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Best Blog covers the sports scene in and around Johnston County and Garner, including the Carolina Mudcats. The blog is compiled by D. Clay Best, the sports editor of The Smithfield Herald and the Garner-Clayton Record. For more updates on sports in the area, follow Clay on Twitter @dclaybest or become a fan of The Smithfield Herald or the Garner-Clayton Record on Facebook.

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Greater Neuse River Conference basketball tournament

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Garner's boys and Southeast Raleigh's girls are the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference regular-season basketball champions once again. The conference tournament begins on Monday with boys' quarterfinal games. Girls' play begins on Tuesday.

Boys
Monday's Quarterfinal Games
at Clayton

(3) Southeast Raleigh 54, (6) Smithfield-Selma 40
(2) Clayton 58, (7) West Johnston 42
at Garner
(4) Knightdale 77, (5) East Wake 71
(1) Garner 79, (8) Harnett Central 53

Wednesday's Semifinal Games at Garner
(2) Clayton 53, (3) Southeast Raleigh 50
(1) Garner 87, (4) Knightdale 64

Friday's Championship Game at Garner
(1) Garner 70, (2) Clayton 68

Read the story on both games by clicking here.

Photo gallery from boys title game between Garner and Clayton

Girls
Tuesday's Quarterfinal Games
at Southeast Raleigh
(5) Knightdale 53, (4) Harnett Central 51 (overtime)
(1) Southeast Raleigh 75, (8) Smithfield-Selma 35
at East Wake
(3) Clayton 68, (6) West Johnston 42
(2) East Wake 63, (7) Garner 33

Thursday's Semifinal Games at SE Raleigh
(1) Southeast Raleigh 47, (5) Knightdale 25
(2) East Wake 75, (3) Clayton 70 (2 OT)

Friday's Championship Game at Garner
(1) Southeast Raleigh 62, (2) East Wake 47

Read the story on both games by clicking here.

Photo gallery from girls title game between Southeast Raleigh and East Wake

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About the blogger

D. Clay Best has served as the sports editor of The Herald since 1997 and has covered high school sports since 1992. He's gone through many neighborhoods of NFL-fandom including the Cowboys, Raiders and Patriots and is in limbo right now. If that's not enough to require therapy, he also has way too much brain space filled with useless info on the legendary '80s TV series "Miami Vice."
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