High School Sports

Basketball Roundup: Ardrey Kell upsets No. 3 Charlotte Catholic, ends Cougars unbeaten season

Ardrey Kell’s Michael Crosby scored the game-winning basket in Tuesday’s 60-58 upset win at previously unbeaten Charlotte Catholic
Ardrey Kell’s Michael Crosby scored the game-winning basket in Tuesday’s 60-58 upset win at previously unbeaten Charlotte Catholic


Lake Norman Charter boys: Beat Ashbrook 58-55 Tuesday to clinch Big South 2A/3A championship

Davidson Day girls: Beat Forsyth Country Day 78-39 to win second straight PACIS title. Parker Tompkins had 30 points, 12 rebounds. It was her third 30-point game this season.

Queens Grant boys: Beat Albemarle 71-60 to win outright Uwharrie Athletic 1A crown. Jace Weir (17 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals), Patrick Tapé (17 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four blocks) and Daymaun Harvey (16 points, seven rebounds) had big games.

Providence Day: Chargers are moving up in the national polls: No. 11 in Ball Is Life; No. 14 in MaxPreps; No. 20 in PrepNation; and No. 22 in USA Today.

Boys’ Roundup

No. 1 Providence Day 84, Covenant Day 74: Covenant Day kept it close by shooting 50 percent from 3-point range and getting 18 points from Chase Vandevelde and 13 from Noah Biggerstaff. Providence Day’s Isaac Johnson (18 points), Devon Dotson (18 points, nine assists, five rebounds), Grant Williams (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Trey Wertz (nine points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block) had strong games. Providence Day had 26 assists on 34 field goals.

Ardrey Kell 60, No. 3 Charlotte Catholic 58: Wes Morgan had a career-high 30 points with a school-record seven 3-pointers and Michael Crosby hit a layup with seven seconds left to spark the upset at Catholic. Nathan Wilson had 18 for the Knights (12-11, 8-5 SoMeck 8 4A), who ended Catholic’s unbeaten season. The Cougars, who got 12 points from B.J. Mack, are 22-1, 12-1

No. 4 Concord 91, West Rowan 48: Concord led 29-6 after the first quarter. Hamsah Nasirildeen had 17 and Rechon Black 14 for the Spiders.

No. 7 Forest Hills 73, Central Academy 33: Nas Tyson had 21, Jai Rorie 15 and Jordan Blakeney 14 in an easy win for the Yellow Jackson (21-2, 9-0 Rocky River 2A).

No. 11 Weddington 86, Sun Valley 57: Weddington outscored Sun Valley 31-17 in a decisive third quarter. Ryan Schieger had 16 and Tyler Glass 15 points for Weddington (17-5, 8-1 Southern Carolina). Elijah Evans had 14 points, Anthony Brown 13 and Hughston Finklea 12 for Sun Valley (14-9, 5-4).

No. 12 Cox Mill 67, West Rowan 57: Freshman Wendell Moore had 18 points, nine rebounds for Cox Mill and Jonathan Earl added 10 points and seven rebounds. Cox Mill led 20-5 after the first quarter.

No. 15 Lincoln Charter 75, Pine Lake Prep 69: Kody Shubert had 17 points and Trey Johnsen 15 in a tight win over Lincoln Charter (21-2, 12-0). Eito Yuminami had 18 for Pine Lake Prep.

Charlotte Country Day 86, Charlotte Christian 85: Country Day’s Rylan McLaurin scored at the buzzer to win at rival Charlotte Christian in triple overtime. Jack Vaughn had 31 points for the Bucs, including 18 in the fourth quarter and the three overtimes. The Bucs, who trailed by 16 in the third quarte ran and six in the final minute of regulation, played without 6-foot-5 freshman center Triston Miller, who dislocated his kneecap in warmups and will be out four to six weeks.

Community School of Davidson 75, Highland Tech 20: Community School won its sixth straight behind 20 points from junior Joey Knox.

Concord First Assembly 69, Hickory Grove 33: Nico Payne had 16 points and 10 rebounds and DeAndre Thomas added 13 points and 11 rebounds in an easy first-round Metrolina Athletic Conference tournament win.

Gaston Day 67, Metrolina Christian 59: Quan McCluney had 24 points and MJ Armstrong 15 in a first round MAC tournament win. Braxton McClendon led Metrolina (8-21) with 21 points.

Harding 60, Olympic 56: Harding got 17 points from Yakim Jenkins and outscored Olympic 22-15 in the fourth quarter to win.

Providence 51, South Mecklenburg 50: Providence snapped a three-game losing streak, outscoring the Sabres 14-7 in the fourth quarter. Luiz Machado had 19 for the Panthers. Khayleb Connelly led South Mecklenburg with 17.

West Charlotte 65, A.L. Brown 42: Jalen Knight had 19 for the Lions, who outscored the Wonders 15-5 in the second quarter. Jaylon Neal had 19 for A.L. Brown.

Top Performers

Eric Evans, Shawn Morrison Jr., Grace Academy: 30 points from Evans and 36 points, 11 assists for Morrison in a 106-68 win over Franklin Christian.

Jairus Hamilton, Phillip McKenzie, Zion Hendrix, Cannon: In a 75-66 overtime win over Charlotte Latin, Hamilton had 22 points, 10 rebounds; McKenzie 18 points, 10 rebounds and Hendrix 13 points, 10 assists. Parker Julian had 24 for Latin.

Joe Hartman, Davidson Day: 29 points in a 80-48 loss to Forsyth Country Day.

Josh Howard, Providence Day: 22 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals in an 84-74 win over Covenant Day.

Rafael Jenkins, Carmel Christian: 19 points, 11 assists in a 66-23 win over Woodlawn.

Davion Mintz, Jalen McManus, North Mecklenburg: Mintz had 20 points, seven rebounds and McManus 17 points, 12 rebounds in a MECKA 4A- clinching 69-63 win over Hough.

Henry Richards, Davrion Grier, Kevin Alford, Myers Park: In a 76-57 win over Garinger, both Mustangs seniors had big games: career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds for Richards, who made 6-of-8 3-point attempts, and 25 points and 11 rebounds for Davrion Grier. Alford, a junior, had 11 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

Sage Surratt, Chazz Surratt, East Lincoln: 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists for Sage; 13 points, six assists, six steals, five rebounds for Chazz in a 83-56 win over Maiden.

JC Tharrington, Kayle Mason, Rob Peterson, Charlotte Christian: 24 points, eight assists, eight rebounds for Tharrington (6-of-8 on 3-pointers) in a 86-85 triple-overtime loss to Country Day. Mason (19 points, 11 rebounds) and Peterson (12 points, 11 rebounds) had double-doubles.

Marcus Thomas, Justyn Hamilton, Independence: No. 16 Independence escaped Rocky River 71-69 and Thomas (21 points, five rebounds, four steals) and Hamilton (14 points, 11 blocks, seven rebounds) had big games for the Patriots. UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller was at the game.

Girls’ Roundup

No. 7 Myers Park 72, Garinger 29: Chanin Scott had 19 and Stuart Ayer 15 for the Mustangs (17-5, 11-0 Southwestern 4A).

No. 9 Hickory Ridge 68, Carson 60: Gabby Smith had 15 points, Laura McManimen 14 and Jiera Shears 13 in a close win. Hickory Ridge (20-2, 16-1) led Carson (13-10, 9-8) by just four points heading into the fourth quarter.

No. 10 Ardrey Kell 53, Charlotte Catholic 43: D’Shara Booker (10 points) and Danielle Griffin (nine points, six rebounds, three blocks) helped spark the win for the Knights (18-5, 12-1 SoMeck 8 4A).

No. 16 Charlotte Christian 53, Country Day 21: Country Day managed only eight points in the first half. Kerstie Phills led Christian with 20.

Charlotte Latin 49, Cannon 34: Latin (16-8) held Cannon to 14 points in the first half and cruised behind 14 points from Sydney Scott and 13 from Ruthie Jones.

Metrolina Christian 60, Gaston Christian 30: Bella Sheprow (15 points, seven assists) and Caitlyn Logan (11 points, 10 rebounds) led Metrolina Christian, which will face Concord First Assembly in the MAC semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday at Gaston Day.

South Mecklenburg 63, Providence 38: Courtney Sanderson had 21 points, seven rebounds, A’Lea Gilbert 17 points, 11 rebounds and Aja Stevens 13 points, six rebounds on Senior Night as the Sabres rolled.

West Charlotte 51, A.L. Brown 41: O’Marri Holland had 19 for the Lions, who outscored Brown 20-12 in the fourth quarter to pull away. Akena Maxwell had 13 for A.L. Brown.

Top Performers

Janelle Bailey, Providence Day: 20 points, 13 rebounds in 64-31 win over Covenant Day.

Destiny Johnson, East Lincoln: 25 points, six steals, five rebounds, four assists in a 57-55 win over Maiden.

Trinity Jones, Ashbrook: 35 points in a 77-41 win over Lake Norman Charter.

Chase Muhammad, Ardrey Kell: 17 points, six rebounds, three rebounds in win against Catholic.

Remi Roberts, Taylor Schuster, Erin Addision, Weddington: 22 points, 14 rebounds in 72-46 win over Sun Valley. Addison had 18 points, six assists, five rebounds. Schuster had 12 points, 10 assists.

Nya Tillery, Hickory Grove: 22 points, 16 rebounds in 63-51 win over SouthLake Christian. Hickory Grove will face Northside in Thursday’s MAC semifinals at 3 p.m. at Gaston Day.

Zaria Wright, Jenesai Mohammed, Concord First Assembly: 28 points, five assists, three rebounds in 66-26 win over Westminster Catawba in first round of the MAC tournament. Mohammed had 16 points, six assists, five rebounds and five steals.