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Gaffney nears sophomore scoring record

Green Hope sophomore Kristen Gaffney has one more game left this season — Saturday's 4-A championship — and in it, she could break a record held by former UConn and Fayetteville Terry Sanford player Shea Ralph.

Ralph holds the state record for most points scored by a sophomore with 818. Gaffney is 12 short of that with 806.

Anything can happen in the state final, but it should be noted that Gaffney's lowest point total of the year is 13 in the Tri-Nine Championship against Athens Drive.

Gaffney might already have the record had she not missed an earlier game this year against Fuquay-Varina with illness.

Gaffney has posted six triple-doubles this season and went over the 1,000-point mark for her career in her last game.

Shared bus carries greater lesson for Clayton, Enloe girls teams

I asked Enloe girls basketball coach Pina Baker in Thursday night's
press conference if there was a point she had a second thought about
the moment she stopped her bus to pick up the Clayton High School girls
basketball team along 264.

The Eagles and Comets met for a spot
in the state semifinals at Greenville Rose High School on Saturday on
Thursday night. Enloe rallied for a 56-51 victory after trailing by as
many as 14 in the second half.

My question to Baker was a set up, I admit. And she did just what I expected her to do, she gave the perfect answer.

N&O girls basketball rankings

Green Hope remains No. 1 in the girls poll, but there is a new No. 2.

State girls basketball rankings

Green Hope, Northern Durham keep berths in 4-A girls Top 10.

Chatham Central honors coach

Chatham Central named its gymnasium in honor of girls basketball coach Gerald Binkley last Friday night.

Binkley’s girls baskeball teams have won 538 games since he took the reins in 1982. His softball teams won 388 games during his tenture from 1977 to 1999.

N&O girls basketball rankings

The N&O girls basketball rankings are unchanged from a week ago.

Hope remains undefeated and sits atop the rankings while Athens Drive
is still second. Green Hope beat Athens, 53-51 and 52-51 in their
regular season meetings.

Clayton has won 12 straight and is No. 3.

N&O girls basketball rankings

Ravenscroft and Cary Christian moved into the top 12 area girls basketball teams.

Area scholarships: Girls basketball

Area girls accept basketball grants

Top girls scorer makes her pick

Shala Hodges picks East Carolina

Huge girls basketball tournament in Triangle

Teams from 33 states will play in the Deep South Classic this weekend.

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