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Lady Green Wave ends season 25-5

Four North Delta Lady Green Wave basketball players were named to the North AAA State All-tournament team. They are (from left) Shelby Grace Boone, Isabella Morrow, Ally Alford and Faith Bollinger. (Contributed)

 

NDS won 3A title before losing in Overall

All good things must come to an end but, for the North Delta Lady Green Wave what a magical  2019-20 basketball season it was.

After winning the school’s first ever state title last week, North Delta opened the MAIS Overall tournament last Wednesday (Feb. 26)  against 4A runner-up Simpson Academy at Mississippi College in Clinton.

The game looked to have all the makings of a blowout at intermission as the Cougars led 40-22, but North Delta showed they would not go down without a fight as they clawed their way back to trim the deficit to seven points early in the fourth quarter.

That was, however, the closest North Delta would get as Simpson pulled away down the stretch for a 69-55 win.

Ally Alford paced the Green Wave with 31 points to go along with six rebound and four steals before fouling out midway though the fourth quarter.

Faith Bollinger followed with 13 points and eight boards.

Hannah Bollinger finished with nine points while Emy Cay Donaldson and Breck Brewer added one point each.

North Delta finished the year at 26-5.

Pillow Academy, who North Delta split the season series with, defeated Jackson Prep Saturday to win the Overall Championship.