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Phenom Game Report: Goldsboro at Princeton

A very intriguing game out east, as Goldsboro hit the road to take on Princeton. Both teams have a combined record of 35-3, as this looked to be a heated battle and a big win for either team.  Both teams got going, but Goldsboro faced some early foul trouble, as Princeton was able to get out to a 14-12 first-quarter lead.  At the start of the second quarter though, Goldsboro started to get...

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Phenom Game Report: Notre Dame vs. Sierra Canyon (CA)

Two of the top teams in California matched up on Friday night, as Sierra Canyon certainly brought a ton of talent to the court even without Bronny James not on the floor while Notre Dame gave us another view of our guy Caleb Foster. Both teams came out strong, with Notre Dame finding early success from behind the arc with multiple threes in the first quarter.  It is what helped them to gain a...

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Phenom Game Report: Polk County vs. RS Central

Phenom Hoops was able to check out RS Central as they traveled to Polk County, giving us a chance to view some intriguing talent.  Wanting to view more of 2025 Zymicah Wilkins, he certainly didn’t disappoint. It was a tight game for much of the first half, as Wilkins quickly went to work and made some strong plays, to lead his team.  Wilkins finished with 16 points in the first half, showing his...

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Game Report: North Lincoln vs Hickory

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Lincolnton to watch North Lincoln (13-4) take on the top team in the conference, Hickory (17-1). Both teams came out ready to play as North Lincoln’s Ty Sanders, Connor Carson and Ben Cipriano led the charge in the first half. But Hickory’s sophomore guard Jamien Little was outstanding, scoring the ball from multiple levels. In addition,...

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Phenom Game Report: Pinecrest at Richmond

Final: Richmond 82 – Pinecrest 55 Pinecrest: 7 – 10 – 16 – 22 : 55Richmond: 17 – 21 – 28 – 16 : 82 Phenom Hoops was on deck for what looked like an intriguing matchup between Pinecrest and Richmond, getting a chance to watch 2024 Paul McNeil and company in action going up against a scrappy Pinecrest team.  McNeil came out strong early in the first half, imposing his will against Pinecrest...

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Phenom Game Report: EE Smith vs. Westover

Phenom Hoops went back to review the tape, as EE Smith and Westover battled it out on Wednesday night, bringing two strong teams together with very intriguing talent.  Both teams got off to a slow start and traded baskets, eventually being tied up at 10 after the first quarter.  Second quarter though, Westover struggled with turnovers and knocking down shots, while EE Smith was able to...

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Piedmont Classical vs. Winston-Salem Christian Regional

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Piedmont Classical in Browns Summit, North Carolina, as the Bobcats were set to host Winston-Salem Christian Regional. Both teams entered this contest having played challenging schedules over the last few months, which only added to the excitement and anticipation of their ensuing battle. Piedmont Classical is a tough, rugged team led by a senior-laden...

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Battle of the Lake

The Battle of the Lake is one of the best kept secrets in the state. Once a sleepy little mill town, the city of Mooresville has grown in part due to the growth of  Lake Norman. Mooresville, a city school vs. Lake Norman has become a rivalry and the capacity crowd on Tuesday night showcased the interest the game has to the student bodies of each perspective school. In the girls game,...

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Phenom Game Report: IMG Academy vs. AZ Compass

Last game of the night for us, IMG and AZ Compass squared off which brought even more talent to the floor.  By the end of the first quarter, both teams were all squared up at 14, as IMG shot the ball well and was able to score inside the arc while AZ Compass found ways to score but didn’t find as much success from outside.  IMG’s defense was strong early on, as AZ Compass shot around 43 percent...

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Phenom Game Report: Columbus vs. Sierra Canyon

Next up on the day, Sierra Canyon and Columbus had the facility absolutely packed and loaded with elite talent, as fans got their money’s worth with this matchup.  It was a good showing early on for both teams, as Columbus was able to earn the early edge 14-9 behind ’25 Cameron Boozer.  ’23 Bronny James got things going with two early threes to help Sierra Canyon.  In the second quarter,...

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Phenom Game Report: Camden vs. Bishop Gorman

The stars were out on Monday, as we started the day with two national powerhouses in Bishop Gorman taking on Camden.  Camden came out extremely strong behind Kentucky commit big man 2023 Aaron Bradshaw, who was carving out space and finishing at the rim extremely well.  His play allowed Camden to jump out to a 21-5 first-quarter lead, and they didn’t slow down there.  Bishop Gorman continued to...

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CCSMLK23 Game Report: Myers Park vs. Carmel Christian

The final game of the night and coming in, it was looking like the game of the year between two of the top teams in the state.  Myers Park hit the road to travel just a few miles down to take on Carmel Christian in its home gym, and to say hat this place was packed may be an understatement.  Carmel Christian got things going behind ’24 Jaeden Mustaf and ’23 Khamani Wertz, but Myers...

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CCSMLK23 Game Report: Greensboro Day vs. Chambers

oro With an absolutely packed house already, Greensboro Day headed down I-85 to take on Chambers in what looked to be an absolute show.  Both teams started to look strong early and wanting to play their game, as GDS hit a few early shots but then Chambers started to get going.  Chambers was able to get a late bucket to go up two points at the end of the first quarter.  In the second quarter, it...

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CCSMLK23 Game Report: East Meck vs. Cannon

We continued the evening, as Cannon and East Meck were up next.  Cannon was able to come out strong behind its three leaders on the court, helping jump out to a 17-9 first-quarter lead.  They were able to only build upon that lead before halftime, as ’24 Sean Birmingham led the charge with 10 points, while Isaiah Henry and Austin Swartz combined for 15 points.  ’23 Jordon Nevill was showing why...

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CCSMLK23 Game Report: Indian Land vs. Concord Academy

Third game on the day, we had two very good teams coming together between Concord Academy and Indian Land.  Concord was able to come out strong but Indian Land was able to punch right back, as the guard play was strong for both and ’23 Petar Asceric was able to do some work early on for Concord.  Both teams made some strong plays early on, helping their teams to tie it up at 18 after...

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CCSMLK23 Game Report: Asheville vs. Rocky River

Second game of the afternoon, as Asheville School and Rocky River hit the road to Matthews to square off against each other. Asheville started out strong to jump out to an early double-digit lead, being up 15-5 after the first quarter.  But Rocky River started to pick up its energy on both ends and playing with a bit more pace, as they were able to chip into the lead before halftime,...

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CCSMLK23 Game Report: Butler vs. Covenant Day

We got the event underway with an enticing matchup between Butler and Covenant Day.  Butler came out strong with its outside shooting, as 2024 Tyler Showalter was firing from behind the arc.  It is what helped Butler get out to a quick double-digit lead, but Covenant Day was able to settle down and cut into the lead before the end of the first quarter, as Butler led 19-12. The lead was able to...

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Phenom Game Report: East Lincoln vs. North Iredell

East Lincoln Mustangs 60, North Iredell Red Raiders 55 East Lincoln 12  20  17  11 — 60North Iredell 20  10    8  17 — 55   East Lincoln 60 — Tyler Mizzell 7, Keandre Walker 6, Carson Engstrand 4, Palmer Crichton 16, Houston Hartsell 16, Davis Hill 3, Nathan Kuthan 0,  Jackson Fannon 6, Mason Simmons 2 North Iredell 55 — Cade Kidd 12, Cole Saunders 8, Avery...

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Phenom Game Report: Page vs. Grimsley

Phenom tuned in to what was a big game in the Greensboro area between two rivals, as Grimsley traveled to Page for a showdown.  Both teams started to get into their rhythm, but it was Grimsley that was able to deliver the first punch, as the three-ball started to fall early. It is what helped them get out to a 21-12 first-quarter lead.   Page though started to chip away at that lead, really...

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Phenom Game Report: Trinity Academy vs. St. David’s

Phenom was on deck to check in at Trinity Academy, as they took on St. David’s.  Trinity Academy was able to come out strong early on to jump out to an early double-digit lead by the end of the first quarter, leading 22-9.  The Tigers didn’t let up from there, getting out in transition and using their size to their advantage.  It is what helped them gain an impressive 37-16...

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Perry (AZ) looks strong vs. Corona Del Sol; ’25 Koa Peat and ’23 Cody Williams lead the way

Final: Perry 74 – Corona Del Sol 31 Standouts and Thoughts: 2025 Koa Peat (Perry): One of my first viewings of Peat and came away impressed with what I saw with the sophomore forward. The 6’8 prospect is regarded as one of the top players in the country, and you can see why. Peat certainly grabs your attention with his physical frame and strength, but also is very fluid and skilled at his size. ...

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Olympic Remains Undefeated

Olympic Remains Undefeated Second year head coach, Jeff Bishop, and Olympic is one of the biggest surprise stories in the South Meck 4A conference this season. Last year, Olympic finished with a 2-8 conference record, 11-12 overall. After a convincing home win over traditional 4A power Ardrey Kell, Olympic moves to 16-0 and 5-0 in conference play. Now, they travel to Myers Park on Friday for...

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Phenom Game Report: Asheville School vs. Christ School

Two heavyweights battled it out at Christ School, as Asheville School hit the road and packed the house as they went up against one of the top teams in Christ School.  Both teams that look to contend for a championship went at it and traded baskets early on.  Christ School was with Emmanuel Richards and Asheville School was able to take advantage with their inside-out game. Asheville...

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Phenom Game Report: Hopewell at North Meck

Phenom Hoops was on deck for an intriguing matchup between North Meck and Hopewell. The Vikings have been tough all season long and they hoped to continue that success being back at home, while Hopewell was hoping to make a statement. In the beginning, it was Christian Foy who was dominating on the floor for North Meck, scoring all over the court and going for 11 points in the first quarter...

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Lady Phenom Game Report: NC GBB vs. Cannon

Phenom Hoops was sitting baseline for a great day of basketball at the Queen City Classic, which brought several teams to Northside Christian to square off. Second game of the day brought two very talented teams to the floor with NC GBB and Cannon going at it. NC GBB was able to take the early narrow lead at the end of the first quarter, leading 12-10.  But Cannon started to get it going...

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Lady Phenom Game Report: Northside Christian vs. West Charlotte

Phenom Hoops was sitting baseline for a great day of basketball at the Queen City Classic, which brought several teams to Northside Christian to square off.  First game of the night was Northside Christian welcoming in West Charlotte on the girl’s side.  Both teams started out a little slow, but Northside Christian was able to take the early advantage after the first quarter with their...

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NIBC: La Porte Invitational 2023 (Thursday)

Wasatch 51 – La Lumiere 54 Though La Lumiere was a bit short-handed coming into the game, they competed and played extremely well, giving themselves a chance at the end.  It was all about the 3-pt shooting for La Lumiere, as 13 of their 17 made field goals come from behind the arc.  It was a tight battle throughout and tough sledding when it came to both offenses at times, but this...

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Lady Phenom Game Report: Roanoke Rapids at Rocky Mount

Lady Phenom Hoops was on the road and looking to check out some talent around the state of North Carolina. On Tuesday night, we checked in at Rocky Mount, as they welcomed in Roanoke Rapids.  Rocky Mount has been off to a strong start, but this was our first glimpse of what this team had to offer. They quickly came out and impressed, jumping out to an impressive 24-4 first-quarter lead...

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