↑Ben Topp, Hough: 6-7 junior forward scored a school-record 39 points in a 68-51 win over A.L. Brown. He was 19-of-19 from the field and 1-for-1 at the free-throw line. Topp set a new state record with his field goal perfection, breaking the record (18-for-18) set by Wake Forest Rolesville’s Eric Williams in 2001.
↑No. 1 Providence Day: Chargers (23-3), who beat Charlotte Latin 74-52 Tuesday, won their 14th straight game and clinched a share of their fourth straight CISAA title. Providence Day, ranked as high as No. 12 in the national polls, moved into USA Today’s national poll for the first time in school history this week – at No. 25.
↑Butler coach Myron Lowery: Coached his 500th game in a 98-71 win over Rocky River. Jah’Lil Carter had a career-high 20 points.
↑East Lincoln’s Surratt Bros: Sage Surratt had 32 points and five steals in an 88-55 win over Newton-Conover. His brother, Chazz, made his season debut after suffering an elbow injury in football season. Chazz had 10 points and 13 assists.
↑South Meck’s Ali Fitch: Scored her 1,000th point Friday at Charlotte Catholic is the first Sabres girls player to do it in a decade.
Charlotte Christian 61, No. 16 Cannon 55: Christian outscored Cannon 12-4 after the first quarter and led by 14 going into the fourth quarter before holding off a late Cannon push. Christian, which won its first CISAA conference game this season, got 16 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks from sophomore center Blake Preston. Alexander Cox had 18 for Cannon and Jairus Hamilton added 11.
No. 1 Providence Day 74, Charlotte Latin 52: With Furman coaches watching, senior Isaac Johnson had 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists to lead Providence Day. Grant Williams (18 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks), Devon Dotson (13 points, eight assists, four rebounds) and Trey Wertz (12 points, three rebounds, three assists) all had strong games. Parker Julian (16) and Bates Jones (14) led Latin (11-10). Providence Day has not lost to a Charlotte-area team since losing Feb. 5, 2013, at Latin. Since then, the Chargers have won 28 straight CISAA conference games.
No. 4 Concord 94, Carson 66: Ray Kowalski had 21, Hamsah Nasirildeen had 18 and Rechon Black 12 for the Spiders in an easy win.
No. 5 Robinson 76, No. 10 Cox Mill 66: Lavar Batts Jr. had 20 points and three assists and Jordan McKenzie added 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds as Robinson remained tied with Concord for first place in the South Piedmont 3A. Cox Mill freshman Wendell Moore had 20 points.
No. 11 Forest Hills 79, Parkwood 57: Jai Rorie had 19, Nas Tyson 14 and Desmond Lindsey 13 to lead Forest HIlls (19-2, 7-0 Rocky River). Matt Payne had 12 for Parkwood (6-14, 4-3).
Ardrey Kell 60, Providence 45: Nathan Wilson had 15 points and Khdir Brinkley 10 in the win. Providence got 10 from Luiz Machado Jr.
Carmel Christian 78, Statesville Christian 49: Rafael Jenkins (14 points, 13 assists) led his team to an easy win. Brett Swilling had 13 points and Mac Brydon had 15 rebounds.
Charlotte Country Day 65, Covenant Day 50: Christien Williams had 17 points, nine rebounds, Jack Vaughn had 16 points and seven rebounds and Triston Miller had 13 points and eight rebounds to spark the win for Country Day (10-15). Christian VanDeVelde had 12 points for Covenant Day (12-8).
Community School of Davidson 75, Cherryville 65: Joey Knox and John McKibbin had 18 points each and CSD won its fourth in a row to remain tied for second place in the Southern Piedmont 1A.
Mallard Creek 77, Vance 72 OT: Eric Reed had 24 points and Jordan Campbell 17 in the win. Mallard Creek’s Larry Matkins had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Kerry Porter had 11 points and 18 rebounds. Vance outscored Mallard Creek 25-12 in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Cam Hamilton had 26 points and three assists for Vance.
Northside Christian 62, Gaston Day 57: The Knights (15-6) remained in first place in the MAC conference behind 24 points from junior Chris Martin and 21 from sophomore Nate Hinton. Gaston Day (11-9) got 25 from sophomore Quan McCluney.
Queens Grant 70, Gray Stone Day 31: Terron Dixon had 19 points, four rebounds and three assists and Chris Jackson had eight points and nine assists in an easy win. Frankie Rivell had 16 points for Gray Stone Day.
Lincolnton 73, Bunker Hill 47: Robbie Cowie had 24 points and Alex Rhyne 16 in an easy win. Lincolnton outscored Bunker Hill 27-4 in the third quarter.
Boys’ Top Performers
Rayshawn Neal, Garinger: Had 28 points, six rebounds, four assists in a 67-55 loss to Independence. In the game, Neal scored his 1,000th career point.
J.J. Schacht, Myers Park: 18 points, five assists, five rebounds in a 70-36 win over Porter Ridge. Schacht made four 3-point shots.
Daniel Spencer, Concord Robinson: 27 points, 12 rebounds in a 76-66 win over Cox Mill.
Clifford Taylor, Olympic: 18 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in a 55-44 win over West Meck.
Marcus Thomas, Independence: 23 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 67-55 win over Garinger.
No. 2 Providence Day 31, No. 13 Charlotte Latin 20: Janelle Bailey had 13 points to lead the Knights (21-2).
No. 4 Myers Park 70, Porter Ridge 29: Stuart Ayer had 14 points, McKenna Haire 12 and Jada Reid 10 to spark the Mustangs (15-4, 9-0 Southwestern 4A) to an easy win.
No. 5 Ardrey Kell 53, Providence 23: Danielle Griffin had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to spark the Knights (17-4, 11-0 SoMeck 8)
No. 7 Rock Hill 58, Gaffney 40: Brooklyn Bailey had 12 points and Kendall Lahr and Monique Stevenson each had 11 to lead Rock Hill (20-2) to a win in matchup of two of South Carolina’s top 4A teams.
No. 9 Hickory Ridge 77, NW Cabarrus 12: Hickory Ridge (18-2, 14-1 South Piedmont) led 37-5 after the first quarter and 59-7 at halftime. Sydney Miller had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Butler 65, Rocky River 40: Rinnah Green had 20 points and Fairen Sutton 15 for the Bulldogs. Jordan Soares had 15 for Rocky River.
Concord First Assembly 60, Westminster Catawba 14: First Assembly led 22-2 after the first quarter and won easily. Zaria Wright had 19 points, four steals and Jenesai Mohammed had 15 points and six steals.
Sun Valley 71, Marvin Ridge 50: Amanda Cherry (17 points) and Karli Mason (14) lead Sun Valley to the win. Sun Valley outscored Marvin Ridge 42-21 in the second and third quarters.
Girls’ Top Performers
Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 30 points, 18 rebounds in a 43-30 win over Country Day.
Kayla Brown, Mallard Creek: 28 points, four assists, two steals for the Sweet 16 No. 1 Mavericks in a 63-56 win over Vance. Freshman Dazia Lawrence had 26 for the Cougars.
Destiny Johnson, East Lincoln: 34 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists in a 58-48 loss to Newton-Conover.
Remi Roberts, Weddington: 16 points, 10 rebounds, five steals in a 52-40 win over Anson. Weddington, No. 8 in the Sweet 16, is 18-2, 7-0 in the Southern Carolina.
Jasmine Sanders, Garinger: 41 points in a 59-41 win over Independence. She passed the 1,000-point career scoring mark.
Parker Tompkins, Maya Caldwell, Davidson Day: 23 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks for Tompkins; 21 points, eight rebounds, eight steals, six assists for Caldwell in a 72-34 win over SouthLake Christian. Davidson Day (21-2) is No. 3 in the Sweet 16.