Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Live from Tuesday's Hardwood Classic at Bojangle's Coliseum

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Tuesday's Boys Scores: 
Kennedy Charter 97, Queens Grant 63; Northside 64, Forestview 44; Mooresville vs. Ardrey Kell, 6:50 p.m.; First Assembly vs. Davidson Day, 8:30 p.m.
Boys Semifinal Pairings Wednesday: Kennedy Charter vs. Northside, 6:50 p.m.; Mooresville/Ardrey Kell vs. First Assembly/Davidson Day, 8:30 pm.
Boys Consolation Pairings Wednesday: Queens Grant vs. Forestview, 10:40 a.m.; Mooresville/Ardrey Kell vs. First Assembly/Davidson Day, 1:50 p.m.

Tuesday's Girls Scores: Hickory Ridge 55, Queens Grant 39; Berry 44, Anson 42; Forestview 43, Hough 41; Ardrey Kell 63, Covenant Day 30.
Girls Semifinal Pairings Wednesday: Hickory Ridge vs. Berry, 3:30 p.m.; Forestview vs. Ardrey, 5:10 p.m.
Girls Consolation Pairings Wednesday: Queens Grant vs. Anson County, 9 a.m.; Hough vs. Covenant Day, 12:10 p.m.

Kennedy Charter 97, Queens Grant 63: Unbeaten Kennedy Charter started slow against Queens Grant, slowed down by the Queens Grant zone defense, but the Eagles pulled away behind 17 points each from Donte' Clark, J.J. Douglas and Shaquille Cherry.

Queens Grant got 18 points each from Kriston Beasley and Trey Brown.

Northside Christian 64, Forestview 44: Northside gave up 22 points in the second quarter and led only by 3 in the first half as Forestview rallied from a 15-point early deficit, but in the second half, Northside's defense caused Forestview all kinds of problems. The Jaguars scored only 15 points and shot 32 percent.

Northside got 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists from Lawrence Cooks and 16 points, 4 steals and 3 assists from Davon Bell. Forestview's Sean Spencer had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.

Hickory Ridge 55, Queens Grant 39:
Hickory Ridge's defense held Queens Grant to single digit scoring in three of four quarters in a relatively easy win. Hickory Ridge led 33-13 at halftime and was led by 24 points and 8 rebounds from Kiana Davis and 19 points and 11 rebounds from Jordan Strode.

Queens Grant got 13 points and four rebounds from Crystal Siamos.

Berry 44, Anson Senior 42: Berry rallied to gain a late edge, helped along with a technical foul on Anson for calling a timeout when the Bearcats had none. Still Anson had a chance to tie the game with 0.04 seconds left, but Bearcats guard Jillian Murray missed her first free throw. She missed the second intentionally but Berry got the rebound.

Berry got 17 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds from guard Essence Baucom, plus 12 points and 11 rebounds from Jessica Marcus. Anson's Murray had 15 points, 9 steals and 5 rebounds.

Gastonia Forestview 43, Hough 41: Forestview's Bre Armstrong hit a driving layup with less than five seconds left to lift her team to the win. Hough had a chance to tie but turned it over on its final possession. Armstrong finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. Julia Brown led Hough with 18 points and 18 rebounds.

Ardrey Kell 63, Covenant Day 30: Ardrey Kell held Covenant Day to 23 percent shooting in an easy first round win. Wake Forest recruit Christelle Shembo had 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 steals.


Anonymous said...

Seems worth a mention that scoreboard operator seems to be making at least one mistake every game resulting in multiple-minute delays.. In Berry-Anson game, long delay in 1st half resulted in 2 points taken away from Anson. In same game, scoreboard operator charged a timeout taken by Anson to Berry, which is why Anson called a timeout they did not have at end -- scoreboard showed Anson had a TO left. Resulting technical free throws ultimately decided the game... tough way to lose a really close-fought game. In Northside, 2nd half another long delay for no apparent reason...

Anonymous said...


Read your article over the weekend about the Shrine bowl coming back to charlotte and you have no idea what you are talking about. If it comes back to Charlotte it only makes sennse to put it back at Memorial Stadium, that is the best place to play. The stadium is back open and has the roots of the game.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about Kennedy and Northside. Real basketball is being played at the Holiday Invitational Tournament in Raleigh.

Anonymous said...

Northside and other private schools are what is wrong with high school basketball. They recruit and their coaches tell parents how they can do so much more for them than their actually high school coaches. Parents are now shopping their kids to whoever best sells what they can do for their kid. Instead of showing some character they leave a school at the first sign of unhappiness. For some of these kids Northside is the 3rd or 4th high school they have played for.

Anonymous said...

I agree about the private schools being bad for high school athletics. The only reason privates schedule public school teams is so they can scout their best talent and then try to get them. Colleges will find players no matter what high school they play for. If you can play the colleges will find you.

Anonymous said...

Without private schools basketball Langston would have nothing to write about.

Anonymous said...

Some privates offer a far superior college prep corriculum. These kids benefit from the increased academic attention that will help ensure they can succeed on a college level academicially.

Also, I find that private programs often have far superior training and development programs especially in the offseason. I think the private/public decision is a personal one and each parent must decide what is best for the kids. You only get one shot at raising them.

Anonymous said...

curriculum - of course

Anonymous said...

Private school all the way!!!! I would never recommend CMS to anyone. Kids come out of the privates college ready not eog ready!

Anonymous said...

I think the ones complaining about the private schools have the kids that aren't good enough to get in them!

Anonymous said...

And Langston, get your player stats right! You should know this stuff....b/c your credibility comes into question.

Anonymous said...

L-Dub, how would Olympic and WC compare with Northside and Kennedy Charter?

Anonymous said...

if private schools were so superior at getting them ready, then why aren't there more players starting in private school and then going to college. The reason there is a ban in CMS is because of developing their own talent, Privates steal public school players. Look at Northside, United Faith, Kennedy Charter...etc rosters and you will find out that the majority of the "players" are from public school. Public school coaches develop them and the privates prepare them their senior year...I mean their 2nd senior year! LOL...what a joke!

Anonymous said...

Kids don't go to private schools to gain scholarships. They get those by playing AAU ball in the summer. High school ball gets looks but its the travel teams that draw the attention from college scouts.

With that being said, private schools provide a more college type atmosphere and and focus on raising the student's grades so they can actually be offered the schollys. They are also privately FUNDED (big word here) and can hire excellent coaches and afford to play other teams that are similar to them.

I hate the fact that they take away from the public schools but if my child was a basketball star, yet struggled in school, I would send him to one in a heartbeat. Find the championship site for the private schools and make the trip to the games. It is worth your while

DDD said...

PLEASE CMS, wake up! A Charter School coach is the Director of an AAU program and a majority of his players now "TRANSFERRED" from other schools! WOW

C. BAX said...

I totally agree. How can kids that played together on the AAU circuit all decide that they wanted to take their talents to Kennedy Charter. Wow!!! How can they pull this off. What happened to the days when a star player put a school on their shoulders and carried them as far as he could. Now everybody wants to team up at the same school. Thanks LeBron!!!