BORN LEADS HENDERSONVILLE TO NCHSAA 2-A VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
RALEIGH – Outside hitter Cassie Born had nine kills to lead Hendersonville past Trinity Wheatmore on Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A volleyball championship at Reynolds Coliseum on the N.C. State campus.
Hendersonville took the title in four closely contested sets, with scores of 25-20, 26-24, 22-25 and 25-21.
Born, a junior, was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship.
Caylie Shue also had an excellent overall effort for the winners, with 12 kills. Amber Wheeler, Micayla Bedoian and Jamie Lee Zullo each had eight kills apiece for Hendersonville.
The Bearcats won their 11th state volleyball championship in 13 appearances in the final, both of which are the top marks for any NCHSAA school. Hendersonville ended the campaign with a 24-5 record and earned its second consecutive state title after winning the 1-A crown a year ago but moving up in the new realignment period.
Wheatmore, a relatively new school, finished 27-2 overall in its first trip to an NCHSAA volleyball championship. Casey Hawkins had a great defensive effort for the Warriors with 19 digs, while senior Kathryn Johnson had 10 kills and 16 digs for Wheatmore.