Fayetteville -- In the fourth meeting this season between the two schools, Northside of Jacksonville beat rival Southwest Onslow 54-44 to earn a spot in the men's 2A Eastern Regional Final.
Davion Ayabarreno led all scorers with a game high 16 points.
Northside will face the winner of Wednesday's weather-delayed semifinal matchup between Trinty (26-1) and Kinston (23-4).
Kinston heads to the Eastern Regionals as the two-time defending state champions.
The 2A Eastern Regional final game will take place Saturday at noon at the Crown Arena.