Wednesday, February 17, 2010

East Meck stops Ardrey Kell, forces championship rematch with Butler

East Meck's girls, No. 1 in the Observer's Sweet 16, are fighting through some injury issues right now, and coach Brady Monismith is telling his team to just have fun this week during the conference tournament.

The Eagles beat Ardrey Kell 53-35 Wednesday with star Monet Tellier moving from forward to point guard and one of their leading scorers, Aliyah Kilpatrick, sitting on the bench. Kilpatrick has a stress fracture in her leg and won't be back until the playoffs.

That means she'll miss Friday's Southwestern 4A tournament championship showdown with Butler, No. 2 in the Sweet 16. Tip-off is Friday at 6 p.m. at Providence High.

Butler beat Myers Park 73-30 Wednesday and looked good with new point guard Lea Saunders leading the team to 73 percent shooting.

I-MECK: Lake Norman 50, Mallard Creek 33
Southwestern 4A: Butler 73, Myers Park 30; East Meck 53, Ardrey Kell 35
MEGA: Harding 57, Olympic 45;