Thrillers cap Carolinas high school basketball state championship Saturdays
By Richard Walker
Thrillers ended the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and South Carolina High School League basketball championships on Saturday.
In the NCHSAA 4A championship game, Raleigh Millbrook got late-game heroics from Silas Demary to knock off Charlotte Ardrey Kell 67-65 in overtime at Wheatmore High School. Demary tied the score with a free throw, then had a steal and layup for the winning points in the extra period.
It was the first state title for Millbrook and the second runner-up finish for Kell. It also marked the first overtime game in N.C. 4A title game history since 2005.
In the SCHSL 5A championship game, River Bluff knocked off four-time defending state champion 57-45 to end Dorman’s pursuit of history in a game played at USC-Aiken.
Dorman was looking to become the first school to win straight state titles since Charleston had done so from 1922 to 1926.
Here are the full N.C. High School Athletic Association state championship game results from Saturday:
Murphy 76, Princeton 35
Shelby 77, Farmville Central 62
China Grove Carson 51, Asheboro 40
Charlotte Vance 74, Garner 38
Wilson Prep 65, Lincoln Charter 58
Farmville Central 113, Hendersonville 98
Weddington 56, Pittsboro Northwood 47
Raleigh Millbrook 67, Charlotte Kell 65, OT
Here are the S.C. High School League state championship game results:
River Bluff 57, Dorman 45
South Pointe 52, Hilton Head 50
Marlboro County 71, Seneca 60
Christ School Episcopal 58, Wade Hampton 49
Southside Christian 66, Scott’s Branch 45
Clover vs. Sumter, ppd. to later date
Westside 44, North Myrtle Beach 30
Keenan 62, Bishop England 55
Saluda 61, Silver Bluff 41
Military Magnet Academy 54, Southside Christian 49