Season opener delayed

The Vance County Vipers men’s basketball team had their season-opener with Chapel Hill on Tuesday evening postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. A makeup date will be announced later in the year.

HENDERSON — Vance County High School’s men’s basketball season-opening matchup against Chapel Hill on Tuesday evening was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within its own program.

Due to the COVID-19 issues, Vance County’s men’s team matchups with Orange and Northern Durham set for Friday and next Tuesday have also been postponed.

Meanwhile, issues with the Orange and Northern Durham’s girls basketball teams forced them to postpone their games with Vance County.

The Vance County girls were still able to contest their home matchup with Chapel Hill on Tuesday. Makeup dates for Vance County’s postponed basketball matchups will be announced later in the year.

After finishing 19-7 in the 2019-20 season, Vance County enters a rebuilding campaign following the retirement of head coach Wilton Baskett, with former assistant Chad Wilson now taking over the program.

The offseason also saw Vance County’s top three scorers, Phadol Jordan, Thomas Townes and Samein Burwell, graduate from the school. Jordan led the team with 14.0 points per game, while Townes and Burwell were the top two rebounders with 8.9 and 5.5 per game, respectively.