By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
The girls’ basketball teams from Western Alamance and Williams might be playing for second place in the Central Carolina 3-A Conference when they meet next week.
The clash comes Tuesday night at Western.
It will be a rematch of Williams’ 80-79 double-overtime home victory January 6.
The teams are behind first-place Northwood in the league standings; the Chargers are the reigning Class 3-A state champions.
For Western, Tuesday night’s 68-57 victory at Eastern Alamance gave the Warriors a 5-3 conference record.
Williams defeated host Orange 50-34 on Tuesday night to move to 6-2 in the league. Both teams head to games Friday with 15-4 overall records.
Williams has lost twice to Northwood, while Western will try to avenge its defeat to Northwood at the end of the regular season.
Williams has won two of three against Orange, including both conference encounters. The loss came in a holiday tournament at Eastern Guilford.
- Southern Alamance avenged a loss to Chapel Hill with last week’s 35-34 road victory behind Clara LaChapelle’s 17 points. That gave the Patriots their third consecutive DAC-VII Conference victory.
Eastern Alamance has defeated Western Alamance three times this season without reaching the 40-point mark.
The most-recent of those came with Tuesday night’s 39-35 decision at home. The others were 35-32 at Western and 36-32 at home in a consolation matchup in a holiday tournament.
- The Williams team lost for the second time this season to Orange with Tuesday night’s road setback. Both defeats came by 66-59 scores.
- Cummings is 6-2 in Mid-Carolina Conference play, but both losses came to Seaforth. That includes last Friday’s 63-62 road defeat.
- The teams from Graham, Southern Alamance and Western Alamance are all in different conferences. They’re all without a league win.
Bobby Houston of Cummings was an individual champion in the Mid-Carolina Conference Tournament. Houston is a heavyweight. Hezekiah Pinnix of Cummings was the 152-pound runner-up.
In the Central Carolina 3-A Conference Tournament, Eastern Alamance’s Elijah Watson was the runner-up at 106, Williams’ Zy’Aire Priester was second at 126 and Western Alamance’s Mason Hogsed lost in the final at 152.