Scruitsky & McGinnis (UA)


2 Cardinals make All-YVC Boys team for 2023-24

Congratulations to Union Academy Cardinals junior Aidan Scruitsky and Miles McGinnis for being named to the 2023-24 All-Yadkin Valley team for the 2023-24 season. Scruitsky and McGinnis helped lead the Cardinals to a 7-19 record and 4-6 in the YVC. Congrats boys!

Thompson, Suttle & Boatright (UA)


3 Cardinals make All-YVC Girls team for 2023-24

Congratulations to Union Academy Cardinals sophomore wing Jaiden Thompson, junior guard Ranon Suttle & junior wing Paisley Boatright for being named to the 2023-24 All-Yadkin Valley team for the 2023-24 season. These three girls are all averaging double figures in scoring and helped the Cardinals to a #2 seed with a 19-4 record over all and 8-2 in the YVC. Congrats ladies!

Tyra Robinson (SV)


Sun Valley's Tyra Robinson joins a special Spartan group!

Congratulations Sun Valley’s Tyra Robinson, the newest member of the 1000-point club. Ms. Robinson joined the 1K point club after scoring 24 points in the 49-39 loss to Marvin Ridge. Robinson needed 16 points heading into the SCC tournament semi-final game with Marvin Ridge and joined the elite club on a layup in the 4th quarter. Tyra now has 1008 career points. and now is the 6th Spartan to join the elite club and joins former Spartan greats Amanda Cherry (1694 pts), Amanda Leigh (1547 pts), Stephanie Taylor (1186 pts), Karli Mason (1118 pts), Hannah Adamczyk (1056) in the Spartan 1000- point club. Congratulations, Tyra!!

Caroline Clark (W)


Weddington's Clark joins the Union Co. record book!

Weddington's outstanding freshman guard Caroline Clark joined the Union Co. record book after hitting 8 three-pointers in a tough 66-61 loss to Porter Ridge. Clark was 8-of-10 from 3 and led the Warriors with 27 points. The Union Co. record for made 3's in a game is 11 held by Weddington's Stephanie Watts who did it vs. Cuthbertson in the 2014-15 season. Congratulations Caroline!

Most 3's in a game

Ashanti Taylor (PR)


Porter Ridge's Taylor sets school record with 37 points in win!

Porter Ridge freshman Ashanti Taylor sets school record for points in a game with 37 in win over Weddington. Ashanti Taylor’s 37 points in the 66-61 win over Weddington broke the previous record of 32 points in game set by Brittney Mitchell and tied by Taylor back in November vs, North Mecklenburg. The Union Co. record for points in a game is held by Weddington's Stephanie Watts with 50 points set in 2012-13 season. The Pirates improve 16-5 overall and 4-1 in the SCC. Congratulations Ashanti!

Most points in a game

Miles Leaks (PM)


Piedmont's Miles Leaks joins 3 elite Panthers with 1K points!

Congratulations Piedmont’s junior guard Miles Leaks. the newest member of the 1000-point club. Miles joined the 1K point club after scoring 24 points in the 65-53 win over rival Monroe. Leaks needed 14 points heading into the game with the RedHawks and joined the elite club on a 3-pointer with 5:45 left in the 2nd quarter and now has 1010 career points.

Miles joins former Piedmont greats Hunter Tyson (2131 pts) Cameron Tripp (1443 pts) and Marcus Winnegan (1137 pts) in the 1000 point club. The Panthers improve to 11-8 overall but more importantly 7-1 in the Rocky River. Congratulations Miles!!

Sidney Blackwell (PR)


Porter Ridge's Blackwell joins the Pirate elite in BIG WIN!

Congratulations Porter Ridge junior guard Sidney Blackwell, the newest member of the 1000-point club. Sid “The Kid” joined the 1K point club after scoring 27 points in a 58-56 win over Marivn Ridge. Sidney needed 4 points heading into the Marvin Ridge game and joined the club on a 3-pointer with 4:20 left in the first quarter. Sidney now has 1023 career points.

Kelly Godbout (1610 pts), who played at Porter Ridge from 2007-2011 is the school’s all-time leading scorer. Sidney joins former Pirate greats Godbout, Jada Huntley (1350 pts), Jasmin Huntley (1078 pts), and Kristen Petrini (1069 pts) to score 1000 or more points in their Porter Ridge careers. The Pirates are 15-5 and 4-1 in the SCC tied for 1st place. Congratulations Sidney!!

Cam McKinney (PW)


Parkwood's McKinney enters history!

Congratulations Parkwood senior wing Cam Mckinney, the newest member of the 1000-point club. Cam joined the 1K point club after scoring 32 points in the 61-46 win over rival Forest Hills. Cam needed 19 points heading into the game with Forest Hills and now has 1013 career points.

Cam joins former Parkwood greats including Donavon Monroe (1820 pts), Patrick Lee (1550 pts) and Rashad McGee (1210 pts). The Wolf Pack improve to 12-6 overall but more importantly 7-0 in the Rocky River. Congratulations Cam!!

Leyah Melton (FH)


Forest Hills Leyah Melton 1 board away from history!

Forest Hills freshman guard Leyah Melton fell one rebound short of joining Weddington’s all-time great Stephanie Watts when she put up a near quadruple-double in the 66-47 win over Pageland Central. Melton put up 18 points, 11 assists, 11 steals and 9 rebounds in the game in the win. She was one rebound from becoming the 3rd girl’s player in North Carolina. Melton is averaging 20 points, 4.3 assists and 6.8 steals through 5 games this season.

According to the NCHSAA only two girls have recorded a quadruple-double in the state of North Carolina, with Ms. Watts being one of them. Watts recorded her quadruple-double in a 74-32 win over Cox Mill in 2012.The other is Amanda Sinclair of Red Springs in a game against South Robeson on December 8, 2006. Sinclair had 14 points, 12 rebounds, 11 steals, and 14 assists. The Yellow Jackets are 3-3 on the season.

Cinjun Bridges (MR)


Mav's Bridges lights it up in win over Rock Hill!

Marvin Ridge’s senior guard Cinjun Bridges caught fire from the outside and joined the Union Co. record book with 7 3’s made in a 79-55 win over Rock Hill. The Mavs school record is 9 made 3’s by John Emezie and the Union Co. record for 3’s made in a game is held by Weddington’s Grant Hamilton with 12. Congrats Cinjun!!!

Most made 3's in a game

Emily Polk (PM)


Piedmont's Polk joins Union Co. record book

Piedmont’s senior forward Emily Polk put up 22 points and 20 rebounds, but it was not enough as the Panther lost to East Mecklenburg 64-52. Polk, a 5’11 forward joined the Union Co. record book and sits tied with Jennifer Hailey (FH) & Kinya Adams (FH), Stephanie Taylor (SV), Zasha Barrett (M), Jordan Henry (MR), Emry Tsitouris (PW), and Kelly Godbout (PR) with 20 boards in a game. Polk now holds the Piedmont school unoffical record for rebounds in a game as well. The Union Co. for rebounds in a game is 30 held by Forest Hills Jennifer Hailey who did it twice in the 04-05 and 05-06 seasons.

Most rebounds in a game

Ella Chepul (MR)


Mavericks Chepul sets school record for 3's!

Marvin Ridge's Ella Chepul set the school record for 3-pointers made in a game with 7 in the 83-21 win over Catawba Ridge. Chepul broke the Marvin Ridge record of 6 set by Kyndall Shivers who hit 6 3's in a game vs. multiple teams in the 2020-21 & 2021-22 seasons. Chepul finished the game with 23 points. The Mavs as a team hit 18 3's to set another school record as well. Marvin Ridge improves to 2-0 and will host Stuart Cramer Friday Dec. 1st. Congrats Ella!

Jenny Briggs (MR)


Marvin Ridge's Briggs wants to be an Owl!

Marvin Ridge junior guard Jenny Briggs has decided to continue her education and basketball career at Bryn Mawr College. Briggs announced her decision via twitter, “I’m excited to announce my offer and commitment to play basketball and continue my academic career at Bryn Mawr College. Thank you so much Coach Coleman for believing in me and giving me this opportunity! “. The Bryn Mawr Owls, located in Mawr Pennsylvania are 2-4 on the season thus far. Briggs was part of the Mavericks 3-guard rotation as a sophomore and is pivotal guard for Coach Lenahan and 2-0 Mavericks this season. Congrats Jenny!!

Ashanti Taylor (PR)


Pirate freshman Taylor ties school record!

Porter Ridge's freshman wing Ashanti Taylor tied the school record with 32 points in a 85-77 overtime loss to N. Meck in the Thanksgiving tournament. Taylor played 40 minutes and tied the Pirate record set by Brittney Mitchell set in the 2008-09 season. Taylor finished the game with 32 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals. The Pirates were 1-1 in the holiday tournament defeating East Meck 66-22 in the 3rd place game. The Pirates return to action Nov. 28th at Lincoln Charter. Congrats Ashanti!

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