Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hopewell falls in the second round

The Hopewell basketball team has fallen apart over the last three weeks. After looking like the team to beat in the state and earning No. 1 rankings in the Sweet 16 and the state for most of the season, the team lost three games and got knocked out of the second round of the state tournament.

The Titans lost 63-53 to a wild card Myers Park team that they beat twice earlier in the season. The upset once again prevented a third Hopewell v. Lake Norman matchup.

Vance gave Hopewell it's first loss toward the end of the regular season, then West Charlotte upset them in the semifinals of the I-Meck tournament, preventing a Hopewell v. Lake Norman final.

Read the full story about the game here.

Other results from around the area:

2A girls:

Salisbury 53, East Lincoln 36.

4A girls:

Lake Norman 53, Olympic 45.
Lake Norman will face Asheville Reynolds in the sectional finals Friday.

Hopewell 53, Porter Ridge 39.
Hopewell will host McDowell in the sectional finals Friday.

4A boys:

Lake Norman 96, West Mecklenburg 76.
Lake Norman will host Myers Park in the sectional final.

Myers Park 63, Hopewell 53.