In a rematch of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2A state championship game, Wayne Country Day held off Fayetteville Academy for a 74-71 victory.
The Chargers got off to a hot start and led 20-9 at the end of the first quarter. By halftime, the Chargers’ lead grew to 45-23.
However, in the second half, the Eagles started to mount a comeback.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Eagles cut Wayne Country Day’s lead down to 71-68. The Eagles had a chance to tie the game, but they missed a three pointer, and Zane Cogdell drained a few free throws to help the Chargers get the win.
Jordan Cooper and Collin Tanner both scored 14 points to lead the Chargers. Nayshin Waller contributed 12 points, while Cogdell finished with nine points.