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