Raleigh, NC – The Northwood Lady chargers won their first State Basketball Championship in convincing fashion, rolling by Enka 70-42. The Chargers got 18 points from Olivia Porter who also grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists on her way to being named the Kay Yow Most Valuable Player.
The Chargers shot 63.4% from the floor in the first half, racing out to a 46-21 lead at the half. They also got 17 points and eight rebounds from Te’Keyah Bland who was named Most Outstanding Player for Northwood. Myla Marve was also in double figures for the Chargers with 11 points and seven rebounds.
Enka’s cinderella run ended with Hadleigh Dill scoring 12 points before being named Most Outstanding Player for the Jets. Bentlee Chockley was also in double figures with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Enka finished the year 16-15. The Jets closed out the year with five straight wins to reach the State Championship Game for the third time in program history with their third regional title.
Northwood wrapped up the year 30-1. The Chargers were 12-0 in the Central 3A where they won the Conference Championship. The Chargers won their first state title in their first appearance in the State Championship Game.
The NCHSAA is committed to recognizing and promoting outstanding sportsmanship and has partnered with the North Carolina Farm Bureau to recognize two players from each NCHSAA State Championship with the NC Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Award. The 2022 3A Women’s Basketball Sportsmanship Award Winners were Caroline Allen from Northwood and Lasiah Fayson-Jeter from Enka.