High School Sports

Charlotte-area high school basketball games of the week plus Tuesday’s schedule

Ashbrook High will need its fans to show up in full force a big Tuesday night game N.C. 3A power Hickory High School
Ashbrook High will need its fans to show up in full force a big Tuesday night game N.C. 3A power Hickory High School jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

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.

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.

Langston Wertz Jr.

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