After a difficult first half, the Trinity boys adjusted well and executed their offensive game plan in the second half to hold off visiting Northeastern 52-48 on Wednesday in the second round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs.
Six area teams advance to the third round in the NCHSAA boys and girls basketball playoffs.
The scoring bursts and stifling defense that helped Southwest Guilford romp to a 23-2 regular season did the trick in the first round of the NCHSAA 4-A playoffs Monday night.
The fifth-seeded Panthers played very solidly over the second and third quarters to build a big lead and then hung on down the stretch to defeat 28th-seeded North Gaston 61-53 on Monday in the first round of the NCHSAA 3A playoffs.
The 12th-seeded Panthers, behind Sullivan’s stellar 27-point performance, rolled past 21st-seeded A.C. Reynolds 67-51 on Monday in the NCHSAA 3A playoffs at Ledford. It was the team’s first playoff victory in over a decade.
Twelve teams -- seven girls, five boys -- win in the opening round of the NCHSAA playoffs
Sunday's local roundup
AREA TEAMS IN THE NCHSAA HOOPS PLAYOFFS
(29) Reagan at (4) SW Guilford
(22) Ragsdale at (11) Butler
(28) North Gaston at (5) Ledford, 6:30 p.m.
(20) Southern Guilford at (13) South Rowan
(26) First Flight at (7) T.W. Andrews
(18) Franklinton at (15) Wheatmore, 6:30 p.m.
(30) West Stokes at (3) East Davidson
(21) Thomasville at (12) Madison
(15) Durham Voyager at (2) Bishop McGuinness, 6:30 p.m.
(19) SW Guilford at (14) Butler
(24) Ragsdale at (9) McDowell
(29) HP Central at (4) East Forsyth
(21) A.C. Roberson at (12) Ledford, 8 p.m.
(32) South Columbus at (1) Trinity
(20) West Davidson at (13) Wheatmore, 8 p.m.
(9) Roxboro Community at (8) Bishop McGuinness, 8 p.m.
All games start at 7 p.m. unless noted
The Wesleyan Christian boys took their lumps at times this season. But, in the end, those experiences helped them win their second straight NCISAA 3A state championship.
The Wesleyan Christian boys have overcome adversity all season. So, down five points with a minute left in regulation was right up their alley. And they did exactly what they needed to win their second straight state championship.