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Durham Academy wins field hockey; Broughton’s Kane takes tennis

Durham Academy captures seventh crown with 2OT win

CorrespondentOctober 28, 2012 

— Durham Academy sophomore Jordan Barry made a winning shot with 3 minutes, 40 seconds left in the second overtime Saturday to give the Cavaliers a 2-1 victory against Charlotte Providence Day in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association field hockey championship.

Durham Academy was the fourth seed in the tournament.

“It was amazing, I didn’t think (Barry) had the angle on that shot,” Durham Academy coach Judy Chandler said.

“It was really a flip of the coin with the top four teams. I did enjoy us being the underdogs, and I believe my seven girls are better than any other seven in the state.”

Barry scored both goals for the Cavaliers, who finished 14-2. Mackenzie Busby scored the lone goal for the Chargers (14-5), who were making their first appearance in the championship game.

“We’re typically a defensive team, but today we didn’t capitalize on the scoring opportunities we had,” Providence Day coach Miki Osherow said. “Our team always played with heart, but this year we played with much more mental toughness.”

“I couldn’t sleep last night, my mind was so centered on us winning this championship,” Durham Academy senior Robin Blazing said. The title was the seventh in field hockey for the Cavs.

Kane wins 4A tennis: Broughton’s Maggie Kane battled past Winston-Salem Reynolds’ Chloe Willets 7-5 in the first set and closed out the match with a 6-0 win in the second to capture the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A girls’ tennis singles championship Saturday.

Sammi Smith and Jordan Strickland of Panther Creek won the doubles title with a 6-0, 6-2 decision over Broughton’s Adrienne Overcash and Kara Summerfield.

Broughton will play at Panther Creek on Monday in the NCHSAA dual-team tennis championship, where teams advance rather than individuals.

NCHSAA cross country: Chapel Hill (3A), Cedar Ridge (2A), and Durham Science and Math (1A) won the boys’ NCHSAA Mideast cross country championships Saturday while Cardinal Gibbons (3A), Carrboro (2A) and Franklin Academy (1A) won the girls’ races.

Chapel Hill’s Chris Reeder (15:58), Cedar Ridge’s A.J. Tucker (16:28.62) and Science and Math’s Chatham Ellwanger (17:19) were the individual boys’ winners. The girls’ winners were Cardinal Gibbons’ Mary Grace Doggett (18:25), Carrboro’s Grace Morken (19:35.91) and Franklin Academy’s Hannah Zenker (19:37).

NCISAA soccer: Durham Carolina Friends (19-2-1) lost 3-0 to Fayetteville Academy (20-2-2) in the NCISAA 2A boys’ soccer final.

Wilson Greenfield (18-4-2) defeated Sanford Grace Christian (22-4-2) in the 1A final 1-0, and Greensboro Day (17-2-1) upset High Point Wesleyan (24-1) 1-0.

Tim Stevens contributed to this story.

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