WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The New Hanover boys' basketball team is hoping to use past playoff experience when it plays at Northside-Jacksonville on Tuesday in the fourth round of the 3A state playoffs.
"Freddie Taylor and Ramello Williams were sophomores when we went to Cary in the fourth round a couple of years ago, and that environment was unbelievable," said New Hanover head coach Kirk Angel. "We didn't win that game, but that's huge experience."
New Hanover (26-4) is facing Northside (27-0) for the second time this season. In October, the Monarchs beat the Wildcats 50-45.
Northside is the defending 2A state champion, and has won 57 straight games.