NEA hoops slate reconfigured
LASKER — The Northeast Academy women’s basketball program, which has seen the first two games of its regular season nixed due to complications associated with COVID-19, formally amended its 2020-2021 basketball schedule on Monday afternoon.
The Eagles will now begin play on Jan. 5 at Terra Ceia.
Assuming no further virus-related issues, Big Red will compete in a total of 12 games this winter, 10 of which will be held in a gauntlet-styled January spanning 632 round-trip miles.
The Eagles conclude the slate on Feb. 5 at Ridgecroft before competing in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Tar Heel Independent Conference Tournament — an event yet to be finalized.
NEA, which returns seven players from last year’s 14-4 roster, should once more contend for a league title.
Vikings spike Yellow Jackets
South Granville turned back Roanoke Rapids on Monday, 3-1, in a Northern Carolina 1A/2A showdown.
The victory moved the Vikings to 5-3 overall this season, and 5-2 in league affairs ahead of Tuesday’s home clash with Warren County. Roanoke Rapids (4-5, 4-4 Northern Carolina 1A/2A) returns to the floor on Monday as the guest of J.F. Webb.