Ranked No. 16 nationally by MaxPreps, South Central (30-1) led wire-to-wire en route to the Class 4A state championship at Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University.
Junior North Carolina pledge Day'Ron Sharpe
led the dominant effort with 23 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks as future head coach Roy Williams looked on. Jahzeer Baker
added 18 points, five rebounds and four assists.
South Central's 26-point victory was the largest winning margin in 4A championship game history – surpassing the mark set by Southwest Guilford (High Point)
with a 24-point victory in 2017.
Speaking of Southwest Guilford, the Cowboys emerged victorious in the Class 3A title game, defeating Walter M. Williams (Burlington)
67-60 in a hard-fought game that went back and forth for much of the first half.
Southwest Guilford took over in the second half to finish the season unbeaten at 32-0.
Ranked No. 19 nationally by MaxPreps, the Cowboys were playing without injured teammate Christian Martin
. The senior wing suffered a serious head injury in their semifinal victory over Cox Mill (Concord).