↑Davion Mintz, North Mecklenburg: Scored his 1,000th point in Thursday’s 85-69 rout of rival West Charlotte. Mintz is a Creighton signee.
↑Sage Surratt, East Lincoln: Junior guard became his school’s all-time leading scorer Thursday, breaking a seven-year-old record (1,601 points) set by Keith Rendleman. Surratt now has 1,614 points after scoring 35 points to go with six rebounds and six assists in a 74-66 win over rival Lincolnton.
↑John McKibbin, Community School of Davidson: scored at the buzzer to force overtime and then had seven points in the extra period to lead his team to an 84-80 win at Bessemer City. McKibbin, a senior, finished the game with 12 points and six assists.
↑Messiah Baptiste, Cox Mill: scored 20 points in Wednesday’s 69-56 win over Northwest Cabarrus. Cox Mill won its fifth straight game.
↑Jordan Blakeney, Forest Hills: Senior guard scored his 1,000th point in Wednesday’s 70-68 win over Porter Ridge. He finished the game with 17 points and seven assists on a night when the Yellow Jackets played without leading scorer Desmond Lindsey.
Wednesday’s Boys Top Performers
Khdir Brinkley, Ardrey Kell: 16 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks in a 65-46 win over Olympic.
Davrion Grier, Myers Park: 23 points, 13 rebounds in win over Rocky River.
Cam Hamilton, Vance: 30 points, six rebounds, five assists in a 70-68 win over A.L. Brown.
Ray Kowalski, Concord: 30 points in a 74-70 win over Central Cabarrus. Keenan Black added 15 for the Spiders, No. 4 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll. Kyran McClure had 29 for Central Cabarrus.
Riley Jones, Lake Norman: 6-11 senior center had 27 points, 12 rebounds in a win over Statesville.
Jaylen McManus, Kendall Coles, North Mecklenburg: 21 points, eight rebounds for McManus in 85-69 win over West Charlotte. Coles had 23 points.
Rayshawn Neal, Garinger: 39 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals in a 80-73 loss to Butler.
Wednesday’s Girls Top Performers
Kayla Brown, Mallard Creek: Brown led the Sweet 16 No. 1 Mavericks to a 53-40 win over No. 13 Hopewell with 26 points, seven assists and three rebounds.
Carrie Eberle, Charlotte Catholic: 17 points, 14 rebounds, two blocks in a 45-41 win over Harding. She made all five of her free throws.
Tanaja Houston, Monroe: 11 points, 10 rebounds, four steals in a 51-47 win over West Stanly.
Destiny Johnson, East Lincoln: 24 points in a 52-39 loss to Lincolnton.
Ahlana Smith, Dazia Lawrence, Vance: In a 58-33 win over A.L. Brown, Smith had 26 points, six rebounds, four steals. Lawrence had 23 points, five rebounds, four steals.
Fairen Sutton, Rinnah Green, Butler: Sutton had 32 points in a 78-44 win over Garinger. Green had 11 points and 17 assists.
No. 3 Charlotte Catholic boys 59, Harding 51: The Cougars (18-0) remained unbeaten by outscoring Harding 15-6 in the fourth quarter. Justin McKinstry had 17 and BJ Mack 13 for Catholic. Yakim Jenkins led Harding with 19.
No. 4 Myers Park girls 81, Rocky River 64: Chanin Scott, a Kentucky recruit, had 17 points, Jada Reid had 17, Kianna Funderburk had 15 and Ariyanna Brown 14 for the two-time N.C. 4A state champs. Rocky River, which was outscored 23-9 in the second quarter, got 19 from Jordan Soares.
No. 5 Ardrey Kell girls 55, Olympic 29: Chase Muhammad (13 points) and Danielle Griffin (12) paced the Knights (15-4, 9-0 SoMeck 8) in an easy win. Olympic scored 19 points in the final three quarters.
No. 9 Hickory Ridge girls 73, East Rowan 40: Hickory ridge trailed 15-14 after the first quarter, but won the next two 38-14 to win easily. Nia Daniel (13 points), Syndey Miller (12) and Jiera Shears (10) led Hickory Ridge (16-2, 12-1).
Concord girls 60, Central Cabarrus 54: Concord won its fourth straight behind Jada Black’s 16. Mahaley Holit led Central with a game-high 17.
Mallard Creek boys 67, Hopewell 66: Brandon Faison and Eric Reed had 15 each for Mallard Creek in a narrow win. Mark Sherrill led Hopewell with 18.
Charlotte Catholic at Berry
Charlotte United Christian at First Assembly Monroe (Girls only)
Countryside Montessori at Woodlawn School (Boys only)
Forsyth Country Day at Charlotte Christian
Metrolina Christian at Gaston Christian
North Iredell at Alexander Central
North Lincoln at Lincolnton
Northwest Cabarrus at A.L. Brown
Porter Ridge at Independence