↑ Tayon Gleaves, Independence: Scored his 1,000th career point last month during holiday tournament. Gleaves had 17 points and four steals in a win over Garinger Tuesday.
↑ Ashbrook girls: Improved to 5-0 in Big South play with a 51-45 win over conference heavyweight Forestview Tuesday. The Green Wave faces Lake Norman Charter Friday. Lake Norman Charter, No. 5 in the Sweet 16, is 5-0 in league play, too.
↑ D.J. Cunningham, Cherryville: scored 28, 25, 40, 23 and 23 points in his past five games. Cherryville is 12-1 overall.
↑ Concord First Assembly: Team is 16-1 after Tuesday’s 98-44 win over Metrolina Christian.
Tuesday’s Top Boys Performers
Mike Baez, Charlotte United Christian: 6-4 junior had 34 points in a 79-71 win over Grace Academy.
Ben Bennett, United Faith: Bennett, a 6-4 junior had 23 points and eight rebounds in a 67-53 win over Hickory Christian. Akim Mitchell, a 6-3 junior, added 14, and 6-1 sophomore guard Ty Gadsden had 17 despite being double-teamed. United Faith played without starters Nehemiah Mabson and Jonathan Capel.
C.J. Bryce, North Mecklenburg: Scored 24 of his 26 points in the first half of the Vikings 91-61 win over Robinson.
Brandon Campbell, Fletcher School: 35 points in a 90-46 win over Franklin Heights. It was Campbell’s fifth 30-point game of the season. He’s averaging 31.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and shooting 80 percent from the free throw line. In his previous game, Campbell made 13-of-13 free throw attempts.
Torin Dorn, Vance: 20 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals in a 70-41 win over rival Mallard Creek. Terrance Durham had 20 points for Mallard Creek.
Adam Durden, Charlotte Christian: 19 points in a 69-28 win over Walnut Grove. The Knights ended a seven-game losing streak and improved to 4-13.
Raquon Houston, Hopewell: 23 points in a 62-53 loss to West Charlotte. Houston made 5-of-10 3-point attempts and had three rebounds and three steals.
C.J. Jackson, Olympic: 34 points in a 67-64 win over rival West Meck.
Deion Lane, Independence: 22 points, 17 rebounds, four steals and three assists in a 69-45 win over Garinger.
Tuesday’s Boys Roundup
No. 1 Lake Norman 109, West Iredell 44: Lake Norman (10-4, 4-0 North Piedmont) ran out to a 54-19 halftime lead and won easily over West Iredell (1-10, 1-3). Trey Ford (22 points), David Scott (17), Hunter Seacat (13) and Nick White (12) led Lake Norman. Lance Johnson and Montana David had 10 each for West Iredell.
No. 2 Hough 73, A.L. Brown 38: Hough junior Luke Maye had 22 points as the Huskies (10-3) picked up an easy win. Hough led 39-13 at halftime. Jackeem Neal had 10 points for Brown.
No. 7 Ardrey Kell 66, Providence 52: Devin Cooper had a career-high 19 points and Rhyle Scott had a career-high 15 as the Knghts (11-3, 4-0 SoMeck 8) defeated their arch rival. Steven Santa Ana had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Ardrey Kell.
Butler 71, Rocky River 57: Guards Giavonni Mack (20) and Matthew Fisher-Davis (19) combined for 39 points in the win. Butler trailed 28-26 at halftime, but opened up the game with a 19-7 push in the third quarter.
South Mecklenburg 60, Charlotte Catholic 52: Ahead by one point entering the fourth quarter, South Meck outscored Catholic 21-14 in the final period. Myles Wilkins (18 points) and Khayleb Connelly (16) led the Sabres.
Tuesday’s Top Girls Performers
Anna Lavella, Community School of Davidson: Got her third double-double of the season in a 48-28 win over Pine Lake Prep: 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Kyleigh McLendon, Albemarle: 33 points, on 14-for-24 shooting, in a 75-41 win over South Stanly. Teammate Akela Branch had 21 points, 16 rebounds, three blocks and three steals.
D.D. Rogers, Myers Park: 20 points, 13 rebounds in a 57-27 win over No. 16 Porter Ridge. Rogers’ teammate, Aliyah Mazyck, had 18 points, six steals, five rebounds and five assists for the Mustangs, No. 1 in the Sweet 16.
Tuesday’s Girls Roundup
No. 4 Ardrey Kell 56, Providence 22: The Knights, fresh off an upset of national power St. John’s (MD) last week, allowed Providence only five first half points. Marshae Bradbury had 19 points and Erin Whalen 11 for the Knights (11-4, 4-0 SoMeck 8). Providence’s Meghan Fleury got her eighth double-double in 11 games for the Panthers (3-8, 1-3). She had 10 points and 15 rebounds.
No. 14 Weddington 56, Cuthbertson 36: Weddington (12-3, 1-0 Southern Carolina) had four players in double figures in their win over Union County rival Cuthbertson (10-4, 0-1). They included Jada Craig (11 points), Stephanie Watts (13) and Molly Mann (11). Taylor Helms had 14 for Cuthbertson.
No. 15 Robinson 69, North Meck 58: Robinson (11-2, 3-1 MECKA 8) got a key conference win behind 17 points from Sydni Bickford and 15 from Melanie Zeller. Amaya Scott and Kelsi Mahoney had 14 each for Robinson. North Meck’s Destiny Barrino had 14 for the Vikings, who were outscored 35-19 in the second half.
Olympic 38, West Meck 33: Jenesai Mohammed had 12 points to lead Olympic, which rallied to win by outscoring West Meck 14-6 in the fourth quarter. Olympic held the Hawks to 15 points in the second half. West Meck was led by Joi Tapper, who finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Rocky River 61, Butler 53: Rocky River (11-3, 3-1 Southwestern 4A) moved into second place in league play with a solid win over Butler (10-5, 2-2). Rocky River, which trails first place Myers Park, got 15 points from Tee Dorsey and 10 points each from Hydeia Harvey and Simone Williams.
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