Forest Hills 53, R-S Central 49 (OT)
R-S Central 81, East Burke 71
Mountain Heritage 69, East Rutherford 66
Mountain Heritage 46, East Rutherford 32
2nd Round Schedule
R-S Central at Forest Hills, Saturday at 6 p.m.
Lake Norman Charter/Wheatmore at R-S Central, Monday at 6 p.m.
The R-S Central girls basketball team defeated Mother Nature and South Stokes 63-41 Wednesday evening at the Palace. The Lady Hilltoppers survived the weather and a pesky South Stokes team to advance to the second round of the NCHSAA tournament.
The latest on Friday's basketball games involving Rutherford County teams is that the R-S Central boys will still visit East Burke at 5 p.m., but the East Rutherford girls and boys will now start their respective games at Mountain Heritage at 4:30 and 6 p.m. respectively.
Weather permitting, the three remaining first-round 2A state basketball playoff games involving Rutherford County teams will now take place on Friday at the followmg times:
With more ice and snow expected for Western North Carolina beginning Wednesday evening and lasting until this morning, three of the four first-round 2A state basketball playoff games involving Rutherford County schools had been postponed as of press time Wednesday.
The R-S Central Lady Hilltoppers defeated South Stokes 63-41 to advance to the second round of the NCHSAA girls basketball playoffs. R-S blew open a tight game in the second half to cruise to victory Wednesday evening at the Palace.
As of this time, the R-S Central boys basketball game at East Burke scheduled for today, as well as East Rutherford's girls/boys basketball doubleheader at Mountain Heritage, have been postponed.
Western North Carolina has once again been struck by wintry weather, and after all of the state's conference basketball tournaments were canceled due to inclement weather last week, the state basketball tournament has now been affected as well after snow and ice hit again on Tuesday morning.
Eight Rutherford County wrestlers qualified for this past weekend’s 2A state individual wrestling tournament, and when all was said and done, three of them brought home state titles.