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East Bladen Girls No. 1 Seed In 2-A East

East Bladen High SchoolEast Bladen’s unbeaten Lady Eagles were rewarded with the No. 1 seed in the Class 2-A East when the Girls brackets for the NCHSAA Play-offs were finally released Saturday.

Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles (24-0) will host No. 32 seed Eastern Randolph (10-12) Tuesday night.

“Happy with the number one seed!” said Coach Evers. “Our girls deserve it even though there was a draw with two other teams. This is a first for our program and it started in June. I am very proud of our girls and their work ethic. We have had the two best days of practice, and they are excited to move forward.”

The East Bladen/Eastern Randolph winner will host the winner of No. 16 Goldsboro (11-7) and No. 17 Southern Vance (14-8).

“We know that the East has really good teams and our level of play has to be elevated,” continued Coach Evers. “We have done a few things different in practice that will prepare us for a faster tempo and exceptional guard play.”

With the No. 1 seed the Lady Eagles will play at home through the first 3 games.

“The East is loaded with guards, which means I like our chances because of our length,” said Coach Evers. “One game at a time. We need some luck along the way.”

Other Girls Games of Area Interest:
Class 2-A East
No. 24 Farmville Central (16-6) at No. 9 Red Springs (13-9)
No. 28 South Columbus (10-10) at No. 5 High Point Andrews (21-1)
No. 20 SouthWest Edgecombe (11-11) at No. 13 Clinton (16-6)
No. 27 Midway (11-11) at No. 6 Jacksonville Northside (20-2)

Class 1-A East
No. 32 Wallace-Rose Hill (7-14) at No. 1 Gates County (22-0)
No. 20 North Edgecombe (6-13) at No. 13 Whiteville (14-6)
No. 29 Neuse Charter (8-12) at No. 4 East Columbus (18-2)
No. 26 Princeton (9-13) at No. 7 Heide Trask (11-11)
No. 31 West Columbus (8-14) at No. 2 Roxboro Community (21-1)

Class 1-A West
No. 18 South Robeson (12-9) at No. 15 Mount Airy (17-5)

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