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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