↑People’s Bank Holiday Clash champions: North Gaston won the championship; Catawba Bandys won the consolations
↑Mallard Creek defense: The Mavericks (12-2) bounced back from Thursday’s loss to 4A power Southeast Raleigh to whip Durham Hillside 67-17 at the John Wall Holiday Classic. Hillside scored no points in the third quarter. Janay Sanders led the Mavericks with 15 points.
↑Tori Tomlinson, Hickory St. Stephens: 22 points, 13 rebounds, two blocks in a 38-27 win over Alexander Central.
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↑Hickory: Red Tornadoes (5-4) upset previously unbeaten Maiden (10-1) in championship of the DICKS’ Sporting Goods Classic. Shelby Darden had 15 points, 11 rebounds, six steals in 22 minutes to earn tournament MVP.
↑China Grove Carson coach Brooke Stouder: won her 150th game Friday. Her team is No. 15 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll.
Friday’s #BIG5 Top Performers
Kennedy Boyd, Providence Day: 27 points, 11 rebounds in a 56-44 win over Lexington in the Carolina Invitational Championship. That was a career-high in rebounds for the UNC recruit. Boyd and the Chargers will play First Baptist from Charleston in the 2:30 p.m. championship Saturday.
Destiny Johnson, East Lincoln: 22 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists in a 56-53 win over Davidson Day. East Lincoln advanced to the fifth-place game at the East Lincoln Winter Jam Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Johnson’s teammate, Caira McClain had 10 points, 12 rebounds.
Ellie Johnson, Hickory Grove: made six 3-pointers in a 54-52 win over Victory Christian. She finished with 20 points. Teammate Peyton Bowers had 13 points on three made 3-pointers.
Jordan McLaughlin, Berry: 21 points, six rebounds, four assists in a 42-31 win over Shelby High.
Kaitlin Walker, Charlotte Christian: had her sixth straight double-double in a 39-32 loss to Stratford. She finished with 19 points, 19 rebounds, six steals, four blocks and made the Carolina Invitational all-tournament team in Charleston. In three days, Walker had 57 points, 62 rebounds.
People’s Bank Holiday All-Tournament team
Haley Bourhill- Stuart Cramer; Marjani Onafowara- Highland Tech; Addie McGinnis- North Lincoln; AJ Price- East Gaston Kinsley Gilmore- West Lincoln; Mallorie Haines- Bandys; Sarah Grace Hayes-North Gaston; Dorianna Good-North Gaston; Hundley Rhyne-Lincolnton; Kayla Smith-Lincolnton; MVP- Spencer Britton- North Gaston
DICKS’ Sporting Good All-Tournament
Karina Coulter- Fred T Foard
Crystany White- Bunker Hill
Tori Tomlinson- St. Stephens
Kacey Payne- Alexander Central
Mackenzie Starnes- South Caldwell
Chyna Cornwell- Newton-Conover
Cree Bass- Maiden
Grace Herman- Maiden
Finley Lefevers- Hickory
Mikayla Hill- Hickory
Shelby Darden- Hickory
Tournament MVP- Shelby Darden (Hickory)
Freedom Christmas All-Tournament
Blaikley Crooks- Freedom
Brooke Arney - East Burke
Emma Newton - Asheville Christian
Maleeah Langstaff - Asheville Christian
Josie Hise - East Burke
MVP - Braelyn Whiteside - Asheville Christian