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Originally published: 2014-02-16 18:29:21
Last modified: 2014-02-16 21:01:07

Watauga basketball teams to host South Caldwell on Monday

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

Watauga's basketball teams will host South Caldwell Monday in varsity only games.

Watauga's girls' team will host the Spartans at 6:30 p.m., with the boys' game beginning around 8 p.m.

It is also Senior Night for both teams. Senior Night recognitions begin at 6:15 p.m.

Watauga's boys' team is coming off a 56-50 win at Hickory on Saturday. If Watauga beats South Caldwell, the Pioneers finish the regular season at the No. 4 seed in the NWC and tie Patton for fourth place in the Northwestern Conference.

Watauga beat Patton twice during the regular season and would get a home game Tuesday in the first round of the Northwestern Conference Tournament when it would host Patton, the No. 5 seed.

Watauga's boys' team already beat South Caldwell 71-47 in Sawmills on Jan. 21.

If Watauga loses, it would be the No. 5 seed and play at No. 4 seeded Patton in the first round on Tuesday.

Watauga's girls' team is already locked into the No. 6 seed of the NWC tournament. The Pioneers will play at No. 3 seed South Caldwell on Tuesday night.

The Pioneers lost 44-26 to South Caldwell, also on Jan. 21.

In the boys' bracket, No. 1 seeded Freedom hosts No. 8 South Caldwell. No. 2 seeded Hickory hosts No. 7 Hibriten and No. 3 seeded Fred T. Foard hosts No. 6 seeded St. Stephens.

In the girls' bracket, No. 1 seeded Hickory hosts No. 8 seeded Fred T. Foard and No. 4 seeded St. Stephens hosts No. 5 seeded Patton.

In the other bracket, No. 2 seeded Freedom hosts No. 7 Hibriten and No. 3 South Caldwell hosts No. 6 Watauga.

All of the first round games are on campus sites. The semifinals are Thursday at Freedom, and the finals are Friday at Freedom.