Some big surprises in Tuesday's first round of the N.C. Independent Schools playoffs:
-- Victory Christian's boys (17-18) seeded No. 9 upset No. 8 Metrolina Christian (16-9) 67-65. That was a mild surprise given the strong season Metrolina has put together. But No. 12 seed High Point Christian (13-17) taking down No. 5 Northside Christian (23-11) was about as big a first round surprise as we've had in the postseason, on the private or public side.
And High Point will play No. 13 seeded Gaston Day (10-17) in a quarterfinal Thursday. Gaston Day upset No. 4 seed Fayetteville Christian (26-6) 34-32.
In the same class, No. 11 Caldwell Academy upset No. 6 Fayetteville Academy.
That's a wild bracket.
REMATCH AGAIN: Davidson Day (22-6) has lost to United Faith three times this season, including last week in the finals of the SPAA conference tournament by 35. The team gets another shot in Thursday's quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m. at Forsyth Country Day in Lewisville.
REMATCH AGAIN II: Charlotte Latin held off Rabun Gap in its first round game Monday and gets to play Charlotte Christian for the third time in two weeks in Thursday's 5:30 p.m. quarterfinal at Greensboro Day. The Knights are No. 1 in the Sweet 16.
Here are results from Tuesday’s first round NCISAA games. The quarterfinals are Thursday, semifinals Friday and championships Saturday at Forsyth Country Day at Kernersville
GIRLS 1A: Raleigh Word of God 57, Trinity Christian 31; Northwood 53, Ridgecroft 37; Greenfield 48, Faith Christian 36; Hobgood Academy 35, Statesville Christian 30; Durham Trinity at Oakwood; Shannon Forest 52, Cape Fear 44; Wayne Christian 53, Wayne Country Day 43; United Faith 67, Cresset Christian 43
BOYS 1A: Cape Fear at Trinity Christian; Durham Trinity 60, Hobgood 47; Greenfield 91, Elon 68; Raleigh Word of God 98, Statesville Christian 50; Flora Macdonald 119, Ridgecroft 44; Wane Country Day 62, Cresset Christian 54; Davidson Day d. Lawrence Academy, score NA; United Faith 93, Waccamaw Academy 34
GIRLS 2A: Carolina Day 64, Southlake 38; Calvary Baptist 50, Gaston Christian 39; St. David’s at Concord First Assembly; Cary Christian 52, Asheville Christian 31; Carolina Friends 52, Cape Fear 35; Westminster at Fay. Christian; Fay. Academy d. Village Christian, score NA; Spartanburg Day at Victory Christian
BOYS 2A: Westchester Country Day 74, Cary Christian 48; Victory Christian 67, Metrolina Christian 65; High Point 74, Northside Christian 55; Gaston Day 34, Fay. Christian 32; Asheville Christian 64, Cape Fear 49; Caldwell Academy 71, Fay. Academy 66; St. David’s 56, Carolina Day 35; Arendell Parrot at Concord First Assembly
GIRLS 3A: Providence Day, bye; Cary Academy 66, Covenant Day 41; Raleigh Ravenscroft 64, N. Raleigh Christian 36; Forsyth Country Day, bye; Country Day 62, Greensboro Day 50; Hickory Grove, bye; Rabun Gap 57, Durham Academy 42; Charlotte Christian, bye
BOYS 3A: Arden Christ School, bye; Providence Day at Wesleyan Academy, 6; Greensboro Day 51, N. Raleigh Christian 33; Forsyth Country Day, bye; Concord Cannon 60, Durham Academy 42; Raleigh Ravenscroft, bye; Charlotte Latin 64, Rabun Gap 61; Charlotte Christian, bye