Southeast Raleigh defeated Riverside 57-47 and will play No. 5 Hillside on Saturday. The winner of that game gets to play for the state championship on March 15.
Southeast Raleigh is the No. 2 seed in the East, carrying a gaudy 24-2 record into the Thursday, March 6 8:30 p.m. game against No. 19 Riverside. Both losses came against out-of-state teams, and the Bulldogs dominated the Greater Neuse River Conference.
Three girls’ and three boys’ teams enter the Sweet 16 of the N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball tournament Friday, Feb. 28, including at least two distinct favorites in No. 2 4-A boys’ seed Northern and undefeated No. 1 3-A girls’ seed Chapel Hill.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association on Saturday announced its brackets for the state 1-A/2-A/3-A/4-A boys’ basketball tournaments which begin Monday night. No. 1 seeds went to the Chapel Hill (3-A) and Granville Central (1-A) girls and to the Orange (3-A) boys.
Jordan took down Riverside for the third time this season and advanced to the girls’ PAC-6 4-A Tournament championship game against top-seeded Hillside Friday with a 56-51 win at Person High School here Wednesday night.
Area 2-A, 3-A and 4-A wrestlers who finished in the top four of their weight classes in regional competition Sunday and Monday will take to the mats at the Greensboro Coliseum Thursday through Saturday for NCHSAA championship competition. Area 1-A qualifiers will begin state title competition Friday and continue on Saturday.
Hillside survived a fourth-quarter rally to beat the East Chapel Hill boys 68-59 in the quarterfinals of the PAC-6 4-A Tournament at Roxboro’s Person High School Tuesday night. In the nightcap of Tuesday’s quarterfinal round, homestanding Person upended No. 4 seed Riverside 75-72
Andrea’Anna Poole scored 17 points to lead Riverside to an easy 61-25 win over Roxboro Person in the quarterfinals of the PAC-6 girls basketball tournament at Person High School here Tuesday. In the day’s second PAC-6 4-A Tournament girls’ quarterfinal, Northern eliminated East Chapel Hill’s girls.
Knights woke up in the fourth period and went to work.
Basketball can be so cruel. The Riverside boys’ PAC-6 game against visiting Jordan on Senior Night could have just concluded with a numbing double-digit loss. Instead, the Pirates fought back from a double-digit deficit with four minutes remaining only to lose in heartbreaking fashion in overtime, 77-74, on Friday.
C.J. Carpenter drilled a 3-pointer with 22.4 seconds left as his Pirates completed a stunning 46-44 comeback victory.
Riverside started strong. Northern finished strong.
Riverside looked to have a laugher against visiting East Chapel Hill on Friday night, blowing out to a 31-10 lead at halftime. But the Wildcats had no designs on being the punch line, playing tough ball and outscoring the Pirates in the second half but falling 77-62.
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