↑Providence Day’s Celine Ives: In games Friday and Saturday, Ives made 6-of-7 field goal attempts. Her team, No. 1 in the Sweet 16, beat Raleigh Ravenscroft 46-29 on Friday and beat Durham Academy 56-14 on Saturday.
↑Miya Bull, East Mecklenburg girls: Bull had a huge game in Friday’s 62-48 win over Providence (17 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks, three steals, three assists).
↑V.J. King, Paul VI (Va.): Former United Faith star and Louisville signee had 35 points, 10 rebounds – making 13 of 20 free throws – in a 83-77 win over Raleigh Word of God at Southeast National High School Hoops showcase at Vance High on Saturday.
Saturday’s Girls Roundup
No. 1 Providence Day 56, Durham Academy 14: Erin Whalen had 19 points and Janelle Bailey had 14 for the Chargers, and neither player missed a free throw in the game. Providence Day (7-0) allowed only six points in the first half.
No. 5 Davidson Day 37, Rabun Gap 32: Davidson Day, a 2014-15 N.C. Independent Schools 2A semifinalist, upset a 3A finalist from a year ago. Parker Tompkins and Maya Caldwell combined for 21 points. Dommie Bologun had 12 points for Rabun Gap.
Butler 55, Grays Collegiate (SC) Academy 44: Rinnah Green had 11 points and six assists, and Keyanah Richardson had 10 points for Butler, which won by controlling the middle quarters. The Bulldogs outscored Grays 30-13 in the second and third quarters at the Best of the Carolinas Classic at Hickory Grove. Taylor Toney had 14 for Gray’s Collegiate.
Northwood Academy (SC) 74, Concord First Assembly 25: Northwood outscored Concord First Assembly 56-14 in the second and third quarters after leading only 11-6 after the first quarter. Dee Heath had 24 points to lead Northwood and Jailah Melvin had 17.
Northwest Guilford 52, Northside Christian 36: Senior Morgan Pointer had 12 points to lead her team to a win over a private school powerhouse at the Best of Carolinas Classic at Hickory Ridge. Junior Eleah Parker led Northside with 12.
Raleigh Ravenscroft 67, Charlotte Latin 52: Ravenscroft won easily at home behind 17 points from Madison Taylor. Latin got 31 points combined from Claudia Dickey and Kathryn Vandiver.
Saturday’s Boys Roundup
No. 1 Providence Day 64, Durham Academy 50: The Chargers shot 70 percent from two-point range for the second straight game to win on the road. Providence Day (7-2) won its seventh straight and got 15 points, six assists from Devon Dotson, 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals from Josh Howard and 11 points, three assists from Trey Wertz.
Legacy Charter (SC) 73, No. 6 Berry 55: Berry made 21-of-69 field goals and just 11-of-29 3-point attempts in the loss. Chandler Murray (19 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals) and Jael Scott (11 points, two rebounds) led Berry. Nicolas Claxton had 23 points and 15 rebounds for Legacy Charter.
AC Flora (SC) 89, No. 11 Independence 86: AC Flora shot 49 percent for the game and limited Independence to 34.5 percent shooting. Patriot Marcus Thomas made 12-of-24 shots. His teammates were 17-of-60. The Patriots hung close thanks to strong performances from Thomas, Victor Tshiona (15 points, 12 rebounds) and Matthew Statitle (13 points, five rebounds). AC Flora got 22 points, 10 rebounds from Kendale Hampton and 21 points, five rebounds from freshman Christian Brown.
Vance 69, Carmel Christian 46: Vance held Carmel Christian to just 31 percent shooting in the second half and outscored Carmel 34-17 in the final two quarters. Vance got 35 points, four assists and six steals from guards Marcus Neal and Cam Hamilton. Hamilton made 6-of-6 free throws. Carmel Christian got 17 points, four rebounds from Myles Pierre and 15 points and seven rebounds from Zach Prevette.
Concord Cannon 63, North Raleigh Christian 45: Cannon got double-figure scoring from Jairus Hamilton (13 points), Zion Hendrix (12), Jordan Battle (11) and Philip McKenzie (10) in a comfortable win. Cannon (6-2) outscored North Raleigh 19-4 in a decisive second quarter.
Christ The King 53, Crossroads Charter 47: Mike Grigg had 18 points, five assists and four rebounds to push CTK to the win. Chris Burch had 15 and Trey Demercy 10 for Crossroads.
Gray’s Collegiate Academy 68, Victory Christian 43: The Kings shot just 27.6 percent and had 19 turnovers in the loss. Emmanuel White had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Victory and Hasan Richardson added 10 points and five rebounds. Gray’s got 16 points from Onteus Anderson and 15 from Juwan Gary.
Saturday’s Top Performers
Scott Harvey, Christ The King: 14 points, 11 rebounds, six blocks in a 53-47 win over Crossroads Charter.
Nate Hinton, Chris Martin, Northside Christian: Hinton, a 6-5 sophomore guard, had 28 points in a 75-35 win over Hunter Huss. Martin, a 5-10 junior, had 24 points. Northside limited Huss to 10 points in the first half.
Marcus Neal, Vance: Shot 8-for-11 and had 20 points and three steals in a 69-46 win over Carmel Christian.
Fairen Sutton, Butler girls: 13 points, five assists in a 55-44 win over Gray’s Collegiate Academy.
Marcus Thomas, Independence: Senior guard had 33 points, nine rebounds and two steals in an 89-86 loss to AC Flora at the Southeast National Hoops Festival at Vance.
Grant Williams, Providence Day: game-high 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists in 64-50 win at Durham Academy. Williams didn’t miss a field goal attempt.
Saturday’s Tournament Results
Best of Carolinas Classic at Hickory Ridge
Hammond School (SC) 70, Carolina Prep 51
Northwood Academy (SC) 74, Concord First Assembly 25
NW Guilford 52, Northside Christian 36
Butler 55, Gray Collegiate 44
Southeast National High School Boys Hoops Festival at Vance
Charlotte Catholic 66, West Charlotte 46
AC Flora 89, Independence 86
Vance 69, Carmel Christian 46
Gray Collegiate (SC) 68, Victory Christian 43
Legacy Charter 73, Berry 55
Paul IV (VA) 83, Raleigh Word of God 77
Holy Angels Hoops & Halos Tip Off at Ashbrook
Northside Christian 75, Hunter Huss 35
High Point Wesleyan 67, Ashbrook 42