It's Ladies' night: This is the best of girls basketball night of the season. Several huge games on tap.
Keyshawn Woods, Gaston Day: Area's leading scorer (26.8 points per game) plays at United Faith tonight at 7:30. Woods is a sophomore.
West Caldwell: Boys are 11-4 overall, 9-0 in league play starting three freshman, one senior and one junior. West Caldwell has won seven straight.
Tonight's Top Games
No. 4 Ardrey Kell girls at No. 1 Myers Park, 6:15 p.m.: The Mustangs (19-0, 9-0 Southwestern 4A) will all but lock up the league championship with a win at home tonight. Ardrey Kell lost to Myers Park 55-46 at home Dec. 16, but the Knights have an eight-game win streak. Ardrey Kell's girls jayvee is 13-0-1, too.
No. 6 Providence Day girls at No. 5 Charlotte Christian, 6:15 p.m.: The teams met in the N.C. Independent Schools 3A state championship game last season. They also played for the 2011 CISAA conference championship. Tonight, the homestanding Knights (15-3, 3-0) try to run their win streak to six straight. Providence Day (17-4, 2-0) won the league title last year and will try to get in position to win another. The Chargers have lost two of their past five games.
Hough at North Mecklenburg girls, 6:15 p.m.: Hough (12-6, 8-1), which opened in August 2010, is in first place in the I-Meck 4A Conference, just ahead of area powers Mallard Creek (15-3, 7-2) and Hopewell (11-7, 7-2). Hough, led by double-figure scorers Anna Diggs and Kelsey Dean, has won six straight. North Mecklenburg (11-8, 4-5) has won six of its past eight paced by Destiny Barrino (12.5 points per game, 5.1 rebounds, 3.1 steals). See a feature on Diggs at obsprepspot.blogspot.com
No. 5 West Charlotte at Mooresville, 7:45 p.m.: The Lions (15-5, 7-2) are in a tie for first place in the I-Meck 4A with North Meck (16-3, 7-2) and Mallard Creek (13-4, 7-2). West Charlotte lost at home to Mooresville (9-7, 5-4) earlier this season.
East Mecklenburg at Butler, 7:45 p.m.: Butler (11-7, 7-2) is tied with South Meck (15-4, 7-2) and Myers Park (12-7, 7-2) for first place in the Southwestern 4A. East Mecklenburg (11-7, 6-3) is just one game back. Both teams need to win tonight.
David Airing, Covenant Day basketball: Junior scored his 1,000th point last week against Westminster Catawba.
Garland Austin and Becca Jones, Charlotte Latin girls basketball: Austin had 17 points and nine assists in a 68-29 win over Cannon this week. Jones had 17 points, nine rebounds, five steals, three assists and two blocks. Teammate Brooke Brown finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Allison Bock, Lake Norman Charter girls basketball: Career high 23 points in 71-57 loss to Cherryville on Tuesday. She made four 3-point shots.
Devonte Boykins, East Rutherford basketball: Averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals in his past four games. East has won each of those games to move to 16-2. Against Patton on Tuesday, Boykins had his first triple-double, tallying 30 points - on 9-of-11 shooting - plus 10 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and two blocks.
Rashun Davis, Davidson Day basketball: 21 points, five assists, two steals in 92-54 win over Gaston Day on Tuesday. Phillip Anglade finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds for Davidson Day (22-3), which is at North Hills Christian tonight.
Nathaniel Goodwin, Hough soccer: Picked for the East-West All-Star soccer game July 17 at UNC-Greensboro. The game matches some of the best seniors in the state. Goodwin is the first player from Hough to be picked for an East-West All-Star event.
Mecklenburg County Schedule
Ardrey Kell at Myers Park; East Mecklenburg at Butler; Garinger at Olympic; Harding University at East Gaston; Hough at North Mecklenburg; Lake Norman at Hopewell; Mallard Creek at Vance; Providence at Independence; South Mecklenburg at Rocky River; West Charlotte at Mooresville Senior; West Mecklenburg at Phillip O. Berry; Providence Day at Charlotte Christian; Charlotte Catholic at Charlotte Latin; Country Day at Cannon School; Covenant Day at Northside Christian; Davidson Day at North Hills Christian; Metrolina at Hickory Grove; Walnut Grove at Kennedy Charter; East Lincoln at Lake Norman Charter; Pine Lake Prep at Queens Grant; Westminster at SouthLake; Gaston Day at United Faith
Charlotte Christian Charity Baseball Camp
Charlotte Christian's "Sports That Serve" Baseball camp is Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $75 and proceeds benefit Sports That Serve, a non-profit that seeks to use athletics to develop the character of America's youth while raising funds for people living in poverty around the world.
This year's speaker will be for North Carolina and Major League pitcher Dave Lemonds. Info? Visit sportsthatserve.org.