↑ Maya Caldwell, Davidson Day girls: 18 points, 13 rebounds in Friday’s 67-54 win over High Point Wesleyan. Caldwell, a sophomore, was honored during the game for scoring her 1,000th career point.
↑ Michael Baez, Charlotte United Christian: game-high 29 points in a 87-78 win over New Garden. Baez, a 6-5 senior wing, scored his 1,000th career point.
↑ West Charlotte shooting: Lions, No. 4 in the Sweet 16, made 9-of-11 3-point shots in the first half of a shocking 80-56 win at No. 7 Hough. In the first half, the Lions missed four shots.
↑ Forest Hills: Beat Parkwood 88-56 over Parkwood to win seventh straight game. Yellow Jackets are 11-4.
↑ Harding defense: Rams held Providence to three points in the first quarter of a 49-35 win.
Friday’s Boys Top Performers
Josh Brodowicz, Joe Scibelli, Charlotte Catholic: combined for 46 points to lead No. 14 Cougars to 63-54 win over West Meck.
Daniel Jones, Charlotte Latin: A Duke football recruit at quarterback, Jones had 15 points and 10 rebounds to spark a 71-41 win over Walnut Grove.
Charles Minlend, Matt Wheet, Concord First Assembly: Minlend had 23 points, 10 rebounds in a 70-64 win over SouthLake Christian. Wheet had 24 points on six 3-point shots.
Shawn Morrison Jr., Grace Academy: 33 points, seven assists, three rebounds in 86-70 win over Covenant Classical. Teammate Cole Klaren had 18 points, nine assists, five steals.
Sage Surratt, East Lincoln: sophomore had 29 points, 12 rebounds in 77-37 win over Maiden.
Grant Williams, Providence Day: 22 points, 12 rebounds to spark the Chargers (13-4) to a 55-48 win over Victory Christian in a battle of two of the state’s top 20 teams.
Friday’s Boys Roundup
No. 4 West Charlotte 80, No. 7 Hough 56: West Charlotte jumped out to a 30-11 first quarter lead on the road. Nakia Rivers (16 points), Simeon Carter (12), Malik Massey (14) and Isaiah Blackmon (12) all hit double figures for the Lions (11-2, 4-1). Hough got 20 points from Luke Maye and 10 from Chase Sweetman but fell to 11-4, 4-1.
No. 1 Ardrey Kell 76, No. 13 Berry 47: Ardrey Kell celebrated its first-ever No. 1 ranking in the Observer’s Sweet 16 with an emphatic home win. Collin Cooper had 17 points and Rhyle Scott and Josh Freund each had 14. Ardrey Kell (14-1, 5-0 SoMeck) won a school-record 13th straight game.
No. 5 Olympic 63, South Meck 60: Damari Parris and Malik Constantine had 15 points each as Olympic survived a scare. Khayleb Connelly (17 points), Jalen Blakeney (15) and Kamil Chapman (14) led the Sabres.
No. 6 Butler 76, Porter Ridge 58: RaeQuan Scott had 22 points and Orlando Robinson 19 as the Bulldogs (15-2, 5-0 Southwestern 4A) won their 13th straight game. Scott is now 35 points away from 1,000. Porter Ridge (8-6, 3-1) got 24 points from D’Andre Dennis and RJ Filio.
No. 10 Weddington 68, Marvin Ridge 58: Weddington (13-2, 2-0 Southern Carolina) picked up the win behind 20 points from AJ Fulp and 23 from Jordan Barber. Marvin Ridge is 6-9, 0-2.
High Point Wesleyan 71, Davidson Day 59: Nationally ranked Wesleyan got 32 points from 6-9 forward Harry Giles, one of the nation’s top three players in the class of 2016. Kwe Parker added 14 and Wake Forest recruit Brandon Childress 11 for Wesleyan, which outscored Davidson Day 38-27 in the second half. Kenny Hairston had 21 to lead Davidson Day.
Lake Norman 74, North Lincoln 47: Lake Norman improved to 7-7 overall and 5-0 in the North Piedmont conference with an easy win. David Scott had 22 points and Hunter Seacat 17 to lead the Wildcats, who are expecting to return all-state forward Kishawn Pritchett later this month. North Lincoln fell to 4-9, 0-5.
Cuthbertson 96, Anson Sr. 71: Cuthbertson (10-4, 1-1 Southern Carolina) outscored Anson 47-27 in the second and third quarters. Ryan Mobley (23 points), Anthony Pandoli (20) and freshman point guard Malcolm Wade (12) led Cuthbertson. Anson dropped to 12-4, 1-1.
Country Day 56, Cary Academy 48: Michael White had 24 points to lead the Bucs (8-8) to the win over Cary Academy (7-8). Country Day won the fourth quarter 20-12.
Friday’s Girls Top Performers
Alexas Bradford, Davidson Day: 20 points, seven rebounds in a 67-54 over High Point Wesleyan. Teammate Parker Tompkins finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Abby Dixon, Carmel Christian: 16 points, 13 rebounds, six assists in 59-20 win over Woodlawn School.
Amanda Dobner, Hickory Grove: 18 points, 11 rebounds, 11 steals in 51-1 win over Westminster Catawba.
Ali Fitch, South Mecklenburg: Career-high 27 points in 57-49 win over Olympic. Fitch made four 3-point shots for Sabres (9-5, 4-1 Southwestern 4A). South has won seven of its last eight.
Chi-Chi Maduegbunam, Providence: 14 points, 19 rebounds in 49-37 win over Harding.
Sophia McFarlane, Central Cabarrus: 20 points, 20 rebounds in win over Northwest Cabarrus.
E’Mya Price, Mallard Creek: 10 points, two blocks, two assists, two steals and three rebounds in 59-49 win over AL Brown.
Julia Scoles, South Iredell: 16 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two steals in a 49-42 win over Alexander Central.
Stephanie Watts, Weddington: third career quadruple-double in a 72-23 over over Marvin Ridge: 36 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 11 steals.
Zaria Wright, Concord First Assembly: 15 points, five assists, five steals, four rebounds, four blocked shots in 68-22 win over SouthLake Christian. First Assembly led 22-4 after the first quarter.
Friday’s Girls Roundup
No. 1 Myers Park 68, Independence 12: Southern California recruit Aliyah Mazyck had 12 points and 10 assists and N.C. State recruit DD Rogers had 12 points in an easy win for the nationally ranked Mustangs (12-1, 4-0 Southwestern 4A).
No. 3 Ardrey Kell 72, Berry 38: Jordan Muhammad had 18 points, four assists and Quiera Gilmore added 12 points, seven steals and six assists to spark the easy win for the Knights (13-2, 5-0 SoMeck 8).
No. 5 Providence Day 48, Victory Christian 12: Janelle Bailey had 19 points to lead the Chargers who outscored Victory 13-0 in the first quarter and 25-3 in the first half.
No. 16 Mallard Creek 59, AL Brown 49: Kayla Brown had 16 points and Janae Davis, E’Mya Price and Autumn Drayton combined for 30. Mallard Creek limited the Wonders to five points in the first quarter and grabbed a 27-18 halftime lead.
Providence 49, Harding 37: Providence (7-6, 3-2 SoMeck 8) trailed 16-9 after the first quarter to the Rams (2-9, 0-5) but dug out of a potential upset with a big second quarter rally. The Panthers outscored Harding 18-2 in the second quarter. Addie Black had 13 for the Panthers and Michaela Daniels had 11. Shameka and Shareka McNeil combined for 29 for Harding.
Butler 60, Porter Ridge 46: Fairen Sutton had 17 and Kobe Leigh 14 to push Butler, which outscored Porter Ridge 17-10 in the third quarter.
West Meck 36, No. 7 Charlotte Catholic 31: Jasmine Gray had 17 points to help spark the big upset for the Hawks (9-5, 3-2 SoMeck). Charlotte Catholic got 13 from Carrie Eberle but fell to 11-4, 3-2.
Cuthbertson 49, Anson 40: Taylor Helms had a career-high 33 points to lead Cuthbertson to the Southern Carolina conference win.