Ricky Council pumped in 24 points to lead all scorers. Kentrell Barkley ripped the nets for another 19, while rejecting shot after shot under the boards and muscling in to get a number of takeaways.
It’ll still be about locking down on the defensive end when the Chapel Hill High School basketball team continues transitioning into the 2013-14 season under different leadership at 7 p.m. tonight against visiting Northern High School.
Kendall Hinton runs, throws Southern to playoff win
This is a look at Friday, Nov. 15th's eight state playoff football games encompassing nine area football programs. Game-by-game breakdowns include playoff classification, East Region seeding and overall records.
4-AA — No. 10 South View (8-3) at No. 7 Riverside (8-3), 7 p.m.
4-A — No. 12 Clayton (7-4) at No. 5 Hillside (8-2), 7 p.m.
4-A — No. 10 Northern (3-8) at No. 7 Wilmington New Hanover (8-3), 7 p.m.
3-AA — No. 15 Chapel Hill (4-7) at No. 2 Southern (9-2), 7 p.m.
3-AA — No. 11 Rocky Mount (8-3) at No. 6 Orange (10-1), 7 p.m.
3-A — No. 10 Northwood (8-3) at No. 7 Mebane Eastern Alamance (8-3), 7 p.m.
2-AA — No. 13 Hertford County (6-5) at No. 4 South Granville (9-2), 7 p.m.
1-AA — No. 5 Granville Central (7-4) at No. 4 Princeton (8-3), 7 p.m.
The first of a two-part look at Friday’s eight state playoff games encompassing nine area football programs. Today's highlights: Chapel Hill at Southern, Granville Central at Princeton, Northern at New Hanover and Hertford at South Granville. ... Coming tomorrow: Clayton at Hillside, Rocky Mount at Orange, Northwood at Eastern Alamance and Hertford at South Granville.
Defending 3-A state champion Jacksonville, the No. 4 seed in the East Region, nailed one of two first-half penalty kicks Saturday night and then shut out a stunned No. 1 seed Chapel Hill 1-0 to end the Tigers’ quest for a state title two games short of the goal. ... In other state quarterfinal playoff games involving area teams, Carrboro advanced on a late goal 1-0, NCSSM lost on the road and Woods Charter lost at home.
Maddie Futch scored off a penalty corner with 5.6 seconds left in the second overtime Saturday to lift East Chapel Hill to its sixth consecutive N.C. Field Hockey Association state title.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association on Saturday released the seedings and matchups for Friday's opening round of the state football playoffs in eight classifications and nine area teams made the field.
With all the rushing prowess and high-powered passing on display, who would have thought the difference in Chapel Hill’s 30-28 victory over a stubborn Cedar Ridge squad would have been a scoring play by a hulking, 300-pound defensive lineman.
East Chapel Hill escapes Charlotte Catholic 2-1 in penalty shot round; Carrboro downs Chapel Hill 3-1 in other semifinal to set up Orange County title match at 3:30 today.
Orange and Southern meet in the area game of the year Friday, Nov. 8, the first meeting of the Big Eight 3-A Conference co-leaders as fellow 3-A members. But while Friday's regular-season finale will decide the Big Eight title, it might not be the last time the two face off this season. Two of the top 3-A programs in the state, they could very well face each other again in the playoffs. Both teams have already locked up playoff berths. A look at all 10 high school games involving area teams on Friday's schedule. Note: Northern-Riverside tonight is at Riverside.
Chapel Hill put on a demonstration of shock and awe in the first half, pounding away at South Brunswick’s defense with 16 shots and 14 corner kicks, but came away empty handed. The Tigers continued the fierce offensive pressure in the second half and outscored the Southport-area visitors 4-1 to advance to the state 3-A boys' soccer quarterfinals against Jacksonville on Saturday at Chapel Hill.
Jordan, Chapel Hill, NCSSM, Carrboro, Woods Charter and Granville Central all advance in second round. Northwood only area team eliminated.
The N.C. School of Science and Mathematics had three of the first five individual finishers to take win the state’s 2-A boys’ cross country team championship at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex — formerly Beeson Park — in Kernersville Saturday. Complete area results for all four classifications, all local teams and runners.
Chargers top Chapel Hill, set sights on 3-A postseason.