Dwight Jones had 23 points and 16 rebounds to help Burlington Cummings take its second straight Class 2-A N.C. High School Athletic Association championship Saturday with a 52-49 win over Boonville Starmount in Chapel Hill.
James Terrell added 12 points for Cummings (30-2). He fed Antonio Ferguson a half-court, inbounds pass for the game's last basket, a breakaway dunk that put Cummings up 51-47 with 13 seconds left.
Victor Davila led Starmount (25-6) with 18 points. Ferdinand Morales added 13.
Jones, a North Carolina signee for football, was named the championship game's MVP for the second straight year. He went 8-for-19 from the field and 6-for-11 at the line, where he hit three free throws in the game's final 29 seconds to help Cummings hold on after it squandered an 11-point lead in the final two minutes.
"I didn't come in here to be MVP," he said. "I was looking to do a little of everything, score, pass, and most importantly, get rebounds."
NEW HANOVER 39, CHARLOTTE VANCE 35: Seven-footer Ty Walker scored a game-high 12 points to go with his eight blocks, leading New Hanover (29-4) over Charlotte Vance (28-4) in the 4-A title game.
Vance led 35-34 with 1:38 to play, helped by a technical called on David Pellom for grabbing the rim and an ensuing four-point swing.
James Beatty answered with a pull-up jumper with 52 seconds left to put New Hanover up for good. Cedric Baker connected on a one-and-one down the stretch, then Pellom made a free throw with 1.6 seconds left to redeem himself and seal the win.
CONCORD 85, KINSTON 79: Dee Bost scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half as Concord beat Kinston to win the 3-A championship.
Lance Lewis scored 16 points, Danny Nieman 14 and C.J. Wise 11 for the Spiders (27-4), who became the first 3-A school in NCHSAA history to win both the men's basketball and football titles in the same school year.
As a team, Concord shot 60.8 percent from the field.
Curtin Hines scored 17 points for the Vikings (29-3).
THOMASVILLE 86, NORTH EDGECOMBE 76: Chris Woods scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half as Thomasville won the 1-A title.
Woods, named the championship game's most valuable player, also pulled down 17 rebounds for the Bulldogs (24-2), who won their fifth state title in men's basketball since 1998.
Jerby Cooper and Terrell Davis scored 26 points each for the Warriors (22-7), who were in the state final for the first time in 43 years.
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