Local girls hoops teams earn postseason bids


The girls basketball teams from Harnett Central and Midway are set to represent the local area in next week's state playoffs, as announced by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association on Sunday.  

No.  14 Harnett Central made the 3A East field as a wildcard and is scheduled to play at third-ranked Eastern Alamance. 

Meanwhile, No. 12 Midway hits the road to face fifth-ranked Randleman in the 2A East bracket. 

Harnett Central (9-2, 7-2 TCC) stacked six straight wins to close the regular season, finishing second in the Tri-County 3A Conference. 

Lady Trojans senior Syniah McMiller paces the group with 15.8 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game.  Fellow upperclassmen teammates Lya Molyneaux (12.9 points) and Brittany Mills (10.4 points) also average double figures. 

Eastern Alamance finished a perfect 11-0 in the Mid-State Athletic 2A/3A Conference. Junior guard Laila Anderson leads the team with 19 points and 4.3 steals per game, while fellow junior Hali Watkins sports averages of 14.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. 

Midway (9-4, 9-3 ECC) took second place in the East Central 2A Conference after winning seven of its last eight games. 

Junior guards Kris'Shyia McKoy and Rylie Williams both sport double-figure scoring totals, while McKoy has nearly five steals per contest to lead the Lady Raiders. 

Randleman (10-3, 10-2) finished first in the PAC 7 2A Conference. The Lady Tigers boast three double-digit scorers, led by sophomore forward Gracyn Hall's 20 points and 9.9 rebounds per contest. 

The opening round is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23.  


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