↑ Mike Baez, Charlotte United Christian: On back-to-back nights, Baez has scored 74 points. He had 39 points in Monday’s 84-82 win over United Faith, and had 35 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday’s win over Concord First Assembly.
↑ Stephanie Watts, Weddington: 29 points and 10 rebounds in a 44-35 win over Ardrey Kell Monday. Weddington is No. 4 in the Observer’s Sweet 16. Ardrey Kell is No. 2.
↑ Adam Daily, Robert Brown, Community School of Davidson: In a 73-52 win over Stuart Cramer, both players had big games Tuesday. Daily finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and a block. Brown had 11 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, three deflections and a block.
↑ Ojai Brookshad, Concord First Assembly girls: 14 steals for the freshman in a 93-27 win over Charlotte United Christian. Brookshad added nine points, six rebounds and five assists.
Tuesday’s Top Boys Performers
Rhyer Davis, Cherryville: 24 points in a 69-59 win over North Gaston in the Ironmen’s season-opener.
Nemanja Djorovic, Cannon School: Tuesday night-high 45 points in an 84-82 win over Metrolina Christian in overtime. Cannon (2-3) got six points, 11 assists and seven rebounds from Zion Hendrix. Metrolina Christian (4-1) got 42 points from Emeka Nwanko.
Jerick Haynes, Crest: 42 points in a 84-60 win over Asheville Erwin Tuesday, plus 35 in an 81-73 loss to Ashbrook Monday.
Jonah Hood, Carmel Christian: 24 points, five rebounds, five assists in a 60-41 over United Faith (1-3). Ben Bennett had 15 for United Faith. Remele Everett-Hicks had 11 points, 10 rebounds and two assists for Carmel Christian (3-2). Mac Brydon added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly: 34 points in a 92-85 loss to Charlotte United Christian.
Hunter Seacat, Lake Norman: 28 points in a 63-58 win over Newton-Conover. Lake Norman (1-1), No. 4 in the Sweet 16, avoided the upset after trailing late. Tyoun Shuford had 23 for Newton-Conover (0-1)
Tuesday’s Top Girls Performers
Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: Had her sixth straight double-double for Covenant Day (5-1). Billiard had 20 points and 17 rebounds in a 53-37 win over SouthLake Christian. Sarah Billiard had 16 and Erica VanDusen added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Covenant Day.
Amanda Cherry, Sun Valley: 26 points in a 67-52 win over East Meck. Kahahdejah Davis led East Meck with 11.
Ali Van Sant, Lake Norman: 23 points in a 58-55 win over Newton-Conover.
Tuesday’s Boys Roundup
No. 3 North Mecklenburg, 84, Garinger 25: Behind 13 points from Timmy Walker and nine rebounds from Ethan Wacker, the Vikings won easily Tuesday. North Meck led 29-6 after the first quarter and 51-15 at halftime to improve to 2-0.
No. 14 Charlotte Christian 60, Queens Grant 43: Yale recruit Trey Phills had 26 points to lead the Knights (3-0). Christian trailed 20-15 after the first quarter but won the next three 45-28. Demetry Leake had 17 points to lead Queens Grant.
No. 15 Harding 76, Mallard Creek 54: The Rams got an early boost when Keenan Rankin (15 points) came off the bench hot. He helped spark the easy win. Jarlen McDonald had 15 and Karl Hankton 10 for Harding (2-0). Mallard Creek (0-3) got 15 from Ken Gorgam.
Tuesday’s Girls Roundup
Mallard Creek 57, Harding 53: Harding’s sister duo of Shereka and Shemeka McNeill, a pair of sophomores, went for a combined 45 points but Mallard Creek hung on for a narrow victory. Harding outscored Mallard Creek 19-15 in the fourth quarter, sparking a rally.
Concord First Assembly 93, Charlotte United Christian 27: Junior guard Emma Brooks had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Mallard Creek transfer Zaria Wright added 16 points and 10 rebounds for First Assembly. First Assembly (4-0) outscored Charlotte United 50-7 in the second half. Sixth grader Kennedy Calhoun had 15 points for Charlotte United. Calhoun had a team-high 12 points in a 77-20 loss to Durham Mount Zion earlier this week.
Davidson Day 66, Westminster Catawba 4: Davidson Day improved to a 3-0 with the easy win. The Patriots led 47-2 at halftime, led by Josie Wiles season-best 13 points, four rebounds and three steals. Maya Caldwell led Davidson Day with 18 points.
By The Numbers
30, 15: United Faith’s Ben Bennett had 30 points and 15 rebounds in an 84-82 loss to Charlotte United Christian Monday. Freshman Brett Swilling added 23.
9: Steals for Grace Academy’s Cole Klaren in a 87-14 over Gastonia Victory Christian Tuesday.