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Area Sports Briefs: Basketball pairings announced

Staff report
The NCHSAA announced basketball playoff pairings on Saturday.
West Rowan’s girls are seeded fourth in the 3A West bracket. The Falcons will take on a familiar foe — Robinson of the SPC — in Tuesday’s first round.
West (25-2) won regular-season meetings with the Bulldogs, 52-38 and 55-51.
The Falcons have won 17 in a row and haven’t lost since the Moir Christmas tournament.
Freedom, Asheville Erwin and Ashbrook are the top three seeds.
West actually could’ve been seeded No. 1 as both its losses were non-conference and both were dropped for seeding purposes. West was seeded at 22-0, but so were the other three contenders for the No. 1 seed.
Robinson (9-14) is seeded 29th.
If the Falcons get past the first round, they’ll play on Thursday at home against the winner of the Ledford-St. Stephens game.
If it wins Thursday, West would be home again on Saturday for the third round.
CCC girls runner-up North Rowan (17-7) is the No. 12 seed in the 2A West bracket and will host No. 21 Franklin (14-10) in the first round on Tuesday.
If North wins, the Cavaliers are probably looking at a road trip on Thursday.
Girls teams making the playoffs as at-large teams included Carson (15-11) and East Rowan (12-13) in 3A, Salisbury (14-11) in 2A and Davie (16-10) in 4A.
Carson, the No. 16 seed, plays at No. 17 West Iredell (16-10) on Tuesday.
East Rowan, seeded 26th, plays at No. 7 Central Davidson (19-5) on Tuesday.
Salisbury’s girls are a No. 20 seed and are playing at No. 13 East Burke (18-9) on Tuesday.
Davie’s girls are seeded 25th and will play at No. 8 West Forsyth (19-6).
West Forsyth won the two regular-season CPC meetings with Davie.
East Davidson (25-1) got the top seed in the 2A West bracket.
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With North Rowan and Salisbury out of the picture, Carson is the only Rowan boys team in the state playoffs.
The Cougars (13-12) made the playoffs as an at-large team and are seeded 25th in the 3A West bracket. They travel to No. 8 Ashbrook (15-12) on Tuesday.
Davie (14-11) made the 4A playoffs as a No. 27 seed. The War Eagles play at No. 6 Alexander Central (20-6) on Tuesday.
Davie won 72-60 against Alexander Central in a regular-season meeting.
First-round pairings for teams in the SPC, CCC, MECKA and CPC are in today’s Scoreboard.

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