Huss Edges South Central 63-62 For State Title

RALEIGH, N.C . (AP) -- Jihad Wright hit the front end of a one-and-one with 3.4 seconds left, giving Gastonia Huss a 63-62 win over South Central in the Class 3-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association men's championship Saturday night.

It was the Huskies' third state title, added to 4-A championships in 1977 and 1985.

Freshman Kerrion Moore was named MVP after leading Huss (29-2) with 24 points. Wright added 10.

Donta Harper led South Central with 23 points and 10 rebounds while Anthony Hilliard added 23 points.

The Falcons were up 54-52 after three periods, following Hilliard's 3-pointer with 13 seconds left. Huss scored the next six to go up 58-54 on Dre McDowell's drive with 4:58 left.

The Falcons responded with an 8-0 run, but didn't score again. Moore hit a 3-pointer with 2:05 left and added the tying free throw at 20.7 before Wright canned the winner.

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  • by SC FanForLife Location: Winterville on Mar 13, 2011 at 08:27 AM
    I agree KH! The coaching staff of SC team is one of the best! Hold you head high to the coaches and players! We still made history and to think.. it's not over... next year is awaiting, there is more where that came from! Still proud of my Falcons!
  • by kh on Mar 12, 2011 at 09:31 PM
    Great season .This was a well coach team.

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