Word of God 68, Northwood Temple 53

Word of God reaches 1A finals

From staff reportsFebruary 22, 2013 

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.

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