05/25/2024
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East Bladen and West Bladen both received berths in the NCHSAA Class 2A Girls Basketball State Play-offs Saturday when the brackets were released.
 
Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles (26-1), the Three Rivers Conference regular-season and tournament champions, received the No. 6 seed in the East and will host No. 27 Oxford Webb (15-8) in Tuesday’s opening round. Webb finished in third place in the Northern Carolina Conference. 
 
Coach Brian McCleney’s Lady Knights (15-10) are the No. 31 seed in the East and will travel to No. 2 Bertie (23-2), the Northeastern Coastal Conference champions. 
 
Other Three Rivers Conference girls state play-off pairings:
Class 2A
No. 17 Whiteville (15-9) at No. 16 Reidsville (18-7)
Class 1A
No. 26 East Columbus (11-14) at No. 7 Princeton (17-6)
No. 31 West Columbus (9-16) at No. 2 East Carteret (18-3)
Three Rivers Conference boys state play-off pairings
Class 1A
No. 28 East Columbus (10-15) at No. 5 Granville Central (17-8)
No. 21 South Robeson (12-12) at No. 12 Riverside-Martin (16-9)
No. 29 East Carteret (9-12) at No. 4 West Columbus (21-4)
Class 2A
No. 17 Dixon (15-12) at No. 16 St. Pauls (17-9)
No. 27 Whiteville (14-11) at No. 6 Hertford County (16-10)
No. 26 Ayden-Grifton (11-15) at No. 7 South Columbus (19-8)
No. 23 Fairmont (15-12) at No. 10 First Flight (18-8)

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