Porter Ridge girls leading UC in scoring, defense
Six of the 11 girls basketball teams in Union County have winning records this season.
At 13-1, Monroe's girls have the best record of any team in the county. The Redhawks are beating their opponents by an average of 16.4 points per game.
Porter Ridge, which is 13-3 overall, is outscoring its opponents by an average of 23.2 ppg. The Pirates lead the county in scoring (60.0 ppg) and points per game allowed (36.8).
During their current seven-game winning streak, the Pirates are beating their opponents by an average of 32.4 points.
Four other girls teams in the county have winning records, including Weddington (14-4), Parkwood (11-4), Forest Hills (10-5) and Cuthbertson (10-7).
Weddington ranks second in the county in points per game allowed (38.8).
Monroe junior guard Asha Jordan has been on a tear as of late.
Jordan, who ranks third in the county at 18.9 points per game, has scored 19 or more in each of the Redhawks' last four games. She's averaging 25.0 points during that stretch, including a season-high 30 in a win over archrival Forest Hills last Tuesday.
Jordan has dropped 20 or more five times this season.
The Redhawks, who have won seven straight, return to action on Tuesday at Piedmont.
MHS defeated the Panthers 56-32 in their first meeting on Jan. 9.
Odds and ends ...
... Three girls in the county are averaging double-doubles, including Parkwood junior Emry Tsitiouris (20.1 ppg, 15.4 rpg), Monroe sophomore Zasha Barrett (10.5 ppg, 11.1 rpg) and Cuthbertson junior Morgan Carlson (12.8 ppg, 11.1 rpg). Weddington sophomore guard Stephanie Watts leads the county in scoring (22.1 ppg) and averages 9.9 rebounds.
... Forest Hills junior guard Tonjai Everett leads the county in steals (6.5) and assists (5.1) per game.
... Carlson leads UC with an average of 3.1 blocks per game, followed by Weddington's Watts (2.6) and Monroe's Barrett (2.0). Carlson has had four or more rejections six times in 2012-13, including a season-high seven in a loss to Seneca (S.C.) on Dec. 20.