Round Two NCHSAA Boys and Girls Basketball Scoreboard:Grimsley Whirlies hang tough and topple Ardrey Kell/Smith boys on the road and clobber Asheboro/NG girls now (27-0)/SG boys Winners/Reidsville boys(23-0)/Smith and HP Andrews girls advance/Bishop boys and girls on to Round Three(Next Ups for Saturday)

Final from Tonight over at the Bob Sawyer Gym/Phil Weaver Court, on the Grimsley High School campus:
Grimsley boys 57, Ardrey Kell 48
Grimsley boys now at (25-4) and on to Round Three/the Sectional Final on Saturday….
End of First Quarter:Ardrey Kell 12, Grimsley 6…Halftime:Ardrey Kell 27, Grimsley 20…End of Third Quarter:Grimsley 33, Ardrey Kell 32…Final Score:Grimsley 57, Ardrey Kell 48
Grimsley Scoring:Zacch Wiggins 20 points, Jaylon Bumpass 12, Alex Taylor 8, Bryce Davis 7, Nick Elliott 5, Nick Keith 3, Faison Brandon 2
Ardrey Kell Scoring:Delani Hammonds 20 points, Rose 14, Milliken 5, Caskey 5, Wacker 2, Perodeau 2
Grimsley didn’t take their first lead in the game until there was 2:48 left in the Third Quarter…At that stage, Grimsley took a 32-30 lead over the Ardrey Kell Knights…Ardrey Kell came out with red-hot shooting to begin the game…Hammonds was hitting almost everything he put up…Ardrey Kell was an excellent pull-up shooting team…

Grimsley weathered the storm, and once Grimsley took that lead, the Whirlies were on their way, and they never trailed in this game again…Grimsley up by as many as ten points, late in the Fourth Quarter, they take the victory by nine points…Zacch Wiggins was feeling it, and he had plenty of help…I told Grimsley Coach Darren Corbett that once Grimsley got their defense rolling, they were forcing AK to take bad shots, and the Grimsley stretched out and covered the court…

It looked like Grimsley was totally utilizing their ten hands, ten arms, ten legs and ten feet…All to their advantage…Grimsley started moving like they owned this game…Their confidence was showing, and now they are going on to the Sectional Finals, in another home game at the Bob Sawyer Gym, coming up on Saturday afternoon…

We will have our interviews with Coach Corbett and Zacch Wiggins coming up here in a few…Stay tuned…Solid win at home tonight, by the Grimsley Whirlies…Grimsley is currently now on an 18-game winning streak….
Interview with Grimsley Whirlies’ head coach Darren Corbett, on the win over Ardrey Kell, and what is down the road for Saturday…

Grimsley’s leading scorer from tonight’s game is with us, as we talk with Zacch Wiggins, and ask him how Grimsley got it going after a slow start, and how he got it going with his big 20-point night….All-around solid night for Zacch Wiggins, and his Whirlies…
CLICK ON BELOW for his video…

Smith boys clobbered the Asheboro Blue Comets…
Smith 73, Asheboro 46
Halftime:Smith 43, Asheboro 25

Northern Guilford girls 58, Hickory Ridge 40
NG girls(27-0)
Watauga girls 58, Northwest Guilford 37
Smith girls 59, Central Cabarrus 47
High Point Andrews girls 50, North Wilkes 34
HP Andrews(22-4)
Bishop McGuinness girls 54, North Stokes 14

Southern Guilford boys 65, Kings Mountain 33
Mount Tabor 56, Southwest Guilford 53
SWG(17-10)/Mount Tabor(26-2)
Hickory 67, Dudley 47
East Gaston 71, High Point Andrews 54
HP Andrews(18-10)
Bishop McGuinness boys 80, Murphy 49
Reidsville boys 81, Trinity 66
East Forsyth boys 59, Lake Norman 52

**********Time to start looking at the Next Ups:**********
4-A Boys
#5 Charlotte Catholic(23-5) at #4 Grimsley(25-4)…Charlotte Catholic got here by defeating Olympic, 55-52…
3-A Boys
#8 Southern Guilford(24-5) at #1 Central Cabarrus(28-0)…Central Cabarrus, 104-46 over North Henderson to get here…
#10 Smith(26-3) at #2 Hickory(28-1)…Hickory, 67-47 over Dudley to get here…
Boys 2-A
#7 Robinson(22-6) at #2 Reidsville(23-0)…Robinson 67-54 over Walkertown to get here…
Boys 1-A
#5 Thomasville(24-5) at #4 Bishop McGuinness(23-5)…Thomasville over North Stokes, 69-63, to get here…

Girls 4-A
#11 Charlotte Catholic(24-6) at #3 Northern Guilford(27-0)…Charlotte Catholic over Marvin Ridge, 60-34, to get here…
Girls 3-A
#5 Pisgah(23-4) at #4 Smith(24-2)…Pisgah over West Henderson, 67-46, to get here…
Girls 2-A
#6 High Point Andrews(22-4) at #3 Salisbury(23-3)…Salisbury over Forbush, 48-37, to get here…
Girls 1-A
#7 Bessemer City(21-6) at #2 Bishop McGuinness(24-4)…Bessemer City, 46-39, over Uwharrie Charter to get here…