#1 United Faith (31-2) vs. #2 Northside Christian (21-14)
Looking into the 1A Division, the top-seeded team United Faith was able to roll through their first few rounds on their way to another trip to the state title, as they have proven themselves to be one of the premier programs this season in the NCISAA. But they will have their hands full with a pesky team at Northside Christian. This is a team that plays hard, has strong guard play, and will look to finish the season off in a big way.
United Faith is a team that has plenty of talent and is very balanced on the floor. They have experience, multiple weapons from the perimeter, shot-makers inside and out, and have size that can produce down in the paint. 2023 Alex Bates has been the leader, showing his ability to knock down shots from outside as well as at the rim, while 2023 Lance Gill brings versatility and leadership as well. 2024 Evan Morton and 2025 JD Bowden are two tremendous pieces for this team, while 2024 Dylan Deluca and 2024 Isaiah Sutherland operate well down low.
But Northside Christian has weapons of their own, especially with their guard play. 2024 Kyrell Shaw leads the way scoring-wise, as he can be a huge weapon from the outside. But then you have veterans like 2023 Antonio Perkins and 2024 Josh Bullock who can make plays, score in a variety of ways, and are clear leaders for this team. But outside that, there are plenty of others that can step up and make plays for this team; this is a team that leaves it all out on the court.
Can United Faith secure another title this season, or will Northside Christian be able to earn a statement win to end the season?