No. 25 Hough at No. 8 Scotland County, 7:30 p.m.: Scotland County won its first conference championship in 14 years this season. Hough has one of the state’s top players in 6-foot-8 senior Luke Maye. Hough is 2-2 in its past four games.
No. 20 Charlotte Catholic at No. 13 North Mecklenburg, 7 p.m.: Catholic has beaten Southwestern 4A champ Butler, and played Sweet 16 No. 1 and SoMeck champ Ardrey Kell to a four-point game. The Cougars will provide a huge test to North Meck, which was one of the top teams all season in the MECKA 8.
No. 19 Robinson at No. 14 Alexander Central, 7:30 p.m.: Robinson had a four-game win streak snapped Feb. 12 when it lost at home to West Charlotte in the MECKA 8 championship game. Now it has a tough first-round assignment at Alexander Central, which has won 10 straight.
No. 21 Hough girls at No. 12 South Mecklenburg, 7 p.m.: Hough finished in a three-way tie for second in the MECKA 8. The Huskies have won four straight games. South Meck has won five of its past seven.
No. 30 North Davidson girls at No. 3 Myers Park, 6:30 p.m.: The Mustangs begin what they hope is a march to history. Myers Park, the reigning N.C. 4A champs, hope to become the first girls’ team from Mecklenburg County to repeat in the 4A class.
Langston Wertz Jr.