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.
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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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