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Myers Park’s Rydeiah Rogers, playing Saturday night on the N.C. State campus, turned in one of the best performances ever by a Mecklenburg County player in a state championship game.

Lake Norman forward Kishawn Pritchett, who hit the game-winning buzzer beater to beat Ardrey Kell 45-43 in the N.C. 4A quarterfinals Thursday, had to work his way back after breaking his ankle in a pick-up basketball game.

Weddington High girls’ basketball star Stephanie Watts was off Wednesday in the N.C. 3A Western Regional semifinals.

Even while fighting a virus, Myers Park point guard Aliyah Mazyck pulled off head-turning plays in a 53-35 win over West Forsyth in the state quarterfinals.

Boys, girls win to qualify N.C. 4A Western Regionals

In the past two years, Myers Park High’s girls basketball team went into the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs nationally ranked and heavily favored to win a state championship. Two years ago, the Mustangs lost in the state semifinals. Last year, it fell in the third round.

N.C. recruiting analyst Mike Talbott thinks that the best player on the best team in the state is Northside Christian senior small forward Keyshawn Woods.

Mecklenburg County teams have beaten up on each other throughout the conference season. There are two weeks left before the playoffs. I have a feeling local teams will make strong postseason runs.

One big shot threw one big wrench in the Southern Piedmont Conference championship race Friday night.

Myers Park’s girls are nationally ranked and rolling. The Mustangs win by an average of more than 25 points per game. Only one of their 16 wins has been by fewer than 12.

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Langston Wertz Jr.
Langston Wertz Jr. writes about videogames, gadgets, golf and sports for The Charlotte Observer and Charlotte.com.