Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the spring-like piedmont.' The Sadster is here to recap the 1st round and'reveal the winners for the 2nd round.' He is feeling really froggy today'so he is jumping into'the 4A and 3A East, as well as adding the 2A and 1A classes'to the docket.' The Great One posted a 20-4 record in the 1st round'losing the Concord shocker over North Buncombe, Hough blowing a double digit lead to Myers Park, Grimsley stunning RJR and Parkland winning'a toss-up game'at NW Cabarrus. He hit his only upset special prediction'of the round'with'Robinson taking out Tuscola by 2'in 3A.' A Sad Sam Salute is in order for'2A SW Onslow, who after taking 3 decisive L’s from Heide Trask this season decided that enough was enough and outlasted Trask in 3 OT’s, 95-91 in the 2A East 1st round.' SAAAAAAAAAALUTE!!!!!!' The Sad One is at an 83% winning percentage and is looking to improve on that mark in the 2nd round.' Some interesting matchups are on'tonight’s'board so let’s get to the winners!……

4A WEST:' NORTH MECK, MCDOWELL, OLYMPIC, NW GUILFORD, ARDREY KELL, INDEPENDENCE, AND TWO UPSET SPECIALS, BUTLER over E, Forsyth and ROCKY RIVER over Hopewell.

4A EAST:' GARNER, LEESVILLE ROAD, HOKE, SOUTH CENTRAL, HERITAGE, GREEN HOPE, OVERHILLS, BROUGHTON.

3A WEST:' COX MILL, TABOR, CATHOLIC, CARSON, HICKORY, AC REYNOLDS, KINGS MTN, SMITH.

3A EAST:' NORTHSIDE-JACK, SANFORD, NEW HANOVER, N. DURHAM, E. GUILFORD, N. GUILFORD, S. LEE, N. NASH.

2A WEST:''MTN'HERITAGE, PATTON, HENDERSONVILLE, SALISBURY, E. LINCOLN, RS CENTRAL, W. STOKES, FOREST HILLS

2A EAST:' KINSTON, GREENE CENTRAL, NORTHEASTERN, FARMVILLE CENTRAL, FAIRMONT, REIDSVILLE, FIRST FLIGHT, CLINTON

1A WEST:' WS PREP, S. STOKES, N. STANLY, AVERY, PINE LAKE PREP, STARMOUNT, CHEROKEE, LINCOLN CHARTER

There you have it folks!' Get yourselves to the nearest playoff game and watch it unfold before your very eyes. The Brilliant One will return'on Friday'to recap the 2nd round and give you the teams that will be heading to the regionals.

SAD SAM -' HS HOOPS GENIUS