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
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