Watts lights up Rebels with 44 points
Stephanie Watts continued her brilliant season in Monday's 77-45 home win over Parkwood.
A sophomore guard with multiple Division I scholarship offers, Watts scored a game-high 44 points to help the Warriors improve to 18-5 overall and 7-2 in the Southern Carolina Conference.
Watts, who scored a career-high 50 in a win over Cuthbertson earlier this season, also finished with eight rebounds, seven steals and six assists.
Watts started out hot, scoring 18 points in the first quarter to help WHS to a 26-8 advantage.
The Warriors built their lead to 28 by halftime, and the Rebels (14-6, 5-4 SCC) never got closer than 20 in the second half.
Junior forward Bailee Carter added 13 points and seven rebounds for Weddington, which also got eight points and five rebounds from freshman guard Jada Craig.
Watts has scored at least 30 points in a game four times this season, and pulled her season average up to 22.7 points per game. In three games against Parkwood this season, Watts is averaging 35 points per game.
Brittany Autry, a freshman forward, paced Parkwood with 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
The Rebels also got 12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks from junior forward Emry Tsitouris.
Tsitouris now has 19 straight games with double-digit rebounds.
Parkwood plays at home against Monroe on Wednesday before wrapping up the regular season at home against Anson on Friday.
The Warriors play at Marvin Ridge in the regular season finale on Friday.
Area conference standings
(Through Feb. 11)
Rocky River Conference
Southern Carolina Conference
Friday's boys results
Sun Valley 52, Weddington 33
Cuthbertson 75, Forest Hills 46
Marvin Ridge 68, Parkwood 56
Monroe 86, Union Academy 36
Anson County 72, Porter Ridge 70
Central Academy 61, North Stanly 48
Piedmont 56, West Stanly 53
Friday's girls results
Weddington 56, Sun Valley 27
Forest Hills 62, Cuthbertson 55
Parkwood 48, Marvin Ridge 45
Monroe 61, Union Academy 33
Porter Ridge 47, Anson County 24
West Stanly 50, Piedmont 47
Weddington girls 77, Parkwood 45
Parkwood at Weddington boys, late
Marvin Ridge at Porter Ridge
Anson County at Sun Valley
Union Academy at Piedmont
Forest Hills at North Stanly
Central Academy at Monroe
Cuthbertson at West Stanly