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.
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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.