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Lady Vikes win CFVC Tourney Title

February 19, 2011
Union Pines High School



BY F.W. MANNING II
THE PILOT

Union Pines knocked off top seeded Western Harnett to claim the girls championship of the Cape Fear Valley Conference in a Friday clash played at Western Harnett.

Sparked by double-doubles from Chrystal Hicks and Tyler Ross, the second seeded Vikings handed the Eagles its second conference loss of the season in claiming the title by a 63-51 score.

Union Pines Tyesha McLean, had 17 points and seven steals before fouling out with a little more than five minutes remaining. Tashi Whitney fouled out shortly after McLean with the Vikings leading51-38.

Hicks, who nailed important free throws down the stretch, finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, while Ross, who shadowed Harnett star Ariel Burney in a box-and-1 over the final five minutes chalked up 10 points and 12 rebounds. Burney finished with 20 points.

The Vikings finished 12-2 in the regular season and 24-3 overall. Western Harnett went 11-1 in claiming the regular season title to earn the No. 1 seed entering the state playoffs.

Union Pines enters the state playoffs as a No. 2 seed and will play Monday at home in an opening state 3-A clash.


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