High School Sports

HS Basketball Roundup: 6 Mecklenburg County teams advance to regional round

Butler’s D.J. Little hit a free throw with less than one second left in the Bulldogs 84-83 win over Northwest Guilford Saturday. Butler advanced to the N.C. 4A Western Regional semifinals for the first time since 2004
Butler’s D.J. Little hit a free throw with less than one second left in the Bulldogs 84-83 win over Northwest Guilford Saturday. Butler advanced to the N.C. 4A Western Regional semifinals for the first time since 2004


Mecklenburg County: Four boys teams (North Meck, Charlotte Catholic, Butler, Lake Norman Charter), two girls teams (Ardrey Kell, Myers Park) advance to regional semifinals Tuesday.

Cox Mill: Beat Kings Mountain 76-59 on the road Saturday to reach Elite 8 for first time.

Lake Norman Charter distance shooting: Team made 13 3-point shots in a 79-71 win over Smoky Mountain and moved to the Elite 8 for the first time.

North Mecklenburg’s Jaylen McManus: Scored his 1,000th point in Saturday’s 82-57 win over Greensboro Dudley.

Providence Day: MaxPreps ranked the N.C. Independent Schools 3A playoffs one of the nation’s top five toughest to win. The Chargers beat High Point Christian to win last week.

Saturday’s Boys Roundup

No. 2 North Mecklenburg 82, Greensboro Dudley 57: North Meck held Dudley to just 38 percent shooting for the game while the Vikings shot 48 percent and won easily. North led 31-11 after the first quarter to earn its 10th Western regional berth and its first since 2008.

No. 7 Forest Hills 66, R-S Central 62: Forest Hills (27-2) reached the regional round for the first time since 2006 behind 16 points from Jordan Blakeney and 14 from Nas Tyson.

No. 8 Butler 84, Northwest Guilford 83: The Bulldogs rallied from a 17-point third quarter deficit and won when sophomore D.J. Little made a free throw win less than 1 second left. Butler advanced to the regionals for the first time in 12 years.

No. 15 Lincoln Charter 82, Hayesville 53: Kody Shubert had 23 points, six assists and Jehlon Johnson added 12 points, 11 rebounds in an easy win as Lincoln Charter reached the regional round for the second straight year.

Winston-Salem Prep 74, Queens Grant 53: Queens Grant (22-6) suffered its first loss since Dec. 30 and ends the season winning 17 of 18 games. Freshman Chaz Gwyn had 33 points for Winston-Salem Prep. Terron Dixon had 16 and Patrick Tape’ 13 for Queens Grant.

Saturday’s Boys Top Performers

Jaylen McManus, Davion Mintz, Kendal Coles, Greg Joyner, North Mecklenburg: All four Vikings had big games in the Dudley win: 23 points, eight rebounds for McManus; 22 points, six rebounds, four assists for Mintz; 12 pionts, three steals for Coles; and 10 points, four rebounds, four steals for Joyner.

Wendell Moore, Messiah Baptiste, Cox Mill: 30 points, 10 rebounds for Moore, a 6-5 freshman, in the sectional semifinal win at Kings Mountain. Baptiste added 24 points.

RaeQuan Scott, Orlando Robinson, D.J. Little, Butler: Scott had 30 points, Robinson 19 and Little 16 in a 84-83 win over Northwest Guilford.

Daniel Spencer, Lavar Batts, Robinson: 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists for Spencer in a 75-69 win over Hibriten. Batts added 14 points, six assists and three rebounds.

Chazz Surratt, East Lincoln: 30 points, five rebounds, five steals in a 64-61 win over Lincolnton. Surratt scored 15 of his team’s 20 fourth quarter points.

Sage Surratt, East Lincoln: Became Lincoln County’s all-time leading scorer Saturday. He had 17 points, six rebounds and five steals. Surratt,a 6-4 junior, now has 1,923 points breaking the 12-year-old record of 1,918 set by Lincolnton’s Eric Wilson. Surratt also set the single-season scoring mark with 811 points this season, shattering the old mark of 616 set by Wilson in 2003-04.

Saturday’s Girls Roundup

No. 6 Ashbrook 59, No. 11 Hickory Ridge 58: Sherry Johnson scored in the final seconds to lift Ashbrook to the win and its first regional appearance since 1984.

No. 7 Myers Park 50, Alexander Central 24: The two-time N.C. 4A champs dominated from the start. Alexander Central scored seven points in the second quarter and three in the third. For the game, Alexander shot 24 percent. Mattie Barr led the team with nine points. Myers Park outrebounded Alexander Central 29-19.

No. 10 Ardrey Kell 47, South Caldwell 21: Journey Muhammad had 11 points, Deniyah Lutz had eight points and 10 rebounds and Ardrey Kell rolled to the regionals.

Saturday’s Girls Top Performers

Chase Muhammad, Ardrey Kell: 14 points, six rebounds, four made 3-point shots in a 47-21 win over South Caldwell.

Remi Roberts, Erin Addison, Elanna Peay, Weddington: Weddington beat West Rowan 71-70 to advance to the regionals for the third straight year and first without graduated All-American Stephanie Watts. Saturday, Roberts had 16 points and 10 rebounds; Addison had 15 points, six rebounds, six assists; and Peay added 11 points, nine rebounds.

Chanin Scott, Myers Park: Kentucky signee made 10-of-17 shots and had 23 ponits, eight rebounds, seven steals and three assists in a 50-24 win over Alexander Central.

Saturday’s scores/fourth round pairings


4A West: North Mecklenburg 82, Greensboro Dudley 57; Butler 84, Northwest Guilford 83; Southwest Guilford 66, Independence 65; Charlotte Catholic 66, West Charlotte 38

Tuesday’s fourth round: SW Guilford (27-2) at Charlotte Catholic (29-1); SW Guilford (27-2); Butler (24-5) at North Mecklenburg (26-2)

3A West: Hickory 66, Ashbrook 45; Morganton Freedom 65, Asheville Reynolds 51; Cox Mill 76. Kings Mountain 59; Robinson 75, Hibriten 69

Tuesday’s fourth round: Cox Mill (22-7) at Jay M. Robinson (26-3), 7 p.m.; Freedom (21-7) at Hickory (28-2)

2A WEST: East Lincoln 74, Lincolnton 71; Shelby 67, North Surry 51; Lake Norman Charter 79, Sylva Smoky Mountain 71; Forest Hills 66, R-S Central 62

Tuesday’s fourth round: Lake Norman Charter (23-7) at Forest Hills (27-2), 7 p.m.; Shelby (24-5) at East Lincoln (26-0)

1A WEST: Avery County 64, Mount Airy 57; Winston-Salem Prep 74, Queens Grant 53; Cherokee 82, North Stanly 76; Lincoln Charter 82, Hayesville 53

Tuesday’s fourth round: Winston-Salem Prep (20-7) at Avery (26-3); WS Prep (20-7); Cherokee (25-3) at Lincoln Charter (28-3)


4A WEST: Northwest Guilford 75, Greensboro Dudley 69 (OT); Myers Park 50, Alexander Central 24; Ardrey Kell 47, South Caldwell 21; Southwest Guilford 55, Charlotte Catholic 42

Tuesday’s fourth round: Myers Park (23-5) at NW Guilford (28-0); Southwest Guilford (21-9) at Ardrey Kell (24-6), 7 p.m.

3A WEST: Morganton Freedom 68, North Iredell 28; Weddington 71, West Rowan 70; Ashbrook 59, Hickory Ridge 58; Central Davidson 55, Asheville Clyde Erwin 45

Tuesday’s fourth round: Weddington (26-2) at Freedom (29-0); Central Davidson (22-5) at Ashbrook (29-1)

2A WEST: East Davidson 62, Newton-Conover 52; East Burke 51, North Rowan 41; R-S Central 45, Parkwood 41; Sylva Smoky Mountain 46, North Surry 27

Tuesday’s fourth round: RS Central (27-3) at Smoky Mountain (26-3); East Burke at East Davidson (28-1)

1A WEST: Hiwassee Dam 65, North Stanly 23; Winston-Salem Atkins 47, Elkin 33; South Davidson 71, Cherokee 67; Winston-Salem Prep 53, East Wilkes 35

Tuesday’s fourth round: Winston-Salem Atkins (20-6) at Hiwassee Dam (30-1); South Davidson (25-2) at Winston-Salem Prep (25-3)