The N.C. High School Athletic Association boys basketball playoffs began on Tuesday. The second round is Thursday.
1E-Heritage vs 16ME-Harnett Central: The Huskies rolled to an 83-41 win over Harnett Central. Colton Reed had 22 points while Jayden Gardner added 16 points and 14 rebounds.
8ME-Northern Durham vs 9E-J.H. Rose: Northern will travel to Heritage in the next round after beating Rose 64-54.
4ME-Seventy-First vs 13E-Rolesville: The Rams fell to Seventy-First 61-54 in their first playoff appearance.
5E-Millbrook vs 12ME-Panther Creek: The Wildcats got 19 points from Chase Fowler to hold off Panther Creek 69-59.
2ME-Overhills vs 15E-Wake Forest: The host Jaguars needed overtime to hold off upset-minded Wake Forest 70-67.
7E-D.H. Conley vs 10ME-Leesville Road: The Pride pulled off the road victory at Conley, 58-54, and will travel to Overhills next.
3E-Garner vs 14ME-Riverside: Garner survived a scare against the Pirates, winning 80-78.
6ME-Hillside vs 11E-Broughton: Broughton won at the buzzer to take down Hillside 44-42.
1ME-East Chapel Hill vs 16E-Southeast Raleigh: The Wildcats’ defense was in good form as they defeated Southeast Raleigh 55-41 to set up a showdown with conference foe Gibbons.
8E-Ashley vs 9ME-Cardinal Gibbons: Gibbons was the host team and had no trouble with Ashley, winning 67-39.
4E-New Hanover vs 13ME-Middle Creek: The Mustangs’ season ended at New Hanover, falling 66-55.
5ME-Green Hope vs 12E-Knightdale: The Falcons controlled the game from start-to-finish against Knightdale, winning 80-59.
2E-South Central vs 15ME-E.E. Smith: The Falcons’ defense stepped up again, winning 76-47 against E.E. Smith.
7ME-Cape Fear vs 10E-Athens Drive: The Jaguars won their first playoff game in more than a decade, defeating Cape Fear 72-71.
3ME-Cary vs 14E-Clayton: MaCaleb Robertson was fouled with 0.5 seconds left in overtime and made both to propel Clayton to a 56-54 upset win.
“I knew those were going in, there was no way I was going to let my teammates down again,” Robertson said. “I was down at the beginning of overtime, but I knew I had to get up and play well the rest of the way.”
6E-Hoggard vs 11ME-Apex: The Cougars will get one last game at home after all. Apex toppled Hoggard 51-46 behind Colton Moore’s 15 points.
1E-Northern Nash vs 16ME-Northeast Guilford: The Knights survived a scare, winning 62-59 over Northeast Guilford. Northern Nash will host conference foe Fike in the next round.
8ME-Williams vs 9E-Fike: In double overtime, the Golden Demons held on 80-72 against visiting Williams.
4ME-Terry Sanford vs 13E-Northern Vance: The Vikings’ season ended with a 69-49 loss at Terry Sanford.
5E-Eastern Wayne vs 12ME-Western Alamance: In a battle of Warriors vs. Warriors, Eastern Wayne handled Western Alamance 74-58.
2ME-Eastern Guilford vs 15E-Smithfield-Selma: The Spartans’s eason ended with a 74-43 loss at Eastern Guilford.
7E-Southern Durham vs 10ME-Western Guilford
3E-West Craven vs 14ME-Lee County: Upset! Lee County topped West Craven 63-52.
6ME-Eastern Alamance vs 11E-White Oak: Eastern Alamance won 68-54.
1ME-Orange vs 16E-Gray’s Creek: The Panthers topped Gray’s Creek 78-66 and will host Southern Guilford in the next round.
8E-South Johnston vs 9ME-Southern Guilford: Southern Guilford came away with a 63-61 victory to end the Trojans’ season.
4E-Triton vs 13ME-Westover: The Hawks survived Westover’s upset bid, 48-42.
5ME-Asheboro vs 12E-Jacksonville
2E-West Brunswick vs 15-Western Harnett: Western Harnett led by 14 at half, but West Brunswick rallied in the fourth quarter to win 70-59. The Trojans outscored the Eagles 31-8 in the final quarter.
7ME-Northern Guilford vs 10E-West Carteret
3ME-Southern Lee vs 14E-Havelock: The Cavaliers ran past Havelock 80-66.
6E-Nash Central vs 11ME-Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill snared a road win 44-40 against the Bulldogs. The Tigers will travel to Southern Lee in the next round.
1E-Greene Central vs 16ME-North Johnston: The top seed bounced back from its only loss of the year to end North Johnston’s season 69-39.
8ME-St. Pauls vs 9E-Farmville Central: The defending 2A champs were eliminated as the Jaguars fell to St. Pauls 80-59.
4ME-Beddingfield vs 13E-South Lenoir
5E-Kinston vs 12ME-Reidsville
2ME-South Granville vs 15E-North Lenoir: South Granville got the best of the better-than-they-were-seeded Hawks, 54-52.
7E-Roanoke Rapids vs 10ME-Midway: The Yellow Jackets defeated Midway 54-43.
3E-Hertford County vs 14ME-Eastern Randolph
6ME-Warren County vs 11E-East Duplin: The Eagles are moving on with an 81-74 win against East Duplin.
1ME-Clinton vs 16E-SouthWest Edgecombe: Clinton defeated SouthWest Edgecombe 84-77.
8E-First Flight vs 9ME-West Bladen
4E-Northeastern vs 13ME-Southern Vance: The Raiders’ season ended with a 67-56 loss at Northeastern.
5ME-Cummings vs 12E-Ayden-Grifton: The Chargers showed the strength of the Eastern Carolina by taking down Cummings 62-61.
2E-Northside (Jacksonville) vs 15ME-Goldsboro
7ME-Franklinton vs 10E-Southwest Onslow: The Red Rams picked up a home win, 71-56.
3ME-Fairmont vs 14E-Currituck County
6E-North Pitt vs 11ME-Red Springs: The Panthers are moving on after a 64-57 win against Red Springs.
1E-Rocky Mount Prep vs 16ME-Princeton: The Jaguars dispatched Princeton 83-65.
8ME-River Mill Academy vs 9E-Gates County
4ME-Wallace-Rose Hill vs 13E-Trask
5E-Riverside (Williamston) vs 12ME-Hobbton: Riverside won 59-39.
2ME-Spring Creek vs 15E-Ocracoke: The Gators defeated Ocracoke 85-54.
7E-Perquimans vs 10ME-Lakewood: Perquimans defeated Lakewood 68-57.
3E-Southeast Halifax vs 14ME-Roxboro Community
6ME-Oxford Prep vs 11E-Northampton County
1ME-Kestrel Heights vs 16E-Columbia
8E-Pamlico County vs 9ME-Raleigh Charter: The Phoenix saw its season end at Pamlico County 57-48.
4E-East Carteret vs 13ME-Louisburg: Powerhouse East Carteret downed the Warriors 85-31.
5ME-Voyager Academy vs 12E-Northside (Pinetown): The defending 1A champs move on after defeating Northside 73-60.
2E-Camden County vs 15ME-Research Triangle: The Raptors’ season ended with an 88-64 loss at Camden County.
7ME-James Kenan vs 10E-Plymouth: James Kenan advanced with a 66-56 win.
3ME-Whiteville vs 14E-Weldon: Whiteville won 51-34.
6E-Jones vs 11ME-Pender
1E-Southeast Raleigh vs 16ME-Person: The Bulldogs rolled by the Rockets 76-26. Southeast will host East Wake in the next round.
8ME-Jordan vs 9E-East Wake: In a wild overtime game, the Warriors took down Jordan 87-79 to end the Falcons’ season.
4ME-E.E. Smith vs 13E-D.H. Conley: Conley’s upset bid fell short at Smith, 64-49.
5E-Heritage vs 12ME-Panther Creek: The Huskies kept rolling with a 72-55 victory to end Panther Creek’s season.
2ME-Hillside vs 15E-J.H. Rose: The Hornets blew by the visiting Rose Rampants 58-33.
7E-Knightdale vs 10ME-South View: The Knights held off South View 49-44 and will travel to Hillside next.
3E-New Hanover vs 14ME-Riverside: The Pirates’ season ended with a 51-34 loss at New Hanover.
6ME-Apex vs 11E-Rolesville: The girls’ last game in the Cougar Den was a win – 63-52. It was Rolesville’s first playoff game.
1ME-Lumberton vs 16E-Wakefield: The Wolverines fell to Lumberton 71-41 to end the season.
8E-Leesville Road vs 9ME-Cary: Leesville defeated visiting Cary 62-52 and will head to Lumberton in the next round.
4E-South Central vs 13ME-Hoke County: The Falcons survived a scare from Hoke County, winning 50-47.
5ME-Seventy-First vs 12E-Laney
2E-Millbrook vs 15ME-Pine Forest: The defending 4A champs rolled Pine Forest 55-17.
7ME-Holly Springs vs 10E-Cardinal Gibbons: The Golden Hawks will travel to Milbrook next after ending Gibbons’ season with a 62-50 win.
3ME-Green Hope vs 14E-Clayton: The Falcons ended the Comets’ season 58-35 and will host Hoggard in the next round.
6E-Hoggard vs 11ME-Jack Britt: Hoggard won 48-32.
1E-Jacksonville vs 16ME-Southern Durham
8ME-Northeast Guilford vs 9E-Hunt: The Warriors’ season ended at Northeast Guilford, losing 58-50.
4ME-Triton vs 13E-Corinth Holders: The Pirates upset Triton, which they lost two twice in the regular season, with a 43-39 win.
5E-Cleveland vs 12ME-Cedar Ridge: The Red Wolves upset Cleveland 65-53 and could host Thursday’s second round game.
2ME-Orange vs 15-West Brunswick: The top-seeded Panthers defeated West Brunswick 56-39.
7E-Havelock vs 10ME-Southern Guilford
3E-Eastern Wayne vs 14ME-Eastern Guilford: The Warriors fell at home 51-42 to Eastern Guilford to end their season.
6ME-Rockingham County vs 11E-Richlands
1ME-Northern Guilford vs 16E-West Carteret
8E-Fike vs 9ME-Gray’s Creek
4E-Topsail vs 13ME-Williams
5ME-Terry Sanford vs 12E-C.B. Aycock
2E-Rocky Mount vs 15ME-Westover: The Gryphons bounced back from a loss in a big way, steamrolling Westover 70-9.
7ME-Northwood vs 10E-J.F. Webb: The Warriors nearly knocked off Northwood, but the Chargers held on to win 45-42.
3ME-Union Pines vs 14E-Swansboro: The Vikings’ season will continue after a 57-32 win over Swansboro.
6E-Nash Central vs 11ME-Western Alamance: The Bulldogs are moving on after beating Western Alamance 60-45. Nash Central will visit Union Pines in the next round.
1E-Bertie vs 16ME-Southern Vance: The Raiders’ season ended with a 72-30 loss at Bertie.
8ME-T.W. Andrews vs 9E-Warren County: The Eagles won at home against T.W. Andrews 64-46 and will go to Bertie in the next round.
4ME-East Bladen vs 13E-First Flight
5E-Roanoke Rapids vs 12ME-Carrboro: The Jaguars’ season ended with a 74-34 loss at Roanoke Rapids.
2ME-Bartlett Yancey vs 15E-Pasquotank County
7E-Kinston vs 10ME-Graham
3E-South Lenoir vs 14ME-Midway: South Lenoir won 57-40.
6ME-South Granville vs 11E-East Duplin: The Vikings’ season ended with a 51-41 loss at East Duplin.
1ME-Clinton vs 16E-Washington: Clinton won 80-37.
8E-North Pitt vs 9ME-South Columbus
4E-SouthWest Edgecombe vs 13ME-West Bladen: SouthWest Edgecombe won 74-41.
5ME-North Johnston vs 12E-Edenton Holmes: The Panthers won 56-45 and will face conference opponent SouthWest Edgecombe in the second round.
2E-North Brunswick vs 15ME-Durham School of Arts: The Bulldogs’ season ended with a 56-26 loss to North Brunswick.
7ME-Eastern Randolph vs 10E-Farmville Central
3ME-Red Springs vs 14E-Currituck County: Red Springs won 65-52.
6E-Northside (Jacksonville) vs 11ME-Fairmont
1E-Plymouth vs 16ME-James Kenan
8ME-Louisburg vs 9E-Ocracoke: The Warriors fell at home, losing 54-50 to Ocracoke.
4ME-Pender vs 13E-Manteo
5E-Northampton County vs 12-Kestrel Heights: The Hawks fell at Northampton County 61-20.
2ME-East Columbus vs 15E-Tarboro
7E-Lejeune vs 10ME-Spring Creek: The Gators’ upset bid at Lejeune fell short with a 40-36 loss.
3E-Pamlico County vs 14ME-Whiteville
6ME-Raleigh Charter vs 11E-Camden County: The Phoenix fell in an upset loss, 41-40 to Camden County.
1ME-Roxboro Community vs 16E-Gates County
8E-Perquimans vs 9ME-Rosewood: The Eagles pulled off a 44-42 win at Perquimans and will travel to Roxboro in the second round.
4E-Weldon vs 13ME-Wallace-Rose Hill: Weldon won 44-35.
5ME-Neuse Charter vs 12E-Southeast Halifax: The Cougars won at home by a score of 65-48.
2E-Riverside (Williamston) vs 15ME-Granville Central: The Panthers fell to powerhouse Riverside 68-13 to end their season.
7ME-Franklin Academy vs 10E-Cape Hatteras: The Patriots won a low-scoring affair, 32-21 over Cape Hatteras.
3ME-Princeton vs 14E-Southside: The Bulldogs are moving on with a 56-48 win against Southside.
6E-East Carteret vs 11ME-Falls Lake Academy