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Rocky Mount High’s Caroline Thiel shoots over Wilson Hunt’s Imani Sutton during the third round of the Class 3-A playoffs last season. The Gryphons, along with other Nash County schools, won’t play nonconference games this season.

Nash County will have to wait a little longer for the start of high school basketball season.

Rocky Mount High, Northern Nash, Southern Nash and Nash Central have decided to only play conference games this season. Nonconference games are being canceled, as they look toward league play.

Tuesday marked the first day that these teams would play.

Nash Central was scheduled to play at Rocky Mount High, Northern Nash intended to travel to Rolesville and Southern Nash was hosting Cleveland. None of these games took place. Instead, Big East Conference play and Eastern Plains Conference play will be the first games for these teams.

RMH will play at Wilson Fike on Jan. 16, while Northern Nash at Southern Nash on Jan. 22. Nash Central, meanwhile, will open at SouthWest Edgecombe on Jan. 19.

The Gryphons are offering a streaming service to watch games remotely.

To stream live action from their athletic events, go to rockymounths.ncpschools.net. From there, navigate to the activities tab and select athletics. An option to view the streaming channel appears on the right.


Each stream will cost $10 and it includes all of the games from that night, including JV and varsity games.

Tuesday’s result

Riverside 82, Tarboro 60

The Vikings (0-1) dropped their season opener on the road.

Tarboro trailed 14-10 after the opening quarter, and 36-25 by halftime. But the Vikings had a strong showing in the third quarter with 21 points, but it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback.

The Vikings will host SouthWest Edgecombe at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the second and final nonconference game before Coastal Plains Conference games begin on Jan. 15 when they host Chocowinity.