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NCHSAA releases basketball playoff brackets

The NCHSAA released the 2020 state basketball playoff brackets Sunday afternoon with first-round games scheduled for Tuesday.

1A Basketball

The Gray Stone women, on the heels of winning the Yadkin Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles, received a No. 5 seed in the Western Region of the state playoffs.

With a record of 23-1, the Knights host No. 28 Avery County (5-19) at 6 p.m. The two teams last met in the 2017 playoffs where the Vikings beat Gray Stone in Misenheimer 55-39.

In the 1A East Region, North Stanly received a No. 29 seed. The Comets (8-13) will travel to No. 4 Holmes (20-6).

On the men’s side, South Stanly (19-6) was seeded 14th in the Western Region and will host No. 19 Queen’s Grant (18-10) at 7 p.m.

North Stanly (14-11) faces a familiar opponent in the first round. The Comets, seeded 26th in the West, will travel to Spencer to take on No. 7 North Rowan (20-7).

This season, North Stanly lost both regular-season match-ups with North Rowan, 66-47 and 64-55.

2A Basketball

West Stanly (16-10) received a No. 15 seed in the 2A Western Region and will host No. 18 West Wilkes (18-6) at 6 p.m.

On the men’s side, the Colts (16-11) earned a No. 25 seed in the West and travels Tuesday at 7 p.m. to No. 8 Lake Norman Charter (20-6).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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