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Charlotte-Area High School Basketball Players of the Week

Providence Day sophomoreTrey Wertz (left) had 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in Saturday’s NCISAA 3A state championship win over McDonald’s All-American and Kentucky recruit Bam Adebayo (center). Chargers forward Grant Williams (right) had 15 points and eight rebounds.
Providence Day sophomoreTrey Wertz (left) had 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in Saturday’s NCISAA 3A state championship win over McDonald’s All-American and Kentucky recruit Bam Adebayo (center). Chargers forward Grant Williams (right) had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Trey Wertz, Grant Williams, Providence Day: Wertz, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard, had a game-high 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in the Chargers’ 67-53 win over High Point Christian in the N.C. Independent Schools 3A final Saturday. Williams, a 6-7 forward signed to Tennessee and newly named CISAA player of the year, had 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Providence Day won its first state title since 1999. High Point Christian, which had been ranked as high as No. 12 nationally, features McDonald’s All-American Bam Adebayo, a Kentucky recruit, plus three other Division I signees and three more Division I recruits.

Janelle Bailey, Erin Whalen, Providence Day: Duo led Chargers to their seventh straight 3A state title over Raleigh Ravenscroft. Bailey had 16 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Whalen, a Vanderbilt signee, had 11 points, six rebounds, three steals and a block.

Kendal Cloninger, North Gaston: Scored 12 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter as her team upset Ashbrook (26-1) 55-52 in the Big South 2A/3A championship game Friday.

Daniel Spencer, Lavar Batts, Concord Robinson: Led Robinson to 94-90 double-overtime victory over arch rival Concord in the South Piedmont 3A championship game Friday. Spencer had 29 points, eight rebounds, five assists. Batts had 24 points, seven assists, four rebounds.

Kerstie Phills, Charlotte Christian girls: Had 33 points in a 54-46 loss to Raleigh Ravenscroft in the N.C. Independent Schools 3A semifinals. Phills had 34 in a quarterfinal upset of High Point Wesleyan a day earlier.

Davion Mintz, North Mecklenburg: Career-high 43 points, courtesy of 10 made 3-point shots in a 86-72 win over Vance in the semifinals of the MECKA tournament. Mintz had 25 points and made 9-of-9 free throws in the MECKA championship win against Hough.

Langston Wertz Jr.

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