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Gryphons win tourney title
October 14, 2011Rocky Mount High School
RED OAK - With six points to go, Rocky Mount High huddled, put their hands together and belted out “Finish” in unison – but the Gryphons didn’t need any reminders. They had been crafting a near-perfect conclusion all evening.
Rocky Mount won the Big East Conference tournament championship and the season series against Northern Nash with a thorough 3-0 victory Thursday at Northern Nash High School.
“I’m really proud of them for being so up-tempo,” Rocky Mount coach Tabitha Wilcox said. “It really was now or never for us, and they decided it would be now.”
A 3-0 Gryphons’ victory seemed unfathomable only 48 hours before the championship game. Rocky Mount trailed Wilson Hunt, 2-0, at home in the semifinals of the Big East tournament, but stormed back to win. They haven’t lost a set since.
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