Want to go to the Hopewell vs. North Mecklenburg basketball game Friday? You better get there early.
The gym should be jam packed when the Hopewell Titans travel across town to play the North Mecklenburg Vikings in the latest chapter of Lake Norman's biggest rivalry game.
The atmosphere should be even more electric than normal with both the girls' and boys' teams playing strong this year.
The Hopewell teams swept the Bojangles' Shootout, while the Viking boys won the Leon Brogden Basketball Tournament in Wilmington over winter break.
The North Mecklenburg girls have already surpassed their win total from last year.