Sunday, February 20, 2011

Twin Counties teams in the NCHSAA basketball playoffs, schedules

Eight Twin Counties basketball teams will hit the hardwoods Monday with dreams of bringing home a state title - just like the Rocky Mount Gryphons did a year ago.

The NCHSAA state basketball playoffs will get underway with several area teams participating. Five teams will be hosting, including two doubleheaders, and three squads will be hitting the road.

On the boys' side, Rocky Mount Prep, in its first-ever NCHSAA playoff game, North Edgecombe, Rocky Mount, Nash Central and Northern Nash will be in action to start the postseason, while North Edgecombe, Rocky Mount and Northern Nash will represent the girls.

Here is all the action Monday evening. Get out and go to a game!



1-A - Rocky Mount Prep (19-11) @ Goldsboro (17-7), 8 p.m.
1-A - Perquimans (17-7) @ North Edgecombe (21-2), 8 p.m.
3-A - Currituck (2-21) @ Rocky Mount (19-7), 7:30 p.m.
3-A - Nash Central (15-9) @ West Craven (21-5), 7 p.m
3-A - Northern Nash (15-7) @ Southern Lee (18-4), 7 p.m.


1-A - Mattamuskeet (6-12) @ North Edgecombe (15-9), 6:30 p.m.
3-A - Jacksonville (10-14) @ Rocky Mount (23-3), 6 p.m.
3-A - Currituck (2-21) @ Northern Nash (19-3), 7 p.m.

RMHS players sweep MVP honors at Big East Tourney

To the winners go the spoils.

Rocky Mount's basketball teams swept the 2011 Big East Conference Tournament. And in accordance with the tournament rules, the MVP of the girls' and boys' events is from the winning team.

For the girls, sophomore forward J'Kyra Brown was selected by media representatives, while the boys' honor went senior forward Exzavier Cooper.

Here is a complete listing of the All-Tournament teams.

2011 Big East Conference All-Tournament Basketball Teams


Jalen Hendricks, Nash Central
Nate Pittman, Nash Central
Tyrell Vinson, Wilson Hunt
Parker Lamm, Wilson Hunt
Darius Freeman, Northern Nash
Deshawn Freeman, Northern Nash
Terrill Hilliard, Rocky Mount
Exzavier Cooper, Rocky Mount - MVP


Quanesha Brown, Wilson Hunt
Denesha White, Wilson Hunt
Alicia Baines, Wilson Fike
Meredith Pruden, Wilson Fike
Alexus Hill, Northern Nash
Khadijah Richardson, Northern Nash
Tia Hudgins, Rocky Mount
J'Kyra Brown, Rocky Mount - MVP