Monday, December 28, 2009

Bojangles' Shootout updates

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Hopewell boys 58, Charlotte Christian 55: Hopewell led by 18 with seven minutes to play but Christian put on a big rally to get back in it and had three shots to tie the game in the final seconds. None went in and Hopewell moved to today's semifinals against Ardrey Kell.

Harding 82, Concord Cannon 70: The Rams pressure defense caused problems all game for Cannon, which shot 37 percent and had 20 turnovers. Cannon's Keith Belfield (36 points, 9-of-18 FG, 5-for-10 3-pt FG) had a big game. He also had 8 rebounds. Senior Virginia Tech recruit Jarell Eddie had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Corey Raley-Ross had 29 points, 9 assists and two steals for the Rams, who will play Victory Christian in tonight's 8:30 semifinal at Bojangles' Coliseum.

Mallard Creek girls 64, Victory Christian 52: The Mavericks held Victory Christian to 15 points in the first half, built a double-digit lead and kept it most of the game. Mallard Creek star Somalia McKinney played only three minutes, recovering from injury, and scored one point. Umeka Benson had 12 points and 17 rebounds, including 10 offensive rebounds.

Alexis Hicks and Ayana Rashed had 12 points each for Victory (6-6).

Gastonia Forestview girls 74, West Charlotte 35: Forestview's Shannon Smith, a North Carolina signee, had 19 points on 9-for-12 shooting plus 9 steals and seven assists for the Jaguars, who reached the N.C. 3A championship game last year. Bre Armstrong had 16 and Kelsey Harris 12 for Forestview, which led 22-4 after the first quarter.

Sophomore Gabrielle McClain had 11 points and 8 rebounds for the Lions.

Victory Christian 73, Greenville (SC) Southside 51: Victory Christian jumped out to a 22-5 lead and never looked back. The Kings led by more than 20 points nearly the entire final three quarters, despite making 26 turnovers. Victory Christian had 14 blocks and got monster games from senior forward Karor Gumwell (13 points, 14 rebounds, 8 blocks, 2 steals) and Joshua Clyburn (18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks).

Ardrey Kell boys 59, Concord Robinson 41: Bad sign for Concord Robinson: the team shot 65 percent in the first half and outrebounded the Knights 16-9 -- and the team still trailed.

Robinson led 28-16 before Knights coach Mike Craft put on a press. Robinson never could figure it out, being outscored 15-1 to end the half. In the second half, Robinson only scored 12 points, including four in the fourth quarter.

The Knights (9-3) cruised behind Justin Cheek's 22 points on a day when starting forward Prince Shembo was playing in an all-star football game in South Carolina and starting center Cameron McQueen injured his ankle early in the first quarter and did not return.

Hopewell girls 45, Ardrey Kell 39 -- Hopewell jumped out to a 15-6 first quarter lead but had trouble scoring late before holding on to win a first round game. The Titans will play Gastonia Forestview or West Charlotte in tomorrow's 5:10 p.m. semifinals at the Bojangles' Coliseum.

Christelle Shembo had 8 points and 19 rebounds for Ardrey Kell, including 13 offensive rebounds. Erica Chandler had 13 points.

Hunter Meakin had 22 points for Hopewell, making 6-of-9 three-point shots.

Harding girls 60, West Meck 29: Harding jumped on West Meck with a 20-4 first quarter. West scored 17 in the second quarter but only 4, 3 and 5 in the other three quarters.

Jazmine Lewis led the Rams with 11 points. Harding will play Victory Christian or Mallard Creek in Tuesday's semifinals at Bojangles' Coliseum at 6:50 p.m.





Girls Results
Girls Results
Mallard Creek 64, Victory Christian 52
Victory 9 6 21 16 – 52
Mallard 8 17 18 21 – 64
VICTORY 52 – Ayana Rashed 12, Thomas 2, Alexis Hicks 12, Sales 1, Wood 1, Whitney 8, Chantalle Nicholson 16
MALLARD 64 – Phillips 7, Umeka Benson 12, Nicole Graham 14, Najmah Tillard 14, White 2, Stinson 2, Blackmon 7, Revels 2, Tarver 3, McKenney 1


Harding 60, West Meck 29
West Meck 4 17 3 5 – 29
Harding 20 165 13 11 – 60
WEST MECK 29
– Thompson 4, Brenly 9, Nixon 4, Mitchell 3, Springs 2, White 5, Horton 2
HARDING 60 – Harris 6, Morrow 4, Coe 7, Jazmine Lewis 11, Harris 4, Parker 6, Key 2, B. Lewis 5, Karyln 3, Gresham 3, Foggie 3, Parker 6

Hopewell 45, Ardrey Kell 39
Hopewell 15 9 10 11 – 45
Ardrey Kell 6 9 10 14 – 39
HOPEWELL 45 –
Boyd 7, Hunter Meakin 22, Summerville 2, Burks 4, Spaulding 4, Early 4, Wolfkill 2
ARDREY KELL 39 – Dykes 2, White 4, Shembo 8, Erica Chandler 13, Amanda Tyson 10, Perry 2.

Gastonia Forestview 74, West Charlotte 35
W. Charlotte 4 9 11 11 – 35
Forestview 22 18 20 14 – 74
WEST CHARLOTTE 35 –
Burton 2, Gardner 3, Williams 6, Gabrielle McClain 11, Garris 5, Dixon 3, Geid 2, Puryia 3
FORESTVIEW 74 – Shannon Smith 19, Bre Armstrong 16, Kelsey Harris 12, J. Smith 4, L. Smith 5, S. Harris 2, Schrader 8, Ellis 2, Gardin 2, Ivory 4.


Boys Results
Ardrey Kell 59, Concord Robinson 41
Robinson 16 13 8 4 – 41
Ardrey Kell 12 19 8 20 – 59
ROBINSON 41 –
Ross Gadd 14, Hampton 8, Koerner 8, Allen 6, Francis 3, Bostick 2
ARDREY KELL 59 – Cox 2, Justin Cheek 22, Drew Owens 12, McQueen 6, Shelton 5, Kisonas 2, Jefferson 2, Pickett 2, Elkin 6.

Victory Christian 73, Southside 51
Victory 22 20 12 19 – 73
Southside 5 13 19 14 – 51
VICTORY 73 –
Streater 2, Mitchell 4, Corley 8, Karor Gumwell 13, Bakheit 3, Valentino Thomas 14, Tillet 4, Simmons 7, Joshua Clyburn 18
SOUTHSIDE 51 – Lawrence 4, Braylon Lloyd 14, Jakoye Pinson 10, Bell 4, Irby 2, Hudgens 6, Morton 5, Richardson 3, Barksdale 3

Harding 82, Concord Cannon 70
Cannon 14 10 20 26 – 70
Harding 15 24 25 18 – 82
CANNON 70 –
Jason Eddie 11, Brown 2, Falcone 1, Keith Belfield 36, Jarell Eddie 12, Merrell 4, D. Belfield 4
HARDING 82 – Crooms 2, Corey Raley-Ross 29, Jenkins 2, Hairston 8, D. Jackson 15, Reddick 1, P Earle 15, C. Wright 10

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

were you watching the same game as I (Mallard Creek vs Victory) S.Mckinney did not play at all,in street clothes on the bench played know minutes and scored no points...what about Graham and Tillard performance 14 each..pay attention....Wow

Observer Sports said...

Sorry, was going off official score results which credited her with points and minutes.

Anonymous said...

Even after reviewing the official score you still said nothing about the highest scorers on the team. Give Mallard Creek the creit it deserves. You wrote more about West Charlotte than Mallard Creek.

Anonymous said...

How come nothing was mentioned about the Charlotte Christian comeback which was led by the gritty play of Reynolds Maharajh along with Anthony Gill?? Maharajh is a hardnosed player who stepped it up in the game and led to the close score!!!

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