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Myers Park tops final Sweet 16 girls’ basketball poll

By Langston Wertz Jr.
lwertz@charlotteobserver.com
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Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
(Right) Myers Park head coach Barbara Nelson celebrates the team's victory over SE Raleigh in the 4A Women's Championship game at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Myers Park defeated SE Raleigh 61-46.

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  • Final 2013-14 Observer Girls’ Sweet 16 Basketball Poll

    Rk. School (Class) Rec.  Pvs.
    1.Myers Park (4A)30-11
    2.Ardrey Kell (4A)27-54
    3.Providence Day (IND)27-36
    4.Hickory (3A)29-12
    5.Bandys (2A)31-13
    6. Weddington (3A)25-58
    7.East Rutherford (2A)23-39
    8.Alexander Central (4A)28-27
    9Lake Norman Charter (2A)26-25
    10.Hopewell (4A)24-512
    11.Parkwood (2A)22-311
    12.Freedom (3A)21-9NR
    13.Crest (3A)21-5NR
    14.South Rowan (3A)18-10NR
    15.Mallard Creek (4A)18-810
    16.Hough (4A)19-816

    Dropped out: North Rowan (2A, 18-5); Charlotte Catholic (4A, 19-9); Harding (4A, 15-9). Also receiving consideration: South Caldwell (4A, 17-10); Albemarle (1A, 21-4); Butler (4A, 20-9).



Nationally ranked Myers Park is the 2013-14 Observer Sweet 16 girls’ basketball champion.

The Mustangs (30-1) led wire-to-wire, losing only to Blackman (Tenn), the top-ranked team in several national polls. The Mustangs had been nationally ranked in each of the past three seasons but failed to get to the state championship round.

This season, second-year coach Barbara Nelson pushed her team to the regionals and to the state championship. Once there, the Mustangs blew out Southeast Raleigh 61-46 at N.C. State’s Reynolds Coliseum in a game that wasn’t as close as the score.

N.C. 4A Western Regional runner-up Ardrey Kell was the in-state team that gave Myers Park the most trouble, losing several close games to the state champ. The Knights finished second, ahead of five-time private school state champ Providence Day.

Basketball Awards

The Observer begins its annual postseason basketball awards Wednesday. Coming up:

Thursday: Boys’ Sweet 16

Friday: All-Region team announced

Saturday: All-Mecklenburg team announced

Sunday: All-Observer teams announced with Mr. and Ms. Basketball in North and South Carolina

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