↑ Ardrey Kell girls: Beat South Meck 55-22 to finish 14-0 in SoMeck 8 4A play.
↑ Independence boys: Winning the Southwestern 4A is sweet. But winning it at Butler – the Patriots’ arch rival – had to be even sweeter.
↑ Providence Day boys: Chargers have gone through the season without a technical foul. Providence Day was 8-0 in CISAA play and won by an average of 23 points. All five starters shot better than 50 percent in conference play, led by forward Josh Howard (68 percent).
↑ Taylor Helms, Cuthbertson girls: 23 ponts in a 60-46 win against Anson Senior. She scored her 1,000th point in the game. Teammate Morgan Carlson had 26.
↑ Berry boys: Beat Olympic at home to win the SoMeck 8 4A title and deny Olympic a sixth straight conference title.
Monday’s Girls’ Basketball Top Performers
Akela Branch, Albemarle: 24 points, 17 rebounds, five blocks in a win against North Stanly.
Ezinne Mbamalu, Lake Norman Charter: 26 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and two assists in 79-47 win against Hunter Huss in the Big South 2A/3A tournament. Teammate Sarah Novroski added 16 points, nine rebounds, six steals and two assists.
Caitlin Miller, Lincoln Charter: 24 points in a 46-25 win against Pine Lake Prep. Lincon Charter finished unbeaten in Southern Piedmont Athletic Association play.
Melissa Roulier, Charlotte Catholic: 13 points, with 7-for-11 shooting, and eight rebounds in a 47-36 victory over Providence.
Emry Tsitouris, Parkwood: 22 points, 19 rebounds in a 52-29 win against Central Academy. Teammates Brittany Autry (14 points, 12 rebounds) and Lillian Geehrin (11 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals) also had big games.
Girls’ Basketball Roundup
Weddington 52, Marvin Ridge 23: Weddington (21-3, 10-0) finished in the Southern Carolina 3A and won its first conference title in 11 years. Jada Craig had 15 and Stephanie Watts 14 for the Warriors.
Albemarle 67, North Stanly 48: Albemarle clinched the Yadkin Valley 1A championship and won its first league title since 1989. Kyleigh McLendon had 22 for the Bulldogs. Albemarle’s boys rallied with a 32-4 second-half run to beat North Stanly 72-55 and win the conference title, too.
Charlotte Catholic 47, Providence 36: Catholic got 13 points from Sophie Rossitch and Melissa Roulier to push past Providence for the win. Catholic (17-7, 12-2 SoMeck 8 4A) led 20-10 at halftime.
Robinson 58, West Charlotte 41: A strong defensive effort, punctuated by a 15-point, 10-rebound game from Kelsi Mahoney, helped Robinson to the win. Jessica Gaston led the Lions with 14.
Monday’s Boys’ Basketball Top Performers
CJ Jackson, Olympic: 34 points in SoMeck 8 4A championship game loss to Berry.
Deion Lane, Independence: Team-high 24 points in Southwestern 4A championship win against Butler. Lane added nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. Teamate Tayon Gleaves had 22 points, eight assists.
Giovanni Mack, Butler: 28 points, 12 assists in Southwestern 4A championship loss to Independence.
Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly: 29 points in a 59-57 win against Kennedy Charter.
Hunter Seacat, Lake Norman: 24 points, 12 rebounds in 64-33 win against Mooresville. Kishawn Pritchett aded 21 points and 14 rebounds.
Jaylen Stowe, Hickory Ridge: 6-foot-4 junior had 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals in a 84-82 win against West Rowan.
Tucker Thompson, Hough: 21 points, 14 rebounds, two blocks against Vance.
Boys’ Basketball Roundup
Ardrey Kell 61, South Meck 46: The Knights (19-5, 12-2) got 21 points from junior Steven Santa Ana, 12 from Devin Cooper and 11 from Collin Cooper. Khayleb Connelly had 19 for the Sabres..
Hough 80, Vance 44: Hough (19-4, 13-1) locked up the MECKA 8 4A championship with the easy win. Theo Mack scored 12 for the Huskies.
Charlotte Catholic 73, Providence 57: Robbie Anderson (24 points) and Joe Scibelli (10) led the Cougars to the easy win. Dalen Dotson (13) and Drake Delulis (12) led the Panthers.
Myers Park 67, East Meck 61: Zaqwaun Matthews led the Mustangs with 24 points. Myers Park (16-7, 8-4 Southwestern 4A) outscored East Meck by 10 points in the second and third quarters.
North Meck 73, Mallard Creek 46: The Vikings limited Mallard Creek 20-point-plus scorer Terrance Durham to seven points and won big.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less