Northwood boys and girls teams playing in third round of NCHSAA basketball tournament

By Gene Galin

Pittsboro, NC – On Thursday evening, both the boys and girls Northwood basketball teams proved victorious in their second round NCHSAA tournament games. Both teams advance to the third round games on Saturday at 6 pm. You can watch the games for a fee at

The Northwood boys basketball team won Thursday’s away playoff game against D.H. Conley in Greenville by a score of 59-40.

Watch Northwood boys basketball coach Matt Brown talk about the NCHSAA tourney games.

The #13 seed Northwood Chargers will face the #1 seeded Terry Sanford team in Fayetteville on Saturday at 6 pm.

Coach Brown feels the team will be prepared. “We know what we want to do offensively and defensively and what we can’t let Terry Sanford. They’re really good team. Very well coached and really good players. Number 12, the Molnar kid is really good. And they got a lot of guys surrounding him. Number one, and number two, a really good players. It’s gonna be a good game, it’s going to be a good test for our kids.”

“It’ll be interesting. It will kind of be a chess match throughout the game. We got a game plan going into it. But who knows, we might have to scratch it and go to plan B or Plan C.”

NorthwoodSeason AveragesTerry Sanford
54.7Points Per Game68.0
30.7Rebounds Per Game39.5
12.3Assists Per Game16.3
6.8Steals Per Game8.1
2.6Blocks Per Game3.9
NorthwoodTeam LeadersTerry Sanford
#23 Jarin Stevenson 13.3Points Per Game#12 Davis Molnar 17.3
#23 Jarin Stevenson 8.8Rebounds Per Game#12 Davis Molnar 10.8
#20 Drake Powell 4.3Assists Per Game#12 Davis Molnar 6.5
#20 Drake Powell 2.3Steals Per Game#12 Davis Molnar 2.4
#20 Drake Powell 1.3Blocks Per Game#12 Davis Molnar 1.5
2021 NCHSAA 3A Boys Basketball Tournament brackets (click to enlarge)

The #5 seed Northwood Lady Chargers traveled to Fayetteville and overcame a 19 point deficit to defeat #4 seed Terry Stanford team 46-43.

Northwood girls basketball coach Cameron Vernon talks about NCHSAA tourney games.

The #5 seed Northwood Chargers (13-0) will face the #16 seeded Person team (12-3) at home in Pittsboro on Saturday at 6 pm.

Coach Cameron Vernon wants his team to be ready for a tough third round game on Saturday. “We’re very familiar with Person. We played them in a regular season years ago. Last year, we played them in the second round. They have a lot of girls back. I don’t think our girls don’t respect them. Person has already shown that they’re a much better team than what their seed says. And they’re in a very good conference that we’re joining next year with Eastern Alamance, Northern Guilford; who were always very good teams. So they’re a tough conference. They’re game ready for this tournament.”

2021 NCHSAA 3A Girls Basketball Tournament brackets (click to enlarge)