High School Sports

HS Basketball Roundup 12.15.15: Rocky River continues big bounceback

Rocky River's Elijah Sidbury, right, drives up court while facing East Meck during a prep basketball game Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at East Meck High School. JASON E. MICZEK - Special to the Observer
Rocky River's Elijah Sidbury, right, drives up court while facing East Meck during a prep basketball game Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at East Meck High School. JASON E. MICZEK - Special to the Observer WWW.MICZEKPHOTO.COM


Molly Mann, Weddington girls: made 7 of 8 3-point shots en route to 25 points in a 71-24 win over Independence. Taylor Schuster had eight assists, no turnovers, and Remi Roberts had 15 points, eight rebounds.

Jasmine Sanders, Garinger girls: 31 points in a 59-49 loss to Porter Ridge Tuesday. Sanders has three 30-point games this season.

Avery Metcalf, Hickory Ridge: 25 points in a 73-60 win over Northwest Cabarrus. He became his school’s all-time leading scorer.

Harding boys: Beat Ardrey Kell 58-55 in OT to end the Knights’ 20-game conference win streak. TJ Talley had 19 points for the Rams.

Ray Kowalski, Concord: Fourth straight 30-point game – 38 total – in a 95-82 win over Carson.

Girls Roundup

No. 2 Mallard Creek 54, Hough 35: Hough led 19-17 at halftime, but Mallard Creek limited the Huskies to 16 points in the second half. Janay Sanders (18 points), Chantel Williams (16) and Kayla Brown (13) led the Mavericks.

No. 12 Rocky River 56, East Meck 46: The Eagles got 20 points from Miya Bull but fell at home. Jordan Soares had 17 points for Rocky River.

No. 13 North Meck 61, No. 5 Hopewell 42: North Meck got 25 points from Shi’Naya Lester, 14 points from Dynasty Heyward, and Ayanna Taylor had 10 rebounds and four blocks in an upset.

No. 6 Ardrey Kell 58, Harding 34: The Knights (8-2, 3-0 SoMeck 8) got 12 points and 13 rebounds from Danielle Griffin and 13 points from Chase Muhammad in an easy win. Harding got 18 from Shareka McNeil.

Lake Norman Charter 58, East Gaston 34: Sarah Novroski and Summer Taylor had 14 points each for Lake Norman Charter (4-4, 2-0 Big South). Shai Robinson had 11 for East Gaston.

Community School of Davidson 59, Cherryville 29: Anna Lavella had 16, Caroline Nageotte 12 and CSD (6-2, 2-0) held Cherryville to 5 points in the first quarter and 2 in the fourth.

Parkwood 54, Marvin Ridge 43: Brittany Avery (13), Molly Setliff (11), Jenna Parker (10) and Baylee Morton (10) all hit double figures for Parkwood. Marvin Ridge got 18 from Casey Bigham.

Girls Top Performers

Carrie Eberle, Charlotte Catholic: 25 points, 12 rebounds for the Cougars (6-4, 3-0 SoMeck) in an 51-23 win over Olympic (3-5, 1-2).

Mahaley Holit, Central Cabarrus: 20 points, seven assists, three steals in 63-53 win over South Rowan. Holit has 985 career points and can break 1,000 Wednesday night against Forest Hills.

Sydney Miller, Hickory Ridge: 16 points, 12 rebounds, four steals in 79-9 win over Northwest Cabarrus.

Ahlana Smith, Dazia Lawrence, Vance: Combined for 53 points, 13 rebounds, 11 steals in 68-54 win over West Charlotte.

Notes: Time Warner to broadcast live games

Time Warner Cable will broadcast six live high school basketball games this season on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. The basketball schedule begins Thursday with the Apex at Panther Creek doubleheader at 6:30. The remainder of the schedule:

Jan. 7: Concord Robinson at Concord; Jan. 13: Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons at Chapel Hill; Jan. 21: Queens Grant at Albemarle; Jan 27: West Charlotte at North Meck; Feb. 4: East Duplin at Northside Jacksonville

Boys Roundup

No. 3 Concord Robinson 71, No. 8 Cox Mill 64: Daniel Spencer had 18 points, six rebounds and three steals for Robinson and Lavar Batts had 15 points, four assists and three rebounds in a key South Piedmont 3A win. Jordan McKenzie (12 points, seven assists, five rebounds) scored his 1,000th point on a free throw in the first quarter.

No. 4 Charlotte Catholic 73, Olympic 55: Jack Larkin had 14 and Jimmy Abate 12 for Catholic. Catholic led 23-21 after the first quarter. Jordan Chambers had 18 for Olympic.

No. 10 South Meck 49, West Meck 38: Bryant Thomas has 12 points for the Sabres in a SoMeck 8 win. Dyami Brown had 15 for West.

Independence 61, No. 11 Weddington 49: Junior guard Chea Johnson had 13 points and Matthew Smith 10 as the Patrots (6-3) upset Weddington (8-2).

No. 12 East Lincoln 76, Lincolnton 73: Hayden Duggins had 31 points and Sage Surratt had 21 in the win for East Lincoln (3-0). Surratt and Cameron Dollar (15 points) fouled out and missed overtime but his team held on. Lincolnton (1-3) got 25 points from 7-foot center Raekwon Long. East Lincoln’s Duggins made five 3-point field goals and had a career high in points.

No. 13 Berry 76, Providence 65: Chandler Murray had 18 points and Tevin Heath 14 for Berry.

West Charlotte 73, No. 15 Vance 59: The Lions (5-3, 2-1 MECKA) ended Vance’s seven-game win streak. Vance fell to 8-3, 1-1. Macar Jackson had 26 points and three rebounds for the Lions. Vance got 18 points from Justin Freeman and 17 points, three assists and three rebounds from Cam Hamilton.

No. 16 Forest Hills 62, No. 9 Sun Valley 54: Forest Hills (7-0) got 13 from Desmond Lindsey and 12 each from Jordan Blakeney and Zaccheus Rorie.

Carmel Christian 62, Statesville Christian 43: Jon Bryan had 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks for Carmel, which outscored Statesville Christian 20-4 in the second quarter.

Garinger 71, Porter Ridge 47: Rayshawn Neal had 18 points and three assists for Garinger (6-3). Scott Glover added 11 points, five rebounds, two steals.

Rocky River 85, East Meck 55: After an 0-6 start, Rocky River (2-7, 2-0 Southwestern 4A) has won two of three. East Meck (4-6, 0-3) lost its third straight.

Boys Top Performers

Riley Jones, Lake Norman: 16 points, 10 rebounds (his fifth double-double of the season) in 77-64 win over Statesville. Statesville’s BJ Moss had 27.

John McKibbin, Community School of Davidson: 20 points, seven steals in 70-59 win over Cherryville.

Davion Mintz, North Mecklenburg: 17 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds in an 81-65 win over Hopewell. Jalen McManus (21 points, seven rebounds) and Jalen Lowery (17 points, four steals) had strong games for the Vikings, No. 2 in the Sweet 16.

Shawn Morrison, Grace Academy: School-record 46 points, on 79 percent field goal shooting, plus 10 assists and four steals in 86-28 win over Victory Christian Academy. Jaylen Thompson had his first triple-double (12 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, five steals).

Qon Murphy, Ryan Friday, Hough: Murphy had career-high 26 points, nine rebounds, and Friday had a career-high 26 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies (6-4, 1-1 MECKA) in a 75-71 win over Mallard Creek. Jordan Campbell had 22 for the Mavericks (1-8, 0-2)