High School Sports

Charlotte-area high school basketball games of the week

No. 5 Ardrey Kell boys (12-1, 3-0 SoMeck 8 4A) at Providence (6-5, 0-2), Tues., 7:30 p.m.: The Knights won last week’s Hoodies House Classic and have won 11 straight games, one short of the school record. They have a one-game conference lead over Charlotte Catholic (11-2, 2-1), Berry (10-3, 2-1) and Olympic (11-2, 2-1) in what looks like a tight race for the title.

Providence (6-5, 0-2) has won more games than any Panthers team since an 18-10 season in 2009-10. In the four seasons after that, the Panthers were 12-88. In this comeback season, second-year coach Scott Taylor’s team hunts a big upset against an arch rival Tuesday night.

Cuthbertson boys (9-3, 0-0 Southern Carolina 3A) at No. 15 Weddington (11-2, 0-0), Tues, 7:30 p.m.: Union County rivals met for the N.C. 3AA football regional championship a few weeks back, which Weddington won on the road, and now will meet in a big basketball game among league favorites. Cuthbertson has dropped two of its past three. Weddington has won nine straight.

Porter Ridge girls (8-3, 2-0 Southwestern 4A) at No. 1 Myers Park (10-1, 2-0), Tues., 6 p.m.: Porter Ridge has won five of its past six games and gets a big shot at the conference favorite. Myers Park has won five straight and no N.C. team has gotten closer than 14 points.

Concord boys (8-4) at A.L. Brown (3-5), Wed., 7:30 p.m.: Concord has lost two of three heading into Tuesday’s game at Northwest Cabarrus, but will face arch rival A.L. Brown in a big nonconference game. Brown carried a three-game losing streak into Monday’s home game with No. 4 Hough, but the Wonders likely will save their best for their arch rivals Wednesday.

Gaston Day boys (11-4, 2-1 Metrolina Athletic) at Northside Christian (9-5, 3-1), Thurs., 7 p.m.: Gaston Day has won five of six going into Tuesday’s game at SouthLake Christian (6-6, 3-1) and will face three-time reigning state champ Northside on Wednesday in a game with league title implications. Gaston Day and Northside trail Concord First Assembly (11-4, 4-0) and Metrolina Christian (9-7, 4-1) in the standings.

Victory Christian boys (12-5) at Providence Day (11-4), Fri., 7:30 p.m.: Victory Christian is ranked No. 18 among all N.C. teams by MaxPreps, and Providence Day – whose 15 opponents are 165-52 this season – is ranked No. 7. Both teams are private school state championship contenders, and this is the overall game of the week.

Tuesday’s Observer-area Schedule

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Anson County at Sun Valley

Ardrey Kell at Providence

Ashbrook at East Gaston

Cannon School at Victory Christian

Carmel Christian at Charlotte Country Day

Carson at Hickory Ridge

Central (S.C.) at Indian Land (S.C.)

Central Academy at Monroe

Charlotte Latin at Forsyth Country Day

Community School of Davidson at Highland Tech

Comenius at Central Academy at Lake Park

Concord at Northwest Cabarrus

Cuthbertson at Weddington

Davidson Day at High Point Christian

East Lincoln at West Caldwell

East Rowan at Central Cabarrus

Fletcher School at Carolina Christian (boys)

Forestview at South Point

Gaffney (S.C.) at Clover (S.C.)

Gaston Day at SouthLake Christian

Grace Academy at Charlotte United Christian (boys)

Harding at Berry

Hickory Grove at Gaston Christian

Hopewell at West Charlotte

Horizons (Australia) at Providence Day

Hough at A.L. Brown

Independence at Garinger

Jay M. Robinson at North Mecklenburg

Kennedy Charter at United Faith

Lake Norman at West Iredell

Lake Norman Charter at Hunter Huss

Lincolnton at Newton-Conover

Maiden at West Lincoln

Mallard Creek at Vance

Marvin Ridge at Piedmont

Metrolina Christian at Concord First Assembly

Mountain Island Charter at Cherryville

Mount Pleasant at Forest Hills

New Garden Friends at Crossroads Charter

North Lincoln at Mooresville

Northside Christian at Westminster Catawba (S.C.)

North Stanly at Union Academy

Northwestern (S.C.) at York (S.C.)

Parkwood at West Stanly

Pine Lake Prep at Lincoln Charter

Porter Ridge at Myers Park

Queens Grant at Gray Stone Day

Rock Hill at Nation Ford (S.C.)

Rocky River at Butler

Shelby at Fort Mill

South Iredell at North Iredell

South Mecklenburg at Charlotte Catholic

South Pointe (S.C.) at Dutch Fork (girls)

Statesville at Alexander Central

Stuart Cramer at North Gaston

Thomas Jefferson Academy at Bessemer City

Victory Christian at Cannon School

West Mecklenburg at Olympic

West Rowan at Cox Mill

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