High School Sports

Friday’s top Observer-area prep basketball games

Friday’s Top Area Games

No. 1 Ardrey Kell (14-1, 5-0 SoMeck 8) at No. 13 Charlotte Catholic (12-3, 3-2), Fri, 7:30: Ardrey Kell, No. 50 in USA Today’s national poll, carries a school-best 13-game win streak into Catholic. Ardrey Kell has a one-game lead on Olympic and two-game lead on Catholic in the league standings.

No. 2 Providence Day (15-4, 1-0 CISAA) at Charlotte Latin (10-5, 1-0), Fri, 7:30: One of the top rivalries in Mecklenburg renews with first-place in the conference on the line. Latin has won four of its last five games.

No. 9 Hough (11-4, 4-1 MECKA 8) at No. 3 North Mecklenburg (14-1, 4-1), Fri, 7:30: The teams are tied with Robinson and West Charlotte for first place in the conference. The game matches two of the state’s top seniors. Hough’s 6-foot-8 forward Luke Maye is a UNC recruit. North Meck’s 6-4 guard C.J. Bryce is a UNC Wilmington recruit.

Lake Norman Charter (9-4, 5-0 Big South 2A/3A) at Ashbrook (11-1, 5-0), Fri, 7:30: Both teams are riding three-game win streaks and are tied for the league lead, one game up on Hunter Huss (8-5, 4-1). Ashbrook’s 6-9 center Isaiah Whaley is averaging 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

Northside Christian (12-5, 6-1) at Gaston Day (14-5, 5-2), Fri, 7:30: Both teams are just behind Concord First Assembly (15-4, 7-0) in the league standings.

Friday’s Observer-area schedule

Ardrey Kell at Charlotte Catholic

Berry at West Mecklenburg

Bessemer City at Cherryville

Broome at South Pointe (SC)

Cannon School at Charlotte Christian

Carson at Central Cabarrus

Central Academy at Mount Pleasant

Charlotte United Christian at Mount Zion

Comenius at Metrolina Christian

Concord at Hickory Ridge

Concord First Assembly at Westminster Catawba

Covenant Day at Charlotte Country Day

Davidson Day at Christ the King

East Mecklenburg at Porter Ridge

East Rowan at Cox Mill

Forest Hills at West Stanly

Forestview at Hunter Huss

Fort Mill at Rock Hill

Gaffney at Nation Ford

Garinger at Myers Park

Harding at Olympic

Highland Tech at Pine Lake Prep

Hough at North Mecklenburg

Indian Land at Buford

Lake Norman at North Iredell

Lake Norman Charter at Ashbrook

Lincoln Charter at Thomas Jefferson Academy

Maiden at Lincolnton

Mallard Creek at Jay M. Robinson

Marvin Ridge at Sun Valley

Monroe at Parkwood

Mooresville at South Iredell

North Gaston at South Point

Northside Christian at Gaston Day

Northwestern at Clover

Northwest Cabarrus at South Rowan

Piedmont at Cuthbertson

Providence at South Mecklenburg

Providence Day at Charlotte Latin

Queens Grant (Boys) vs. Rocky Mount in Wake Christian Academy Bulldog Classic

Rocky River at Independence

Statesville at North Lincoln

Stuart Cramer at East Gaston

United Faith at Hickory Christian

Vance at Hopewell

Weddington at Anson County

West Charlotte at A.L. Brown

West Iredell at Alexander Central

West Lincoln at East Lincoln

York Prep at Gaston Christian