Monday night's area NCHSAA state boys basketball first round playoff games...
Tonight's prep basketball tournamen results involving area teams and conferences:
Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference Boys Semifinals
Knightdale 76, Clayton 45
West Johnston 65, Garner 63
Carolina 1-A Conference Girls Semifinal
Ayden-Grifton 63, Princeton 46
Carolina 1-A Conference Boys Semifinal
Ayden-Grifton 57, Spring Creek 47 (OT)
West Johnston topped Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference boys
basketball regular-season champion Garner 65-63 tonight to advance to
the tournament championship game on Friday night.
What's on tap for area teams today in the continuing prep basketball conference tournaments...
Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference Boys’ Semifinals at Garner
Clayton vs. Knightdale, 6
West Johnston vs. Garner, 7:30
Carolina 1-A Conference Girls’ Semifinal
Princeton at Ayden-Grifton, 6
Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference Girls' Semifinals
Southeast Raleigh 63, Clayton 37
Holly Springs 55, Garner 35
Carolina 1-A Conference Girls' Semifinal
North Johnston 59, Spring Creek 51
Carolina 1-A Conference Boys' Semifinal
North Johnston 69, Princeton 34
Games on the docket tonight involving our local teams in Johnston County and Garner...
Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference Boys' Quarterfinals
Garner 62, Smithfield-Selma 36
West Johnston 57, Southeast Raleigh 49
Clayton 56, East Wake 42
Knightdale 90, Holly Springs 52
Cape Fear Valley 3-A Conference Boys' Quarterfinals
Harnett Central 56, South Johnston 40
Carolina 1-A Conference Boys' Quarterfinals
Princeton 57, Rosewood 44
Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference Girls' Quarterfinals
Clayton 44, Smithfield-Selma 21
Southeast Raleigh 60, West Johnston 32
Garner def. East Wake
Cape Fear Valley 3-A Conference Girls' Quarterfinals
Triton 38, South Johnston 28
Carolina 1-A Conference Girls' Quarterfinals
Princeton 41, North Duplin 29
The schedules for this week's Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference basketball tournaments:
Tonight's (Monday) Girls' Quarterfinals:
(No. 8) West Johnston at (No. 1) Southeast Raleigh, 7
(No. 5) Smithfield-Selma at (No. 4) Clayton, 7
(No. 7) Knightdale at (No. 2) Holly Springs, 7
(No. 6) Garner at (No. 3) East Wake, 7
Tuesday's Boys' Quarterfinals:
(No. 8) Smithfield-Selma at (No. 1) Garner, 7
(No. 5) Southeast Raleigh at (No. 4) West Johnston, 7
(No. 7) Holly Springs at (No. 2) Knightdale, 7
(No. 6) East Wake at (No. 3) Clayton, 7
News of note from tonight's games...
Garner grabbed the Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference boys basketball championship with a win at Holly Springs. The Trojans enter the NCHSAA state playoffs as the league's No. 1 seed.
Clayton swept Smithfield-Selma in boys and girls action. The Comet boys enter the league tournament as the No. 3 seed, while Clayton is seeded fourth in the girls' event. SSS's girls will travel to Clayton again on Monday night in a first round GNRC tournament game.
Ayden-Grifton swept North Johnston in boys and girls basketball. But North's boys won the draw for the No. 1 seed in next week's Carolina 1-A Conference tournament. The Panther girls had already clinched the league regular-season title.
We'll have more updates over the weekend as we get league tournament pairings.