High School Sports

High School Basketball Roundup


↑  Barbara Nelson, Myers Park: Coach won her 600th game Saturday.

↔  Devin Cooper: Radford-bound guard is transferring from Northside Christian. Cooper, who played at Ardrey Kell last season, is the third player to leave the three-time N.C. Independent Schools 2A champs this season. National recruit Ty-Shon Alexander, a sophomore, transferred to Oak Hill. Junior Ray Kowalski transferred to Concord.

↑  David Scott, Lake Norman: Set Charlotte Hoops Challenge record with nine 3-point shots in a 85-71 loss to Victory Christian. He finished with a game-high 35 points.

↑  Stephanie Watts, Weddington girls: Set a Charlotte Hoops Challenge girls record 34 points on six 3-point shots in a 76-55 loss to Myers Park on Saturday.

Saturday’s Top Performers

Janelle Bailey, Providence Day girls: 18 points, 13 rebounds in 50-41 win over East Hall.

Malik Constantine, Olympic: 22 points, 15 rebounds, two steals to spark Olympic, No. 11 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll, to a 74-64 win over N.C. 4A power Greensboro Page at UNC Greensboro.

Hughston Finklea, Sun Valley: Sparked 68-64 win over Central Academy with 27 points. Finklea, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, is averaging 25 points, seven assists and four steals for Sun Valley (3-0).

Ty Gadsden, Victory Christian: Junior point guard had 24 points and teammate Deshawn Patterson added 23 in a 85-71 overtime win over Lake Norman.

Christian Hancock, Jay Davis, Corbin Usry, Jordan Vanderburg, Mooresville: The Blue Devils’ quartet combined for 49 points in a 56-51 win over Independence to win third place at the Leroy Holden tournament at North Mecklenburg. Mooresville outscored Independence 25-15 in the fourth quarter to rally.

Josh Howard, Providence Day: 20 points and 15 rebounds in 66-54 win over Hough. Teammate Grant Williams, who got an offer from Winthrop after the game, had 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Cameron Hamilton, Vance: 24 points, all in second half, of Saturday’s 68-58 win over Winston-Salem Parkland at the Bobbie Martin Classic.

Luke Maye, Hough: North Carolina 6-8 power forward recruit made five 3-point shots and had 27 points in loss to Providence Day at Charlotte Hoops Challenge.

Matt Morgan, Cox Mill: 28 points in a 76-67 loss to West Brunswick in the Bracket II championship at the Leroy Holden tournament. West Brunswick is coached by former Hopewell coach Eric Davis.

Trey Phills, Charlotte Christian: Yale recruit had game-winning layup with seven seconds left plus 35 points and 10 rebounds in a 59-58 win over Rocky River at the Charlotte Hoops Challenge. Anthony Salley had 18 for Rocky River.

Chanin Scott, Myers Park girls: 17 points and 12 rebounds in 76-55 win over Weddington.

Saturday’s Roundup

No. 1 Myers Park girls 76, No. 4 Weddington 55: Myers Park led 38-34 at halftime as Weddington’s Stephanie Watts scored 25 points on five 3-pointers. But Myers Park coach Barbara Nelson employed a double team on Watts in the third quarter. Watts, a North Carolina recruit who finished with 34 points, didn’t score in the period and the Mustangs pushed the lead to 57-43 and began to pull away from Weddington (3-1).

Myers Park (3-0) got 17 points and 13 rebounds from Chanin Scott, 16 points from Ari Brown and 15 points from Southern California recruit Aliyah Mazyck. N.C. State recruit DD Rogers added nine points, 14 rebounds and five steals for the Mustangs.

No. 3 North Mecklenburg 74, Lake Norman Charter 50: The Vikings won the Leroy Holden holiday tournament with an easy win at home. Tournament MVP CJ Bryce had 24 for the Vikings. Barrett Hancock had 18 for Lake Norman Charter.

North Meck girls 67, No. 9 Lake Norman Charter: North Meck got an easy upset win in the finals of the Holden tournament, sparked by 22 points from ShaNiya Lester and 14 from Dynasty Heyward.

Victory Christian 85, No. 4 Lake Norman 71 OT: Victory Christian (3-2) rallied from a 38-25 halftime deficit to force overtime against the No. 4 ranked team in the Observer’s Sweet 16. Lake Norman (1-2) played without All-Observer forward KiShawn Pritchett, who had surgery last week to repair some minor cartilage damage and a slight miniscus tear in his knee. He said he plans to return in four weeks. Lake Norman got 11 points from Hunter Seacat and Ernie Gill. Charlotte 49ers signee Ebuka Izundu had 14 for Victory Christian, which played the Charlotte Hoops Challenge without head coach Auriece McCain who was out of town for a wedding.

Garinger 75, Community School of Davidson 68: Rayshawn Neal, a sophomore guard, scored 19 points and teammate Jailyn Long had 19 to lead Garinger to the third-place win at the Leroy Holden tournament at North Meck. Zach McAfee had 26 for Community School.

Mooresville girls 61, Independence 20: Mooresville led 22-0 in the girls consolation game in the Leroy Holden tournament at North Meck and cruised. Amber Sherrill led Mooresville with 20 points and Ashley Cullen finished with 16.

No. 9 Robinson 66, Weddington 52: Robinson led 29-20 at halftime and were up 44-29 after three quarters. Sophomore Lavar Batts, a MaxPreps freshman All-American last season, had 17 points for Robinson. Weddington got 15 from Jordan Barber at the Charlotte Hoops Challenge.

No. 3 Providence Day girls 50, East Hall 41: Erin Whalen had 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead the Chargers at the Charlotte Hoops Challenge.

No. 7 Ardrey Kell 58, Davidson Day 50: The Knights got 16 points from Elon recruit Stephen Santa Ana, 15 from guard Collin Cooper and 14 from Rhyle Scott at the Charlotte Hoops Challenge. Kenny Hairston and Myles McGregor had 19 each for Davidson Day.