In the first two weeks of the high school swimming season, an interesting pattern has developed at the high school meets hosted by the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.
In all four meets, the boys’ teams and the girls’ teams finished in the same order.
• Both Green Hope varsity swim teams finished first in a meet with Cary and Leesville Road. Cary’s teams were second in both boys’ and girls’, and Leesville was third in each.
• Cardinal Gibbons’ teams defeated runner-up teams from Athens Drive, third-place teams from Holly Springs and fourth-place teams from Fuquay-Varina.
• Apex’s teams defeated runner-up Panther Creek, third-place Pfafftown Reagan and fourth-place Middle Creek. • Cary’s teams defeated runner-up Garner, third-place East Wake and fourth-place Rolesville.
Stevens on a tear: Cary’s Azura Stevens, a senior forward committed to Duke, is on a tear to start the girls’ basketball season. Through three games, she is averaging 36.5 points and 14.7 rebounds per game. Her game high is 45 points, which she scored in the season-opener.
Stevens missed most of last season with a fractured leg and played only in the Imps’ final six games.
Middle Creek hoops: The Middle Creek boys’ basketball team (3-2) claimed the Triangle Tip-Off title at Knightdale High School over the weekend by defeating Corinth Holders 70-57 and Wilson Hunt 83-64.
The girls’ team (1-4) finished third after falling to Hunt 59-50 and defeating Graham 61-33.
Both Mustangs teams were to play Garner this Friday, but those games have been moved to Wednesday with the football team having a home game. The girls are at Garner while the boys host the Trojans, both games at 7 p.m.
Gibbons volleyball: Cardinal Gibbons volleyball ended the year ranked sixth in the nation by Maxpreps.com. The Crusaders went 28-0 and won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A championship for the fifth straight year.
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