↑Madison Monroe, SouthLake Christian: Son of former N.C. State star Rodney Monroe had 29 points in Thursday’s home game with Carmel Christian and passed the 1,000-point mark for his career. Monroe has signed with Army.
↑Streaming national games: The National Federation of High Schools Network will stream 20 regular-season high school games on its Facebook Watch page. The first game is Tuesday when S.C. private school champ Spartanburg Day and national No. 2 recruit Zion Williamson play S.C. 4A state champ Roebuck Dorman. The lineup of future games will be announced later.
↑Myers Park: The Mustangs clamped down on defense against Harding in Thursday’s 58-36 win. Harding scored a combined nine points in the first and third quarters of the Mustangs’ third straight win. John Ingram (14 points), Duwe Farris (13) and Caleb McReed (12) led Myers Park.
↑R-S Central: Hilltoppers improved to 4-0 with Thursday’s 61-44 win over Boiling Springs Crest. Jacob Knox had 16 points to lead R-S Central.
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Thursday’s #BIG5 Performers
Matt Ciccone, Charlotte Catholic: game-high 24 points in a 65-52 upset over previously unbeaten Ardrey Kell. Catholic is 2-1.
Darlinstone Dunbar, Jaden Springer, Rocky River: Dunbar had 24 points, 12 rebounds in a 100-80 win at Vance. Springer had 14 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks.
Vi’Chon Means, Troy Barnes, Concord Robinson: 18 points, 10 rebounds for Means; 16 points, four rebounds, four assists for Barnes in a 76-71 win over Hickory Ridge. Senior guard Darian Bell led Hickory Ridge with 22 points.
Gabby Smith, Hickory Ridge girls: 21 points, 11 rebounds and four steals in a 78-51 win over Concord Robinson.
Shamicah Sturdivant, Sugar Creek Charter girls: 23 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, two assists in a 39-38 win over Fort Mill Comenius. Erin Cepeda had 20 points for Comenius.
No. 1 Ardrey Kell 53, Charlotte Catholic 34: The Knights (5-1) held Catholic to 13 points in the first quarter of an easy win. Deniyah Lutz had 14 points and Journey Muhammad 12 to lead Ardrey Kell. Emma Ullius had 11 for Charlotte Catholic (3-1).
No. 2 Mallard Creek girls 69, Butler 46: LaSalle recruit Janay Sanders had 16 points and was 6-for-6 from the free throw line in an easy win. UCLA recruit Ahlana Smith added 12 points for the Mavericks (2-1) and junior Dazia Lawrence had 11. Michaela Lane had a game-high 17 for Butler.
No. 3 Hickory Ridge girls 78, Concord Robinson 51: Nia Daniel had 14 points, 11 rebounds to spark Hickory Ridge (3-1) to a win over a Cabarrus County rival. Rinnah Green, a Butler transfer, had 10 points, five steals and four assists, and Alyssa Wagner had 11 points, five rebounds and four assists. Jada McMillan had 19 for Robinson.
No. 4 Butler 79, Mallard Creek 60: Queens recruit DJ Little had 21 points, Gerrale Gates 17 and Jalen Gibson 10 as the Bulldogs improved to 4-0. Mallard Creek got 18 from Justin Taylor, 17 from Demetrius Dixon and 10 from Kyle Austin. The Mavericks fell to 0-2.
Charlotte Catholic 65, Ardrey Kell 52: The Cougars used a 18-8 second quarter push to help spring the upset of previously unbeaten Ardrey Kell. Luke Harvins had 18 points for the Cougars. Sophomore Luke Stankavage had 12 for Ardrey Kell (4-1).
Carmel Christian 82, SouthLake Christian 75: Carmel improved to 9-0 with the road win. Donovan Gregory had 24 points, Myles Pierre had 19 and Marten Maide 11 for Carmel. Deon Haughton had 13 points for Carmel.
Hickory 73, Pine Lake Prep 26: A traditional 3A power, Hickory stormed out to a 27-9 lead in its season-opener and did not look back. Torey James had 23 points to lead the Red Tornadoes. Jaquan Thurman had 11 and Jackson Bell 10. Pine Lake Prep did not score more than nine points in a quarter.
Marvin Ridge 67, Covenant Day 47: Marvin Ridge used a 25-11 spurt in the third quarter to break away from Covenant Day (1-5). Garrett Buhannon had 21 points for the Mavericks. Riley Berrey (13), Harrison Brown (11) and Carter Sullivan (10) also hit double-figures for the Mavericks. Malik Beatty (15) and Drew Patterson (14) led Covenant Day.
Rocky River 100, Vance 80: Rocky River (3-1) was able to pull away late for the win at Vance. Jordan Campbell had 18 points, five steals and Khalil Brantley had 16 points and six assists. Vance got 20 points, including 4-of-6 3-point field goals, from Ralph Black, and 19 points, seven assists from Kam Cooke.