Saturday, March 7, 2009

West Charlotte girls stop Butler move to 4A finals

Christal Caldwell scored 28 points and was named Western Regional MVP for the second straight year. West Charlotte stopped Butler 66-54 to become the first Mecklenburg County girls team to reach back to back N.c. 4A championship games.

The Lions (27-3) outscored Butler 24-14 in the fourth quarter to break open a close game that they led throughout. Butler had its 25-game win streak snapped and lost a bid to reach its first state final. Cierra Burdick had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs (30-1).

4A BOYS: Mount Tabor beat Hopewell 67-51 Saturday to advance to the first state final in school history. Tabor (30-1) will play Fayetteville Sanford Saturday in Chapel Hill for the state title.

Hopewell (29-1) lost a bid for Mecklenburg County's first unbeaten season since West Charlotte in 1986.

The Titans shot 26 percent for the game and star guards Brandyn Curry and Alex Godette were 3-for-18 combined. Tabor's Mike Grace, signed to Yale, scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half.

3A GIRLS: Forestview 66, Roberson 57:
Shannon Smith scores 19 of her game-high 28 points in the second half and dominates the game late as Forestview advances to next week's N.C. 3A championship where it will face Greensboro Dudley.

3A BOYS GASTONIA FORESTVIEW 70, CONCORD 68:
Gastonia Forestview's boys rallied from nine points down in the fourth quarter to beat Concord 70-68 in the N.C. 3A Western regional final Saturday at the Special Events Center.

Tournament MVP Jack Sumner scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, when he made four 3-point shots. Sumner hit two free throws with eight seconds left to win it. Concord had a chance to tie with two seconds remaining but the Spiders missed a layup attempt and lost a chance for a second N.C. 3A championship berth in three years.

DeJuan Means had 19 points and 7 rebounds for the Jaquars (25-6). Jacquise Moore had 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals for Concord and teammate Chance Rucker had 22 points and 7 rebounds.

2A BOYS SHELBY 53, EAST LINCOLN 45: Shelby eliminated East Lincoln from the playoffs for the second straight year, ended East's 23-game win streak. Shelby (28-2), which beat East Lincoln (27-5) in the regional semifinals last season, got 12 points from Nick Stamp and 10 from Eric Mayo. Keith Rendleman had 18 points and 6 rebounds for East Lincoln, which led 13-5 after the first quarter, but was outscored 28-16 in the next two.

1A BOYS, BISHOP-MCGUINNESS 73, CHERRYVILLE 72: McGuinness got a free throw in the final seconds to prevent Cherryville from making its first state final appearance since 1985.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any update on the score?

Anonymous said...

Go Mt. Tabor!! Winston Salem's in the house!

Anonymous said...

The loser of the WC/Butler game will have to hit the recruiting trail early.

Anonymous said...

I would love an update. Go lions!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know? It's been stuck on 3 minutes left for a while now.

Anonymous said...

56-54 is the final. WC and the refs won the game.

Anonymous said...

"56-54 is the final. WC and the refs won the game."

I take it you're a Butler fan. That's a really close score for refs to have had an influence.

Anonymous said...

GO WEST CHARLOTTE LIONS!!!!! AYOOOOO AITE!!!!!- Class of '06

Anonymous said...

Kind of justice for Butler to lose. Virtually all the stars on Butler's team came from other schools to play there. When that happened at Indy football freaked, but Butler gets a pass from the media. Tk can tell you at Indy that team chemistry is important, Butler obviously lost it with the addition of manufactured talent.

Anonymous said...

Great Job Lady Lions! The fan support was great on this past Saturday....however, it needs to be alot better this Saturday in Chapel Hill. We are playing Hillside, which is right around the corner from Chapel Hill...PLEASE LION FANS, SUPPORT THESE LADIES!!! Mr. Modest please allow for some student buses, the band and the kitchen sink...we need everyone!!

Anonymous said...

Why do I keep hearing that #23 for Butler was/is under investigation for her address!! We maybe that is why she played so terrible...I know West Meck is happy now...STAY AT YOUR SCHOOL AND WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS!!

Anonymous said...

Who is number 23?