Three Straight For Reynolds
With North Carolina head coach Matt Doherty in the stands, Winston-Salem Reynolds junior small forward Reyshawn Terry guided his team to the state title, Reynolds' third crown in as many seasons.
Reynolds defeated Fayetteville 71st 63-58. Senior Whit Holcomb-Faye's two free throws with 37 seconds remaining gave Reynolds the working margin it needed to capture the title.
Terry, a 6-7 ½ junior small forward, was terrific in the win and was named the MVP. Terry scored 21 points (7-16FGs) but his game was much more than scoring. He blocked 3 shots, played tremendous pressure defense and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the line. He also had 6 rebounds in a complete performance by a young man experiencing a meteoric rise up the recruiting rankings list.
71st's junior point guard Casey Long went 6-for-16 (8-12 FTs) from the field en route to 20 points to lead 71st. The quickster attacked the basket and got himself to the line. 71st's main problem was dealing with Reynolds' zone defense. Lacking shooters, the Falcons went 1-for-7 from downtown and both teams' big men basically played to a draw inside in what was a physical contest at both ends.
Terry, a midseason transfer from Glenn, could very well be the best junior in the state of North Carolina. His size, athleticism and defensively ability will have high-major programs rushing to watch him in action for the Kappa Magic this spring and summer. North Carolina, should it offer, would be the clear favorite to land Terry.
Holcomb-Faye ended a stellar career by scoring 15 points, including a near-perfect 9-for-10 from the line.