Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday's basketball highlights

Anthony Gill scored 27 points to help host Charlotte Christian beat Raleigh Ravenscroft 66-64 in overtime in a nonconference boys’ basketball game Friday.
The Knights (15-3), No. 3 in the Observer Sweet 16, also had 14 points from Trent Walker. Christian has won six straight games. Ravenscroft (13-4) erased a six-point deficit after three quarters to force overtime, but had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Girls’ Basketball

Gastonia Forestview, No. 9 in the Sweet 16, crushed visiting Kings Mountain 69-26 to improve to 13-2. Shannon Smith and Kelsey Harris scored 20 points apiece for the Jaguars, and Bre Armstrong added 15 points. Britnee Roberts scored 11 for Kings Mountain, which trailed 41-16 at halftime.

R-S Central routed Morganton Patton 102-49 by scoring 31 points in the first and fourth quarters. Shannon Hines scored a game-high 24, and Melissa McLaughlin added 18 for the Hilltoppers (10-5).

Freshman Gigi Bailey scored 24 points to help host Charlotte Christian, No. 15 in the Sweet 16, Raleigh Ravenscroft 65-51. Crystal Barnett added 16 points and Mariah Myzek had 13 for the Knights (11-2).

Myers Park beat Mallard Creek 62-57 in overtime behind Carly Hammack (18 points), Tiffani Stephens (16) and freshman India Timpton (11). The Mustangs, on a nine-game winning streak, had a 26-14 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter and overtime.

East Lincoln’s Lindsey Wright, a Wake Forest signee, pumped in 32 points but it wasn’t enough in a 60-59 loss at North Lincoln.

Paige Whitaker scored 30 in Concord First Assembly’s 57-37 road victory against Metrolina Christian.

Boys’ Basketball

Priest Holmes’ jumper at the buzzer gave Gastonia Forestview a 57-56 victory against Kings Mountain in Big South 3A. The Mountaineers (5-8, 3-3) had taken a 56-55 lead on Cedric Thompson’s rebound basket with 6.7 seconds left. He had a game-high 23 points.

Ardrey Kell rallied to beat Providence 56-50 in a Southwestern 4A match of teams tied for No. 16 in the Sweet 16. Justin Cheek scored 20 for Ardrey Kell, and Cameron McQueen had 17. Providence’s Terrance Hampton scored a game-high 22.

Michael Estes’ 31 points led four Bessemer City double-figure scorers in a 90-35 romp against host Hickory Challenger.

L.C. Cooks pumped in 31 points to help Central Cabarrus beat Mount Pleasant in South Piedmont 3A.

East Lincoln’s 43-34 victory against North Lincoln was its ninth straight win against the Knights. Sophomore Patrick Rendleman scored 14 to lead East Lincoln (12-4, 4-2 in Southern Piedmont 1A/2A).

Concord First Assembly edged Metrolina Christian 79-77 to improve to 10-1. Kyle Grigsby’s 19 points led four double-figure scorers for First Assembly. Chad Frazier scored 26 for Metrolina.

- Cliff Mehrtens