↑Lavar Batts Jr., Concord Robinson boys: 14 points shy of breaking the school’s all-time scoring record (1,304). Robinson will host rival Concord for the South Piedmont 3A title Friday.
↑North Mecklenburg boys: Won first conference title since 2008 with Tuesday’s victory over Hough. The Vikings will play Friday at Mallard Creek.
↑Providence Day girls: Played Thursday night at Charlotte Christian and already had clinched a 13th straight CISAA title. The Chargers had won 94 straight conference games before Thursday.
Friday’s Key Games
No. 14 Independence at No. 8 Butler, 7:30 p.m.: This is one of the state’s top rivalries in any sport and it burns particularly hot in football and basketball. Friday’s winner will get the Southwestern 4A title. Butler (18-5, 10-1) has won five in a row. Independence (18-5, 10-1) has won seven in a row.
No. 3 Concord at No. 4 Concord Robinson, 7:30 p.m.: Concord (21-2, 16-1) has won 12 straight games and is a win away from the South Piedmont 3A title. Robinson (19-3, 16-1) has won nine straight games and also is one win away from a championship. Concord beat Robinson 101-97 in overtime at home Jan. 7 in front of a standing-room only crowd. Expect another Friday night.
Cannon School at Charlotte Country Day
Charlotte Catholic at Providence
Charlotte United Christian at 22-Feet Academy (Boys)
Cherryville at Thomas Jefferson Academy
Clover (S.C.) at York (S.C.)
Comenius at Crossroads Charter
Concord at Concord Robinson
Cox Mill at Carson
Davidson Day at Forsyth Country Day
East Gaston at Forestview
Hickory Ridge at West Rowan
Highland Tech at Bessemer City
Hopewell at A.L. Brown
Hunter Huss at Ashbrook
Independence at Butler
Indian Land (S.C.) at Andrew Jackson (S.C.)
Lincoln Charter at Community School of Davidson
Maiden at Lincolnton
Monroe at Forest Hills
Mount Zion at Kennedy Charter
Myers Park at East Mecklenburg
Nation Ford (S.C.) at Fort Mill
North Gaston at Lake Norman Charter
North Mecklenburg at Mallard Creek
Olympic at Berry
Parkwood at Central Academy
Porter Ridge at Rocky River
Queens Grant at Union Academy
Rock Hill at Northwestern (S.C.)
South Mecklenburg at Ardrey Kell
South Point at Stuart Cramer
Weddington at Sun Valley
West Lincoln at East Lincoln
West Mecklenburg at Harding
West Stanly at Mount Pleasant