Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A look at tonight's Meck County boys tournament semifinals

Tonight's Mecklenburg County boys semifinal matchups look pretty good on paper. A quick peek:

I-MECK 4A
(at Mallard Creek)
No. 2 West Charlotte (21-5) vs Vance (14-10), 6 p.m.:
The Cougars have played the Lions close this year and it's a matchup of two of the area's top guards -- Vance's Derick Brewer (click here for more on Brewer) and West Charlotte's Mike Brown (click here for more on Brown).
Mallard Creek (17-6) vs No. 7 North Mecklenburg (21-4), 7:30 p.m.: North beat Mallard Creek by 22 at home but lost to Mallard Creek by five. The Vikings need to beat Mallard Creek on the road tonight to advance to Friday's championship.

ME-GA 7 3A/4A
(all games at Berry Academy)
No. 3 Harding (20-4) vs. No. 15 Charlotte Catholic (20-5), 6 p.m.: Harding has won eight of nine games, but split two games with Catholic. Each team won at home. Catholic has won three of four.
No. 1 Olympic (24-0) vs. Berry (18-7), 7:30 p.m.: Olympic jumped to No. 25 in USA Today's national poll this week. Berry, for now, is out of the playoffs and must win the tournament to ensure a postseason bid in 3A.


SOUTHWESTERN 4A
(at Ardrey Kell)
Myers Park (16-9) vs. Butler (15-10), 6 p.m.: The teams split the regular season meetings, but Myers Park has lost two of its past four games. Butler has won three of four behind the Observer's Southwestern 4A player of the year pick, guard Zach Ferguson (click here to read more on Zach). Click here to see the Observer's picks.
No. 4 South Mecklenburg (21-4) vs. E. Mecklenburg (14-10), 7:30 p.m.: South has won eight straight games, including a 57-50 win on Senior Night at East Mecklenburg that the Eagles haven't forgotten about. East star guard Jerrin Morrison returned in that game after missing five games with a knee sprain. He should be close to 100 percent tonight.

See complete coverage from Tuesday's games. Click here


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/02/15/3013912/area-high-school-basketball-tournaments.html#storylink=cpy

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