High School Sports

Langston Wertz Jr.: High School Basketball Roundup


↑  Covenant Day girls: upset Charlotte Christian 37-36 Tuesday in their first Charlotte Independent Schools conference game in school history.

↑  Cody Miess, Grace Academy: 19 rebounds, eight points in a 64-63 win over York Prep.

↑  Charlotte Christian uniforms: The Knights are wearing some pretty spiffy uniforms from the manufacturer that sponsors former Knights star Stephen Curry, now one of the NBA’s best players. And the matching shoes aren’t bad, either.

↑  Akil Hasan, Brandon Campbell, Fletcher School: Combined for 37 of their team’s 58 points in a 58-50 win over First Assembly Monroe.

↑  Ardrey Kell: Boys, No. 1 in the Observer’s Sweet 16, debuted at No. 50 in USA Today’s national poll. Knights play Friday at rival Charlotte Catholic.

↑  Aliyah Mazyck, Myers Park girls: Senior point guard, signed to Southern California, named one of the nation’s top eight point guards by MaxPreps. She was the only N.C. player on the list.

↑  South Pointe: Rock Hill-based team is ranked No. 2 in the S.C. coaches rankings of 3A teams.

Tuesday’s Girls Roundup

No. 5 Providence Day 69, Cannon 23: Providence Day (14-3, 1-0 CISAA) got an easy conference opening win on the road. Ardrey Kell transfer Erin Whalen led the Chargers with 29 points. Cannon fell to 3-10, 0-1.

Covenant Day 37, Charlotte Christian 36: Covenant Day, playing its first CISAA conference game, got a memorable win on the road. Sarah Billiard hit the game-winning free throw with 3.9 seconds to go. It was Covenant Day’s first win over Charlotte Christian. Billiard finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Christ The King 71, Community School of Davidson 38: Christ The King got 69 of its 71 points from Catherine Strickland (24), Mary Selzer (16), Marie Strickland (16) and Anne Mundy (13). Karly Fekete led Community School with 12.

Charlotte Latin 61, Country Day 25: Charlotte Latin (8-5, 1-0 CISAA) held Country Day to five points in the second half of an easy conference win. Country Day fell to 2-12, 0-1. Claudia Dickey led the Hawks with 17 and Cydne Pennington had 14.

Tuesday’s Boys Roundup

No. 2 Providence Day 93, Cannon 67: The Chargers (13-4, 1-0 CISAA) trailed early but turned the game around with a wicked full-court press. Cannon got 24 points from Milija Cosic and 14 from Cory Deveaux. Providence Day got 29 points from junior Grant Williams, 24 from junior Josh Howard and 14 from freshman Trey Wertz. Chargers starter Isaac Johnson, a 6-8 junior forward, sat out the game with a hand injury.

Charlotte Christian 68, Covenant Day 59: The Knights jumped out to a 20-9 first quarter lead at home and won their CISAA conference opener. Rob Peterson led Charlotte Christian with 15 points. Yale recruit Trey Phills had 13. Covenant Day, playing its first CISAA conference game, got 16 points from Sean Bryant.

Charlotte Latin 52, Country Day 46: Duke football recruit Daniel Jones had 15 points and Parker Julian 13 to lead the Hawks (11-5), who won their CISAA opener on the road. Country Day (8-10, 0-1) got 10 points from Andy Salisbury.

Grace Academy 64, York Prep 63: Grace Academy improved to 11-5 with a narrow win Tuesday. Cole Klaren had 21 points, Shawn Morrison had 11 points and five assists and Jaylen Thompson had 16 points and nine rebounds for Grace. Josh Nork (17), Tracus Chisholm (14) and Monta Houston (13) led York Prep (13-6).

Gaston Day 86, Westminster Catawba 35: Gaston Day led 47-12 at halftime and cruised in a warm-up for Friday’s huge Metrolina Athletic conference game with rival Northside Christian. Northside nipped Gaston Day 70-68 last week. Adam Koziol (21), James Lewis (17) and Derek McKnight (16) led the Spartans.

Concord First Assembly 89, Gaston Christian 22: First Assembly (15-4, 7-0 MAC) won the first quarter 37-5, the second 20-6 and the third 17-8 en route to an easy win. Matt Wheet had 26.

Community School of Davidson 73, Christ The King 51: John Kibbin had 15 points and Robert Brown added 12 in an easy win. Community School grabbed a 40-17 halftime lead and cruised.

Top Girls Performers

Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and game-winning free throw Tuesday in 37-36 win over Charlotte Christian.

Maya Caldwell, Davidson Day: 25 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and six steals in a 66-41 win over Concord First Assembly on Monday. Teammate Parker Thompkins had 18 points, 29 rebounds and six assists in the same game.

Mary katelyn Nethery, Bible Baptist: 18 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals, two blocks, two assists in a 48-13 win Tuesday over Tabernacle Christian.

Catherine Strickland, Christ The King: 24 points in a 71-38 win Tuesday over Community School of Davidson.

Erin Whalen, Providence Day: game-high 29 points in a 69-23 win Tuesday at Cannon School.

Top Boys Performers

Ty Gadsden, Victory Christian: game-high 24 points, plus seven assists and five steals on Monday in an 82-40 win over United Faith. Gadsden played at United Faith last season. Monday, he played against his father, Gary, who is head coach at United Faith. Ben Bennett had 18 to lead Gary Gadsden’s Falcons.

Josh Howard, Providence Day: 6-6 junior forward had 24 points, 10 rebounds in a 94-67 win over Cannon SchoolTuesday.

Cole Klaren, Grace Academy: 21 points, six assists and three rebounds in a one-point win Tuesday over York Prep.

Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly: 30 points in a 89-22 win over Gaston Christian Tuesday. In games Monday and Tuesday, Minlend scored 75 points. In Monday’s 69-65 win over Davidson Day, Minlend was 4-for-4 on 3-point attempts in the fourth quarter.

Grant Williams, Providence Day: 6-7 junior center had 29 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in a 93-67 win Tuesday at Concord’s Cannon School. He made 11-of-14 free throws.