There are two holiday basketball tournaments in Mecklenburg County this weekend, the Leroy Holden Thanksgiving tournament at North Mecklenburg and the Charlotte Hoops Challenge at Myers Park.
No. 2 Ardrey Kell girls vs. No. 3 Providence Day, Friday, 5:30 p.m. at Myers Park: The Knights are a state championship contender in 4A public schools, but have lost early season showdowns to No. 1 Myers Park and No. 4 Weddington. Providence Day is reigning private school 3A champ.
Victory Christian vs. No. 4 Lake Norman, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. at Myers Park: Victory Christian has three players around 6-foot-10 and is a private school state title favorite. Lake Norman has two at 6-10 and is a public school 4A favorite. Victory has Charlotte commit Ebuka Izundu. Lake Norman has 6-6 Davidson commit Kishawn Pritchett.
No. 1 Myers Park girls vs. No. 4 Weddington, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. at Myers Park: Two of the nation’s top point guards meet in a battle of 4A (Myers Park) and 3A (Weddington) N.C. state title contenders. Myers Park’s Aliyah Mazyck has signed with Southern Cal. Weddington junior Stephanie Watts has committed to North Carolina.
No. 4 Hough vs. No. 6 Providence Day, Saturday, 7 p.m.: Another battle between public and private school state championship contenders. It also features two of the state’s best big men: Hough’s Luke Maye, a UNC recruit, and Providence Day junior Grant Williams.
Charlotte Hoops Challenge Schedule
Friday at Myers Park
Gym 1: Rocky River vs. Gaston Day, 1:30 p.m.; West Oak vs. Winston-Salem Quality Education, 3 p.m.; East Hall girls vs. Northside, 4:30 p.m.
Gym 2: South Meck girls vs. Charlotte Christian, 1 p.m.; South Meck vs. Davidson Day, 2:30 p.m.; Providence Day vs. Hamilton Heights, 4 p.m.; Ardrey Kell girls vs. Providence Day, 5:30 p.m.; Myers Park vs. Charlotte Latin, 7 p.m.
Gym 1: Providence Day girls vs. East Hall; Robinson vs. Weddington, 3 p.m.; Kennedy Charter vs. Mountain Mission, 4:30 p.m.
Gym 2: Hamilton Heights vs. West Oak, 1 p.m.; Victory Christian vs. Lake Norman, 2:30 p.m.; Ardrey Kell vs. Davidson Day, 4 p.m.; Myers Park girls vs. Weddington, 5:30 p.m.; Hough vs. Providence Day, 7 p.m.
Leroy Holden Thanksgiving Tournament
Friday at North Mecklenburg
Boys Tournament: Independence vs. Lake Norman Charter, 3 p.m.; Mooresville vs. North Mecklenburg, 6 p.m.
Boys Bracket II: Garinger vs. Cox Mill, noon; Community School of Davidson vs. West Brunswick, 7:30 p.m.
Girls Tournament: Mooresville vs. North Meck, 1:30 p.m.; Independence vs. Lake Norman Charter, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday at North Mecklenburg
Boys Tournament: Third place game, 3 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m.
Boys Bracket II: Third place game, 1:30 p.m.; Championship, 4:30 p.m.
Girls Tournament: third place game, noon; Championship, 6 p.m.