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Nick Stevens

3 things to watch on Friday night

Published: 2014-01-23 22:21:38
Updated: 2014-01-23 22:21:38


Jan 23, 2014

Boys Basketball: Heritage vs Broughton on January 17, 2014

Heritage defeats Broughton 57 to 45 Friday night January 17, 2014 at Heritage Hight School. (Photo By: Beth Jewell)

The regular season of high school basketball is about to reach a climax.

As we turn the corner into the second half of conference play for most teams, games become more important. With a new playoff system, the overall record matters just as much (maybe more) than your conference standings.

Friday night we have a number of things to watch for. Here's a few of them.

Third place in the Cap 8 is up for grabs

We had an imperfect snowstorm in Wake County this week, but there was a perfect storm in the Cap 8 on Wednesday night.

Sanderson beat Wake Forest, Millbrook beat Leesville Road, and Wakefield beat Heritage. Why is that a big deal? It forces a four-way tie for third place in the Cap 8.

With only half the conference season left, Heritage, Leesville Road, Sanderson and Wake Forest all have 3-4 conference records. They're also all tied for third place. So who do they play on Friday night?

Perhaps the most important game involving the four teams is between Leesville Road and Heritage, because both teams are involved in the four-way tie. Heritage already beat the Pride once this season, 58-51.

That game happened during Leesville Road's five-game losing streak though, and Heritage is coming off a loss to Wakefield, a team Leesville Road managed to beat.

Wake Forest will host Broughton on Friday night. The first time these two teams played, the Caps breezed to a 63-46 win behind 16-point performances by Austin Burnette and Cameron Gottfried.

Sanderson will also be at home on Friday. The Spartans host Wakefield, who beat Sanderson earlier this year, 52-48.

Big PAC 6 game

For the first time this season, Jordan and Northern Durham will meet in boys basketball. This game has big implications for the PAC 6 Conference too. 

Jordan is tied with Person for second place with a 2-1 record in the PAC 6, but Northern Durham – the No. 1 team in the HighSchoolOT.com Triangle Top 12 Poll – is a perfect 3-0. Barring an upset by East Chapel Hill, this is the last time Northern will be tested in the first half of the conference season.

The Knights still have the second half of the conference season to go through, which begins one week from Friday.

If Jordan can manage a win over Northern Durham, it could force a three-way tie for first place between the two schools and Person.

Chapel Hill girls start round two in Big Eight

If Chapel Hill doesn't win the 3-A girls basketball state championship this year, they were upset. You heard it here first.

This is a very, very good Chapel Hill basketball team. How good?

Well they take on Northwood on Friday night, and the Chargers are a respectable 12-4. Chapel Hill is undefeated though, and the first time these two teams met in December, Chapel Hill crushed Northwood 72-23.

Chapel Hill is tied with Southeast Raleigh for the No. 1 spot in our Triangle Top 12 Poll.

Whether you're going to one of the games I've talked about on here or not, go somewhere. We have great basketball talent in our state, and this is when things start to get even more fun!

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