Raleigh Word of God advanced to the N.C. Independent Athletic Association 1A boys’ championship game with a 68-53 victory against Fayetteville Northwood Temple Academy.
Camden Scott led the Rams with 27 points. Josh Newkirk, a Pitt recruit, added 15.
The Rams, 24-2, were in control from the opening moments. They led 36-18 at the half and maintained a working margin.
Word of God is the top-seeded team in the 1A bracket.
The Rams will play Fayetteville Trinity Christian, a 71-58 winner against Wilson Greenfield, for the championship at noon on Saturday at Charlotte Providence Day.
Fayetteville Trinity defeated Word of God 73-56 on Feb. 8. The Rams won an earlier meeting 67-52.
Word of God is the only Raleigh area team to survive the NCISAA semifinals.
The Cary Academy girls, the No. 4 seed in 3A, were ousted in the semifinals by top-seeded Charlotte Providence Day, 31-21. Cary Academy finished 21-6.
Ravenscroft (3A boys and girls) and the Cary Christian (girls) lost in the NCISAA quarterfinals.
Word of God will play at noon and Cary Academy will play at 6 p.m.