SAD SAM’S REGIONAL FINAL RECAP AND STATE CHAMPION PICKS
Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the stormy piedmont.  The Great One himself is here to recap the regional finals and let you know who will be hoisting the hardware in this weekend’s state title games.  The Sadster posted a 6-2 mark in the regional finals, bringing his overall slate to 147-37, or 80%.  Last week the regional finals yielded only a couple of surprises, one due to a game-altering technical foul and the others being blowout wins by SW Guilford and Farmville Central.  In the 1A, Henderson Collegiate used a game altering technical foul on a mainline Washington County player in the 3rd quarter to seize control and advance to the finals, while Bishop McGuinness slowed down their way to a 43-40 win over North Rowan.  In the 2A, Farmville scored a TKO over rival Greene Central by jumping out to a 25-4 lead and coasted.  They avenged a state regional semi loss to Greene Central last year.  The 2018 State Champs, Forest Hills, also won by outlasting East Lincoln, 71-62.  In the 3A, wrecking machine SW Guilford routed 2-time champ Cox Mill by a surprising 88-58 tally, as Walter Williams in another predicted upset, took out Eastern Alamance, 58-49.  In the 4A, a pair of shellackings gave juggernaut South Central and West Charlotte wins over Millbrook and Reynolds respectively and a shot at each other on Saturday.  The Sad One will now reveal the 2019 State Champions in the NC playoffs….
 
1A:  HENDERSON COLLEGIATE – WILL APPLY WHAT THEY LEARNED AT PHENOM TEAM CAMP AND GET A RING.
 
2A:  FOREST HILLS – JACKETS COMPLETE THEIR BACK-TO-BACK ATTACK.
 
3A:  SW GUILFORD – THE LANGLEY BOYS AND THEIR COWBOY TEAMMATES WILL RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET WITH ANOTHER TITLE
 
4A:  SOUTH CENTRAL – S.C. WILL GIVE A SHARPE ANSWER TO STOPPING PATRICK “THE QUESTION” WILLIAMS.
There you have it folks!  Check out your state title game schedules and get to Chapel Hill or Raleigh to watch.  We will recap the state title games and The Incredible One will release his yearly superlatives and final I-MECK 4A report cards.
 
SAD SAM – HS HOOPS GENIUS