Mckenzie graham

Wadkovsky makes Wildcats lethal inside and out

MOORESVILE – McKenzie Graham has boasted some of the area’s top guards throughout her tenure coaching at Lake Norman High School, including on her current team. But the last two years the Wildcats have increased their riches with the post play in the form of Aly Wadkovsky. The 6-foot-3 forward came over from North Lincoln last year as a junior, […]

3 Wildcats land on I-Meck all-conference team; Graham coach of the year

I-Meck Player of the Year: Amhyia Moreland, Vance I-Meck Coach of the Year: McKenzie Graham, Lake Norman The Lake Norman girls basketball team landed the most players (three) on the I-Meck 4A all-conference team coming off its one-loss regular season. Leading the Wildcats during this abbreviated season full of schedule challenges, McKenzie Graham was named Coach of the Year. Her […]

I-Meck teams return in time for playoff sprint 

HUNTERSVILLE – After a month off from competition, the Mecklenburg County I-Meck schools returned to the hardwood the second week of February. Hopewell only got to play three games under first-year head coach JaRon Goodson before Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools put a pause on extra-curricular activities. An already shortened season essentially was cut in half. Hopewell, along with North Meck and Hough, […]

Lake Norman has battle-tested backcourt

MOORESVILLE – The season didn’t exactly go as planned last year for the Lake Norman girls. The Wildcats had lofty expectations with three-time all-conference guard Lauren Sullivan in her senior year. But just a few games into the conference slate, Sullivan suffered a season-ending injury. For Madison Saunders and Kirsten Lewis-Williams, that meant going from the shadows to the spotlight. […]

How is high school basketball different this year?

High gyms look much different this winter. Due to you-know-what, there are no neon-clad student sections or post-game hugs, but there are temperature checks, masks and streaming options. The N.C. High School Athletic Association season tipped off the first week of January with conference-only schedules. The players and coaches, as well as a limited number of fans, are required to […]

Sullivan scores final points for Wildcats amid injury recovery

MOORESVILLE – Sidelined since the beginning of January with a torn ACL, Lauren Sullivan donned her No. 22 Lake Norman uniform one last time for senior night Feb. 14. But she, and the crowd for the game against North Meck, got to experience much more than the ceremonial flowers and photos at midcourt. Sullivan, a two-time all-conference guard and 1,000-point […]

Basketball junkie Sullivan enters final season with experienced Lake Norman team

MOORESVILLE – McKenzie Graham knew she was getting a special player even before Lauren Sullivan even enrolled in high school. The Lake Norman girls coach, then an assistant, would venture to Brawley Middle School to watch Sullivan play and anticipating she would bring her talents to the Wildcats program. Now entering Sullivan’s final year at Lake Norman, Graham has witnessed […]