↑ Que Tucker, NCHSAA: Deputy commissioner, an African-American woman, will serve as interim commissioner when Davis Whitfield leaves for a position with the National Federation of High Schools in June. Tucker has worked with the NCHSAA since 1991.
↑ Northside Christian girls: 23-0 at home the past two seasons.
↑ Berry girls defense: Held Olympic to 11 points in first two quarters of a 74-24 win. Ra’Shika White led Berry with 15.
↔ Independence at Rocky River Saturday: Makeup game is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rocky River. The game was postponed Tuesday due to fighting in the stands. The game is closed to the public. Coaches, students with parents and players’ family members can attend the game. No unaccompanied students will be admitted.
↑ Providence Day girls: with Thursday’s win over Charlotte Christian, Chargers won their 93rd straight conference game and finished unbeaten in CISAA play for the 12th straight season.
Friday’s Boys Top Performers
Ebuka Izundu, Victory Christian: 20 points, 18 rebounds and 12 blocks in a 72-49 win over Carmel Christian in the SPAA tournament finals. Ty Gadsden had 22 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. Ricky Gouty (14 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks) and Brent Davis (14 points, 11 rebounds, six steals) also had strong games for the Kings, who also won the regular-season title.
Joe Scibelli, Charlotte Catholic: 29 points in a 67-57 win over Providence. Dalen Dotson had 19 for the Panthers.
Jaylen Stowe, Hickory Ridge: Mercer recruit had 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 55-46 win over West Rowan. Hickory Ridge (19-4, 14-2) is South Piedmont co-champs.
Friday’s Boys Roundup
No. 1 Ardrey Kell 74, South Mecklenburg 64: Senior Steven Santa Ana made a 3-pointer with six seconds left to force overtime and No. 1 Ardrey Kell handled the Sabres in overtime. Santa Ana had 25 points. Devin Cooper (20) and Josh Freund (13) also had big games for the Knights (23-1) who have won 22 straight. Kamil Chapman had 24 for South Meck.
No. 13 Cuthbertson 60, Marvin Ridge 55: Cuthbertson (19-4, 9-1 Southern Carolina) won its third conference title in four years. Tyrik Dawson led Cuthbertson with 18. Matt Allen added 15. David Cardwell had 15 for Marvin Ridge.
Rocky River 77, Porter Ridge 62: Rocky River, which finished second in the Southwestern 4A, got 20 points from Keyon Wesley in a comfortable win. D’Andre Dennis had 25 points for Porter Ridge.
Myers Park 71, East Meck 54: Zaqwaun Matthews had 24 ponts and Lee Houck 12 as the Mustangs outscored East Meck 33-18 in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Seth Bradbury led East with 19 points.
Greensboro Day 60, Davidson Day 40: Greensboro Day avenged a road loss that spoiled its unbeaten season. Myles McGregor led Davidson Day with 21.
Friday’s Girls Top Performers
Zasha Barrett, Monroe: Broke the 1,000-point barrier with 27 points, 20 rebounds, seven blocks, six steals in 63-45 win over Forest Hills.
Taylor Helms, Cuthbertson: 20 points in a 40-22 win over Marvin Ridge. She scored her 1,500th career point in the game.
Mahaley Holit, Central Cabarrus: 24 points, eight assists, five rebounds, four steals in 82-43 win over Northwest Cabarrus. Teammate Kasey Rowden had 21 points.
Eleah Parker, Northside Christian: 11 points, 12 rebounds, seven blocks in 59-57 win over Concord First Assembly in MAC tournament championship.
Gabby Smith, Hickory Grove: 19 points and 11 rebounds in a 65-55 win over West Rowan. Freshman has seven double-doubles this season.
Caroline Stathakis, Providence: 20 points in a 53-44 loss to Charlotte Catholic. She made 6-of-9 3-point shots.
Zaria Wright, Concord First Assembly: 32 points in a 59-57 loss to Northside Christian in the MAC tournament finals.
Friday’s Girls Roundup
No. 1 Myers Park 78, East Mecklenburg 15: Aliyah Mazyck and D.D. Rogers enjoyed Senior Night with an an easy win. Over their four-year careers, the duo is 110-4 and they did not lose a conference game or lose to a Mecklenburg County team in four seasons. A third senior, Morgan Uptegraph, is 91-3 over her Myers Park career.
No. 2 Weddington 75, Sun Valley 54: McDonald’s All-American Stephanie Watts had 32 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and four assists and Remi Roberts had her third straight double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds). Weddington (23-1, 10-0) finished unbeaten for the second straight season against Southern Carolina teams. Hannah Adamczyk had 22 for Sun Valley (11-13, 4-6).
No. 3 Ardrey Kell 59, No. 16 South Mecklenburg 47: The Knights, the SoMeck 8 champions, got all they wanted from second place South Meck, up just six points with 72 seconds left. The Knights made their free throws late on a night when South Meck’s Ali Fitch had 17 points and four steals. Jordan Muhammad had 16 for Ardrey Kell.
No. 13 Charlotte Catholic 53, Providence 44: Carrie Eberle had 14 points and Mellisa Roulier 13 to lead the Cougars (17-7, 9-5) to a tough win over their SoMeck 8 rival from Providence (11-12, 7-7).
Community School of Davidson 45, Lincoln Charter 31: Karli Fekete had 17 and Kendyl Bradley and Cassidy Haddock had 10 each as CSD (18-6, 11-1) won the Southern Piedmont regular-season conference championship game over Lincoln Charter (10-2).