NCISAA State Championship Results
The North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association held their state championships in Charlotte last weekend, with semifinals in each of the four classifications taking place Friday and the championships games on Saturday.
1-Cannon School 71, Latin 69 in 4A
2-First Assembly 68, Village Christian 48 in 3A
3-Davidson Day 82, Wayne Country Day 44 in 2A
4-Northwood Temple 47, Burlington School 44 in 1A
The Cannon School 71, Latin, 69
Charlotte Latin, (22-8) 7 20 18 24 — 69
Cannon School (27-6) 19 12 18 22 — 71
The Cannon School, from Concord, North Carolina defeated Charlotte Latin 71-69 in a championship game between the number three and four seeds in the tournament.
Cannon had upended perennial power, Greensboro Day School 75-64 on Friday, while Latin had defeated the number one seed, Durham Academy.
Jaden Bradley,1G, Cannon School
His 27 points led his team,
He runs the team like a general, with unparalleled ball handling and passing ability.
He distributes the ball, unselfishly, with total focus on the task at hand.
Jarvis Moss, Cannon School added 18 points in Cannon’s championship win, hitting 3-4 free throws, down the stretch.
Elijah Ormiston, Cannon School, added 15 points and he was solid on the boards as usual.
DJ Nix, Cannon School, didn’t score big in the championship game, but his 28 points were huge in their semifinal win over Greensboro Day.
Randy RJ Johnson was on fire in the championship game, leading Latin with 36 points.
Graham Calton is another outstanding player for Latin
Concord “First Assembly” (35-3) 68, Fayetteville (22-8) “Village Christian” 48
First Assembly defeated Village Christian 68-48 to win the NCISAA 3A State Championship.
CFA finished the season with an 18 game winning streak, in finishing with a 35-3 record.
FOR FIRST ASSEMBLY:
Trae Benham, led First Assembly with 22 points
Cheick Traore, scored 19 in the championship game and pulled down 21 rebounds.
He also blocked two shots.
FOR VILLAGE CHRISTIAN
Justin Thomas, a very good all around player led Village with 14 points.
Zavian McLean, who will play collegiately at Columbia University added 13 for his team.
Joshua Reed added nine points and 9 rebounds on Saturday. He’s a solid athlete, with good strength, who knows his strengths and plays within himself.
Davidson Day, (30-1) 82, Wayne Country Day, (28-6)
Davidson Day School, from Davidson, North Carolina, just north of Charlotte, put on a clinic in defeating Wayne Country Day, of Goldsboro, 82-44, in the 2A State Championship Game
FOR DAVIDSON DAY:
Jackson Threadgill, a UNC-Charlotte signee, is an excellent player and he was clicking on all cylinders in the championship. He led his team with 30 points. He hit treys, mid-range jumpers, stick-backs and nice finishes, culmination with slick lays, and a couple of jams.
He’s also an unselfish passer and a solid defender.
Mark Breunig is a senior, who moves well and he has a nice shooting stroke from the perimeter. He added 12 points for Davidson Day.
Bryce Alfino added 10 points for the champions, including two treys. He defends well and he’s an above average athlete.
CJ Huntley, an App State, he battled foul trouble, but he still managed nine points. He runs well and he has good touch.
Will Coble is a very cerebral, skilled and heady 1G, whose skills include a good stroke from the perimeter. If you prefer a pure 1G, then you might like him at LM. He has a great feel for the game.
Joel Baucom scored six points in about 10 minutes of play. He has an excellent feel for the game and he’s a pure shooter, with Ivy League grades
FOR WAYNE COUNTRY DAY:
Lynwood Grandy led his team with 22 points, hitting mid-range shots and driving it, with strength. He averaged 15.1 ppg for the season.
Jaden Cooper added eight points in this game, but he averaged almost 15 points per game this year, hitting 40% of his treys.
NCISAA 1A State Championship
Northwood Temple 47, Burlington School 44
Northwood Temple Academy (23-14). 4 11 16 16 — 47
The Burlington School (25-11) 13 11 9 11 — 44
Northwood Temple, of Fayetteville, defeated The Burlington School in last Saturday’s North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association’s 1A State Championship Game.
Northwest Temple, which trailed 24-15 at the half, pulled to within two at 33-31 by the end of the third quarter.
Reggie Raynor, a UNC-G commit scored nine of his game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter, including five free throws in the final 45 seconds, which sealed the victory.
JaQuante Harris, scored 12 of his 14 points in the final 16 minutes of the championship game,
He was the hero in Friday’s 68-65 semifinal win over Fayetteville rival school, Trinity Christian.
Harris converted a four-point play with 3 seconds to go in overtime.
Isaiah Escobar and Lars Nilsen led the Burlington School with 12 and 10 points respectively.
The Burlington School was playing without their injured star Jadun Alston, who has signed to play at Wichita State. Alston was out with a shoulder injury.
Mylyjael Poteat, Rice University signee, had an excellent year, but was hampered by foul trouble.
He was 19-21 from the floor in the John Wall Foundation Holiday Tournament in December.