The North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A girls’ basketball state final pits two undefeated teams against each other, the East Regional Champion Chapel Hill and the West Regional Champion Hickory.
“The team that normally settles into the game, gets over their jitters, and makes the fewest mistakes is the one who wins,” Chapel Hill Head Coach Sherry Norris says. “Last year we got down, we had to battle back, tied the ballgame, and ended up losing by three, which was unfortunate.”
Chapel Hill and Hickory were supposed to meet last season in the state final, but the west’s No. 1 seed got upset and Harding University High School of Charlotte took down the Tigers in N.C. State’s Reynolds Coliseum.
However, this season the game comes to Chapel Hill, and Coach Norris says she’d like nothing more than to see her girls complete the #QuestForPerfection in their hometown.
“This entire year, they have made history,” Coach Norris says. “That’s our big thing. It’s the first team to ever have an undefeated regular season; it’s the first team to win 31 ballgames—no one has done that. And so every game we have a different benchmark that we look for. That’s one of the ways that we’ve tried to approach that, as making history with this team, and they’ve bought into that.”
You can pre-order tickets now for the state title game this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Dean Smith Center. Pre-sale tickets are available for $9 at the main office of Chapel Hill High School between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and between 2:00 and 4:15 p.m., or you can see athletic director Tim Bennett after 5:00 p.m. on days of home events. Tickets on game day are $10.http://chapelboro.com/sports/high-school/chhs-girls-welcome-hickory-hill-state-basketball-title-game/
Two Chapelboro high school basketball teams put their No. 1 seeds on the line Saturday with a chance to move on to the state title game in their home county.
First, the Chapel Hill Tiger girls meet the West Craven Eagles for the second time this year. The Tigers took the 24-point win the first time around on route to a High School OT Holiday Tournament title. But, the Eagles have a 33-point-per-game threat they’ll have to shut down to secure the victory.
Chapel Hill has four consistently strong weapons of its own in Autumn West, Raziyah (rah-ZHIE-uh) Farrington, Catherine Romaine, and Jamella Smith, and it’s a team that’s proven it knows how to win.
Tipoff between the Tigers and the Eagles is scheduled for 12:00 noon in Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville. Tune in for pregame coverage on 97.9 FM and Chapelboro.com beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The Orange Panthers’ contest with the Hunt Warriors was pushed from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. likely due to weather-related travel issues.
The Panthers have proven themselves in the postseason showing onlookers just why they received the No. 1 seed. The most recent win—a 69-56 decision against West Brunswick—was one in which Orange had to fight off West on multiple occasions to take the 13-point win.
No. 2 seed Hunt is no pushover, though, as its averaging 15-point margins of victory so far in the postseason.
Tipoff between Orange and Hunt is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. in Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville. Due to the UNC-Duke men’s basketball game, WCHL Championship Sports will not be able to broadcast the game on the radio.
The state title game for both the 3A girls and boys will be hosted in the Dean Smith Center at UNC, but a victory in Fayetteville Saturday is the only way to get there.http://chapelboro.com/sports/high-school/chhs-girls-ohs-boys-seek-regional-basketball-titles-saturday/
The Chapel Hill Tiger girls’ basketball teams’ opposition keeps getting better, but that hasn’t slowed the domination as they defeated the Union Pines Vikings 64-37 in the East Regional semifinals Thursday night.
The Tigers asserted their dominance early jumping out to a 15-2 lead four minutes into the game and forcing a Viking timeout.
The Union Pines offense woke up a bit in the second quarter, but that didn’t slow down Chapel Hill. Mid way through the second frame, the Tigers extended their lead to 17 at 29-12, and Chapel Hill went on a run to close out the half up 39-12.
Chapel Hill’s Raziyah Farrington led all players with 14 points in the first 16 minutes of play; Autumn West tallied eight. Union Pines turned the ball over 14 times in the first half.
The Vikings went on a 7-0 before the one-minute mark in the third quarter, but it hardly dented the lead, and the Tigers snapped the run taking the 48-24 lead into the final frame.
Chapel Hill never relented and cruised to the 27-point victory.
The Tigers shot 40 percent and held the Vikings to 27 percent. Farrington scored a team-high 16 points. Catherine Romaine tallied 14 and West scored a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Vikings’ Nyona Shields led all players with 18 points.
With the win, Chapel Hill advances to the East Regional final Saturday at 12:00 noon. The Tigers face the West Craven Eagles in Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville. The only loss for the Eagles this season came by the hands of the Tigers 76-52 in the High School OT Holiday Tournament on December 27.
WCHL Championship Sports will be in Fayetteville for the broadcast of Chapel Hill and West Craven. You can hear all the action on 97.9 FM and Chapelboro.com beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Originally posted Monday, March 3 at 9:37 p.m.
The undefeated Chapel Hill High School girls go for win number 30 Tuesday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Sectional Finals.
***Due to the closure of schools across the state, and the hazardous travel conditions, the game was moved to Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
The East Regional No. 1-seeded Tigers once again dominated in round three and breezed through to this meeting with the No. 4-seeded Union Pines Vikings.
The Vikings (24-4) have two players who average double-digit scoring and two more with 7.5 or more. However, they’ll have to find an answer for the Tigers’ four players in double figures, as well as a host of other talent.
The winner advances to the Regional Final Saturday.
Tipoff between Chapel Hill and Union Pines is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville.http://chapelboro.com/sports/high-school/chapel-hill-tiger-girls-play-tuesday-regionals-fayetteville/
Four Tigers scored in double figures as the Chapel Hill girls’ basketball team advanced to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A sectionals with the defeat of Northern Guilford, 58-34.
Jamella Smith led all players with 19 points, followed by Jessica Wall with 13 and Razyiah Farrington and Catherine Romaine each with ten.
The No. 9-seeded Nighthawks kept it close early answering the Tigers’ 13 first-quarter points with nine of their own. However, Chapel Hill kept inching away with an 11-8 advantage in the second to take a 24-17 halftime lead and a 16-4 mark in the third to essentially close out the contest taking a 40-21 lead into the fourth. Northern Guilford fought to the bitter end with Chapel Hill taking the fourth quarter 18-13, but the undefeated No. 1 seed was just too much.
The Tigers’ winning streak was extended to 29 with the favorable outcome. Chapel Hill heads to Fayetteville Tuesday to face the No. 4-seeded Union Pines Vikings in the Sectional Finals.
The tipoff time is to be announced. The game will be played in Crown Coliseum. A win there and the Tigers will be propelled to the NCHSAA Regional Final, which will be played Saturday, March 8 at 12:00 noon.
2014 NCHSAA State Playoffs
3A Girls’ Bracket
Two Chapelboro teams remain in the 3A NCHSAA girls’ and boys’ state basketball playoffs, and Friday night, the fight for the sectional finals is on.
The Chapel Hill girls are unbeaten through 28 games and aren’t showing any signs of letting up. While averaging 40-plus-point wins this season, the Tigers are averaging 53-point margins after two wins.
The No. 9-seeded Northern Guilford Nighthawks head to Chapel Hill Friday for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff in round three of the state playoffs. Tickets are $6.00 per person and can be purchased at the door.
The big rivalry game takes place in Hillsborough as the No. 1-seeded Orange Panthers host the No. 9-seeded Eastern Alamance Eagles.
The schools are separated by just 13 miles along highway 70.
The Eagles have two scoring threats—one who’s scoring 25 points per game. If the Panthers can shut down senior Lamont Robinson, they could be well on their way to the sectional finals mid-next week.
Tipoff between Orange and Eastern Alamance is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. WCHL Championship Sports will be on hand to broadcast with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are also $6.00 and can be purchased at the door.
HILLSBOROUGH – The 3A NCHSAA East Regional No. 1-seeded Orange Panthers held off the No. 16-seeded Chapel Hill Tigers to advance to the 3rd round of the playoffs, 72-63.
The Panthers meet their bitter rivals, the No. 9-seeded Eastern Alamance Eagles, Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Hillsborough.
***Listen to the CHHS at OHS Game***
Click here to read the game recap of this and other second-round games of Chapelboro teams.http://chapelboro.com/high-school-basketball/hs-boys-basketball-orange-72-chapel-hill-63/
Just two Chapelboro high school basketball teams remain in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs after round two Wednesday night.
The 3A East Regional’s No. 1 seed Orange held off No. 16 seed Chapel Hill for the 72-63 win. Orange junior Jawan Chambers and senior JD Brooks each contributed 16 points in the victory while senior Keegan Crabtree came on late to hit his average of 14.
Click here to listen to the game.
After one quarter, Chapel Hill had a three-point lead, 19-16. But, the team that’s so good at getting out to an early lead kept its cool and pulled ahead in the second quarter. With a 43-34 lead at the half, the Panthers stifled late surges by the Tigers and advanced.
Chapel Hill junior Jeremy Werden tallied a game-high-tying 16 points, part of which brought the Tigers from being down 15 to only down seven in the fourth quarter.
The contest marked the final game for three Tigers, Shane Turner, Josh Hennen, and Karl Hill, but they take with them a regular season title of the 3A Big Eight Conference and a trip to the NCSHAA second round.
Orange hosts neighbor and rival Eastern Alamance Friday night in the third round. You can hear every bounce of the ball as we’ll have the call from WCHL Championship Sports. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Chapel Hill girls continued their winning ways Wednesday night with another dominant victory, 59-13 against Swansboro.
The 3A East Regional No. 1-seeded Tigers left no question in the outcome jumping out to a 21-2 first-quarter lead. After an uncharacteristic 8-5 second quarter, the Tigers didn’t allow a point to be score in quarter number three and coasted to the 46-point win.
Chapel Hill junior Raziyah Farrington shot 71 percent from the field and led all players with 15 points; senior Cat Romaine followed with ten points.
No. 9 seed Northern Guilford waits in the wings for Chapel Hill and will travel to the Hill Friday night.
Keeping an eye on a potential Big-Eight rematch, the No. 10-seeded Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders remained alive with an upset of the No. 7-seeded Eastern Wayne Warriors.
Jess Lowe’s Crusaders have a tough road ahead if they want to meet the Tigers for a fourth time this year, though. No. 2 seed Northern Nash hosts Cardinal Gibbons Friday. If the Crusaders can make it into the Sectional Finals, it’ll likely be to face No. 3 seed West Craven.
The Carrboro Jaguar girls’ 2A NCHSAA playoff run came to an end Wednesday night with a 77-52 defeat by the hands of Beddingfield.
The No. 24-seeded Jaguars pulled off the biggest upset of the first round with a ten-point defeat of the No. 9-seeded Red Springs Red Devils. However, No. 8 seed Beddingfield was just too much for Carrboro as the Jaguars’ season came to a close with an 8-18 overall record.
Round two of the 2A and 3A North Carolina High School Athletic Association girls’ basketball playoffs continue Wednesday night with three areas teams looking for more.
No one was surprised by the 60-point win handed out by the 3A NCHSAA girls’ East Regional No. 1 seed Chapel Hill against No. 32 seed Topsail. The Tigers are averaging 40-plus-point wins this season, carrying their 27-0 record into the second round.
Chapel Hill hosts No. 16 seed Swansboro out of the Coastal conference Wednesday night. In the Coastal Championship, Swansboro lost to West Craven 58-26. The only loss of the season for West Craven was by the hands of Chapel Hill, 76-52 in the High School OT Holiday Tournament.
Wednesday night’s game between Chapel Hill and Swansboro tips at 6:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill High School.
Conference foe Cardinal Gibbons came as close as any 3A team this season to knocking off Chapel Hill in the Big Eight title game. The No. 10-seeded Crusaders continue with round-two play Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. against the No. 7-seeded Eastern Wayne Warriors in Goldsboro.
The No. 24 Carrboro girls advanced to the second round with the biggest upset of day one in the 2A NCHSAA playoffs. The No. 8-seeded Beddingfield Bruins, who went unbeaten at 10-0 in the Eastern Plains conference this season, host the Jaguars in Wilson Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Follow @WCHLSports on Twitter for updates of the second-round matchups. WCHL Championship Sports will broadcast a third-round game Friday night.
Click here for a preview of the Chapel Hill-Orange NCHSAA second-round game.http://chapelboro.com/sports/high-school/nchsaa-playoffs-chapel-hill-carrboro-girls-round-two-wednesday/
The Orange Panthers and Chapel Hill Tigers meet for the third time this season Wednesday night, and this time it’s win or go home.
The Panthers are the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A East Regional No. 1 seed and breezed past their first-round opponents, the South Brunswick Cougars, 75-51.
The No. 16-seeded Tigers had a bit of a tougher opening round, taking the 55-53 victory with a make at the buzzer against the No. 17-seeded Western Guilford Hornets.
The Panthers swept the regular season against the Tigers with a 25-point victory in mid-January and a six-point decision in early February. However, those were the only Big Eight Conference losses for Chapel Hill, and Orange dropped back-to-back games to Cardinal Gibbons and Southern for a share of the regular season conference title.
Both teams were supposed to meet in the Big Eight tournament championship game, but No. 3 seed Southern took down Chapel Hill in the semifinals, 52-48, and the next day went on to steal the title away from Orange, 67-53.
Southern advanced to the second round of the state playoffs with a 72-62 win against Southern Nash Monday night. The Spartans are the East Regional No. 13 seed and host the No. 29-seeded McMichael Phoenix after they upset the No. 4 seeded Triton Hawks in the opening round.
If the winning continues, the Spartans could meet Chapel Hill or Orange in the sectional final, which takes place Tuesday, March 4.
Due to the broadcast of the UNC men’s basketball game against N.C. State, WCHL Championship Sports will broadcast the Orange-Chapel Hill game exclusively on Chapelboro.com (click here). Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with the tipoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
2014 NCHSAA State Championships
3A Boys’ Bracket
Click here for a preview of the 3A and 2A girls’ NCHSAA second round.http://chapelboro.com/sports/high-school/nchsaa-playoffs-chapel-hill-orange-square-hillsborough/