Hough basketball

Games to Watch – Hopewell in rivalry stretch; big-time girls matchup in Catawba Shores

Friday, Jan. 14 Hopewell at Hough (boys) Time: 7:30 p.m. Breakdown: Hopewell (5-8) faces its second rivalry game in a row coming off a contest against North Meck three days before. Coming out of the holiday break, the Titans split their first two games, falling to a powerful Chambers squad before blowing out West Meck Jan. 7. The sophomore duo […]

Student sections bring sound and soul back to basketball


There was something missing from last basketball season.  In a game that’s intimate and ripe with emotion, the lack of a full crowd for hoops almost made the game seem fake. It was the heart of the pandemic with COVID cases spiking after the holidays, and players had to wear masks as best they could running up and down the […]

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: North Meck outlasts Panther Creek

HUNTERSVILLE – North Meck advanced to the state quarterfinals with a 76-70 win over Cary’s Panther Creek Thursday. The Vikings (10-0) trailed by 3 at halftime, but outscored the visiting Panthers (13-2) by 13 in the third quarter. In last year’s playoffs, that’s the frame when North typically separated themselves from their competition.  Panther Creek was resilient though against the […]

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Huskies escape Rocky River in overtime


CORNELIUS – The Hough (7-2) boys basketball team escaped Rocky River (6-2) to win 62-59 in overtime Tuesday in the first round of the 4A state playoffs. In a rematch of last year’s first round, which the Huskies also won, the game was within one possession almost the entire game with few easy shots on either end. With a 1-point […]

I-MECK HOOPS: Lake Norman girls clinch playoffs; North Meck finishes off title

MOORESVILLE – In a game where the big men put up the biggest numbers, North Meck ran past Lake Norman 96-66 Friday. North’s senior forward Chris Ford scored 22 points to lead the Vikings (8-0) to a second straight undefeated I-Meck 4A run and sixth straight regular season crown. Davion Cunningham, a junior guard, scored 19, and junior center Jeremy […]

Worland facilitates guard-heavy Huskies

CORNELIUS – Hough used the strength of its frontcourt to finish third in the I-Meck a year ago, but Graham Worland still showed off his multidimensional arsenal in the biggest games. The unquestionable leader of the Huskies’ backcourt, the junior is coming off an all-conference performance where he averaged 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Hough coach […]

Lake-area Boys Basketball Scores – Week of Jan. 11

Tues., Jan. 12 I-Meck 4A North Meck (3-0) 99 Hopewell (1-2) 70 North: Chris Ford 25 points, 16 rebounds; Jeremy Gregory 17 points, 8 rebounds; Davion Cunningham 16 points Hp: Jordan McPhatter 19 points, Jayden Smith 14 points, Thomas Jackson 13 points Vance (3-0) 87 Mooresville (0-3) 53 Vance: Daniel Sanford 27 points, Corey Gaines 11 points, Anthony Moore 9 […]

Hough’s Swartz awarded for hoops, community service


Hough all-conference basketball player Caroline Swartz was awarded $1,500 this month from the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club Scholarship Fund. The Charlotte-based organization gives six of the scholarships each year to students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools who distinguish themselves on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community. Swartz was presented the award during the club’s first in-person breakfast meeting […]