Friday, February 19, 2010

Lake Norman to face West Charlotte in title game tonight

Lake Norman has beaten every team in their path this year, except Hopewell. Tonight, in the I-Meck tournament championship they will get West Charlotte instead off the Titans, after the Lions upset the conference's No. 1 seed 80-77 last night.

West Charlotte senior guard J.T. Terrell, who will play at Wake Forest next season, had 45 points against Hopewell, including eight three-pointers, on the heels off a 44-point explosion against Mallard Creek in the I-Meck quartefinal Tuesday night.

Lake Norman (20-2) has been just as impressive rolling past Mooresville (78-55) before taking out No. 9 (in the state) Vance for the third time this year last night. Senior Matt Eller led the way with 26 points, while Reggie Price and Kevin Canevari had 16 points, apiece.

The Wildcats swept West Charlotte in the regular season beating them 89-78 on the Lions' floor Jan. 8 before winning at home 71-66 Feb. 4.

Lake Norman will being making their second consecutive conference tournament final, after winning the North Piedmont Conference (NPC) conference tournament championship last year.