No. 7 Concord Robinson (12-3, 5-1) at No. 4 West Charlotte (13-2, 6-1), 7:30 p.m., Tuesday: Yet another regular-season MECKA conference matchup that feels like a regional semifinal: multiple college recruits on the floor and two hot teams. Robinson has won four straight; West Charlotte six.
No. 5 Olympic (14-2, 5-1) at No. 16 Berry (11-5, 3-3), 7:30 p.m., Tuesday: Berry has lost two in a row and could see conference championship dreams go poof if it loses at home. Olympic, trying to stay within reach of conference-unbeaten Ardrey Kell, needs a win, too.
South Mecklenburg girls (10-5, 5-1 Southwestern 4A) at No. 3 Ardrey Kell (14-2, 6-0), 6 p.m., Tuesday: Can anyone catch Ardrey Kell? The Knights have won 13 straight, but South is on a six-game win streak of its own. The next closest teams to Ardrey Kell – West Meck, Catholic, Providence, Berry – all have three losses. Ardrey Kell can get plenty of conference-title breathing room with a home win.
No. 14 Hough girls (11-3, 4-2) at No. 4 Hopewell (14-1, 6-0), 6 p.m., Friday: Hopewell has a two-game lead in the MECKA 8 conference race.
No. 6 Rocky River girls (13-2, 3-1) at No. 1 Myers Park (15-1, 5-0), 6 p.m., Friday: Rocky River rookie coach Pip Woodson used to play for Myers Park’s Barbara Nelson when Nelson was head coach at Providence Day. And if anyone can stop the Mustangs, or least come up a game plan to do so, it’s Woodson.
Langston Wertz Jr.