Pittsboro, NC – The Northwood Chargers defeated the Terry Sanford Bulldogs 57-37 in the third round of the state playoffs on Saturday, advancing to the Elite 8.
Junior shooting guard Drake Powell, a 2024 UNC Chapel Hill commit, led the way for No. 1 seed Northwood (27-2).
On Tuesday, Northwood will face No. 13 seed Franklinton in the fourth round of the NCHSAA 3A state tournament. This matches their playoff success from last year. The 2022 Chargers were a No. 6 seed in the 3A tournament when they were knocked out in the fourth round by No. 2 West Carteret.
The 2023 Northwood Chargers are working towards a trip to the Final Four.