Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the flooded out piedmont. The Sadster is once again here to release his latest Furious 5. We’re nearing the end of the regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff position. Last week saw a couple of ranking altering games as West Charlotte upset Vance and the Ragin Bulls of Hickory Ridge took out Myers Park. The Friday games were canceled and played on Monday so The Great One will factor those games in this week’s rankings. To the 5!!!!!

1. NORTH MECK – the Norsemen edged out a good Hough team and waded across a rising Creek squad.

2. OLYMPIC – the Trojans locked up the SOMECK 4A regular-season title by holding serve against nemesis Ardrey Kell. Looking to a regular season and tournament sweep. 

3. HICKORY RIDGE – the Ragin Bulls pulled the broom out on Myers Park and got revenge on Butler. Can win the SW 4A top seed by sweeping their games this coming week. 

4. MYERS PARK – the Stangs wanted the Bulls but got the horns as they fell to Hickory Ridge, can take at least the 2nd seed in the SW 4A with a senior night win over rival Independence.

5. INDEPENDENCE – swept nemesis Butler… and the Patriots can still win a share of the SW 4A regular-season title with a win over Myers Park on Friday. 

Don’t Sleep On:  Harding, Vance, Ardrey Kell, Hough

There you have it folks! Check back next Sunday for the final regular-season F5. Meanwhile, get out to these showdowns that loom this week!