Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bulldogs pushing Rocky Mount for Wachovia Cup lead

CHAPEL HILL - Rocky Mount had a solid lead in the Big East Conference's Wachovia Cup points standing after the fall season. But Nash Central is quicky gaining on the Gryphons.

And so is the rest of the league. Only nine points stand between the No. 1 and No. 4 schools.

After finishing first in women's swimming and wrestling, the Bulldogs are now nipping on the heels of the Gryphons at the conclusion of winter sports action.

Rocky Mount is still on top with 112.5 points, but it has a slim four-and a half-point lead over the Bulldogs (108 points) entering the spring sports season. The Gryphons managed to stay narrowly in front thanks to a tie for first in women's basketball and a second-place finish in boys basketball.

A solid winter season including a runner-up finish in men’s swimming kept Wilson Fike just in front of Wilson Hunt for the third spot in the conference with 104 points. Hunt (103.5 pts.) won the league's regular season men's basketball title. Northern Nash's first-place tie with RMHS in women's basketball helped keep it ahead of Southern Nash for fifth place.

Here are the conference standings through the winter sports season.

2010-11 Big East Conference Wachovia Cup Point Standings
(through winter season)

1. Rocky Mount 112.5
2. Nash Central 108
3. Wilson Fike 104
4. Wilson Hunt 103.5
5. Northern Nash 83.5
6. Southern Nash 82.5

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