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HS Basketball Roundup: Charlotte Latin’s Parker Julian scores his 1,000th career point

Charlotte Latin’s Parker Julian is fouled by two Charlotte Christian players in a win Friday night
Charlotte Latin’s Parker Julian is fouled by two Charlotte Christian players in a win Friday night


Jordan Stephens, Northwest Cabarrus: Scored his 1,000th career point Friday.

Weddington girls: beat Piedmont 52-50 to win their 30th straight Southern Carolina Conference game and clinch at least a share of their third straight league title. Remi Roberts (22 points, six rebounds) and Erin Addison (19 points, five steals, four assists) led Weddington.

Parker Julian, Charlotte Latin: 18 points, nine rebounds in a win over Charlotte Christian Friday. Senior scored his 1,000th career point in the game.

Community School of Davidson: Will Mitchell’s 12-point, 10-rebound effort sparked a 62-56 win over Thomas Jefferson and gave his team its fifth win in a row. The team has won six of seven and is tied for second in the Southern Piedmont 1A.

Friday’s Girls Roundup

No. 1 Mallard Creek 75, A.L. Brown 42: Kayla Brown (18 points) and Chantel Williams (16) led the Mavericks, who won the outright MECKA championship.

No. 4 Myers Park 62, Independence 15: Chanin Scott had 18 points, McKenna Haire 12 and Stuart Ayer 10 in an easy win. Myers Park (16-5, 10-0) clinched the Southwestern 4A title.

No. 9 Hickory Ridge 68, South Rowan 27: Gabby Smith had 14 points for Hickory Ridge (19-2, 15-1 South Piedmont).

No. 14 South Mecklenburg 57, Olympic 33: Aja Stevens had 15 points and Courtney Sanderson 13 for the Sabres. South outscored Olympic 22-5 in the second quarter.

Butler 75, Porter Ridge 45: Porter Ridge scored just 16 points in the first half and Butler (16-7) ran away behind 21 points from Fairen Sutton and 20 from Rinnah Green.

Charlotte Catholic 33, West Meck 28: Carson Dymock led the Cougars (15-7, 9-3 SoMeck) with 10 points. Kalie Mayo had 12 for West Meck (8-13, 4-8).

Community School of Davidson 63, Thomas Jefferson 38: Meredith Suggs had 15 points and Anna Lavella 14 in an easy win. Community School improved to 17-5, 11-1 in the Southern Piedmont.

Christ The King 65, Woodlawn 7: Marie and Catherine Strickland combined for 46 points.

Marvin Ridge 56, Anson 50: Marvin Ridge outscored Anson 24-14 in the fourth quarter to win. Maddy Griffin (17 points) and Sara Hardwick (12) led the Mavericks (8-14, 2-7 Southern Carolina).

Parkwood 53, Monroe 42: Brittany Autry had 22 points, Molly Setliff 12 and Baylee Morton 10 for Parkwood.

Hough 51, West Charlotte 49: Kaila Thompson had 11 points and Hailey Gipson 10 for Hough in a tight win. The Lions got 16 from Omari Holland and 13 from Tatyana Thompson.

Friday’s Girls Top Performers

Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 18 points, 17 rebounds, eight blocks, three assists, three steals in 53-38 win over Cannon.

Maya Caldwell, Parker Tompkins, Courtney Meadows, Davidson Day: In a 71-40 win over Greensboro Day, Caldwell had 21 points, eight rebounds, six assists; Tompkins had 24 points; and Meadows had 10 points, six rebounds, six assists.

Hannah Gordon, Bella Sheprow, Metrolina Christian: 25 points, 16 rebounds for Gordon and 20 points, 10 assists for Sheprow in a 79-72 win over SouthLake Christian.

Eleah Parker, Shamani Stafford, Ja’Yon Leak, Northside Christian: Parker had 15 points, eight rebounds, six steals, five blocks in a 61-15 win over Westminster Catawba. Stafford had 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Leak had 10 points, eight steals, seven assists and six rebounds.

Kerstie Phills, Charlotte Christian: 27 points in 50-40 win over Charlotte Latin.

Jasmine Sanders, Garinger; Miya Bull, East Meck: Sanders had 30 points in a 60-52 win over East Meck. Bull had 22 points, 19 rebounds, five steals and three blocks in the double overtime loss.

Sheona Woodham, Forest Hills: 12 points, six assists, four steals in a 38-27 win over West Stanly.

Friday’s Boys Roundup

No. 2 North Mecklenburg 61, Vance 56: The Vikings got 17 points and six rebounds from point guard Davion Mintz to hold off an upset bid from Vance, which got 26 points, four rebounds and three assists from Cam Hamilton.

No. 3 Charlotte Catholic 80, West Meck 44: The Cougars clinched the SoMeck regular-season championship on Senior Night. Jack Larkin had 14 points and BJ Mack 10 for the Cougars, who led 20-4 after the first quarter and 45-18 at halftime.

No. 4 Concord 91, West Rowan 48: Concord, which got 17 points from Hamsah Nasirildeen and 14 from Leaky Black, led 29-6 after the first quarter.

No. 7 Rock Hill 53, York 26: York scored four points in a decisive second quarter and trailed Rock Hill, ranked No. 2 in the S.C. 4A poll, 30-12 at half. Kendall Lahr led Rock Hill (21-2, 10-0) with 13. Rock Hill clinched the league title.

No. 9 Hough 62, West Charlotte 59: The game was tight throughout and tied heading into the fourth quarter. Kobe Williams had 16 for the Lions (9-9, 6-4 MECKA). Ryan Friday had 20 and Cooper Crawford 17 for the Huskies (16-5, 8-2).

No. 10 Butler 73, Porter Ridge 64: Zane Rankin had a career-high 23 points as Butler (18-5, 10-1) remained on pace to face Independence for the conference championship next Friday.

No. 13 Fort Mill 62, Gafney 58: Fort Mill (18-3, 9-1) got 17 points from Kawan Waker and 13 each from AJ Foti and Tanner Mitchell. The game was tied heading into the fourth quarter. Kobe Rogers had 16 for Gaffney.

Sun Valley 61, No. 14 Cuthbertson 57: Sun Valley outscored Cuthbertson 42-28 in the second half to pull off the upset. The Spartans – who got 18 points from Elijah Evans and Jeremiah Miller – made 13-of-15 second half free-throw attempts.

Mooresville 62, Alexander Central 60: Mooresville forced a tie in the league standings on a night when both teams shot 53 percent or better. Mooresville got 22 points and four rebounds from T.J. Daniels. Alexander Central got 13 points, four assists, three rebounds from Noah Presnell.

A.L. Brown 69, Mallard Creek 60: Jaylon Neal had 22 points in the upset win. A.L. Brown trailed 21-9 after the first quarter but rallied. Eric Reed had 22 for Mallard Creek.

Cannon 69, Covenant Day 63: Jairus Hamilton had 23 points for Cannon, which scored in the final seconds to force overtime and avoided the upset. Chase Dixon had 31 for Covenant Day (12-9).

East Meck 63, Garinger 55: Rayshawn Neal had 25 points to lead Garinger, but the Wildcats were outscored 36-27 in the second half. Charvis Jones had 21 for East.

Grace Academy 98, First Assembly Monroe 42: Grace led 29-11 after the first quarter and rolled. It got big performances from Eric Evans (18 points, nine rebounds) and Shawn Morrison (20 points, three assists).

Greensboro Day 82, Davidson Day 54: At halftime, Greensboro Day led 37-31, but it roled in the second half. Myles McGregor had 21 for Davidson Day. JP Moorman had 26 for Greensboro Day.

Harding 67, Providence 65: Karl Hankton had 17 points and Yakim Jenkins 11 in a narrow win. Providence outscored Harding 40-30 in the second half.

Lake Norman Charter 62, South Point 59: Troy Cracknell had 18 points, Grayson Hickert had 17 and Jalien Hancock 13 to lead Lake Norman Charter (15-6, 11-1 Big South). Blake Zieske had 16 for South Point.

Queens Grant 48, North Stanly 45: Patrick Tape (11 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks) and Terron Dixon (10 points, six rebounds, three steals) led Queens Grant to a share of the league title. Queens Grant won despite being outscored 17-11 in the final quarter.

South Meck 52, Olympic 45: Jalen Blakeney had 22 points and Bryant Thomas 12 in the win. South outscored Olympic 19-14 in the fourth quarter. Jordan Chambers had 12 for the Trojans.

Gaston Day 49, Concord First Assembly 47: Brandon Reeves (17 points) and Quan McCluney (16) helped Gaston Day (12-9) spark a big Metrolina Athletic conference upset. Nico Payne had 17 for First Assembly (20-5).

Lincoln Charter 77, Mountain Island Charter 62: Kody Shubert had 20 points, eight rebounds and Jackson Gabriel had 11 points and 12 rebounds as Lincoln Charter (20-2) clinched the Southern Piedmont 1A title.

Friday’s Boys Top Performers

Lavar Batts Jr., Daniel Spencer, Concord Robinson: Batts had 27 points, six assists, four steals, three rebounds in a 84-55 win over East Rowan; Spencer added 18 points, seven steals, four rebounds, three assists.

Jamarius Burton, Berry: The 6-foot-4 sophomore had 21 points, nine rebounds, five assists in 59-54 win over Ardrey Kell.

Isaac Johnson, Trey Wertz, Providence Day: Johnson, a 6-foot-8 senior, had 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists and shot 73 percent from the floor in a 78-56 win over Country Day to clinch a fourth straight outright CISAA title. Wertz, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, had 14 points, five rebounds and tied for a team-high five assists, while shooting 67 percent from 3-point range (4-of-6).

Bates Jones, Caleb Jordan, Charlotte Latin: Jordan had 20 points and eight rebounds in a 69-49 win over Charlotte Christian. Jones had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Jaylen McManus, North Mecklenburg: Had 21 points, 10 rebounds in 61-56 win over Vance.

Wendell Moore, Messiah Baptiste, Cox Mill: Moore, a 6-5 freshman, had 35 points and nine rebounds in a 69-67 win over Central Cabarrus. Baptiste hit the game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer to avoid the upset.

Myles Pierre, Carmel Christian: freshman guard had 29 points, five steals in a 76-73 win over Victory Christian that gave Carmel (20-8, 14-0) the SPAA championship.

Matthew Statile, Marcus Thomas, Chea Johnson, Independence: All had big games in an 86-59 win over Myers Park: 24 points, three rebounds, three steals for Statile; 21 points, two rebounds for Thomas; 10 points, 11 assists, four rebounds, three steals for Johnson.