West Charlotte senior guard J.T. Terrell scored a season-high 44 points and had 11 rebounds in the Lions 90-81 win over Mallard Creek in the first round of the I-MECK conference tournament at Vance Tuesday.
Terrell has signed with Wake Forest.
Playing in front of scout.com national recruiting analyst Dave Telep, Terrell put on a scoring show as the Lions (15-9) led by double digits for much of the game.
Mallard Creek got close by making some 3-point shots late.
West Charlotte plays I-MECK regular-season champion Hopewell Thursday at 7:30 at Lake Norman. Hopewell beat West Charlotte twice earlier this season.
"You have to play who you're matched up against," Lions coach Baronton Terry said. "To get out of here you have to beat somebody, there's no way around it. Either now, or in the playoffs, you'll see these teams."
MEGA 7 BOYS: West Meck 85, Garinger 79 OT; Harding 49, East Gaston 45; Waddell 71, Charlotte Catholic 58
MEGA 7 GIRLS: Harding 72, Waddell 34; Olympic 70, Garinger 52; East Gaston 64, West Meck 56
SW4A BOYS: Butler 57, Myers Park 51; East Meck 55, Indy 47; Providence 58, South Meck 52
IMECK BOYS: West Charlotte 90, Mallard Creek 81; Vance 58, North Meck 48; Lake Norman d. Mooresville, score NA