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Here are the scores from Friday night's state semifinal games. The state championship games will be played next weekend.....

The Avery County High boys' basketball team continues to struggle. The Vikings suffered a 57-47 loss at the Octagon against Asheville Christian Academy Friday night.

On the strength of its best defensive performance of the year, the Appalachian State University mens' basketball team picked up its third-straight win with a 67-56

Watauga High senior Utah Jones has been on fire this season. In just three games, Jones has put up huge numbers. He's averaging 20 points a game, and he's buried 11 three pointers.

Junior Kendall Isler dropped a season-high 17 points and the team knocked down 31 free throws while the Lees-McRae men's basketball led wire-to-wire in an 84-67