Will Dudley and Northern Guilford meet again for a fourth time this season in Greenville at East Carolina University?(I am starting to lose count after that conference tournament final.)
If they don’t re-seed the teams they will play in the first round of the East Regionals next week at ECU. If they do re-seed and they have done this before with two teams in the Regionals from the same conference(Dudley and Northeast Guilford in Greenville both from the Triad 3-A three years ago), we might not see the Dudley-Northern re-match.
If the committee re-seeds, then either Dudley or Northern will have to face Kinston in Round One and Kinston is probably the odds-on favorite to win the whole thing with North Carolina-signee Reggie Bullock. Bullock and Kinston(26-3) appear to be the team to beat. Kinston won the State 3-A Championship last year with Bullock and they finished second to Concord in 2007.
Dudley(26-3) won their semifinal game 90-66, while Northern Guilford(27-3) pulled out a 61-59 victory. Kinston picked up a 76-72 win over Central Nash in their sectional final. The fourth team in the regional at ECU, Bertie(22-4), won 72-61 in overtime.