The final high-school matchups of the regular season for area boys and girls basketball teams tip off this week, before conference tournaments take place next week.

A look at what is at stake Tuesday night for programs across the Northwest.

Boys basketball

GLENN (13-9, 6-2) at REYNOLDS (13-8, 7-1): The top two programs in the Central Piedmont 4-A meet again — and the regular-season title is on the line.

Reynolds, in first place in conference standings with two games remaining, last lost on Jan. 24 to Glenn, 87-80 in overtime. Juniors Tyreik Leach and Caden Davis have averaged more than 15 points through 21 games. After that lone conference loss, Reynolds won its next four in the league over East Forsyth, Reagan, Davie County and West Forsyth.

Glenn secured no worse than second place in conference standings with a 61-54 win over Davie County on Friday. Senior Micah Gainey scored a team-high 18 points.

If the Bobcats defeat Reynolds, both teams would be tied for first place. Standings for the conference tournament and NCHSAA Class 4-A playoffs would be determined by head-to-head matchups, and a Glenn win would give the Bobcats that tiebreaker.

NORTH STOKES (15-7, 3-5) at WINSTON-SALEM PREP (14-7, 7-1): Winston-Salem Prep clinched a share of the Northwest 1-A regular-season title last week. A win against North Stokes would make the Phoenix the outright conference champion.

Winston-Salem Prep, which holds a two-game lead over Mount Airy and East Surry, defeated the Vikings 69-54 on Jan. 23 in Danbury. Junior T.J. Mills has averaged roughly 17 points per game, and senior Stephen Minor adds more than 13.

Surry County rivals Mount Airy and East Surry currently sit in second place within conference standings, and they’ll play each other Friday.

NORTH DAVIDSON (18-4, 14-2) at SALISBURY (14-7, 11-5): With just two conference games remaining, North Davidson and Lexington remain tied for first place in the Central Carolina 2-A.

The Black Knights face a road matchup against third-place Salisbury. North Davidson won the first meeting 67-65 on Jan. 7.

Juniors Jamarien Dalton and Tedric Jenkins have averaged in double figures for the Black Knights through 22 games. Dalton scored 33 points in the first game.

Girls basketball

MOUNT AIRY (11-9, 5-3) at BISHOP McGUINNESS (19-2, 7-1): Bishop McGuinness, tied for first place in the Northwest 1-A with East Surry, has won eight straight games.

Mount Airy is led by freshman Addie Phipps’ average of 15.2 points. Junior Michelle Petrangeli averages 12.1 points for the Villains.

The Granite Bears and East Surry will face off Thursday to close the regular season.

WEST WILKES (17-4, 10-3) at ASHE COUNTY (16-5, 10-3): The final week of conference play in the Mountain Valley 2-A/1-A includes a four-way tie for first place. Two of those programs will meet Tuesday.

Hallie Treva, a senior who verbally committed to Tusculum in early January, has averaged more than 15 points for Ashe County. West Wilkes is coming off a win over Alleghany on Friday.

In tonight’s final conference matchups, Alleghany faces Starmount, and Wilkes Central travels to Elkin.


Recommended for you

Load comments