Sunday, February 5, 2012

Players of the (last) week and the top games this week

Jaymee Fisher-Davis, Butler girls: Scored 19 points Thursday to lead her team to a 48-45 win, ending No. 2 Berry's 17-game win streak. Friday, Fisher-Davis had 21 in a win against Providence. Brandi Segars, Rocky River girls: 25 points, eight rebounds, three steals in 51-47 win Friday against rival Independence. She had a team-high 15 points Tuesday against East Mecklenburg. Robbie Sterling, East Gaston boys: 24 points, 17 rebounds in 79-72 win Friday against South Point, plus 13 points and 20 rebounds Tuesday against Garinger. Sterling is a 6-foot-8 senior. Jevon Patton, Highland Tech boys: 26 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds, five steals in 60-56 win Tuesday over No. 16 Lincolnton and 31 points, 10 assists, six steals in 59-52 win against Lake Norman Charter. Shannon Hines, R-S Central girls: Scored 21 in a 71-51 win Friday over Shelby that gave R-S Central (20-1, 11-0) its first conference championship since 1988. Hines has a school-record 2,001 career points. No. 12 Charlotte Christian at Charlotte Latin boys, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Knights beat Latin 84-67 last month at home. Another win likely will give Charlotte Christian (19-6, 5-0) the CISAA championship. The Hawks (14-8, 4-1) have won four of their past five games. Butler at No. 13 South Mecklenburg boys, Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: The Sabres can win a share of the Southwestern 4$ championship. South Meck (18-4, 10-2) has a one-game lead on Butler (13-9, 9-3) and Myers Park (14-8, 9-3). Mallard Creek at No. 4 West Charlotte boys, Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: The Lions (18-5, 10-2) can win the I-Meck 4A championship by beating Mallard Creek (15-5, 9-3). North Meck (18-4, 9-3) also is tied for second, but with two games to play, West Charlotte has beaten Mallard Creek once and North Meck twice. No. 7 Berry at No. 3 Harding boys, Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Only two teams in the ME-GA 7 3A/4A get two automatic 3A playoff berths. Berry (17-5, 6-4) and Harding (17-4, 6-4) are tied. Berry also will have a huge game Tuesday at home with No. 1 Olympic. The girls' game Friday also could decide the conference title. Berry (18-2, 10-0) has a one-game lead on Harding (16-2, 9-1). Carolina Day at No. 4 Providence Day girls, Friday, 6 p.m.: A rematch of perhaps the top private school teams in the state. Carolina Day, the N.C. Independent Schools 2A champ, beat Providence Day 62-52 at home last month. The Chargers are the reigning 3A state champs.

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