EAST BEND — Just call it a clean sweep for North Surry.
The Greyhounds captured the boys’ and girls’ Western Piedmont Athletic Conference tournament titles on Friday night at Forbush High School, with the girls wrapping up a perfect 12-0 run through the league, and then the boys writing the final chapter of the WPAC season with a 92-79 victory over West Stokes. They finished their run with just one conference loss all season, that coming against the Wildcats, but then beat them in a rematch before settling the score for good on Friday.
The Lady Hounds, who will enter the 2A state playoffs with a 21-5 overall record, trailed host Forbush (21-5) 18-10 after one quarter of play, but then clamped down defensively and slowed the Lady Falcons down, eventually grinding out a 48-38 victory.
In the boys’ final, North was able to get the early lead on a West Stokes team that had beaten it at Ron King Gym and then given the Greyhounds all the wanted in the rematch at King before the state’s second-ranked 2A team pulled out a 68-63 victory. In the rubber match, North Surry led by six after one and was up 46-34 at the break. The Wildcats had a strong third quarter and trailed just 63-56 with eight minutes to play, but then the Greyhounds lived up to their name by racing to 29 points in the fourth quarter to win going away.
Due to the games being on the road, a full report was not available by press time, but will appear in tomorrow’s issue of the Mount Airy News.