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Posted On: 02/27/18 6:40 AM
The NCHSAA 2-A Final 8 is set. Here is a breakdown of the games along with college prospects from each game.
Mountain Heritage HS vs Salisbury HS
The sophomore trio of Callin Randolph, Justus Shelton and Lucas Jenkins along with junior Brandon Aumiller have The Cougars in the same position that everyone in the small town of Burnsville thought The Cougars would be in at the beginning of the season. A home game against Salisbury and a trip to Greensboro for the Regional Finals await the winner. Randolph is one of the best shooters in the state and has been on a tear as of late with his shooting. 6-foot-9 forward Justus Shelton has been getting better all season and some scholarships are waiting on him as the spring travel season approaches. Jenkins already has one offer, from Mars Hill University and is a physical small forward/guard. Junior guard Aumiller is the player that brings the athleticism and energy to the floor. The only loss on the season for The Cougars was at the hands of Reynolds HS and point guard Isaiah Pruett. Salisbury (26-3) is led by senior guard Cameron Dill and his 17 points per game. Also posting double digit averages for Salisbury is senior O’Shaun Robinson at 12.8 points and 6-foot-5 junior Bill Fisher at 14 points and 5 rebounds per game.
East Lincoln HS vs Forest Hill HS
East Lincoln and there 25-5 record goes on the line and the road against Forest Hills HS in the other West semi-final of the 2-A division. Sidney Dollar is one of the key players for East Lincoln and is averaging 14 points and 9 rebounds per game. The junior is a 6-foot-4 small forward and the brother of UNC-Charlotte freshman Cameron Dollar who is playing football for the 49ers. 6-foot-5 senior Kabian McCledon is averaging 14 points and 6 rebounds, 6-foot-3 guard Coleson Leach is averaging 15 points per game and is the main scoring threat for East Lincoln. For Forest Hills, Nas Tyson is the man to stop. The junior guard is a high-scoring threat that can put the ball in the basket at a high-rate. Jaleel McLaughlin, Sr., G (5-11); Jai Rorie, Jr., G (5-9); Keeshawn Taylor, Jr., F (6-3) round out the standouts for Forest Hills.