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AP NCHSAA Women's Championships
Sophomore Amber Calvin scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half Saturday in Chapel Hill to help undefeated Hope Mills South View defeat Greensboro Grimsley 69-64 and win its first N.C. High School Athletic Association girls 4-A championship.

Calvin scored her last 10 points at the line, and she hit four straight free throws in the final 29 seconds to put South View (32-0) ahead for good.

Despite soreness lingering from a late shoulder injury, Calvin repeatedly split Whirlies defenders and had seven assists. She was named the MVP of the game.

"It affected my [shooting] arc some," Calvin said. "I didn't feel it at all in the second half."

Calvin made just 1-of-11 from the field but was 15-for-17 at the line.

Trumae Lucas led Grimsley (30-2) with a game-high 33 points.

South View trailed by 12 at halftime and still was down 47-34 after Lucas hit from the lane with 11:14 to play.

"We thought we had the game in hand, and then they made a great run," Grimsley coach Phil Weaver said.

South View used a 10-2 run midway through the fourth to pull even.  

CLASS 3-A

WINSTON-SALEM CARVER 58, SOUTHWEST EDGECOMBE 49: Game MVP Brittany Strachan, who has committed to play at N.C. State, scored 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Carver beat SouthWest Edgecombe in Raleigh.

Danielle Hardy added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (29-3), who held off a second-half rally by the Cougars to win their second state title and first since 2001.

Monique Hudson scored 14 points for SouthWest Edgecombe (25-3), which had its 21-game winning streak snapped.

CLASS 2-A

SYLVA SMOKY MOUNTAIN 85, GRAHAM 62: Cetera DeGraffenreid scored 42 points -- 36 in the second half -- to lead Smoky Mountain (30-2) in Chapel Hill.

DeGraffenreid, who has committed to play at UNC, scored 16 straight points midway through the second half to help Smoky Mountain break away from a 33-33 halftime tie and take the lead for good.

Simone Robinson had 18 points and 15 boards for Graham (31-2).

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AP NCHSAA Men's State Championships

 CLASS 4-A

NEW HANOVER 39, CHARLOTTE VANCE 35: Seven-footer Ty Walker scored a game-high 12 points to go with his eight blocks, leading New Hanover (29-4) over Charlotte Vance (28-4) in the 4-A title game.

Vance led 35-34 with 1:38 to play, helped by a technical called on David Pellom for grabbing the rim and an ensuing four-point swing.

James Beatty answered with a pull-up jumper with 52 seconds left to put New Hanover up for good. Cedric Baker connected on a one-and-one down the stretch, then Pellom made a free throw with 1.6 seconds left to redeem himself and seal the win.

 

CLASS 1-A

THOMASVILLE 86, NORTH EDGECOMBE 76: Chris Woods scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half as Thomasville won the 1-A title.

Woods, named the championship game's most valuable player, also pulled down 17 rebounds for the Bulldogs (24-2), who won their fifth state title in men's basketball since 1998.

Jerby Cooper and Terrell Davis scored 26 points each for the Warriors (22-7), who were in the state final for the first time in 43 years.

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Cummings wins second straight title
 
Dwight Jones had 23 points and 16 rebounds to help Burlington Cummings take its second straight Class 2-A N.C. High School Athletic Association championship Saturday with a 52-49 win over Boonville Starmount in Chapel Hill.

James Terrell added 12 points for Cummings (30-2). He fed Antonio Ferguson a half-court, inbounds pass for the game's last basket, a breakaway dunk that put Cummings up 51-47 with 13 seconds left.

Victor Davila led Starmount (25-6) with 18 points. Ferdinand Morales added 13.

Jones, a North Carolina signee for football, was named the championship game's MVP for the second straight year. He went 8-for-19 from the field and 6-for-11 at the line, where he hit three free throws in the game's final 29 seconds to help Cummings hold on after it squandered an 11-point lead in the final two minutes.

"I didn't come in here to be MVP," he said. "I was looking to do a little of everything, score, pass, and most importantly, get rebounds."

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Photo by Lamont White (CarolinaVarsity.com)

RALEIGH-  It's possible that the Kinston fans and players will have nightmares about Dee Bost and Lance Lewis for weeks to come.  Just when it seemed that Kinston had pulled ahead and was taking control of the NCHSAA 3A State Championship Game, the dynamic duo took over the game and elevated their play to ensure the Spiders would take home the hardware.

The Spiders defeated the Kinston Vikings 85-79 before an estimated crowd of 9,000 at N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum,  a game that Dee Bost was named MVP for his 27 points.

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By Chris Hughes
Carolina Varsity.com
 

RALEIGH -  The Lady Eagles from East Bladen High will have nightmares for weeks to come when thinking about the performance sophomore center Erinn Thompson put on them in the 36th Annual Women's Final at Reynolds Coliseum.

Bishop McGuinness jumped out to an 11-4 lead early and never looked back as they  crushed East Bladen 79-42.

Senior guards Sarah Foroudi and Katheryn Lyons added 19 points from the backcourt, and junior Maggie Ronan added another 15 in the winning effort.

JaToya Kemp was all over the court for the Eagles, but her 30 point effort was not enough.

Thompson was a unanimous choice for game MVP, while Kemp was named the East MVP and Katheryn Lyons was the West MVP.

The Villains finshed the season 32-1.

Bishop McGuinness Erin Thompson blocking a JaToya Kemp Shot
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1A WOMEN'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

BISHOP MCGUINNESS 79

EAST BLADEN  42                   

MVP:  Erinn Thompson, 20 pts, 16 rebs, 5 blocks

2A WOMEN'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

SMOKY MOUNTAIN 85

GRAHAM 62                          

MVP:  Cetera DeGraffenreid, 42 pts, 7 ast.

1A MEN'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

THOMASVILLE 86

NORTH EDGECOMBE  76  

MVP:  Chris Woods,  23 pts, 17 rebs.

2A MEN'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

STARMOUNT 49

BURLINGTON CUMMINGS  52

3A WOMEN'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

WINSTON-SALEM CARVER  58

SOUTHWEST EDGECOMBE  49

MVP:  Brittany Strachan  29 Pts, 13 Rebs, 4 Blks, & 2 Steals 

4A WOMEN'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

GRIMSLEY  64

SOUTH VIEW 69

MVP:  Amber Calvin 17 points

 

3A MEN'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

CONCORD   85

KINSTON 79

MVP:  Dee Bost  27 Points

 

4A MEN'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

VANCE  35

NEW HANOVER 39

 

 

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