Area sports: Tournament championship games are scheduled
From staff reports
If winter weather doesn’t bring a postponement, a host of Rowan County basketball teams and the A.L. Brown boys will compete for tournament titles Friday night.
Tournament sites are Carson (North Piedmont), Lexington (Central Carolina), South Davidson (Yadkin Valley), Reagan (Central Piedmont) and Concord (South Piedmont).
Seedings and pairings for the state playoffs will be released by the NCHSAA on Sunday. That leaves a window for a potential postponement of conference finals to Saturday.
The state playoffs start on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Underdog Oak Grove pulled off two upsets and battles top-seeded Salisbury. The Hornets haven’t lost to a 2A opponent this season. Game time is at 6.
Top-seeded North Davidson made it to the championship game and will battle No. 6 Ledford, which has knocked off Salisbury and Lexington. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
• Salisbury’s boys are playing Central Davidson at 4:30 p.m. for the league’s No. 3 berth in the playoffs. The 10-team league gets three automatic berths.
The loser of the seed game should still make the playoffs as an at-large entry.
Top-seeded Carson and second-seeded West Rowan will square off for the fourth time in the championship game.
West won at Carson and in the Christmas tournament final. Carson won the most recent meeting, rolling on West’s Senior Night.
The game starts at 6 .
West Rowan’s second-seeded boys get their third shot at top-seeded Statesville.
The Greyhounds rolled by 16 and 22 in the conference meetings.
Tip is at 8 p.m.
North Rowan’s second-seeded boys have won the last two YVC tournaments, and they’ve reached the finals again.
The second-seeded Cavaliers take on top-seeded Chatham Central in the final at 7:30 p.m.
The teams split in the regular season, with both winning on the road, and tied in the league standings. This game determines the YVC’s top seed for the state playoffs.
North Rowan’s girls won the YVC tournament last season, upsetting Albemarle in the final. The second-seeded Cavaliers are back in the championship game and will take on top-seeded Gray Stone at 6 p.m. The teams split regular-season meetings.
Top-seeded R.J. Reynolds and second-seeded Glenn have reached the finals. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.
There were no surprises in the CPC girls, with No. 1 Glenn and second-seeded East Forsyth reaching the final. Tip is at 6.
SPC boys and girls
In the girls game at 6, No. 1 Central Cabarrus plays No. 2 Cox Mill. In the boys game at 8, A.L. Brown’s second-seeded boys take on top-seeded Cox Mill. The Wonders split the SPC games.
The schedule for the state championships in Greensboro has been pushed back. They plan to get started at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Weigh-ins are at 11 a.m.
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