RALEIGH, N.C. - Winston-Salem Prep has captured its third Class 1-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association men's championship in the last six years with a 53-41 win over Rocky Mount Prep on Saturday.
Mike Hughes and Raekwon Harney each scored 12 points for Winston-Salem Prep, which finished the season 32-1. Aaron Lipscomb had 10 points and Coye Simmons had 13 rebounds and eight points. Reserve Will Tibbs added six points.
Winston-Salem Prep won this one with defense, holding their opponents to 28 percent shooting from the field. Rocky Mount Prep couldn't buy a basket from long distance, going 0-for-17 from 3-point range.
Deshawn Freeman scored 15 points to lead Rocky Mount Prep (24-4), while Jacob Barrett had 11 points and eight rebounds. Donte Samuels added seven points and had three steals in the loss.
Winston-Salem Prep led 28-15 at halftime and by as many as 17 points in the third quarter.
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