↑Sage Surratt, East Lincoln: scored his 1,000th career point in a 75-66 playoff win over Newton-Conover Monday. Surratt, who finished with 26 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks, is only a sophomore.
↑Cuthbertson-Weddington: Union County rivals played for the right to go to the state championship football game in December. Tuesday night, they battle for the right to go to the N.C. 3A Western Regional basketball playoffs.
↑Nationally ranked Ardrey Kell: Survived major upset bid to beat Richmond Senior 63-60 and win its 24th straight game Monday. Knights got 18 from Steven Santa Ana and 16 from Josh Freud. Ardrey Kell will host Lake Norman in a rematch of the 2014 N.C. 4A regional semifinal, which Lake Norman won on a buzzer-beater, and a rematch of Ardrey Kell’s 53-39 win at the Hoodies House tournament in December.
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↑Mecklenburg County basketball: Six boys teams, including five in 4A, will try to punch their ticket to the Western regionals Tuesday; three local 4A girls teams will play for two spots.
Monday’s Top Performers
CJ Bryce, North Mecklenburg: 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals in a 92-78 win over Berry.
Darah DeWalt, Ardrey Kell girls: 11 points, eight rebounds in a 63-47 win over Southwest Guilford.
Zaqwaun Matthews, Myers Park: 30 points and 12 rebounds in an 80-64 win over East Forsyth. Matthews’ brother, Zailan Peeler, made four of the Mustangs’ 10 3-point shots. East Forsyth made 10 3-point shots.
DD Rogers, Myers Park girls: 16 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in a 74-32 win over Greensboro Page.
Jalen Stowe, Hickory Ridge: 37 points, seven assists and six rebounds in 76-72 loss to Ashbrook. Stowe scored 16 in the fourth quarter.
Chazz Surratt, East Lincoln: 29 points, nine rebounds, six assists in a 75-66 win over Newton-Conover.
Isaiah Whaley, Ashbrook: 6-foot-9 junior center had 32 points, 21 rebounds, nine blocks, three assists and three steals in a 76-72 win over Hickory Ridge.
Monday’s Boys Roundup
No. 6 North Mecklenburg 92, Berry 78: CJ Bryce had 27 and Taj Middleton had 16 points, six rebounds and four assists to spark the Vikings to a sectional championship game at Greensboro Page. Davion Mintz (13), Nolan Beasley (12) and Kendall Coles (12 points, four assists) were all in double figures for North. Quindon Cottman led Berry with 21.
No. 14 Lake Norman 59, No. 8 Hough 55: Lake Norman center Hunter Seacat had 28 points and 12 rebounds as the Wildcats, the reigning N.C. 4A Western regional champions, got within a game of returning. Lake Norman, which got 17 from Trey Ford, made 20-of-31 free throws. Hough made just 2-of-8 and lost star forward Luke Maye (20 points) to fouls in the fourth quarter. Freshman Q’on Murphy had 16 for Hough.
Lake Norman Charter 70, Mountain Heritage 44: Barrett Hancock had 21 points and Malik McCormick added 17. Lake Norman Charter (18-6) held Mountain Heritage to just 16 points in the first and third quarters combined.
Monday’s Girls Roundup
No. 1 Myers Park 74, Greensboro Page 32: Myers Park led 36-20 at halftime and broke open the game with a decisive 21-4 advantage in the third quarter. Point guard Aliyah Mazyck had 10 points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists. Chanin Scott added 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.
Alexander Central 50, No. 7 Rocky River 27: Madi Suddreth (18 points, 13 rebounds) recorded her 18th double-double of the season as Alexander Central (19-7) easily handled Rocky River (22-5). The Ravens got a combined 21 points from Jordan Soares, Hydeia Harvey and Tanaeschia Dorsey.
South Caldwell 55, No. 8 Mallard Creek 49: Anne Lee Ballingal had 27 points to lead South Caldwell to a tight win. Mallard Creek got 14 points from Emya Price and 10 from Ja’nea Davis.
Albemarle 72, Community School of Davidson 47: Albemarle led by two after the first quarter but was up 41-18 at halftime after a huge second quarter. Kyleigh McLendon had 21 for Albemarle and Jadia Robinson added 20. Cassidy Haddock led Community School (19-7) with 12.
Monday’s Scoress and Pairings
4A West: Ardrey Kell 63, Richmond Senior 60; Lake Norman 59, Hough 55; Greensboro Page 54, Mount Tabor 50; North Mecklenburg 92, Berry 78; West Charlotte 84, JM Robinson 64; NW Guilford 63, Watauga 48; Myers Park 80, East Forsyth 64; Butler 57, Olympic 50
Third round by Tuesday: NW Guilford at W. Charlotte, 6:30; Myers Park at Butler, 7; North Mecklenburg at Greensboro Page; Lake Norman at Ardrey Kell, 7:30
3A West: Ledford 82, Anson 66; Statesville 63, Pisgah 55; Ashbrook 76, Hickory Ridge 72; Hickory 56, Hibriten 51; Cuthbertson 77, Kings Mountain 53; Weddington 82, Cox Mill 70; N. Buncombe 66, Asheville Erwin 61; Cuthbertson 77, Kings Mountain 53; Crest 81, North Iredell 69
Third round by Tuesday: Statesville at Ledford, 7; North Buncombe at Crest, Mon., 7:30; Weddington at Cuthbertson, 7; Ashbrook at Hickory, 8
2A West: Smoky Mountain 80, Hunter Huss 71; Lincolnton 70, W. Wilkes 61; North Surry 69, W. Stokes 57; Lexington 70, W-S Carver 58; North Rowan 72, West Davidson 53; Forest Hills 53, R-S Central 49; Lake Norman Charter 70, Mountain Heritage 44; East Lincoln 75, Newton-Conover 66
Third round by Tuesday: North Rowan at Forest Hills, 7; Lake Norman Charter at East Lincoln 7; Lincolnton at Smoky Mountain, 7:30; Lexington at North Surry
1A West: Albemarle 83, Robbinsville 60; Cherokee 64, Community School of Davidson 54; Lincoln Charter 66, Mount Airy 60; North Stanly 59, East Montgomery 58; Hayesville 74, North Moore 45; Avery County 67, Bessemer City 42; W-S Prep 66, Alleghany 49; Starmount 61, East Surry 46
Third round by Tuesday: Albemarle 65, Cherokee 64; Avery Co. at Hayesville, Tue., 6; W-S Prep/Alleghany vs. Starmount; North Stanly at Lincoln Charter; W-S Prep at Starmount, 6
4A West: NW Guilford 51, Charlotte Catholic 43; Alexander Central 50, Rocky River 27; Hopewell 46, Hough 43 (OT); Ardrey Kell 63, SW Guilford 47; Myers Park 74, Greensboro Page 32; South Caldwell 55, Mallard Creek 49; McDowell 65, Davie County 53; Mount Tabor at W-S Reynolds, Mon., 7
Third round by Tuesday: Alexander Central at NW Guilford; Hopewell at Ardrey Kell, 6; South Caldwell at Myers Park, 6; McDowell at W-S Reynolds
3A West: Hickory 71, Hickory Ridge 23; No. Guilford 65, Forestview 29; E. Rowan 71, Canton Pisgah 63; Asheville Erwin 65, Cuthbertson 44; SW Randolph 61, Ashbrook 55; Freedom 60, South Iredell 44; Crest 63, S. Rowan 60; Weddington 66, Asheville Reynolds 41
Third Round by Tuesday: No. Guilford at Hickory, 6:30; East Rowan at Asheville Erwin, 6; Crest at Weddington, 6; Freedom at Southwestern Randolph, 6:30
2A West: Mountain Heritage 80, Polk Co. 42; R-S Central 71, Lake Norman Charter 55; Wilkes Central 60, North Rowan 56; Smoky Mountain 62, Franklin 48; East Davidson 66, E. Burke 56; Monroe 45, North Wilkes 41; Madison 52, Surry Central 44; Bandys 62, Thomasville 46
Third round by Tuesday: R-S Central at Mountain Heritage, 6; Wilkes Central at Smoky Mountain; Monroe at East Davidson, Tue., 7; Madison at Bandys.
1A West: Robbinsville 83, West Montgomery 78; Cherokee 69, Avery Co. 52; Gray Stone Day 38, South Davidson 35; Albemarle 72, Community School of Davidson 47; W-S Prep 67, Highlands 14; Hayesville 64, Bishop-McGuinness 41; Elkin 46, E. Wilkes 30; Hiwassee Dam 71, Mount Airy 56
Third round by Tuesday: Robbinsville at Cherokee, Mon., 7; Albemarle at Gray Stone Day, Tue, 6; Hayesville at W-S Prep; Elkin at Hiwassee Dam