↑ Ardrey Kell: Upset Sweet 16 No. 1 Olympic and ended the Trojans’ 37-game win streak. Olympic’s last loss? Feb. 28, 2012 in the N.C. 4A Western Regional semifinals to West Charlotte.
↑ Lake Norman Charter’s girls: 23 assists in a 72-38 win over East Gaston led to four girls scoring in double figures: Ezinne Mbamalu, Alex Busch, Sarah Novroski and Sierra Wiley.
↑ Rocky River’s girls: The Ravens had five double figure scorers in Tuesday’s 86-36 win over Garinger: Hydeia Harvey, Jordan Soares, Makayla Carter, Taeshnia Dorsey and Ariana Nance.
↑ Workpeh Kofa, Independence: Charlotte 49ers football recruit had 17 points, eight rebounds and three steals in a 69-46 win over Porter Ridge. Deion Lane added 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals. Tayon Gleaves finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Patriots.
Tuesday’s Top Girls Performers
Mahaley Holit, Central Cabarrus: Freshman point guard had 28 points, nine steals, six rebounds and five assists in a 65-61 win over West Rowan. Khalia Hall had 29 for West Rowan.
Courtney Sanderson, South Mecklenburg: 5-5 sophomore guard drained four 3-point shots and finished with 18 points in a 49-35 win over Berry.
Caroline Nageotte, Community School of Davidson: Had 10 points and 15 rebounds in a 59-45 win over Cherryville. It was her first double-double. Anna Lavella had 20 points to lead Community School (1-2).
Emry Tsitouris, Brittany Autry, Parkwood: 28 for Tsitouris and 21 for Autry in a 72-48 win over rival Sun Valley.
A’Diyah Ussery, Crest: Career-high 34 points, including 25 in the first half of a 79-19 win over Chase. Crest (6-0), No. 16 in the Sweet 16, led 33-1 after the first quarter and 47-10 at half. Ussery also scored her 1,000th career point in the win.
Stephanie Watts, Weddington: 29 points, 14 rebounds, six steals, four assists in a 65-34 win over Hickory Ridge. Weddington, No. 13 in the Sweet 16, has won seven straight since losing to No. 6 Ardrey Kell. Watts also made four 3-point shots in the game, to break the school’s career record. Watts now has 167 career 3s made.
Tuesday’s Girls Roundup
No. 9 Hopewell 43, No. 8 Mallard Creek 36: The Titans limited Mallard Creek to 34 percent shooting to gain a key MECKA 8 win.
Hough 43, No. 12 Robinson 36: Hough got 13 points from N.C. State volleyball recruit Julia Brown and 12 from Kelsey Dean to produce an upset of Robinson (6-2). Hough outscored Robinson 15-8 in the fourth quarter. Kelsi Mahoney and Amaya Scott led Robinson with 11 points each.
Lake Norman Charter 72, East Gaston 38: Ezinne Mbamalu had 17 points, 7 rebounds and four steals to lead her team, No. 7 in the Sweet 16, to an easy win. Lake Norman Charter is 5-1, 2-0 in conference play. East Gaston, which got 12 points from Raven Brooks and 12 from Sa’Mauria Shannon is 4-5, 0-2.
West Mecklenburg 42, Providence 41: T’Nyah James had 13 points and Kelsie Ruff had 10 to lead West Meck (4-3, 1-1 SoMeck 8) to the narrow win. Providence (3-6, 1-1) got 16 points and 13 rebounds from Meghan Fleury, who has six double-doubles in nine games. Michaela Daniels had 14 points and five steals for the Panthers.
Tuesday’s Top Boys Performers
Brandon Campbell, The Fletcher School: 34 points in 73-69 win over Arborbrook. Teammate Akil Hasan had 25. Cole Sossamon led Arborbrook with 23.
Torin Dorn, Vance: 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 73-52 win over A.L. Brown. Dorn made 10-of-11 free throws. Bryson Rankin added 18 points and six rebounds for Vance.
Terrance Durham, Mallard Creek: 26 points in 57-46 win over Hopewell. Durham made 8-of-10 free throws and had six rebounds and four assists.
Luke Maye, Hough: 6-foot-8 junior forward had 36 points and 23 rebounds in a 85-69 win over Concord’s Robinson High. Theo Mack had 18 points and six rebounds.
Davis Miller, Alexander Central: 20 points on 6-for-7 shooting, plus five assists in a 67-27 win over North Lincoln.
Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly: 45 points in a 107-76 win over Charlotte’s Evelyn Mack Academy.
Simeon Carter, West Charlotte: 20 points, 13 rebounds, five blocks for 6-7 junior center in a 75-54 win over North Meck
Tuesday’s Boys Roundup
No. 2 Lake Norman 73, No. 15 Statesville 45: Lake Norman (7-0, 2-0 North Piedmont) outscored rival Statesville (3-1, 1-1) 41-25 in the second half to bust open a close game. Hunter Seacat and David Scott had 18 each for Lake Norman, which got 17 points from Kishawn Pritchett. Blake Turner had 13 for Statesville.
West Mecklenburg 72, Providence 61: The Hawks outscored Providence 19-4 in the fourth quarter to rally for the win. Juwan Hood (17 points), Andrew Greene (13) and Tyler Hudson (13) led West Meck. Providence got 18 from Dalen Dotson and 17 from Nolan Nelson.
Garinger 60, Rocky River 53: Garinger got 28 points, 10 assists and six rebounds from Montavius Hancock in a win at Rocky River (3-6, 0-2 Southwestern 4A). Garinger (3-6, 1-1) also got 11 rebounds and six points from Daivon Gamble.
East Meck 62, Butler 55: The Eagles (5-5, 1-1 Southwestern 4A) snapped Butler’s four-game win streak. Tryle Poindexter led the Eagles with 16 points. Matthew Fisher-Davis had 23 for Butler (5-4, 1-1).
No. 8 Freedom 59, Foard 46: The Patriots ran their record to 6-0 with a big fourth quarter push that broke open a tight game. Freedom outscored Foard (3-3) 20-7 in the fourth quarter. Jeron Hemphill and Gabe Logan scored 17 each for Freedom. Nolan Whitener led Foard with 16.
No. 9 Shelby 62, East Burke 42: East Burke hung around in the first half with the favored Golden Lions, trailing only 25-22 at halftime. Shelby pulled away in the second half, led by Clemson recruit Gabe DeVoe’s 26 points. Tyquan Hines had 12 and Patrick Little added 10 for Shelby.
Albermarle at West Stanly
Burns at North Gaston
Lincoln Charter at East Lincoln
Newton Conover at Fred T. Foard
North Rowan in Bull City Classic TBA
Salisbury at Carson
South Caldwell at Maiden
Wilkes Central at Watauga
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