↓ Arroyo Valley (Calif.) girls coach Michael Anderson: Oversaw a 161-2 win over Bloomington Jan. 5.
↑ Arroyo Valley (Calif.) High: School officials suspended Anderson two games Friday.
↑ South Meck girls: Beat Providence 43-36 Friday behind 12 points, seven assists and four steals from Aja Stevens. Sabres have won six straight and eight of nine.
↑ Lysander Bracey, Northside Christian: 6-4 senior guard had 31 points in an 84-78 win against Gaston Day. Trevor Anderson had 26 for Gaston Day.
↑ Providence: Upset South Meck 49-46, outscoring the Sabres 26-16 in the second half, to earn first SoMeck 8 win of the season. Brothers Dalen and Devon Dotson combined for 31 points for the Panthers.
↑ Hunter Huss: Dedicated its court Friday to 1970 graduate and UNC women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer.
Friday’s Boys’ Roundup
No. 1 Ardrey Kell 61, No. 13 Charlotte Catholic 56: The Knights rallied behind a career-high 17 points from Josh Freund. Steven Santa Ana led the Knights (15-1, 6-0 SoMeck 8) with 19 points. Nationally ranked Ardrey Kell won its 14th straight game, a school-record, and is off to the best start in school history. Catholic, which was outscored 19-12 in the third quarter, got 16 points from Josh Brodowicz and 15 from Bailey McKee.
No. 2 Providence Day 54, Charlotte Latin 51: The Chargers trailed 22-6 on the road as Latin made five straight shots, including three 3-point attempts. The Chargers didn’t lead until freshman Trey Wertz’s layin well into the fourth quarter. Wertz, junior Grant Williams and senior Chaz Raye had key free throws in the final minute. Williams scored 20 points and had 16 rebounds on a night when an assistant coach from Rice watched him and junior Josh Howard (16 points, nine rebounds). Parker Julian led Latin with 18 points and David Herrman added 11. Latin made 8-of-16 3-point shots. Providence Day was 0-9 from 3 and made only 48 percent of its free throw attempts.
No. 5 Olympic 70, Harding 60: Damari Parris had 21 points in front of a sold-out crowd to lead the Trojans (14-2, 5-1) to a SoMeck 8 conference win. Harding fell to 8-6, 2-4.
No. 11 Hickory Ridge 65, Concord 61: Hickory Ridge (13-3, 8-1) rallied from a 17-6 first quarter deficit, outscored Concord 23-7 in the second quarter and 23-10 in the third. Concord staged a big rally in the fourth, outscoring Hickory Ridge 27-13. Jaylen Stowe led Hickory Ridge with 25 and Avery Metcalf had 11. Ray Kowalski (18 points) and freshman Leaky Black (12) led Concord.
Lake Norman Charter 57, No. 10 Ashbrook 53: Lake Norman Charter (10-4, 6-0) claimed control of first place in the Big South with an upset road win of the Green Wave (11-2, 5-1). Lake Norman Charter has won eight of its past nine and four in a row.
Charlotte Christian 50, Cannon 49: Christian played without senior all-state guard Trey Phills (sore foot) and freshman Terrelle Brown led the team with 15 points. Beau Snuggs, a sophomore, had eight points for Christian.
Friday’s Top Boys’ Performers
Terrelle Brown, Charlotte Christian: Freshman, son of Knights head coach Shonn Brown, had a team-high 15 points in a 50-49 win over Concord’s Cannon School.
CJ Bryce, North Meck: 30 points in an 81-56 win over Hough.
Raquon Houston, Hopewell: 16 of his 26 points in second half as Hopewell beat Vance 76-73. Vance got 44 combined points from from Cameron Hamilton and Miles Dorn.
Jaylen Stowe, Hickory Ridge: 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals in 65-61 win over Concord.
Sage Surratt, East Lincoln: 25 points and 11 rebounds in an 89-41 win over West Lincoln. Brother Chazz Surratt added 22 points for East Lincoln (9-0, 6-0).
Grant Williams, Providence Day: 20 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks in a 54-51 come-from-behind win over Charlotte Latin.
Friday’s Girls’ Roundup
No. 1 Myers Park 87, Garinger 23: Myers Park had 20 assists as a team in an easy win. Aliyah Mazyck had 17 points, Chanin Scott had 14 and Morgan Uptegraff, Stuart Ayer and McKenna Haire each had 12 for the Mustangs, who play nationally ranked New Hope (N.C.) Christian Saturday in Columbia.
No. 2 Providence Day 53, Charlotte Latin 13: The Chargers (15-3, 2-0 CISAA) got 22 points from Janelle Bailey in an easy win. The Chargers held Latin to one point in the first quarter and two in the fourth.
No. 3 Ardrey Kell 55, No. 11 Charlotte Catholic 46: The Knights had a 20-12 run in the second quarter to get some cushion on the road. Stephanie Ferraro had 15 points for Catholic (11-5, 3-3). Chase Muhammad had 15 points and nine rebounds for Ardrey Kell.
No. 14 Mallard Creek 48, No. 8 Robinson 39: Whitney Walker had 18 and Kala Brown had 11 for Mallard Creek to spark the upset. Kelsi Mahoney led Robinson with 15.
No. 15 Hough 56, North Meck 37: Alex Denny had 19 and Renee Alquiza 12 to lead Hough (11-3, 4-2 MECKA). North Meck fell to 7-7, 0-5.
Covenant Day 61, Country Day 30: Erica VanDusen had 22 points and Sarah Billiard 21 to lead Covenant Day to an easy CISAA conference win. Covenant Day led 31-16 at half.
Friday’s Girls’ Top Performers
Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day: 21 points, 13 rebounds, five assists in a 61-30 win over Charlotte Country Day.
Maya Caldwell, Davidson Day: 28 points in a 82-39 win over Christ The King.
Darah DeWalt, Ardrey Kell: 19 points, including three 3-point shots, and eight rebounds in a 55-46 win over Charlotte Catholic.
Hannah Gordon, Metrolina Christian: 19 points, 17 rebounds, five assists in 64-34 win over Comenius.
Mahaley Holit, Central Cabarrus: 24 points, six assists, five rebounds in a 73-60 win over Carson. Teammate Sophia McFarlane had 10 points and 20 rebounds.
Eleah Parker, Northside Christian: 19 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks, five steals in a 67-31 win over Gaston Day. Jeneasi Mohammad led Gaston Day with 19.
Madi Suddreth, Alexander Central: 24 points – on 11-for-15 shooting – in a 44-30 win over West Iredell. Suddreth had 13 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and a steal.
Ra’Shika White, Berry: 30 points in a 49-44 win over West Meck