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Boys Basketball


Bears fly past Shelby
Leading up to Friday night's sectional final, opponents had tried a variety of schemes to slow Pisgah's high-powered offense with little success.
- Asheville Citizen-Times

Bunn rolling into Eastern Regionals
Two games, two lopsided victories by an average of 30 points.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Cape Fear region prep basketball roundup
Cape Fear region prep basketball roundup
- Fayetteville Observer

East Carteret, Jones lose sectional finals
East Carteret managed to stay close after falling behind, but was unable to climb over the hump in falling to Edenton Holmes, 61-57, Friday night in a boys basketball NCHSAA 2-A Eastern Regional Sectional Final.
- Jacksonville Daily News

Fantastic finish for Falcons
After almost losing, and then almost winning, and then, finally winning a third-round state 4-A playoff game 68-61 in overtime over Greensboro Page on Friday night, Jordan coach Kim Annas had a number of things to say. None rang truer than this: "It's not how you start," Annas said. "It's how you finish."
- Durham Hearld- Sun

Greenville Rose handles Enloe
Basketball at Greenville's Rose High School is getting closer to enjoying the successes the football and baseball teams have experienced for years.
- Raleigh News & Observer

High school roundup
Greenies advance to state final
- Asheville Citizen- Times

JHS seniors power Cards to regionals
They had been there once, and were determined to return. So with the clock winding down on its season, the Jacksonville High boys' basketball team turned to the players who had experienced last year's trip to the NCHSAA Regionals.
- Jacksonville Daily News

Jordan advances with overtime win
Jordan guard Trey Hargrow says high-flying teammate Dominique Sutton aspires for one slam dunk per game.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Late surge lifts North Forsyth
Staging second-half ambushes has become a specialty for North Forsyth in the Class 4-A playoffs.
- Winston-Salem Journal

Late tip burns Hillside
Hillside's boys' basketball season ended with two steps and a one-hand tip at the buzzer Friday night at home in the sectional finals of the state 3-A playoffs.
- Durham Hearld-Sun

Locked-in Dudley rolls past Williams
Everything was clicking for the Dudley boys basketball team during the Panthers' 76-50 route of Williams on Friday.
- News & Record

Martin's basket gives Glenn sectional title
Glenn knew that its size in the frontcourt would be a key in last night's Class 3-A sectional final, and it turned out to be the deciding factor.
- Winston-Salem Journal

Millbrook finishes off Apex's run
Millbrook coach Scott McInnes preached to his team that the final minutes of each quarter would be crucial in Friday's boys 4-A sectional championship game against Apex.
- Raleigh News & Observer

New Hanover advances to semifinals in East
New Hanover senior Jason Battle hoisted 500 jump shots every day last summer to silence the critics that said he couldn't shoot. He hoisted the Wildcats onto his back down the stretch Friday night to raise the volume at Brogden Hall.
- Wilmington Star-News

Northeastern tops Northside
Northside's quest for a return trip to the Eastern Regionals in Greenville was denied by a team that played stifling defense and controlled the glass. The host Monarchs were unable to establish an offensive rhythm and were outrebounded in a 59-48 loss to Northeastern Friday night in a NCHSAA 2-A Sectional Final.
- Jacksonville Daily News

Ravenscroft in NCISAA final
Marc Campbell's two 3-pointers, the second one with 2.2 seconds left, lifted Ravenscroft to the championship game of the N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 3-A state playoffs with a 57-56 win over Charlotte Latin on Friday night.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Rosman overwhelms North Lincoln
For 16 minutes, North Lincoln looked like anything but a team that came into a N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A sectional championship game with a 13-16 record.
- Asheville Citizen-Times

Southside ends Franklinton's run
Chocowinity Southside overcame host Franklinton for a 96-89 victory in the 1-A Section 4 boys basketball final on Friday night.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Starmount advances to regional tourney
Guard Ryann Abraham poured in 20 points last night to lead a powerful and fired-up Starmount team to a 58-43 victory over North Stokes in the sectionals finals of the Class 1-A playoffs.
- Winston-Salem Journal

Thomasville advances to regional tournament
Coach Woody Huneycutt of Thomasville said he was concerned entering last night's Class 1-A sectional championship game against South Stokes. His team had handled Chatham Central twice in the regular season, but it struggled against the Bears in Wednesday's sectional semifinals.
- Winston-Salem Journal

Trojans' season ended by 'Cats
Jones Senior had 18 reasons to quit Friday night in its 1-A NCHSAA boy's basketball sectional final against North Johnston.
- New Bern Sun Journal

Westover nips South View in sectional final
In the closing minutes of Friday's 4-A sectional title basketball game with South View, Westover coach Phil Hart wrote the word "QUIT" on his clipboard.
- Fayetteville Observer

Girls Basketball


Cary Academy falls in girls semis
Cary Academy led top-seeded Providence Day after three quarters but ran out of gas, losing 60-47 in the semifinals of the NCISAA 3-A girls basketball championship.
- Raleigh News & Observer

FCD girls beat McGuinness to advance to final
Alex Tchangoue scored a game-high 22 points, and Brittany Carter added 14 last night to lead Forsyth Country Day past Bishop McGuinness 57- 54 in the girls semifinals of the NCISAA 3-A state tournament.
- Winston-Salem Journal

St. David's girls head to finals
The St. David's girls basketball team removed its thorn in the flesh Friday night as it defeated Kinston Parrott 60-39 in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletics Association 2-A semifinals.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Basketball


High school roundup
Wildcats return to state final
- Winston-Salem Journal


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