Northern Durham (21-3), the Piedmont Athletic 4-A regular-season champion, looks to be the team to beat in its NCHSAA 4-A girls basketball sectional.
The Knights are the only top seed from a conference in the sectional. They open against Panther Creek (14-11) in the first round with the winner facing Sanderson (18-8) or Scotland (10-12).
The other half of the sectional has Holly Springs (18-8) against Wake Forest-Rolesville (12-14) and Durham Riverside (19-6) at Wakefield.
Northern Durham will play all its games at home.