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Phenom Lakesgiving brought two powerhouses in Carmel Christian and Central Cabarrus together in an intense matchup. Kameron Taylor and Carmel Christian came out punching, but Central Cabarrus showed why they are one of the top teams in the country! Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube...

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Lake Norman battles past Caldwell Academy at Phenom Lakesgiving

Phenom Hoops was in the Mooresville area over the Thanksgiving holiday for the #PhenomLakesgiving, bringing some tremendous talent to the court. It included one enticing matchup between Lake Norman and Caldwell Academy, featuring several impressive players in the Class of 2025 including Trent Steinour, Jaylen Cross, and Tre McKinnon. Check out all the highlights and make sure to...

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Day 2 Phenom Lakesgiving Scores and Stats

Game 1: South Meck 79 – Pine Lake Prep 73 SM: Peter Moye 30pts, 5rebs, 3asts/ Anderson Skelton 14pts, 3rebs/ Ben Houpt 12pstPine: Ethan Morgan 18pts, 3rebs, 3asts/ Wes Statzer 13pts, 5rebs/ Lucas Strickfaden 14pts, 4asts Game 2: Hough 42 – Hickory Ridge 73 Hough: Josh Slusher 10pts, 4rebs/ Henry Moore 7pts, 2rebs/ Cole Skovira 6ptsHR: Caden Haywood 13pts, 5rebs/ Travien Williams...

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Day 1 Phenom Lakesgiving Scores and Stats

Game 1: Hickory Ridge 53 – United Faith 36 (Girls) HR: Sheree Gidney 20pts, 12rebs/ Amaya Leathers 9pts, 5rebs/ Makala Gidney 8pts, 7rebsUFCA: Devin Long 13pts, 5rebs, 3asts/ Jada Richardson 4pts, 12rebs, 4stls/ Karson Young 9pts, 10rebs Game 2: NW Cabarrus 56 – Lincoln Charter 55 NW: Jordan Gonder 18pts, 7rebs, 2asts, 3stls/ Landon Rowe 13pts, 2rebs/ Justin Gonder 7pts,...

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Phenom Schedule Announcement: Lakesgiving (Nov. 24-25)

We head into the Thanksgiving weekend with Phenom Hoops, and there will be two events you will not want to miss' the only problem is that you will have to choose one to attend.  One will be the 2nd Annual Lakesgiving at Lake Norman High School on November 24-25. This event will be sponsored by Bayou, Mi Amiche, and Ivester Jackson as we bring you yet another loaded event for high school...

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The 2nd Annual Lakesgiving should be one to remember

The events continue to roll out, as we will be back in the Lake Norman area once again around Thanksgiving. Last year's Lakesgiving was certainly a great event, and we are looking to match that and surpass that this year with the teams we have coming in.  Make sure you don't fill up your schedule too much and join us over the Thanksgiving weekend, as we bring you the teams that will be in...

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Learning New Names from Phenom Lakesgiving

2023 Elijah Ford (Central Cabarrus): A new name on Central Cabarrus, Ford really stepped up and made big-time shots for his team on Day 2. He should fit in nicely with this team, as he was able to be a big perimeter threat hitting multiple threes.' With how the team shares the ball, Ford will have his opportunities to shine and will be a big part of the team’s success this year along with...

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Stockrisers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Part 2)

The first-ever Phenom Lakesgiving was a huge success, as teams came out and really showcased their talent, and several players should see their stock rise after their performances at the event. Here are four players that college coaches should take a look at more with what they have shown early on. 2025 Tre McKinnon (Lake Norman): It may be the start of things turning for the 6'5 sophomore, as...

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Stockrisers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Part 1)

The first-ever Phenom Lakesgiving was a huge success, as teams came out and really showcased their talent, and several players should see their stock rise after their performances at the event. Here are four players that college coaches should take a look at more with what they have shown early on. 2024 Desmond Kent (Central Cabarrus): It was a nice showing from the 6'5 junior, as Kent seems to...

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Phenom Lakesgiving: Central Cabarrus handles business vs. Lake Norman

The final game was upon us at the Phenom Lakesgiving, as Lake Norman and Central Cabarrus went to battle to end a great overall event.  Both teams looked to get up and down, as it looked like it was going to be an offensive show early on. Lake Norman was able to make some plays early on and find success scoring the ball, but they still had to handle the pressure from Central Cabarrus. ...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Day 2, Part 2)

2023 Rashad McCormick (Hough): McCormick is a player that has been going under the radar here in North Carolina but his stock should start rising even more with college programs. The 6'6 prospect continues to show that he can be a force around the basket with his athleticism and length, but he also shows that he be a mismatch with his ability to step out.' McCormick did a great job in finishing...

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Phenom Lakesgiving: Winston Salem Christian National secures win vs. Providence Day

Next up on the schedule, we had to teams that were ranked high in the rankings this week and should be two of the stronger teams in the state. Providence Day and Winston Salem Christian National squared off, with talent to be found everywhere you look. But early on, it was Winston Salem Christian National that looked to make a statement, and that they did. Coming out red hot offensively and...

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Phenom Lakesgiving: Strong second half propels Hough over Metrolina Christian

We were heading into the afternoon session with Game 3 tipping off between an intriguing Hough team, taking on Metrolina Christian who was coming off a Day 1 victory.' Two evenly matched teams got underway and were trading baskets for much of the first quarter and into the second.' Both teams were looking to figure out each other's defense and find openings, as Hough held the narrow lead at...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Day 2, Part 1)

2024 Molly Burns (Ardrey Kell): Burns was a player I was interested in seeing again, knowing her impact on the floor. After a tough Day 1, she bounced back in a big way and showed why she can be a HUGE threat with her shot-making ability. If the opponent left her alone, she made them pay. Whether it was in catch-and-shoot situations or off the bounce, she has a ton of confidence in her jumper...

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Phenom Lakesgiving: WS Christian Regional earns hard-fought win. vs Covenant Day

Game 3 got the boy’s side going on Day 2 of the Phenom Lakesgiving, with Winston Salem Regional and Covenant Day went to battle.' Covenant Day was looking to bounce back from Day 1 and they came out strong, knocking down shots from outside and being more active on both sides.' It helped them gain the early edge to start the game but Winston Salam Regional started to get things going, which...

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Lady Phenom Standouts: Phenom Lakesgiving (Day 2)

2024 Molly Burns (Ardrey Kell): Burns was back in action and she was really showing why she is one of the leaders for this team. She did a terrific job in creating off the dribble and making plays; she is quite shifty with the ball in her hands. But she is at her best when she is showing her extreme confidence in knocking down shots from outside, being a big threat from three. 2023 Sarah Evans...

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Phenom Lakesgiving: Ardrey Kell bounces back on Day 2 vs. Hickory Ridge

Day 2 got underway at the Phenom Lakesgiving, with Ardrey Kell (Girls) back in action and going up against Hickory Ridge to start the day.' Ardrey Kell was looking for a bounce-back game and they found success early on behind the play of Sarah Evans and company, helping to jump out to an early first quarter lead and building upon that until halftime, 26-14.' Hickory Ridge continued to battle...

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Phenom Lakesgiving: Rocky River wins OT thriller vs. Lake Norman

Final game of the night, the host school Lake Norman welcomed in Rocky River in what should be a very good battle between two underrated programs. We got the ball rolling as both teams got it going offensively. Rocky River was able to find success with their guard play knocking down shots from deep but also getting inside the defense to score as well. Lake Norman’s guards led the way for...

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