Athlete of the Week

Alex Denny

Hough High basketball


Denny, a sophomore guard, sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat West Charlotte 45-43 in a road game Jan. 10. She hadn’t attempted any 3-pointers in the previous four games, but sank her lone attempt to help the Huskies extend their winning streak to five games.


Locker Room Chat

Get to know Alex .….


Favorite school subject?

“English, because my teacher (Ms. Edwards) is awesome.”


Favorite late night snack?

“Goldfish. I keep putting some in a cup, but people say I should just eat them out of a big plastic bag.”


Two famous people you’d invite to dinner?

“Alex Morgan (U.S. women’s soccer team), because she’s my idol, and Steve Carell (actor), because he’s very funny.”


Games to Watch

Basketball (girls, 6 p.m.; boys, 7:30)

• Jan. 17, Hopewell at Vance

• Jan. 17, North Mecklenburg at Hough

• Jan. 21, Mallard Creek at North Mecklenburg

• Jan. 21, Kannapolis Brown at Hopewell



• Jan. 16, Metrolina Christian at SouthLake Christian, 6:30 p.m.

• Jan. 17, North Mecklenburg at Mallard Creek, 6:30 p.m. 

• Jan. 21, Hopewell at West Charlotte, 6:30 p.m.