↑Che’ Roth, Concord Cannon: Cougars coach won his 100th game at the school in Tuesday’s 55-45 first round N.C. Independent Schools 3A playoff win. Roth is in his sixth season at the school.
↑JC Tharrington, Charlotte Christian: broke Stephen Curry’s school record for career made 3-pointers Tuesday. Tharrington now has 171 in his career.
↑Zeb Graham, Shaman Alston, Fort Mill Nation Ford and Ryan Heriot, Fort Mill: All three players named to the S.C. Basketball Coaches 5A All-State team.
↑Kam Cooke, Arlo Washington, Vance: Cooke helped Vance rally from 11 points down late in the third quarter to beat West Charlotte 75-74 in the I-MECK tournament. He was fouled while making a 3 and made the throw to end the third quarter. Washington was fouled with 1.6 seconds left in the game and his team down 2. He made all three free throws for the win. Washington finished with 20 points and made 5-of-10 3-point attempts.
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Tuesday’s #BIG5 Top Performers
DeAngelo Epps, Charlotte Country Day: Led the Bucs (19-13) to a 63-45 win over Raleigh Ravenscroft in the first round of the N.C. Independent Schools’ 3A playoffs. Epps had 22 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, three assists and a block. The Bucs -- who got four 3-pointers and 18 points from Alex Tabor, plus 10 points, seven assists from Rylan McLaurin -- outscored Ravenscroft 20-9 in the fourth quarter and 40-23 in the second half.
Jairus Hamilton, Alex Cox, Concord Cannon: Hamilton had 29 points, seven rebounds in the win over SouthLake Christian. SouthLake played without Army recruit and leading scorer Madison Monroe (ankle). Cox had 15 points, five rebounds and five steals. Hamilton now has 2,561 points and needs 42 points to break the school’s all-time scoring record.
Blake Preston, Charlotte Christian: 20 points, nine rebounds in a 62-49 win over Rabun Gap in the first round of the N.C. Independent Schools 3A playoffs. Preston has more than 150 blocks in his career and has set a new school record.
Daniel Ransom, Vance: 19 points, seven rebounds, three steals, including the game-sealing steal, in a 75-74 come-from-behind win over West Charlotte in the first round of the I-MECK 4A conference tournament.
Jaden Springer, Rocky River (above): 27 points, 12 rebounds for 6-foot-4 sophomore in a 82-35 win over Garinger in the Southwestern 4A playoffs. D-Stone Dubar had 14 points, eight rebounds and point guard Kahlil Brantley added 10 points, eight assists.
How the Sweet 16 Fared
No. 1 North Mecklenburg 82, Mooresville 40: After leading by just two points in the first quarter, the Vikings outscored Mooresville 47-15 over the next two. Jae’Lyn Withers (17 points) and Tristan Maxwell (16) led the Vikings (24-1). Seth Welch and Tyler Luther had 11 each for Mooresville in the first round I-MECK tournament game.
No. 2 Independence 72, East Mecklenburg 39: The Patriots (24-1) outscored East Meck 24-4 in a decisive second quarter in the opening round of the Southwestern 4A tournament. Jamarius Burton (15 points), Jordan Mobley (14) and Matthew Smith (12) led the Patriots
No. 13 Charlotte Christian 62, Rabun Gap (GA) 49: Christian (23-8), the co-CISAA conference champion, pulled away from Rabun Gap in the fourth quarter of its first round playoff win. Rabun Gap, the 12th and final seed for the playoffs, got 21 points from Jonathan McCall and hung tough for much of the game. McCall made a 75-foot shot at the buzzer. Christian will play at rival and co-conference champ Providence Day Friday in a state quarterfinal.
No. 16 East Lincoln 93, West Lincoln 55: East (21-4) won its 14th straight game, blowing out to a 31-7 first quarter lead over West Lincoln (1-22). Sidney Dollar led East with 13 points. Ben Zirkle and John Bean scored 12. Brandon Lail had 17 for West Lincoln.
By The Numbers
13: Charlotte Catholic, No. 4 in the Sweet 16, won its 13th straight game in the opening round of the Southern Carolinas tournament Tuesday. The Cougars beat Monroe Parkwood 88-56. Sean Rogan had 19 points and Matt Ciccone 17 to lead the Cougars.
30: combined points from Harding’s Arvydas Jones and Shaleck Campbell in a 58-36 win over South Mecklenburg in a SoMeck 7 tournament opener.
22: combined rebounds for West Mecks Eli Lockhart (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Jahfari Francois (12 points, 12 rebounds) in a 67-50 win over Berry.