Farmville Central and Shelby win 2A Region Championships
1-Farmville Central 66, South Granville 63 OT
2-Shelby 68, Forest Hills 63
2A East Region Championship
Farmville Central 66, South Granville, 63 OT
Farmville Central HS, (29-2), defeated South Granville, of Creedmoor, (30-1) 66-63 in overtime, to win the 3A East Region championship.
The Jaguars, who won the 2A state championship last year, over then defending state champion Forest Hills HS, won the heated battle over previously undefeated South Granville HS, of Creedmoor in overtime.
They won despite hitting on but 11-27 from the free throw line.
Samage Teel, a 6-1 175, guard, who has since signed to play at Winston-Salem State University, led Farmville Central with 19 points, including 17 in the pivotal second half. Teel will now utilize his elite athleticism, shooting prowess and his ability to get into the lane at Winston-Salem State.
Justin Wright, a 6-2 210, senior guard was outstanding as he has been for four years for Farmville Central, finishing with 15 points and grabbing six rebounds, despite being plagued by foul trouble throughout the game. Justin, who is one of the most clutch performers in the state, has signed to play for Coach Lavelle Moten at North Carolina Central University.
Leontae Moye, 6-6 205, forward came up big for the victors, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots. As he has been for the past two seasons, the bouncy lefty is the key front court performer for Coach Larry Williford.
Terquavion Smith, a 6-3 junior was one of the three amigos in the backcourt for Farmville Central, all of whom were capable of 30 points plus performances this year. Smith, already a three year starter, has already committed to play collegiately at NC State.
For South Granville
Bobby Pettiford, South Granville’s 6-1 185, point guard led his team with a game-high 25 points, on 10-22 shooting from the floor and he was 3-4 from the charity stripe.
An explosive athlete, with excellent handles, Bobby had season averages of 22 ppg, 6.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game.
Micah Jones, a 6-2 170 senior guard, added 15 points for South Granville. Micah averaged 16.4 ppg for the season. A quick athlete, he is a very good shooter from the arc, as he connected on 84 of 236 shots from beyond the 3-point arc – good for 36%.
Kobe Jones, a 6-4 175, senior small forward added 10 points for South Granville. Kobe, a lefty, is a sky walker, who dunks like he is 6-7, or taller. He uses his incredible bounce to jam in every way imaginable and on the boards, as well.
Caleb Tanner, a 6-3 170, two-guard, came off the bench for South Granville for most of the season and utilized his solid shooting stroke to average around 11 points per game. He connected on 63 of 156 shots from behind the arc, good for 40%.
Wy’kise Allen, a 6-3 200 senior forward, who plays much bigger than his height, was a big contributor this year for South Granville, as he has been since arriving as a freshman.South Granville.
Allen averaged 15.9 ppg and nine plus rebounds for the season.
2A West Championship
Shelby 68, Forest Hills, 61
The Shelby Golden Lions, (26-3), defeated Forest Hills, (29-1), 68-61 to win the 2A West Region Championship.
Forest Hills 13 17 13 20 — 63
Shelby 14 9 21 24 — 68
Deshaun Christopher, a 6-1 170 senior guard led Shelby with 23 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 68-63 win over Forest Hills, the defending 2A state champion.
Tyler Arrington, a 5-11 160, point guard, added 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals for Shelby.
Seniors Jalen Huntley and Alec Topper led Forest Hills with 20 and 14 points respectively.
Huntley, a speedy senior led Forest Hills with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Alec Topper, a 6-5 180, senior wing, added 14 points, 15 rebounds and three assists.