Wednesday, February 22, 2012

No. 1 Olympic rebounds from slow start, bounces East Gaston in 4A playoffs

Olympic is one game away from a N.C. 4A Western Regional appearance.

The Trojans overcame a slow start to beat ME-GA 7 conference rival East Gaston 69-54 in the second round of the playoffs Friday. Olympic will play Alexander Central in Friday’s sectional championship game at home. Tip-off is likely to be 7 p.m.

Olympic got 17 ponits from Trey Mitchell, 14 from Josh Smith, 12 from Austin Dasent and 10 from D’Riece Parks. Nationally ranked junior recruit Allerik Freeman finished with seven.

East Gaston got 13 points from DeSean Murray.