The fourth round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball playoffs are set for Tuesday. In previous years, this round was played at a neutral site as part of a weeklong regional tournament.
This season, the higher seed will host unless the teams, and/or the NCHSAA, find a bigger facility if there are concerns. The East regional finals are next Saturday in Fayetteville at two sites.
4A East boys
Three Triangle teams and Wilmington power New Hanover make up the fourth round of the playoffs.
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Third round games: 1-Cary 54, 25-Leesville Road 50; 5-New Hanover 62, 13- J.H. Rose 52 // 3-Millbrook 75, 11-Apex 74; 2-Garner 92, 7-Riverside 74
Tuesday’s fourth round: 1-Cary vs 5-New Hanover // 2-Garner vs 3-Millbrook
3A East boys
Southern Durham throttled Asheboro 71-51 while Corinth Holders lost at Fayetteville Terry Sanford.
Third-round games: 1-Eastern Alamance 76, 8-Southern Nash 50; 5-Southern Durham 71, 4-Asheboro 51 // 3-Havelock 84, 6-West Brunswick 81; 2-Terry Sanford 67, 7-Corinth Holders 49
Tuesday’s fourth round: 1-Eastern Alamance vs 5-Southern Durham // 2-Terry Sanford vs 3-Havelock
2A East boys
Jordan-Matthews bowed out of the third round with a close loss in Elizabeth City.
Third-round games: 1-Farmville Central 93, 25-Midway 83; 4-Cummings 79, 5-Northside Jacksonville 70 // 3-Northeastern 48, 11-Jordan Matthews 44; 2-Fairmont 77, 10-Goldsboro 63
Tuesday’s fourth round: 1-Farmville Central vs 4-Cummings // 2-Fairmont vs 3-Northeastern
1A East boys
Durham charter schools account for half of the 1A East boys teams left as Voyager and Kestrel Heights get ready for road trips.
Third-round games: 1-East Carteret 69, 8-Whiteville 62; 5-Voyager Academy 75, 4-Weldon 60 // 6-South Creek 59, 3-Trask 54; 15-Kestrel Heights 58, 10-Camden County 52
Tuesday’s fourth round: 1-East Carteret vs 5-Voyager Academy // 6-South Creek vs 15-Kestrel Heights
4A East girls
Three powerhouse programs are still left in the 4A girls bracket, with Hillside hosting Lumberton and Millbrook or Southeast Raleigh to come out of the other side.
Third round games: 1-Hillside 33, 9-Green Hope 30 // 4-Lumberton 65, 12-New Bern 51 // 3-Southeast Raleigh 54, 11-Heritage 42 // 2-Millbrook 56, 10-East Wake 50
Tuesday’s fourth round: 1-Hillside vs 4-Lumberton // 2-Millbrook vs 3-Southeast Raleigh
3A East girls
Northwood and Union Pines’ seasons ended with big losses to teams from the Mid-State 3A. The conference also has Northern Guilford still left.
Third round games: 1-Terry Sanford 64, 9-Jacksonville 48 // 12-Northern Guilford 57, 4-Nash Central 51 // 3-Rockingham County 60, 11-Union Pines 30 / 15-Eastern Alamance 55, 10-Northwood 36
Tuesday’s fourth round:: 1-Terry Sanford vs 12-Northern Guilford // 3-Rockingham County vs 15-Eastern Alamance
2A East girls
Bunn was tied at North Pitt before the Panthers ended the game on a 20-5 run.
Third round games: 1-East Bladen 59, No. 9 Reidsville 38 // 5-Northside Jacksonville 54, 4-Bertie 36 // 3-North Pitt 70, 6-Bunn 55 / 7-T.W. Andrews 49, 2-Kinston 43
Tuesday’s fourth round: 1-East Bladen vs 5-Northside Jacksonville // 3-North Pitt vs 7-T.W. Andrews
1A East girls
It’s been almost all chalk in the 1A East girls bracket. Roxboro Community and the other top-four seeds play Tuesday.
Third round games: 1-Roxboro Community 66, 8-Wallace-Rose Hill 54 // 4-Rosewood 58, 5-Southeast Halifax 39 // 3-Pamlico County 74, 6-Northampton County 42 // 2-Plymouth vs 10-Lakewood
Tuesday’s fourth round: 1-Roxboro Community vs 4-Rosewood // 2-Plymouth vs 3-Pamlico County