High school playoffs heating up with regionals looming

High school playoffs heating up with regionals looming

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High school playoffs heating up with regionals looming

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Connor Whipp is introduced prior to the boys game.

Connor Whipp is introduced prior to the boys game.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was an extremely busy weekend all over North Carolina, with NCHSAA playoffs hitting full speed as the biggest snowfall of the winter began to melt.

Most Charlotte-area schools were able to get things going Friday, with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools getting back in session following a weather-induced hiatus.

In boys 4A action, local schools had a big weekend, with only Harding and Rocky River falling in the first round. The Ravens dropped a hotly contested battle to No. 15 Olympic, 72-66. Two second round games took place Saturday. No. 2 seed Butler defeated Olympic 57-50, while No. 3 West Charlotte ran away from No. 19 Jay M. Robinson 84-64. The Lions have won their first two playoff games by a combined 60 points.

In the girls 4A playoffs, it wasn’t quite as smooth going for area schools. No. 3 seed Myers Park, one of the favorites to win another state championship, rolled to a 72-34 win over North Davidson on Friday. No. 2 R.J. Reynolds also made a statement, rolling over Watauga in a 76-18 blowout. Mecka rivals Hopewell and Hough met Saturday in one of two second round games, with the Lady Titans pulling out a 46-43 win over the Huskies. They await the winner of No. 4 Ardrey Kell and No. 13 Southwest Guilford, Monday at 6:00 pm.

Monday boys 4A West pairings

No. 1 Ardrey Kell vs No. 16 Richmond Senior, 7:30 pm at Ardrey Kell

No. 9 Lake Norman vs No. 25 Hough, 7:00 pm at Lake Norman

No. 5 Greensboro-Page vs No. 21 Mount Tabor, 7:00 pm at Page

No. 13. North Mecklenburg vs No. 29 Berry Academy, 7:00 pm at North Meck

No. 6 Watauga vs No. 11 Northwest Guilford, 6:00 pm at Watauga

No. 23 Myers Park vs No. 26 East Forsyth, 7:30 pm at Myers Park

Monday girls 4A West Pairings

No. 1 Northwest Guilford vs No. 16 Charlotte Catholic, 6:00 pm at NW Guilford

No. 8 Alexander Central vs No. 9 Rocky River, 6:00 pm at Alexander Central

No. 4 Ardrey kell vs No. 13 Southwest Guilford, 6:00 pm at Ardrey Kell

No. 3 Myers Park vs No. 19 Greensboro-Page, 6:00 pm at Myers Park

No. 6 South Caldwell vs No. 11 Mallard Creek, 6:30 pm at South Caldwell

No. 2 Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds vs No. 18 Mount Tabor, 7:00 pm at R.J. Reynolds.

To view the complete boys NCHSAA brackets, click here.

To view the complete girls NCHSAA brackets, click here.

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