Concord First Assembly (6-3) at Gaston Day (5-2), Tuesday, 7:30: This game will feature at least eight Division I college propsects and a pair of N.C. Independent Schools 2A state championship contenders. A good early season test for both schools.
Hopewell girls (8-0, 0-0 MECKA) at Hough (4-1, 0-0), Tuesday, 6: Mallard Creek, the No. 1 ranked team in the Sweet 16, is a big favorite to win the league title. But these are the two darkhorses. Hopewell, which plays Mallard Creek at home Friday, is off to one its best starts ever, and Hough has won three straight.
Ashbrook (1-1) at Hickory (3-0), Tuesday, 7:30: Ashbrook beat Hickory in the third round of the 2015 playoffs and reached the state final. In 2016, Hickory beat Ashbrook in the third round. Both teams are expected to make deep playoff pushes this season in 3A.
Charlotte Christian (6-1) at Weddington (3-3), Thursday, 7:30: Big time private school-public crossover game between two legitimate state title contenders: Christian in private school 3A; Weddington in public school 3A.
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West Charlotte (4-1) at North Mecklenburg (7-0), Friday, 7:30: The Lions have been a big surprise under new coach Jacoby Davis, despite their youth. North Meck is No. 1 in the Sweet 16 for a reason. The Vikings are winning by an average of 37 points.
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Tuesday’s Charlotte-area high school basketball schedule
A.L. Brown at North Mecklenburg
Ashbrook at Hickory
Bradford Prep at Carolina International
Butler at Garinger
Central Academy at Anson County
Charlotte Catholic at Berry
Cherryville at Community School of Davidson
Chester at Northwestern
Clover at Forestview
Concord at Central Cabarrus
Concord First Assembly at Gaston Day
Covenant Classical at Greater Cabarrus Stallions
Covenant Day at Greensboro Day
Cuthbertson at Porter Ridge
East Gaston at Mooresville
East Wilkes at South Iredell
First Assembly Monroe at Comenius (Girls)
Fletcher School at Grace Academy (Boys)
Forest Hills at Sun Valley
Hickory Grove at Charlotte Christian
Hickory Ridge at East Rowan
Hopewell at Hough
Independence at East Mecklenburg
Indian Land at Nation Ford
Jay M. Robinson at Northwest Cabarrus
Lincoln Charter at Mountain Island Charter
Mallard Creek at West Charlotte
Metrolina Christian at Union Academy
Mount Tabor at Lake Norman
Myers Park at Rocky River
North Hills Christian at Victory Christian
North Lincoln at Lincolnton
Olympic at Providence
Parkwood at Weddington
Piedmont Charter at Highland Tech
Pine Lake Prep at Bessemer City
Rock Hill at York
South Charlotte Thunder at Charlotte United Christian
SouthLake Christian at Charlotte Country Day
South Mecklenburg at Harding
South Rowan at Cox Mill
South Stanly at Mount Pleasant
Statesville Christian at United Faith
Thomas Jefferson Academy at Stuart Cramer
University Christian at Christ the King
West Iredell at Bandys
West Mecklenburg at Ardrey Kell
Westminster Catawba at Lewisville