CONCORD – The Big Man is back, and an already-strong Cannon School boys basketball team is starting to flex at just the right time of the season.
On Tuesday night, Cannon 7-foot-1 center Christian Reeves returned to the lineup after an injury and was dominant, as the Cougars took a 96-77 home victory over Charlotte Providence Day in the conference opener for both teams.
Reeves, a junior, tallied 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks to help the Cougars improve their record to 15-4 overall and 1-0 in the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association.
Another Cannon junior, swingman DJ Nix, poured in a team-leading 22 points, while Austin Swartz made more strides by scoring 17 points and showing range by sinking 3-pointers throughout the night.
Providence Day was led by a strong trio of its own, as former Cox Mill star Quave Propst-Allison put up a game-high 34 points, and he was followed by 17 points from Bryce Scott and 12 from Khamani Wertz.
Propst-Allison. who is being recruited by several schools, is the son of former A.L. Brown star Aundrae Allison.
Providence Day falls to 4-10 on the season and 0-1 in conference play.
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