RALEIGH — The Enloe boys and girls basketball teams grabbed a share of the Cap Seven 4-A Conference titles Friday night against visiting rival Millbrook.
The Enloe girls (16-7, 8-4) led by Ryan Flowers, came back in the fourth quarter to defeat Millbrook 35-33. The win caused a four-way tie for first place in the Cap Seven among Enloe, Millbrook, Wakefield and Broughton. Each school finished 8-4 and split the regular-season series against the three other opponents.
"It's crazy. Four-way tie. I never heard of such a thing," Enloe coach Pina Baker said.
None of that would have been possible had not Flowers established herself in the paint, leading the team with 14 points and collecting rebounds for second-chance shots.
Millbrook (16-7, 8-4) carried a three-point lead into the fourth quarter, but turnovers plagued the Wildcats.
After trailing by five with less than a minute, the Wildcats got a 3-pointer by Katelyn Mitchell and an Enloe miss at the free-throw line to give Millbrook one last shot.
But Samiyah Williams, who led all scorers with 16 points, missed at the end.
The Millbrook boys (19-4, 10-2) brought a 12-game winning streak before a capacity crowd, but the Eagles proved to be too much at the end and held off the Wildcats 65-56.
The Eagles (19-4, 10-2), clinched a share with Millbrook for first place in the Cap Seven, extended a five-game winning streak and avenged an earlier 65-57 loss to Millbrook.
The Wildcats chipped away in the fourth getting to within six points with 50 seconds remaining, but Melvin Tabb went 9-of-10 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to finish with 15 points.