HS Basketball Rewind: Wednesday, Thursday scores, stars; Friday’s live scores

Rod Phifer/Special to the Observer

Prep basketball preview, schedule, results

A look at some of the top boys’ and girls’ basketball games in the area this weekend, plus results from Wednesday and Thursday’s games.

Observer Sweet 16 rankings included with ranked teams.

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Friday’s live scores in North Carolina

Friday/Saturday Key Games

Friday

(Boys) No. 3 North Mecklenburg (5-0) at Hough (6-1), 7:30 p.m. (girls, 6 p.m.) – It’s opening night in the Queen City 3A-4A Conference, which is loaded with basketball powerhouses. The visiting Vikings have looked every bit the part of a state power and are ranked No. 1 in the state this week among 4A schools. But Hough is off to a big start. Rashad McCormick (15.7 points, 6.7 rebounds a game) is leading the Huskies, who would like to join the Vikings, Chambers and West Charlotte among the league’s contenders.

(Girls) No. 6 Cannon School (6-2) vs. Crestwood Preparatory, 7:20 p.m., in Warrenton, Va. – The Cougars are competing in the She Got Game Classic, being played in the Washington area. Lili Booker (15.5 points a game) leads Cannon School against a Toronto prep school that has won several Ontario provincial championships in recent years. The game is being played at St. James School, outside Washington.

Saturday

(Girls) No. 3 Cannon School (5-2) vs. Cardinal O’Hara (0-1), 2 p.m., in Warrenton, Va. – This is the Cougars’ second contest in the She Got Game Classic, and like Friday’s, it will be played at St. James School. Cardinal O’Hara is a Catholic girls’ basketball powerhouse in the Philadelphia suburb of Springfield.

(Boys) No. 1 Carmel Christian (9-1) vs. Northwood (3-0), 7:30 p.m., at Smith High, in Greensboro – The Cougars face a perennial public school state power in the Tourney Town Showcase. Jaeden Mustaf (16.7 points a game) leads Carmel Christian, while Drake Powell is averaging 22.3 points a game for Northwood, which is second in the state’s 3A rankings this week.

(Boys) Southeast Hoops Festival at West Charlotte High – Five games are on the schedule, including contests feature No. 5-ranked United Faith Christian (ranked No. 4 among the state’s private schools), No. 12 West Charlotte (No. 3 in 3A statewide), and No. 8 Olympic (No. 6 in 4A statewide). United Faith faces Durham’s Jordan High at 4:30 p.m., with Olympic meeting Northside Christian at 6:15, and West Charlotte facing 1 of 1 Academy at 8 p.m.

#BIG5 TOP PERFORMERS

Petar Asceric, Concord Academy: 17 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks in Thursday’s 82-48 win over Asheville Christian.

Peyton Caldwell, Freedom girls: game-high 17 points in a 41-40 win over Hickory.

Cole Callaway, Lake Norman: 24 points, seven rebounds, four steals, three assists in Thursday’s 86-32 win over Statesville.

Tyler Eggers, South Caldwell: game-high 24 points in Wednesday’s 65-48 win over Bandys.

Jackson Fannon, East Lincoln: 19 points, 10 rebounds in a 65-35 win over Ashbrook Wednesday.

Thursday’s boys boxscores

NO. 4 CONCORD ACADEMY 82, ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN 48

ACA: 13 12 13 10 48

CA: 11 23 17 31 82

ACA: Bailey 14, Joyner 15, Erbeck 3, Dodd 1, Barnwell 8, Anton 7

CA: JJ Moore 5, Carson Cooke 6, Avion Pinner 13, Isaiah Tate 14, Sergej Cvetkovic 6, Noah Van Bibber 9, Jake Benham 12, Petar Asceric 17

Notable: Concord Academy moves to 11-2. Petar Asceric 17p 11r 3b

EAST GASTON 58, KINGS MOUNTAIN 48

Kings Mountain 10 3 15 20 48

East Gaston 16 15 7 20 58

KINGS MOUNTAIN 48: Bradley Floyd 14, Linney 8, Smith 6, Sanders 6, Wilson 6, Spicer 4, Robinette 4

EAST GASTON 58: Rankin 20, Sherrill 13, M. Rivers 9, Hoell 6, Rowe 5, V Rivers 2, Teno 2

Note: Kings Mountain plays Ashbrook tomorrow (12/9) at home in their Big South Conference Opener

HICKORY 69, FREEDOM 47

Freedom: 4 7 23 13 = 47

Hickory: 18 15 22 14 = 69

Freedom: Gavin McNaughton 14, Lytle 8, Harris 8, Dellinger 5, Taylor 5, Pollard 3, Johnson 3, Vance 1

Hickory: John Holbrook 12, Iziah Littlejohn 12, Jamien Little 12, Hill 8, Powell 8, Medley 6, Fisher 5, Rumbaugh 2, Neal 4

Freedom(3-2) next plays Friday December 8th at Home vs. Patton (1-3)

INDIAN LAND 66, MARVIN RIDGE 57

Marvin – 8, 11, 21 17 -- 57

Indian Land – 25, 5, 18, 18 -- 66

MARVIN RIDGE 57 – Cinjun Bridges 20, Josh Clark 11, Brady Dunn 11

INDIAN LAND 66 – B. Nelson 21, M. Jones 19, S. Rasul 12

LAKE NORMAN 86, STATESVILLE 32

Lake Norman 20 29 22 15 -- 86

Statesville 8 10 5 9 -- 50

LAKE NORMAN 86 Googins 2, Hales 5, Cole Callaway 24, Burbidge 2, Tre McKinnon 11, Henderson Williams 10, Grant Dryden 13, Nick Arnold 7, Taurean McKinnon 4, Trent Steinour 8

STATESVILLE 50 Brown 7, Davis 3, Bryant 4, Owens 4, Lackey 7, Parker 1, Buckner 6

Notable: Henderson Williams 10 points 10 rebounds. Cole Callaway 24 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals

Thursday’s Girls Boxscores

NO. 2 LAKE NORMAN 78, STATESVILLE 20

LAKE NORMAN 26 28 14 10 -- 78

PINE LAKE 2 14 2 2 -- 20

LAKE NORMAN -- Sam Shehan 23, Lex Shehan 13, Kelsey Rhyne 12, Kirsten Lewis-Williams 11, Addison Sirianni 9, Jeta North 5, Aliya Williams 3,Kaylee Ellis 2

Records: LAKE NORMAN 7-0; STATESVILLE 0-2

NO. 11 EAST LINCOLN 65, ASHBROOK 35

East Lincoln 16 17 13 19 -- 65

Ashbrook 7 7 11 10 -- 35

EAST LINCOLN 65 -- Palmer Crichton 20, Houston Hartsell 7, Davis Hill 9, Nathan Kuthan 3, Christian Atkins 0, Jackson Fannon 19, Mason Simmons 4, Jamison Frye 3, Kingsley Huntley 0

ASHBROOK 35 -- Malaki Long 9, Gabe June 3, Carmelo Bess 4, Kenneth Greene 3, Tramere Watkins 1, Jashaun Clark 4, Tresean Hollan 3, Jon Black 6, Trent Mitchell 2

Records: East Lincoln 5-0; Ashbrook 0-4

Notable: East Lincoln has defeated Ashbrook 5 straight times dating back to the 2004-2005 season. The Mustangs had two players in double figures led by senior, Palmer Crichton, who had 20 points and also had 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Sophomore, Jackson Fannon, added a double-double 19 points and 10 rebounds. Senior, Mason Simmons, added 11 rebounds.

CHRIST THE KING 63, DAVIDSON DAY 40

DDS: Todd- 6 Moore- 15 Pestana- 15 Newman- 4

CTK: C. Tuschong- 3 Elle Gorman- 16 G. Tuschong- 8 Thivierge- 7 Broda 20 A. Gorman- 9

FREEDOM 41, HICKORY 40

Freedom 10 8 15 8 - 41

Hickory 6 10 11 13 - 40

Freedom 41 - Peyton Caldwell 17, Sydnie Demiter 12, Gladden 6, Cooke 2, McGee 3, Whitaker 1, Whisnant, Hagmann, Johnson.

Hickory 40 - Gabby Bryant 13, Turner 8, Boyens 9, Dula 2, Sisk 2, Powe 6, Hewitt, Saintillen.

Freedom 5-0

Wednesday’s Boys Boxscores

SOUTH CALDWELL 65, BANDYS 48

South Caldwell 9 16 14 26–65

Bandys 9 16 10 12 —48

SOUTH CALDWELL 65 -- Tyler Eggers 24, Connor Setzer 20

BANDYS 48 — DeGrero 21, Slaughter 7

Records: South Caldwell 5-1; Bandys 4-1

Notable: Tyler Eggers led the way with 24 points. The game was a battle throughout. South Caldwell made a run in the 4th quarter and never looked back.

Wednesday’s Girls Boxscores

NO. 11 EAST LINCOLN 67, ASHBROOK 29

AHS: 8 8 7 6- 29

ELHS: 13 8 23 23- 67

AHS: Madison Cole 15, K. Bess 9, E. Butler 3, N. Arrington 2

ELHS: Hailey McFadden 21, Kiara Anderson 11, Madison Self 10, Madison Bissinger 10, E. Montanari 9, T. Thomas 2, K. Legrand 2

Noteables: Hailey McFadden Double Double 21 pts, 12 rebs, 1 assist, 1 block. Madison Self Double Double 10 pts, 10 rebs, 1 steal, 2 assists, 1 block. Kiara Anderson 11 pts, 5 steals, 5 assists, 1 reb

AHS: (3-1, 0-0) Next Game @ Kings Mtn 12/9/22

ELHS: (5-0,0-0) Next Game @ Lincolnton 12/9/22

CUTHBERTSON 66, CENTRAL ACADEMY 21

Cuthbertson: 14 18 23 11 – 66

CATA 7 4 8 2 – 21

CUTHBERTSON 66 -- Sacoto 24, Iovino 22, Rogers 6, Willie 5, Waeghe 4, Soler 3, Allen 2

CENTRAL ACADEMY 21 -- Jordan 11, Pringle 4, Rubin 4, Aslakson 2

Records: Cuthbertson 5-1 (0-0)

GARINGER 52, PALISADES 43

Palisades 7 12 11 13 -- 43

Garinger 16 15 8 13 -- 52

GARINGER: I.Patterson 1, J.Brace 1, Z.Davis 4, J.Long 2, M.McGill 2, K.Fulmore 5, Zomaya Threatt 9. Misa Garris 26

Records: GWBB 4-5

FORESTVIEW 48, LINCOLNTON 45

Forestview 13 16 8 11 -- 48

Lincolnton 8 18 4 15 -- 45

FORESTVIEW 48 -- Miangel Thompson 14, Molly Forgan 14, Amani Neely 10, M. Baker 6, Riley 4

LINCOLNTON 45 -- Camellia Holland 14, Tanlee Eley 11, SandOdom 9, Williams 5, Connorn 2, Santos 2, Armstrong 2

Forestview 4-1 travels to South Point on Friday.

SOUTH CALDWELL 40 BANDYS 27

Bandys 3 8 8 8 -- 27

South Caldwell 6 8 14 12 -- 40

BANDYS 27 -- Vaughan 4, Dutka 5, Cross 1, Summerville 3, Wesson 2, Anderson 4, Brooklan Fisher 8, Canal, Knuckles, Hale, Harrill, Cline, Cutshaw

SOUTH CALDWELL 40 -- Setzer 8, Kaylee Anderson 21, Smith 1, Bumgarner 6, Barber 4, Edwards, Jetton

Record: South Caldwell (4-2)

SOUTH POINT 77, FOREST HILLS 49

SP - 23 15 18 21 -- 77

FH - 15 6 16 12 -- 49

Notable: SP - Amya Graham had a third double double on the season with 28 pts and 12 reb. Maddie Frank was one assist away from a double double with 19 pts, 5 reb, and 9 assists. Lauren French also added 10 pts and 8 reb.; FH - Jamyah Blakeny had 34 pts.

The schedule

Friday

Queen City 3A-4A

Chambers at West Mecklenburg

Mallard Creek at West Charlotte

North Mecklenburg at Hough

So Meck 4A

Berry Academy at Myers Park

Harding at Olympic

South Mecklenburg at Palisades

Southwestern 4A

Charlotte Catholic at Providence

Garinger at Butler

Rocky River at East Mecklenburg

Greater Metro 4 4A

Hickory Ridge at Cox Mill

Sandhills 3A-4A

Richmond Senior at Pinecrest

Big South 3A

Ashbrook at Kings Mountain

Crest at Hunter Huss

Forestview at South Point

North Gaston at Stuart Cramer

South Piedmont 3A

East Rowan at Concord

Jesse Carson at West Rowan

Lake Norman Charter at Central Cabarrus

Northwest Cabarrus at South Rowan

Metrolina Athletic Conference

Hickory Grove Christian at Concord Academy

Northside Christian at Gaston Christian

SouthLake Christian at Metrolina Christian

Westminster Catawba at Gaston Day

Central Carolina 1A-2A

Lexington at East Davidson

North Rowan at South Davidson

Salisbury at Thomasville

Yadkin Valley 1A-2A

Jay M. Robinson at North Stanly

Mount Pleasant at Gray Stone Day

South Stanly at Albemarle (boys)

Mecklenburg nonconference

1 of 1 Academy vs. Village Christian, at Hopewell

Ardrey Kell at Sun Valley

Asheville School at Charlotte Country Day

Bradford Prep at Jackson Day

Carmel Christian at Porter Ridge

Central Academy at Christ the King

Davidson Day at Community School of Davidson

Forsyth Country Day at Charlotte Christian

GRACE Christian at Providence Day

High Point Wesleyan at United Faith Christian

Independence at White Knoll (SC)

North Charlotte Homeschool at Chatham Homeschool (boys)

South Charlotte Thunder at Covenant Day

West Stanly at Charlotte Latin

Other nonconference

A.L. Brown at North Davidson

Ashe County at Avery County

Bunker Hill at West Iredell

Carolina Day at Hickory Christian

Carolina International at Weddington

Cherryville at West Lincoln

Chesterfield (SC) at Anson County

Christ Classical at Cabarrus Charter (girls)

East Burke at Draughn

Fred T. Foard at Hibriten

Greater Cabarrus Stallions at Forsyth Home Educators

Highland Tech at Polk County

Indian Land (SC) at Marvin Ridge

Lake Norman at Bessemer City

Leadership Academy at Langtree Charter (boys)

Legion Collegiate (SC) at Cuthbertson

Lincolnton at East Lincoln

Maiden at St. Stephens

Monroe at Piedmont

Mooresville at Statesville

Mountain Heritage at Watauga

Nation Ford (SC) at Marvin Ridge

Newton-Conover at Alexander Central

North Hills Christian at Sheets Memorial

North Iredell at South Iredell

North Lincoln at Lincoln Charter

Patton at Freedom

Pine Lake Prep at Bandys

R-S Central at McDowell

South Caldwell at West Caldwell

Thomas Jefferson Academy at C.D. Owen

University Christian at Caldwell Academy (girls)

She Got Game Classic (girls)

(Charlotte-area teams only)

(at St. James, VA., School / Court 3)

Cannon School vs. Crestwood Collegiate (ON), 7:20

(at St. James, VA., School / Court 1)

1 of 1 Academy vs. PHH Prep (AZ), 9

Battle in the Bluff (boys)

(Charlotte-area teams only)

(at McDonalds Arena, Memphis)

Combine Academy vs. Southern California Prep, 7:30

Southeast Invitational (boys)

(at Fayetteville Academy)

(Gym 1)

Lake Norman Christian vs. Northwood Temple, 4:30

NC GBB vs. TD Prep (GA), 6

Vertical Academy vs. Carolina Basketball Academy (GA), 7

Liberty Heights vs. Rock School (FL), 8:30

(Gym 2)

New Life Christian (SC) vs. Living Water Christian, 4:30

Elevation Prep vs. Trinity Christian, 6

Tourney Town Showcase (boys)

(at Smith High, Greensboro)

The Burlington School vs. Northwood Temple, 5

High Point Christian vs. Raleigh Christian, 6:30

Cannon School vs. Northwood, 8

Ben Smith vs. Atkins, 9:30

Saturday

Nonconference

Asheville School at Charlotte Christian (girls, 1 p.m.; boys, 3 p.m.)

Covenant Classical at Hickory Grove Christian (boys), 5:30

Independence at Dreher (SC) (boys), 2

Rabun Gap (GA) at Charlotte Country Day (girls, 2; boys, 3:30)

Weddington at Independence (girls), 1:30

Southeast Hoops Festival (boys)

(at West Charlotte High)

Harding vs. Metrolina Christian, 1

Corvian Community vs. Seaforth, 2:45

United Faith Christian vs. Jordan, 4:30

Olympic vs. Northside Christian, 6:15

West Charlotte vs. 1 of 1 Prep, 8

Tourney Town Showcase (boys)

(at Smith High, Greensboro)

East Forsyth vs. High Point Christian, 10:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor vs. Ragsdale, noon

Ben Smith vs. High Point Andrews, 1:30 (girls)

Ben Smith vs. High Point Andrews, 3

The Burlington School vs. Calvary Day, 4:30

Page vs. High Point Wesleyan, 6

Carmel Christian vs. Northwood, 7:30

Southern Guilford vs. Grimsley, 9

She Got Game Classic (girls)

(Charlotte-area teams only)

(at St. James, VA, School / Court 3)

Cannon School vs. Cardinal O’Hara (PA), 2

1 of 1 Academy vs. Crestwood Collegiate (ON), 7

(Court 5)

Northside Christian vs. Western Reserve Academy (OH), 7

Future Stars Classic (boys)

(at Virginia State Univ., Petersburg)

Myers Park vs. Hopewell (VA), 4:45

Battle in the Bluff (boys)

(Charlotte-area teams only)

(at McDonalds Arena, Memphis)

Combine Academy vs. Hillcrest Prep (AZ), 7:30

Southeast Invitational (boys)

(at Fayetteville Academy)

(Gym 1)

Northwood Temple vs. NC GBB, noon

Gaston Christian vs. Trinity Christian, 1:30

Elevation Prep vs. Fayetteville Academy, 3

TD Prep vs. Rock School (FL), 4:30

Chambers vs. Fayetteville Academy, 6

Lake Norman Christian vs. GRACE Christian, 7:30

(Gym 2)

New Life Christian (SC) vs. Bull City Prep, 1

Living Water Christian vs. 10F1 Prep, 2:30

Sunday

She Got Game Classic (girls)

(Charlotte-area teams only)

(at St. James, VA, School / Court 2)

1 of 1 Academy vs. Spire Academy (OH), 12:20

(at Sidwell Friends School, Washington / Court 1)

Northside Christian vs. Bishop Ireton (VA), 10:40 a.m.