Myers Park women top SE Raleigh 61-46 in 4-A final

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Rydeiah Rogers had 25 points and 20 rebounds to help Charlotte Myers Park beat Southeast Raleigh 61-46 on Saturday in the Class 4-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s championship game.

Rogers was named the game’s most valuable player for the Mustangs (30-1), who won the title in their first appearance in a state final. She also had four blocked shots and three steals in 30 minutes.

Myers Park shot 40 percent and dominated the glass 55-26, including 22 offensive rebounds that led to 25 second-chance points.

The Mustangs led 16-4 after the first quarter and led by as many as 20.

Tiffany McCarter scored 18 points for the Bulldogs (26-3), who were in their first state final since winning a title in 1999. Southeast Raleigh shot 30 percent for the game, including just 8 of 30 (27 percent) in the opening half.

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