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The Wilson Prep Tigers are Back to Back State Champions



Parker Hatch

Wilson Prep Does It Again

Wilson Prep Wins Another State Title

In a thrilling showdown at the 2024 NCHSAA State finals, Wilson Prep beat Corvian Community, cementing their place as back to back state champions after a hard-fought battle. The game marked a leave from Wilson Prep's recent home comforts, as they took on Corvian Community on neutral ground.

Wilson Prep demonstrated their ability to translate regular season success into playoff dominance with a commanding 62-46 victory over the Falcons in the previous round. However, facing off against Corvian Community presented a serious challenge, with both teams closely ranked in North Carolina, Wilson Prep at 49th and Corvian Community at 46th.

Despite Corvian Community's impressive momentum coming into the finals, fueled by a remarkable 17-game winning streak where they outscored opponents by an average of 17.4 points, Wilson Prep rose to the occasion and delivered an amazing performance on the big stage.

Monumental players

Ben Ferguson (Sr) and David Ellis (SR) took the lead for Wilson Prep this season. Ferguson averaging 16.4 ppg and Ellis averaging 9.3 rebounds per game. Their leadership carried Willson Prep all the way to the state finals where they got the job done and became state champions.

Jack Hudson and RJ Moore Jr. led the charge for Corvian Community, with Hudson notching a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Moore contributed 15 points and six rebounds. However, Wilson Prep's resilience and determination proved unmatched as they executed their game plan flawlessly.

With the victory, Wilson Prep pushed their season record to 26-5, securing their ninth consecutive win, albeit on neutral ground this time. Their dominance throughout this streak, with an average winning margin of 34.9 points, showcased their dominance on the court. Corvian Community, despite the loss, finished the season with a commendable record of 27-3.

As the final buzzer sounded, Wilson Prep emerged as the deserving champions, capping off an impressive season with a memorable victory in the NCHSAA State finals.

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