NCHSAA 3-A East Regional Final as Northeast Guilford tops South Central 83-82 in OT

Posted by Andy Durham on March 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm under High School | 9 Comments to Read

NEG 83
South Central 82
(OT)
*****The NEG Rams Darius White hit a three-pointer to win the game as the buzzer sounded and the clock ticked down with the time expired….NEG on to the finals versus Rocky Mount on Saturday at 1pm for the chance to advance to the State 3-A Championship….*****

Darius White hit some huge three-point shots to keep NEG in this game and he hit the game-winner to keep the Rams hopes for a spot in the State Championship alive and kicking….

NEG is now (19-10) and they just knocked off a team from Winterville South Central that entered the game at (27-1) and then saw their season end at (27-2) on a three-point shot by Northeast Guilford’s Darius White as the buzzer sounded…(Michael Griffith led the way for NEG with 24 points, Bryce Benjamin had 20 and Darius White added his big 18 and none bigger than that last shot to win the game.)
*****See complete detailed Box Score below.*****

NEG(19-10) will meet Rocky Mount(22-3) on Saturday at ECU……

Excellent game coverage by the crew and staff at www.carolinapreps.com and from Jeff Diamond, the public address announcer for East Carolina Athletics and the NCHSAA Eastern Regionals….

Box score:

Northeast Guilford 83 • 19-10
Total 3-Ptr Rebounds
## Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min
04 SCALES, Parris f 3-4 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 5 6 0 3 1 1 21
15 GRIFFITH, Michael f 10-17 0-0 4-6 7 3 10 4 24 2 2 0 2 33
05 BENJAMIN, Bryce g 6-11 2-5 6-8 2 5 7 3 20 1 2 0 1 29
11 WILLIAMSON, Trevone g 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 6 28
31 TIJANI, Abdul g 2-6 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 2 5 1 3 0 0 14
12 HAMILTON, Tevin 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 6
23 WHITE, Darius 6-11 2-4 4-4 1 1 2 4 18 3 5 0 0 29
33 SMITH, Cameron 2-5 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 2 6 2 1 0 1 14
44 BULLOCK, Justin 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 6
Team 1 1 2 1
Totals 31-62 5-14 16-20 17 15 32 22 83 17 20 1 11 180
FG % 1st Half: 10-22 45.5%
3FG % 1st Half: 1-5 20.0%
FT % 1st Half: 4-4 100.0
2nd half: 17-31 54.8%
2nd half: 3-7 42.9%
2nd half: 12-14 85.7%
OT: 4-9 44.4%
OT: 1-2 50.0%
OT: 0-2 0.0%
Game: 31-62 50.0%
Game: 5-14 35.7%
Game: 16-20 80.0%
Deadball
Rebounds
2,1
South Central 82 • 27-2
Total 3-Ptr Rebounds
## Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min
25 CARLTON, James f 4-5 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 5 10 4 4 4 2 22
30 TATUM, Josh f 5-8 0-0 0-3 1 2 3 2 10 0 2 2 4 27
03 HILLIARD, Anthony g 7-16 2-9 5-6 1 2 3 2 21 4 6 0 2 33
20 CODY, Josh g 1-1 1-1 0-0 2 0 2 1 3 3 4 0 0 14
22 HARPER, Donta g 8-11 2-4 0-0 1 0 1 4 18 3 4 1 1 32
14 OVERTON, Montese 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 4
23 TAYLOR, Codi 3-6 0-0 4-11 2 3 5 3 10 6 2 0 1 29
32 GARRISON, Cameron 2-2 0-0 4-7 1 4 5 2 8 2 2 0 2 19
Team 2 1 3
Totals 31-51 5-14 15-29 12 16 28 19 82 22 26 7 12 180
FG % 1st Half: 14-25 56.0%
3FG % 1st Half: 3-10 30.0%
FT % 1st Half: 2-5 40.0%
2nd half: 15-23 65.2%
2nd half: 2-4 50.0%
2nd half: 9-16 56.3%
OT: 2-3 66.7%
OT: 0-0 0.0%
OT: 4-8 50.0%
Game: 31-51 60.8%
Game: 5-14 35.7%
Game: 15-29 51.7%
Deadball
Rebounds
6
Officials: Horace Graham, Robert Webb, Melvin Hamlett
Technical fouls: Northeast Guilford-SCALES, Parris. South Central-None.
Attendance:
2010 NCHSAA Eastern Regional – Men’s 3A Semi-Final
Score by periods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th O T Total
Northeast Guilford 10 15 19 30 9 83
South Central 14 19 19 22 8 82

South Central 81
NEG 80
….About 10 seconds remaining and South Central has the ball….

Still 77-76 South Central with about a minute left to play…..

South Central 77
NEG 76
….2:30 left in OT

South Central hit a huge three-late and tied the game up at 74-74 and they are headed into overtimmmmme as Jeff Diamond just sent me the text from Greenville…

NEG 74
South Central 74
(OT)….Headed to Overtime with the NEG Rams and South Central…..

NEG 73
South Central 71
with about 35 seconds left to play….

NEG has grabbed the lead with a minute to play…
NEG 72
South Central 70
….

Two free throws by South Central and they move back in front:
South Central 68
NEG 66

With 2:36 to play it is now all tied up at:
NEG 66
South Central 66

Mid-way through the 4th Quarter:
South Central 62
NEG 59
….

End of 3rdQ:
South Central 52
NEG 44
….

3rdQ:
South Central 43
NEG 33

From East Carolina University….

Halftiime:
South Central 33
Northeast Guilford 25

*****Scores courtesy of Jeff Diamond ECU and NCHSAA East Regional public address announcer.*****
+++++Michael Griffith with 10 points leads all NEG scorers in the first half.+++++

End of 1st Quarter:
South Central 14
Northeast Guilford 10


  • Congrats said,

    Wow…what a game that must have been. Congrats NE from a Panther Fan

  • Ram Fan said,

    The Rams are in the 3A Final 4 for the 2nd time on Coach Hunter’s watch. Great job guys!7 of the 10 players will return for next year as well.

  • hoopsnut said,

    Who would have thought in january that NE would advance farther in the state tourney than any other team in the area!! Congrats to the Rams. Best of luck on Saturday.

  • just a coach said,

    I certainly think you have to put Curtis Hunter in the mix for coach of the year in the county, area, etc. no matter what the outcome of tomorrow night’s game is. I know that Andy favors coach Freeman from Northern, but his job was eaasy because he had players and a system there and success was a given from the last two years performance of that team—plus Frye is an excellent nucleus and starting point for a team that was not in as much disarray as some people tried to make everyone believe.
    Curtis Hunter fo COY!!!!!!!

  • dale fulton said,

    curtis hunter deserves more than just cursory consideration for COY at all levels.

  • reggie perkins said,

    curtis hunter for 3A state coach of the year….

  • Wrong side of town said,

    If Northeast wins 2 more times, will the News-Record give them the recognition they deserve?I am not counting on it. We are not Dudley, Northern, Northwest, Page or Grimsley.

    Hunter is most assuredly Coach of the Year as far as doing more with a less experienced team.

  • Basketball FAn said,

    Congrats NEG Rams and Coach Hunter. This is a true example of hard work and focus. Their record may not indicate they should be in the Regional Finals but their dedication, drive and determination speaks for itself. Good Luck Saturday and represent GC well!

  • Psaunders said,

    I’m a Dudley supporter, but I’m pulling for Coach Hunter and his team to make it all the way. That was a great victory for them over the #1 rated 3a team in the state, South Central was 27-1 and playing a few miles from their school.

    Great Win !!!