The Cavaliers (9-6 overall) won their sixth straight game, and they improved to 8-1 in Region 4-AAA, leaving them in a first-place tie with Douglass, which handled Central-Carroll 65-58 on Tuesday.
Callaway will host Douglass in a first-place showdown on Friday.
Callaway ran out to a 13-6 lead in Tuesday’s game, but Chapel Hill rallied to tie it at 25-25 at the half.
The Cavaliers were down 40-39 through three periods, but they dominated the final eight minutes to win going away.
“We turned up the defense, got a couple of steals, made a couple of shots, and that was the ballgame,” Callaway head coach Terry Hayes said.
Brandon Bridges paced Callaway with 13 points, Patrick Strickland added 12 points, Dre Martin scored 10, and Nehemiah Jones had nine points.
The Cavaliers have been in a number of close ballgames against region opponents, but with the exception of an overtime loss to Douglass, they’ve won them all.
“Our kids, they have a lot of heart,” Hayes said. “They have a no-quit attitude.”
In Tuesday’s girls’ game, the news wasn’t as good for Callaway, with Chapel Hill coming away with a 62-46 victory.
The Lady Cavaliers were only down by five after the third period, but they were outscored 23-12 in the final quarter.
“In the fourth quarter we were still in it, and then it just got out of hand late,” Callaway head coach Deyano Martin said.
The Lady Cavaliers (10-5 overall) fell to 6-3 in the region, while Chapel Hill (16-3) moved to 8-1.
“The bottomline is, we just have to keep moving forward,” Callaway head coach Deyano Martin said. “Don’t let it be a setback. It is what it is. You win, and you lose. Tonight, we were on the losing end. We just have to keep fighting and get ready for Friday.”
Callaway will host another region opponent, Douglass, on Friday.
Tanesha Johnson led Callaway with 18 points, Monica Jackson added 10 points, and Tytiyuana Gates scored six points.