Friday’s Rewind: Weddington, Lake Norman Christian win; United Faith’s Ms. 53

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Steve Lyttle, Langston Wertz Jr.
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There aren’t many surprises among players on the Weddington High boys’ basketball team.

“Most of these guys have been together for quite a while,” Warriors’ head coach Gary Ellington says. “They know each other pretty well. And they trust one another.”

Weddington, with only two seniors but a wealth of experience, used that cooperative spirit well Friday night in its 75-61 victory at Charlotte Catholic in a meeting of Southern Carolina 3A Conference unbeatens.

“It’s a group of kids who grew up together,” Ellington says. “It shows on the floor.”

The Warriors won because they answered every Catholic threat. And shutting down Cougars’ scoring leader Colin Thomas didn’t hurt either.

In the closing seconds of the first half, Catholic’s Kevin Dumser connected on a 3-pointer, cutting Weddington’s lead to 32-25. It seemed as if the Cougars might take some momentum into the locker room. But the Warriors’ Chase Lowe dashed down the court and scored a momentum-destroying layup as the buzzer sounded.

In the third quarter, Catholic’s Vaughn Thomas hit a 3-pointer, cutting Weddington’s lead to single digits (49-40). But 10 seconds later, the Warriors’ Brock Bowen answered with a basket.

It was like that throughout the night.

“They’re a veteran team,” Charlotte Catholic coach Mike King says of the Warriors. “The big key, I thought before the game, would be turnovers. And we had problems with that.”

The Cougars turned the ball over 11 times in the first half, often when trying to penetrate Weddington’s defense.

“We pride ourselves on defense,” Ellington says.

That defense also held the Cougars’ Thomas, who was averaging 20.5 points a game, to seven points.

Ellington says Weddington alternated A.J. Cook and Chase Lowe on Thomas, with Lowe defending the Charlotte Catholic standout much of the second half.

“Lowe is a really, really good defender,” Ellington says.

THREE WHO MATTERED

Chase Lowe, Weddington: Lowe, a 6-5 junior, scored 15 points - 13 of those in the first half. And he played solid defense in the second half against Cougar standout Colin Thomas. Lowe also had nine rebounds, eight assists, four steals and a block.

Kyle Frazier, Weddington: A 6-3 junior, Frazier also scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and grabbed seven rebounds.

Kevin McArdle, Charlotte Catholic: McArdle, a 6-3 senior, scored a game-high 18 points - 15 of those in the second half. He and Kevin Dumser accounted for 27 of their team’s 36 second-half points.

WORTH MENTIONING

Weddington had its best shooting night of the young season, connecting on 29-of-53 field goal attempts for 54.7 percent. Charlotte Catholic hit 21-of-55 for 38.1 percent.

Cougars’ coach Mike King says two players in the regular rotation missed Friday’s game for health reasons. But he said that didn’t explain the loss. “Weddington outplayed us,” he says. “They are a very good team.”

The Cougars will play three times in four nights next week, including a Monday makeup game at Piedmont. The Southern Carolina 3A has moved its Friday night games to Thursdays for the rest of the season.

The girls’ varsity game went to Charlotte Catholic, by a 51-35 score.

THEY SAID IT

“Charlotte Catholic is a well-coached team. I told our players that when you face Charlotte Catholic, you need to play solid defense for all 32 minutes.” - Weddington coach Gary Ellington.

WHAT’S NEXT

Weddington plays Tuesday at neighborhood rival Marvin Ridge. Charlotte Catholic visits Piedmont on Monday.

Steve Lyttle on Twitter: @slyttle

United Faith’s Josie Hester has 53 points Friday

United Faith girls star Josie Hester had one of the best performances in Mecklenburg County history Friday, scoring 53 points in a win over Lake Norman Christian.

Hester performance ranks third in Meclenburg County history behind Providence Day’s Konecka Drakeford (65 points, 1991) and Greta Tamasauskaite of Grace Academy (57 points, 20212)

TOP MECK. COUNTY GIRLS SINGLE GAME SCORING

Player (School)

Points

Year

Konecka Drakeford (Providence Day)

65

1991

Greta Tamasauskaite (Grace Academy)

57

2012

Josie Hester (United Faith)

53

2021

Konecka Drakeford (Providence Day)

51

1991

Mallorie Haines (Davidson Day)

51

2018

Andrea Stinson (North Mecklenburg)

49

1987



Friday’s #BIG5 Top Performers

Ben Burnham, Carmel Christian: 38 points, 16 rebounds in a 78-59 win over Durham Academy. Teammate Justin Taylor had 24 points and 10 assists. Burnham was one point short off his career-high (39 against Charlotte Latin).

Sam Cogan, Lincoln Charter: 31 points, 11 rebounds, five assists for Lincoln Charter (3-0) in an 81-52 win over Northwest Guilford.

Camden Johnson, Metrolina Christian: 29 points, eight rebounds, five steals in a 77-43 win over Cabarrus Charter.

Xavier McKelvy, United Faith: game-high 40 points, 14 rebounds, five blocks, three assists and three steals against Lake Norman Christian.

Mikey Williams, Lake Norman Christian: 32 points for the nationally ranked sophomore in a 98-87 win at United Faith.

Friday’s #BIG5 Girls Top Performers

Kennedy Calhoun, Hickory Ridge: 18 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals in a 59-47 win over Porter RIdge. Teammates Kaitlyn Waters (16 points, nine rebounds) and Alyssa Lewis (12 points, six rebounds) had strong games.

Ashlee Shaw, West Cabarrus: freshman had 24 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in Friday’s 48-46 win over Central Cabarrus. In a win Thursday, she had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 steals.

Blanca Thomas, Charlotte Catholic: 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks in her first high school game, a 51-37 win over Weddington. Teammate Imelda McMenamin made five 3-pointers for Catholic and finished with 16 points.

Kinglsey Turriff, Lindsey Avant, Sun Valley: combined 29 points -- 15 from Turriff and 14 for Avant -- in a 48-46 win over Monroe. Sun Valley (1-3) got its first win of the season.

Ruby Williams, Cuthbertson: 22 points in a 66-17 win over Piedmont.

Friday’s Boys Boxscores

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 40, MCDOWELL 36

McDowell 14 2 11 9 -- 36

Alexander 9 8 12 11 - 40

MCDOWELL 36 - Smith 8, Lewis 5, Queen 6, Robbins 5, McPeters 3, Lamb 5, Rose 4

ALEXANDER 40 -- Herman 8, Lowrance 5, Hubbard 9, Cook 9, Presnell 6, Barnes 3

CARMEL CHRISTIAN 78, DURHAM ACADEMY 59

Carmel Christian 22 20 19 17 78

Durham Academy 8 18 23 10 59

CC 78– Burnham 38, Taylor 24, Tyson 7, Bean 3, Krawczyk 3, Bynum Jr. 2, Arias 1

DA 59– Sinclair 35, Harris 20, Tupper 2, Leasure 2

CONCORD ACADEMY 70, GASTON DAY 66

Gaston Day 15 15 14 22 66

Concord Academy 18 19 12 21 7

Gaston Day Scoring: Chris Britt 21, Dean Hunter 14, Colin Fayed 13, Callum Richard 13, Jack Crump 3, Zach Clark 2

Concord Academy Scoring: T. Fearne 20, J. Cannady 19, L. Threatt 12, T. Benham 12, B. Lambert 3, N. Mircic 2, T. Johnson 2

Gaston Day Record: 6-7

Next Game: Tuesday, 1/19 vs Gaston Christian 7 PM

EAST FORSYTH 49, REAGAN 40

REAGAN -- 10-7-14-9 -- 40

EAST FORSYTH -- 9-10-14-16 -- 49

REAGAN (0-3, 0-2). Kam Hill 13, O.Koivisto 7, George 6, Rogers 5, Kiger 4, Fagan 2, Joines 2, Jackson 1.

EAST FORSYTH (2-1, 1-1) Will Gray 18, Jalen Thorns 10, Timmons 9, Isaac 6, Stokes 6.

EAST LINCOLN 50, BANDYS 42

East Lincoln 11 17 15 7 50

Bandys 10 11 7 14 42

East Lincoln (3-0): Jeremiah Jones 6, Evan Montanari 16, Drew Bean 13,

Logan Craig 12, Nyckolas Clarke 0, Landon Glezen 0, Markell Clark 0, Tyler Mizzell 1, Roman Hawk 2, Ethan Robb 0

Bandys (0-4): Dylan Thompson 5, Keelan Henrickson 12, EJ Habschied 12,

Tyler Tuxbury 3, Ashton Reynolds 3, Joseph Cockman 7

FOREST HILLS 79, MONTGOMERY CENTRAL 33

Montgomery Central 6 10 9 8 -- 33

Forest Hills 13 24 26 16 -- 79

MONTGOMERY CENTRAL (1-2) – Roza 9, Scott 8, Harmon 8, Horne 5, Johnson 3

FOREST HILLS (3-1) – Ty Burch 21, Zack Barbour 20, Jakaree Byrams 10, Hester 8, Coffey 7, Blakeney 4, Horne 5

FORT MILL 67, BOILING SPRINGS 54

Fort Mill 17 11 20 19 67

Boiling Springs 16 11 8 19 54

Fort Mill – Kyle Neibch 32, Reed Fanta 16, Fewster 8, Timberlake 6, Wingo 5

Boiling Springs - Khalil Brown 18, Jacob Webber 11, Adams 7, Carls 5, C Johnson 5, Camp Jr. 4, D Johnson 4

LAKE NORMAN CHRISTIAN 98, UNITED FAITH 87

LKNC- Mikey Williams- 32 / AJ Allenspach- 14 / Joyful Hawkins-13 / Jonathan Kurtas- 13 / Trey Green- 10 / Shane Fernald- 7 / Clay Robinson- 6 / Josh Bullock- 5

UFCS- Xavier McKelvy 40, Lance Gill 11, LJ Johnson 11, Marcus Willis 8, Landon Johnson 6, Jaden Quick 6, Charlie Hester 3, Adriel De La Rosa 2

Notable: Opening with an alley-oop dunk in the first possession, LKNC controlled the pace of the game from start to finish. United Faith made a couple close runs that we negated by solid offensive plays by the Storm.

LINCOLN CHARTER 81, NORTHWEST GUILFORD 52

Lincoln Charter :24 21 17 16

NorthWest Guilford 9 11 11 12

Lincoln Charter: Sam Cogan 31, Troy Fulton 17, Marcus Farley 13, Elijah Burnett 11, Seitz 2, Baich 2, Crithton 2, Borden 2, Flowers 1

Sam Cogan 31 points 11 rebs 5 asst.

LCS 3-0

NWG2-1

METROLINA CHRISTIAN 77, CABARRUS CHARTER 43

METROLINA CHRISTIAN 19 23 27 8 = 77

CABARRUS CHARTER 6 12 12 13 = 43

MCA: Johnson 29, Wilson Jr. 13, Maul 9, Harold 8, Harrist 8, Deluca 8, Clark 2

Notable: Metrolina - Sr. Camden Johnson 29pts, 8rbs, 5stls, 1ast; So. Michael Wilson Jr. 13pts, 4rbs, 3stls; Jr. Caleb Maul 9pts, 6rbs, 2blks, 1ast; Fr. Dylan Deluca 8pts, 8rbs, 1ast, 1blk

Notes: Metrolina Christian 8-6 (2-2) plays Gaston Christian at Phenom Hoops in Rock Hill on January 18th at 430pm.

SOUTHLAKE CHRISTIAN 53, HICKORY GROVE 40

Hickory Grove 6 8 12 17- 40

Southlake 17 11 10 15- 53

HG- Jordon Nelson 20, Stinson 9, Jackson 2, Kerns 6, Holt 4

Southlake- Handlogten 19, Duguid 15, Monroe 5, Moore 4, Proctor 8, Gazzaway 2

WATAUGA 61, SAINT STEPHENS 47

WATAUGA 5 20 17 19 -- 61

SAINT 13 11 7 18 -- 47

WATAUGA 61 -- Bennett Ricker-17, Jonah Martin-13, Orlando Leon-8, Gresham Collins-6, Ben Hale-5, Isaiah Shirley-4, Micah Turbet-3, Grant Morrison-3, Carter Everett-2

SAINT STEPHENS 47 -- D Anderson-14, J Barkley-8, C Woy-8, C Edwards-7, Z McPherson-6, M Buff-2 L Reid-2

Friday’s Girls Boxscores

ALEXANDER CENTRAL 50, MCDOWELL 40

McDowell 7 8 10 15 -- 40

Alexander 8 12 15 15 -- 50

MCDOWELL 40 -- Smith 7, Boyc 4, Daisy Rice 11, Katie Baker 10, McPeters 8

ALEXANDER 50 -- Jarrett 4, Nikki Hagy 12, Chesney Stikeleather 11, Herman 7, McDaniel 5, Gracie Harrington 11

ASHBROOK 69, KINGS MOUNTAIN 62

AB 19. 16. 16. 18. --- 69

KM 15. 16. 17. 14. --- 62

KM falls to 2-1 (2-1 Big South). Will play next at home against Burns on Thursday and then at Crest on Friday.

KINGS MOUNTAIN 62 -- Saniya Wilson, Jr, 32 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals; Khalia King, So, 23 points, 2 assists; Aaliyah Byers, Jr, 4 points, 4 rebounds; Kennedy Barnes, Sr, 3 points, 4 rebounds; Austyn Dixon, So, 4 rebounds

ASHBROOK 62 --- Kennette Bess 32 points; Aaliyah El 15 points; ZaZa Mason 6 points; Madison Cole 6 points; Shay Portee 5 points; Erakah Smith. 3 points; Queen Jones 2 points

CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC 51, WEDDINGTON 37

Weddington 9 10 15 3 -- 37

Catholic 19 12 11 9 -- 51

Weddington 37 -- Tse 9, Strong 7, Beck 6, Bowen 5, Cunningham 4, Sarcona 3, Strange 3

Catholic 51 -- Blanca Thomas 17, Imelda McMenamin 16, Kacerosky 6, Fava 4, Green 4, McArdle 4

Records Catholic 1-2, Weddington 2-1

CUTHBERTSON 66, PIEDMONT 17

Cuthbertson - 18 - 15 - 24 - 9 -- 66

Piedmont - 9 - 5 - 3 - 0 -- 17

Cuthbertson 66 -- Ruby Williams 22, Maddie Dillinger 14, Reagan Iovino 9

Piedmont 17 -- Brooke Atwell 5, Natalie Evans 5, Liz Saunders 5

EAST LINCOLN 48, BANDYS 41

BHS: 1 11 15 14- 41

ELHS: 10 7 8 23- 48

BHS: Logan Dutka 17, M. Rummage 6, W. Drummond 4, C. Huggins 4, R. Anderson 4, C. McIntosh 3, H. Clements 2, O. Little 1

ELHS: Kelsey Campo 12, T. Thomas 9, M. Bissinger 8, G. Overbay 9, A. Hege 5, M. Self 5,

EL Notables: Kelsey Campo 12 pts. 9 rebs. 1 steal 1 assist. Ginny Overbay 9 pts. 12 rebs 1 steal 1 reb. 1 charge taken

BHS: (1-2) Next Game @ Lincolnton 1/20/21

ELHS: (1-1) Next Game @ Maiden 1/19/21

FREEDOM 46 SOUTH CALDWELL 38

Freedom 15 8 15 8—46

South Caldwell 4 16 6 12—38

FREEDOM 46— Ste McGee 7, Walker 2, Sta McGee 1, Danisha Hemphill 18, Armentrout, Rhone 7, Kania, Adair Garrison 11, Wilkerson

SOUTH CALDWELL 38— Propst 6, Olivia Miller 18, Anderson 3, Jackson 4, Phillips, Dorsey, Katlyn Wynn 3, Heavener 4

Records: South Caldwell 2-2, 1-2

HICKORY RiDGE 59, PORTER RIDGE 47

Hickory Ridge 19 10 22 8 -- 59

Porter RIdge 7 13 11 16 -- 47

PORTER RIDGE 47 -- Salton 16, Burke 12, Brandon 6, Oliver 6, Soaldora 6, Swanton 1

HICKORY RIDGE 59 -- Calhoun - 18, Walters -16, Lewis - 12, Collins - 5, Gidney - 4 Byrd - 3, Henry 1

MARVIN RIDGE 69, PARKWOOD 50

Parkwood: 12, 8, 11, 19 -- 50

Marvin Ridge: 20, 21, 15, 13 -- 69

MARVIN RIDGE 69 -- Douglas 24, Shivers 11, Lee 10,

PARKWOOD 50 -- Edwards 13, Washington 10, Taylor 10

NEWTON CONOVER 61, LAKE NORMAN CHARTER 37

LNC 7 3 12 15 -- 37

NCHS 17 13 16 15 -- 61

LNC 37 – Jillian Villanti 8, Kristy Seifert 6, Jade Taylor 6, Kailyn Kilpatrick 6, Caroline Donaldson 5, Alese Kerr 5, Brooklin Leak

NCHS 61 – Cassidy Geddes 27, Emma Fox 14, Grace Loftin 8

Records: LNC 2-1, Newton Conover 4-0

PORTER RIDGE 66, HICKORY RIDGE 64

Porter Ridge—8 16 23 17-66

Hickory Ridge—12 20 19 13-64

Porter Ridge 66—Nathaniel Stout 3, Dilen Miller 11, Aaron Hough 4, Isaiah Williams 16, Greg Wenger 3, CJ Anthony 2, Kyler Harris 2, Tristan Stitt 4, Jacob Adnerson 14, Sean Rose 6

Hickory Ridge 64—Fredricki 12, Marsh 23, Greene 5, Woods 11, Beard 5,. Harris 2, Brigman 4

SUN VALLEY 48, MONROE 46

Monroe 12 10 9 15 – 46

Sun Valley 8 12 18 10 -- 48

MONROE 46 – Maia Price 6, Sanya Wallace 16, Dynastee Parker 19, Saniya Ginaham 5

Sun Valley 48 – Aree Meaders 3, Kingsley Turriff 15, Jada Mcglaughlin 6, Lindsey Avant 14, Tyra Robinson 1, Maddie Valenti 9

Notes: Sun Valley first win of season, moves to 1-3

UNITED FAITH 67 LAKE NORMAN CHRISTIAN 29

United Faith 18 20 25 10

Lake Norman 12 4 10 4

UNITED FAITH - - Josie Hester 53, Madelyn Bronson 7, Ella Jordan 5, Parish Gharibi 4, Zoe Jones 2, Sophie Sharp 2

LAKE NORMAN CHRISTIAN -- McKenzie Goza 8, Jayda McDonnell 7, Ali Skinner 7, Autumn Malaspina 6, Abby Buck

Notables: Josie Hester scored 53 points

WEST CABARRUS 48, CENTRAL CABARRUS 46

CCHS: 2, 15, 9, 20 (46)

WCHS: 21, 16, 8, 3 (48)

CCHS: Serenity Webb 13, Barrie 8, Knight 5, Stanley 5, Lewis 8, Coley 4, Ferrell 3

WCHS: Ashlee Shaw 24, Clowney 8, Burgess 5,Jones 4, Fields 2

A few thoughts about CMS basketball and swimming

A few thoughts about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools postponing athletics until Feb. 15.

The district put most sports on hold due to rising COVID-19 numbers in the area. On the surface it’s understandable. Health officials say the next three weeks are especially precarious, with a deluge of infections and hospitalizations expected in the aftermath of ill-advised holiday gatherings. Projections show Mecklenburg’s caseload will remain high through mid-February.

CMS decided to allow volleyball and cross-country teams to keep playing because they’ve already started the postseason.

With conference tournaments scheduled to begin Friday -- which is technically postseason -- I would’ve allowed the swimmers to finish out, too.

I think the benched athletes will still seek to work out with their teammates, particularly as they look around and see almost all other N.C. schools playing. We saw it in the summer. I think their chances of contracting the virus may be increased in so doing versus being on campus in a more controlled environment.

Coaches and athletic directors say they feel frustrated because they don’t feel they have a role in play-or-no-play decisions. That should change, if true. Those are the folks on the ground.

For basketball teams, the news is tough. There will be one week left in an already shortened regular-season on Feb. 15, when teams come back. At best, teams will play six games. For those that qualify for the playoffs there will be more.

In most years, the N.C. High School Athletic Association doesn’t let teams play after their seasons end. The swimming state championships end Feb. 13.

But here’s an idea: ask the NCHSAA for a waiver and host a county swimming championship tournament for CMS teams due to these special circumstances. Let the teams have a city championship competition with trophies and medals for the winners. Have a qualifying regional and a final.

For basketball, host a similar tournament for non-playoff teams, perhaps offering play-ins for teams that lose in one of the first two rounds of the NCHSAA playoffs. This could be a two-week tournament with a loser’s bracket, so teams get more games.

Give the winner the Harris/Hamilton Cup, named for the two best athletic directors CMS has had -- the late Dave Harris and Vicki Hamilton.

(Some athletes may not be able to play because they play another sport, but I’m guessing the vast majority of basketball players and swimmers won’t be in that situation.)

-- Langston Wertz Jr.

Thursday’s #BIG5 Top Performers

Blane St. Clair, Davidson Day: 26 points, 13 rebounds, four blocked shots in a 67-60 overtime win over Concord Academy.

Micah Handlogten, SouthLake Christian: 6-11 center had 21 points, 20 rebounds and three blocks in a 67-60 win over Calvary Day.

Camden Johnson, Gaston Christian: 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists in a 69-61 win over Metrolina Christian.

Jahiem Taylor, Princeton: 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists in a 71-59 win over Clayton.

Aly Wadkovsky, Lake Norman girls: 14 points, 12 rebounds, 10 blocks -- a triple-double -- in a 63-22 win over Mooresville.

Thursday’s Boys Boxscores

DAVIDSON DAY 67, CONCORD ACADEMY 60 (OT)

DDS - 18 10 10 17 12= 67

CA- 16 14 17 8 5= 60

DDS: Prunty 3, Atwell 8, Horton 8, Howard 14, St. Clair 26, Watson 8

CA: Cannady 7, Perry 3, Benham 18, Fearne 8, Threat 19, Mircic 4

RECORDS: Davidson Day Patriots: 9-2, Concord Academy Eagles: 10-5

Game Stats: Senior Blane St. Clair had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocked shots to lead Davidson Day. Freshman guard Quay Watson hit a 3 pointer at the end regulation to send the game into overtime. Sophomore Trey Horton had 8 points and 7 rebounds, while freshman Jaxon Prunty chipped in with 7 assists.

Notes: Davidson Day hosts HA Prep (Durham) on Saturday (1/16/21).

GASTON CHRISTIAN 69, METROLINA CHRISTIAN 61

MCA: Johnson 17, Maul 13, Deluca 10, Crumbie 5, Wilson Jr. 5, Harold 5

GCS:Metrolina - Sr. Camden Johnson 17pts, 8rbs, 2asts, 1stl; Jr. Caleb Maul 13pts, 4rbs, 3stls, 2asts; Fr. Dylan Deluca 10pts, 5rbs, 2asts

Notes: Metrolina Christian 7-6 (2-2) hosts Cabarrus Charter on January 15th at 7pm.

LAKE NORMAN 69, MOORESVILLE 53

Lake Norman 18 16 19 16

Mooresville 10 12 9 22

Lake Norman Weatherford 2, Hodges 5, Dryden 2, Christian Taylor 10, J Gruber 2, Kepley 9, Mekhi Goree 10, Davis Wagner 14, Seth Aeschliman 15

Mooresville Shaw 18, Ezhlian 6, Herring 2, Stewart 2, Broadway 10, Jackson 4, Bellamy 4, Smith 4, K Howell 3

PRINCETON 71, CLAYTON 59

Princeton 17 16 19 19 -- 71

Clayton 28 6 16 9 --59

Princeton -- Jaheim Taylor 22, Tyrese Whitley 14, Ethan Potts 12

Aden Taylor 9, Hunter Bailey 8, Zion McPhatter 6

Clayton -- Owen Woznachek 18, Justin Bell 15, Long 8, Nunley 7, Collins 5, Shepard 3, Powell 3

Notable: Jahiem Taylor also added 7 rebound, 6 assists; Tyrese Whitley 8 rebound, Aden Taylor 7 rebounds and 7 assists

SOUTHLAKE CHRISTIAN 67, CALVARY DAY 60

SouthLake 15 21 19 12 67

Calvary Day 21 17 8 12 60

SouthLake Moore 4, Duguid 5, Micah Handlogten 21, JR Proctor 20, Stubbs 6, Christian Monroe 11

Calvary Day Wilkins 26, Gibson 17, Robison 5, Johnson 4, Gulledge 2, Burton 1, Rodella 5

Notable: SouthLake increased its record to 7-4 with a non conference win. Micah Handlogten had 21 points, 20 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. JR Proctor added 20.

Thursday’s Girls Boxscores

CENTRAL ACADEMY 44, CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 23

CATA. 9 12 12 11 -- 44

CC. 4. 5. 6. 8 -- 23

CATA. Zoie Jordan 15, Shannon Student 13, Smith 9, Gamble 6

CC Miranda Lambert 10, Svenson 9, B. Svenson 2 Britt 2

CONCORD ACADEMY 75, DAVIDSON DAY 72

Davidson Day 13 20 17 14 -- 62

Concord Academy 27 14 16 18 -- 75

Davidson Day -- Mallorie Haines 29, Jessie Wiles 18, , Juliana Park 9, Callie Pestana 3, Schuyler Moore 3.

Concord Academy -- Z. Ward 22, M. Taylor 16, R. Dickens 16, Z. Benjamin 10, R. Lexander 9, J. Watts 2

EAST CHAPEL HILL 45, CARRBORO 32

Carrboro 3 8 10 11

ECHS 16 11 8 10

LAKE NORMAN 63, MOORESVILLE 22

Lake Norman 24 15 11 13 -- 63

Mooresville 8 6 2 6 -- 22

Lake Norman 63 – Madison Saunders 16, Aly Wadkovsky triple-double 14 points, 12 rebounds, 10 blocks, Leigh Marks 12, Kirsten Lewis-Williams 8, Jade Lowe 8, Kendall Robinson 3, Bella Harwood 2

Mooresville 22 – L Davis 9, S Davis 5, Callejas 2, Rockness 2, Harris 2, Piper 1, Stahl 1

Notes: Aly Wadkovsky triple double

WEST CABARRUS 56, CENTRAL CABARRUS 37

West Cabarrus 15 11 13 17 56

Central Cabarrus 12 9 8 8 37

West Cabarrus Ashlee Shaw 27, Jade Clowney 13, Burgess3, Elder 4, Fields 7, Hicks 2

Central Cabarrus Mariah Barrie 20, Webb 3, Knight 8, Stanley 2, Ferrell 2, Lewis 2

Notables: West Cabarrus followed freshman Ashlee Shaw with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 steals. Point guard Jade Clowney filled the stat. sheet with 13 points 5 assists and 4 steals.

Mecklenburg County-area Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 16

CISAA

Cannon School at Charlotte Christian, 2

South Piedmont 3A (boys)

Concord at Cox Mill

South Piedmont 3A (girls)

Cox Mill at Concord

Nonconference

Arborbrook Christian at Fort Mill (boys)

Asheville School at Hickory Grove Christian

Combine Academy at Quality Education

Covenant Day at Ravenscroft School, 1:30

Forsyth Home Educators at South Charlotte Thunder (boys), 3

HA Prep at Davidson Day, 2

Lake Norman Christian at Shining Light Academy, 3:30