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Lady Wolverines crowned champs at holiday tournament

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CARY — Wakefield’s girls basketball team won the Cary Academy Holiday tournament by beating Trinity Christian from Fayetteville 47-33 in the championship match Saturday Dec. 28.

The tournament opened with the Lady Wolverines taking on host Cary Academy. Wakefield outscored the Chargers 20-8 in both the first and second quarter to go into halftime up 40-16. The Wolverines cruised from there to take a 59-31 victory.

In the semifinals, Wakefield battled South Wake. The Wolverines went up 25-14 at halftime, but the Sabres battled back to cut the deficit to 34-24 at the end of the third quarter.

Wakefield cranked up the defense in the fourth quarter and pulled off an 11-2 run to bury South Wake 45-26.

In the championship match against Trinity Christian, Wakefield rode on the hot shooting from Elise Williams, who scored 28 points and came down with 12 rebounds, plus five steals. The Wolverines rose above the Crusaders to win 47-33.

Williams was the MVP of the holiday tournament. The junior racked up 19 points, six rebounds, eight assists, six steals and two blocks against Cary Academy. In the semifinals against South Wake, Williams posted her first career triple-double with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals along with four assists.

With the tournament win, Wakefield improved to 9-3 overall. So far, the Wolverines are undefeated at home with four wins.

Wakefield will take on Southern Lee at home Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Then the Wolverines will tip off NAC 6 conference play against Rolesville Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.