Cox Mill hit a half-court shot in the closing seconds of the South Piedmont Conference boys' basketball tournament championship to defeat A.L. Brown 54-53 and win its first tourney title.
The Chargers, the tournament's No. 4 seed, defeated the top-seeded teams - Concord and Brown, respectively - to win the title.
Cox Mill's celebration didn't last long. The Chargers will allegedly be without coach Brad Hinson and assistant coach Jody Barbee for their first playoff game in school history.
The coaches were allegedly suspended after taking part in a Harlem Shake video with their players. NBC Charlotte sportscaster Chris Clark has the video on his Facebook page.
UPDATE: Our friends at WCNC are now reporting that Hinson and Barbee have been reinstated.
Just talked with Cox Mill officials. They told me Brad Hinson and Jody Barbee will be on the sidelines coaching tonight against Berry.
— Chris Clark (@Cdclarksports) February 25, 2013
Cox Mill will host Berry Academy on Monday for a first-round 3A playoff game. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Lady Bulldogs claim SPC crownJay M. Robinson defeated Concord 43-28 in the SPC girls' basketball tournament finals.
The Bulldogs, which have not lost a game to SPC opponents this season, also won the regular-season conference title.
Robinson will host East Rowan today at 7 p.m. to open postseason play.
Local playoff matchupsThe N.C. High School Athletic Association released its basketball playoff brackets during the weekend. Here are the first-round matchups for local teams (in bold):
(16) Central Cabarrus (10-15) at (1) Concord (22-2)