Wednesday’s roundup: High school basketball state finals pairings, Prep soccer, College basketball
By Richard Walker
Shelby’s girls basketball team and North Lincoln’s boys basketball team got their sites and times on Wednesday for Saturday’s state title games.
Here are the full N.C. High School Athletic Association state championship game pairings for Saturday:
Saturday, 1 p.m at Wheatmore High School
Princeton Bulldogs (15-0) VS. Murphy Bulldogs (16-2)
Saturday, 1 p.m. at Providence Grove High School
Farmville Central Jaguars (14-0) VS. Shelby Golden Lions (17-0)
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Providence Grove High School
Asheboro Blue Comets (14-0) VS. China Grove Carson Cougars (18-0)
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Wheatmore High School
Garner Trojans (16-0) VS. Charlotte Vance Cougars (11-0)
Saturday, 3:30 p.m at Wheatmore High School
Wilson Prep Tigers (7-2) VS. Lincoln Charter Eagles (16-2)
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. at Providence Grove High School
Farmville Central Jaguars (14-0) VS. Hendersonville Bearcats (17-0)
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Providence Grove High School
Pittsboro Northwood Chargers (14-2) VS. Weddington Warriors (17-0)
Saturday, 6 p.m. at Wheatmore High School
Raleigh Millbrook Wildcats (18-0) VS. Charlotte Kell Knights (10-0)
Here’s a look at the S.C. High School League playoffs:
Dorman 54, Riverside 51
River Bluff 45, Dutch Fork 43
Saturday’s final at USC-Aiken, 7:30 p.m.
Dorman vs. River Bluff
South Pointe 82, Greenville 74
Hilton Head 55, Hartsville 42
Saturday’s final at USC-Aiken, noon
South Pointe vs. Hilton Head
Saturday’s final at USC-Aiken, 3 p.m.
Seneca vs. Marlboro County
Christ School Episcopal 64, Gray Collegiate 58
Wade Hampton 83, Woodland 65
Friday’s final at USC-Aiken, 7:30 p.m.
Christ School Episcopal vs. Wade Hampton
Wednesday’s final at USC-Aiken, 3 p.m.
Southside Christian 66, Scott’s Branch 45
Clover 55, Rock Hill 38
Sumter 34, Wando 27
Friday’s final at USC-Aiken, noon
Clover vs. Sumter
High school boys basketball
Weddington 81, Crest 57 (Tuesday): Mari Adams (16 points, 6 rebounds), Ray Hall (15 points) and Jadin Merritt (9 points, 6 rebounds) in Crest’s Western N.C. 3A championship game loss. The Chargers finished 16-2 overall and Merritt surpassed 1,000 career points in the game.
High school boys soccer
East Lincoln 6, Maiden 0: Landon Graden scored twice with Aaron Singletary, Blake Swanson, Jackson Thrap and Eli Perez scoring one goal apiece for the Mustangs (10-0-1), who clinched at least a share of the South Fork 2A Conference title with the win. Swanson and Caleb Anderson added two assists apiece with Brandon LeFevers and Jason Gonzalez getting one assist each and Will White and Braxton Reeves combining for East Lincoln’s eighth goalkeeping shutout of the season.
East Gaston 3, Burns 1
South Point 3, R-S Central 2
Lincolnton 3, Lake Norman Charter 2
Thomas Jefferson 3, Highland Tech 0
Christ the King 10, Bessemer City 1
Piedmont Community Charter 4, Cherryville 0
East Lincoln 4, Bandys 0 (Tuesday): East Lincoln won on “Senior Night” as Jackson Thrap scored twice, Landon Graden and Jason Gonzalez each scored once, Blake Swanson and Brandon LeFevers had assists and Will White got his 7th goalkeeping shutout of the season. The Senior class (Caleb Anderson, Conner Dallin, Christian Hart, Chase Lynch, Aaron Singletary and White) recorded their 72nd win in 4 years, which is a program record.
College men’s basketball
Belmont Abbey will host a pair of Conference Carolinas tournament games on Thursday.
Here are the men’s tournament pairings and results:
Emmanuel 93, King 68
North Greenville 93, Lees-McRae 88
Chowan 79, Southern Wesleyan 75
Belmont Abbey 63, Mount Olive 61
#4 North Greenville at #1 Emmanuel, 7 p.m.
#6 Chowan at #2 Belmont Abbey, 7:30 p.m.
at highest remaining seed
Here are the women’s tournament pairings and results:
Belmont Abbey 82, Lees-McRae 47
King 81, North Greenville 52
Mount Olive 63, Emmanuel 59
Barton 82, Chowan 58
#4 King at #1 Belmont Abbey, 5 p.m.
#6 Mount Olive at #2 Barton, 7 p.m.
at highest remaining seed