Another One: Girls’ Varsity Basketball wins 4A state championship


Madison Ayres

The bench screams in victory as the Vikings take a big lead in the end of the game. The girls won their second 4A state championship in a row.

They did it again. The Northwest Girls’ Varsity basketball team beat Southeast Raleigh on Saturday, March 10 at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Dean Dome with a score of 44-36.

The Lady Vikings have now set a new record of winning two 4-A state championships in a row. The student section roared with the enthusiastic bench as the girls received their second medal.

In the first quarter Southeast Raleigh was winning by 10 points and then the Vikings made a comeback before the half with a score of 18-22. Then the third quarter was a score of 27-32; they had yet to take the lead. In the fourth quarter, senior Bria Gibbs made a lay up with a

foul charge to take the lead for the Vikings. Foul shots brought the girls to the top in the end.

The top scorers were juniors Elizabeth Kitley and Cayla King each with 15 points and Lindsay Gauldin with seven. The top rebounders were Kitley with eight rebounds, sophomore Reagan Kargo with four and King and Gibbs with three.

Kitley won Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, and King won Most Outstanding Player of the game.

The field goal percentage was 38.2 percent and the foul shot percentage was 78 percent.