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Leesville Road's Historic Playoff Run

By NAS Athletics, 03/03/17, 2:45PM EST


This Saturday, Leesville Road will be representing Wake County men's basketball in the Eastern regional championship game. This is The Pride's second ever appearance in the NCHSAA men's basketball semi-finals.

Leesville Road entered the playoffs as a 17 seed after losing in the second round of the conference tournament to rivals Millbrook.

Since this loss, Leesville Road has gone on a tear, upsetting four higher seeded teams (D.H. Conley, Overhills, Garner Magnet, Seventy-First) to make it to the semi-finals.

It's been a total team effort from Leesville Road, with seniors Alex Hunter and Jonathan Mebane averaging double figures in points in the playoffs. Sophomores D.J. Horne and Jalen Benjamin have also stepped up with multiple double figure scoring games. 

Leesville Road will face off against second seeded South Central on March 4th. The game will tip off at 2:00 pm and will be held in Fayetteville State University's Capel Arena. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Capel Arena box office and are $9.00 each.