Who couldn’t be a lot more ecstatic about what the playoffs have to supply? What about individuals who are a little bit “meh” about their predicament?
Sunday’s NCHSAA unveiling of the 2021 boys and ladies basketball playoff brackets made available a bit of equally. Here’s a search at some of the winners, as very well as those who acquired much improved during the standard season than what was sent their way.
Hunter Huss boys, Kings Mountain girls: Both equally backed into the postseason with losses that still left them needing assist from the NCHSAA. Every single will need to be at their very best or this playoff journey will be slice shorter, Huss getting on Weddington when Kings Mountain heads to Jesse Carson.
Bessemer Town ladies: Bessemer City women basketball mentor Billy James might want to obtain a scratch-off ticket.
Right after his team drew the No. 1 place in a five-team Southern Piedmont 1A tiebreaker, the Yellow Jackets been given West 1A’s second-seed on Sunday. As a final result, Bessemer City will host its initially household playoff sport in 7 years, a 2014 gain more than Nantahala.
North Lincoln boys: With its initially South Fork 2A title in hand, the Knights gained a No. 3 and the prospective for at minimum two house video games. North Lincoln hasn’t hosted a dwelling playoff video game considering that 2007.
Crest girls: Soon after combating again from a fourth-quarter deficit on Friday, the Chargers claimed their 1st postseason berth considering the fact that 2015 the pursuing afternoon by defeating Forestview.
The prior a few seasons, Crest won a overall of nine online games. In 2021 on your own, the team has won 10.
Richard Carsner: The former Ashbrook boys basketball mentor receives a different likelihood to adhere it to an previous nemesis, Carsner now aspect of a Weddington coaching workers planning for Hunter Huss in 3A opening round enjoy.
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Lincoln Constitution boys, girls: Commonly thought of a single of the better bets to gain a 1A condition championship, the Eagles drew a No. 5 seed in the West 1A bracket. Such guarantees them only one particular home playoff video game.
Which is not to say Lincoln Charter is not equipped to successfully navigate its way to a championship. It is just that the Eagles will commit a bit much more in conditions of fuel mileage this journey through the playoffs.
Aspect of a five-way tie for the Southern Piedmont 1A title, the Lincoln Charter ladies drew the quick straw by remaining seeded fifth. As a result, the Eagles’ streak of 7 consecutive playoff appearances finishes.
Shelby boys, girls: On the regrettable end of a tiebreaker situation with R-S Central, the Shelby boys wound up in the No. 2 spot in Southwestern 2A inspite of a 13-1 mark. It now should begin the postseason on the highway at an undefeated Patton squad.
Regardless of remaining 14-, the Girl Lions ended up slotted sixth in West 2A, guaranteeing them only 1 home playoff recreation. Any other fixtures held at Lloyd Minimal Gymnasium will come as a end result of chaos inside the bracket — which is pretty achievable thinking about playoff seeding was determined by a draw at random.
Crest boys: Irrespective of working the desk in opposition to Huge South 3A levels of competition, the Chargers may well have been given a person of the tougher matchups in the West 3A draw, welcoming Greensboro Dudley to Boiling Springs. While only 7-5, Dudley is a lengthy, athletic team with 4 gamers standing 6-3 or taller. Ayden Gamble qualified prospects the Panthers in scoring with 21.6 points per game, with Franklin Stockton adding 15.4 details for every contest.
BY THE Numbers
7 — Lincoln Charter earned its seventh consecutive meeting title, finishing 12-2 in Southern Piedmont 1A participate in. Seeded fifth in the West 1A bracket, the Eagles host No. 12 Murphy on Tuesday.
13 — The range was much less than fortunate for Bessemer Metropolis, their boys lacking the basketball playoffs for the to start with time considering that 2007.
14 — Ashbrook’s girls basketball group moved a phase nearer to a Gaston County report with its 14th straight playoff overall look. The Eco-friendly Wave — which past failed to qualify for the postseason in 2007 — are now two seasons shy of tying Cherryville’s 16-calendar year operate from 1998 to 2013 as the longest all-time girls basketball playoff streak in Gaston County heritage.
16 — Narrowing scraping its way into the playoffs, Hunter Huss’ boys will take part in the NCHSAA boys basketball playoffs for the 16th year in a row.
17 — East Lincoln is playoff sure for the 17th consecutive year after ending 2nd in South Fork 2A.
20 — For the initially time because 2001, Bessemer City’s ladies basketball group acquired a share of the Southern Piedmont 1A title.
25 — Shelby developments to the postseason for the 25th consecutive year. The Golden Lions will journey to Patton in the initial-round playoff of the 2A playoffs on Tuesday.
2003 — The final time Ashbrook did not qualify for the postseason in boys basketball. Its 17-calendar year streak of generating the playoffs ended this season just after ending fourth in Huge South 3A with a 5-7 report.
2007 — North Lincoln boys hoops final hosted a residence playoff match in 2007, defeating West Stanly 69-59. The Knights host a West 2A property playoff matchup on Tuesday versus Forbush.
You can get to Joe Hughes at 704-914-8138, e mail [email protected] and observe on Twitter @JoeLHughesII.