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H.S. Basketball Pairings Set

CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association's regional
basketball tournaments will get underway this week as the state's prep teams
continue the road toward the state championships.

Sectional winners from the East will be going to Greenville for the 18th
straight year, for the Eastern Regionals. The men's games will be played at
Minges Coliseum on the campus of East Carolina University,
while the women's contests are set for J.H. Rose High School. In the west,
teams will be going to Winston-Salem for the fifth consecutive time. Finals
will be played at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, both in the
coliseum and the annex, after earlier round games at North Forsyth High
School for men and Atkins High for women.

University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, the city of Greenville and
the Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau are the Eastern Regional
primary sponsors.

The winners from the regional tournament games will advance to the state
championship contests. The 94th men's championships and the 37th renewal of
the women's finals will be held at the Dean E. Smith Center on the
University of North Carolina campus and Reynolds Coliseum at North Carolina
State University, scheduled for March 15. The 1-A and 3-A finals will be at
the Smith Center while the 2-A and 4-A championships are set for Reynolds
Coliseum.

On Monday, March 10, a press conference for the state championships will be
held at the Radisson Research Triangle Park. The head coaches of each of the
competing teams and other school officials will on
hand to preview the upcoming games.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2008 REGIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS

Eastern Regionals-Men
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum, East Carolina University

Class 1-A
Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.: Perquimans (21-5) vs. Pamlico (18-6)
Thursday, March 6, 8:30 p.m.: Jones (21-4) vs. Plymouth (18-2)
Saturday, March 8, 5 p.m.: championship

Class 2-A
Friday, March 7, 7 p.m.: West Bladen (27-2) vs. South Lenoir (16-12)
Friday, March 7, 8:30 p.m.: Southern Vance (16-8) vs. Farmville Central
(22-3)
Saturday, March 8, 7 p.m.: championship

Class 3-A
Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m.: Kinston (25-4) vs. Northern Vance (24-1)
Tuesday, March 4, 8:30 p.m.: Greensboro Dudley (27-2) vs. Greenville D.H.
Conley (24-3)
Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m.: championship

Class 4-A
Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m.: Fayetteville Terry Sanford (26-3) vs. Apex
(17-12)
Wednesday, March 5, 8:30 p.m.: Apex Middle Creek (27-2) vs. Fayetteville
Jack Britt (26-4)
Saturday, March 8, 3 p.m.: championship

Eastern Regionals--Women
J.H. Rose High School, Greenville

Class 1-A
Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m.: Williamston (27-0) vs. Pender (28-3)
Wednesday, March 5, 8:30 p.m.: East Bladen (26-3) vs. Cape Hatteras (23-3)
Saturday, March 8, 3 p.m.: championship

Class 2-A
Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.: Graham (29-1) vs. Kill Devil Hills First Flight
(27-1)
Thursday, March 6, 8:30 p.m.: Red Springs (24-4) vs. Raleigh Cardinal
Gibbons (20-7)
Saturday, March 8, 5 p.m.: championship

Class 3-A
Friday, March 7, 7 p.m.: Winterville South Central (28-0) vs. Greensboro
Dudley (22-7)
Friday, March 7, 8:30 p.m.: Wilson Beddingfield (25-1) vs. Eastern Alamance
(20-7)
Saturday, March 8, 7 p.m.: championship

Class 4-A
Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m.: Fayetteville Westover (27-2) vs. Raleigh
Millbrook (26-4)
Tuesday, March 4, 8:30 p.m.: Wilmington Laney (22-6) vs. Raleigh Wakefield
(29-0)
Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m.: championship

Western Regional-- Men
North Forsyth High School, Winston-Salem

Class 1-A
Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m.: Thomasville (20-2) vs. Hendersonville (24-3)
Tuesday, March 4, 8:30 p.m.: Albemarle (24-4) vs. Winston-Salem Prep (29-6)
Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m.: championship at Annex

Class 2-A
Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m.: Boonville Starmount (19-7) vs. Canton Pisgah
(23-4)
Wednesday, March 5, 8:30 p.m.: East Lincoln (24-6) vs. Shelby (25-3)
Saturday, March 8, 4 p.m: championship at Joel Coliseum

Class 3-A
Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m: Trinity (28-1) vs. Asheville (19-10)
Thursday, March 6, 8:30 p.m.: Hickory (27-3) vs. Kernersville Glenn (20-8)
Saturday, March 8, 6 p.m.: championship at Joel Coliseum

Class 4-A
Friday, March 7, 7 p.m.: Winston-Salem Mount Tabor (26-3) vs. Charlotte Z.B.
Vance (26-5)
Friday, March 7, 8:30 p.m.: East Mecklenburg (22-8) vs. North Mecklenburg
(24-5)
Saturday, March 8, 8 p.m.: championship at Joel Coliseum

Western Regional -- Women
Atkins High School, Winston-Salem

Class 1-A
Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m.: Robbinsville (21-7) vs. Kernersville Bishop
McGuinness (24-6)
Wednesday, March 5, 8:30 p.m.: Chatham Central (26-2) vs. Avery (20-7)
Saturday, March 8, 3 pm: championship at Annex

Class 2-A
Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.: Salisbury (27-1) vs. East Rutherford (25-4)
Thursday, March 6, 8:30 p.m.: Mitchell (24-3) vs. East Davidson (25-4)
Saturday, March 8, 5 p.m.: championship at Annex

Class 3-A
Friday, March 7, 7 p.m.: Statesville (25-2) vs. Gastonia Forestview (29-0)
Friday, March 7, 8:30 p.m.: Concord (28-2) vs. Franklin (23-6)
Saturday, March 8, 7 p.m.: championship at Annex

Class 4-A
Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m.: McDowell (25-3) vs. North Mecklenburg (24-5)
Tuesday, March 4, 8:30 p.m.: West Charlotte (27-2) vs. Greensboro Grimsley
(29-0)
Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m.: championship at Annex


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