↑Christ The King’s Strickland sisters: Marie and Catherine combined for 47 points in loss to Hickory Christian.
↑Mountain Island Charter’s Allana Stewart, Asia Washington: Combined for 48 points in 64-35 girls win over Queens Grant
↑Ardrey Kell boys: Knights beat Olympic 48-41 Friday to win their 20th straight SoMeck 8 regular-season conference game. Wes Morgan had 14 for Ardrey Kell (3-5, 2-0) and Michael Crosby had 13.
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↑Josh Igwe, South Meck: 3-point shot with two seconds to go lifted his team to a 66-65 win over Berry. Igwe had 12 points. Khayleb Connelly had 21 for South. Jael Scott had 19 for Berry.
▪ Providence Day junior Janelle Bailey scored her 1,000th career point in a win over Ardrey Kell recently. She was honored at a home game this week.
▪ Hickory Ridge boys coach Robert Machado won his 100th career game this week.
▪ Two of the state’s top rated players in the class of 2018 got major college offers recently: Concord’s 6-7 Rechon “Leaky” Black got an offer from North Carolina Thursday night. Friday, Providence Day’s 6-1 Devon Dotson got a Wake Forest offer.
Friday’s Girls Roundup
No. 3 Mallard Creek 47, No. 2 Hopewell 38: Janae Davis had nine points, seven rebounds as the Mavericks got a comfortable win. Mallard Creek beat Myers Park a week ago, knocking the Mustangs from No. 2 to No. 4 in the Sweet 16.
No. 4 Myers Park 45, No. 11 Hough: The Mustangs led 23-12 at halftime but had to hold off a late rush by Hough to win. Hough got 14 points from Bentley Higby and 11 from Renee Alquiza. Myers Park got 17 from Chanin Scott, a Kentucky signee.
No. 5 Davidson Day 55, Asheville Christian 34: Parker Tompkins had 13 points in an easy win. Davidson Day broke the game open with a 21-5 spurt in the second quarter.
No. 6 Ardrey Kell 51, Olympic 27: Danielle Griffin and Deniyah Lutz had 12 points and Chase Muhammad 10 in an easy win. Olympic trailed 30-11 at halftime. Ardrey Kell is 7-2 overall, 2-0 in the SoMeck 8.
No. 12 Hickory Ridge girls 68, Concord Robinson 21: Gabby Smith had 17 points and Sydney Miller and Stacia Means combined for 20 in an easy win. Hickory Ridge (7-0, 5-0 South Piedmont) led 39-7 at halftime.
Butler 62, East Meck 44: Fairen Sutton had 22 points and Rinnah Green added 15 in an easy win. Serina McDuffie had 22 for East.
Cannon 59, SouthLake Christian 50: Sierra Davis had 21 points to spark Cannon (6-3).
Charlotte Catholic 59, Harding 57: Carrie Eberle had 19 points and Melissa Roulier added 16 for Catholic. Harding got 24 points from Shareka McNeil and 17 from Sharneka McNeil.
Concord 35, Cox Mill 33: Concord rallied from seven points down in the final four minutes to win. Senior guard Jamya Patton had 13 points and seven teams.
Durham Academy 56, Charlotte Country Day 34: Liz Roberts had 18 points for Durham Academy, which held Country Day to single digits in scoring in the first, third and fourth quarters.
Lincolnton 49, West Lincoln 30: Destiny Wilson had 14 points and Mica Dyson added 12. Lincolnton led 14-1 after the first quarter. West Lincoln’s Heather Truesdale had 12.
Marvin Ridge 62, Indian Land 38: Casey Bingham scored 17 points and Maddy Griffin added 15 for Marvin Ridge (3-5). Nia Pressley led Indian Land with 16.
Northside Christian 55, RP-AUSS 53: Eleah Parker had 14 points, eight rebounds and five blocks and Shamani Stafford added 12 points, five assists in the win. Northside was outscored 15-9 in the fourth quarter but held on.
Vance 48, A.L. Brown 43: Sophomore Ahlana Smith had 23 points and freshman Dazia Lawrence 14 to lead the Cougars to the win.
Victory Christian 76, University Christian 11: Grace Wellman (18 points, 11 rebounds), Lilian Izunda (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Joyous Wilson (15 points) all had big games for Victory.
Friday’s Top Girls Performers
Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 15 points, 18 rebounds in 49-33 win over Metrolina Christian. In four games, Billiard has 84 rebounds.
Kayla Brown, Mallard Creek: 17 points, four assists in a 47-38 win over Hopewell.
Maddy Culbert, Hickory Christian: 28 points in 62-54 win over Christ The King. Laney Sigman added 19.
Kiera Dowell, Charlotte Latin: 11 steals, nine points, three assists in 44-32 win over Clover. Claudia Dickey had five points, seven rebounds, six assists, five steals and three blocks.
Ali Fitch, South Mecklenburg: 17 points -- including five made three-pointers -- in a 42-40 loss to Berry.
Molly Mann, Weddington: career-high 27 points and nine rebounds in 79-37 win over Mount Pleasant. Weddington (8-1) is No. 8 in the Sweet 16.
Jenesai Mohammad, Concord First Assembly: 34 points, six steals, four rebounds, three assists in 59-55 win over Hickory Grove. Junior forward Jalissa Rushing had a career-high 16 rebounds.
Justice Wallace, Central Cabarrus: 17 points, 12 rebounds, four steals, three blocks in loss to West Rowan.
Friday’s Boys Roundup
No. 3 Concord 84, No. 7 Cox Mill 62: Concord led by 10 after the first quarter and had a 10-0 run early in the second to pull away from its Cabarrus County riival. Hamsah Nasinldeen had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Concord. Leaky Black added 10.
No. 5 Charlotte Catholic 66, Harding 53: Catholic trailed 32-30 at halftime, but limited Harding to just 21 points in the second half to win. Justin McKinstry led the Cougars with 16. Bailey McKee added 13.
No. 13 Sun Valley 61, Albemarle 52: Hughston Finklea had 18 points and Elijah Evans 17 in the win. Sun Valley is 5-2.
No. 16 Weddington 66, Mount Pleasant 28: Ryan Schwieger (14), Casey Litton (10) and Tyler Glass (10) all hit double figures in the win. Weddington (8-1) led 21-4 after the first quarter and 45-14 at halftime.
Christ The King 59, Hickory Christian 46: Michael Grigg had 21 points and Brian Stanley 15 in the win. Landen Smith had 15 for Hickory Christian.
Hopewell 67, Mallard Creek 57: Hopewell beats its MECKA conference rival behind 16 points from Chris Lewis and Brian Smart. Sherrill added 13.
Hough 65, Myers Park 53: Sophomore point guard Chase Praeger got his first varsity start and helped lead Hough to the win. Sophomores Cooper Crawford (18 points) and Qon Murphy (15) led the Huskies. Zailan Peeler had 15 for Myers Park.
Independence 70, Porter Ridge 58: Marcus Thomas 13 to lead Independence to its second straight Southwestern 4A league win. Jamius Stevenson had 14 for Porter Ridge.
Providence 54, West Meck 39: Tommy Jegier had 14 points and Providence outscored West 18-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away. Dyami Brown led West with 15.
Vance 70, AL Brown 63: Vance made 53 percent of its shots and got 20 points from Julius Simmons. Vance led by 12 points going into the fourth quarter.
Carmel Christian 65, Woodlawn School 20: Joshua Jones had 18 points and Jon Bryan 12 in an easy win.
Lake Norman 60, West Iredell 48: Riley Jones had 16 points and Lake Norman (2-5, 1-0 North Piedmont) busted the game open by winning the third quarter 22-13. Michael Allison had 15 for West Iredell (4-5, 0-1).
Marvin Ridge 74, Indian Land 61: Cam Jones had 19 points and Jackson Helms added 14 for Marvin Ridge (7-3). Indian Land (0-5) got 26 points from Mark Morton.
Friday’s Boys Top Performers
Noah Allen, Mooresville: 23 points, eight assists in 73-65 win over Statesville.
Troy Cracknell, Lake Norman Charter: 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a 56-53 win over Forestview. Forestview’s Adrian Coxum missed a potential game-tying 3-point shot at the buzzer.
Terron Dixon, Queens Grant: 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists in 87-61 win over Mountain Island Charter. Justin Pendergrass had 27 for MIC.
Bates Jones, Charlotte Latin: 24 points, 10 rebounds in a 61-59 win over Clover. Latin trailed by as many as 18 points in the fourth quarter, but rallied to win in OT behind Jones, Caleb Jordan (18 points, seven assists) and Parker Julian (11 points, 11 rebounds).
Ray Kowalski, Concord: 30 points and five assists in an 84-62 win over Cox Mill.
Philip McKenzie, Cannon: 13 points, 16 rebounds in 71-68 win over SouthLake Christian.
Davion Mintz, North Mecklenburg: 16 points, six assists, five rebounds in 69-56 win over West Charlotte.
Jaylon Neal, AL Brown: 20 points, seven assists, five rebounds in 70-63 loss to Vance.
Emeka Nwankwo, Metrolina Christian: 31 points, 17 rebounds in 81-68 loss to Covenant Day. Christian Vandevelde had 21 for Covenant Day.
Justyn Hamilton, Independence: 6-9 junior center had 17 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and five blocks in a 70-58 win over Porter RIdge (1-5). Independence is 5-3.
Carmel Christian at Christ the King
United Christian at Northside Christian
Durham Academy at Covenant Day
Forest Hills at Anson
Lincoln Charter at Myrtle Beach Christian (Boys only)
Providence Day at Victory Christian (Boys), 3
Trinity Christian at Providence Day (Girls), 2
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