The Cuthbertson High girls avenged their only loss of the regular season with a 50-36 win over Weddington on Thursday night. With the victory, the Cavaliers finish the regular season 13-1 overall and in the Southern Carolina Conference.
Head coach Joel Allen’s team had three players in double-figures Thursday, led by senior Maddie Dillinger, who totaled 16 points, 15 rebounds and three assists. Junior Ruby Williams had 10 points, four rebounds and two assists, while sophomore Reagan Iovino had 14 points on the strength of four 3-pointers.
Next up for the Cavaliers is the 3A state playoffs. Cuthbertson is looking to advance to at least the regional semifinals for the third straight season. The Cavaliers fell to Southeast Guilford in both the 2019 state championship game and the 2020 west regional semifinals.
Weddington, meanwhile, could miss out on the 3A tournament despite going 10-4 overall in the regular season. The Warriors graduate three seniors this offseason -- Emily Cunningham, Mattie Beck and Audrey Strange.
Parkwood 54, Monroe 39
The Parkwood girls defeated Monroe in their penultimate game of the regular season Thursday night. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Wolf Pack, whose last two wins have both come against the Redhawks.
The 2020 season was a disappointing one for Parkwood after going 16-11 overall and 8-6 in the Southern Carolina Conference last season. The Wolf Pack will miss the state playoffs this year after making it in 2019.
Parkwood graduates four seniors this offseason. The biggest loss will be Courtney Liles, who averaged 7.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in 2020. The Wolf Pack could rebound next season, as they are eligible to return their top two scorers in sophomore Jade Washington (13.5 ppg) and junior Shimiya Taylor (7.6 ppg).
Monroe, meanwhile, graduates three seniors. The Redhawks will bring back their top four scorers from this season, including sophomore Destinee Parker (13.9 ppg) and freshman Saniya Wallace (12.5 ppg).
Charlotte Catholic 58, Marvin Ridge 31
Playing in its final game of the regular season, the Marvin Ridge girls basketball team fell to Charlotte Catholic, 58-31, at home Thursday night. The Mavericks had no answer for Catholic freshman Blanca Thomas, a 6-foot-4 center who totaled 18 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and seven blocks.
Marvin Ridge was led offensively by junior Kyndall Shivers, who totaled eight points. Catholic focused on shutting down the Mavericks top scorer -- sophomore Zahra Douglas -- and held her to a season-low two points Thursday.
The Mavericks close the regular season at 7-6 overall and 7-5 in the Southern Carolina Conference. Marvin Ridge will look to improve on things next year and bring back their top two scorers in Douglas and Shivers.