Wednesday's Links

Today's Prep links from around the 'net...

Football


Sources: Knotts to get Patriots coaching offer
Sources close to Independence High say soon- to-be principal Nancy Bartles will offer the school's head football job to former coach Tom Knotts today.
- Charlotte Observer

Boys Basketball


It's dish, swish for Ish
Central Cabarrus High boys' basketball coach Scott Brewer is in his office Tuesday morning, sitting back, talking about a move junior point guard Ishmael Smith made Monday night at East Burke.
- Charlotte Observer

Sectional pairings
Sectional pairings
- Fayetteville Observer

St. David's boys fall in NCISAA
Hickory Grove Christian eliminated St. David's in the first round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2-A boys basketball playoffs with a 75-70 overtime victory.
- Raleigh News & Observer

State tourney begins for Jones Senior
There is only one thing that will satisfy the Jones Senior boy's basketball team, and that is a state championship.
- New Bern Sun Journal

Girls Basketball


Apex holds off WF-Rolesville
Apex lost most of a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, but held on to defeat Wake Forest-Rolesville in the first round of the state 4-A girls basketball playoffs.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Bucs hold off Bucks
After two big come-from-behind victories on the way to the Mideastern Conference tournament championship last week, the Laney Buccaneers girls' basketball team was put in the uncomfortable position of holding off an opposing rally at home Tuesday night in the first round of the state 4A playoffs.
- Wilmington Star- News

Davie County tops East Mecklenburg
For some reason, Davie County went into a deep slumber against East Mecklenburg during the early portions of its girls 4-A West Sectional game last night.
- Winston-Salem Journal

Devlin seals Enka's first-round win
Courtney Devlin's steal and layup with 90 seconds remaining helped lift Enka past Forestview 43-40 in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 3-A state basketball playoffs.
- Asheville Citizen-Times

Dixon girls advance in 1-A hoops playoffs
With her team leading by one, Lesleigh Thompson took an offensive foul with five seconds left that nullified what could have been a game-winning score for Wallace-Rose Hill.
- Jacksonville Daily News

Foul finish for Riverside
After doing just enough to get into the state 4-A girls' basketball playoffs, Riverside fell just short of reaching the second round, falling 45-44 to Winston-Salem Mount Tabor on Tuesday night.
- Durham Hearld-Sun

Hailey directs Wildcats to victory
LaVonna Hailey didn't miss a minute of Garinger High's 59- 49 win Tuesday night against Morganton Freedom in the N.C. 4A girls' basketball playoffs.
- Charlotte Observer

Hanover girls rout Lumberton
The New Hanover girls basketball team shut out Lumberton in the second quarter Tuesday night and rolled to a 54-29 win in the first round of the 4A state playoffs at Brogden Hall.
- Wilmington Star-News

Harnett Central defeats JHS girls
Aggressive play enabled the Jacksonville High girls basketball team to play competitive and take the lead during different stretches of its postseason game against Harnett Central.
- Jacksonville Daily News

Henderson ville's Bishop a full-court threat against Rosman
Hendersonville's height advantage hurt Rosman, but not nearly as much as its Kady Bishop advantage.
- Asheville Citizen-Times

High school basketball roundup
High school basketball roundup
- Asheville Citizen-Times

High- energy victory
Games are not won in the opening minutes, but Wakefield's girls took a lot out of visiting Lee County early and went on to a 63-54 win in the first round of the state 4-A playoffs.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Northern Nash streaks by Enloe
In a game of streaks, Northern Nash had the best and last to beat Enloe 35-29 in the first round of the state 4-A girls playoffs.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Owen's Groves pours in the offense with win over North Surry
Owen senior center Corinne Groves wanted her last game on her home court to be one of her best.
- Asheville Citizen-Times

Parkland tops Southern Durham
Winston-Salem Parkland built an early lead and never let Southern Durham get rolling in a 68-56 3-A girls basketball state playoff game.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Prep basketball roundup
Smith cruises past Richmond
- Fayetteville Observer

Prep- Basketball Playoffs Roundup
Mount Tabor, Parkland, Starmount and Ledford get first- round victories
- Winston-Salem Journal

Rams ousted from playoffs
Athens Drive showed why it has won 24 games - a school record by seven - by dominating from the inside offensively and defensively in a 55-28 win over Havelock in the first round of the NCHSAA 4-A girl's basketball playoffs Tuesday night.
- New Bern Sun Journal

Riverside loses on late free throw
Winston-Salem Mount Tabor made 1 of 2 free throws with 1.5 seconds left to end Durham Riverside's girls basketball season, 45- 44, in the first round of the state playoffs.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Roundup: Jordan uses press to stop Independence
Jordan advanced to the second round of the state 4-A girls' basketball playoffs Tuesday night, overcoming an early deficit to defeat visiting Charlotte Independence 58-49 at home.
- Durham Hearld-Sun

Smith leads Athens past Havelock
Freshman Chareya Smith scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds asAthens Drive cruised past Havelock 55-28 in the first round of the state 4-A girls playoffs.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Trask girls end season in loss at Rosewood
Nothing could mask the disappointment that comes with a loss to end the season.
- Wilmington Star- News

Basketball


High school basketball playoffs schedule
High school basketball playoffs schedule
- Asheville Citizen-Times

N.C. High School Basketball Pairings
N.C. High School Basketball Pairings
- Charlotte Observer

Prep basketball state playoffs
Prep basketball state playoffs
- Wilmington Star-News

Preps Tournament Updates
Preps Tournament Updates
- Winston-Salem Journal


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