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Vikings dominate Spartans with 35-0 shutout

North Meck improved to 3-1 with a dominating 35-0 non-conference win over Community School of Davidson on Sept. 11. The Vikings led 21-0 at the half after quarterback Kendall Coles connected with De’Montrez Burroughs and Nyree Hardy and Eriq Boyd returned an interception for a touchdown. North Meck’s sophomore running back Emmanuel Wilson ran for 226 yards in the win and Coles went 9 of 17 for 134 yards and threw for the two scores. The Spartans had trouble moving the ball at all and were overmatched on the defensive side of the ball. Joey Bernardini had averaged more than 200 rushing yards through the first three games, but led the way with 98 yards on 21 carries. The Vikings (3-1) host 1-3 Rocky River next week while the Spartans try to tame 4-0 Davidson Day.


North Meck overcomes Charlotte Catholic

C.J. Bryce helped North Meck overcome a sluggish start in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Bryce, a UNC Wilmington commit, his a 3-pointer to close the first half that led to a big Viking run in the second half and finished with 37 points and 10 rebounds. Davion Mintz added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 83-61 win. The Vikings host Berry on March 2. (Dana Pianowski/Herald Weekly)


North Meck thumps Hough behind Bryce’s big game

HUNTERSVILLE – C.J. Bryce scored 30 points as the North Mecklenburg High boys’ basketball team routed Hough 81-56 in a MECKA 4A conference game Jan. 16. The Vikings improved to 15-1 overall and 5-1 in the conference, tied for first with West Charlotte. North Mecklenburg led by 20 points at halftime and by as many as 30 in the fourth quarter. Hough fell to 11-5, 4-2. North Meck’s Taj Middleton and Derrick Maxwell scored 13 points each. (Dana Pianowski/Herald Weekly photos)


Hough boys’ team grabs conference lead

The Hough High boys’ basketball team edged rival North Mecklenburg 69-61 on Jan. 17 to snag first place in the MECKA 4A conference. The Huskies improved to 6-0 in conference games and 12-3 overall with their third straight victory. Luke Maye led Hough with 22 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocked shots and five assists. Tucker Thompson scored 14 points and Theo Mack scored 13 for the Huskies, who shot 62 percent from the field. C.J. Bryce scored a game-high 23 points for North Meck (13-2 overall, 4-2 conference). Photos by Kato Ibeto.


North Mecklenburg continues its hot streak

The North Mecklenburg High boys’ basketball team beat Vance 85-69 in a home game Jan. 10 to extend its winning streak to five games. The Vikings, coached by Duane Lewis, improved to 13-1 overall and 4-1 in the MECKA 4A conference. North Mecklenburg’s victory was sparked by a 29-point third quarter. The Vikings next will play a key conference game at Hough High (11-5, 5-0) on Jan. 17. The winner will move into first place in the conference. There were no CMS games Jan. 14 because of exams. Photos by Kato Ibeto.