Friday, February 26, 2010

Victory Christian boys reach improbable state final

Victory Christian's boys came into the N.C. Independent School playoffs as a No. 9 seed. Now the Kings will try to win a state title.

One day after upsetting No. 1 seed Westchester Country Day, the Kings beat High Point Christian 73-43. High Point, a No. 12 seed, got to the semifinals by upsetting No. 5 Northside Christian in the first round.

Gaston Day, also in Victory's half of the bracket, was a No. 13 seed that upset No. 4 Fayetteville Christian in the first round.

Friday, Victory Christian 6-7 senior center had Josh Clyburn 17 points and eight rebounds. The Kings had five players in double figures.

Victory Christian (19-18) will play either Asheville Christian (21-7) or Concord First Assembly (28-1) in Saturday's 4 p.m. final at Forsyth Country Day.