Harnett Central Tops Cavaliers 52-50 to Win Tri-County 3A Tournament

#3 Harnett Central 52, Southern Lee 50 – Boys Final

The Harnett Central Trojans won 3 games in 3 days to win the Tri-County 3A Conference Tournament with a 52-50 win over Southern Lee on Wednesday night. The Trojans trailed by two at the break 25-23 but used a 15-8 third quarter to take a 5-point lead into the 4th. Southern Lee tied the score at 47 with just under 2 minutes to go but Harnett Central made free throws down the stretch and forced a final Cavalier turnover with 3 seconds remaining to seal the win. Justin Perkins led the Trojans with 18 points while Tre Williams chipped in 13 and Austin Swan 11. Randall Upchurch led Southern Lee with 21 points. Southern Lee was 0-10 from behind the arc.

#1 Union Pines 52, Harnett Central 32 – Girls Final

The Lady Vikings took control of this one early and led throughout on the way to a convincing win over the Lady Trojans.  Union Pines finished at 9-1 in the regular season and finish the season at 19-7. The Lady Vikings will be the #1 seed from the Tri-County 3A in the State 3A Tournament.

The pairings for the 3A State Tournament for boys & girls will be announced Sunday by 6 pm and will be posted on this site.

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