EAST BEND — The semifinals and finals of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference tournament are being held at Forbush High School, but the event itself looks more and more like the Greyhound Invitational.
Both the North Surry boys and girls will be playing for the championship on Friday night, with the girls playing either Surry Central or Forbush at 6 p.m., followed by the boys taking on either South Stokes or West Stokes immediately following. Thomse semifinal games will be contested tonight, also at Forbush.
The boys were taking on Surry Central on Wednesday night in a rare meeting of county rivals outside the borders of Surry County. This one started out like it might be a potential upset, as the Golden Eagles came out hot and led 19-15 after one quarter of play. However, the explosive Greyhounds filled the basket to the tune of 30 points in the second quarter, led by 13 at halftime, and cruised to a 96-57 victory.
The girls game was even more one-sided. In that contest, North had to wait for about 30 minutes to take on Carver, which erroneously thought the game was going to be played at North Surry, and went there first. When the Yellowjackets did arrive, the Lady Hounds brought out the Raid, and led 57-15 at halftime. The game ended as a 78-24 victory, with a running clock the entire second half.
Because the games were on the road, we were unable to file a full report by press time for this issue, but a full recap of both games will appear in tomorrow’s issue of the News.