NCHSAA State Tournament schedule releasedPublished 4:07pm Sunday, February 23, 2014
The NCHSAA has released the basketball playoff pairings for the first round of the state tournament. After falling to Farmville Central on Friday, the Washington girls basketball team snuck into the playoffs, winning a postgame coin flip to secure the No. 22 seed.
With an 8-14 record, Southside’s girls basketball chalked up a No. 16 seed and was one of the last teams in Class 1A to make the tournament. Head coach Bill Lake’s team will face the No. 1 team in 1A, undefeated Riverside. Joining Southside will be rival Northside, who finished with an 11-11 record under head coach Michelle Leathers. The Panthers will matchup against Plymouth (15-4) in the first round.
For the men, Michael Proctor’s Panthers are headed to the tournament once again, this time as a No. 8 seed. After losing in the semi-finals of the conference tournament to Pamlico County and being denied another shot at undefeated East Carteret, Northside (19-3) could matchup against the Mariners in the second round of the Mideast bracket.
Joining Northside in the Mideast bracket is Sean White’s Southside team (9-13), who enters as the No. 14 seed. The Seahawks are coming off an embarrassing loss to East Carteret in the conference tournament, and will look to bounce back against Northampton in the first round.
Riverside (12-10), South Creek (12-9) and Plymouth (16-4) also qualified for the tournament.
First Round Schedule:
Games are hosted by the higher seed and will be played Monday at 6:30 p.m.
(9) Perquimans (13-9) @ (2) Northside (19-3)
(14) Southside (9-13) @ (3) Northampton (17-5)
(10) Riverside (12-10) @ (7) South Creek (12-9)
(15) Mattamuskeet (9-13) @ (2) Plymouth (16-4)
(22) Washington (7-10) @ (11) Bunn (17-5)
(16) Southside (8-13) @ (1) Riverside (22-0)
(13) Northside (10-10) @ (4) Plymouth (15-4)