CHAPEL HILL – Southeast Guilford and Cuthbertson were both making their program’s first appearances in the NCHSAA Women’s Basketball State Championship game, but it was Southeast Guilford that came away with the Championship after a 55-49 game in the 3A Women’s Championship.
RALEIGH – The only defending state champion playing in this year’s State Championship Games went down at the hands of Farmville Central as the Jaguars knocked out Forest Hills 86-71 to win the 2A State Championship. The victory was the Jaguars fifth NCHSAA State Basketball Championship.
CHAPEL HILL – Williams surged out in front early, hitting Southwest Guilford with a 10-4 run to open the game. However, the Cowboys got back quickly, with a 7-0 run of their own to retake the lead at 11-10 and eventually pulled away from the Bulldogs in the second half on their way to a 67-60 victory and the school’s third NCHSAA Men’s Basketball State Championship.
RALEIGH – Mountain Heritage wrapped up a perfect season, returning to the State Championship Game for the first time since 1981, and holding off Farmville Central for a 63-53 victory and the school’s first Women’s Basketball Championship.
RALEIGH – West Forsyth held off Southeast Raleigh 47-36, pulling away slowly to win the school’s first Women’s Basketball State Championship.
Callie Scheier lit it up from beyond the arc, making seven of her 12 three-point attempts, and nine of 19 from the field. She scored 29 points to lead all scorers while adding two steals on her way to being named the Kay Yow Most Valuable Player for the 4A Women’s Championship.
CHAPEL HILL – Henderson Collegiate sped out to a 14 point lead by midway through the second quarter, but it was Bishop McGuinness’ consistent pressure and tenacity that whittled down the deficit and eventually brought home the school’s second Men’s Basketball Title with a 55-54 victory.
RALEIGH – South Central blasted their way out of the starting blocks on Saturday in the 4A State Basketball Championships, exploding to a 17-6 lead through the first quarter over West Charlotte and not looking back on the way to the school’s first Men’s Basketball State Championship.
Day’ron Sharpe was a dominating force in the game scoring 23 points on nine of 15 shooting from the field. His 23 points were littered with powerful, rim-shaking dunks. He also grabbed 13 rebounds, had three blocks and five assists as he was named the Charlie Adams Most Valuable Player in the game.
CHAPEL HILL – Jainaya Jones and the Pamlico County Hurricanes would not be denied in their third-straight trip to the State Basketball Championship Game, as Jones scored 39 points on her way to Kay Yow Most Valuable Player honors and a 62-55 victory over East Surry.
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