South Central cruises past West Charlotte for first state title, 72-46

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - Four-Star North Carolina commit and South Central junior forward Day'Ron Sharpe scored a game-high 23 and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Falcons to their first ever 4A state championship, 72-46, over West Charlotte Saturday at Reynolds Coliseum.

"Great day to be a Falcon," said South Central head coach Chris Cherry. "Great day to be a Falcon. Extremely proud of my team. Outstanding accomplishment that they've done not only today, but all year long, and this is everything that they deserve."

Sharpe was named game MVP.

"Third seed didn't matter to us," said Sharpe. "We already knew we were the best and we were going to prove it regardless of what seed we got, we were going to win a state championship."

Senior guard Jahzeer Baker was named Most Outstanding Player. He finished with 18 points.

"We came with a mindset that as soon as the game started, we were going to hit them right in the mouth, that's what we were going to keep on doing," said Baker. "That's all we could do."

Fellow senior Shykeim Phillips added 12 points and seven rebounds.

"It's a great feeling since me and Jahzeer are seniors," said Phillips. "And the way we went out and got a state ring, it's just a dream come true."

The Falcons finished the 2018-19 season with a 30-1 record.