High Schools

Undefeated Millbrook girls return to Cap 8 play

tstevens@newsobserver.comJanuary 3, 2013 

The Millbrook girls won the Upward Classic girls basketball tournament in Spartanburg, S.C., knocking off two previously undefeated teams.

The unbeaten Wildcats opened the tournament by routing Mauldin (S.C.) High 80-29. Millbrook coach Chris East said it was one of the Wildcats’ best games since he has been coach.

Millbrook topped Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb (13-1) 56-45 in the semifinals and beat Cleveland (Tenn.) Bradley Central (11-1) 45-38 in the championship game.

Ryan Flowers was tournament MVP and averaged 17 points per game. Mykia Jones averaged 16 points. Alex Tomlinson led the team in assists and East credited Katelyn Mitchell with playing well defensively.

MaxPreps currently has the Wildcats ranked No. 104 in the country and No. 2 in North Carolina behind Thomasville New Hope Christian.

Southeast Raleigh is No. 3 in the MaxPreps North Carolina girls rankings with Green Hope at No. 5 and Broughton at No. 6.

Millbrook returns to Cap Eight 4A Conference play tonight against Sanderson.

Northern Nash undefeated: The Northern Nash girls got 10 points from Alexus Hill on Wednesday to defeat previously unbeaten Chapel Hill 42-33. Northern Nash is now 10-0 and Chapel Hill is 11-1.

Northern Nash won its Christmas tournament with a 55-50 overtime win over Rocky Mount as Quenisha Lynch scored 25 points. Northern Nash was 23-4 in 2011-12 and all four losses were to Rocky Mount.

Jordan claims title: Josh Thompson of Durham Jordan was named as the MVP of the Yellow Jacket tournament at Lee County High last week. Thompson had 12 points in a 55-44 championship win over Monroe Piedmont. Jordan’s Jared Hendryx also was named to the all-tournament team.

The Apex girls also won: Led by double-double performances by tournament MVP Emily Sasser (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Tiffany Finley (12 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocks). Apex beat Hoke County 54-25 in the finals.

Mia Castagnero and Finley joined Sasser on the all-tournament team.

“The girls played very hard each day, and they played together,” said Apex coach Jay Huffman. “We focused on our defensive pressure and it paid off.”

Leesville golf: Leesville Road senior Carter Jenkins has been named the 2012 N.C. Junior Player of the Year by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Association.

Jenkins is the first player ever to win the N.C. Junior and Dogwood State Junior Championships, the two major junior championships conducted by the CGA, during the same year. He also was the medalist in the U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifying. He tied for 33rd in the event.

He won six junior tournaments during the year and currently holds the Raleigh Wildwood Green course record with a 59.

He has signed with UNC Greensboro.

Broughton soccer: Broughton senior girls soccer keeper Caroline Duncan has committed to Winthrop University.

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