This year's Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball tournament played its semifinals and finals at Cary Academy.
Ravenscroft provided a sweep in the tournament finals, getting a blowout against the North Raleigh Christian boys but a tight back-and-forth game against 1-seed Cary Academy girls.
The Cary Academy boys swim team won its third straight Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference on Tuesday. Ravenscroft's girls were dominant in winning their TISAC title as well.
The Ravenscroft girls and Cary Academy boys each won a Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference Prestige Cup this year.
Joell Hopkins of Ravenscroft and Mickayla Sanders of Cary Academy are the TISAC players of the year.
Refresh this blog as area conferences wrap up league tournaments. State playoffs begin next week.
Our area community sports editors have been busy all week covering their conference tournaments and posting who will finish where. Now, it's time to put all the conference championships scheduled for tonight under one roof. Or in this case, one blog.
Here's the who, what and when for the Tri-Nine, Cap-8, Greater Neuse, PAC-6, Carolina 6, Eastern Carolina, Cape Fear Valley, Northern Carolina, Carolina 10, Carolina 1-A and TISAC conference championships going down tonight...
Here's the schedule for both the boys and girls TISAC basketball tournaments, which will be hosted by North Raleigh Christian Academy.
RALEIGH – Here’s our rapid reaction after Ravenscroft defeated Middle Creek 59-57 Wednesday night in a nonconference game:
HOW THE GAME WAS WON
Ravenscroft surrendered its lead late in the fourth quarter only to have guard Anton Gill (pictuted left) make a fadeaway three-pointer at the buzzer to win the game. Madison Jones was the difference in the final play as he was able penetrate into the lane to bring Gill’s defender over to cover him. That allowed Gill to be wide open in the corner to make his three-point basket just before the buzzer sounded.
This is a tough one to call, but Middle Creek gave Ravenscroft a chance to win the game by going to quickly on its final possession. The Mustangs were trailing by one with less than a minute left and could have held the ball for the final shot. Instead guard Donta Davis was fouled by going to the basket with 17 seconds left. Although Davis made both free throws to give the Mustangs the lead, it also allowed Gill to have time to make his game-winning shot.
STAT OF THE GAME
Gill is a very good shooter from behind the ach as he averages 53 percent from three before tonight’s game. Gill had plenty of chances to make three-pointers, but his one at the buzzer was his only three-pointer of the game.
Wakefield, Broughton and Enloe share Cap Seven boys basketball lead. Garner and Middle Creek lead Greater Neuse and Tri-Nine 4-A.