After games on Sunday, Jan. 8
A lot could be said about the past week of North Carolina prep basketball. Olympic, No. 35 in the POWERADE FAB 50, flexed its muscles with another big win against a ranked opponent in Harding. West Charlotte lost its second game in three outings, continuing inconsistent play uncharacteristic of a defending champ. But quite frankly, that pales in comparison to one major piece of news.
Greensboro Day coach Fred Johnson set the state's all-time career wins mark by earning his 819th victory from the sideline on Saturday. The achievement came in the Bengals' 84-47 win against Providence Day, pushing them into the state rankings with a season record of 15-1 and sending Johnson into his deserved place in the history books.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. Olympic (Charlotte) 15-0 (1)
Grinded out comeback win against Harding to strengthen hold on top spot in state.
2. Northside Christian (Charlotte) 14-0 (2)
Easily downed First Assembly Christian and Covenant Day. Big matchup against Davidson Day looms this Saturday.
3. High Point Christian 16-0 (3)
Cougars started off new year with two easy wins. Must try not to look ahead to big matchup with Quality Education on Jan. 16.