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High School Basketball Gameday 01.25.14

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    Mecklenburg County boys basketball standings

    MECKA 8

    School Overall Conf.
    Hough13-37-0
    North Meck14-25-2
    West Charlotte11-55-2
    Mallard Creek9-83-4
    Robinson7-93-4
    Hopewell4-122-5
    Vance4-122-5
    A.L. Brown6-91-2

    Southwestern 4A

    School Overall Conf.
    Butler12-45-1
    Independence9-95-1
    East Meck11-74-2
    Myers Park11-63-3
    Garinger5-122-4
    Porter Ridge3-112-4
    Rocky River5-120-6

    SoMeck 8

    School Overall Conf.
    Berry14-27-0
    Ardrey Kell13-46-1
    Olympic15-25-2
    Harding6-82-3
    Charlotte Catholic 4-11 2-4
    South Meck5-112-5
    West Meck4-101-5
    Providence3-141-5

    CISAA

    School Overall Conf.
    Providence Day16-33-0
    Charlotte Latin14-51-1
    Charlotte Co. Day10-111-1
    Cannon15-81-2
    Charlotte Christian6-160-2



Elevator

↑  Providence Day defense: The Chargers, who moved up to No. 2 in the Sweet 16 this week, held rival Charlotte Latin without a field goal for the final nine minutes, 32 seconds of Wednesday’s 65-45 win. They also ended Latin’s 12-game win streak.

↑  Myers Park girls: Up two spots to No. 14 in MaxPreps national poll. The Mustangs are No. 22 in USA Today’s poll.

↑ Connor Burchfield, Concord: Had 37 points in Thursday’s 83-78 win against North Rowan. The Cavaliers’ Michael Connor Jr. had 31 points and Concord freshman Ty-Shon Alexander had 27.

↑  Providence Day sophomores: Josh Howard (21 points, four rebounds, one block), Grant Williams (eight points, 14 rebounds, eight blocks) and Issac Johnson (12 points, 10 rebounds, one block) combined for 41 points, 28 rebounds and 10 blocks in Wednesday’s win against rival Charlotte Latin.

↑  Christal Caldwell: Two-time Observer player of the year and former N.C. Associated Press player of the year out of West Charlotte scored her 1,000th collegiate point this week at West Virginia. Caldwell, a senior, was a first-team all-conference pick last season.

↑  Be The Match game at Hickory Ridge: Hickory Ridge girls coach Tolonda Rose lost her brother, Todd, to leukemia in 2010. Her school hosts the second annual Be The Match game, where anyone between the ages of 18 and 44 who attends the game can sign up for the bone marrow donor registry or get more information. Simmons donated marrow to her brother, who later died from complications from the disease. Hickory Ridge hosts Central Cabarrus Friday.

Providence Day to honor former Chargers great Reggie Clark Friday

During halftime of Friday’s game with rival Charlotte Country Day, Providence Day will retire former football star Reggie Clark’s No. 11 jersey. The jersey was retired in 1988, but the number was accidentally used recently.

Clark was all-state in football, basketball and baseball at Providence Day. He was drafted in the second round by baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays. In football, Clark played running back and free safety. In 1986, he led coach Steve Shaughnessy’s team to a 9-1 record and the school’s first state championship.

Clark rushed for 4,820 career yards in high school before playing football at North Carolina. After he graduated, Clark was a free agent pick by the New England Patriots. He played for several NFL teams, including San Diego, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville.

Clark said he was touched by the “re-retirement” of his jersey.

“Now,” he said, “my daughter can look at it hanging in her school and say, ‘Hey, daddy did something important. He did something special.’”

Friday’s Top Matchups

Concord First Assembly (19-3, 8-1) at Northside Christian (19-1, 9-0), 7 p.m.: Northside is up to No. 6 in the MaxPreps national poll and No. 8 in USA Today. The Knights have won eight in a row, and beat First Assembly 99-64 in December. First Assembly has won three straight, but must win Friday to keep Northside from all but clinching a league championship.

Hopewell girls (14-2, 6-1) at Hough (12-4, 5-2), 6 p.m.: Hough has won seven in a row and stands one game behind Hopewell, which has won four straight. North Meck (11-7, 5-2) is also tied for second.

Myers Park girls (15-1, 5-0 Southwestern 4A) at Rocky River (13-3, 4-1), 6 p.m.: Rocky River has won five in a row since losing to Robinson on Dec. 27. Myers Park beat Rocky River 75-54 on Dec. 13. If the Mustangs win, they have the inside track to the championship.

Independence (9-9, 5-1 Southwestern 4A) at East Mecklenburg (11-7, 4-2), 7:30 p.m.: Independence fell into a first-place tie after losing by a point to Butler (12-4, 5-1) Tuesday. East Mecklenburg needs to win to stay on pace for a conference championship.

Observer-area boys stat leaders

Scoring

Name School Average
Gave DeVoeShelby32.9
Brandon CampbellFletcher31.8
John EmezieMarvin Ridge30.8
CJ JacksonOlympic26.0
Che’ BobKennedy Charter24.9
Terrance DurhamMallard Creek24.6
Charles MinlendConcord First Assembly24.4
Akil HasanFletcher24.0
Matthew Fisher-DavisButler24.0
DJ PrioleauPiedmont Community Charter23.9
Montavius HancockGaringer22.9
Giavonni MackButler22.6
Darryl WhiteHarding22.3
Travis Waldroup-RodriguezEast Rutherford22.2
DJ CunninghamCherryville22.1
Jerick HaynesCrest21.9
CJ BryceNorth Meck21.3
Luke MayeHough21.1
Kerrion MooreHunter Huss20.9
Torin DornVance20.8
Tyzden GrahamSouth Iredell20.7
Chazz SurrattEast Lincoln20.7

Rebounding

Name School Average
Justice RogersGrace Academy16.4
Daivon GambleGaringer15.4
Luke MayeHough14.6
Matthew Fisher-DavisButler14.0
Malik ConstantineOlympic13.5
Devonta TealAnson Senior11.9
Patrick Tape’Queens Grant11.7
Juice NarusasGrace Academy11.3
Cole SossamonArborbrook Christian10.9
Grant HedbergSouth Mecklenburg10.2
Blake WaudWeddington10.2
James TillmanKings Mountain10.1
James Lewis East Gaston10.0
Landon YarbroughNorth Lincoln10.0

Assists

Name School Average
Giavonni MackButler8.0
Josh ShererKings Mountain6.2
Malik MasseyWest Charlotte6.0
Trey JacksonComenius5.6
Kishawn PritchettLake Norman5.2
Kyle RiddleyCrossroads Charter5.2
Jearrard WrightBessemer City5.2
Noah HartleyGaston Christian5.2
Akil HasanFletcher5.0
Cole KlarenGrace Academy5.0
J’Maine HarrisAnson Senior5.0
Chazz SurrattEast Lincoln5.0
Torin DornVance4.9
Eli GailesWatauga4.8
Jalen StoweHickory Ridge4.8
Rayshawn NealGaringer4.8
Mon’Darius BlackShelby4.8
Duane GoodmanQueens Grant4.7
Carlton BaxterCrossroads Charter4.6
Montavius HancockGaringer4.6
Desmond WhitesidesR-S Central4.6

Friday’s Observer-area high school basketball schedule

North Carolina

Anson at Sun Valley

Bandys at East Lincoln

Bunker Hill at Maiden

Butler at Garinger

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Charlotte Catholic at Berry

Charlotte Country Day at Providence Day

Charlotte Latin at Charlotte Christian

Chase at Draughn

Concord First Assembly at Northside Christian

Cramerton Christian at Carolina Christian

Cuthbertson at Weddington

Davidson Day at Forsyth Country Day

East Burke at Burns

East Rowan at Concord

Fletcher School at Arborbrook

Forest Hills at Central Academy

Forestview at Lake Norman Charter

Freedom at Fred T. Foard

Gray Stone Day at Albermarle

Hibriten at South Caldwell

Hickory Christian at United Faith

Hickory Grove at Westminster Catawba

Highland Tech at Thomas Jefferson Academy

Hopewell at Hough

Independence at East Mecklenburg

Kennedy Charter at Quality Education Kings Mountain at Shelby

Lake Norman at Alexander Central

Lincoln Charter at Cherryville

Marvin Ridge at Piedmont

Metrolina Christian at Covenant Day

Monroe at West Stanly

Myers Park at Rocky River

Newton Conover at West Caldwell

North Gaston at Hunter Huss

North Lincoln at South Iredell

North Mecklenburg at A.L. Brown

North Rowan at Thomasville

Northwest Cabarrus at Cox Mill

Parkwood at Mount Pleasant

Patton at Hickory

Pine Lake Prep at Community School of Davidson

Providence at Olympic

Queens Grant at North Stanly

RS Central at Crest

SouthLake Christian at Gaston Christian

South Mecklenburg at Harding

South Point at East Gaston

Statesville at Mooresville

Statesville Christian at Gaston Day

Stuart Cramer at Ashbrook

Union Academy at South Stanly

Vance at Jay M. Robinson

Victory Christian at Carmel Christian

Watauga at St. Stephens

West Charlotte at Mallard Creek

West Davidson at Salisbury

West Iredell at North Iredell

West Lincoln at Lincolnton

West Mecklenburg at Ardrey Kell

West Rowan at South Rowan

South Carolina

Fort Mill at Rock Hill

Hickory Grove at Westminster Catawba

Indian Land at Andrew Jackson

Nation Ford at York

Northwestern at Lancaster

South Pointe at Clover

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