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Prep play resumes Wednesday: Conley hosts Rose

After nearly a week of games postponed due to ice and snow, local high school basketball teams finally get back on the court on Wednesday, highlighted by a county clash between J.H. Rose and host D.H. Conley.

The first meeting of the season for the longtime rivals was scheduled for last Friday but was pushed back due to hazardous road conditions.

Rose stands 9-4 overall and 1-2 in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference after being stunned 86-77 at Southern Wayne (3-11) on Jan. 2 despite 30 points from sophomore guard Creighton Lebo. The Rampants will host Eastern Wayne on Friday.

Conley has been idle since a Dec. 28 win over North Pitt in the Parker’s Holiday Classic but faces a busy week with three games in three days. The VIkings, 7-5 overall and 2-0 in the ECC, host New Bern on Thursday and travel to Southern Wayne on Friday.

Also Wednesday, South Central travels to league foe New Bern. The undefeated Falcon boys (10-0, 3-0 ECC) have not played since capturing the Parker’s Holiday Classic with a win over Ayden-Grifton on Dec. 28.

South Central’s non-conference home game against Class 2-A power Greene Central has been rescheduled for Jan. 31, and its second meeting with Rose has been shifted to Jan. 16 because of an adjusted exam schedule. The Falcons host Charles B. Aycock on Friday.

Wednesday’s other games have Ayden-Grifton traveling to North Lenoir and North Pitt visiting North Johnston. North Pitt’s home game with SouthWest Edgecombe,has been rescheduled for a third time and now will be payed Monday.

Ayden-Grifton’s Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference date at West Craven scheduled for Tuesday has been moved to Jan. 16.

Framvmille Central, which has not played a home game since Dec. 8, hosts SouthWest Edgecombe on Friday. Greene Central visits Ayden-Grifton on Friday.

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