Record: 27-3 overall/ 13-1 conference
Northwood had a season to certainly remember, as they got it done on both ends of the floor. They were excellent on the road, going 12-0 on the season. They only took two losses into the playoffs and just came up short in Fayetteville vs. Westover. The senior led team found a lot of success in their final year together, with Dedric Powell II leading the way (14.8ppg), while Aaron Ross and Jalen Mcafee-Marion finished in double-figures this season as well.
Record: 22-6 overall/ 12-2 conference
What a year it was for head coach Greg Motley, as Southern Durham was must-see TV in the state of North Carolina. Going 22-6 overall, they didn’t have to many down points this season. They were able to go 1-1 in the regular season vs. Northwood and came up just short in the playoffs. Ricky Council IV was off the charts and a stat stuffer but several other players made a name for themselves down the road, making the Spartans a team to watch.
Record: 19-7 overall/ 10-4 conference
Vance Co. started the season off 7-0, until hitting a small rough patch. They were able to get back on track and were competitive throughout the year. They were able to secure a big win at home vs. Southern Durham and competed on the road against Northwood. Seniors Phadol Jordan, Samein Burwell, and Thomas Townes all finished averaging over 12 points per game this season.
East Chapel Hill
Record: 11-15 overall/ 6-8 conference
East Chapel Hill might have finished 11-15 but they were a tough outing on many nights, just coming on the wrong end in multiple occasions but being right there, including in the 3A playoffs. Will Tyndall was a dominant force all year long, averaging 16.8ppg and 8.8rpg, while freshman Marquez Cotton could be one to watch as well.
Record: 11-15 overall/ 5-9 conference
Chapel Hill started the season off strong with a 5-1 record but stumbled in December and January. However, they secured a win on senior in front of their fans and also secured a big road win vs. East Chapel Hill. Senior Isaac Sinclair led the charge for the Tigers all year long, while several other stepped up.
Record: 6-18 overall/ 4-10 conference
It was a tough conference to compete in but Cedar Ridge did earn the regular-season sweep of vs. Orange and Northern. Senior Mekai Collins led the charge and was one of the consistent scoring threats, averaging 15.5 points per game this year.
Record: 10-15 overall/ 4-10 conference
The Panthers under HC Derryl Britt started the season off strong, winning four straight and starting the season 7-1 overall. However, it was tough sledding in conference play but Orange continued to stay competitive. They did finish the season with a 2-2 record though. Senior Joey McMullin averaged 18.6ppg and 8.8rpg this year, while junior Jason Franklin chipped in 12ppg and sophomore Jerec Thompson finished averaging 10.8ppg.
Record: 4-21 overall/ 2-12 conference
It was tough sledding for Northern this year but did start the 2020 off right with two wins on the road vs. East Chapel Hill and Orange. Make sure you keep track of sophomore Jesse Reaves in the coming years for Northern.