central Cabarrus.
TUESDAY'S GIRLS ROUNDUP
East Meck 45, No. 7 North Meck 41: East Meck (2-3) pulled off a big upset Tuesday behind 14 points from Jayla Horton. Zhamya Wills had seven points and eight rebounds for the Eagles, who outscored North Meck 17-10 in the fourth quarter to win. North fell to 4-2.
No. 6 Ardrey Kell 69, Rocky River 53: Ardrey Kell, No. 6 in the Observer’s Sweet 16, improved to 3-2. Erin Whalen (15 points) and Raven Dean (16) led the Knights. Rocky River (3-1) lost for the first time.
West Mecklenburg 63, Garinger 19: West Meck's LaShonda Mayela had 10 points, five rebounds and four steals for the Hawks in the win. Jasmine Gray had 11 points, eight rebounds and five rebounds.
TUESDAY'S BOYS ROUNDUP
No. 7 Olympic 61, No. 11 Independence 56: Senior guard C.J. Jackson had 20 points and 6-5 junior Malik Constantine had 22 points and 16 rebounds as Olympic (3-0) won its 33rd straight game. Independence got 22 points, 13 rebounds from Deion Lane.
No. 1 Providence Day 69, Greensboro Day 67: Providence Day, No. 1 in the Observer's Sweet 16, improved to 6-0 with the close win. It was the Chargers' first win over Greensboro Day since 2001. Providence Day (6-0) held on for the win, despite the Bengals (4-2) outscoring the Chargers 17-10 in the fourth quarter.
Myers Park 53, South Meck 43: The Mustangs held off a tough challenge from one of their primary rivals. A 16-6 second quarter gave the Mustangs a lead they wouldn't give up. Juwan Davenport led Myers Park with 14 points. Grant Hedberg had 16 for the Sabres.
Gaston Day 97, York Prep 33: Gaston Day scored 49 points in the first half and allowed only two in the second quarter to spark the rout. Ben Henderson (20 points), Adam Koziol (19)and Derek McKnight (18) led Gaston Day (5-4).
Butler 88, Providence 56: Butler (1-3) got its first win of the season and extended Providence's losing streak to seven games, dating to last season. Providence's last win was 67-54 over Butler last February. Tuesday, former Panther guard Giovanni Mack had 22 points and 11 assists against his old team. Raequan Scott added 10. Junior Dalen Dotson, a Charlotte Christian transfer, led Providence with 24 points.
Victory Christian 77, Cannon 74: Victory Christian (2-3) handed Cannon (7-1) its first loss of the season, despite Grant Gossage's fifth double-double of the season for Cannon. Gossage finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Victory got 16 points from Filip Simovic, 13 from Corbin Jackson and 12 from Terry Alston.
TUESDAY'S GIRLS SCORES
No. 6 Ardrey Kell 69, Rocky River 53
Butler 48, Providence 38
Crest 74, Ashbrook 34
East Burke 67, Patton 56
East Lincoln 36, North Lincoln 33
East Meck 45, No. 7 North Meck 41
Harding 83, West Charlotte 75
Hickory Grove 77, Covenant Day 51
Hickory Ridge 54, Concord 27
Hopewell 81, No. 4 Lake Norman Charter 60
Kings Mountain 49, South Point 45
Lake Norman 62, West Rowan 44
Lincoln Charter 51, Christ The King 43
Mallard Creek 57, Berry 38
McDowell 59, Freedom 47
Myers Park 64, South Meck 20
North Rowan 70, Mooresville 42
Northside Christian 78, Metrolina Christian 18
Olympic 75, Independence 58
No. 2 Providence Day 61, Greensboro Day 54
Weddington 85, Central Academy 20
West Lincoln 40, Cherryville 32
West Meck 63, Garinger 14
TUESDAY'S BOYS SCORES
Berry 66, Mallard Creek 56
Bessemer City 60, Stuart Cramer 51
Butler 88, Providence 56
Carson 58, Central Cabarrus 50
No. 16 Concord 70, Hickory Ridge 61
Concord First Assembly 72, SouthLake 57
Cox Mill 57, East Rowan 56
Crest 84, Ashbrook 75
East Burke 65, Patton 59
Fort Mill, SC 57, Forestview 53
Forsyth Country Day 86, Charlotte Latin 76
No. 13 Freedom 72, McDowell 53
Grace Academy 72, Queens Grant 63
Lake Norman Charter 68, Hopewell 44
No. 6 Lake Norman 87, West Rowan 62
Lincoln Charter 69, Christ The King 35
Myers Park 53, South Meck 43
No. 9 North Mecklenburg 70, East Meck 51
North Rowan 67, Mooresville 54
Northside Christian 106, Metrolina Christian 52
No. 7 Olympic 61, No. 11 Independence 56
No. 1 Providence Day 69, Greensboro Day 67
Salisbury 88, South Iredell 82
United Faith 52, Kennedy Charter 37
Victory Christian 77, Cannon 74
West Caldwell 53, South Caldwell 44
No. 3 West Charlotte 109, Harding 87
West Mecklenburg 72, Garinger 56
Wednesday, December 4
A.L. Brown at Central Cabarrus
Ashbrook at Shelby
Bunker Hill at West Iredell
Central Cabarrus at A.L. Brown
Central Pageland at Forest Hills
Cherryville at Kings Mountain
Concord at Jay M. Robinson
Crossroads Charter at River Mill Academy
Davie County at Carson
Forestview at Lincolnton
Fred T. Foard at Bandys
Maiden at Bessemer City
North Rowan at West Rowan
North Stanly at West Stanly
Parkwood at Providence
Salisbury at East Rowan
South Stanly at South Davidson
Watauga at Alexander Central
Weddington at Porter Ridge
Thursday, December 5
Ardrey Kell at Myers Park
Cannon at Statesville Christian
Cuthbertson at Indian Land
East Lincoln at Lincoln Charter
East Mecklenburg at Harding
Hickory Christian at Trinity Academy
Nation Ford at Marvin Ridge
North Iredell at West Wilkes
North Moore at Albermarle
United Faith at Walnut Grove Christian
Westchester Country Day at Davidson Day
West Mecklenburg at Independence (at Grady Cole Center)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
UP, Mallard Creek: Will play in third straight regional championship game next week, hunting first state championship berth. The Mavericks will host rival Butler in a rematch of the 2012 N.C. 4AA regional championship game.
UP, Rock Hill Northwestern: heading to state championship game for the fifth time in six seasons.
UP, Charlotte Catholic: made fourth straight regional final Friday.
UP, Butler: earned third regional final berth in four years.
Friday's Top Performers
Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic: Rushed for 372 yards and six touchdowns in a 56-30 win over Southeast Guilford in the N.C. 4A semifinals. Hood broke his own school-record of 360 yards he set last year. The rushing performance was second-most in Mecklenburg County history behind Providence Day’s Josh Covington.
Hood also set a new single-season county rushing record Friday with 3,541 yards, bettering his total of 3,309 set last year. No other county player has rushed for more than 2,603. The six rushing touchdowns ties a county mark. Hood’s 51 rushing touchdowns this season.
Lawrence Pittman, Mallard Creek: 9 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-13 win over Northwest Guilford in the N.C. 4AA regional semifinals. Teammate Jaylen Samuels had three rushing touchdowns, a pass reception for a score and a 67-yard punt return.
Anthony Ratliff, Butler: Threw for 178 yards and a touchdown and he ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-7 win over West Forsyth. Teammate Benny LeMay rushed 15 times for 99 yards and three scores.
Rocky Reid, Concord: 28 carries for 119 yards and a score in a 21-13 win over previously unbeaten South Point.
Mason Rudolph, Rock Hill Northwestern: completed 28-of-39 passes for 319 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-21 win over North Augusta in the S.C. 4A Division II semifinals. Northwestern had two receivers with 100 yards: Dupree Hart (9-124, 3 TDs) and Quadarious Fair (6-125, 1 TD).
Zephaniah Wall, Monroe: freshman QB had 149 yards passing and two touchdowns in a 34-13 win over East Lincoln in the N.C. 2AA quarterfinals. Teammate Chase Byrum rushed 30 times for 120 yards.
Butler 48, West Forsyth 7: West Forsyth scored on its first possession and grabbed a 7-0 lead and appeared poised to show why it was the No. 1 overall seed in the N.C. 4AA West bracket.
But Butler scored on its first possession, too. And the Bulldogs wouldn't stop scoring.
Butler (11-3) scored every time it had the ball in the first half, led 34-0 at halftime and by the end of the third quarter, Bulldogs' coach Brian Hales was taking all of his starters out. Butler reached the N.C. 4AA semifinals for the third time in four years and the reigning state champs will have a chance to get in position to defend their championship. Butler plays at unbeaten Mallard Creek (14-0) next Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Parkwood 24, Hunter Huss 14: Parkwood grabbed a 21-7 lead and held on. The Rebels were in the quarterfinals for the first time since 1972, after beating county rival Forest Hills 17-7 last week. After Friday’s win, Parkwood (8-6) will try to reach the state finals for the first time. It’ll face another county rival, Monroe, is next week’s regional championship. Parkwood made the semifinals in 1972.
Crest 30, Asheville Reynolds 13: Crest ended Asheville Reynolds' Cinderella ride through the N.C. 3A playoffs. Reynolds was a No. 13 seed. P.J. Brooks had the put-away 12-yard touchdown run for the Chargers with 3:28 to play. Crest will host next week's regional championship against three-time state champion Northern Guilford. Northern Guilford beat Crest 21-20 in 2010 to win the first of those three straight after Crest's kicker missed a point-after that would've tied the game with 15.7 seconds left. Northern Guilford also beat Crest 31-7 in the 2011 N.C. 3AA final.
Forestview 42, Hibriten 20: Forestview was in the N.C. quarterfinals for the first time in school history but turned a 14-7 halftime lead into a 35-7 second-half lead lead to secure the school's first-ever regional championship berth.
Shelby 45, North Rowan 21: Shelby ended North Rowan's unbeaten season in impressive fashion. Shelby led 28-14 at halftime and 31-14 at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth, North Rowan closed to 31-21, but Jaquavis Brooks' 47-yard run with 10:34 left pushed Shelby's lead to 38-21 and Brooks got another score from six yards out for the final margin. He finished with three touchdowns Friday.
Mallard Creek 56, Northwest Guilford 13
Butler 48, W. Forsyth 7
Next week: Butler at Mallard Creek
Charlotte Catholic 56, SE Guilford 30
Greensboro Dudley 28, Rocky River 7
Next week: Catholic at Dudley
Crest 30, AC Reynolds 14
Northern Guilford 22, Weddington 19
Next week: Northern Guilford at Crest
Forestview 42, Hibriten 20
Concord 21, South Point 13
Next week: Forestview at Concord
Parkwood 24, Hunter Huss 14
Monroe 34, East Lincoln 13
Next week: Parkwood at Monroe
Reidsville 13, Lincolnton 10
Shelby 45, North Rowan 21
Next week: Shelby at Reidsville
West Montgomery 41, East Surry 14
Swain Co. 49, Starmount 14
Next week: West Montgomery at Swain Co.
Albemarle 29, South Robeson 20
Murphy 49, Hayesville 12
Next week: Albemarle at Murphy
S.C. 4A Divison II
Stratford 36, South Pointe 13
Rock Hill Northwestern 49, North Augusta 21
Next week: Stratford vs. Northwestern, state final
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/11/28/4504636/high-school-football-gameday-112913.html#storylink=cpy
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
UP, Brandon Jolly, Lake Norman: Jolly, who led his team to the 2010 N.C. 4A state title, won his 100th game Monday in a 74-71 win over Newton-Conover. Hunter Seact had 20 points and 14 rebounds in the win.
UP, Under Armour High School Showcase: Formerly the Brandon Jennings Invitational, the event moves to Charlotte this year. It will be played Jan. 11th at Berry Academy. Pairings: Northside Christian vs. Denver East (Colo), noon; St. John’s DC vs. Math, Civics and Science (PA), 1:30 p.m.; Oldmar Christian (Fla.) vs. Hargrave Military (VA), 3 pm.; St. Joseph’s (NJ) vs. Wilbraham & Monson (VA), 3 p.m.; High Point Wesleyan vs. Prime Prep (TX), 6 p.m.
UP, Eleah Parker, Northside Christian: 6-foot-4 freshman girls star had 32 points, 24 rebounds and seven blocks against High Point Wesleyan Monday and she looks like a star. She’s got scholarship offers from Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington and East Carolina. She also ranks at the top of her class academically. Northside coaches say she’s never made a B.
UP, Kendall Knorr, Concord: 2012 Concord grad had 17 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds to lead Navy to a 67-59 win over Maryland Eastern Shore Tuesday. Knorr is Concord’s all-time leader in wins.
TUESDAY'S TOP GIRLS PERFORMERS
Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 22 points, 14 rebounds in 61-23 win over Country Day. Erica VanDusen had 12 points, 9 rebounds for Covenant Day (2-4). Country Day fell to 0-4.
Nikkyana McCaskill, Forestview: 25 points, 3 assists, 3 steals in 58-51 loss to Kings Mountain.
Kelsi Mahoney, Robinson: 22 points in 73-53 win over Hickory Ridge. Robinson is 3-0. Zhara Bedwin had 20 points for Hickory Ridge.
Madi Suddreth, Alexander Central: 19 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals in a 58-30 win over St. Stephens
Emry Tsitouris, Parkwood: 20 points, 13 rebounds in 63-13 win over Metrolina Christian. Teammate Brittany Autry had 16 points, 8 rebounds.
Jatarie White, Janelle Bailey, Izzy Gallant, Providence Day girls: White and Bailey each had 24 points in a 63-23 win over Forsyth Country Day. Gallant had a career-high six assists.
TUESDAY'S GIRLS ROUNDUP
Rocky River 58, Berry 27: Taeshnia Dorsey had 16 points and Ariana Nance had 13 to lift Rocky River to its third straight win. The Ravens (3-0) have also beaten Cuthbertson, which was ranked in the preseason Sweet 16 poll, and South Meck. Rocky River outscored Berry 42-12 in the second half.
Myers Park 83, South Meck 49: The Mustangs, ranked No. 1 in the Sweet 16, jumped out to a 22-8 first quarter lead and cruised to an easy win. Myers Park (3-0) got 21 points from Aliyah Mazyck, 14 each from Saadia Timpton and Morgan Uptegraff and 10 from reigning Southwestern 4A player of the year Rydeiah Rogers. Ali Fitch led South Meck (1-2) with 19 points.
Cannon 61, Community School of Davidson 32: Cannon scored 39 points in the first half and cruised to an easy win behind Niina Mattilla (17 points, 11 rebounds), Ellen Montgomery (13 points, 5 steals) and Izzy Sofio (12)
TUESDAY'S BOYS TOP PERFORMERS
C.J. Bryce, North Mecklenburg: 21 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists in 96-55 win over Garinger. Taj Middleton had 14 points for the Vikings (3-0).
Austin Dasent, Myers Park: 23 points in 56-48 win over South Meck. Khayleb Connelly had 19 for South. Myers Park won with a 26-14 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter.
Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly: 24 points in 79-71 win over Gaston Day. Teammate Shaun Thompson had 19. First Assembly is 5-0.
Tryle Poindexter, East Mecklenburg: 18 points in 73-60 win over Sun Valley. East Meck is 4-0.
Landon Yarbrough, North Lincoln: shot 7-for-7 from the field and scored 15 points in a 50-40 win over Maiden. He also had 12 rebounds.
TUESDAY'S BOYS ROUNDUP
No. 1 Providence Day 64, Forsyth Country Day 61: The Chargers, No. 1 in the Sweet 16, got 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks from 6-8 sophomore center Grant Williams. Williams hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to win. Jordan Watkins had 22 points for the Chargers (3-0).
“I’m so happy,” Williams said. “It’s my first high school 3 and it was a buzzer beater. I’ll remember this a long time.”
Covenant Day 47, Country Day 43: Justus Melton had 19 points to lead his team to 47-43 win over rival Country Day. Michael White had 27 for the Bucs.
Two strong tournaments in town this weekend
There are two high-profile prep basketball tournaments in town this weekend
- At Providence Day, the fourth annual Charlotte Hoops Challenge is Friday and Saturday. Last year,the event featured Andrew Wiggins, the nation’s No. 1 prep player who eventually signed with Kansas. This year’s event features Canada’s Jamal Murray from Athlete Institute (Ontario, Canada). Murray, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, is considered his country’s top recruit.
ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi said the Hoops Challenge is “filled with talented teams from the home state of North Carolina as well as nationally. The organizers are dedicated to bring high quality basketball to a state that loves basketball. The CHC is now becoming a consistent stop for college coaches after Thanksgiving.”
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Samaritan’s Feet, which seeks to provide shoes for those who do not have them.
FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE: South Meck girls vs. Providence Day, 10 a.m.; Independence vs. Providence Day, 11:30 a.m.; Wade Hampton vs. Victory Christian, 1 p.m.; Legacy Charter vs. 22 Ft. Academy, 2:30 p.m.; Berry vs. Zion Lutheran, 4 p.m.; Athlete Institute vs. The Rock, 5:30 p.m.; Kennedy Charter vs. Oldsmar, 7 p.m.; Hough vs. Gaston Day, 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE: Providence Day girls vs. Ardrey Kell, 10 a.m.; Legacy Charter vs. Oldsmar, 11:30 a.m.; Kennedy Charter vs. Athlete Institute, 1 p.m.; Zion Lutheran vs. Gaston Day, 2:30 p.m.; The Rock vs. Quality Education, 4 p.m.; South Meck vs. Wade Hampton, 5:30 p.m.; Providence Day vs. Hough, 7 p.m.; Shelby vs Independence, 8:30 p.m.
- The first Holden Classic comes to North Mecklenburg Friday and Saturday. The tournament and the basketball court at North Meck are named after longtime basketball coach and athletics director Leroy Holden.
FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE: Lake Norman Charter girls vs. Mooresville, 3 p.m.; Lake Norman Charter vs. Cox Mill, 4:30 p.m.; North Meck girls vs. Cox Mill, 6 p.m.; North Meck vs. Mooresville, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE: girls consolation, 3 p.m.; boys consolation, 4:30 p.m.; girls championship, 6 p.m.; boys championship, 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY'S GIRLS RESULTS
Alexander Central 58, St. Stephens 30
Ardrey Kell 53, Weddington 43
Cannon 61, Community School of Davidson 32
Covenant Day 61, Country Day 23
East Gaston 55, Olympic 40
Greensboro Day 68, Charlotte Latin 44
Kings Mountain 58, Forestview 51
Myers Park 83, South Meck 49
Parkwood 63, Metrolina 13
Porter Ridge 69, Providence 51
Providence Day 63, Forsyth Country Day 23
Robinson 73, Hickory Ridge 53
Rocky River 58, Berry 27
Spring Valley 60, Hough 45
TUESDAY'S BOYS RESULTS
Ardrey Kell 49, Weddington 45 OT
Berry 53, Rocky River 52
Cannon 78, Community School of Davidson 50
Concord First Assembly 79, Gaston Day 71
Covenant Day 47, Country Day 43
East Mecklenburg 73, Sun Valley 60
Myers Park 56, South Meck 48
North Lincoln 50, Maiden 40
North Meck 96, Garinger 55
Olympic 87, East Gaston 74
Providence Day 64, Forsyth Country Day 61
Butler at Ben L. Smith
Charlotte Christian vs. Eight Mile Rock High in Freeport, Bahamas Tournament
Cuthbertson vs. Northwestern in Clover Optimist Tournament
Charlotte Christian vs. Jefferson County (TN) in Freeport, Bahamas Tournament
Berry vs. Zion Lutheran (Boys only) in Charlotte Hoops Challenge at Providence Day
Charlotte Christian vs. Oak Ridge (TN) in Freeport, Bahamas Tournament Cheraw at Anson
Charlotte United Christian in Bull City Classic in Durham
Crossroads Charter at Mountain Mission (VA)
Cuthbertson vs. TBA in Clover Optimist Tournament
East Gaston vs. TBA in North Surry Shootout (Girls only)
East Rutherford at Highland Tech
Freedom at Draughn
Hough vs. Gaston Day (Boys only) in Charlotte Hoops Challenge at Providence Day
Independence at Providence Day (Boys only) in Charlotte Hoops Challenge at Providence Day
Indian Land vs. TBA in Clover Optimist Tournament
Kennedy Charter vs. Oldsmar (FL) (Boys only) in Charlotte Hoops Challenge at Providence Day
Lake Norman Charter vs. Mooresville (Girls only) in Leroy Holden Classic at North Meck
Lake Norman Charter vs. Cox Mill (Boys only) in Leroy Holden Classic at North Meck
Legacy Christian vs. 22 Ft. Academy (Boys only) in Charlotte Hoops Challenge at Providence Day
Cox Mill at North Mecklenburg (Girls only) in Leroy Holden Classic at North Meck
Mooresville at North Mecklenburg (Boys only) in Leroy Holden Classic at North Meck
RS Central vs. Avery at Mitchell High
Salisbury at North Wilkes
South Mecklenburg at Providence Day (Girls only) in Charlotte Hoops Challenge at Providence Day
Starmount at North Iredell
Wade Hampton vs. Victory Christian (Boys only) in Charlotte Hoops Challenge at Providence Day
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
UP, Davidson Day: Won third straight state championship Friday.
UP, Lincolnton: Upsets top seed Winston-Salem Carver 28-27
UP, Providence: Panthers lost 42-27 but scored the most points against nationally ranked Mallard Creek any team has scored all season.
Up, Rocky River: Scored three touchdowns in a span of 5 minutes, 12 seconds during the fourth quarter. The blitzkrieg allowed the Ravens to rally for a 37-29 win over Porter Ridge. Rocky River, which was down 29-16, got 79 yards and two scores from Elijah Jett.
Friday’s Top Performers
Rocky Reid, Concord: 21 carries for 221 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-7 win over Piedmont in the N.C. 3A playoffs.
Will Grier, Davidson Day: Threw for 592 yards and six touchdowns in his final high school game, leading Davidson Day to a 69-28 win over Harrells Christian in the N.C. Independent Schools Division II state championship game. Grier completed 32-of-43 passes. Mike Stevens caught 10 for 200 yards and two scores. Jordan Brown caught eight for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Jacob Robinson caugth five for 115 yards and a score.
Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic: 33 carries for 308 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over High Point Central.
Benny LeMay, Butler: 18 carries for 122 yards and four scores in a 46-39 win over rival Independence in the second round of the N.C. 4AA playoffs.
Kelvin Hopkins, Independence: Junior QB completed 23-of-34 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 120 yards and another score.
Jaylen Samuels, Mallard Creek: N.C. State recruit had 16 carries for 237 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-27 win over Providence.
Austin Proehl, Providence: North Carolina recruit caught 11 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns.
Kerrion Moore, Hunter Huss: Rushed 32 times for a school record 339 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-28 win over Bunker Hill. Huss (6-7) will play Parkwood (7-6) in the N.C. 2AA state quarterfinals next week.
Jaquan Brooks, South Point: QB ran 14 times for 144 yards and four touchdown in Friday's 51-14 win over Burns.
Lincolnton 28, Winston-Salem Carver 27: Lincolnton, a No. 9 seed, upset top seeded Carver in Winston-Salem Friday. Lincolnton QB Jordan Easter threw a touchdown to Justice Charles with 1 minute, 18 seconds left for the game-winning points. Carver fumbled on the ensuing kickoff. Lincolnton advances to the third round at Reidsville.
Forestview 35, Freedom 34: Forestview advanced to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in school history. With 16 seconds left to play, Moe Neal scored from one yard on a toss sweep on third and goal. The extra point was good. Neal, a sophomore, finished with 124 yards on 28 carries. Freedom’s B.J. Emmons ran 18 times for 227 yards.
Asheville Reynolds 52, Statesville 49: Thomas Blakey’s field goal in the third overtime gave the Rockets the close win. Statesville threw an interception on its final overtime possession.
Shelby 42, North Wilkes 20: Shelby QB RJ George threw for 274 yards and a touchdown in the easy win. Raekwon Washington had 123 yards rushing.
Rock Hill Northwestern 39, York 7: Northwestern jumped out to a three touchdown lead Friday against rival York and scored 20 straight points in the third quarter to put the game away. Northwestern tailback Julian Shockley ran 12 times for 101 yards and Mason Rudolph ran 15 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Rudolph completed 15-of-19 passes for 197 yards and three more scores.
Crest 23, Ashbrook 13: Crest won its 12th straight game, taking advantage of four Ashbrook turnovers. Crest’s Tre Harbison ran for 101 yards on 17 carries. QB P.J. Brooks rushed for 84.
Weddington 14, Asheville 10: Ryan Black's 20-yard touchdown with nine minutes to go turned out to be the game-winner as Weddington advanced to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in school history.
BY THE NUMBERS
430: At halftime Friday, Shelby had 430 yards of total offense. North Wilkes had 10, including minus-44 rushing. Shelby won 42-20.
8: North Wilkes punted eight times against Shelby in the first half.
5: Butler and Independence scored five touchdowns in the third quarter of their playoff rematch Friday. Two weeks ago, the teams scored four times in the final three minutes of Butler’s 43-42 win.
1: Mallard Creek is one win away from a third straight N.C. 4AA Western Regional playoff appearance. Charlotte Catholic is one win away from a fourth straight N.C. 3AA Western Regional playoff appearance.
6: Rock Hill South Pointe started six sophomores in Friday's 30-27 win over S.C. power Goose Creek, which lost for the first time in 13 games.
West Forsyth 22, East Forsyth 16
Butler 46, Independence 39
NW Guilford 31, Richmond Sr. 12
Mallard Creek 42, Providence 27
Southeast Guilford 30, Mooresville 22
Charlotte Catholic 42, High Point Central 21
Rocky River 37, Porter Ridge 29
Greensboro Dudley 46, North Davidson 14
Crest 23, Ashbrook 13
Asheville A.C. Reynolds 52, Statesville 49 (3 OT)
Northern Guilford 34, Central Cabarrus 14
Weddington 14, Asheville 10
Forestview 35, Freedom 34
Hibriten 28, Pisgah 18
South Point 51, Burns 14
Concord 21, Piedmont 14
Parkwood 17, Forest Hills 7
Hunter Huss 34, Bunker Hill 28
East Lincoln 42, Maiden 14
Monroe 34, West Stokes 15
Lincolnton 28, Carver 27
Reidsville 27, Polk Co. 19
Shelby 42, North Wilkes 20
North Rowan 55, Owen 22
West Montgomery 56, North Stanly 34
East Surry 20, Mount Airy 10
Swain Co. 31, Avery 10
Starmount 21, Cherryville 0
Albemarle 62, Union Academy 21
South Robeson 42, West Columbus 22
Murphy 45, Alleghany 28
Hayesville 42, Andrews 7
Observer-area South Carolina
S.C. 4A Division II
South Pointe 30, Goose Creek 27
Northwestern 39, York 7
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
UP, Che’ Bob, Kennedy Charter: Spinning layup at the buzzer Monday gave his team a 87-86 win over a tough Flora Macdonald team. Bob finished with 36 points, 14 rebounds, five assists.
UP, Grant Gossage, Cannon School: Second straight double-double in Tuesday’s 73-59 win over Covenant Day: 15 points, 11 rebounds. Cannon is 4-0. Justus Melton had 22 for Covenant (0-3).
UP, Providence Day: Sweet 16 No. 1 team used a 31-9 first quarter to blow away Grace Academy 99-50 Tuesday. Grant Williams, a 6-7 sophomore, led the Chargers with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Isaac Johnson had 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals.
TUESDAY'S BOYS FINALS
Ardrey Kell 78, Marvin Ridge 66
Berry 60, Vance 56
Cannon 73, Covenant Day 59
Charlotte Catholic 59, Country Day 30
Concord First Assembly 94, Carolina Christian 49
Cox Mill 67, Charlotte Christian 61
East Gaston 71, Mallard Creek 57
East Meck 67, West Meck 38
Fletcher School 83, University Christian 40
Gaston Day 87, Gaston Christian 48
Hopewell 81, Garinger 74
Hough 86, Providence 47
Independence 69, South Meck 52
Kennedy Charter 71, Charlotte United Christian 56
North Gaston 67, Burns 60
Parkwood 62, Sun Valley 53
Providence Day 99, Grace Academy 50
Robinson 77, NW Cabarrus 49
Rocky River 56, Cuthbertson 49
Shelby 87, Ashbrook 49
St. Stephens 66, Alexander Central 51
United Faith 61, Legacy Charter 52
W. Charlotte 93, Butler 87
TUESDAY'S GIRLS FINALS
Alexander Central 53, St. Stephens 26
Ardrey Kell 56, Marvin Ridge 31
Ashbrook 47, Shelby 44
Bandys 89, North Lincoln 11
Berry 64, Vance 42
Burns 51, North Gaston 49
Cannon 44, Covenant Day 38
Central Academy 51, Metrolina Christian 48
Charlotte Catholic 62, Country Day 10
Hopewell 71, Garinger 38
Hough 67, Providence 19
Parkwood 56, Sun Valley 26
Providence Day 48, East Rutherford 42
Robinson 42, NW Cabarrus 34
South Meck 51, Independence 33
W. Charlotte 68, Butler 50
West Meck 43, East Meck 35
Weddington 82, Central Cabarrus 40
TUESDAY'S TOP GIRLS PERFORMERS
Hannah Billiard, Covenant Day: 10 points, 14 rebounds, 6 blocks in 44-38 loss to Cannon. Her sister, Sarah, had 12 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists.
Carrington Barnett, South Meck: Freshman had impressive debut in 51-33 win over Independence: 12 points and 13 rebounds. Teammates Alison Fitch (15 points) and Mary Quick (career-high 10) also had big games.
Madison Carter, Bessemer City: 23 points in Tuesday’s 69-34 win over Stuart Cramer. It was Stuart Cramer’s first varsity game.
Alyssa Carbone, Central Academy: 33 points in 51-48 win over Metrolina Christian.
Kelsi Mahoney, Robinson: 21 points, 10 rebounds in a 42-34 win over Northwest Cabarrus.
Sophie Rossitch, Charlotte Catholic: 25 points, five steals in 62-10 win over Country Day Teammate Sarah Dudzinski had 11 points, five steals, four assists.
Jatarie White, Providence Day: 20 points and 12 rebounds in 48-42 win over East Rutherford. White, signed to South Carolina, is a top 10 national recruit.
TUESDAY'S BOYS TOP PERFOMERS
Torin Dorn, Vance: Charlotte 49ers recruit had 23 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists in 60-56 loss to Berry. Teammate Bryson Rankin had 21 points, 5 rebounds.
Terrance Durham, Mallard Creek: 23 points, four rebounds, three steals in 71-57 loss to East Gaston.
Deion Lane, Independence: 20 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks, 6 steals and 6 assists in 69-52 win over South Meck.
Luke Maye, Hough: 35 points in 86-47 win over Providence
Jordan McKenzie, Lavar Batts, Robinson: McKenzie had a game-high 20 points, plus 7 rebounds and 6 assists in a 77-49 win over Northwest Cabarrus. Batt, a highly regarded freshman, had 18.
Matt Morgan, Cox Mill: 28 points in 67-61 win over Charlotte Christian.
Trey Phills, Charlotte Christian: 30 points in 67-61 loss to Cox Mill.
Steven Santa Ana, Ardrey Kell: Santa Ana, a junior, is the reigning Southwestern 4A player of the year. He had 23 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday's 78-66 win over rival Marvin Ridge. Devin Cooper had 19 points, Collin Cooper 15 and Josh Freund 11 for the Knights (2-0).
Tuesday’s Featured Games
United Faith 61, Legacy Charter 52: United Faith got down 10-2 early and trailed 29-23 at halftime. In the third quarter, Falcons sophomore point guard Ty Gadsden scored 12 of his game-high 17 points and the Falcons (2-0) grabbed a lead on Legacy Charter (2-1). United Faith outscored Legacy Charter 22-9 in the third quarter and held onto win. Nehemiah Mabson had 16 points and seven rebounds for United Faith, and Akim Mitchell and Ben Bennett had 10 each.
No. 2 Providence Day 48, No. 6 East Rutherford 42: The Chargers took a 12-8 first quarter lead and boosted it to 31-21 at halftime and then held off a tough 2A East Rutherford team, ranked No. 6 in the Observer’s preseason Sweet 16. White led the Chargers with 20 points and freshman Janelle Bailey had 18. East Rutherford was led by Rachel Camp, who had 19 and Shay Dewberry with 12.
No. 2 Hough 86, Providence 47: The Huskies, the second-ranked team in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll, opened the season on the road with an easy win. Junior Luke Maye had 35 points as the Huskies blew the game open by halftime, leading 42-29. Nolan Nelson (12 points) and Dalen Dotson (11) led Providence (0-1) in the debut of first-year Panthers coach Scott Taylor.
No. 3 Independence 69, South Meck 52: Independence, No. 3 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 preseason poll, was impressive in its season opener against rival South Meck. The Patriots grabbed a 22-12 first quarter lead, pushed it to 41-23 at halftime, and then held South Meck to five points in the third quarter. Tayon Gleaves led the Patriots with 22 points.
By The Numbers
1,000: Parkwood girls star Emry Tsitouris grabbed her 1,000th career rebound in Tuesday’s win over Sun Valley.
15: Charlotte Catholic held rival Country Day to only 15 points in the first half of a 59-30 win to open the season. Country Day fell to 1-1. Robbie Anderson and Joe Scibelli led Catholic with 11 points each.
20: Gaston Day’s Trevor Anderson scored all of his team-high 20 points in the second half of Tuesday’s 87-48 win over Gaston Christian. Derek McKnight had 15, Ben Henderson 13 and Troy Henderson 11 for Gaston Day (3-1). Gaston Christian (0-2) got 20 from Ryan Williams.
59: Hopewell scored 59 points in the second and third quarters of Tuesday's 81-74 win over Garinger to rally from an 11-point first quarter deficit and win.
18-for-24: Providence Day’s Grant Williams, Isaac Johnson and Josh Howard, all sophomores, shot 75 percent from the field, collectively, in Tuesday’s 99-50 win over Grace Academy.
Wednesday, November 20
Charlotte Catholic at Myers Park
Chase at Challenger
East Gaston at Vance
East Rowan at Mount Pleasant
Highland Tech at East Rutherford
Queens Grant at Lincoln Charter
Thursday, November 21
Burns at South Caldwell
Carmel Christian in Tabernacle Christian Tournament
Carolina Christian at First Assembly Christian (Monroe)
Countryside Montessori at Pine Lake Prep (Boys only)
Crossroads Charter in Tabernacle Christian Tip-off Tournament
Davidson Day at York Prep
First Assembly at Covenant Day
Hickory Christian at Asheville Christian
Independence at North Mecklenburg
Highland Tech at Grace Academy (at Carolina Courts)
Mallard Creek at Butler
Newton Conover at West Iredell
North Hills Christian at Gaston Christian (Girls only)
South Mecklenburg at Rocky River
South Rowan at A.L. Brown
Statesville at Shelby
Stuart Cramer at Cherryville
West Stanly at Northwest Cabarrus
Tonight's Lake Norman at Hickory basketball game has been canceled, Lake Norman coach Brandon Jolly told the Observer.
Lake Norman is No. 7 in the Observer's preseason Sweet 16 poll.
Jolly said the game will not be rescheduled.