• Myers Park women win first basketball state title


    RALEIGH - The Mustangs led by 10 at the half, and defeated Southeast Raleigh 61- 46.

    Dee Dee Rogers was named tournament MVP, finishing with 25 points and 20 rebounds.

    Her dad, former Wake Forest star Rodney Rogers, was at the game.

    “I just came a long way and I’m glad he was here to see us get a ring; and I did something that my dad and sister never did, and it feels great to be able to say that,” said Dee Dee Rogers.

    “This was no easy task, Southeast Raleigh is a very good basketball team and this... was difficult,” said Myers Park head coach Barbara Nelson. “So I’m proud of them and it’s very satisfying.”

    The Lake Norman Wildcats took on Apex in the men’s 4A championship. The Wildcats led by 8 at the half, but in the second half Apex took the lead.

    Trey Ford hit his only 3-pointer toward the end of the second half to make it a one-point game, but Lake Norman was handed their second loss of the season with a final score of 62-59. Keyshawn Pritchard finished with 17 points.

    Undefeated Catawba Bandys played High Point St. Andrews for the 2A state title. They were looking for their seventh school championship, but St. Andrews ended their perfect season with a 57-51 victory.

    In the men’s 2A championship game, Kinston High School defeated North Rowan 67- 57.

    In the 3A men, Freedom High School defeated Hunt High School 59- 57.

    Chapel Hill High School defeated Hickory 69- 56 in the women’s 3A bracket.

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