by Chris Hunt
The Lake Norman Charter girls basketball team won all 10 conference games and collected its second consecutive Piedmont Athletic Conference tournament title last week.
The Knights, who have an 18-4 record, sandwiched two wins over Lincoln Charter (56-42 on Jan. 31 and 45-34 on Feb. 4) around a victory over Covenant Day (45-17) to clinch the crown.
But Knights coach Bobby Williams said his squad was really put to the test in a win at independent SouthLake Christian Academy on Feb. 7. The Knights, a Class 1A public school, fell behind 12-0 in the first quarter before rallying to a 57-48 victory, outscoring the Eagles 22-9 in the third period. The loss dropped the Eagles’ overall record to 18-5. They finished second in the Metrolina Athletic Conference with a mark of 10-2.
“Girl for girl, SouthLake was probably the best team we played this season,” said Williams. “If we are fortunate enough, we could see a team like in the first couple rounds of the 1A state playoffs.”