On Saturday, Feb. 24, the CDS girls’ basketball team beat Asheville Christian Academy, 46-37, to win their eighth consecutive NCISAA 2A state championship, to continue a winning streak that continues to be the best in WNC girls’ basketball history.
The girls showed grit and skill in holding off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt. On Monday, an all-school celebration was held in the team’s honor at Carolina Day to recognize their accomplishment and show appreciation for the hard work and commitment these talented student-athletes have demonstrated.
“This team was challenged this year,” said coach Joe Carrington. “They played the toughest schedule that we’ve ever played in ten years. We played nationally-ranked teams, we measured up against people from as far away as Tennessee and Georgia, and as close as Swannanoa. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Team captain Zaria Joyner gave praise to her teammates and the community. “This team right here—I love each and every one of them.” Addressing the attendees of the on-campus community celebration, she added, “We couldn’t have done it without this amazing group of people around us. The whole community was very supportive throughout all of it.”
This title gives Carolina Day its 10th in program history—the first WNC girls basketball team to ever reach double-digit championships.
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