It’s a bittersweet day for Butler’s Cierra Burdick. Last night, the Lady Bulldogs lost to Mallard Creek 50-45 in the state playoffs, snapping a 42-game win streak and ending the Lady Bulldog’s chance of winning back-to-back state titles. It’s one of the biggest upsets in Mecklenburg County high school basketball history.
Today, Burdick was named one of the four finalists for the McDonald’s All American National Player of the Year award. Others on the list are Ariel Massengale (Bolingbrook High School — Bolingbrook, Ill.), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Mater Dei High School — Santa Ana, Calif.) and Elizabeth Williams (Princess Anne High School — Virginia Beach, Va.).