Sports Shorts for April 13

by C. Jemal Horton and Andrew Stark

Ardrey Kell’s Shembo has more honors heaped on her
Several weeks after the 2011-12 season has ended, the news has gotten better and better for Ardrey Kell girls basketball star Christelle Shembo.

Last month, Shembo was named the Southwestern 4A conference’s Girls Player of the Year. Recently, Shembo was selected to play in the 2012 N.C. Coaches Athletic Association East-West all-star game at the Greensboro Coliseum on July 16, according to Ardrey Kell coach Tina Lawrence.

Shembo is a 6-foot forward who has signed with Wake Forest. She averaged 15.1 points and 9.1 rebounds for the Knights this past season, which helped her earn a first-team slot on Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group’s Girls Basketball Super Team.
• Shembo was joined on the Southwestern 4A girls all-conference team by fellow Knights Oceania Anderson and Raven Dean; Aliyah Mazyck, Roddreka Rogers and Saadia Timpton (Myers Park); Jaymee Fisher-Davis and Symphonie Richardson (Butler); Laquisha Taylor (Independence); Brandi Segers (Rocky River); and Sandra Knox (East Meck).

Myers Park’s Dustin Terrel was named the league’s Girls Coach of the Year.
• The All-Southwestern 4A boys squad included Clayton Massey and Patrick Wallace (Myers Park); Giavonni Mack (Providence); Carrington Kirkpatrick and Malcom Mathews (South Meck); Zach Ferguson and Jeremy Page (Butler); Miles Leathers and Jerrin Morrison (East Meck); and Rob Harvey and Matt Ward (Rocky River).

Ferguson was chosen as the Boys Player of the Year, while South Mecklenburg’s John Fitch was named the Coach of the Year.
• Charlotte Catholic’s Robert Champion and Mark Pollack were selected for the ME-GA 7 3A/4A boys all-conference team, while the Cougars’ Mike King was chosen as the Boys Coach of the Year.

Catholic’s Onya Edwards and Sophie Rossitch were named to the ME-GA 7 girls all-conference team.

The rest of the boys team included Jarvis Haywood, Emmanuel Patton and Steven Burrough (Harding); Sean Anthony, Allerick Freeman and Josh Smith (Olympic); Jamarkins Eison (Garinger); Dajuan Graf, Osandai Vaughn and Cazmon Hayes (Berry); and DeSean Murray (East Gaston). Freeman is the Boys Player of the Year.

The girls team also featured Essence Baucom, Milan Quinn and Alicia Quinn (Berry); Shelby Winchester (East Gaston); Alexius Hampton and Abrea Harris (Harding); Jalene Sims (Olympic); and Jasmine Gray, Quatashea Lewis and Kana Thompson (West Mecklenburg). Baucom is the Girls Player of the Year, while Berry’s Robert Hollis is the Girls Coach of the Year.

Lucas lifts PDS girls soccer
Providence Day girls soccer player Lauren Lucas registered a hat trick on April 3 to help the Chargers take a 3-1 victory over Charlotte Country Day.

Lucas got the Chargers off to a 2-1 lead at halftime, and goalie Lindsay Jones posted a shutout in the second half to help Providence Day improve its record to 5-3-1, including a 2-1 mark in the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association.

Judith Cohen posted the lone goal for the Bucs, whose overall record also is 5-3-1.

Krueger’s 11 goals lift Bucs girls lacrosse
The Charlotte Country Day girls lacrosse team used a masterful performance from Hanna Krueger to take a 20-11 victory over Providence Day on April 3.

Krueger, a junior, tossed in a stunning 11 goals to ignite the Bucs and equal Providence Day’s team total on her own. She also had an assist.

The Bucs also received four goals from Mattie Shuman, and Linley Benson and Carolina Allbert added two scores apiece. London Vaughan had the other goal for Country Day, and Lucy Pitts had three assists.

Providence Day was led by Austin Brown’s five goals, and Cailan Howey had four. Haley Brown and Cassie Brown scored one goal each for the Chargers.

Hot Hoff powers Catholic golfers
Keegan Hoff fired a sizzling, low-round score of 68 on April 3 to lead the Charlotte Catholic boys golf team to a 304-306 victory over Charlotte Country Day at Carolina Golf Club.

Hoff was the only golfer to shoot below 70 in the event.

Charlotte Catholic also was paced by Ethan Mead (78), Brent Doolan (79) and Will Kloiber (79).

Chakka Pasupa led the way for Charlotte Country Day with a 71. Coble Wright (77), Robert Gilmour (79) and Teddy Garner (79) rounded out the scoring for the Bucs.

Charlotte Catholic improved its record to 6-1, and Country Day dipped to 3-1-1.

Myers Park golf still going strong
The Myers Park boys golf team defeated Independence, 152-178, on April 9.

Hoke Carlton led the Mustangs with a nine-hole 37, and teammates Jordan Warren and John Rucker both shot 38.

For Independence, Joshua Steger shot a 40 to lead the way.

The Southwestern 4A conference victory came days after the Mustangs won a national tournament, the Palmetto Championship, in Myrtle Beach during spring break, when they outplayed teams from places such as Canada, California, Wisconsin, Missouri and North Carolina.
Myers Park shot 298 as a team, winning by 16 strokes.

Philip Oweida, Austin Morrison, and Luke Thalman each shot 74 to finish tied for second place among individuals.

Covenant Day hosts golf tourney
The annual Covenant Day Golf Classic is set for May 7 and will be held at Pine Lake County Club in Mint Hill.

All proceeds will be used to assist the school’s booster club in meeting its goal of $200,000 toward Covenant Day’s Warner Park athletic fields expansion project.

Online early-bird registration for the captain’s choice format tournament ends on Sunday,  April 15. During early-bird registration, foursomes can register for $600 and individuals for $150. After April 15, prices jump to $700 and $175, respectively. All active Covenant Day booster club members are eligible for the discounted rate.

Entry fees include greens fees, lunch and dinner. There will also be a hole-in-one new car giveaway, longest-drive and closest-to-the-pin competitions, and the best team score will be recognized.

The tournament will feature a lunch from McAlister’s Deli and the shotgun start gets under way at 12:30 p.m. There is a putting contest at 5:30 p.m., and dinner and awards are set to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Lonnie Coggins at, Linda Glass at or register online at

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