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High School Basketball Roundup 02.01.14

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↑  Aja Stevens, South Meck girls: Seven steals for sophomore in 47-35 win over West Meck.

↑  Northside Christian defense: The nationally ranked Knights led 23-4 after the first quarter and 46-18 at halftime in a 97-42 win over Covenant Day. Keyshawn Woods led Northside with 17 points.

↑  Myers Park: Upset Butler 78-59 Friday, playing without senior guard Austin Dasent, the team’s top player.

↑  Gaston Day: Beat Victory Christian on a double-overtime buzzer beater 63-60. Trevor Anderson (23 points) and Derek McKnight (15) led Gaston Day.

Friday’s Top Girls’ Performers

Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: Reigning Observer player of the year had 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 50-40 loss to Northside Christian.

Akela Branch, Albemarle: 19 points, 17 rebounds, five blocks and five steals in 69-50 win over South Stanly.

Mahaley Holit, Central Cabarrus: 26 points, 10 assists and six steals in a 66-57 win over rival West Rowan.

Keechelle Johnson, Berry: 28 points in a 70-45 win over Providence. She made 11-of-15 free throws.

Ezinne Mbamalu, Lake Norman Charter: 21 points, 25 rebounds, four blocks in a 67-17 win over Stuart Cramer.

Rachel Porter, West Charlotte: 26 points for senior point guard in a 76-53 win over Vance.

Sophie Rossitch, Charlotte Catholic: 27 points, four rebounds in 65-44 win over Olympic.

Emry Tsitouris, Parkwood: 21 points, 12 rebounds, three assists in 61-25 win over West Stanly.

Friday’s Girls’ Roundup

Weddington 50, Anson Senior 49: In a matchup of two Sweet 16 teams, Weddington prevailed behind 29 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks from junior Stephanie Watts.

West Charlotte 76, Vance 53: Teneitha Stewart (16 points, five rebounds, five assists, six steals) and Jessica Gaston (10 poits, 10 rebounds) had big games for West Charlotte.

South Mecklenburg 44, West Mecklenburg 31: Ali Fitch had 13 points and Courtney Sanderson 10 to pace the Sabres.

Providence Day 50, Charlotte Christian 30: McDonald’s All-American Jatarie White had 25 points to pace the Chargers in an easy win.

Rocky River 57, East Mecklenburg 43: Hydeia Harvey had 17 points, Makayla Carter 15 and Ariana Nance 11 for the Ravens in the win.

Ardrey Kell 57, Harding 45: Ardrey Kell beat the two-time state champs behind 12 points from Erin Whalen.

Friday’s Top Boys’ Performers

CJ Bryce, North Mecklenburg: Six-foot-5 guard had 26 points, 17 rebounds, four assists and made 10-of-11 free throws in a 70-43 win over arch rival Hopewell.

Malcolm Cumberbatch, Sun Valley: 26 points, four rebounds, four assists in 73-62 win over Marvin Ridge.

Juwan Davenport, Myers Park: Helped spark a 78-57 upset over Butler with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Daishon Gamble, Garinger: 23 points, 19 rebounds in a 84-58 loss to Porter Ridge.

Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly: 31 points in a 94-47 win over Metrolina Christian.

Hunter Seacat, Lake Norman: 19 points, 16 rebounds in 104-31 win over South Iredell. Kishawn Pritchett added 24 points and 11 rebounds.

Patrick Tape’, Queens Grant: 17 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks in a 56-36 win over Gray Stone Day.

Friday’s Boys’ Roundup

No. 1 Hough 62, Mallard Creek 61: Hough rallied to win in the fourth quarter behind 16 points and 14 rebounds from Tucker Thompson. Mallard Creek held Hough star Luke Maye to 10 points, less than half his average.

Charlotte Country Day 47, Cannon 44: Michael White had 20 points and Stukie Phillips and Alex Owens had 10 each to spark Country Day (11-14) to the upset over Cannon (16-9).

Providence Day 77, Charlotte Christian 51: Jordan Watkins had 22 points for the Chargers (19-3, 4-0 CISAA), who remained in first place in the conference.

Olympic 70, Charlotte Catholic 46: Olympic got 18 points from senior point guard CJ Jackson and 18 from forward Malik Constantine in an easy win.

South Meck 64, West Meck 54: Khayleb Connelly had 24 points to lead the Sabres to the win.

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