↑Metrolina Christian girls: beat Hickory Grove 55-43 to earn first playoff berth since 2003.
↑Davion Mintz, North Mecklenburg: Career-high 41 points plus eight assists in a 110-67 win over Mallard Creek.
↑East Lincoln: Beat West Lincoln 88-73 to finish regular-season 20-0. It’s the fourth time East has finished unbeaten in regular-season and second straight season. Sage Surratt (32 points) and Cam Dollar (25) led East Friday.
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Friday’s Girls Roundup
No. 1 Mallard Creek 62, North Meck 49: Sophomore Janay Sanders had 16 points, four rebounds, three steals and senior Chantel Williams had 13 points, five rebounds, five assists in the win. Dynasty Heyward had 17 for North.
No. 7 Myers Park 65, East Meck 25: Kianna Funderburk had 16 points, Chanin Scott had 14 for the Mustangs (18-5, 12-0 Southwestern 4A). Jordan Hardin had 10 for East Meck.
South Meck 54, No. 10 Ardrey Kell 38: South Meck shot 20-for-24 from the free throw line and pulled off an upset against the SoMeck 8 league champs. Aja Stevens had 18 points; Ali Fitch had 17 points, six rebounds; and A’Lea Gilbert had 14 points, nine rebounds, five blocks.
Lake Norman Charter 60, No. 13 North Gaston 56: Seniors Carly Russ (17 points, six assists, four rebounds) and Sarah Novroski (13 points) helped their team to an upset on Senior Night. Lake Norman Charter (13-10, 10-4) outscored North Gaston 23-15 in the fourth quarter to win. Yontyanna Melvin had 15 for North Gaston (16-4, 10-4).
Charlotte Catholic 46, Providence 27: Catholic (16-8, 10-4 SoMeck) limited Providence (2-22, 1-13) to nine points total in the first and fourth quarters to win. Sam Welson led the Cougars with 12.
Northside Christian 64, Concord First Assembly 46: Northside Christian outscored First Assembly 37-23 in the second half to clinch the Metrolina Athletic conference title. Shamani Stafford had 14 points, five assists and four rebounds. Kylee Calabrese had 12 points, six assists and six rebounds. Zaria Wright had 16 for First Assembly.
Victory Christian 53, Christ The King 29: Lilian Izundu had 20 points and Joyous Wilson 17 to lead Victory Christian to the SPAA Tournament championship. Marie Strickland led Christ the King with eight.
Monroe 57, Forest Hills 41: Tyriona Houston had 10 points and 17 rebounds in an easy win. Monroe (17-4) outscored Forest Hills 17-2 in the third quarter.
Friday’s Girls Top Performers
Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 17 points, 13 rebounds in a 62-31 loss to High Point Wesleyan.
Destiny Johnson, Eboni Tinsley, East Lincoln: 25 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, three assists for Johnson in a 70-49 win over West Lincoln; Tinsley had 16 points, eight assists, seven steals.
Molly Mann, Elanna Peay, Weddington: 20 points, 13 rebonds for Mann; 21 rebounds, five points for Peay in a 65-34 win over Sun Valley. Weddington (21-2) is 10-0 in conference play for the third straight season.
Eleah Parker, Northside Christian: 27 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and four rebounds over Concord First Assembly in MAC championship.
Parker Tompkins, Maya Caldwell, Anika Riley, Alexis Bradford, Davidson Day: Quartet had big games in a 77-32 win over Forsyth Country Day. Davidson Day won its 18th straight conference game. Tompkins had 20 points, seven rebounds; Caldwell had 13 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds; Butler transfer Riley had 21 points, 11 rebounds; and Bradford added 13 points and five steals.
Friday’s Boys Roundup
No. 5 Charlotte Catholic 72, Providence 37: Catholic held Providence to just 11 points in the second half. Josh Brodowicz had 10 points to lead Catholic. Luiz Machado Jr. had 13 for the Panthers.
No. 12 Berry 55, Olympic 52: Berry avoided an upset behind 11 points from Jael Scott and 10 from Tevin Heath.
No. 13 Fort Mill 54, Fort Mill Nation Ford 49: Fort Mill (20-3, 11-1) clinched the region championship. Tanner Mitchell had 21 for Fort Mill. Cameron Holmes had 18 for Nation Ford.
Charlotte Country Day 73, Cannon 62: Country Day (12-17) got 17 points, five assists from Gordon Cory and 17 points and six rebounds from Christien Williams in an upset. Jairus Hamilton had 21 points and Phillip McKenzie 18 for Cannon (18-11).
Community School of Davidson 61, No. 15 Lincoln Charter 56: Joey Knox had 19 points, four rebounds and John McKibbin had 15, seven assists and four steals in a win. The Spartans (13-11, 10-4) have won seven straight games. Kody Shubert had 17 for Lincoln Charter (22-3, 13-1).
Harding 72, West Meck 62: Yakim Jenkins had 20 for Harding and Karl Hankton added 17. Harding won the game in the second and fourth quarters, when it outscored the Hawks 43-27.
Rocky River 88, Porter Ridge 80: Keyon Wesley had 18 points, A.J. Horne 14 and Anthony Salley 13 to spark a win for the Ravens. Rocky River led 24-11 after the first quarter. Noah Taylor had 25 for Porter Ridge.
South Meck 68, Ardrey Kell 64: Jalen Blakeney had 16 points and Khayleb Connelly 15 for theSabres who won in overtime. Ardrey Kell, which got 14 from Nathan Wilson, outscored South 18-7 in the fourth quarter to force OT. Connelly scored his 1,000th career point in the game.
Friday’s Boys Top Performers
Davrion Grier, Myers Park: 22 points, five rebounds, three blocks in a 68-52 win over East Meck. He made 13-of-16 free throws, including 8-of-9 in the fourth quarter. Myers Park has won seven of its last 10 games.
Nate Hinton, James Lewis, Chris Martin, Colton Cashaw, Northside Christian: Hinton sparked a 68-45 win over Concord First Assembly in the MAC championship game with 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals. Lewis had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Martin had 11 points, seven assists and five steals, and Cashaw had nine pionts and seven assists.
Patrick Tape’, Terron Dixon, Queens Grant: In a 50-44 win over Union Academy, which gave their team a 13-game win streak, Tape’ had 13 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks, three assists and two steals. Dixon had 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Nas Tyson, Forest Hills: game-high 16 points in Forest Hills’ 52-47 win over Monroe to clinch the Rocky River title for the first time since 2009. Forest Hills (22-2, 10-0) finished unbeaten in league play for the first time in 10 years.
Jack Vaughn, Charlotte Country Day: 17 points, nine rebounds in a 73-62 win over Cannon.