Forest Hills defeated Shelby 77-66 to advance to the 2A regional finals next week in Hickory.
The Yellow Jackets' senior Trey Belin led all scorers with 25 points. Jai Rorie, a senior, scored 19 and fellow senior, Nas Tyson, added 17 points. Tyson's 17 points tied him for the Union County boys scoring record.
Forest Hills (28-2) will play in their fourth consecutive regional final on Saturday when they meet East Lincoln (29-2) for the right to play for a state title in less than two weeks.