Sunday, January 26, 2014

Prep basketball players and games of the week



    Players of the Week

    Sarah Billiard, Covenant Day girls : 18 points, 11 rebounds in Tuesday’s win over Gaston Christian; 28 points, 21 rebounds, six steals in Friday’s win over Metrolina Christian.

    Torin Dorn, Vance: 32 points, 11 rebounds in a win over Robinson on Friday; 24 points, five assists in a one-ponit loss to Sweet 16 No. 1 Hough on Tuesday.

    Connor Burchfield, Concord: 32 points in a win over East Rowan on Friday; 37 against North Rowan earlier in the week.

    Luke Maye, Hough: 30 points against Vance on Tuesday; 29 points, 18 rebounds, three assists in a win over Hopewell on Friday.

    Emry Tsitouris, Parkwood girls: 21 points, 17 rebounds against Monroe on Tuesday; 30 points, 14 rebounds in a 71-28 win over Mount Pleasant on Friday.

    Stephanie Watts, Weddington girls: 32 points, 16 rebounds, nine assists, nine steals in a win over Cuthbertson on Friday; 25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists in a win over Piedmont on Tuesday.

    This week’s top games

    West Charlotte (12-5, 6-2 MECKA 8) at North Mecklenburg (15-2, 6-2), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday:Hough (13-3, 7-0) owns wins over both of these teams, and the loser will have a hard time catching the Huskies for a league title. West Charlotte beat North Meck easily at home earlier this season. This is one of the county’s top rivalries and is the Mecklenburg County game of the week.

    Weddington (18-1, 5-0) at Sun Valley (9-9, 3-2 Southern Carolina), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday:Weddington struggled a little in a close win over Cuthbertson on Friday and travels to face a hot Sun Valley team. Sun Valley has won three in a row and 4-of-5 games after Friday’s 77-63 win over then second-place Anson Senior. Malcolm Cumberbatch led Sun Valley with 21 Friday.

    Ardrey Kell (14-4, 7-1) at Olympic (16-2, 6-2 SoMeck 8), 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: This is the third meeting this season between the teams, who have become hot rivals. Olympic is two games behind Berry (15-2, 8-0) in conference play and cannot afford another league loss. Ardrey Kell, which has already lost to Berry, can’t afford a loss and drop two games back either.

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