Second-seeded Northwood Temple Academy held off fourth-seeded Cape Fear Christian Academy for a 57-54 win in the Sandhills Athletic Conference junior varsity boys basketball tournament championship at Fayetteville Christian School on Saturday afternoon.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday afternoon at Freedom Christian but the threat of severe weather on Thursday caused the tournament schedule to be adjusted.
Freedom could not host during the day on Saturday due to volleyball at its expansive facility.
CFCA rallied within 55-54 with 58 seconds remaining on a putback by Deshawn Woods. NTA missed two free throws with 21 seconds to go, but a go-ahead field goal try by CFCA was blocked with 11 seconds left.
NTA made two free throws with 8.4 seconds to play. CFCA missed a tying 3-point attempt as time expired.
Woods finished with 23 points to lead all scores. Zeke Brock, who scored 38 points in an 82-72 win at Freedom, the top seed, on Monday, had 18 points on Saturday. Reid Miller had six points in the final.
Barrett Raynor and Jakson Cullen had three points each. David Okropiridze had one point and 13 rebounds for CFCA before fouling out.
The teams had split their previous games with NTA taking a 70-50 road win on Dec. 13 and CFCA prevailing, 79-76, at NTA on Jan. 17.
The CFCA JV, coached by Dwain Ellis, had a 9-7 record for the 2019-20 season. The CFCA JV did not qualify for the SAC tournament last year.