Northwood boys and girls to play in NCHSAA Basketball Tournament final four

By Gene Galin

Pittsboro, NC – Saturday was a very good day for the Northwood basketball teams. Both the boys and the girls won their third-round games on Saturday to advance to the NCHSAA 3A East basketball finals on Tuesday.

Chargers are returning to the final four for a second straight year after knocking off Terry Sanford 43-41 in Fayetteville.

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Northwood (13-2) never pulled too far ahead of Terry Sanford (11-2). The game was tied 25-25 at halftime and 35-35 to start the fourth quarter. The game was won in the last minute.

Northwood Chargers after win over Terry Sanford on Saturday.

Top scorers for Northwood were Troy Arnold with 12 points, Colby Burleson with 10, Drake Powell had nine, and Jarid Stevenson had eight.

The #13 seed Chargers (14-2) will face #6 seed West Carteret Patriots (11-2) in Morehead City on Tuesday at 6 pm.

NorthwoodTeam StatsWest Carteret
54.7Points Per Game65.5
30.7Rebounds Per Game36.0
12.3Assists Per Game14.2
6.8Steals Per Game8.9
2.6Blocks Per Game5.3

The Northwood Lady Chargers won Saturday’s home playoff game against Person by a score of 49-37.


Top scorers for the Lasy Chargers were Te’Keyah Bland with 28 points and Skylar Adams with 12.

Lady Chargers after win over Person on Saturday.

The #5 seed Lady Chargers (14-0) will face #7 seed Asheboro Blue Comets (14-0) at home on Tuesday at 7 pm.

Team Scoring AveragesQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
NorthwoodTeam StateAsheboro
54.1Points Per Game53.2
31.1Rebounds Per Game29.8
9.1Assists Per Game13.6
13.2Steals Per Game8.3
2.5Blocks Per Game4.1