↑Lauren Lewis, Independence: Former North Mecklenburg all-state girls basketball and softball star led the Patriots to a win over Central Cabarrus Friday. Her Patriots (3-1) are over .500 for the first time since 2008. On Saturday, Lewis will coach against her alma mater in the Leroy Holden Classic championship game. North Meck coach Jennifer Baker coached Lauren Lewis in high school. Lauren Lewis is the daughter of North Meck’s legendary boys basketball coach, Duane Lewis.
↑Hickory Ridge freshman Reigan Richardson: Had 18 points, on 8-of-14 shooting, plus six rebounds and four blocks in a close loss to private power Fayetteville Northwood Temple.
Friday’s #BIG5 Performers
Kennedy Boyd, Andi Levitz, Providence Day girls: Career-high 27 points for Boyd, a UNC recruit, in a 62-58 win over South Meck. Boyd added five steals and five rebounds. Levitz finished with 17 points on five made 3-point shots.
Nevaeh Brown, Central Cabarrus: sophomore had 20 points, eight rebounds, five steals, three assists and three blocks in a 50-45 loss to Independence at the Leroy Holden Challenge at North Meck High School.
Tanajah Hayes, Megan Jackson, Vance: freshman Hayes had 22 points, seven assists and five steals in a 70-62 win against Winston-Salem Glenn. Jackson, a sophomore, had 22 points, eight steals and two assists. Vance (3-1) plays Greensboro Day Saturday.
Jessyka Leak, Courtney Meadows, Concord First Assembly: Leak had 14 points, five rebounds and four steals in an upset of Sweet 16 No. 2 Ardrey Kell. Meadows had 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Jessica Timmons, North Mecklenburg: 36 points in a 78-43 win over Cox Mill at the Leroy Holden Challenge. Timmons also had 36 in Tuesday’s 95-56 win over Concord Robinson.
Concord First Assembly 55, No. 2 Ardrey Kell 54: First Assembly limited the Knights to 31.7 percent shooting at the Charlotte Hoops Challenge and Ardrey Kell made only 4-of-19 shots in a close game. Ardrey Kell lost despite out-rebounding First Assembly 54-34. Ardrey Kell was led by 12 points and 18 rebounds from D’Shara Booker.
Fayetteville Northwood Temple 54, No. 3 Hickory Ridge 51: Kendal Moore had 28 points and six rebounds to lead her team to a win over a public school 3A power. Neither team shot well. Northwood shot 34.6 percent compared to Hickory Ridge’s 36.4. Hickory Ridge got 10 points from Alyssa Wagner.
No. 7 Providence Day 62, No. 5 South Mecklenburg 58: The Chargers were outrebounded 37-26 at the Charlotte Hoops Challenge and didn’t shoot well, just 38.6 percent for the game, but Providence Day forced 22 Sabres turnovers to pull off the upset. MiLeia Owens had a career-high 11 points, two rebounds and two steals for the Chargers. She was 5-of-5 from the free throw line. South Meck got 14 points, five rebounds from App State signee A’lea Gilbert and 14 points, six rebounds from Jadin Gladden.
Independence 50, Central Cabarrus 45: The Patriots (3-1) continued their hot run in the Leroy Holden Challenge at North Meck. Baylon Milton had 19 points to lead the Patriots, who were tied with Central after three quarters. Independence will play North Meck in the finals of the Leroy Holden Challenge at North Meck Saturday at 7 p.m.
North Mecklenburg 78, Cox Mill 43: The Vikings outscored Central Cabarrus 22-8 in the second quarter to spark an easy win Friday at the Holden Challenge. Courtney Lewis had 20 points for the Vikings (3-0). Alyssa Sondrini had 10 fox Cox Mill (2-2).
Charlotte Hoops Challenge Schedule/Results
ALL GAMES AT BERRY HIGH SCHOOL
Friday, Nov. 24
Concord First Assembly girls 55, No. 2 Ardrey Kell 53
No. 7 Providence Day girls 62, No. 5 South Mecklenburg 58
Victory Christian 52, South Mecklenburg 40
Berry 74, Charlotte Latin 70
Lincoln Charter 65, Burlington School 57
Hoover (AL) 60, Northwood Temple 43
Fayetteville Northwood Temple girls 54, No. 3 Hickory Ridge 51
Providence Day 82, Gaston Day 74
Saturday, Nov. 25
10:00 (G) Providence Day vs. Butler
11:30 United Faith vs. Liberty Heights
1:00 Jenkins vs. Hoover
2:30 Concord First Assembly vs. Kings Mountain
4:00 Northwood Temple vs. York Prep
5:30 Cannon vs Butler
7:00 (G) Mallard Creek vs. Ardrey Kell
8:30 Cox Mill vs. Providence Day
Note: Rankings are from the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 regional basketball poll