Sunday, February 24, 2008
The Twin Counties will see six girls teams and four boys teams hit the hardwood for the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association state basketball playoffs.
For the girls, Rocky Mount, SouthWest Edgecombe, Southern Nash, Tarboro and North Edgecombe knew they were in before this past weekend. Northern Nash was the last one asked to the dance as the Lady Knights were issued a wild card berth into the party Saturday afternoon.
The reward for Grover Battle and his girls ... they get to go to 25-0 South Central. YIKES!!!!
RMHS, Southern Nash and Tarboro will have the home-court advantage for the first round.
As for the boys, Rocky Mount, SouthWest Edgecombe, Nash Central and North Edgecombe are ready to go dancing. RMHS, SouthWest and North Edgecombe all get to stay home for round 1.
The girls start sectional play Monday, while the boys begin on Tuesday. All games will start at 7 p.m.
Here is the first-round schedule for all the area teams:
GIRLS --- MONDAY, 7 p.m.
3-A - Burlington Williams (13-11) @ Rocky Mount (22-1)
3-A - Northern Nash (11-14) @ South Central (25-0)
3-A - Rockingham County (22-5) @ Southern Nash (14-9)
3-A - SouthWest Edgecombe (12-11) @ Oxford Webb (21-4)
2-A - Bunn (10-15) @ Tarboro (19-6)
1-A - North Edgecombe (9-17) @ Camden (16-10)
BOYS --- TUESDAY, 7 p.m.
3-A - Eastern Alamance (12-10) @ Rocky Mount (17-6)
3-A - Northeast Guilford (18-9) @ SouthWest Edgecombe (16-8)
3-A - Nash Central (19-7) @ Oxford Webb (18-6)
1-A - Camden (17-8) @ North Edgecombe (24-1)
# - Since North Edgecombe plays Camden in both boys and girls, both games may be played on the same evening!
Posted by Charles Alston