Saturday, December 12, 2009

Are Waddell's boys the hottest team around?

The hottest team in the area is Waddell's boys. The team is 6-0 after a 105-69 win over Garinger.

Tony Minton and Jarvis Haywood had 23 points each in the win. Robby Williams had 17 and Zach Jones 15. That's balanced scoring -- and Waddell started the game with a 31-point first quarter.

I've seen some teams this season not score 31 points in a game.

-- C.J. Gridine's 26 points helped No. 11 Concord (3-3) beat No. 14 Salisbury (2-3) 97-89 Friday. A lot of folks wrote to question having a 2-3 team in the Sweet 16 Friday. This was why. Concord's played a wicked schedule. Salisbury suffered its first loss since adding its football players.

-- Cherryville's Terry Whisnant and Thomas Bess had 54 points as the Ironmen, a 1A team ranked No. 10 in the Sweet 16, blasted 2A East Lincoln, ranked No. 6. The Ironmen's 71-58 win, for me, was the biggest surprise of the night. Not that they won, but the way they did it. A 15-8 second quarter run busted the game open.

-- North Stanly's girls got a tough fight from Monroe (3-2) Friday night but outscored the Redhawks 23-13 in the third quarter, led by 19 points from Holli Chandler, to win 72-58. North Stanly, No. 6 in the Sweet 16, is 7-0.

-- In one of the night's biggest girls games, No. 13 Charlotte Catholic (5-1, 1-0) stopped Olympic 45-40 behind 19 points from Ali Lane. The Trojans, who got 12 points from Alexius Hampton, were off to one of the school's best-ever starts. Olympic dropped to 5-2, 0-1 in the ME-GA 7.

-- Providence Day's Connor Sullivan looks like a player. He poured in 29 in a loss to Durham Mount Zion.

BY THE NUMBERS
19-2:
Score Mallard Creek's girls outscored Mooresville in first quarter of 61-36 win Friday. The Mavericks, No. 10 in the Sweet 16, are 5-0.

61-54: Score that No. 4 Salisbury girls stopped No. 5 Concord girls by Friday.

9-2: Score that Salisbury's girls outscored Concord in overtime.

24: Points for Charlotte Christian's junior center Anthony Gill in a 75-71 win over Fayetteville Trinity Christian. Gill has committed to South Carolina. Trinity's Demontrae Harris, a 6-10 South Carolina recruit, had 12 points. His team upset United Faith last week, the defending N.C. Independent Schools 1A champ. United Faith stopped Charlotte Christian Tuesday night behind 16 points from reigning Observer player of the year Ian Miller.

35: Points for Metrolina Christian's Darrell Height in 65-62 win over Countrywide Montessori.

30: Points for Northside Christian's Travis Liner in 84-60 win over High Point Christian Friday.

48: Points for Hopewell's boys, No. 1 in the Sweet 16, in the second half of Friday's win over No. 4 West Charlotte. DeMon Brooks and Jordan Downing combined for 55 points for the Titans. Hopewell held Lions star J.T. Terrell to 15 points, less than half his average.

193: wins for Cherryville's boys in nine years. Coach Scott Harrill is averaging 21 wins in his 9-year career.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog about Waddell. Actually Waddell is 7-0, beating Mallard Creek, Cox Mill, Kennedy Charter, South Meck, Berry, Providence, & Garinger. For the first 3 games and against Garinger, the starting center Jervon Pressley didn't even play. There is a lot of depth on this team, many are underclassman.