Day 2 Girls Results:
East Meck 50 Greer Middle College 32
Jayla Horton with 17 for EM
Tori Cooper added 16 for GMC
Gaston Day 46 Kings Mountain 44
Morgan Whitesides led with 20 for GDS
Tiffani Thompson chipped in 13 for KM
Berry 52 Charlotte Christian 40
Rashika White put in 22 for Berry
Kerstie Phills with 19 for CCS
Hough 64 South Meck 39
Kelsey Dean had 16 for Hough
Courtney Sanderson added 18 for SM
Greer Middle College vs Kings Mountain 9am 7th place
Gaston Day vs East Meck 12 noon 5th place
Charlotte Christian vs South Meck 3pm 3rd place
Hough vs Berry 6pm Championship
Day 2 Boys Results:
Providence Day 75 Gaston Day 59
Grant Williams led PDS with 22
Derek Mcknight paced GDS with 21
Kennedy 68 Independence 56
Che Bob poured in 30 for Kennedy
KC Givens and Jr. Bowen both had 12 for Indy
High Point Christian 74 ChristChurch 61
Michael Provenzano led HPCA with 19
Devin Robinson (Florida) had 23 for CCS
Orlando Christian Prep 64 Savannah 44
Dmitri Thompson had 22 for OCP
Christ Cokley (UAB) chipped in 12 for Savannah
Monday's boys pairings
Gaston Day vs Independence 10:30am 7th Place
Kennedy Charter vs Providence Day 1:30pm 5th Place
Savannah vs Christchurch 4:30pm 3rd Place
Orlando Christian vs High Point Christian 7:30pm Championship
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Day 2 Girls Results:
UPWARD CLASSIC AT GASTON DAY SCHOOL
Day 1 Results
Hough 71 Kings Mt 43
Kelsey Dean had 21pts for Hough
Tiffany Thompson with 16 for KM
Berry 66 Greer Middle College(SC) 28
Rashika White led with 12 for Berry
Killian Milenger added 8 for GMC
Charlotte Christian 50 East Meck 39
Kerstie Phils had 17 for CCS
Zhamya Wills with 14 for EM
South Meck 55 Gaston Day 45
Courtney Sanderson put in 19 for SM
Omarri Holland added 20 for GDS
Day 2 Girls Pairings and times:
Greer Middle College vs East Meck 9am
Gaston Day vs King Mountain 12 noon
Berry vs Charlotte Christian 3pm
South Meck vs Hough 4:30pm
Day 1 Results
Orlando Christian Prep (FL) 78 Independence 69
Brandon Maxwell (Chattanooga) Led OCP with 21
Jr Bowen added 17 for Indy
High Point Christian 60 Providence Day 47
Joey McLean led HPCA with 22
Grant Williams put in 14 for PDS
ChristChurch School (VA) 76 Gaston Day 60
Devin Robinson (Florida) poured in 31 for CCS
Troy Henderson (Mount St. Marys) added 14 for GDS
Savannah (GA) vs Kennedy Charter LATE
Day 2 Boys Pairing and times:
Gaston Day vs Providence Day 10:30am
Independence vs Savannah/Kennedy Loser 1:30pm
Christchurch vs High point christian 6pm
Orlando Christian vs Savannah/Kennedy Winner 7:30p,
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Olympic High head football coach Barry Shuford has resigned.
Shuford said he wants to spend more time following his son and daughter, who are playing sports in college.
Shuford coached at Olympic since 2007. His 2013 team was 7-5. After going 4-7 in his first season, Shuford's next six teams produced no losing seasons.
Prior to coaching at Olympic, Shuford was at Monroe's Parkwood High from 2003-06, at Butler from 1997-02, at Garinger from 1992-95, and at Bessemer City from 1989-91.
His career record is 142-137.
In a letter to Olympic's administration, Shuford said, "I am resigning as head football coach at Olympic High School effective immediately. I would like to travel to see my son and daughter participate in college sports and would like to do that freely without the burden of feeling that I am neglecting my kids at Olympic High School."
With Shuford's resignation, there are now five head football jobs open at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
The others (info on each link) are at Myers Park, Garinger and Vance and West Charlotte.
Thursday, December 19
Alexander Central at Mooresville
Ardrey Kell at Harding
Carolina Chargers at Highland Tech
Central Cabarrus at South Rowan
Countryside Montessori at Community School of Davidson
Hickory Ridge at Northwest Cabarrus
Independence in Kernersville Medical Center Tournament (Girls only)
Jay M. Robinson at A.L. Brown
Lake Norman at South Iredell
Maiden at Bunker Hill
Mallard Creek at Hough
Mount Pleasant at South Stanly
Myers Park at Butler
North Lincoln at North Iredell
North Mecklenburg at Hopewell
Piedmont at Central Academy
Pine Lake Prep at Cherryville
Porter Ridge at Garinger
Providence at Berry
Rocky River at East Mecklenburg
South Mecklenburg at West Mecklenburg
West Charlotte at Vance
West Iredell at Statesville
West Rowan at East Rowan
Monday, December 16, 2013
Here are tonight and Tuesday's games
Monday, December 16
Hickory Christian at Statesville Christian
Pageland Central at Central Academy
West Stanly at Sun Valley
Tuesday, Dec. 17
Albermarle at Gray Stone Day
Anson at Cheraw
Arborbrook at Fletcher School
Burns at East Rutherford
Butler at East Mecklenburg
Carolina Christian at Metrolina Christian
Charlotte United Christian at New Hope Christian
Chase at Crest
Cherryville at Community School of Davidson
Christ the King at Davidson Day
Cox Mill at Concord
East Burke at Shelby
East Gaston at Lake Norman Charter
East Rowan at Northwest Cabarrus
Forest Hills at Piedmont
Fred T. Foard at Freedom
Garinger at Rocky River
Harding at Charlotte Catholic
Hickory at Patton
Highland Tech at Lincoln Charter
Hopewell at Mallard Creek
Hough at Jay M. Robinson
Independence at Porter Ridge
Kennedy Charter at Grace Academy (at Crews Road Rec Center)
Kings Mountain at Draughn
Marvin Ridge at Monroe
Mooresville at North Iredell
North Gaston at Ashbrook
North Lincoln at Alexander Central
North Mecklenburg at West Charlotte
North Stanly at Queens Grant
Olympic at Ardrey Kell
Parkwood at Sun Valley
Pine Lake Prep at Bessemer City
Riverside Christian Academy at Crossroads Charter
St. Stephens at Watauga
Salem Baptist at Concord First Assembly
South Caldwell at Hibriten
South Iredell at West Iredell
South Mecklenburg at Berry
South Point at Hunter Huss
South Rowan at Carson
South Stanly at Union Academy
Statesville at Lake Norman
Stuart Cramer at Forestview
Thomas Jefferson at Crossnore
Vance at A.L. Brown
Weddington at Hickory Ridge
West Rowan at Central Cabarrus
West Mecklenburg at Providence
Friday, December 13, 2013
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and News 14 Carolina will exclusively televise the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) football championship games live this weekend. The games will also all be streamed live online atwww.twcsportschannel.com for authenticated subscribers as well as on www.news14.com.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel can be found on channel 520 on Time Warner Cable systems in the Carolinas, with Time Warner Cable SportsChannel2 available on channel 521 and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel3 on channel 522. For more information, visitwww.twcsportschannel.com.
NCHSAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SCHEDULE
Friday, December 13
LIVE at 7:30 p.m. Division 2AA Championship Game - TWC SportsChannel
High Point T.W. Andrews vs. Monroe High School
Talent: Chris Edwards/Joe Simmons/Lyndsay Rowley
Saturday, December 14
LIVE at 11:00 a.m. Division 1A Championship - TWC SportsChannel
Plymouth High School vs. Murphy High School
Talent: Patrick Kinas/Sean McNally/Paul Doherty
Saturday, December 14
LIVE at 11:00 a.m. Division 3A - TWC SportsChannel2
Havelock High School vs. Concord High School
Talent: Mike Solarte/Ethan Horton/Jim Connors
Saturday, December 14
LIVE at 11:00 a.m. Division 2A - TWC SportsChannel3
Southwest Onslow High School vs.
Shelby High School
Talent: Chris Edwards/Joe Simmons/Lyndsay Rowley
Saturday, December 14
LIVE at 3:00 p.m. Division 1AA -TWC SportsChannel
Warsaw James Kenan High School vs.
West Montgomery High School
Talent: Patrick Kinas/Sean McNally/Paul Doherty
Saturday, December 14
LIVE at 3:00 p.m. Division 4A - TWC SportsChannel2
Scotland County High School vs.
Greensboro James B. Dudley High School
Talent: Mike Solarte/Ethan Horton/Jim Connors
Saturday, December 14
LIVE at 7:00 p.m. Division 3AA - TWC SportsChannel
Southern Durham High School vs.
Crest High School
Talent: Patrick Kinas/Sean McNally/Paul Doherty
Saturday, December 14
LIVE at 7:00 p.m. Division 4AA - News 14 Carolina
Wake Forest High School vs.
Charlotte Mallard Creek High School
Talent: Mike Solarte/Ethan Horton/Jim Connors
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
UP, Shannon Bradley, United Faith: Averaging 17.3 points for Falcons (2-1) who didn’t have a team last season and are starting over in 2013-14. Bradley had 19 points in Monday’s 28-15 win at Legacy Charter (S.C.)
UP, Salem Cuthbertson, Desiree Newman, Charlotte United Christian: Cuthbertson had 20 points, 16 steals, 13 rebounds in a 50-8 win over the Fletcher School. Newman, a 2012-13 All-Mecklenburg pick, had 21 points.
UP, Providence girls: Three players had double-doubles in Tuesday's 58-42 win over Sun Valley: Megan Fleury (21 points, 24 rebounds); Chi-Chi Madguebunam (15, 16) and Michaela Daniels (10 steals, 10 assists, seven points). Fleury's 24 rebounds broke her school-record of 20 set earlier this season.
UP, L.J. Peak, Gaffney: Georgetown recruit had 34 points and 14 rebounds in 76-65 win over Rock Hill Tuesday, scoring 19 in the second half. Peak, a 6-5 senior forward, is rated among the nation's top 100 recruits by ESPN.
UP, Luke Maye, Hough: Junior scored his 1,000th career point in a one-point win over Independence.
TUESDAY'S TOP GIRLS PERFORMERS
Brittany Autry, Parkwood: 19 points, 10 rebounds in 63-15 win over Buford. Emry Tsitouris had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 25 points, 12 rebounds in 63-43 win over Metrolina Christian. Erica Van Dusen finished with 16 points, six assists and six steals.
Miya Bull, East Mecklenburg: 10 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks in a 64-52 win at Olympic.
Lauren Arney, East Burke: 31 points in 70-67 win over East Rutherford. East Rutherford's Rachel Camp had 38 points, 7 rebounds and teammate Shay Dewberry added 21.
Kelsey Dean, Hough: Scored 32 points in a 73-28 win over Independence and also scored her 1,000th career point in the fourth quarter.
Mahaley Holit, Central Cabarrus: freshman had 21 points, eight assists and six steals in a 61-55 win over Hickory Ridge.
Haleigh Lackey, Bandys: made 12-of-16 shots from the field and had 24 points in 94-17 win over Foard. She also had five steals.
Eleah Parker, Northside Christian: nine points, 16 rebounds, eight blocks in a win over Concord First Assembly.
Marie Ritchie, Alexander Central girls: 13 points, 12 rebounds in 44-32 win over Watauga. Alexander Central is 6-0.
Stephanie Watts, Weddington: National recruit had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 12 steals in a 59-33 win over Forestview. Teammate Bailee Carter had 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks, nearly getting a triple double.
TUESDAY'S GIRLS ROUNDUP
No. 1 Myers Park 62, No. 15 North Mecklenburg 43: Myers Park (8-0) made a statement in the second half of Tuesday's showdown at North (4-3). The Vikings led Myers Park 21-20 at halftime, but the Mustangs outscored North 42-22 in the second half. Aliyah Mazyck had 18 points and Rydeiah Rogers 16 to lead the Mustangs. North got 13 from Dynasty Heyward and 12 from Destiny Barrino.
Australia 40, No. 2 Providence Day 37: The Chargers were outscored 14-11 in the fourth quarter of a close game and fell to a team of Australia high school age players. Jatarie White had 24 for the Chargers.
No. 5 Mallard Creek 76, No. 11 Harding 67: The Mavericks stayed unbeaten at 6-0 beating the two-time N.C. 3A champs behind 21 points from Chantel Williams, 19 from Autumn Drayton and 18 from Zaria Wright. Mallard Creek outscored Harding (3-2) 24-16 in the decisive fourth quarter. Harding got 18 from Brianna Hamrick and 14 from Myicha Drakeford.
Charlotte Catholic 56, Charlotte Latin 46: Sophie Rossitch had 21 pionts and Sarah Dudzinski added 11 in the Cougars' win. Catholic led 23-7 after the first quarter. Chanin Scott led Latin (1-6) with 16 points. Catholic is 2-2.
Hough 73, Independence 28: Hough (4-2) jumped out to a 27-3 first quarter lead and won this non-conference game easily at home in Cornelius. Camile Martin led Independence with 12 points.
TUESDAY'S TOP BOYS PERFORMERS
Ty-shon Alexander, Concord: 33 points in a 72-53 win over East Rowan with N.C. State coaches into see the 6-3 freshman wing.
Gabe DeVoe, Shelby: 39 points, courtesy of eight 3-point shots, from Clemson signee in a 94-54 win over Chase.
Terrance Durham, Mallard Creek: Scored 27 points in a 79-77 win over Harding. Harding, which got 31 points from Darryl White and 22 from Teyon Henry, outscored Mallard Creek 39-15 in the fourth quarter to get close. White had 20 of his 31 points in the quarter.
Daivon Gamble, Garinger: 16 points, 22 rebounds in a 54-46 win over East Gaston.
Jay Harrill, Watauga: 25 points, five rebounds in 61-43 win over Alexander Central. Alexander's Ty Ireland had 22 points, 13 rebounds, three assists.
Luke Maye, Hough: Scored his 1,000th point with 98 seconds left in the first quarter. He finished with 19 points, 16 rebounds in a one point win over Independence.
Deion Lane, Independence: 27 points, 10 rebounds, three steals in a 69-68 narrow loss at Hough. Teammate Tayon Gleaves had 21 for the Patriots (3-4), No. 15 in the Observer's Sweet 16.
Derek McKnight, Gaston Day: 29 points in a 65-50 win over Davidson Day.
Justus Melton, Covenant Day: 28 points, 21 rebounds in 62-55 win over Metrolina Christian. Melton averages 22 points, 14 rebounds.
Desean Murray, Northside Christian: In a 99-62 win over First Assembly, Murray had 15 points and 18 rebounds. Keyshawn Woods had 24 points, five assists. James Demery had 22 pionts an eight rebounds.
Darnell Rogers, Indian Land: 5-5 sophomore guard scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and 26 overall as Indian Land, No. 10 in the S.C. 2A state poll, beat 4A York.
Chad Sanders, Kings Mountain: 25 points 87-58 win over Chase. Teammate James Tillman had 21 points, 11 rebounds.
Hunter Seacat, Lake Norman: 24 points, six rebounds and two blocks in 77-52 win over Hopewell.
Chazz Surratt, East Lincoln: made 7-of-7 free throws in the final two minutes to seal a 68-63 win over South Point. He had 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Travis Waldroup-Rodriguez, East Rutherford: 24 points, eight rebounds in 67-56 win over East Burke.
TUESDAY’S BOYS ROUNDUP
No. 8 North Mecklenburg 92, Myers Park 81: C.J. Bryce had 30 points, 10 rebound and three assists in a tight win over rival Myers Park. North (7-0) also had 20 points and six rebounds from Taj Middleton.
Gaston Day 65, Davidson Day 50: In a meeting of two of the state’s top 2A private schools, Gaston Day got 12 points from Adam Koziol and held Davidson Day’s Kenny Hairston to 11. Hairston came into the game averaging 22 points. Blake Schermann led Davidson Day (6-1) with 14 points. Gaston Day improved to 7-4.
Greensboro Day 54, Cannon 50: Greensboro Day got 24 points from Bryan Rouse and 10 points from eighth grader Will Dillard to improve to 6-2 and slow down Cannon. Cannon (9-2) got 17 from Ryan Marks.
Sun Valley 67, Providence 59: Sun Valley had four double-figure scorers in a solid win. Jay Rowell had 17 points, Daquan Moody 14, Malcolm Cumberbatch and Jimmy Hudgens had 12 each for Sun Valley (2-2). Providence (1-6) got 15 from Nolan Nelson and 14 from Dalen Dotson.
TUESDAY'S GIRLS SCORES
No. 1 Myers Park 62, No. 15 North Mecklenburg 43
Australia 40, No. 2 Providence Day 37
No. 4 Bandys 94, Foard 17
No. 5 Mallard Creek 76, No. 11 Harding 67
No. 7 Parkwood 63, Buford 15
No. 16 Weddington 59, Forestview 33
Alexander Central 44, Watauga 32
Bessemer City 62, Piedmont Charter 10
Central Cabarrus 61, Hickory Ridge 55
Charlotte Catholic 56, Charlotte Latin 46
Charlotte United Christian 50, Fletcher School 8
Christ The King 47, Pine Lake Prep 27
Covenant Day 63, Metrolina Christian 43
Davidson Day 50, Charlotte Latin 48
East Burke 70, East Rutherford 67
East Mecklenburg 64, Olympic 52
Forsyth Country Day 50, Country Day 46
Fort Mill (SC) 60, River Bluff 18
Gaffney (SC) 50, Rock Hill 48
Gaston Day 49, Davidson Day 40
Hopewell 58, Lake Norman 47
Hough 73, Independence 28
Indian Land (SC) 46, York 34
Kings Mountain 59, Burns 34
McDowell 66, Freedom 53
Northwestern (SC) 74, Boiling Springs 21
Northside Christian 48, First Assembly 22
Parkwood 59, Buford 54
Providence 58, Sun Valley 42
Shelby 51, Chase 18
South Point 59, East Lincoln 26
Union Academy 58, East Montgomery 47
West Lincoln 42, North Lincoln 27
TUESDAY'S BOYS SCORES
No. 1 Providence Day 60, Australia 55
No. 3 Lake Norman 77, Hopewell 52
No. 4 Hough 69, No. 15 Independence 68
No. 5 Olympic 63, East Meck 53
No. 8 North Meck 92, Myers Park 81
No. 11 Freedom 67, McDowell 56
No. 13 Concord 72, East Rowan 53
No. 14 East Rutherford 67, East Burke 56
Alexander Central 61, Watauga 43
Bessemer City 70, Piedmont Charter 62
Charlotte Christian 61, Community School of Davidson 34
Charlotte Latin 73, Charlotte Catholic 67
Charlotte United Christian 67, Fletcher School 48
Covenant Day 62, Metrolina Christian 55
Cox Mill 62, NW Cabarrus 57
East Lincoln 68, South Point 63
Forsyth Country Day 66, Country Day 39
Ft Mill (SC) 52, River Bluff 46
Gaffney (SC) 76, Rock Hill 65
Garinger 54, East Gaston 46
Gaston Day 65, Davidson Day 50
Greensboro Day 54, Cannon 50
Hickory Ridge 63, Central Cabarrus 63
Indian Land (SC) 76, York 74
Kings Mountain 87, Burns 58
Legacy Charter (SC) 67, United Faith 52
Lincolnton 68, North Gaston 47
Mallard Creek 79, Harding 77
Marvin Ridg 80, Nation Foard 58
Northside Christian 99, Concord First Assembly 62
Piedmont 63, Forest Hills 48
St. Stephens 75, Newton-Conover 73
Sun Valley 67, Providence 59
Weddington 64, Forestview 58
WEDNESDAY'S FEATURED GAME
No. 2 West Charlotte (3-1) at Berry (4-0), 7:30 p.m.: Berry has won four games by 23 points, specializing in the close win. Berry is also holding its opponents to slightly more than 50 points per game. The Lions are averaging triple digits. Something will give in this huge rivalry game.
Note: Wednesday's No. 13 Concord at No. 12 North Rowan game has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.
A.L. Brown at South Rowan
Carson at Salisbury
Clover at Hunter Huss
Crest at Ashbrook
Cuthbertson at Central Academy
Forest Hills at Pageland Central
Fred T. Foard at West Caldwell
Freedom at McDowell
Lincoln Charter at Queens Grant
Monroe at Sun Valley
North Henderson at Thomas Jefferson Academy
Piedmont at Rocky River
Porter Ridge at Anson
South Caldwell at Alexander Central
South Davidson at Union Academy
South Stanly at West Stanly
Vance at East Gaston
West Charlotte at Berry
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/09/4533301/high-school-basketball-gameday.html#storylink=cpy
Friday, December 6, 2013
UP, Myers Park girls: 6-0 after Friday’s 61-15 win over Providence. Mustangs, No. 1 in the Sweet 16, got 11 points from Aliyah Mazyck and 10 each from Morgan Uptegraff and Saadia Timptonz
UP, Stephanie Butler: Former Butler High girls coach won her coaching debut at Rock Hill South Pointe Friday against Gaffney. Coach Butler led the Butler High Bulldogs to the 2010 state title and a national ranking.
UP, Ezinne Mbamalu, Lake Norman Charter girls: All-Mecklenburg star scored her 1,000th point Friday against Hough.
UP, Devin Parks, West Rowan: hit a game-winning shot against rival Northwest Cabarrus Friday.
UP, Gray Stone Day: Boys win over South Stanly ended a losing streak that goes back to the 2011 season.
Friday's Top Girls Performers
Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 17 points, 12 rebounds in 51-45 win over Gaston Christian. Sister Hannah Billiard had 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Bailey Carter, Weddington: 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 74-29 win over Garinger. North Carolina recruit Stephanie Watts had 24 points for Weddington (5-2).
Evonna McGill, Gaston Day: 17 points, 11 rebounds in a 65-33 win over Burlington Christian
Mary Ritchie, Alexander Central: 16 points, 10 rebounds in 56-50 win over South Caldwell.
Shaigna Wentz, Porter Ridge: 20 points in 43-34 win over South Meck. Mary Quick had 10 for the Sabres.
Jatarie White, Providence Day: 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 48-33 win over Raleigh Ravenscroft on the road. The Chargers, No. 2 in the Sweet 16, play at Durham Academy Saturday at 2 p.m.
Friday's Girls Roundup
No. 4 Lake Norman Charter 59, No. 14 Hough 50: Alex Busch had 22 points and made 8-of-10 free throw attempts as Lake Norman Charter stopped Hough in overtime. Hough was outscored 18-0 in the second quarter, but rallied behind Julia Brown (20 points) and Kelsey Dean (11).
Friday's Top Boys Performers
Michael Baez, Charlotte United Christian: 18 points, seven assists in 76-71 win over Oakbrook Prep. Stefan Kostic had 12 points and six assists and Stephen Adams had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors (8-5) who lost 122-80 to Oakbrook last season.
Austin Dasent, Myers Park: 14 points, five rebounds, six assists in win over Providence. Teammate ZaQwaun Matthews had 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Adam Durden, Charlotte Christian: 21 points in 59-43 loss to Fayetteville's Trinity Christian.
Devonte Fuller, Hickory: 27 points in a 73-58 loss to Statesville. Fuller had 45 in a loss to Newton-Conover Tuesday. Kender Thompson led Statesville with 24.
Andrew Guillot, Union Academy: hit game-winning shot in 53-51 win over Pine Lake Prep with three seconds left. He finished with nine points.
Luke Lawson, Grace Academy: 34 points, eight rebounds, two steals in a 94-83 win over GCAA. Juice Narusas had 16 points, 10 rebounds and threee assists.
Matt Morgan, Cox Mill: 33 points, three assists in 70-50 win over Hickory Ridge. Cox Mill is 5-1.
Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly: 33 points in 87-56 win over Westminster Catawba.
Zaccheus Rorie, Forest Hills: 19 points, 12 rebounds for the sophomore point guard in a 80-75 win over Anson Senior. Terrance Huntley had 17 and 6-10 Michael Whitis had 18 for Forest Hills (2-0).
Patrick Tape’, Queens Grant: Second straight double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks) Friday.
Michael White, Country Day: 20 points, four steals in 71-51 win over Community School of Davidson.
Friday's Boys Roundup
Raleigh Ravenscroft 86, No. 1 Providence Day 83, 2 OT: The Chargers (6-1) were down seven with 60 seconds left and tied it with seven seconds left to force overtime. Providence Day missed a shot to win at the end of the first overtime and missed a shot to tie at the end of the second OT. Ravenscroft made 13-of-20 three-point shots. Jordan Watkins led the Chargers with 27 points. Grant Williams had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 5 Olympic 69, Hopewell 34: The Trojans won their 34th straight game after jumping out to a 20-4 first quarter lead. Damari Parris had 14 points for Olympic, which also got 11 points from Malik Constantine and 10 from C.J. Jackson. Hopewell's Jerod Ellis had 13.
Country Day 71, Community School of Davidson 51: Country Day outscored Community Schoool 19-9 in the first quarter and opened up a 37-21 halftime lead. Andy Salisbury (seven points, 11 rebounds) and Alex Owen (11 points, nine rebounds) were key players for the Bucs (3-4). Community School fell to 0-3.
Charlotte Latin 48, Durham Academy 47: A few days after scoring his 1,000th career point, Latin's Rusty Reigel made a buzzer-beating layup to give his team the win.
Sun Valley 59, Rocky River 48: Sun Valley (1-2) got its first win of the season, behind 21 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals from senior Daquan Moody. Sun Valley grabbed a 22-10 first quarter lead and never let up. Rocky River fell to 3-2.
South Meck 62 Porter Ridge 55: Jalen Blakeney had 22 points and Terrance Pearson 11 to pace the Sabres, who outscored Porter Ridge 21-14 in the fourth quarter. Caleb Hornseley had 27 points for Porter Ridge.
FRIDAY'S GIRLS SCORES
No. 1 Myers Park 61, Providence 15
No. 2 Providence Day 48, Raleigh Ravenscroft 33
No. 4 Lake Norman Charter 59, No. 14 Hough 50
No. 11 Harding 74, East Meck 47
Alexander Central 56, South Caldwell 50
Carmel Christian 52, Queens Grant 19
Covenant Day 51, Gaston Christian 45
Cuthbertson 55, Indian Land 38
Gaston Day 65, Burlington Christian 33
Freedom 40, East Burke 37
Gray Stone Day 51, South Stanly 41
Hickory Ridge 42, Cox Mill 39
Hopewell 67, Olympic 39
Lincolnton 57, North Lincoln 29
North Gaston 52, Cherryville 29
Porter Ridge 43, South Meck 34
South Point 52, East Lincoln 26
Weddington 74, Garinger 29
FRIDAY'S BOYS SCORES
Raleigh Ravenscroft 86, No. 1 Providence Day 83, 2 OT
No. 3 Lake Norman 89, Bandys 48
No. 4 Hough 55, Lake Norman Charter 29
No. 5 Olympic 69, Hopewell 34
No. 11 Freedom 61, East Burke 55
Alexander Central 63, South Caldwell 32
Burns 67, Chase 32
Charlotte Latin 48, Durham Academy 47
Charlotte United 76, Oakbrook Prep 71
Cherryville 83, North Gaston 71
Country Day 71, Community School of Davidson 51
Covenant Day 68, Gaston Christian 46
Cox Mill 70, Hickory Ridge 50
East Lincoln 74, South Point 66
Gray Stone Day 71, South Stanly 65
Harding 71, East Meck 60
Kennedy Charter 96, North Hills Christian 21
Myers Park 61, Providence 43
North Lincoln 47, Lincolnton 42
South Meck 62, Porter Ridge 55
Sun Valley 59, Rocky River 48
Union Academy 53, Pine Lake Prep 51
Weddington 69, Garinger 62
West Caldwell 33, Hibriten 27
Charlotte Christian at Forsyth Country Day
Charlotte Latin at Ravenscroft
Crossroads Charter at Victory Christian
Davidson Day vs. Fayetteville Academy at Forsyth Country Day
Grace Academy at Northside Christian
Mallard Creek at A.C. Reynolds
North Raleigh Christian at Cannon
Providence Day at Durham Academy
TBA at North Rowan in Bull City Classic
United Faith at Word of God
Vance at Harding
Victory Christian at SW Edgecombe
West Charlotte athletics director Chris Satterfield told the Observer that Lions football coach Marcus Surratt has resigned.
Surratt coached the Lions for four seasons. His first team, in 2010, finished 8-5. The Lions have been 5-28 since.
Satterfield said the school will begin a search for a replacement immediately.
In the just completed 2013 season, Surratt's team was 0-11 and was outscored 532-146. West Charlotte reached the state semifinals in 2007 under Maurice Flowers but had to forfeit its wins because of ineligible players.
The 2013 season was the first time West Charlotte had gone without a win on the field since 1968.
From 1980-1999, the Lions had two head coaches -- Bruce Hardin and Tom Knotts, a pair that led the Lions to five state championship appearances.
Since 2000, the Lions have had six head coaches: Mike Helms (6-5, 2000 season), Pete Gilchrist (50-29, 2001-06, one state finals appearance), Flowers (0-14-1, 2007), Aaron Brand (9-4, 2008), Jeff Simpson (5-7, 2009) and Surratt.
West Charlotte joins Myers Park, Garinger and Vance as Mecklenburg County schools with head coaching vacancies.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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)
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
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/11/21/4486656/high-school-football-gameday-xxx.html#storylink=cpy
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