Southwest Wake: Sports

Charger swim teams take top-five finishes

Cary Academy's Rebekah Banks grabs a rebound during the girl's basketball game in Cary on Friday, December 13, 2013. Cary Academy won 49-31.
Cary Academy's Rebekah Banks grabs a rebound during the girl's basketball game in Cary on Friday, December 13, 2013. Cary Academy won 49-31.

The N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association held all of its winter sports championships last week.

Cary Academy’s boys swimming team finished second in the NCISAA 3A swimming title, while the girls were third on Feb. 17.

The Cary Christian boys and girls basketball teams qualified for the NCISAA postseason.

The girls were seeded fourth and had a first-round bye into the quarterfinals, which took place at High Point’s Wesleyan Christian Academy, but lost to 5-seed Concord First Assembly 44-38 on Thursday.

Coach Shelly Holmes’ team ended the year 20-7. Senior Julie Thompson was named to the 11-player NCISAA 2A all-state team.

Cary Christian’s boys were seeded 10th and lost at Fayetteville Academy 62-56 on Feb. 18 in the first round.

Coach Bill Thompson’s team ended the year with a 23-6 overall record.

Cary Academy’s girls basketball team did not make the NCISAA playoffs, but senior Rebekah Banks was named to the 3A all-state team. Banks averaged 20.2 points and 20.1 rebounds per game for the 11-9 Chargers.

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