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Basketball: Schedules change for CCC, SPC tournaments

The snow and ice coming to the area forced the Central Carolina and South Piedmont conferences to amend their basketball tournament schedules.

All after-school activities Monday for Rowan-Salisbury Schools were called off. The schools and district offices will be closed Tuesday, which means no games or practices.

The first round of the CCC tournament will be Wednesday at the higher seed. The girls semifinal on Thursday is at East Davidson, and the boys semifinal is at Lexington.

The tournament championship is scheduled for Friday at Lexington.

North Rowan, the No. 1 boys seed, and Lexington, the boys No. 2 seed, both have first-round byes. East Davidson and North Rowan — the top two girls teams from the league, respectively — also have first-round byes.

The No. 3 Salisbury boys take on No. 6 East Davidson on Wednesday. The No. 4 Salisbury girls square off with No. 5 Lexington at home.

The SPC is taking a play-it-by-ear approach to scheduling the tournament. There was talk about the tournament playing the first-round games at Cox Mill and Hickory Ridge. Then the tournament could move to the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds for the semifinals on Thursday.

The championship games will be at Hickory Ridge.

The top seed in the boys tournament belongs to Cox Mill, and Hickory Ridge is seeded second. South Rowan owns the No. 1 seed in the girls tournament with East Rowan being No. 2.

The original plan was to play the first-round games Tuesday at the higher seeds with Hickory Ridge hosting the semifinals and finals. The semifinals were scheduled to start Wednesday, and the championship game is Friday.

The weather could affect the schedule for this week’s state wrestling tournament, slated to start Thursday, in Greensboro as well as the seeding for state basketball playoffs. Members of the state athletic association must have their conference basketball tournaments finished Friday so the association can seed the state playoffs Saturday.

The association emailed athletic directors saying a decision will be made by noon Wednesday if anything changes with the scheduling for basketball seeding or the wrestling tournament.

 

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKETS

CCC Tournament

Boys

First round

3. Salisbury vs 6. East Davidson

4. Thomasville vs 5. West Davidson

Semifinals (at Lexington)

1. North Rowan vs. 4. Thomasville/5. West Davidson winner

2. Lexington vs. 3. Salisbury/6. East Davidson winner

Championship (at Lexington)

Semifinal winners

Girls

First round

3. Thomasville vs 6. West Davidson

4. Salisbury vs 5. Lexington

Semifinals (at East Davidson)

1. East Davidson vs. 4. Salisbury/5. Lexington winner

2. North Rowan vs. 3. Thomasville/6. West Davidson winner

Championship (at Lexington)

Semifinal winners

SPC Tournament

Boys

First round

1. Cox Mill vs. 8. NW Cabarrus

4. West Rowan vs. 5. Carson

3. Concord vs. 6 East Rowan

2. Hickory Ridge vs. 7 South Rowan

Semifinals

1. Cox Mill/8. NW Cabarrus winner vs. 4. West Rowan/5. Carson winner

2. Hickory Ridge/7. South Rowan winner vs. 3. Concord/6. East Rowan winner

Final (at Hickory Ridge)

Semifinal winners

Girls

First round

1. South Rowan vs. 8. Concord

4. Carson vs. 5. West Rowan

3. Hickory Ridge vs. 6. Central Cabarrus

2. East Rowan vs. 7. Cox Mill

Semifinals

1. South Rowan/8. Concord winner vs. 4. Carson/5. West Rowan winner

2. East Rowan/7. Cox Mill winner vs. 3. Hickory Ridge/6. Central Cabarrus winner

Final (at Hickory Ridge)

Semifinal winners

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