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Grace Christian (Sanford) makes it a 3-peat

There was no doubt about it, Grace Christian (Sanford) had proven to be one of the best teams not only in the state but should be put up there nationally as one of the best teams in the country. And they showed that over the weekend on their way to another state title.  Led by the No. 1 player in the country, 2024 Sarah Strong, Grace Christian was able to cruise to yet another title 82-33,...

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Could this be the start of something special at Cresset Christian?

We kicked off the championship weekend with a thriller between two terrific teams, as Northside Christian and Cresset Christian battled it out with Cresset coming home with a championship.  Ultimately winning 48-45, this is a highly intriguing team to keep an eye on and this could just be the start of something special. Already a special season walking away with a title, this is such a...

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NCISAA State Championship Previews: What to Watch (Girls)

1A Division Cresset Christian vs. Northside Christian Academy What to Watch: Cresset Christian:When you talk about this team, you have to have your eyes on the two freshmen who have played extremely well this season. Kyndoll English and Trinity Jefferson have both been averaging 19ppg this season, but this is such a unique team with so many freshmen playing at a high level. Will they be able to...

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Lady Phenom Spotlight: 2025 Kyra McAlarnis

By: Kevin Moses Kyra McAlarnis Twitter: @mcalarniskyraHeight: 5’10 , 145 School: Perry County Central High School, KY McAlarnis is a fierce triple-threat scoring option. Strong handles and is crafty getting downhill. An imposing force that can play through contact and physical play. With unlimited range, Kyra can bring the rain from the parking lot. Can get in the seams and punish the...

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Lady Phenom: The Grind Session (Winston-Salem) (Day 1)

2026 5’5 Emma Slack (Dream City Christian): Slack came out strong and ultimately led the team in scoring on Day 1. She quickly showed her ability to be a knock-down shooter with strong range. Slack was able to get to her spots and shot the ball with a ton of confidence from behind the arc or with her mid-range game.  She ultimately led the way with 20 points, hurting her opponents mostly with...

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NCISAA 3A (Girls) Division Bracket Breakdown

Top 4 Seeds (Double Bye)#1 Grace Christian#2 Greensboro Day#3 High Point Christian#4 Concord Academy Next 4 Seeds#5 John Paul II#6 Asheville School#7 St. David’s#8 Forsyth Country Day Top Seed There is no surprise in finding Grace Christian back on top, as they are led by one of the most dominating and the top player in the country 2024 Sarah Strong. She is averaging 21ppg, 17rpg, 4.7apg,...

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NCISAA 2A (Girls) Division Bracket Breakdown

Top 8 Seeds:#1 The O’Neal School#2 Rocky Mount Academy#3 Wayne Country Day#4 Caldwell Academy#5 Wayne Christian School#6 Trinity Christian#7 Trinity Academy#8 Westminster Catawba Top Seed The overall top seed went to The O’Neal School, which was no surprise here this year. They have been dominant throughout the season, giving up only 24.5ppg to opponents and only have one loss on the season...

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NCISAA 4A (Girls) Division Bracket Breakdown

Top 4 Seeds (Double Bye)#1 Cannon#2 Providence Day#3 Rabun Gap#4 Wesleyan Christian Next 4 Seed (One-Game Bye)#5 Charlotte Country Day#6 Charlotte Latin#7 Ravenscroft#8 North Raleigh Christian Top Seed Cannon went undefeated in conference play and had a tough non-conference schedule that really tested them outside the state of North Carolina at times. This is a balanced team that has a ton of...

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NCISAA 1A (Girls) Division Bracket Breakdown

Top 4 Seeds (Double Bye)#1 Victory Christian#2 Northside Christian#3 Ridgecroft School#4 United Faith Christian Next 4 Seed (One-Game Bye)#5 Cresset Christian#6 Crossroads Christian#7 Lawrence Academy#8 Pungo Christian Top Seed The top seed overall went to Victory Christian, a school that has been here before and is hoping this year they can get back to the championship game. There is no doubt...

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2027 Ashanti Taylor (Porter Ridge) will be a name you hear a lot more about

Player: Ashanti TaylorClass: 2027School: Porter Ridge Stats: 18.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.5apg, 4.3spg at Porter Ridge Highlighting several young players here in North Carolina, there was one player that we watched this year who we were blown away by, and that was 2027 Ashanti Taylor at Porter Ridge High School. When you watch Taylor in action, she plays with a veteran, experienced feel for the game which...

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Lady Phenom Spotlight: 2027 5’9 Leena McField

Player: Leena McFieldClass: 2027Height: 5’9School: Northern Guilford Stats: 21.4ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.9apg, 2.8apg at Northern Guilford The Class of 2027 here in North Carolina is shaping up to be a strong one, and one freshman who should start garnering a lot more attention here in the state is Northern Guilford’s freshman Leena McField.  She is tearing it up on the court this season, showing her...

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2027 Khalia Hartwell (Westside) continuing to flourish; earns big SEC offer

Lady Phenom is looking around the region and looking to spotlight players, and a young freshman that we have talked about before is continuing to elevate and develop her game, and college programs are looking to come quickly. 2027 Khalia Hartwell was one that we saw early in seventh grade, and it was easy to see with her size and ability, she had a chance to be a big name in the Class of 2027....

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Lady Phenom Spotlight: 2029 Alexa Crosby

Per: Kevin Moses Alexa CrosbyTwitter: @AlexaCrosby29 Height: 5’6Location: EO Coffman, TN Crosby is a dynamic young athlete whose stock continues to rise. Alexa is the perfect point guard who understands how to effectively facilitate and fuel the offense. With an incredible IQ and court vision, she creates great opportunities for her teammates. Always head up and eyes on the lookout for...

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2027 JaNyia Cunningham continuing to catch the eyes from more programs; adds first ACC offer

2027 Ja’Nyia Cunningham is only a freshman, but she is proving that she is going to be a prospect worth watching and monitoring.  Though it is early in the season, one can see that she brings a ton of production to the table, averaging 16.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game, really blossoming down in the paint. Right now, she holds offers from Queens, South Carolina State, and...

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Gate City Holiday Showcase: Players to Watch

Boys: 2024 Caden Bell (NC GBB): Bell has been putting on a show in helping lead the charge for this team, and he will once again look to prove that he is an unsigned senior guard that warrants attention. Strong, physical creator that can score in a variety of ways and levels. Has had multiple big performances this season. 2024 Kaleb Spencer (First Flight): A forward that many may not know about,...

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POB Standouts: Day 1 Standouts from Phenom Holiday Classic

2027 Lenise Joseph (North Meck): There is so much to like about this young freshman, as she makes an immediate impact on both ends of the court.  Offensively, she is a force down in the paint, but displays tremendous feel and touch in the paint but can also step out. But I think the most impressive thing about her game is her impact defensively and her ability to block/alter shots. ...

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Day 1 Scores and Stats: Phenom Holiday Classic

Game 1 North Meck 52 – Hickory Ridge 44Girls Stats: NM: Boston Bates 14pts, 5rebs/ Lenise Joseph 10pts, 9rebs, 7blks/ Sahley Reid 8pts, 6rebsHR: Amya Leathers 13pts, 3rebs, 3asts/ Sheree Gidney 12pts, 4rebs/ MaKaela Gidney 10pst, 7stls Game 2 Winston-Salem Christian 75 – Charlotte Christian 55 Stats: WS: Jordan Lowery 14pts, 5asts/ Isaiah Washington 12pts/ Lewis Walker 10pts,...

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2027 Ja’Nyia Cunningham (South Pointe) is just starting her story

Player: Ja?Nyia CunninghamClass: 2027School: South Pointe Lady Phenom continues to highlight players around the region, and one young prospect down in South Carolina captured our eyes recently with her play.  2027 Ja?Nyia Cunningham is only a freshman but she is clearly proving that she is going to be a prospect worth watching and monitoring.  Though it is early in the season, one can...

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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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