Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the foggy and soggy Piedmont!  The Great One hopes everyone had a good holiday season but for now it’s back to the hoops grind.  There were a couple of games that had a direct bearing on the rankings as Weddington bested Lake Norman at the buzzer, 72-71 and South Meck nipped Mooresville in OT, 90-89.  The Sadster also factored in a couple of bad losses by F5 teams into the equation as well.  There’s a big week ahead as North Meck hosts Vance…er…uh Chambers and goes calling on cross town rival Hopewell.  The Pony Express and the Lakers have road trips this week.  South Meck is recovering from a 2OT loss at Richmond County but must avoid a hangover for their big one at conference rival Ardrey Kell on Tuesday.  With no further ado, to the 5!!!!!

1. NORTH MECK – HAD A GOOD SHOWING AT THE CITY OF PALMS, HOSTS CHAMBERS FOR A TEA PARTY ON TUESDAY PLUS VISITS HOPEWELL THURSDAY.

2. MYERS PARK – THE STANGS HAVE A BREATHER WITH OLYMPIC TUESDAY BUT BEGIN A BRUTAL 7-GAME ROAD TRIP ON FRIDAY. 

3. WEDDINGTON – EDGED THE LAKERS ON A BUZZER-BEATER IN THE PHENOM HOLIDAY TOURNEY, NOW FOCUSES ON CONFERENCE PLAY. 

4. LAKE NORMAN – SEE WEDDINGTON, ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK WITH A BIG ONE AT HICKORY RIDGE ON FRIDAY.

5. SOUTH MECK – THE SABRES DROPPED THEIR FIRST ONE AT STATE RUNNER-UP RICHMOND CO. IN 2 OTS, AND HAVE BIG ONE AT THE KASTLE ON TUESDAY.

Don’t Sleep On: Chambers, Independence, Hickory Ridge, Hopewell, Catholic

There you have it folks!  

Check back here on Phenom Hoops next Sunday for the weekly recap and latest Furious 5 rankings. Stay tuned!!!!!

SAD SAM – HS HOOPS GENIUS