2021 State Basketball Pairings

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Here are the pairings for the 2021 NCHSAA state basketball tournament. The first round games are set for Tuesday, February 23rd.


1A EAST BOYS
#16 Southside at #1 Granville Central
#9 Bear Grass Charter at #8 East Carteret
#12 Gates County at #5 Riverside-Martin
#13 Pender at #4 Holmes
#14 Lakewood at #3 Wilson Prep
#11 Voyager Academy at #6 Princeton
#10 Rosewood at #7 Henderson Collegiate
#15 Perquimans at #2 West Columbus

1A WEST BOYS
#16 Research Triangle at #1 Mitchell
#9 Pine Lake Prep at #8 North Stanly
#12 Murphy at #5 Lincoln Charter
#13 Chatham Central at #4 Hiwassee Dam
#14 Uwharrie Charter at #3 Starmount
#11 Christ the King at #6 Mount Airy
#10 Mountain Island Charter at #7 Chatham Charter
#15 Winston-Salem Prep at #2 Hayesville

2A EAST BOYS
#16 SW Edgecombe at #1 South Granville
#9 Farmville Central at #8 Hertford County
#12 Red Springs at #5 Reidsville
#13 Kinston at #4 Randleman
#14 Wallace Rose Hill at #3 Washington
#11 Trinity at #6 James Kenan
#10 Morehead at #7 St. Pauls
#15 Northeastern at #2 Trask

2A WEST BOYS
#16 Ledford at #1 Hendersonville
#9 Atkins at #8 West Stanly
#12 Salisbury at #5 Mountain Heritage
#13 West Caldwell at #4 Ashe County
#14 Forbush at #3 North Lincoln
#11 East Lincoln at #6 North Davidson
#10 Shelby at #7 Patton
#15 Forest Hills at #2 R-S Central

3A BOYS EAST
#16 Union Pines at #1 Terry Sanford
#9 East Wake at #8 Eastern Guilford
#12 Southern Durham at #4 DH Conley
#13 Northwood at #4 Rocky Mount
#14 Cleveland at #3 New Hanover
#11 Williams at #6 West Carteret
#10 Northern Guilford at #7 East Chapel Hill
#15 Westover at #2 Southern Lee

3A WEST BOYS
#16 Monroe at #1 West Rowan
#9 Cox Mill at #8 AC Reynolds
#12 North Iredell at #5 TC Roberson
#13 Dudley at #4 Crest
#14 North Buncombe at #3 Hickory
#11 Charlotte Catholic at #6 Mount Tabor
#10 Kings Mountain at #7 Central Cabarrus
#15 Hunter Huss at #2 Weddington

4A EAST BOYS
#16 Broughton at #1 Laney
#9 Leesville Road at #8 Lumberton
#12 Rolesville at #5 South Central
#13 SE Raleigh at #4 Pinecrest
#14 Richmond County at #3 Heritage
#11 Hoggard at #6 Apex Friendship
#10 Fuquay Varina at #7 Pine Forest
#15 New Bern at #2 Millbrook

4A WEST BOYS
#16 Green Hope at #1 Ardrey Kell
#9 Hillside at #8 Harding
#12 Glenn at #5 Page
#13 Myers Park at #4 RJ Reynolds
#14 Jordan at #3 North Meck
#11 Grimsley at #6 Panther Creek
#10 Rocky River at #7 Hough
#15 South Meck at #2 Independence
1A EAST GIRLS
#16 Lakewood at #1 Granville Central
#9 Northside-Pinetown at #8 West Columbus
#12 Holmes at #5 East Carteret
#13 Riverside-Martin at #4 Cape Hatteras
#14 Manteo at #3 Princeton
#11 Roxboro Community at #6 North Edgecombe
#10 Vance Charter at #7 Gates County
#15 Southside at #2 Falls Lake Academy

1A WEST GIRLS
#16 Clover Garden at #1 East Surry
#9 Chatham Charter at #8 Robbinsville
#12 Uwharrie Charter at #5 Community School of Davidson
#13 Murphy at #4 North Rowan
#14 North Stanly at #3 Hiwassee Dam
#11 Mountain Island Charter at #6 Mitchell
#10 Christ the King at #7 Elkin
#15 Bishop McGuinness at #2 Bessemer City

2A EAST GIRLS
#16 North Pitt at #1 First Flight
#9 Farmville Central at #8 Kinston
#12 Midway at #5 Randleman
#13 Wheatmore at #4 Reidsville
#14 Croatan at #3 East Duplin
#11 Whiteville at #6 SW Onslow
#10 St. Pauls at #7 Roanoke Rapids
#15 North Lenoir at #2 McMichael

2A WEST GIRLS
#16 Ledford at #1 West Stokes
#9 Newton-Conover at #8 Pisgah
#12 North Davidson at #5 Bunker Hill
#13 R-S Central at #4 Forest Hills
#14 Patton at #3 Salisbury
#11 East Lincoln at #6 Shelby
#10 North Surry at #7 West Wilkes
#15 Wilkes Central at #2 Mountain Heritage

3A EAST GIRLS
#16 Person at #1 Union Pines
#9 Clayton at #8 Swansboro
#12 EE Smith at #5 Northwood
#13 Jacksonville at #4 Terry Sanford
#14 Harnett Central at #3 Eastern Almance
#11 SE Guilford at #6 Rocky Mount
#10 Chapel Hill at #7 Asheboro
#15 Northern Guilford at #2 DH Conley

3A WEST GIRLS
#16 North Buncombe at #1 Freedom
#9 Asheville at #8 Cox Mill
#12 Hickory at #5 NW Cabarrus
#13 Alexander Central at #4 Ashbrook
#14 Kings Mountain at #3 Carson
#11 Crest at #6 Cuthbertson
#10 Charlotte Catholic at #7 Dudley
#15 SW Guilford at #2 Enka

4A EAST GIRLS
#16 Knightdale at #1 Ashley
#9 South View at #8 Pinecrest
#12 Holly Springs at #5 Millbrook
#13 SE Raleigh at #4 Jack Britt
#14 Hoggard at #3 Heritage
#11 Purnell Swett at #6 Garner
#10 Seventy-First at #7 Apex Friendship
#15 Laney at #2 Pine Forest

4A WEST GIRLS
#16 South Meck at #1 Vance
#9 Hickory Ridge at #8 Jordan
#12 Independence at #5 NW Guilford
#13 Ragsdale at #4 East Forsyth
#14 Athens Drive at #3 Providence
#11 North Meck at #6 Panther Creek
#10 Lake Norman at #7 Myers Park
#15 West Forsyth at #2 South Caldwell
 

TGT

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Does anybody have the pairings with team W-L records?
 

ObserveAndReport

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A lot of unbalanced brackets. 2A East boys especially bad with Farmville, Kinston, Reidsville, and South Granville all in the same side of the bracket. That’s four teams with about the same number of ACC signees as losses between them. Some really good teams and players going to be going home 2d and 3d round.
 
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SHS LION

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Shelby and RS possible play in 2nd round? They have one loss each and that was to each other. Horrible
 
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That is like North Stanly and Pine Lake...Christ the King and Mount Airy...Mountain Island and Chatham Charter. Some of these teams could make a deep run and now one of them is going home first round. I still can't believe the state thought this was a good idea and the only idea. I know we are in an unprecedented year, but it wouldn't have taken long to use MaxPreps rankings and do it the right way. Seems to me that something is in the cooker that MaxPreps may be out the door. The only thing I could think of but the decision to move forward with this format was silly at best.
 

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That is like North Stanly and Pine Lake...Christ the King and Mount Airy...Mountain Island and Chatham Charter. Some of these teams could make a deep run and now one of them is going home first round. I still can't believe the state thought this was a good idea and the only idea. I know we are in an unprecedented year, but it wouldn't have taken long to use MaxPreps rankings and do it the right way. Seems to me that something is in the cooker that MaxPreps may be out the door. The only thing I could think of but the decision to move forward with this format was silly at best.

I don’t know that I’d call the end for using MaxPreps, I just think there’s just a good argument that their algorithm wouldn’t be as reliable in a year when people didn’t play much outside their conferences. Kind of hard to put in a system for a year like this...unless you do the logical thing (like GA, SC, and TN) and set a number of conferences (8 or 16) that easily multiplies into the number of teams in a bracket.
 
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tarheel fan1

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A lot of unbalanced brackets. 2A East boys especially bad with Farmville, Kinston, Reidsville, and South Granville all in the same side of the bracket. That’s four teams with about the same number of ACC signees as losses between them. Some really good teams and players going to be going home 2d and 3d round.




Yeah, that sucks they all have to play each other so early. I believe those are the 4 best teams in the east as well.
 

FB is my Life

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Pamlico Girls went undefeated and won their conference for the eighth strait year. Unfortunately they had there season ended due to COVID. This virus sucks.
 
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Chute Boxe Hero

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Some mighty fine first-round matchups. Yep....there are some mighty fine matchups.....that I wanted to see in the later rounds.....

Oh well. Maybe next year.....
 

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