Dee Bost & Lance Lewis, Concord – The senior tandem combined for 42 points in the Spiders waxing of Andrews. Lewis, a potential football recruit, and Bost, one of the state's best unsigned players, clearly expected to win and the post game celebrations were muted. This team fully anticipated playing for next week's state championship. Both could attend prep school next season. Bost was named regional MVP.
Victor Davila, C, Starmount – In a surreal ending to a double-overtime game, Davila ran the floor and dunked the ball to end the game against Shelby. Eric Mayo went to save a ball out of bounds, missed a teammate, turned it over and Davila run the floor for the game-winning dunk off a keen pass.
On a night when Starmount wasn't able to get enough touches to establish him inside, he found a way to factor into the outcome. We had him for 15 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks but it was the game-winning dunk that sends the Rams to the state title game. Davila was named regional MVP as Starmount will have a chance to play for its first ever basketball state title.
Eric Mayo, PF/SF, Shelby – Good looking young prospect who assisted in the late-season run. A the son of a CIAA player, the 16-point per game scorer had been key in the post-season. Against Starmount he couldn't purchase a bucket and was frustrated most of the night. He had 9 points (4-for-15 FG) and 10 rebounds. Depending on what position he grows into, likely a mid-level prospect.
Mid-majors are starting to learn about Hausey. Appalachian State knows, so does Western Carolina. … In two overtimes, Shelby and Starmount combined to score 10 points. … Lathan Black earned a huge hug from Vance coach Will Robinson after he was named the West 4-A MVP. Black canned 6 trifectas in game to finish with a team-high 24 points.
Head Coaches In The Gym – Elon, UNC-Asheville.
Assistant Coaches In The Gym – Wake Forest, Western Carolina, Elon, High Point, Appalachian State.
Vance junior shooting guard Anthony McClenny, a 4.0+ student, had 3 first half trifectas. Senior guard Lathan Black led Vance with 6 triples and a team-high 24 points. … Excellent job by Shelby senior point guard Darrly Montgomery. He hit a game-winner the other night and hung in there with 24 tonight. … Ferdinand Morales scored 13 and had 15 boards for Starmount. …Cherryville ran into an athletic mismatch and turned it over 30 times against Thomasville. …
EASTER REGIONAL RECAP
3-A – Donovan Ingram took home MVP honors for the Vikings who handled Greensboro Dudley 75-66. Ingram scored 17 points including a late 3-pointer which sealed it. Dudley center Kenny Belton, a Cincinnati signee, twisted his ankle in the first and was limited in the second half; he finished with 12.
2-A – Burlington Cummings was led by UNC football signee Dwight Jones who scored 22 points as it defeated Graham 67-52. Freshman J.T. Terrell chipped in with 17 points of his own.
1-A – North Edgecombe handed Ayden-Griffin a 52-46 setback to advance to the title game.