this season. The Warriors will look to improve to 3-0 on Tuesday night as they host Sun Valley. Monroe, meanwhile, isn’t scheduled to play again until Jan. 19 against Cuthbertson.

Weddington girls 60, Monroe 39

Led by 40 combined points by seniors Audrey Strange and Emily Cunningham, the Weddington girls defeated Monroe by 21 points, 60-39, on the road Friday night. The Warriors (2-0) shot 27-of-57 (47.4%) from the field and made 24 of their 42 two-point attempts (57.1%). Strange’s 21 points marked a new career-high for the senior, who is in her second year playing varsity. Last season, Strange averaged 6.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Cunningham’s 19 points were also a new career-high. The Warriors will look to keep pace with Cuthbertson atop the Southern Carolina Conference standings when they face Sun Valley on Tuesday. Monroe has a week off before returning to action against the Cavaliers on Jan. 19.

Forest Hills boys 41, North Stanly 40

Despite shooting 18-of-60 (30%) from the field, the Forest Hills boys escaped North Stanly with a 41-40 win on Thursday night. The Yellow Jackets (2-0) turned the ball over 27 times in the victory. Playing without starting point guard Ty Burch, the Yellow Jackets leaned more on sophomore forward Zack Barbour, who scored a team-high 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting while grabbing 15 rebounds and adding two steals. In his second game since transferring back to Forest Hills this offseason, senior Jamylan Blakeney tallied seven points on 3-of-12 shooting on top of six rebounds and three steals. Forest Hills opens conference play Wednesday night on the road against West Stanly. The Yellow Jackets are 49-1 in regular season conference play since the start of the 2015-16 season, with the lone loss coming against Parkwood on Jan. 10, 2017.

Forest Hills girls 64, North Stanly 39

The Forest Hills girls earned their first win of the season last Thursday with a 25-point victory over North Stanly. The Yellow Jackets (1-1) completely dominated the Comets, outscoring them, 20-4, in the first quarter and never looking back. Head coach Marc Richardson’s team had three players in double figures Thursday — sophomore Jamyah Blakeney (18), senior Hope Benson (11) and junior Anya Bush (11). This was Benson’s first game with the team after playing with Forest Hills’ volleyball team. The Jackets open Rocky River Conference play Wednesday night against West Stanly. Forest Hills is looking for its third straight RRC regular season title this season.

This season’s Porter Ridge High boys basketball team could be on their way to finishing above .500 in conference play for the first time in more than a decade. The Pirates last last finished above .500 in league play in 2007-08, when they won 10 conference games.

The Pirates improved to 2-0 on the season with a 75-58 win over Butler on Friday. After being outscored by 12 points, 20-8, in the first quarter, head coach Garrett Malone’s team rallied and owned a 67-38 advantage over the final three quarters.

Porter Ridge was led by junior forward Isaiah Williams, who totaled a game-high 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting while adding 12 rebounds. Friday marked Williams’ first double-double of the season after securing just two as a sophomore last season. Sophomore Dilen Miller (11) and junior Greg Wenger Jr. (10) were the other two Pirates in double figures against Butler.

The Pirates return to action Tuesday night with a road game against 2-0 Independence. Porter Ridge is 1-18 all-time against the Patriots, their lone win coming back in 2014.

Cuthbertson girls 49, Catholic 36

The Cuthbertson girls moved to 2-0 on Friday with a 13-point win over Charlotte Catholic. The Cavaliers have won six of their nine meetings with the Cougars since 2018, including five of the last six.

Cuthbertson saw three players score in double figures — senior Maddie Dillinger, junior Ruby Williams and sophomore Reagan Iovino — all of whom scored 13 points. The Cavaliers also got a big game from senior forward Kamaria Sheriff, who totaled 14 rebounds and dished out six assists while scoring two points on 1-of-7 shooting.

Head coach Joel Allen’s team shot 18-of-44 (40.9%) from the field and 6-of-19 (31.6%) from 3-point range. The latter number will be comforting to the Cavaliers after they went 0-of-27 from deep in their season-opening win over Sun Valley.

Cuthbertson will face Marvin Ridge (1-0) at home on Tuesday night.

Weddington boys 52, Monroe 43

The Weddington boys are now 2-0 on the season after a 52-43 road win over Monroe on Friday night. The Warriors led by five points at halftime, 27-22, and held a four-point advantage over the game’s final two quarters.

Weddington junior Chase Lowe was the game’s top scorer, finishing with 16 points to go along with 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists. Senior Caleb Wetherbee also scored in double digits with 12 points.

Three Redhawks (1-1) scored in double figures, including junior Shaleak Knotts, who tallied a team-high 13 points. Sophomores Bryce Davis (12) and Khamoni Robinson (10) are the only two Monroe players to score 10 or more points in each of their first two games this season.

The Warriors will look to improve to 3-0 on Tuesday night as they host Sun Valley. Monroe, meanwhile, isn’t scheduled to play again until Jan. 19 against Cuthbertson.

Weddington girls 60, Monroe 39

Led by 40 combined points by seniors Audrey Strange and Emily Cunningham, the Weddington girls defeated Monroe by 21 points, 60-39, on the road Friday night. The Warriors (2-0) shot 27-of-57 (47.4%) from the field and made 24 of their 42 two-point attempts (57.1%).

Strange’s 21 points marked a new career-high for the senior, who is in her second year playing varsity. Last season, Strange averaged 6.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. Cunningham’s 19 points were also a new career-high.

The Warriors will look to keep pace with Cuthbertson atop the Southern Carolina Conference standings when they face Sun Valley on Tuesday. Monroe has a week off before returning to action against the Cavaliers on Jan. 19.

Forest Hills boys 41, North Stanly 40

Despite shooting 18-of-60 (30%) from the field, the Forest Hills boys escaped North Stanly with a 41-40 win on Thursday night. The Yellow Jackets (2-0) turned the ball over 27 times in the victory.

Playing without starting point guard Ty Burch, the Yellow Jackets leaned more on sophomore forward Zack Barbour, who scored a team-high 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting while grabbing 15 rebounds and adding two steals. In his second game since transferring back to Forest Hills this offseason, senior Jamylan Blakeney tallied seven points on 3-of-12 shooting on top of six rebounds and three steals.

Forest Hills opens conference play Wednesday night on the road against West Stanly. The Yellow Jackets are 49-1 in regular season conference play since the start of the 2015-16 season, with the lone loss coming against Parkwood on Jan. 10, 2017.

Forest Hills girls 64, North Stanly 39

The Forest Hills girls earned their first win of the season last Thursday with a 25-point victory over North Stanly. The Yellow Jackets (1-1) completely dominated the Comets, outscoring them, 20-4, in the first quarter and never looking back.

Head coach Marc Richardson’s team had three players in double figures Thursday — sophomore Jamyah Blakeney (18), senior Hope Benson (11) and junior Anya Bush (11). This was Benson’s first game with the team after playing with Forest Hills’ volleyball team.

The Jackets open Rocky River Conference play Wednesday night against West Stanly. Forest Hills is looking for its third straight RRC regular season title this season.