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Posted On: 02/22/18 12:33 PM
Overhills vs Knightdale: Overhills didn’t have the showing in their conference tournament that they had hoped for but a first round bye could pay off from a mental and physical restoration perspective. If they want to advance they will need the usual big time showing from high flying Guard Zavian McLean as well as productive play from Guard Latrell Lloyd.
Holly Springs vs South Central: Both of these teams feature Forward/Centers that have already picked up D1 offers and interest at this point. Holly Springs Kadin Shedrick has offers from Bowling Green and Nebraska while Dayron Sharpe has multiple MM offers and interest from big schools like UNC. This game will come down to guard play as Shykeim Phillips has been doing major damage all year long, Holly Springs will need a nice showing from Guard Erik Alvey to make things interesting.
Hoke County vs Apex: The Bucks had a tough game against Scotland County in the Conference Championship but it may have been just what they needed to refocus them before the state playoffs. They will once again look to their trio of seniors with: Dakari Johnson, Silas Love and Jaleel Ray leading the way while freshman Jaquantae Harris has been playing well as the season has progressed.
Southern Lee vs Clayton: The two teams combine for a record of 42 wins and only 9 losses this year so we know the teams understand the concept of how to win games. Southern Lee defeated Harnett Central by a wide margin in the first round while Clayton squeaked by Eastern Alamance with a one point win. Clayton will need to be focused coming into Southern Lee HS if they wish to steal one on the road.
New Hanover vs Southern Durham: If you’re in the Wilmington area, you won’t want to miss out on this game as there will be a very nice amount of talent on the court. The key matchup will be at the Guard spot with Guards Freddie Taylor & Jomaru Brown all set up to do battle. Brown is an absolute scoring machine that is averaging just under 20 points per game while Taylor is known as a defensive specialist that can score but facilitates at a high level.