ECC basketball tournament set for next week
The Eastern Carolina 2A tournament is set for next week.
In the single-elimination format, agreed to by coaches and athletic directors before the season started, the games will be played at the highest girls’ seed this year for the first round and semifinals. The championship games will be held at Kinston High School on Friday.
Last season, the games were played at the highest boys’ seed and the finals were played at Ayden-Grifton High School.
In the first round, which will be played Tuesday, Greene Central’s boys and Kinston’s girls have byes because they won the ECC regular-season championship.
The girls’ games start at 6 p.m. and the boys will follow, approximately 90 minutes later.
Here is the schedule for the Eastern Carolina Conference Championships
No. 7 South Lenoir vs. No. 2 Kinston at North Lenoir
No. 6 Washington vs. No. 3 West Craven at Washington
No. 5 North Lenoir vs. No. 4 Ayden-Grifton at South Lenoir
No. 7 Greene Central at No. 2 North Lenoir
No. 6 West Craven at No. 3 Washington
No. 5 Ayden-Grifton at No. 4 South Lenoir
North Lenoir-Ayden-Grifton winner vs. No. 1 Greene Central at Kinston
Washington-West Craven winner vs. South Lenoir-Kinston winner at highest seeded girls
Ayden-Grifton-South Lenoir winner at No. 1 Kinston
West Craven-Washington winner vs. Greene Central-North Lenoir winner (highest seed gets home game)
ECC girls’ basketball championship, 6 p.m. at Kinston
ECC boys’ basketball championship, 7:30 p.m. at Kinston