High School Sports

Charlotte-area high school basketball games of the week

CISAA Conference Play, Tuesday: Charlotte’s oldest private-school league is full of some of the city’s best rivalries. League play starts Tuesday. Charlotte Latin is at Country Day; Covenant Day, a league newcomer, is at Charlotte Christian; and Providence Day visits Cannon School.

No. 1 Ardrey Kell at No. 14 Charlotte Catholic, Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Another Friday night, another big SoMeck 8 challenge for the Knights, who are No. 1 in the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. Well-coached Catholic will look for an upset that would shake up the conference championship race.

No. 7 Hough at No. 3 North Mecklenburg, Friday, 7:30: Another Friday, another big game in Mecklenburg County’s top conference, the MECKA 8. Both teams are battling for a league championship.

No. 2 Providence Day at Charlotte Latin, Friday, 7:30: One of Charlotte’s oldest and more fierce rivalries renews between teams expected to challenge for the CISAA title. Watch for a big-man battle between Latin’s 6-foot-7 Parker Julian and Providence Day’s 6-7 Grant Williams.

Tuesday’s Observer-area schedule

Alexander Central at North Iredell

Charlotte Latin at Charlotte Country Day

Charlotte United Christian at Crossroads Charter (Boys)

Christ the King at Community School of Davidson

Concord First Assembly at Gaston Christian

Covenant Day at Charlotte Christian

Fletcher School at First Assembly Monroe

Fort Mill at Gaffney

Franklin Heights at Carolina Christian

Kennedy Charter at Walnut Grove Christian

Nation Ford at Northwestern

North Central at Indian Land

Providence Day at Cannon School

Quality Education at Victory Christian

South Iredell at Statesville

SouthLake Christian at Metrolina Christian

Union County at South Pointe (S.C.)

Westminster Catawba at Gaston Day

York Prep at Grace Academy

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