NCHSAA Regional Basketball Tournaments Set To Begin In Greenville, Winston-salem


CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association's regional basketball tournaments will get underway this week as the state's prep teams continue the road toward the state championships.



Sectional winners from the East will be going to Greenville for the 17th straight year, for the Eastern Regionals. The men's games will be played at Minges Coliseum on the campus of East Carolina University, while the women's contests are set for J.H. Rose High School. In the west, teams will be going to Winston-Salem for the fourth consecutive time. Games will be played at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, both in the coliseum and the annex.



The Greater Winston-Salem Sports Commission, the city of Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau are the primary sponsors of the Western Regional tournament. University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, the city of Greenville and Cambridge Behavioral Health Services are the Eastern Regional primary sponsors.



Championship games for the Western Regional will be rearranged due to a Wake Forest University home game on Saturday at the Joel Coliseum. Two finals will be played there on Saturday with the other six championships at the Annex.



The winners from the regional tournament games will advance to the state championship contests. The 93rd men's championships and the 36th renewal of the women's finals will be held at the Dean E. Smith Center on the University of North Carolina campus and Reynolds Coliseum at North Carolina State University, scheduled for March 10.



On Monday, March 5, a press conference for the state championships will be held at the Radisson Research Triangle Park. The head coaches of each of the competing teams and other school officials will on

hand to preview the upcoming games.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2007 REGIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS



Eastern Regionals-Men

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, East Carolina University



Class 1-A

Friday, March 2, 7 p.m.: Wallace-Rose Hill (21-5) vs. North Edgecombe (20-6)

Friday, March 2, 8:30 p.m.: Camden (23-6) vs. Ayden-Grifton (21-6)

Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m.: championship



Class 2-A

Tuesday, February 27, 7 p.m.: Burlington Cummings (24-2) vs. St. Pauls (13-12)

Tuesday, February 27, 8:30 p.m.: Elizabeth City Northeastern (25-3) vs. Graham (20-7)

Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m.: championship



Class 3-A

Wednesday, February 28, 7 p.m.: Greensboro Dudley (23-4) vs. Wilson Hunt (22-4)

Wednesday, February 28, 8:30 p.m.: Kinston (27-2) vs. Southern Lee (20-5)

Saturday, March 3, 3 p.m.: championship



Class 4-A

Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.: Durham Riverside (23-5) vs. Wilmington Hoggard (24-5)

Thursday, March 1, 8:30 p.m.: Wilmington New Hanover (26-4) vs. Raleigh Wakefield (19-10)

Saturday, March 3, 5 p.m.: championship





Eastern Regionals--Women

J.H. Rose High School, Greenville



Class 1-A

Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.: Weldon (22-3) vs. East Bladen (23-6)

Thursday, March 1, 8:30 p.m.: Plymouth (19-2) vs. Pender (25-5)

Saturday, March 3, 5 p.m.: championship



Class 2-A

Friday, March 2, 7 p.m.: Graham (27-0) vs. Fairmont (21-5)

Friday, March 2, 8:30 p.m.: Whiteville (24-3) vs. Orange (20-7)

Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m.: championship



Class 3-A

Tuesday, February 27, 7 p.m.: Wilson Beddingfield (27-1) vs. Greensboro Dudley (23-6)

Tuesday, February 27, 8:30 p.m.: Winterville South Central (28-0) vs. SouthWest Edgecombe (21-2)

Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m.: championship



Class 4-A

Wednesday, February 28, 7 p.m.: Hope Mills South View (29-0) vs. Durham Hillside (28-1)

Wednesday, February 28, 8:30 p.m.: Raleigh Athens Drive (25-2) vs. Wilmington Laney (27-1)

Saturday, March 3, 3 p.m.: championship





Western Regional-- Men

Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum



Class 1-A

Wednesday, February 28, 7 p.m.: Polk County (27-2) vs. Cherryville (26-4)

Wednesday, February 28, 8:30 p.m.: Thomasville (21-2) vs. Winston-Salem Preparatory (25-6)

Saturday, March 3, 3 p.m.: championship at Annex



Class 2-A

Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.: West Henderson (24-5) vs. Boonville Starmount (23-5)

Thursday, March 1, 8:30 p.m.: Shelby (24-4) vs. North Surry (25-4)

Saturday, March 3, 6:30 p.m: championship at Joel Coliseum



Class 3-A

Friday, March 2, 7 p.m: High Point T.W. Andrews (21-7) vs. Charlotte Olympic (15-12)

Friday, March 2, 8:30 p.m.: Concord (24-4) vs. Asheville T.C. Roberson (26-2)

Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m.: championship at Joel Coliseum



Class 4-A

Tuesday, February 27, 7 p.m.: McDowell (23-6) vs. Huntersville Hopewell (20-7)

Tuesday, February 27, 8:30 p.m.: Charlotte Zeb Vance (24-3) vs. East Mecklenburg (25-2)

Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.: championship at Annex





Western Regional -- Women

Lawrence Joel Annex



Class 1-A

Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.: Rosman (26-3) vs, East Surry (27-3)

Thursday, March 1, 8:30 p.m.: Hiwassee Dam (25-4) vs. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (29-1)

Saturday, March 3, 6:30 pm: championship at Annex



Class 2-A

Friday, March 2, 7 p.m.: Sylva Smoky Mountain (27-2) vs. Salisbury (26-3)

Friday, March 2, 8:30 p.m.: East Davidson (28-1) vs. Newton-Conover (14-12)

Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m.: championship at Annex



Class 3-A

Tuesday, February 27, 7 p.m.: Asheville T.C. Roberson (25-3) vs. Winston-Salem Carver (26-3)

Tuesday, February 27, 8:30 p.m.: Hickory (29-0) vs. Eastern Randolph (27-2)

Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m.: championship at Annex



Class 4-A

Wednesday, February 28, 7 p.m.: West Charlotte (24-3) vs. McDowell (26-3)

Wednesday, February 28, 8:30 p.m.: Charlotte Harding (26-3) vs. Greensboro Grimsley (28-1)

Saturday, March 3, 5 p.m.: championship at Annex