RALEIGH, N.C. – Southwest Guilford outscored Leesville Road 22-11 in both the second and third quarters to pull away from the Pride on their way to a 73-49 victory and the Cowboys second state championship in Men’s Basketball.
Cowboy senior guard, Kam Langley, dumped in 14 points with six rebounds on his way to being named the Charlie Adams Most Valuable Player in the championship. Christian Martin added 14 along with six boards. Keyshaun Langley had a team high 15 points and four assists as the sophomore guard was named the Most Outstanding Player for the Cowboys.
Leesville Road briefly opened up a four-point lead early in the game, but after the Cowboys took the lead back with 5:46 to go in the first quarter, the Pride never led again. Jalen Benjamin led all scorers as the Leesville sophomore guard scored 18 points and was a perfect seven for seven from the foul line. Benjamin was named the Pride’s Most Outstanding Player of the game.
Jonathan Mebane was the only other Pride player in double figures with 11 points and four rebounds. Meanwhile Southwest Guilford featured balanced scoring and had four players in double figures with Kobe Langley contributing 10 points and eight boards.
Leesville Road finished the season 22-10 after finishing in a tie for second in the Cap 8 4A with Millbrook at 9-5. The Pride made the school’s second appearance in an NCHSAA State Championship game, winning the regional for the second time in school history and first time since 2001.
Southwest Guilford wrapped up the year 28-3, champions of the Piedmont Triad 4A where they were 9-1 on the season. The Cowboys won their second state championship in school history, the first coming in 1996 when they won the 2A State Championship with a 64-57 decision over Thomasville.