Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the still cold and rainy piedmont!  It’s time for The Incredible One to release his final regular-season F5.  Last week yielded some shockers as Hough downed both West Charlotte and Vance.  As a result, the Huskies vaulted into 2nd place and stole the other I-MECK 4A playoff spot.  A pair of SW4A donnybrooks saw Independence top Rocky River, but the Patriots fell to surging Myers Park, costing themselves the outright conference title.  The Patriots share the title but take the first playoff seed by winning the head-to-head tiebreaker due to their win over the Ravens.  To the 5!!!!!!

1. NORTH MECK – THE VIKINGS BLEW OUT THE CREEK, VANCE, AND THE LAKE EN ROUTE TO A 7TH STRAIGHT I-MECK REG. SEASON CROWN. 

2. ARDREY KELL – THE KNIGHTS TAKE ANOTHER SOMECK 4A CROWN TO THE CASTLE.

3. INDEPENDENCE – THE PATRIOTS HAVE A SHARE OF THE SW4A TITLE, BUT MAY MEET ROCKY RIVER IN THE 2ND ROUND OF STATES.

4. HARDING – THE RAMS HAVE WON 4 IN A ROW, HITTING STRIDE AT THE RIGHT TIME, MAY COLLIDE WITH CONFERENCE RIVAL AK IN THE PLAYOFFS.

5. ROCKY RIVER – THE RAVENS SHARE THE SW4A TITLE WITH THE BIG I, HAVE INTERESTING 1ST ROUND MATCHUP WITH HOUGH.

Outside looking in:  Hough, Myers Park, South Meck

There you have it, folks!  The state playoff 1st round predictions are being released tomorrow so don’t miss them!  The Great One will return next weekend with his latest F5.  Stay tuned!!!!
SAD SAM – HS HOOPS GENIUS