Tashawn Mabry scored 25 points and hit seven consectuive free throws down the stretch as Rocky Mount knocked off Northern Guilford 65-62 in the semifinals of the 3A Eastern Regional Tournament.
Mabry, Rocky Mount's all-time leading scorer, scored just six points in the first half and the Gryphons trailed the Nighthawks by nine point at intermission.
Mabry hit the first two Gryphon baskets of the second half and led Rocky Mount to a second half surge. The Gryphons outscored the Nighthawks 21-13 in a decisive fourth period.
Rocky Mount will play the winner of the South Central - Northeast Guilford game in the 3A finals Saturday at 1pm at Minges Coliseum.