Friday, February 25, 2011

Butler girls stop Dudley, advance to regionals (plus playoff scores)

Trailing early at home, Butler's nationally ranked girls won their 42nd straight game and improved to 30-0 with a 60-50 win over Greensboro Dudley.

Dudley (25-2) lost for only the second time this season and Butler moves to its third straight regional. The Bulldogs lost in the regional championship to West Charlotte in 2009 and won the regional and state championship games in 2010.

GIRLS
Note: Here are Friday’s sectional final scores. Winners advance to next week’s Western regional. Regional pairings will be announced Saturday.
1A West
Sectional 1: River Mill 74, Mount Airy 62
Sectional 2:   Bishop McGuinness 57, E. Wilkes 38
Sectional 3:  Cherokee 53, Highlands 32
 Sectional 4:  Murphy 56, E Surry 49
2A West
Sectional 1:  Salisbury (23-1) at N. Surry (23-2)
Sectional 2: Thomasville (22-6) at Central Davidson (19-5)
Sectional 3: Newton-Conover 61, E. Burke 42
Sectional 4: Wilkes Central (25-4) vs. Bandys
 3A West
Sectional 1: N. Iredell 69, Concord 58
Sectional 2:  Monroe Parkwood 56, Harding 52
Sectional 3: Gastonia Forestview (23-4) at Asheville Erwin (21-5)
Sectional 4: Hickory 79, R-S Central 52
 4A West
Sectional 1: SW Guilford 66, W. Forsyth 52
Sectional 2: Butler 60, Greensboro Dudley 50
Sectional 3: Hopewell 49, Indian Trail Porter Ridge 24
Sectional 4: Mallard Creek 46, South Caldwell 32
NCISAA
Note: Semifinal results and today’s championship pairings. Finals will be in all classes are Saturday at Asheville School.
1A:  Raleigh Word of God 55, Greenfield School 27; Oakwood School 60, Wayne Country Day 43.
Today’s final:  Raleigh Word of God (18-1) vs. Oakwood School (20-3), 2
2A: Carolina Day 85, Cary Christian 59; Carolina Friends 65, Village Christian 47
Today’s final:  Carolina Day (33-1) vs. Carolina Friends (27-4), 6
3A:  Providence Day 62, Rabun Gap 35; Charlotte Christian 65, Forsyth Country Day 47
Today’s final: Providence Day (27-4) vs. Charlotte Christian (22-4), 10 am.
BOYS
Note: Friday’s sectional final results. Winners advance to next week’s Western Regional. Regional pairings will be annoucned Saturday..
 1A West
Sectional 1: N. Rowan 44, Monroe 40
 Sectional 2:  W-S Prep 77, W. Montgomery  58
 Sectional 3:  Gastonia Highland Tech (17-8) at Murphy (20-5)
 Sectional 4:  Cherryville 86, Hendersonville 82
2A West
Sectional 1:  Cuthbertson (22-7) at Salisbury (19-6)
 Sectional 2: Berry 88, Lincolnton 60
 Sectional 3:  Mountain Heritage 85, Starmount 65
 Sectional 4: E. Rutherford 67, Smoky Mountain 60
3A West
Sectional 1: Concord 96, Harrisburg Hickory Ridge 52
Sectional 2: W. Rowan (17-10) at NW Cabarrus (19-8)
 Sectional 3: Gastonia Huss 98, Lenoir Hibriten 54
 Sectional 4: Lawndale Burns (20-5) at Hickory (24-3)
4A West
Sectional 1: W-S Reagan 76, Grimsley 70
 Sectional 2: Mount Tabor 75, Butler 72 OT
Sectional 3: W. Charlotte 56, W. Mecklenburg 43
Sectional 4: Olympic 55, Vance 37
NCISAA
Note:  Semfinal results and today’s championship pairings. Finals will be in all classes are Saturday at Asheville School.
1A:  Trinity Christian 88, Raleigh Word of God 77; United Faith (30-6) vs. Greenfield School (23-8)
Today’s championship: Trinity Christian (22-9) vs. United Faith/Greenfield, 4
2A: Northside Christian 62, Victory Christian, 55; Westchester Country Day 73, Fayetteville Christian 68
Today’s championship: Northside Christian (26-2) vs. Westchester Country Day (28-10), 8
3A: Christ School  73, Rabun Gap 62; Charlotte Christian 59, Raleigh Ravenscroft 50
Today’s championship: Christ School (31-5) vs. Charlotte Christian (27-5), noon

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