With just over two weeks left in the regular season, Tri-W schools are attempting to secure their postseason positions through heated conference matchups that gain more significance with each passing week. The tightly contested Southern Carolina Conference has inspired competition at a high level, across multiple sports, as the regular season comes to a close. Here is a look at how Tri-W schools are performing in their SCC matchups.
At 18-7 overall the Parkwood wrestling team has put forth several contenders with hopes of postseason appearances. Several top wrestlers at Parkwood have more than 20 wins on the year including Caleb Simpson in the 138-pound weight class, Amir Joseph at 195, Cody Hardy at 220, and Daniel Morrison in the heavyweight division. The team will face Piedmont and Charlotte Catholic in a tri-meet on Thursday.
Women’s basketball at Cuthbertson is 17-2 on the year. The Cavaliers are tied for first place in the SCC with Charlotte Catholic. Both teams are 8-1 in conference play after Cuthbertson fell to the Cougars 51-46 on Friday. The loss to the Cougars followed one of Cuthbertson’s most decisive wins of the year, a 71-18 victory over Sun Valley on Tuesday. The Cavaliers will play at home against Piedmont on Friday.
Marvin Ridge men’s basketball has improved their record to 6-12 on the year after earning two conference wins this week. Traveling to Monroe on Tuesday, the Mavericks mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Redhawks 57-53. The Mavericks followed up on Tuesday’s success with a 75-54 win over Piedmont. Marvin Ridge will host Parkwood on Friday for a conference matchup.
A 59-18 win over the Monroe Redhawks moves the women’s basketball team at Weddington to 14-4 on the season, and 6-3 in conference play. They have improved to third place in the SCC following three consecutive conference wins. The Warriors’ three-win streak began with a 42-23 victory over Piedmont at home, and a 61-41 win at Parkwood. Weddington will travel to Charlotte Catholic on Friday for a conference matchup.
After winning eight of their last 10 games, the Sun Valley Men’s basketball team has moved to third place in the SCC. The Spartans traveled to Cuthbertson on Tuesday and earned a 61-56 victory over the Cavaliers. They followed up with a 65-45 win at home over Parkwood. The Spartans are scheduled to host the 14-3 Charlotte Catholic Cougars on Friday.