Prep Roundup: Southern girls win Winter Classic at Mount Olive
The Southern Vance girls basketball team improved to 7-1 Saturday and won the Winter Classic at Mount Olive College with a 55-52 overtime victory over Eastern Wayne.
The score was tied at 48 entering the extra period.
Kechae Parker led Southern with 20 points and 13 rebounds and Breona Jones had 14 points and seven assists. Rashyda Burwell finished with 13 points and six boards.
Jones was named the tournament’s most valuable player and Parker and Burwell also made the all-tourney squad.
Southern knocked of Southern Wayne 61-49 Friday to reach the title game.
The Raiders lost 64-60 to Goldsboro in the boys title game at Mount Olive Saturday.
Ty-Traveon Roberts led Southern with 23 points and was named to the all-tourney team along with teammate Qualik Shearin.
The Southern boys and girls visit Northern Nash Friday.
The Northern Vance girls lost 78-17 to Apex Saturday in the semifinals of Lee County’s tournament.