↑ Stephanie Watts, Weddington girls: Scored 34 points in Mondays 71-50 win over Piedmont. The North Carolina recruit, who is a junior, became her schools all-time leading scorer (1,589 points).
↑ Gabe DeVoe, Shelby: Clemson signee scored his 2,000th point Monday in an 88-55 first round 2A win over South Stokes.
↓ Conference playoff rematches: Dont like playing conference opponents in the first round of the playoffs.
↑ Steven Santa Ana, Ardrey Kell: Had 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 63-43 first round win over North Davidson Monday. Already his schools all-time leading scorer, Santa-Ana, a junior, became the schools all-time leading rebounder, too.
↑ Lincoln Charter: Boys beat Highland 51-47 and girls beat Highland Tech 56-24. It was the first playoff win for both teams.
Mondays Top Girls Performers
Hannah Gaskins, Lake Norman Charter: career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds for the freshman in a 93-45 first round 2A playoff win over Hunter Huss.
DD Rogers, Myers Park: 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 68-29 win over Berry. Teammate Aliyah Mazyck had 12 points and eight assists.
Madi Suddreth, Alexander Central: 22 points and nine rebounds -- including 10-for-12 on free throws -- in a 60-58 win over North Davidson (13-11). Alexander Central made 28-of-41 free throws to help avoid a big upset.
Mondays Girls Roundup
Hough 65, Winston-Salem Reynolds 53: Kelsey Dean had 29 points and Hough had a mammoth third quarter to win a first round game. The Huskies outscored Reynolds 27-16 to break open a game that was tied at 20 at halftime.
Butler 42, Jamestown Ragsdale 31: Kobe Leigh had 18 points and the Bulldogs put on a defensive clinic at home in a first round game. Butler held Ragsdale to seven points in the first and third quarters and just four in the second. Fairen Sutton added 14 for Butler.
Greensboro Page 72, Harding 66: Harding, the two-time N.C. 3A state champion, suffered its first playoff loss in three years. The Rams moved up to class 4A this season.
Mount Tabor 57, Mallard Creek 56: Mallard Creek led 51-39 with 4:36 to play, but the Spartans rallied and Wyatt Wilt scored off an offensive rebound with 2.9 seconds left and was fouled. Her free throw provided the winning point. Mallard Creek led 55-48 with 39.1 seconds to play.
Mondays Boys Top Performers
John Emezie, Marvin Ridge: 35 points, 13 rebounds, five steals, four blocks and three assists in a 83-74 win over Crest.
CJ Jackson, Olympic: 27 points in 84-63 win over Richmond Senior.
Brandon Roddy, Monroe: 32 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals in a 76-60 win over Parkwood.
Chazz Surratt, East Lincoln: Sophomore scored his 1,000th point in a 96-63 win over R-S Central. Surratt finished with a career-high 32 points, plus nine assists, eight rebounds and four steals. Surratt has 1,028 career points and broke the single-season school assist record (175 by Wes Glover in 2007-08). Surratt now has 184 assists in his career. His brother, Sage, a freshman, had 25 points and 13 rebounds in Mondays win. R-S Centrals Rashon Whitesides had 31 points.
Mondays Boys Roundup
Butler 72, Southwest Guilford 70: Butler had a tight first round win and got a pair of big performances from senior guards Giavonni Mack and Matthew Fisher-Davis. Mack, the MVP of last weeks Southwestern 4A tournament, had 19 points, six assists and four steals. Fisher-Davis, the top 100 national recruit signed to Vanderbilt, had 28 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks. Butler trailed by as many as 14 points before rallying.
Independence 70, East Meck 61: The Patriots had a big second quarter, outscoring their Southwestern 4A conference rival 24-11 to open up a 37-23 halftime lead. Tayon Gleaves had 16 points, four steals and three assists. Junior Bowen had 21 points and Workpeh Kofa had 16 points and six rebounds for the Patriots. Tryle Poindexter led East Meck with 15.
Hough 88, Greensboro Grimsley 55: The Huskies got an easy first round win as Luke Maye (17 points), Theo Mack (14), Tucker Thompson (12), Connor Whipp (10) and Jaqueaz Jackson (10) all hit double figures. John Paryear had 23 for Grimsley (12-13). Hough improved to 22-5.
West Charlotte 76, Winston-Salem Reagan 73: West Charlotte ended Reagans 11-game win streak courtesy of a huge rally late in the third quarter when the Lions pressure defense forced four straight turnovers. That led to a 10-0 West Charlotte run. Reagan had 11 second half turnovers and only 15 second half field goal attempts. Isaiah Blackmon had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead West Charlotte. Simeon Carter had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
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