Reidsville Rams finish Perfect Season(29-0), with 78-77 OT win over Farmville Central for Men’s NCHSAA 2-A Championship

Reidsville completes perfect season, tops Farmville Central in Overtime 78-77

WINSTON-SALEM – The Reidsville Rams outlasted the Farmville Central Jaguars in overtime to finish the season as undefeated 2A NCHSAA Men’s Basketball State Champions on Saturday night at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The 2024 Championship Game was a rematch of the 2023 Final, which Farmville Central won.

On Saturday, Farmville Central forced overtime as Mykal “MJ” Williams hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 70-70. In the extra frame, Williams put the Jaguars ahead 77-76 with 56 seconds left with a layup but with 17 seconds left, Reidsville’s Dionte Neal responded with a layup of his own to take the lead back 78-77.

Farmville Central’s final attempt at the buzzer bounced off to seal the win for Reidsville.

The Rams were led by 29 points from Johnniyus Sharpe Jr., and he was named the West Most Outstanding Player in the game. Kendre Harrison added 19 points on 12 shots, 13 rebounds and five blocks. Harris was awarded the Charlie Adams Most Valuable Player Award for his performance.

Williams, who finished the game with 23 points, was named Most Outstanding Player for the East. Farmville Central’s Alex Moye added 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Reidsville finished the year 29-0 and is now 5-1 all time in NCHSAA Championship Games. Reidsville won it’s first title 100 years ago in 1924, and won its other championships in 1973, 1994 and 2003.

The Jaguars finished the season 30-2 and is now 8-3 in Championship Games.

The NCHSAA is committed to promoting and highlighting outstanding sportsmanship and has partnered with North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance to recognize one athlete from each team who has displayed the ideals of sportsmanship throughout the year. The 2024 NC Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2A Men’s Basketball Championships were Camron Jones from Reidsville and Tyler Whitehurst from Farmville Central.