↑ Gaston Day’s Aidan Richard: 6-11 center committed to Belmont Abbey Thursday. Richard is averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans.
↑ Indian Land’s Darnell Rogers: Rogers likes playing against Union County teams apparently. He had 41 points and eight assists against Cuthbertson Tuesday. He followed up with 40 points in Friday’s 84-75 upset win over Sweet 15 No. 16 Sun Valley (5-1). Indian Land is 5-0.
↑ Trey Henry, Harding: Made five 3-point shots in the Rams’ 85-43 win over East Meck. Henry finished with 26 points. Teammate Devante Young had four 3-point shots and 14 points for Harding (3-1). East Meck is 0-4.
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↑ Providence, Ardrey Kell: Ardrey Kell beat reigning N.C. 2A Western Regional champ North Rowan 62-57 on the road Thursday. Providence beat Marvin Ridge 65-56 to win back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 1, 2010
Friday’s Top Boys Performers
Malik Constantine, Olympic: 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in an 80-44 win over Hopewell. Dameri Parris added 17 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Rayjon Tucker, Northside Christian: Florida Gulf Coast recruit had 22 points, 12 rebounds in a 74-31 win over Gaston Christian.
Grant Williams, Providence Day: 24 points, 11 rebounds in a 63-55 win over Raleigh Ravenscroft. Williams made 89 percent of his 2-point attempts in front of Davidson head coach Bob McKillop and an assistant coach from Vanderbilt.
Friday’s Top Girls Performers
Naj’la Bibb, Piedmont: 27 points, 12 rebounds for sophomore in 55-52 win over Union County rival Parkwood.
Jessica Gaston, West Charlotte: six points, 16 rebounds in a 54-44 loss to Berry.
Mahaley Holit, Central Cabarrus: 23 points, nine rebounds, six assists in a 50-49 loss to unbeaten Hickory Ridge.
Eleah Parker, Northside Christian: 23 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and four steals in a 63-17 win over Gaston Christian.
Friday’s Boys Roundup
No. 2 Providence Day 63, Raleigh Ravenscroft 55: Coming off a disappointing one-point loss at nationally ranked Greensboro Day, the Chargers bolted off to a 41-18 halftime lead but then fell flat in the third quarter. Ravenscroft’s defensive intensity picked up and the Ravens outscored Providence Day 24-9 to get back into the game before Providence Day found its footing again. Junior Grant Williams led the Chargers with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Trey Wertz had 12 points. Senior point guard Chaz Raye had 10.
Northside Christian 74, Gaston Christian 31: One night after an impressive 18-point win over Charlotte United Christian, the Knights ran out to a 26-7 lead over Gaston Christian after the first quarter and cruised. Rayjon Tucker led the Knights with 22. Lysander Bracey had 17, Malcolm Cumberbatch had 14 and point guard Colton Cashaw added 12 assists and seven steals.
South Mecklenburg 64, Porter Ridge 62: Kamil Chapman had 19 points and Grant Hedberg 14 to lead South Meck to the tough win over Union County’s Porter Ridge. Caleb Homesley had 29 for Porter Ridge (3-1). South Meck improved to 4-2.
Concord First Assembly 77, Gaston Day 64: Charles Minlend had 23 points, Matt Wheet and DJ Caldwell had 14 and Marquise Beasley added 13 in the win. First Assembly outscored Gaston Day 29-22 in the fourth quarter to bust open a tight game. Senior point guard Trevor Anderson had 18 for Gaston Day.
Charlotte Christian 55, SouthLake Christian 52: Yale reruit Trey Phills had 16 and Jaylon McClinton added 13 to lead the Knights, who withstood a late rally from SouthLake to win. SouthLake got 15 points from Brett Carter and Preston Smith plus 14 from Myles Monroe.
Cherryville 72, West Lincoln 64: Cherryville improved to 4-0 behind 17 points from Yung Sherrill and 19 from Rhyer Davis, pulling away from West Lincoln with a 27-14 spurt in the fourth quarter. West Lincoln fell to 2-3.
Charlotte Latin 75, Durham Academy 65: Latin got 19 points from 6-7 post Parker Julian plus 16 from Jackson Farr and 15 from Caleb Jordan in the win. Ryan Hester had 20 for Durham Academy.
Friday’s Girls Roundup
Berry 54, West Charlotte 44: Ra’Shika White had 18 points to lead Berry, which outscored West Charlotte 32-23 in the second half. West Charlotte’s Teneithia Stewart had 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Hickory Ridge 50, Central Cabarrus 49: Stacia Means had 15 points and Gabby Smith for Hickory Ridge, which improved to 5-0. Central Cabarrus led 29-21 at halftime but Hickory Ridge worked its way back into the game by outscoring Central 13-7 in the third. Central Cabarrus got 23 points from Mahaley Holit and 13 from Kasey Rowden.
South Meck 64, Porter Ridge 44: The Sabres trailed 15-12 after the first quarter but outscored Porter Ridge 15-3 in the second quarter and 37-26 in the second half to take an easy win.
Charlotte Latin 54, Durham Academy 31: Cydne Pennington had 22 points as the Hawks got an easy win at home. Teammate Claudia Dickey had 15 for Latin, which outscored Durham Academy 17-6 in the second quarter and 13-2 in the fourth.