High School Sports

Charlotte area high school basketball roundup

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↑  Stephanie Watts, Weddington girls: Scored 25 points during a 74-54 win Tuesday against Piedmont to become Union County’s all-time leading scorer. Watts ranks No. 28 in N.C. history in career points and third in 3-point shots made.

↑  Jessica Gaston, West Charlotte girls: Scored seven points during 46-41 loss to Robinson, No. 10 in Observer’s Sweet 16, but grabbed her 1,000th rebound. She scored her 1,000th point last week against A.L. Brown.

↑  Ardrey Kell girls: Beat South Mecklenburd to win 14th straight game.

↓  Ardrey Kell boys: No. 1 team in the Sweet 16 made only 19 of 36 free throws during 51-50 win against South Meck

↑  East Lincoln boys: No. 15 Mustangs beat Lincolnton 95-80 behind 27 points, 14 assists from Chazz Surratt and 21 points from Sage Surratt. East Lincoln had 30 assists on 41 field goals. Lincolnton junior Alex Rhyne had a career-high 29.

↑  Zaqwaun Matthews, Myers Park boys: Scored his 1,000th point in a win against East Meck.

Boys’[ Roundup

No. 4 West Charlotte 77, No. 7 Robinson 60: Malik Massey had 19 points to lead the Lions (14-2, 7-1 MECKA 4A) against Robinson (12-4, 5-2). Simeon Carter had 12 for the Lions, and Isiah Blackmon had 11. Daniel Spencer led Robinson with 30 points.

No. 1 Ardrey Kell 51, South Mecklenburg 50: South Meck had a chance at the season’s biggest upset but turned the ball over near its basket at the buzzer. Steven Santa Ana led Ardrey Kell with 14 points. The Knights (16-1, 7-0 SoMeck 8 4A) have won 15 straight. Jalen Blakeney led South Meck with 19 points.

No. 2 Providence Day 59, Charlotte Country Day 39: The Chargers (17-4, 3-0) got an easy CISAA win against the rival Bucs (9-11, 1-2). Providence Day got 15 points and eight rebounds from Josh Howard and led 36-14 at halftime. Michael White led Country Day with 19 points.

No. 3 North Mecklenburg 86, Mallard Creek 69: Jaylen McManus had 29 points to lead North Mecklenburg (16-1, 6-1 MECKA 4A).

No. 5 Olympic 62, No. 16 Berry 55: Sophomore guard Jaylan McGill led the Trojans with 16 points and Damari Parris (15 points) and Malik Constantine (12) also hit double figures as Olympic got a key SoMeck 8 4A win. Berry lost its third straight.

No. 8 Weddington 71, Piedmont 47: Jordan Barber had 18 points and Tucker Snyder 10 as Weddington (14-2, 4-0 Southern Carolina 3A) won easily. Cameron Tripp led Piedmont with 19 points.

No. 9 Hough 69, Vance 49: North Carolina committ Luke Maye had 14 points, and 6-foot-4 freshman Qon Murphy had 13 in an easy win for the Huskies (12-5, 5-2 MECKA 4A). Julius Simmons had 11 points for Vance (5-11, 1-6).

Charlotte Latin 69, No. 12 Charlotte Christian 53: Parker Julian scored 23 points to spark the upset. Daniel Jones added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Beau Snuggs led the Knights (14-5) with 11 points. Charlotte Christian played without all-state selection Trey Phills (foot).

No. 13 Charlotte Catholic 58, Providence 48: The Cougars got 14 points from Owen Winters and 12 from Joe Scibelli in a win against Providence, which got 17 from freshman Devon Dotson.

Northside Christian 70, Concord First Assembly 66: Rayjon Tucker had a game-high 25 as Northside Christian (14-5, 8-1 Metrolina Athletic) drew into a first-place tie with First Assembly (16-5, 8-1). Matt Whett (19 points), Charles Minlend (15) and Nico Payne (14 points, 14 rebounds) led First Assembly.

Harding 70, West Mecklenburg 52: Teyon Henry scored 15 points for Harding (9-6). The Rams outscored West Meck 13-4 to bust open a close game. West Meck fell to 2-12.

Top Boys’ Performers

CJ Bryce, North Mecklenburg: 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds in a win against Mallard Creek.

Remele Everett-Hicks, Carmel Christian: 22 points, 11 rebounds, six assists in 63-44 win against Hickory Christian.

Parker Julian, Charlotte Latin: 23 points, nine rebounds in a 69-53 win against No. 12 Charlotte Christian.

RaeQuan Scott, Butler: 17 points in a 68-43 win againt rival Independence. Scott is 18 points away from 1,000. No. 6 Butler has won 14 straight.

Grant Williams, Providence Day: 23 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks in a 59-39 win against Charlotte Country Day. Williams took an unofficial visit to Clemson, which had an assistant coach at the game, over the weekend.

Girls’ Roundup

No. 1 Myers Park 71, East Mecklenburg 22: The Mustangs (16-1, 6-0 Southwestern 4A) led 31-2 after the first quarter.

No. 3 Ardrey Kell 69, South Meck 41: The Knights got 12 points and five rebounds from Chase Muhammad, and her sister Jordan chipped in 12 points, five rebounds and four steals to end South Meck’s six-game win streak. Deja McClain had 14 points for Ardrey Kell.

No. 5 Providence Day 58, Charlotte Country Day 29: The Chargers held Country Day to seven points in the second and third quarters. Erin Whalen had 24 for Providence Day and Janelle Bailey 15.

North Mecklenburg 51, No. 9 Mallard Creek 31: The Vikings sprang the upset by limiting Mallard Creek to 21 points in the final three quarters. Destiny Hayward led the Vikings with 16 points. Janae Sanders had 11 for Mallard Creek.

No. 10 Robinson 46, West Charlotte 41: Kelsi Mahoney scored 16 points and Robinson won a game after being tied going into the fourth quarter. Tatyana Thompson had 12 points for West Charlotte.

Providence 37, No. 11 Charlotte Catholic 34: Michaela Daniels had 14 points, three steals and two assists to spark the upset of Catholic (11-6, 3-4 SoMeck 8 4A). Addie Black added 11 points, three rebounds for Providence (8-7, 4-3). Stephanie Ferraro had 12 points for Catholic.

No. 14 Hough 54, Vance 46: Renee Alquiza had 16 points and Kendall Parker 12 in the win. Ahlava Smith had 29 for Vance.

Top Girls’ Performers

Destiny Johnson, East Lincoln: 34 points, nine rebounds, six steals and six assists in a 69-56 win against West Lincoln.

Erin Lawrence, Cassandra Shaw, Carmel Christian: Sophomores combined for 32 points during 58-44 win against Hickory Christian.

Jayon Leak, Northside Christian: 22 points, four assists during 77-59 win against Concord First Assembly.

Bella Sheprow, Metrolina Christian: 23 points, 10 assists during 66-39 win against Gaston Christian.

Erica VanDusen, Covenant Day: 18 points, seven rebounds, three steals during 52-30 win against Cannon.

Zaria Wright, Concord First Assembly: 46 points during 77-59 loss to First Assembly. Wright, a Mallard Creek transfer, scored 30 of her team’s 32 points in the first half and made 15 of 26 field-goal attempts. She was 13-of-17 from the free-throw line, and had five rebounds, four steals and four assists.

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