Cierra Burdick wins North Carolina Gatorade basketball player of the year.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011
97th ANNUAL MEN’S NCHSAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
40th ANNUAL WOMEN’S NCHSAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
DEAN E.SMITH CENTER--UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
REYNOLDS COLISEUM – NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH
Millbrook assumes the top spot in the N&O girls high school basketball rankings after defeating previously top-ranked Green Hope in the sectional finals.
The East regionals start Tuesday with the 4-A girls and 3-A boys.
Southeast Raleigh, Millbrook, Northwood and Northern Durham girls begin play while Chapel Hill, Millbrook, Wakefield and Northwood boys start play.
Remember when Ty Lawson went down for the 2009 UNC team with a toe injury, and everyone freaked out because no matter how good the rest of that Tar Heels squad was they were infinitely better with Lawson?
This is kind of like that.
A showdown of one-loss Millbrook and one-loss Green Hope leads the 4-A lineup, while a Chatham County rivalry is renewed in the 2-A ranks as Northwood visits Jordan-Matthews.
Winners of Friday's sectional final (third round) will advance to next week's East regionals in Fayetteville. See the rest of the NCHSAA girls basketball playoff match-ups in the East by clicking "Read More" below.
Cary Christian has relieved its girls basketball coach of her duties, even as the team goes for a repeat of the 2-A NCISAA state championship this week in Asheville.
Coach Carmen Javaux, who led the Lady Knights to two straight NCISAA title games, was let go Monday — a day before Cary Christian opened this week's NCISAA playoffs. Javaux's record over the past four seasons was 102-20 (83.6%) with a 33-3 conference record.
Green Hope and Millbrook remain Nos. 1 and 2 in the N&O high school girls basketball rankings. River Mill Academy, a 1-A charter school, pushes up to the third spot with Durham Hillside climbing to No. 4.
Durham Hillside plays at Green Hope in a NCHSAA 4-A East girls basketball game on Wednesday night. The girls basketball playoffs enter the second round on Wednesday night.
NCHSAA women's basketball sectional playoffs begin tonight.