WAXHAW, NC – Weddington continues to dominate the standings as conference basketball rolls on. With a 16-0 record on the year, the Weddington men’s basketball team is in the sights of conference opponents as the team to beat. Porter Ridge follows in second place, undefeated in conference play as well. They are 11-4 on the year. Third place belongs to Sun Valley at 12-5 overall, with a 1-2 conference record. Here we’ll take a look at how your Tri-W teams are doing, and what’s to come in conference basketball, as the end of the season and the conference tournament approaches.
With a 76-72 win over the Cannon Cougars at the Phenom MLK Showcase, Weddington has advanced their record to 16-0. Senior guard Chase Lowe led the Warriors on offense with 20 points, shooting 50% from the floor. Lowe accumulated eight assists, five rebounds, and three blocks on the night.
Junior Evan Mortan made a major impact on the scoring front as well, racking up 18 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Senior Kyle Frazier had the most influence on the boards, with eight rebounds. Frazier earned two steals and two assists on the night. Weddington will continue their conference play against Porter Ridge and Marvin Ridge this week, on Tuesday and Friday.
Sun Valley’s win streak was broken this week in a 67-49 loss against the Piedmont Panthers. Despite a slim lead going into halftime, the Spartans were unable to maintain scoring momentum in the second half. Sophomore Tyree White led the Spartans with 21 points, three rebounds, and one assist. Spartan sophomore Cameron Cabble led on the boards with six total rebounds. The Spartans will continue conference play against Cuthbertson and Porter Ridge this week.
Parkwood holds second place, as the lone Tri-W team in the Rocky River 3A conference. Their latest game ended in a nail-biting 52-51 overtime loss to the Monroe Redhawks. Their previous game against West Stanly ended in an equally close 50-49 win. The Wolf Pack is 1-2 in conference play, with an overall record of 6-11. The Wolf Pack will pick up conference play against the Anson Bearcats and the Central Academy Cougars this week.
Cuthbertson is 9-6 on the year following an 82-53 loss against Weddington. The Cavaliers are 1-2 in conference play. The Cavaliers have accumulated 956 points on the year, allowing for 805 from opposing teams. They are aiming to end their recent losing streak in a home conference matchup against Sun Valley, followed by a home non-conference game against the Forestview Jaguars.
Marvin Ridge is on a four-loss streak after an 86-49 loss to the Porter Ridge Pirates. They are 4-12 on the year, and 0-3 in conference play. The Mavericks have allowed 891 points on the year, scoring 708 of their own. They are looking for a turn of luck this week as they prepare for a home conference matchup against the Piedmont Panthers. They will host the Weddington Warriors on Friday, traveling to Cuthbertson on Tuesday of next week.