Franklin girls beat Enka
Maggie Stewart scored 24 points to pace Franklin to a 61-49 win over Enka in the Western 3-A Sectional girls finals Friday night.
The sixth-seeded Panthers (24-6) will play No. 4 seed Tuscola in the Western Regional semifinals Thursday night at UNC Greensboro.
Upstart Enka (13-16), playing in its first sectional final since 2005, led 26-25 at halftime before Franklin built a 42-36 advantage at the end of the third quarter.
Sarah Henson added 15 points and Kaitlin Bishop 10 for the Panthers.
Brittany Moore led the 10th-seeded Jets (13-16) with 16 points. Clara Suggs scored 12.
Smoky Mountain (Boys) 78, East Lincoln 69: Cal Raleigh collected 26 points and 11 rebounds as the homestanding Mustangs captured the Western 2-A Sectional title.
The top-seeded Mustangs (26-3) will play either second-seeded Shelby or No. 3 seed East Burke in the Western Regional semifinals Tuesday night in Greensboro Coliseum.
Spencer Norris chipped in 25 points for Smoky, which led 34-32 at halftime. Jayce Wolfe dished out 11 assists, and Mark Thompson added 11 points.
Chris Surratt and Tyler Brock led No. 4 seed East Lincoln with 26 and 24 points, respectively.
Cherokee (Girls) 67, Hiwassee Dam 55: Alexis Maney poured in 26 points for the Braves as they pulled away from the visitors in the Western 1-A Sectional finals.
The top-seeded Braves (27-2) advanced to play No. 2 seed North Wilkes (25-2) in the Western Regional 1-A semifinals Tuesday night at UNC Greensboro.
Kendall Toineeta contributed 19 points and Avery Mintz 18 for Cherokee, which led 30-28 at the half.
Kendall Haney paced Hiwassee Dam (21-8) with 25 points.
East Surry (Boys) 59, Hayesville 56: Scott Meridith scored 28 points to pace the 14th seeds to the comeback victory in the Western 1-A Sectional finals.
The Cardinals (18-11) outscored the second-seeded Yellowjackets (22-7) by a 23-12 margin in the fourth quarter to stage the upset.
Zach Cottrell led Hayesville with 22 points. Isaac Mills added 16 points.