High School Sports

HS Basketball Gameday 02.05.16

North Meck boys basketball coach Duane Lewis and his team can clinch a share of the MECKA championship against rival Vance Friday
North Meck boys basketball coach Duane Lewis and his team can clinch a share of the MECKA championship against rival Vance Friday


Rock Hill South Pointe: 0-5 to start the season and 13-5 now. Stallions are in first place in the Region III 3A standings.

Lake Norman Charter sophomore Connor Reed: set a new school-record for 3-point field goals in a season in Monday’s win over East Gaston. Reed is shooting 40 percent from 3-point range (42-of-105) this season. The Knights (14-6, 10-1) have won five straight and can clinch of the Big South league title at home against South Point Friday.

Mallard Creek girls: No. 1 Mavericks (20-1, 9-0) clinched a share of the MECKA championship Tuesday against Vance. They can win it outright at home Friday against A.L. Brown.

Davrion Grier, Myers Park: 6-4 senior averaging 19.8 points, 8.2 rebounds over his past 10 games. In that run, Myers Park is 7-3, and Grier is making 70 percent of his shots. For the season, he averages 16 points, seven rebounds and shooting better than 60 percent.

Friday’s Key Games

Charlotte Country Day at No. 1 Providence Day doubleheader, 6 p.m.: The Charger girls can clinch a share of the CISAA championship, and the Chargers boys can clinch a fourth straight outright title. Country Day has won three of its last four for coach Dwayne Cherry, a former Bucs star in the early ‘90s. Nothing the Bucs would like better than to spoil the party, and Senior Night, for their arch rivals on Sardis Road.

No. 2 North Mecklenburg (18-2, 9-0 MECKA) at Vance (12-9, 4-5), 7:30 p.m.: The Vikings can clinch a share of the league title with a win. Vance is talented and dangerous, and there should be some fireworks from the guard spot where North’s Davion Mintz, a Creighton signee, could match up with Vance’s Cam Hamilton, a scoring machine averaging nearly 21 points per game.

West Mecklenburg (1-18, 1-10 SoMeck) at No. 3 Charlotte Catholic (21-0, 11-0), 7:30 p.m.: The Cougars can clinch the outright league title with a win. West Meck sophomore Dyami Brown averages 16 points and will try to spark one of the season’s biggest upsets.

No. 10 Berry girls (15-3, 9-2 SoMeck) at No. 5 Ardrey Kell (17-4, 11-0), 6 p.m.: The Knights can win and clinch the conference championship as well as extend their win streak to eight games. Berry has won six straight, led by center Ra’Shika White (21 ppg, 13 rpg).

No. 4 Myers Park girls (15-5, 9-0 Southwestern 4A) at Independence (1-18, 0-9), 6 p.m.: Mustangs can clinch the outright league title with a win.

Friday’s Schedule

Albemarle at Covenant Classical

A.L. Brown at Mallard Creek

Ashbrook at Forestview

Berry at Ardrey Kell

Bessemer City at Cherryville

Butler at Porter Ridge

Cannon School at Covenant Day

Carmel Christian at Victory Christian

Carson at Northwest Cabarrus

Central Academy at Mount Pleasant

Charlotte Christian at Charlotte Latin

Charlotte Country Day at Providence Day

Charlotte United Christian at Positive Day School

Christ the King at Woodlawn School

Clover at Shelby

Concord First Assembly at Gaston Day

Cox Mill at Central Cabarrus

Cuthbertson at Sun Valley

East Gaston at North Gaston

East Lincoln at West Caldwell

Forest Hills at West Stanly

Fort Mill at Gaffney

Garinger at East Mecklenburg

Grace Academy at First Assembly Monroe

Greensboro Day at Davidson Day

Hunter Huss at Stuart Cramer

Highland Tech at Pine Lake Prep

Jay M. Robinson at East Rowan

Lincoln Charter at Mountain Island Charter

Lincolnton at Newton Conover

Maiden at West Lincoln

Marvin Ridge at Anson

Metrolina Christian at SouthLake Christian

Monroe at Parkwood

Mooresville at Alexander Central

Myers Park at Independence

Nation Ford at Northwestern

New Garden Friends at Crossroads Charter

North Central at Indian Land

North Iredell at Lake Norman

North Mecklenburg at Vance

Olympic at South Mecklenburg

Piedmont at Weddington

Providence at Harding

Queens Grant at North Stanly

South Iredell at North Lincoln

South Point at Lake Norman Charter

South Pointe (S.C.) at Clinton

South Rowan at Hickory Ridge

Statesville at West Iredell

Thomas Jefferson Academy at Community School of Davidson

Tri-City Christian at Carolina Christian

Union Academy at South Stanly

University Christian at Statesville Christian

West Charlotte at Hough

West Mecklenburg at Charlotte Catholic

Westminster Catawba at Northside Christian

West Rowan at Concord

York at Rock Hill