↑ Concord First Assembly girls: 3-0 after a 57-42 win over Hickory Grove Friday. Senior Ramesha Bennett had 17 points. Junior Emma Brooks added 10 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Mallard Creek transfer Zaria Wright had 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals.
↑ Trey Phills, Charlotte Christian: Signed with Yale Friday afternoon. Friday night, he led the Knights to a 62-54 win over Community School of Davidson. He finished with 34 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and six steals.
↑ Jarlen McDonald, Harding: A 6-foot-6 senior, McDonald had 24 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks in an 86-49 win over Garinger.
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↑ Cannon girls: Beat Wake Christian 57-36 behind Alex Hollway’s 19 and will face Spartanburg Saturday at 2 in the Cannon Classic Championship game.
Friday’s Top Girls Performers
Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 18 points, 19 rebounds, six steals, four assists in a 50-28 win over Metrolina Christian. It was her fourth straight double-double. Her sister, Hannah, added 16 points and nine rebounds.
Ali Fitch, South Mecklenburg: 23 points, six steals in a 71-65 loss to Rocky River.
Shameka and Shareka McNeil, Harding: Sisters had 51 points in a 54-49 season-opening win over Garinger; 23 from Shameka and 28 for Shareka.
Ariana Nance, Rocky River: Game-high 26 points against South Meck.
Friday’s Top Boys Performers
Mike Baez, Charlotte United Christian: Unsigned senior had 22 points in a win over N.C. power Durham Mount Zion.
Robert Brown, Community School of Davidson: 19 points, 15 rebounds, three assists against Charlotte Christian.
Dalen Dotson, Providence: 25 points, six assists in a 65-59 win over East Meck for senior point guard. Freshman Devon Dotson, Dalen’s brother, had 11 points and seven steals.
Chris Lewis, Hopewell: 26 points on six 3-point shots in a 72-52 win over East Gaston.
Zaqwaun Matthews, Myers Park: 29 points as No. 7 Myers Park (2-0) upset No. 4 Ardrey Kell 57-55 in overtime. Collin Cooper led Ardrey Kell (1-1) with 15.
Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly: 31 points in an 89-37 win over Hickory Grove.
Emeka Nwankwo, Metrolina Christian: 24 points, 27 rebounds in 67-48 win over Covenant Day. Metrolina is 4-0.
Patrick Tape’, Queens Grant: 27 points, 11 rebounds in a 67-64 win over Pine Lake Prep. Teammate Demetry Leake had 23 points, six rebounds and six assists.
No. 1 Myers Park girls 67, Ardrey Kell 53: The Mustangs, No. 4 in USA Today’s national poll, beat their rivals for the 11th straight time behind 27 points from senior guard Aliyah Mazyck, a Southern Cal recruit. N.C. State recruit DD Rogers had nine points and 13 rebounds. Myers Park led by as many as 22. Darah Dewalt led Ardrey Kell with 12 points.
Greensboro Day 61, Charlotte Latin 41: State power Greensboro Day outscored Latin 36-15 in the first and third quarters en route to an easy win. Peter Agba led Greensboro Day with 19 points. Parker Julian had 23 for Latin.
No. 2 West Charlotte 86, West Meck 65: Simeon Carter had eight points and 13 rebounds for the Lions in their season debut. Isiah Blackmon had 22 points and 14 rebounds for West Charlotte, and Nakia Rivers had 17 points and five assists.
Providence girls 51, East Mecklenburg 32: Providence’s Michaela Daniels had 11 points, seven assists and six steals as she helped Providence jump out to a 24-12 hafltime lead. Meghan Fleury had 13 points and nine rebounds.