Hough seniors finish home career big, upset North Meck

Hough seniors finish home career big, upset North Meck

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Hough seniors finish home career big, upset North Meck

Connor Whipp's career-high 21 points led the Huskies to victory.

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Connor Whipp's career-high 21 points led the Huskies to victory.

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Nearly one month to the day of being blown out by North Meck, the Hough Huskies split the season series with the Vikings, defeating North Meck 77-64 on senior night.

A Hough students and fans packed the school’s gym, and North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams was in the house to check out incoming freshman Luke Maye’s final home game.

Senior Connor Whipp had the biggest game of his career, draining five three-pointers on his way to a career-high 21 points. His teammates followed his lead, shooting 65 percent in the second half, including a career-high 18 points from Chase Sweetman. As for Maye, it was business as usual, as the future tar heel collected another double-double with 18 points and 17 rebounds.

The Huskies’ victory locked up the No. 4 seed in the Mecka and a playoff berth for Jason Grube’s team. As for North Meck, the Vikings have now dropped two of three, and could finish as low as third in the conference pending the result of Thursday’s West Charlotte-Robinson tussle.

Hough closes the regular season with a trip to Vance on Thursday.

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