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High School Basketball Gameday 01.25.14

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  • Wednesday’s second round

    Games at 7 unless noted

    4A Boys

    Greensboro Dudley at Greensboro Page; McDowell at Watauga; North Mecklenburg at Mount Tabor; High Point Central at West Charlotte; Butler at Berry; Ardrey Kell at Hough; Greensboro Smith vs. Independence at Rocky River; Olympic at Lake Norman

    4A Girls

    Northwest Guilford at McDowell; Mount Tabor at South Caldwell; Hough at Ardrey Kell; Skyland Roberson at Southwest Guilford; Greensboro Page at Alexander Central; Butler at West Forsyth; Greensboro Dudley at Hopewell, 6; Rocky River at Myers Park, 6:30 p.m.

    3A Boys

    Carson at Erwin; Ashbrook at North Forsyth; Ledford at Concord; Statesville at Pisgah; Hickory at Freedom; North Buncombe at North Iredell; Cox Mill at Kings Mountain; Marvin Ridge at Weddington, 7:30 pm.

    3A Girls

    Hickory Ridge at Hickory; Ashbrook at Asheville Erwin; Freedom at Ledford; Carson at South Rowan; North Iredell at Weddington, 6; Anson at Crest; Enka at Southwest Randolph; North Henderson at Canton Pisgah

    2A Boys

    West Caldwell at Smoky Mountain; Lake Norman Charter at Bunker Hill; Lexington at Hunter Huss; Wheatmore at Newton-Conover; Forest Hills at Monroe; East Rutherford at West Stokes; East Lincoln at North Rowan; Central Academy at Shelby

    2A Girls

    Lexington at Lake Norman Charter; North Surry at Franklin; Thomasville at Parkwood, 6:30; Surry Central at East Rutherford; Monroe at East Davidson, 6; Wilkes Central at Mountain Heritage; East Burke at North Wilkes; West Wilkes at Bandys

    1A Boys

    Hayesville at Cherryville; Lincoln Charter at Alleghany; Thomas Jefferson at Robbinsville; Cherokee at Avery; Bishop McGuinness at Albemarle; Mount Airy at North Moore; East Surry at Starmount; Chatham Central at Winston-Salem Prep

    1A Girls

    Robbinsville at Cherokee; Elkin at Rosman; Hayesville at Hiwassee Dam; Bessemer City at Lincoln Charter; Mount Airy at Albemarle; Winston-Salem Prep/Gray Stone Day at River Mill; Atkins at West Montgomery; North Stanly at Bishop McGuinness



Elevator

↑  Bessemer City girls: Got first NCHSAA playoff win in 12 years Monday

↑  McDowell-Jamestown Ragsdale boys: Played a six-overtime game in Monday’s first round. McDowell won 111-104. McDowell’s Raekwon Miller had 48 points and Ragsdale’s James Stepp had 43, breaking his own school record with 10 3-pointers.

↓  Myers Park girls: Nationally ranked team is seeded No. 2 (perhaps) because it sought national competition and lost to the No. 1 team in America – and beat two other ranked teams in the same Christmas tournament.

↑  Connor Burchfield, Concord: Had 28 points in Monday’s 86-70 win against Sun Valley. Concord used a 19-4 run late in the first half to create space. Freshman Ty-Shon Alexander and senior Greg Childress added 17 points each and Jerry Burk had 13.

↑  Rocky River athletic staff: Neat of them to agree to let arch rival Independence host playoff games at Rocky River on Monday and Wednesday. Independence is having a new gym built on campus and cannot play there.

Wednesday’s Key Games

Butler at Berry, 7 p.m.: The Southwestern 4A Conference tournament champion (Butler) will meet the SoMeck 8 regular-season and tournament champs from Berry (24-3). Excuse us if this feels like a regional semifinal.

Berry, led by coach Maurice Jones, has been one of the big surprises of the season, rushing past conference favorites Ardrey Kell and reigning N.C. 4A champ Olympic to grab a stranglehold on one of the state’s toughest conferences. Butler (20-6) has been more up and down but has won seven of its past eight.

Ardrey Kell at Hough, 7 p.m.: Another tough second-round matchup between two Mecklenburg County teams that are serious regional tournament contenders. Ardrey Kell (22-6) will try to test Hough’s superior size – 6-foot-8 Luke Maye and 6-11 Tucker Thompson – with strong guard play led by junior Steven Santa Ana. Hough (22-5) is two wins away from a second straight regional appearance. And in a funny playoff circumstance, the schools’ girls’ teams also have a second-round game Wednesday night, at Ardrey Kell.

Olympic at Lake Norman, 7 p.m.: Two teams that spent time ranked No. 1 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll will meet in yet another wicked second-round game. Lake Norman (24-1), hunting its first state title in four years, has won 15 games in a row. Olympic (23-4) is trying to repeat as state champion after losing five of its top six players.

Rocky River at Myers Park girls, 6:30 p.m.: The Mustangs (25-1) ran their win streak to 14 with an easy win against Berry on Monday in the first round. Rocky River (19-7) will try to pull off the upset of the tournament and avenge a 75-54 loss to the Mustangs on Dec. 13 and a 68-42 loss Jan. 24.

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