Rocky Mount will open its 2009-10 varsity boys and girls basketball season on Dec. 1 when it hosts teams from Hertford County.
HCHS, along with SouthWest Edgecombe, Wilson Beddingfield and J.H. Rose make up Rocky Mount's non-conference slate of opponents for this coming season. There will be no endowment contest with powerhouse Kinston like it's played the last two seasons.
The Gryphons will be back in the Nash County Christmas Tournament (Monday, Tuesday, Dec. 28 and 29) as they did not receive an invitation back to the GlaxoSmithKline Basketball Invitational this Christmas. The NCCT will be held at Northern Nash this season.
The Big East Conference will hold its first league tournament at Wilson Hunt, Monday-Friday, Feb. 15-19.