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Olympic Boys Basketball Team Advances to Western Regionals

Olympic Trojans(February 27, 2011) The Olympic High School boys basketball team defeated Vance High School 55 to 37 Friday night to advance to the North Carolina Division 4A Western Regional Basketball Championships this weekend in Greensboro. They will play Mount Tabor High School of Winston-Salem (25-4) in the semi-finals at 8:30 on Friday, following the game between West Charlotte and Reagan High School of Forsyth County. The western championship game is Saturday at 8:00 PM in Greensboro, and the state 4A championship is on Saturday, March 12 in Chapel Hill.

The game against Vance was close during the first half with many lead changes. Olympic led by 21 to 20 at the half but outscored Vance 34 to 17 in the second half, winning 55 to 37. Allerick Freeman led Olympic's scoring with 17 points.

Olympic has a 28-1 record and is ranked #1 in the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16. It's only loss was to Terry Sanford High School of Fayetteville by a score of 70 to 71 in December. MaxPreps rates Terry Sanford the #1 4A team in North Carolina and rates Olympic #2.

However, West Charlotte, Reagan, and Mount Tabor are rated #3 through #5, and Olympic will have to survive games against the top teams in the west in order to meet Terry Sanford again. Terry Sanford has advanced in the Eastern regional tournament in Fayetteville.

Olympic is lead by senior Reggie Arceneaux, junior Josh Smith, and sophomore Allerik Freeman.

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