Cary News: Sports

Around the area notes: Feb. 15

PC girls stun Holly Springs

Holly Springs’ chances at a first conference title in girls basketball were hampered Tuesday as the Golden Hawks were upset 45-42 by Panther Creek.

Holly Springs (17-5, 10-3) was ranked No. 6 in The News & Observer area while Panther Creek (6-16, 3-10) is tied for sixth in the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference.

The Catamounts got 14 points from Zana Byrd, 12 from Jasmine McKoy and nine from Jasmine Atkinson. Holly Springs got 25 points from Brianna Tate but no other player had more than six. The win gave Athens Drive (18-5, 11-2) a chance to win the SWAC outright with a win Friday against Cary.

Fuquay’s Play 4 Kay

Fuquay-Varina hosts it inaugural Play 4 Kay event on Feb 6 in its four home basketball games against Cary. Prior to the game, the school sold T-shirts with all profits going towards the Kay Yow Foundation for breast cancer research. The school sold 132 shirts, including 16 to the Cary boys basketball team. In T-Shirt sales and donations, the school raised $925. Girls varsity coach Gail Siemer said the school will aim for more than $1,000 next year.

Spring sports previews

Area spring sports previews begin Wednesday for the southwestern Wake area, while The News & Observer’s area previews are scheduled for Sunday, March 1. The season begins in all sports on March 2.