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State high school basketball championships to be televised, streamed live

News 14 Carolina and Time Warner Cable are broadcasting Saturday's State High School Basketball Championships  -- the first time all of the games will be televised live.

The games will also stream live and be available On Demand.

Click below for the full schedule.

Carolina 10 all-conference basketball

Kelva Atkins of Granville Central wins Carolina 10 1-A/2-A girls player of the year honors while Martin Alston of Granville Central and John Wieland of Pittsboro Northwood share the boys award.
 

Millbrook girls want to continue their rise

For the past few day Millbrook has become the center of the high school basketball in the Triangle. Both the boys and the girls team have advanced to the NCHSAA 4-A Eastern Regional championship. Each team has an interesting story. Here’s what I learned Thursday when I visited the girls team.

For most the season, the public perception was that Green Hope had the best team in the area thanks to the great success of guard Kristen Gaffney. The star junior who average 30 points a game this season suffered a right ankle injury that prevented her from playing against Millbrook in the sectional championship game. It was this round where most people expect Millbrook’s season to end, yet the Wildcats went on the win 48-39, and coach Chris East said his girls want to keep proving people wrong.

“We read blogs and newspapers about how good the Tri Nine was, and in reality, I thought the Cap Eight was the toughest conference and those last games were so close that they felt like playoff games,” East said.

Thursday's sectional scores

Thursday night regional results and Saturday's regional championship schedule.

Wednesday's NCHSAA basketball regional results

Millbrook boys advance to Saturday's Eastern Regional finals, which are the NCHSAA 4-A semifinals.

NCHSAA second round basketball results

Results will be updated throughout the evening. Check back .

NCISAA basketball brackets

The Raleigh Word of God Christian Academy boys basketball teams, the top seeds in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A tournament, safely advanced through the first round of the tournament on Tuesday.

Also playing in Thursday's quarter finals are: Cary Christian girls, St. David's boys, Cary Academy girls, Durham Academy girls and Ravenscroft boys.

NCHSAA first round basketball results

Results will be updated throughout the night.

Southeast Raleigh, Clayton have tough paths

Clayton and Southeast Raleigh are in the same bracket with Fayetteville Sanford (24-2).

Three conference finals tonight in the county

East Chapel Hill defeated Riverside 58-38 Thursday night to advance to tonight’s championship final of the Piedmont Athletic Conference basketball tournament. The second-seeded Wildcats will host No. 1-seeded Jordan at 8 p.m. at East.
East also hosts the girls’ final, which features No. 1 Northern Durham against No. 2 Hillside at 6 p.m.

Those are just two of the six championship finals tonight in Orange County.
In the Carolina-10, Northwood's boys and girls teams both reached tonight’s finals at Cedar Ridge High School. The Northwood girls play River Mill Academy at 6 p.m. and the Charger boys take on Carrboro at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Carrboro’s boys defeated tournament host Cedar Ridge 68-43 Thursday to advance. Northwood topped Granville Central 69-50 Wednesday in the tournament’s first semifinal.

The CHHS girls’ and boys’ teams won their semifinal games this week in the Carolina-Six Conference basketball tournament and will play tonight at Carrboro High for their respective championship finals. (The CHHS gyms were booked in advance for the NCHSAA 3-A Mid-East wrestling regionals.)

The CHHS girls play top-seeded Cardinal Gibbons at 6 p.m. Friday, and the boys follow 20 minutes after that first game ends, at approximately 7:45 p.m.

For all the scores tonight, see www.newsobserver.com/sports or check out the up-to-the-minute Preps Now blog.
 

 

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