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SCHSA AA Upstate Semis: Christ Church vs. Landrum

BY: Shammond Williams Christ Church 74. Landrum. 47 Landrum High School Mason Raines (2022): a combo guard that shoots the three well. Attacked the basket aggressively, using deception to score at the basket. Penetrated the lane many times against the bigs of Christ Church, and created easy shots and scores for teammates. Finished with 23 points. Isaiah Washington (2022): a 6’0 aggressive guard,...

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Previewing the NCISAA State Championships (3A): Gaston Christian v. Asheville Christian

Although last season’s 3A state champion, Concord Academy (formerly Concord Fist Assembly) was arguably the best team across private school basketball, this year’s field was wide-open. On one hand, Gaston Christian has been battle-tested and fought against some of the best competition throughout their season. Will Kelly has largely carried their offensive attack, showing the ability to score the...

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Previewing the NCISAA State Championships (2A): The Burlington School v. Northwood Temple

Without even saying anything, there is plenty of intrigue surrounding the rematch between The Burlington School and Northwood Temple for the 2A championship. These two teams met last year in the NCISAA 1A state title. After moving up classifications, they meet again. Only 23-years old, Ryan Bernardi is in his third full season as a head coach and second at The Burlington School. His success has...

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Westover v. Northern Guilford

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Northern Guilford in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the Nighthawks prepared to host the Wolverines of Westover High School in a second-round matchup in the NCHSAA 3A playoffs. Last year (prior to everything shutting down), Westover actually made it to the title game and were forced to be named co-champions. They lost numerous seniors, including Traymond...

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South Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Quarterfinals

On Thursday night, South Mecklenburg traveled to Hough in a NCHSAA 4A Sweet 16 matchup. South Mecklenburg entered the game with a 5-2 record, while Hough came in with a 7-2 record. Both teams have built a reputation for executing on the offensive end and playing great team basketball, so we knew it was going to be a great game to watch.

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Game Report: Fuquay Varina vs. Millbrook

The second round of the 4A NCHSAA tournament featured two teams from the Raleigh area going at it for a chance to make it to the elite eight. Millbrook, a perennial powerhouse was playing in their 14th straight second-round tournament game, and Fuquay Varina was in the tournament for the first time since 1996.

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Phenom Game Report: Weddington vs. Central Cabarrus

The playoffs continued on Thursday night throughout North Carolina, as we checked in at Weddington as they welcomed in a tough Central Cabarrus. However, Central Cabarrus had their work cut out for them, as they had a big task in taking down one of the favorites on their home floor.

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Northwood Temple Knocks Off Westminster Catawba to Advance to the NCISAA 2A State Championship

The NCISAA 2A division was arguably the deepest division in the state this year. On Wednesday night, Northwood Temple hosted Westminster Catawba in the semifinals. Northwood Temple (26-7) entered the game on a 15-game win streak. Westminster Catawba entered the game with a 14-2 record. Both teams have played at a high level consistently all year. The first quarter started with Northwood...

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Previewing the NCISAA State Championships (1A): United Faith v. Victory Christian

It should be pretty apparent, but the 1A matchup of United Faith versus Victory Christian is going to be an absolute bloodbath. Not only are these two squads clearly atop their classification, but there is certainly no love lost on the actual court. Despite playing a brutal schedule, United Faith has been a well-oiled machine, only suffering three losses (each to quality opponents), and stood...

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The Burlington School v. Wayne Country Day

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Burlington, North Carolina, as the Spartans of The Burlington School prepared to host Wayne Country Day School in the 2A NCISAA semi-final. Between their undeniable talent and overall success, the Chargers entered this contest with a ton of momentum. On the other side, The Burlington School has played one of the toughest schedules in North Carolina and...

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Game Report: Farmville Central vs. Hertford County

Phenom game report: Farmville Central vs. Hertford County By Johnathan Kirkland The NCHSAA high school basketball tournament kicked off on Tuesday night, and the 2A reigning state champions Farmville Central were in action against Hertford County. Farmville is the nine seed in the east bracket and Hertford County is the eight seed. Both teams entered Tuesday night with perfect regular season...

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Phenom Game Report: Westminster Catawba vs. Northside Christian

Playoff basketball, there is nothing like it in North Carolina. This was a battle to go to the Final Four, as Westminster Catawba and Northside Christian had a ton of storylines coming into this one.  Two very well-coached teams went at it to start in the first quarter, and both offenses seemed to make plays. Northside found success from the perimeter while Westminster attacked and got to the...

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Insider Exposure Nationals: WV Elite vs. Elevation Prep

Phenom Hoops went out to the Mooresville area to check in on the Insider Exposure Nationals, which was a terrific event that brought a ton of talent. We first want to thank Insider Exposure for allowing us to come out.  The first game we wanted to check out was WV Elite vs. Elevation Prep, as it had a ton of talent that you could be seeing play at the next level. WV Elite brings you a ton...

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Phenom Game Report: Mountain Island vs. Pine Lake Prep

Phenom Hoops tuned in Saturday afternoon as Mountain Island and Pine Lake Prep battled it out on the court.  A very intriguing battle between these two winning programs this year, it looked to be a close battle and it certainly was. The game started out slow, as Pine Lake Prep was able to get out to a 12-6 as JT Harper and Cole Callaway led the charge early for Pine Lake.  Mountain...

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Game Recap: Oak Hill Academy wins over Bull City National

Oak Hill Academy 90 Bull City National 67 Phenom Hoops traveled to Mouth of Wilson, Virginia for a Saturday afternoon contest between Bull City National and Oak Hill Academy. Playing in its first home game in over three months, Oak Hill was eager to play on the court named after their Hall of Fame coach, Steve Smith. It’s always tough to beat Oak Hill at Turner Gymnasium. Matter of fact,...

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Wayne Country Day Advances to the NCISAA 2A Semifinals with Win Over Trinity Academy

In a Saturday afternoon matchup, Phenom Hoops traveled to Raleigh to see Trinity Academy (11-1) host Wayne Country Day (22-2) for the NCISAA 2A State Quarterfinals. The winner would advance to the state semifinals. We were in for a treat. Both teams came into the matchup averaging 79 points per game, so it was expected to be a high scoring back and forth game. For the first quarter and a half,...

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Phenom Game Report: Asheville Christian vs. Concord Academy

The playoffs continued on Friday night, as Asheville Christian and De’Ante Green looked to make a splash on the road at top-seeded Concord Academy.  And they came out strong early on, building an early 11-0 lead behind the play of Green, who was a force all around the court early on.  Concord struggled against the zone defense at times, with the clock moving fast in the first half but they got...

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North Mecklenburg vs Vance

Only eight miles separates North Mecklenburg and Vance. On Thursday night, Vance made the trip to North Mecklenburg. It was North Mecklenburg’s Senior Night, and they were ready to honor those seniors from the opening possession. Davidson commit, Chris Ford, set the tone early, scoring seven points in the first quarter. He knocked down the midrange jumper, and later converted on the...

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Bishop McGuinness v. Mt. Airy

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Bishop McGuinness High School, as the Villains prepared to conclude their regular season against Mt. Airy in a rivalry matchup. Given the Covid situation, spectators have been limited all season. However, all the spectating parents who were guaranteed tickets actually gave up their seats in favor of a student section for the first time this year. The...

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Game Recap: Apex Friendship vs. Holly Spring

Game Recap: Apex Friendship vs. Holly Springs By Johnathan Kirkland Noland’s 37 points leads Apex Friendship past Holly Spring to remain undefeated Phenom Hoops traveled to Holly Springs on Tuesday night to watch the undefeated Apex Friendship Patriots take on the Holly Springs Golden Hawks. Apex Friendship came into the game looking for a regular season conference championship in the South Wake...

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Phenom Game Report: EE Smith vs. Westover

We tuned in on Tuesday for an early showdown between EE Smith and Westover.  Westover was looking to continue their winning ways while EE Smith was looking to notch their second win on the season.  Westover came out strong early in the first quarter, helping secure a 16-8 lead after the first quarter.  Their defense, especially their zone, created some havoc for EE Smith early but...

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Uwharrie Charter vs Chatham Charter

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Siler City to see Chatham Charter (11-0) take on Uwharrie Charter (7-2) in an NCHSAA 1A matchup. Chatham Charter struck first as Adam Harvey drove and finished with the floater. Sophomore Aamir Mapp also had a productive quarter for Chatham Charter. But Uwharrie Charter’s Cam Fordham and Ashton Troutman had strong first quarters to help take the...

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Game Recap: North Iredell vs. East Rowan

North Iredell Takes Down East Rowan on Senior Night  Phenom Hoops travels to Iredell County to watch the Friday showdown between North Iredell and East Rowan. North Iredell came into the contest with a 9-1 overall record and an 8-1 record in the North Piedmont 3A Conference. A win over East Rowan would keep them tied for first place with West Rowan. North Iredell isn’t the most athletic...

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Phenom Game Report: IMG vs. The Rock

Phenom Hoops tuned in on Saturday to watch on of the top teams in the country in action going up against a rising programs with a lot of intriguing talent. IMG Academy hit the road to The Rock.  IMG came out strong to build an early double-digit lead against The Rock but both teams played well.  It took some time for The Rock to get going but did start to find some success from the...

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