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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.

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> Sectional winners from the East will be going to Greenville for the 16th 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 third consecutive time. Games will be played at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, both in the coliseum and the annex.

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> The Greater Winston-Salem Sports Commission and the Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau are the primary sponsors of the Western Regional tournament. University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina is the Eastern Regional primary sponsor.

Championship games for the Western Regional will be rearranged due to a Wake Forest University home game on Saturday at the Joel Coliseum. One final will be played there at 8 p.m. on Saturday with the other seven championships at the Annex.

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> The winners from the regional tournament games will advance to the state championship contests. The 92nd men’s championships and the 35th 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 11.

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> On Monday, March 6, 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.

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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2006 REGIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS

Eastern Regionals-Men

Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, East Carolina University

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Class 1-A

Tuesday, February 28, 7 p.m.: Manteo (18-7) vs. Lejeune (18-7)

Tuesday, February 28, 8:30 p.m.: Wallace-Rose Hill (25-2) vs. Camden (21-9)

Saturday, March 4, 1 p.m.: championship

Class 2-A

Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.: Orange (21-8) vs. Bunn (21-7)

Wednesday, March 1, 8:30 p.m.: Burlington Cummings (26-1) vs. Pasquotank (21-5)

Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m.: championship

Class 3-A

Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.: Rocky Mount (16-11) vs. Northeast Guilford (23-6)

Thursday, March 2, 8:30 p.m.: Hertford County (24-5) vs. Greensboro Dudley (24-4)

Saturday, March 4, 5 p.m.: championship

Class 4-A

Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.: Raleigh Wakefield (24-4) vs. Wilmington Hoggard (23-6)

Friday, March 3, 8:30 p.m.: Wilmington New Hanover (27-1) vs. Raleigh Sanderson (22-4)

Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m.: championship

Eastern Regionals–Women

J.H. Rose High School, Greenville

Class 1-A

Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.: Southeast Halifax (21-0) vs. Wallace-Rose Hill (18-10)

Friday, March 3, 8:30 p.m.: East Bladen (23-4) vs. Weldon (17-6)

Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m.: championship

Class 2-A

Tuesday, February 28, 7 p.m.: Whiteville (24-0) vs. Kill Devil Hills First Flight (23-6)

Tuesday, February 28, 8:30 p.m.: Eastern Guilford (22-5) vs. Farmville Central (21-3)

Saturday, March 4, 1 p.m.: championship

Class 3-A

Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.: Greensboro Dudley (25-2) vs. Western Harnett (25-2)

Wednesday, March 1, 8:30 p.m.: Wilson Beddingfield (26-0) vs. Nash Central (21-6)

Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m.: championship

Class 4-A

Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.: Fayetteville Westover (24-2) vs. Northern Durham (21-3)

Thursday, March 2, 8:30 p.m.: Apex (26-1) vs. Fayetteville Seventy-First (26-3)

Saturday, March 4, 5 p.m.: championship

Western Regional– Men

Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Class 1-A

Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.: North Stokes (27-2) vs.. Hiwassee Dam (27-2)

Thursday, March 2, 8:30 p.m.: Rosman (23-5) vs. Mount Airy (22-7)

Saturday, March 4, 8 p.m: championship at Annex

Class 2-A

Friday, March 3, 7 p.m: Marshville Forest Hills (26-1) vs. West Henderson (22-5)

Friday, March 3, 8:30 p.m.: Shelby (23-2) vs. West Caldwell (22-5)

Saturday, March 4, 8 p.m.: championship at Joel Coliseum

Class 3-A

Tuesday, February 28, 7 p.m.: Asheville T.C. Roberson (21-6) vs. Concord (23-5)

Tuesday, February 28, 8:30 p.m.: Gastonia Hunter Huss (18-9) vs. Monroe Parkwood (23-6)

Saturday, March 4, 2 p.m.: championship at Annex

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Class 4-A

Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.: East Mecklenburg (25-2) vs. Charlotte Zebulon Vance (20-8)

Wednesday, March 1, 8:30 p.m.: Gastonia Ashbrook (26-2) vs. North Mecklenburg (21-6)

Saturday, March 4, 5 p.m.: championship at Annex

Western Regional — Women

Lawrence Joel Annex

Class 1-A

Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.: Thomasville (24-3) vs. Robbinsville (19-8)

Friday, March 3, 8:30 p.m.: Hendersonville (18-7) vs. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (28-0)

Saturday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.: championship at Annex

Class 2-A

Tuesday, February 28, 7 p.m.: Salisbury (25-2) vs. Burnsville Mountain Heritage (25-5)

Tuesday, February 28, 8:30 p.m.: Sylva Smoky Mountain (27-0) vs. East Davidson (18-11)

Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m.: championship at Annex

Class 3-A

Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.: Hickory (26-2) vs. Southwestern Randolph (22-8)

Wednesday, March 1, 8:30 p.m.: Winston-Salem Carver (25-2) vs. Newton Fred T. Foard (27-3)

Saturday, March 4, 12:30 p.m.: championship at Annex

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Class 4-A

Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.: South Mecklenburg (24-3) vs. High Point Central (19-10)

Thursday, March 2, 8:30 p.m.: Charlotte Harding University (24-4) vs. Northwest Guilford (24-6)

Saturday, March 4, 3:30 p.m: championship at Annex