South Central Girls Win 3-A State Title

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Janesha Ebron scored 20 points and Danielle Butts 16 as South Central Pitt defeated Hickory 61-58 in overtime on Saturday for the Class 3-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association women's championship.

The Falcons (28-4) also reached the finals a year ago, but lost to Gastonia Forestview.

Ebron, an East Carolina signee, had 10 rebounds while Butts, a North Carolina signee, grabbed 11.

Jada Payne, who will play for LaSalle, had 29 points for Hickory (28-3), while UNC Charlotte-bound Hillary Sigmon added 15.

Hickory led most of the game, but Butts scored the last four points of regulation to send it to overtime at 49-49.

Butts then put the Falcons ahead for the first time since the opening period with a short jumper at 3:09.

The Falcons led by five in the extra period, and sealed it on Amber Clark's steal from Sigmon in the closing seconds.


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  • by vikes Location: gville on Mar 14, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    Next year will be interesting losing all the senior division 1 athlethes.
  • by Robbass Location: Greenville on Mar 13, 2011 at 09:33 AM
    Great win! Great job young men also. Awesome to watch and take our travel team to see! TOO BAD the boys losing is the top article and not the girls winning.
  • by SC FanForLife Location: Winterville on Mar 13, 2011 at 08:23 AM
    It was a very intense and awesome game to watch! SC girls pulled it off! This was the team to beat and they did it! Great job to both teams! Couldn't more prouder if it were my own daughter on the floor; so proud, so very proud! Kudos, to the greatest coaching staff ever!!!!!
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on Mar 13, 2011 at 06:29 AM
    Great job girls.
  • by KH on Mar 12, 2011 at 09:28 PM
    The best high school women team I have ever seem play.
  • by Parent on Mar 12, 2011 at 05:59 PM
    Way to go-this is your year to fly Falcons!!
  • by SC Mom Location: Winterville on Mar 12, 2011 at 04:39 PM
    Congrats Ladies! Way to go, you did it! You worked hard and it paid off! Way to bring back that championship to SC and Pitt County!
  • by Leslie Location: Pitt County on Mar 12, 2011 at 04:35 PM
    Way to go, ladies!! You deserve it!
  • by D Location: Pitt on Mar 12, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    Great job! You have made Pitt County very proud!
  • by Dirty Bird Location: Greenville on Mar 12, 2011 at 04:29 PM
    Great win for South Central High School. Another example of the great things going on at SCHS.
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