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Warriors look to extend streak in tourney final


The girls’ basketball team from Western Alamance will take a 14-game winning streak into the Central 3-A Conference Tournament championship game Friday night at Roxboro Person.

The regular-season champion Warriors (19-6) will play second-seeded Eastern Alamance (18-8), which defeated third-seeded Cedar Ridge on Wednesday night to extend its winning streak to seven games.

Western defeated Orange 68-54 in Tuesday night’s semifinal at Roxboro Person.

Since Orange delivered the only league loss on the Warriors this season, Western has defeated the Panthers twice.

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Western ended the regular season last Friday night by defeating visiting Southern Alamance 62-45. Morgan Isley had 17 points for the Patriots.

• Eastern Alamance defeated Orange 55-44 to end the regular season last week and followed that by a 61-32 drubbing of visiting Roxboro Person in the opening tournament game Monday night. Nicole Hester’s 11 points led the Eagles in the Orange game.

• Fifth-seeded Williams fell 62-41 on Monday night at Orange.

The Bulldogs (15-10) won on consecutive nights last week to end the regular season, topping host River Mill 64-20 in a non-league game and then dropping visiting Roxboro Person 56-32. Regan Averett had 17 points in the River Mill game and 21 points in the Roxboro Person game.

• Sixth-seeded Southern Alamance lost a first-round conference tournament game at Cedar Ridge, falling 35-28 on Monday night despite leading 16-15 at halftime. The third straight loss dropped Southern’s record to 11-14.

Mid-Carolina Conference
Northwood defeated Southeast Alamance 47-46 on Wednesday night at Northwood to take a spot in the tournament final.

The Chargers (21-5) will face regular-season champion Seaforth (24-2).

Southeast (19-7) had split with Northwood in the regular season.

In Monday’s 70-41 home romp past visiting sixth-seeded Jordan-Matthews, Shaniya Paylor’s 25 points, Clara LaChapelle’s 14 points, Natalie Lopez’s 12 points and Inysia McIver’s 11 points led Southeast in the quarterfinal game.

• Eighth-seeded Graham lost 67-12 at regular-season champion Seaforth in Monday’s quarterfinal. The Red Devils fell to 3-22 with their eighth straight loss.

• Ninth-place Cummings (2-17) didn’t qualify for the league tournament.


Central Tar Heel 1-A Conference
Clover Garden (18-10) will meet Chatham Central (23-1) in the tournament final Friday night at River Mill.

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