Lady Falcons advance; HCHS teams ousted

Published 12:34 pm Sunday, February 27, 2022

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Bertie High School’s top-seeded varsity girls advanced in the NCHSAA Class 1A basketball tournament on Saturday, defeating #9 Chatham Central, 51-38.

The Lady Falcons (21-4 overall) will host fourth-seeded Northside High School (18-2) in Tuesday’s (March 1) fourth round of the play-offs. A victory there would advance Bertie to the Eastern Regional finals.

Over in Ahoskie on Saturday, seventh-seeded Roanoke Rapids used an 18-9 scoring advantage in the second quarter to grab a 28-16 halftime lead and went on to upset second-seeded Hertford County, 62-48, in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 2A girls basketball tournament.

The Lady Bears end their season at 23-4 overall.

Meanwhile, Hertford County’s varsity boys, seeded fifth, dropped a 62-60 heartbreaker at fourth-seeded St. Pauls on Saturday.

The Bears conclude their season at 20-7 overall.