High School Sports

High School Basketball Roundup 12.2.14

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↑  Butler boys’ 1-2 punch: Butler’s RaeQuan Scott is averaging 22.6 points and Orlando Robinson 20.7 for the Bulldogs, whose game at Charlotte Catholic was moved to 3 p.m. Saturday. It originally was scheduled for Friday. Catholic will host Vance in the N.C. 4A football semifinals Friday night.

↑  Mahaley Holit, Central Cabarrus girls: 29 points, five assists Tuesday against Sun Valley. She had 22 points, seven assists and six steals Monday against Concord Robinson.

↑  Stephanie Watts, Weddington girls: Has scored 95 points in her past three games, including 31 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in Tuesday’s 66-30 win against Charlotte Christian.

↓  Late games: Several boys’ games reached halftime Tuesday, a school night, after 9 p.m. One ended the first quarter at 9:22. Boys’ and girls’ games need to be separated, at least for weekday games. School should trump ball. Quadrupleheaders often can be problematic, particularly when early games run long.

Tuesday’s Girls’ Top Performers

Hannah Adamczyk, Sun Valley: 25 points in a 62-59 win against Central Cabarrus, which got 16 points and 16 rebounds from Sophia McFarlane.

Janelle Bailey, Providence Day: 30 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and two assists during a 53-40 win at Greensboro Day. Teammate Erin Whalen had 17 points, nine rebounds.

Hannah Billiard, Covenant Day: Made of eight of 10 field-goal attempts and scored 18 points with seven rebounds and two assists in a 58-5 victory over Westminster Catawba on her 18th birthday.

Lillian Izundu, Victory Christian: 24 points, 23 rebounds and eight blocks during 45-38 overtime win against Statesville Christian. Izundu, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, is the younger sister of 6-10 boys’ center Ebuka Izundu, who has signed with Charlotte.

Eleah Parker, Northside Christian: 16 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and four steals during 71-16 win against SouthLake Christian. Kylee Calabrese had 18 points, and Ja’Yon Leak added seven points, 11 assists, six rebounds and five steals for the Knights.

Zaria Wright, Concord First Assembly: Sophomore guard had 20 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and six assists in a 63-46 win against Hickory Grove. First Assembly is 5-0.

Tuesday’s Boys’ Top Performers

Malik Constantine, Olympic: 27 points, 14 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks during 62-36 win against Independence.

Dalen and Devon Dotson, Providence: Dalen, a senior guard, had 22 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals during 93-87 win against Parkwood. Devon, a freshman guard, had 20 points, four assists, four rebounds and four steals.

Luke Maye, Hough: 24 points, five rebounds in 82-58 win against Mooresville. Freshman Q’on Murphy had 16 points, eight rebounds.

Darnell Rogers, Indian Land (S.C.): 41 points and eight assists in a 78-69 win against Cuthbertson.

Wyatt Self, Pine Lake Prep: 38 points in 89-70 win against Grace Academy. Jaylen Thompson had 24 points and 14 rebounds for Grace.

Jaylen Stowe, Hickory Ridge: 17 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two blocks during 65-64 win against Cox Mill. Matt Morgan had 31 points for Cox Mill.

Rayjon Tucker, Northside Christian: 15 points, 11 rebounds in a 61-36 win against SouthLake Christian. Lysander Bracey had 16 points, and Jason Hankins had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Knights (4-2).

Isaiah Whaley, Ashbrook: 6-9 center had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks in a 68-60 win against Kings Mountain. Ashbrook is 2-0.

Boys’ Roundup

Greensboro Day 37, No. 2 Providence Day 36: The Chargers, No. 2 in the Observer Sweet 16, fell behind by 15 in the first half to Greensboro Day (8-0) but rallied with an aggressive man-to-man defense. The Chargers (2-3) took advantage of missed free throws late and had the ball, down one point, with 18 seconds left. Providence Day missed an open layup with two seconds left. Isaac Johnson led the Chargers with 11 points. Providence Day has lost three games, all to teams ranked in the state or nationally, by a total of 11 points.

South Mecklenburg 71, No. 4 Myers Park 55: The Sabres (3-2) pulled a big upset, outscoring Myers Park 42-25 in the second half. Grant Hedberg (23 points) and Kamil Chapman (19 points, six assists) led the Sabres. Zaqwaun Matthews had 19 points for the Mustangs (3-1).

No. 7 Ardrey Kell 63, Rocky River 39: Steven Santa Ana led the Knights (4-1) with 17 points. Collin Cooper had 13. Guard Devin Cooper, a Radford recruit, re-enrolled this week and will begin practicing Wednesday with the Knights. He had transferred to Northside Christian.

Weddington 59, No. 14 Charlotte Christian 52: Weddington (3-2) upset the Knights (3-1) behind 14 points from AJ Fulp and 13 from Jordan Barber. Trey Phills, a Yale recruit, led Charlotte Christian with 22 points.

Girls’ Roundup

No. 1 Myers Park 76, South Meck 46: The nationally ranked Mustangs (4-0) got 18 points from Aliyah Mazyck, 17 points and 11 rebounds from Chanin Scott and five points and five blocks from D.D. Rogers in an easy win. Myers Park led 45-20 at halftime. Allison Fitch led South Meck with 15.

No. 3 Ardrey Kell 56, Rocky River 31: Ardrey Kell (3-2) held Rocky River (2-1) to 13 points in the first half. Jordan Muhammad (17 points) and Chase Muhammad (11) – daughters of former Carolina Panthers receiver Muhsin Muhammad – led Ardrey Kell.

Olympic 46, Independence 23: Olympic got its first win of the season behind 12 points each from Cat Powell and Aj’a Jones. Independence didn’t score more than eight points in any quarter.

By The Numbers

5: Concord Robinson’s Kelsi Mahoney had 24 points and 15 rebounds in Monday’s 64-45 win against Central Cabarrus. That left her five points shy of 1,000 for her career.

2: Charlotte Catholic’s girls held Charlotte Latin to two points in second quarter of Tuesday’s 42-33 win. Maggie Dupre led Cathoic (3-0) with 12 pionts. Claudia Dickey had 11 for Latin (1-3).

8: 3-point shots for Harding reserve Eddricco Brown in a 66-65 double-overtime loss to West Charlotte.

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