Greensboro Day enters NC hoops rankings as coach sets all-time wins mark

After games on Sunday, Jan. 8

A lot could be said about the past week of North Carolina prep basketball. Olympic, No. 35 in the POWERADE FAB 50, flexed its muscles with another big win against a ranked opponent in Harding. West Charlotte lost its second game in three outings, continuing inconsistent play uncharacteristic of a defending champ. But quite frankly, that pales in comparison to one major piece of news.

Greensboro Day coach Fred Johnson set the state's all-time career wins mark by earning his 819th victory from the sideline on Saturday. The achievement came in the Bengals' 84-47 win against Providence Day, pushing them into the state rankings with a season record of 15-1 and sending Johnson into his deserved place in the history books.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Olympic (Charlotte) 15-0 (1)

Grinded out comeback win against Harding to strengthen hold on top spot in state.

2. Northside Christian (Charlotte) 14-0 (2)

Easily downed First Assembly Christian and Covenant Day. Big matchup against Davidson Day looms this Saturday.

3. High Point Christian 16-0 (3)

Cougars started off new year with two easy wins. Must try not to look ahead to big matchup with Quality Education on Jan. 16.

Click here for the full POWERADE weekly North Carolina basketball rankings.