Story links to this year’s NCHSAA and NCISAA boys basketball playoffs (with links to our coverage from every NCHSAA round) plus conference championships, state championships and other awards.
Apex won the 4A title.
Note: final scores each NCHSAA round are in parentheses and the bracket is divided in half by "//."
Conference championship links: Area results include stories from Big Eight, Two Rivers, TISAC and EPIC
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Note: final scores from earlier rounds are in parentheses and the bracket is divided in half by "//."
1st round: 1-New Hanover def. 32-Wilm. Ashley (73-46); 16-Knightdale def. 17-Fay. Pine Forest (60-51); 25-Southeast Raleigh def. 8-Hoke County (52-46); 9-Panther Creek def. 24-East Wake (82-75 OT); 4-Millbrook def. 29-Person (99-50); 13-Garner def. 20-Lumberton (103-62); 5-Fay. Seventy-First def. 28-Hope Mills South View (75-69); 21-Leesville Road def. 12-Jordan (57-54) // 3-Clayton def. 30-Greenville D.H. Conley (61-39); 19-Hillside def. 14-Greenville Rose (69-64); 6-Winterville South Central def. 27-Cary (64-61);11-Broughton def. 22-New Bern (71-53); 2-Northern Durham def. 31-Holly Springs (93-41); 18-Middle Creek def. Wilm. Hoggard (50-41); 7-Apex def. 26-Riverside (72-52); 10-Fay. E.E. Smith def. 23-Heritage (61-49)
2nd round: 1-New Hanover def. 16-Knightdale (55-53); 9-Panther Creek def. 25-Southeast Raleigh (59-53); 4-Millbrook def. 13-Garner (91-70); 5-Seventy-First def. 21-Leesville Road (65-55) // 3-Clayton def. 19-Hillside (73-62); 11-Broughton def. 6-South Central (60-50); 2-Northern Durham def. 18-Middle Creek (72-62); 7-Apex def. 10-E.E. Smith (69-58)
East final: 7-Apex def. 4-Millbrook (63-57)
State championship: Apex def. Lake Norman 62-59
1st round 1-Orange def. 32-South Brunswick (75-51); 16-Chapel Hill def. 17-Western Guilford (55-53); 25-Southern Lee def. 8-Southern Wayne (56-55); 9-Eastern Alamance def. 24-Asheboro (107-82); 29-Mayodan McMichael def. 4-Triton (69-55); 13-Southern Durham def. 20-Southern Nash (72-62); 5-West Brunswick def. 28-Union Pines (68-49); 12-Cleveland def. 21-Smithfield-Selma (60-37) // 3-Fay. Terry Sanford def. 30-Eden Morehead (66-51); 14-West Carteret def. 19-Jacksonville (53-49); 6-Havelock vs 27-Cardinal Gibbons (68-55); 11-Rocky Mount def. 22-Eastern Guilford (77-63); 2-Wilson Hunt def. 31-Eastern Wayne (85-60); 18-Northern Guilford def. 15-Lee County (53-46); 7-Northeast Guilford def. 26-Jacksonville White Oak (59-54); 10-Fay. Westover def. 23-Wilson Fike (75-68)
2nd round: 1-Orange def. 16-Chapel Hill (72-63); 9-Eastern Alamance def. 25-Southern Lee (83-53); 5-West Brunswick def. 12-Cleveland (70-51); 13-Southern Durham def. 29-McMichael (79-59) // 3-Terry Sanford def. 14-West Carteret (44-42); 6-Havelock def. 11-Rocky Mount (80-79); 2-Hunt def. 18-Northern Guilford (72-51); 10-Westover def. 7-Northeast Guilford (63-44)
3rd round: 1-Orange def. 9-Eastern Alamance (86-78); 5-West Brunswick def. 13-Southern Durham (81-79) // 6-Havelock def. 3-Terry Sanford (59-53); 2-Hunt def. 10-Westover (59-43)
Regional semis/4th round: 1-Orange def. 5-West Brunswick (69-56); 2-Hunt def. 6-Havelock (68-60)
East final: 2-Hunt def. 1-Orange (66-60)
State championship: Freedom def. Hunt 59-57
1st round 1-Trinity def. 32-South Columbus (75-50); 17-Elizabeth City Northeastern def. 16-Wilson Beddingfield (74-58); 8-Burlington Cummings def. 25-Bertie (68-55); 9-Farmville Central def. 24-Newton Grove Midway (68-58); 4-Fairmont def. 29-East Bladen (84-70); 13-Edenton Holmes def. 20-North Pitt (76-42); 5-Kinston def. 28-Eastern Randolph (86-48); 12-Red Springs def. 21-Franklinton (74-59) // 3-Southwest Onslow def. 30-Roanoke Rapids (56-47); 19-Randleman def. 14-Goldsboro (64-63); 6-Clinton def. 27-West Bladen (72-69); 11-Warren County def. 22-Carrboro (62-50); 2-Bunn def. 31-N.C. Science & Math (83-41); 15-Graham def. 18-South Lenoir (52-49); 7-Hertford County def. 26-SouthWest Edgecombe (68-54); 10-Northside Jacksonville def. 23-North Brunswick (76-50)
2nd round: 1-Trinity def. 17-Northeastern (52-48); 9-Farmville Central def. 8-Cummings (86-80); 4-Fairmont def. 13-Holmes (78-57); 5-Kinston def. 12-Red Springs (79-56) // 3-Southwest Onslow def. 19-Randleman (59-48); 6-Clinton def. 11-Warren County (61-45); 2-Bunn def. 15-Graham (69-49); 10-Northside Jacksonville def. 7-Hertford County (80-64)
3rd round: 1-Trinity def. 9-Farmville Central (63-53); 5-Kinston def. 4-Fairmont (59-46) // 3-Southwest Onslow def. 6-Clinton (86-79); 10-Northside Jacksonville def. 2-Bunn (48-45)
Regional semis/4th round: Kinston def. 1-Trinity (54-40); 10-Northside Jacksonville def. 3-Southwest Onslow (54-44)
East final: 5-Kinston def. 10-Northside Jacksonville (69-58)
State championship: Kinston def. North Rowan 67-57
1st round (East pod): 1-East Carteret def. 16-Rocky Mount Prep (91-52); 8-Northside Pinetown def. 9-Perqiumans (79-58); 4-Weldon def. 13-Cape Hatteras (74-38); 5-Camden County def. 12-Manteo (64-49) // 2-Plymouth def. 15-Mattamuskeet (92-36); 7-Robersonville South Creek def. 10-Riverside-Martin (71-47); 14-Southside Chocowinity def. 3-Northamption County (80-69); 6-Pamlico County def. 11-Gates County (85-43)
1st round (Mideast pod): 1-Neuse Charter def. 16-Pender (62-57); 8-Granville Central def. 9-Warsaw James Kenan (64-59); 5-Princeton def. 12-East Columbus (57-53); 13-Wallace-Rose Hill def. 4-Voyager Academy (81-76) // 2-Rocky Point Trask def. 15-Wallace-Rose Hill (90-52); 10-Seven Springs Spring Creek def. 7-Louisburg (62-59); 3-Whiteville def. 14-Lakewood (72-33); 6-Kestrel Heights def. 11-Raleigh Charter (55-40)
2nd round (East pod): 1-East Carteret def. 8-Northside Pinetown (96-75); 4-Weldon def. 5-Camden County (57-56) // 2-Plymouth def. 7-South Creek (88-53); 6-Pamlico County def. 14-Southside Chocowinity (91-71)
2nd round (Mideast pod): 1-Neuse Charter def. 8-Granville Central (73-36); 13-Wallace-Rose Hill def. 5-Princeton (65-44) // 2-Trask def. 10-Spring Creek (71-36); 3-Whiteville def. 6-Kestrel Heights (63-56)
3rd round (East pod): 1-East Carteret def. 4-Weldon (86-69) // 2-Plymouth def. 6-Pamlico County (68-62)
3rd round (Mideast pod): 13-Wallace-Rose Hill def. Neuse Charter (70-53) // 2-Trask def. 3-Whiteville (65-56)
Regional semis/4th round: 13-Wallace-Rose Hill def. 2-Trask (73-69); 1-East Carteret def. 2-Plymouth (82-63)
East final: 1-East Carteret def. 13-Wallace-Rose Hill (68-51)
State championship: Winston-Salem Prep def. East Carteret 72-71