Over the weekend two Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources all-star basketball teams won North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association Statewide Athletics Committee (SWAC) championships – both in thrilling fashion.
The girls’ 10-and-under team, coached by Dennis Gaskins, went undefeated through the sectional and state tournaments before defeating Moore County 29-28 in overtime of the championship game in Spring Lake.
Members of the girls’ 10-and-under SWAC championship team are Camryn Gaskins, Kristine Bock, Syndi Conti, Lindsay Nicholson, Alina Paradowski, Kayla Rice, Madison Lampman, Sophie Faulkner, Riley Bates and Chelsea Lange. The assistant coach is Chad Lampman.
Meanwhile in New Bern, the boys’ 18-and-under team, coached by Mike Teasley, defeated New Bern 54-42 in game one and Nash County 64-50 in game two. The squad then suffered its first and only defeat to Nash County, 70-60, in the double elimination tournament before rebounding to defeat the same Nash County team 61-55 in the championship game.
Members of the boys’ 18-and-under SWAC championship team are Jordan Teasley, Jordan Atwater, Mateo Sudipo, Shamar Barnes, Noah Krogh, Tristen Cockman, Joseph Harrison, Seth Hillman, Nicholas Newhouse and Jaden Lassiter. The assistant coach is Ketut Supido.
The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners plans to honor both teams during a future meeting.
For more information, contact Athletics Superintendent Edward Austin at 919-435-9562 or [email protected].