Barrett sparking 10-1 Redhawks
Zasha Barrett is putting up some impressive numbers as a first-year starter for Monroe High’s girls basketball team.
A 6-foot-1 sophomore center, Barrett is second on the team in points per game (11.2) and first in rebounds (11.5). She also averages 2.2 blocks, which leads the team and ranks third in Union County.
Barrett has helped the Redhawks to a 10-1 record, including 5-0 in the Rocky River Conference. She nearly had a triple-double in a win over Cuthbertson on Jan. 4, finishing with 16 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks.
Four days later, Barrett pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds.
Barrett is one of three players in the county averaging a double-double.
Parkwood junior forward Emry Tsitouris is putting up staggering numbers at 20.2 points and 15.8 rebounds per game, while Cuthbertson junior forward Morgan Carlson averages 11.9 points and 10.2 rebounds.
Warriors on hot streak
It’s been more than a month since Weddington’s girls have lost a basketball game.
The Warriors (12-3, 2-0 Southern Carolina Conference) are riding a county-best nine-game winning streak dating back to Dec. 11. Their last loss came to Robinson on Dec. 7.
Two of Weddington’s three losses this season came to Ardrey Kell — a 4A program that boasts a 14-1 record.
WHS is currently tied for first place in the SCC with Porter Ridge, which has won five straight and seven of its last eight.
The Warriors and Pirates (11-3, 2-0 SCC) have two regular season meetings scheduled on Jan. 22 (at Porter Ridge) and Feb. 5 (at WHS).
Odds and ends ...
... Forest Hills junior guard Tonjai Everett leads the county in assists (5.1) and steals (6.4) per game.
... Amber Isley, a senior guard at Central Academy, has scored 20 or more four times this season. Isley ranks fifth in UC in scoring at 16.1 ppg.
... Forest Hills is the only team in the county with three players averaging better than seven rebounds per game, including sophomore Onyx Burns (9.3), Everett (8.0) and junior Natalie Smith (7.1).