Chapel Hill and East Chapel Hill both won their opening games in the NCHSAA boys’ basketball state tournament and will play second-round games Wednesday. Orange and Northwood also won.
East Chapel Hill (21-7), a 68-46 winner Monday over Apex, will play at Middle Creek (23-4) Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Champions of the Tri-9 4-A Conference, the Mustangs eliminated Sanderson 78-56 in the first round.
Chapel Hill (19-4), which beat Mayodan McMichael 82-51 on Monday, will host Fayetteville Westover (20-3) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Westover’s Wolverines burned Asheboro 56-42 in the NCHSAA 3-A’s first round.
Orange (11-12) will also be on the road Wednesday, playing a second-round 3-A game at Cape fear Valley champion Southern Lee (19-4). The Panthers advanced Monday with a 71-59, come-from-behind win at Eastern Guilford, thanks to a career-high 43 points by Devantay Jones.
In 2-A action, Northwood (23-4) got by Franklinton 54-47 on Monday and will host a surprising St. Paul’s team (9-14) Wednesday. Despite its lackluster record, St. Paul’s defeated 17-7 Northwest Halifax by a 50-36 score in the first round.
Carrboro (15-11) bowed out of the 2-A first round with a 64-58 loss at Bunn.
Northwood had the only local girls to survive the NCHSAA first round. The Chargers (17-9) easily handled North Johnston, 72-52 on Monday, and will travel to Winston-Salem Carver (18-7) for Wednesday’s second round.
All four Carolina-6 girls’ teams were eliminated from the 3-A tournament by the four Mid-State Conference teams — Northern Guilford, Eastern Guilford, Burlington Williams and Rockingham.
Chapel Hill (12-12), three nights after winning the Carolina-6 Conference tournament, fell 52-35 to Williams (24-3). Orange’s girls (11-11) lost 54-42 at Eastern Guilford (22-5); Cardinal Gibbons (17-7) was upset 64-62 by Mid-State No. 4 seed Rockingham (14-12), and Webb (6-14) lost 70-42 to Northern Guilford (23-4).