No. 10 Rocky River (3-1, 0-0 Southwestern 4A) at No. 3 Butler (4-0, 0-0), Tues, 7:30: These two along with Independence are considered favorites for the league title, so this is some type of conference opener. It’ll feature three of the region’s best players -- Rocky River’s Jaden Springer along with Butler’s DJ Little and Gerrale Gates -- and two of the region’s best teams. No. 4 Charlotte Christian (6-0) at Greensboro Day (11-0), Tues, 6:30: The Knights are off to a strong start but get their first real test of the season at Greensboro Day, which is ranked No. 13 nationally by MaxPreps. Two of the Bengals starters, Clemson signee John Newman and promising freshman Carson McCorkle missed last week’s win over Charlotte Country Day. No. 1 Ardrey Kell girls (6-1, 0-0 SoMeck) at Providence (3-1, 0-0), Tues, 6: Providence is off to a surprisingly strong start, and coach Jennifer Bean only has one senior on the roster: Paulina Armendariz. Ardrey Kell looks for a fourth straight win in its conference opener. Providence Day boys in China: The Chargers, No. 5 in the Sweet 16, are in Beijing, China for the U.S./China International Youth Spectacular this week. Providence Day plays China’s Bayi Rockets Wednesday, Beijing High No. 22 Thursday and will begin bracket play Friday. There are three U.S. teams participating: Providence Day, Chaminade (CA) and Montverde (Fla.) Academy. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW No. 7 Lincoln Charter (6-0) at No. 1 Cox Mill (3-0), Friday, 7:30: A great shot for 1A Lincoln Charter to prove it belongs among the state’s elite. Cox Mill has a tough two-day dip. On Saturday it plays at the Bojangles’ Bash at Columbia’s Ridge View High. Ridge View has made eight straight S.C. playoff appearances. No. 2 North Mecklenburg (5-0) vs. Huntington (W. Va) Prep, Saturday, 6: The Vikings face a national power Saturday at the Bojangles’ Bash. Huntington Prep was ranked as high as No. 5 in national preseason poll. It features UCLA signee Kenneth Nwuba and Xavier commit Dontarius James. High School Basketball Schedule 12.4-12.10 Monday, December 4th Buford at Parkwood Cabarrus