02/24/08 — Prep basketball playoff pairings

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Prep basketball playoff pairings

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on February 24, 2008 3:05 AM

From staff reports

Eastern Wayne is the lone women's team to earn a first-round home game in the Class 3-A N.C. High School Athletic Association sectional playoffs, which begin Monday.

The Warriors, the Eastern Carolina Conference tournament champs, play host to wild-card entry Southern Alamance. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at New Hope.

Also playing Monday: Goldsboro at Eastern Guilford; Southern Wayne at Currituck County; Princeton at Pender County and North Duplin at East Bladen.

All games are slated for 7 p.m. starts.

The men's portion begins Tuesday.

Eastern Plains 2-A regular-season and tournament runner-up Goldsboro (16-11 overall) entertains Northwest Halifax. Meanwhile, Carolina 1-A runner-up Princeton (17-8) looks to snap a three-game skid at home against Weldon. Both games commence at 7 p.m.

In 3-A play, Eastern Wayne travels to Northeastern Coastal champion Hertford County. Southern Wayne makes a return trip to the Outer Banks to face Currituck County.

On the 1-A scene, Rosewood is the guest of perennial power West Columbus.

Second-round games are Wednesday and Thursday, with the finals on Friday.