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Davidson Day girls roll to NCISAA 2A state title win in Raleigh

Davidson Day’s girls won the NCISAA 2A state championship Saturday in Raleigh
Davidson Day’s girls won the NCISAA 2A state championship Saturday in Raleigh Courtesy of Davidson Day School

In a meeting between the top two N.C. Independent Schools 2A teams in North Carolina Saturday, Davidson Day’s girls left no doubt as to who was No. 1.

Davidson Day beat Southern Pines O’Neal for the third time this season, winning the NCISAA 2A state title in emphatic fashion, 62-45.

Davidson Day, which had played in a state title game in three of the past four seasons, won its first-ever girls state title.

Sophomore Mallorie Haines had 22 points, six rebounds and four steals. Junior Nevaeh Brown had 19 points, four rebounds and four assists.

It was the third time the teams have played this year. Davidson Day won 51-47 at a holiday tournament in December, and beat O’Neal 58-49 at home Jan. 11.

Davidson Day ends its season at 21-5 on a seven-game win streak. O’Neal is 25-4.

DDS 14 10 21 17 -- 62

O’Neal 12 12 5 16 --45



DAVIDSON DAY 62 --
Mallorie Haines 4 1 22 Nevaeh Brown 8 3 19 Jo. Willes 3 2 8 Je. Wiles 3 1 7 Roberts 1 4 6

O’NEAL SCHOOL 45 -- Hadiya Balser5 3 13 Aaliyah Balser3 5 11 McHarney 2 5 9 McRae 3 2 8 Love 1 1 4



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