Basketball round-up: 11/6 – 11/10

Recap of the charter schools’ opening week


The basketball season tipped off for Chatham County’s charter schools last week. Here’s a recap of how they opened up their respective seasons.


Chatham Charter’s boys got off to a hot start, winning its first three games for the sixth season in a row.

The Knights began the year with a huge 70-21 win over Bethany on Nov. 6. Junior forward Jonah Ridgill dropped a career-high 30 points while shooting 86 percent from the floor in the win.

Two days later, they beat NCSSM-Durham in a close, low-scoring battle, 37-34.

Chatham Charter finished the week with a 69-58 win over Roxboro Community Thursday. In that game, senior guard Aiden Allred and junior forward Brennan LaVelle scored 25 and 22 points, respectively.

Ridgill recorded a 15-point, 20-rebound double-double against the Bulldogs.

Woods Charter’s boys are off to a much slower start, dropping its first two games of the season last week.

The Wolves fell to Franklin Academy, 53-64, on Nov. 6. They followed that with a 34-66 loss to Uwharrie Charter Friday.‌


Chatham Charter’s girls are also off to a great start, winning its first three games of the season.

The Knights began the year with a 48-37 win over Bethany on Nov. 6. Senior forward Meah Brooks and freshman guard Hannah Headen carried the load, scoring 23 and 20 points, respectively.

Chatham Charter followed that with a 47-26 win over NCSSM-Durham on Nov. 8 and a 52-42 victory over Roxboro Community Thursday.

Woods Charter’s girls didn’t have an ideal start to the season, losing its first two games.

The Wolves lost, 21-51, to Franklin Academy on Nov. 6. They fell to 0-2 after a 21-67 loss to Uwharrie Charter Friday.