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Northside Christian girls fall to Carolina Day in NCISAA 2A state final

Northside Christian Ja'Yon Leak (3) scored five points and had three rebounds in a 58-55 loss to 5-time NCISAA state champion Carolina Day in the 2015 state final Saturday
Northside Christian Ja'Yon Leak (3) scored five points and had three rebounds in a 58-55 loss to 5-time NCISAA state champion Carolina Day in the 2015 state final Saturday jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Day won its 5th consecutive N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2A championship Saturday, beating Northside Christian 58-55.

The game was tight throughout as the Knights (27-3) pulled within three and four points several times in the fourth quarter and had the game tied in the second half. Northside, which lost in the 2A semifinals last season, got 14 points from 6-4 sophomore star Eleah Parker, who also had six rebounds.

Northside’s Shamani Stafford had 12 points and two rebounds and Christiana McLean finished with 14 points and three rebounds.

Carolina Day (22-6) was led by 16 points from Tess Harris, 11 from Mikayla Ray and 10 each from Cheyenne Bunner and Ralene Kwiatkowski.

NCISAA 2A All-State Team

Abigall Bullock, Aundraya Doyle, Fayetteville Christian; Eleah Parker, Northside Christian; Zariah Wright, Concord First Assembly; Grace Smith, Cary Christian; Kelly Post, Village Christian; Maya Caldwell, Davidson Day; Tess Harris, Carolina Day; Taylor Robinson, Asheville Christian; Peyton Kadlecek, Caldwell Academy; Sarah Thomsen, Carmel Christian

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