Northwood girls & Chatham Charter boys set to play in East Basketball Finals on Saturday

Chapel Hill, NC – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) will host the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Regional Finals at eight neutral sites across the state on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

The #2 seed Northwood girls (29-1) are scheduled to play against #1 seed Terry Sanford (30-0) at Southern Lee High School at 2 pm in the 3A NCHSAA East Basketball Finals. They defeated Williams, 66-52 at home on Tuesday evening.

Northwood Lady Chargers defeated Williams to advance to the 3A East Finals in Sanford on Saturday. (photo by Gene Galin)

The #1 seed Chatham Charter boys (32-1) will play #2 seed Wilson Prep (22-5) at J.H. Rose High School in Greenville in the 1A NCHSAA East Basketball Finals. The Knights defeated KIPP Pride, 57-49 on Tuesday evening at home.

(source: Chatham Charter Facebook page)

The 1A East Finals will be contested at J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, 2A East Finals at Lee County High School in Sanford, 3A East Finals at Southern Lee High School in Sanford, and the 4A East Finals will be played at Green Level High School in Cary. The 1A West Finals will be played at A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville, the 2A West Finals at Grimsley High School in Greensboro, the 3A West Finals will be held at Freedom High School in Morganton, and the 4A West Finals will be played at McDowell High School in Marion.


All tickets cost $10.00 and there is no re-entry at any site. Tickets are only available through the NCHSAA’s Digital Ticketing partner GoFan. Each participating school will receive 250 ticket codes for families and their community members to purchase tickets to the Regional Finals. The remainder of tickets at each venue will be sold to the General Public. Tickets will go on sale this afternoon.

Any unused team ticket codes will be released to the General Public at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. If a venue has sold out prior to that time, fans seeking tickets will need to check GoFan to see if more tickets have become available at that time. The NCHSAA has reserved space for 60 NCHSAA approved pass holders to gain admission to each venue. Passes such as NCCA Coaches Pass, Senior Tar Heel Cards, Officials Passes, Corporate Pass & Administrator Passes will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.


In December & January, the Association closely monitored the surge in COVID-19 cases, and it was determined at that time that we would not be able to use the collegiate venues that we have used in the past for Regional Basketball Championships. As that decision was made, the NCHSAA reached out to the NC Basketball Coaches Association to get their feedback on sites for the Regional Finals.

Knowing Regional Finals have traditionally been held at neutral sites, the NCHSAA worked with the NCBCA to identify large high school sites in each region that would be willing to host these games. The NCHSAA talked with many member schools in each region and found the best available neutral venues to accommodate expected attendance and provide the Championship experience we desire for our student athletes.

The arrangement for this year provides the opportunity for more spectators to get attend games in the Western Regionals. This year’s sites also provide a more equitable distribution of spectator capacity for the Eastern & Western Regionals and will help the NCHSAA meet as much demand for spectator capacity as possible.

We are grateful to our eight schools that stepped up to host these games. We believe that they will do an outstanding job of hosting this weekend. We are also thankful for the NCBCA’s partnership as their feedback was invaluable throughout the process. We look forward to outstanding Regional Championships this weekend.