High school basketball state regionals, finals move to Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM – The high school basketball state finals are moving to Winston-Salem in March, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced Monday.

The site will be Joel Coliseum.

It will be part of a week-long stretch of games at the coliseum, where regional finals also will be contested for both the East Region and the West Region.

During the stretch of March 11-16, the regional games will be held Monday through Thursday (March 11-14), with the title games Friday and Saturday (March 15-16).

The winners of regionals contested on Monday and Tuesday will be part of title games Friday. The regional winners Wednesday and Thursday will be assigned Saturday for their finals.

Game times and which classifications will play on which days will be announced later.

The Joel Coliseum complex was used for some West Regional games in past years.

The NCHSAA used Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh and the Smith Center in Chapel Hill as its main basketball championship venues for most of the past couple of decades.

By Randolph Record