East Chapel Hill defeated Durham 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 Durham Jordan at 8 p.m. at East.
East also hosts the girls’ final, which features No. 1 Northern Durham against No. 2 Durham Hillside at 6 p.m.
Those are just two of the six championship finals tonight in Orange County.
In the Carolina-10 Conference, 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 Chapel Hill 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 Mideast 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.