Posted On: 02/22/18 6:36 AM
The second round of the NCHSAA playoffs are here and we are taking a look at some of the top games in the 3-A and 4-A divisions.
Mt. Tabor HS vs Freedom HS
This is one of the best match-ups of the playoffs up until now. The guard play in this game is going to be top-notch with Mt. Tabor’s Isaiah Wilkins and Quest Alridge going up against the guards of Freedom in Fletcher Abee and Jakari Dula. All four of these guards can fill up the score sheet at any given time and can rattle off some long distance shots in a hurry. This should be a high scoring game and will be a barnburner.
AC Reynolds vs South Iredell HS
No player in Western North Carolina other than Ren Dyer at North Buncombe has put his team on his shoulders as much as 2018 point guard Isaiah Pruett of Reynolds HS. The 5-foot-9 floor general has been unbelievable this postseason and has single-handedly led Reynolds to a 21-4 record and has been doing so while averaging close to 30 points per game. In the first round game against Ashbrook HS, Pruett went for 31 points including the game winning free-throws to seal the game. Division II colleges looking for a true floor general who does whatever it takes to get his team the win, look no further than Pruett.
Kings Mountain vs Concord HS
Head Coach Greyson Pierce has a loaded roster this season including Appalachian State signee Adrian Delph, a strong, scoring guard. 2019 guard Zeke Littlejohn, Eli Paysour and bother Kobe Paysour have been key to the Mustangs winning total this season. Kings Mountain has the athletic ability and the scoring and Concord has a little more of the size, with Jordan Stowe at the point guard spot, Jalen O’Neal at the 4 and Deshawn Sampson at the 5 spot.
West Charlotte vs Independence HS
This game could end up being a really good one. If 2019 guard Patrick Williams plays to his potential, he is as good as anyone in the state and has the size to really take over a game. He is a legit 6-foot-7 point guard that can handle the ball and get the ball in the basket. His counterpart, Cartier Jernigan is a 6-foot scoring machine and is the second option. If they can both get hot it might end up being a good game. Independence is led by 2018 guard Jamarius Burton, a strong, tough guard that also can put the ball in the basket. Also for Independence is Aud’ra McKee, another skilled guard that has been having a very good season.