North basketball moves on to region final

JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST  North Rowan High School came from behind to oust East Rutherford High School from the Western Regional Championship held at UNC-Greensboro on Saturday.
JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST North Rowan High School came from behind to oust East Rutherford High School from the Western Regional Championship held at UNC-Greensboro on Saturday.

North Rowan’s boys basketball team defeated East Rutherford 58-55 Saturday in the 2A West region semifinal at Fleming Gym.

Senior Michael Connor scored 22 second-half points to lead his team from behind in a thrilling come-from-behind win to advance to the 2A final four. The Cavaliers will play Smoky Mountain Sunday at 2 p.m. for the right to play Kinston for the state championship.


North trailed 20-9 in the first half and never led until Michael Bowman’s jumper with about 25 seconds left. Jalen Sanders got a steal and a layup for the final tally.

See Sunday’s Post for stories and photos from Saturday’s action.

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