↑Patrick Williams, West Charlotte boys: 33 points in his season-debut Monday. West Charlotte beat Berry 72-53.
↑East Meck defense: Eagles allowed just 15 points to Providence in the first half of a 58-42 season-opening win. Mike Dudley (18 points) and Daniel Harris (13) led the Eagles.
↑Devon Dotson, Providence Day: One of three Carolinas boys high school basketball players on the 2017 Naismith boys national player of the year watch list. Dotson, a 6-foot-1 guard signed to Kansas, is on the list along with North Carolina signee Coby White of Wilson Greenfield School, and Spartanburg Day (SC) star Zion Williamson. Dotson had 37 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in Tuesday’s 87-73 win over previously unbeaten Legacy Charter. For the season, Dotson is averaging 31.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and four assists.
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↑Walt Aikens Jr., Harding High/Dolphins: Aikens was in town with his Miami Dolphins for Monday Night Football at Bank of America Stadium. Aikens, whose father, Walt Sr., is head coach at Harding High, is one of Miami’s top special teams players.
Tuesday’s Boys Roundup
No. 2 Providence Day 87, Legacy Charter 73: The Chargers didn’t shoot the ball well, but held off a physical Legacy Charter team that got 17 points from C.J. Jamison. Wake Forest recruit Sharone Wright didn’t score for Legacy (2-1). Providence Day got 20 points, nine rebounds from Isaac Suffren, and 18 points, four assists, two rebounds and a block from Santa Clara signee Trey Wertz.
No. 10 Lincoln Charter 86, Uwharrie Charter 63: Jackson Gabriel made 6-of-11 3-point shots and finished with 24 points in an easy win. Presbyterian recruit Kody Shubert added 20 points and London England finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Lincoln Charter trailed 39-37 at halftime but outscored Uwharrie 27-10 in a decisive third quarter.
Hopewell 67, No. 16 Concord 62: Hopewell rallied in the fourth quarter for one of the season’s first upsets. Brice Williams had 16 for Hopewell. Jalen O’Neal had 30 points and eight rebounds for Concord. Jackson Threadgill added 19 points, four rebounds and four assists.
Charlotte Country Day 72, Sugar Creek Charter 11: DeAngelo Epps had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Bucs’ season debut. Luke Gardner had 15, Myles Browner 14 and Richard Gillespie 12. Country Day allowed four points in the second half to Sugar Creek (0-2).
Hough 62, Harding 41: Senior Cooper Crawford had 22 points for Hough (1-0) and Jibril McCormick added eight in a season opening win. Hough limited Harding to single digit scoring in the first, second and third quarters, building a 47-24 lead.
Metrolina Christian 83, Arborbrook Christian 36: Junior Stephen Clark made his varsity debut a success for Metrolina with 24 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 67 percent. Senior Tyler Nelson added 16 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Tuesday’s Boys High School Capsules
Tuesday’s Girls Roundup
No. 10 Hough 54, Harding 17: Hough held Harding scoreless in the second quarter in an easy win. Renee Alquiza led the Huskies with 20 points. Anna Mroz added 10.
Concord First Assembly Academy 71, York Prep (S.C.) 48: First Assembly, which added Georgetown signee Courtney Meadows this week, jumped on York Prep with a 30-10 second quarter push and never looked back. Jessyka Leak had 10 points, 11 rebounds, five steals, four assists. Camille Small added 10 points and five steals.
Gastonia Forestview 59, East Gaston 31: Sydney Bowen had 19 points, seven assists and three rebounds in an easy win over Forestview. Yasmine Love chipped in with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Sugar Creek Charter 48, Charlotte Country Day 42: Shamicah Sturdivant had 14 points and Rain Redfern 10 in the win. Country Day got 19 points, 24 rebounds, six blocks, three steals and three assists from Katie Batten.
Tuesday’s Girls High School Capsules
Tuesday’s #BIG5 Performers
Aniya Finger, Hopewell: 27 points, eight steals in a 57-37 win over Concord.
Tanajah Hayes, Amhyia Moreland, Vance girls: freshman duo had success season and career debut in a 75-34 win over West Meck: 26 points, 10 steals and eight assists for Hayes; 20 points, 11 rebounds for Morehead.
David Kasanganay, Christian Pickens, Ardrey Kell: Career-high 29 points for Kasanganay, a Navy recruit, plus five rebounds in a 71-49 win over Marvin Ridge. Pickens had 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.
Shamani Stafford, Concord First Assembly girls: 23 points, eight steals, three assists, three rebounds in a 71-48 win over York Prep.
Zyrion Wilkins, R-S Central: 29 points in a 69-65 win over Crest.
Wednesday’s area schedule
Carolina International at Christ the King
Central Academy at Highland Tech
Cox Mill at Gray Stone Day (Girls only)
Lake Norman Charter at Pine Lake Prep
Myers Park at Hough
Northwest Cabarrus at Rocky River
South Iredell at Bunker Hill
Sun Valley at North Gaston