Monday, March 23, 2009

W. Charlotte's Burton is all-star MVP

West Charlotte's Nikki Burton, who helped the Lions win their first N.C. 4A girls state basketball championship this season, was named MVP of the Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic in Myrtle Beach Saturday.

The game, billed as a Shrine Bowl basketball game of sorts, pits some of the top seniors from North and South Carolina against each other. The N.C. girls won 111-77. The N.C. boys also won 106-82.

Burton, signed to Louisville, finished with 16 points and six rebounds. Durham Hillside's Asia Williams, signed to Wake Forest, had a team-high 19 points. Spartanburg Dorman's  Ashlen Dewart was the S.C. MVP (17 points, 14 rebounds).

Morganton Freedom's Ali Ford had seven assists for the N.C. girls.

In the boys game, Raleigh Athens Drive's Josh Davis had 15 points, on 5-for-5 shooting, and had 10 rebounds to earn team MVP. Southside's Robbie Dreher, who has signed with Winthrop, was the S.C. MVP (23 pints). Hopewell's Brandyn Curry, signed to Harvard, had 12 points. North Meck's Andre Marhold, signed to Duquesne, had six points for the N.C. team and West Rowan's K.J. Sherrill, signed to Charlotte, had 7 points.


Anonymous said...

Langston, I heard that before segregation West Charlotte Senior High School won the State Championship. I don't know, but a former WC Girls Basketball player from back in the day has said this is not their first "ever". Just an FYI ...

Anonymous said...

Did she give dates?? I'm familiar with the Men winning championships prior to 1970......but not the women. That must have been before "recorded" time.....LOL (j/k)

Anonymous said...

I think that the NCHSAA doesn't recognize championships that they didn't sanction, especially before schools were integrated in the 60's. It's just like West Charlotte won a state championship in 1955, but it isn't recognized by NCHSAA.