The Smoky Mountain Mustang Boys take round one of the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference tournament. The game was played Friday night at Smoky Mountain High School. The Mustangs cruised to a 78 to 62 win over East Henderson. The game was stopped for a moment in the fourth period to recognize on of the East Henderson players who scored his 1000th point. Brandon Dorn finished his career with 1003 points by sinking three free shots after the record tying shot.
The Mustangs will now move on to the second round of the tournament which will be played Tuesday Night at Tuscola, probably against Pisgah. The game was originally scheduled for Smoky Mountain High School but the schools swapped the tournament schedule this year with the anticipation that the new gymnasium at Smoky Mountain High School will be completed by tournament time next season.
The tournament games are not being broadcast on WRGC. Once the state playoff brackets are determined then WRGC will broadcast the games of that series. Should the Smoky Mountain Mustangs get upset in the conference tournament then the ranking for the state playoff tournament could be affected. But short of a major upset the Mustangs should be one of the top seeds in the first round anyway and likely play a home game.