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North Carolina State Championship Preview

By Percy Wright, 03/10/15, 12:00AM EDT


Smith Center, Chapel Hill: Myers Park vs. SE Raleigh, 5 p.m.
Defending champion Myers Park steam rolled previously unbeaten and nationally ranked NW Guilford in the western regional to return to the championship game. SE Raleigh features Jade Phillips (Syracuse) and Amber Richardson (NC State). This could be a game for the ages.
Carmichael Arena, Chapel Hill: Hickory vs. Chapel Hill, 5 p.m.
In a rematch from last years 3A final Hickory has to have revenge on their minds. Seniors Danasia Witherspoon and Yaz Hannah are two big time guards that lead the way for Hickory. Raziyah Farrington averages 17pts per game for defending champs Chapel Hill.
Smith Center, Chapel Hill: Wilkes Central vs. Kinston, noon
Wilkes Central beat defending champions Bandys in the western regional final. Senior Laken Blackburn leads a balanced attack for Wilkes Central. Kingston is a dangerous team that defeated both the #1 and #2 seeds in the eastern regional.
Carmichael Arena, Chapel Hill: Winston-Salem Prep vs. Riverside Martin, noon

Winston-Salem Prep has walked through the western regional with a 31 point average margin of victory. Juniors Jada Craig and Dominique Clayton lead a very athletic Lady Phoenix squad. Riverside comes in at 23-5 with sophomore Kayla Jones (20ppg) leading the way.