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.
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.
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).