Southern Wayne continued its hot start to the season by recently winning the first FCA Winter Classic. The Saints defeated host Kinston in the championship game 42-17.
Navaeh Hines Bass had a game-high with 10 points. Ta’Niyah Glaspie scored eight points, JaMaya Leach and Diamond McClarin scored six points apiece, while Elaina Lane contributed four points.
Leach and Bass were named All-Tournament Team, and Leach was named Tournament MVP. Southern Wayne is now 10-0 overall, and 2-0 in Quad County 3A Conference play.
In the first round, the Saints defeated West Johnston 44-22. Glaspie had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Bass and Leach each scored nine points. Hines-Bass had finished with seven points.
Southern Wayne faced off against Wayne Country Day in a highly anticipated matchup in the semifinals. The Saints emerged with a 55-40 victory. Bass had the game-high with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Hines-Bass added 14 points, Leach had 12 points, while Glaspie scored five points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Elaina Lane, Demia Mickens, and Angela Jones chipped in two points each.
Southern Wayne then defeated Kinston in the championship game to win the FCA Winter Classic.
The Saints are back in action tonight when they travel to Hunt (5-3) for a conference matchup.