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Things to look for in conference tourneys

By David Williams
Published in Sports on February 15, 2004 2:00 AM

Things to look for in the tournaments

* Goldsboro's boys must win the Eastern Carolina 1-A Conferencre tournament to have any chance of going to the state playoffs.

* Rosewood and North Johnston's girls will be battling for the better seed in the state playoffs -- the team that goes further in the tournament will get the Carolina 1-A Conference's No. 2 seed.

* North Lenoir and SouthWest Edgecombe's girls will also battle for the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference's No. 1 seeding in the state playoffs. North Lenoir and North Pitt will be dueling for the top-seed in the boys state playoffs.

* North Lenoir's girls and boys have have first-round tournament byes.

* Goldsboro's girls are the only team that cannot lose playoff position through conference tournament upset. The Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season champions will have a bye when first-round playoff games begin on Feb. 23 and will host either West Craven or the Mideastern 4-A/3-A Conference's 3-A runner up on Feb. 25.