WILMINGTON — Due to the continuing public health concerns associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the North Carolina Coaches Association (NCCA) and the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association (SCACA) have canceled the 2021 Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games.

The classic made the announcement Wednesday.

The annual event planned for Wilmington, North Carolina features the top public high school senior boys and girls basketball players from North Carolina and South Carolina.

“As happened last year, our concern for the safety and well-being of these young student-athletes, as well as for spectators attending the games from communities across the two-state area, coaches, and essential personnel, prompted this decision,” said Phil Weaver, co-executive director of the NCCA and Shell Dula, executive director of the SCACA.

In addition, House of Raeford Farms FLOCK, sponsor for the previous two Carolinas Classic events fully supports this decision. “We have enjoyed our past involvement with the players, coaches, and community partners, and look forward to a return of the Classic in 2022”, said Tom Teachey, director of community outreach for House of Raeford’s North Carolina locations.

Both state coaches associations will name 2021 Carolinas Classic All-Star teams to honor the 40 student-athletes for their outstanding achievements. Look for an announcement in early February.


BOYS’ BASKETBALL

John A. Holmes 71, Pasquotank 35: The Aces defeated Pasquotank County 71-35 Tuesday at Pasquotank County High School.

The Aces (2-0) scored 10 or more points in every quarter of the non-conference game.

The Panthers (0-3) return to play Friday at Perquimans County.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Northeastern 47, Perquimans 43: The Eagles (2-0) defeated the Pirates (0-2) in a non-conference game Tuesday at Northeastern High School.