Live blog: Wells Fargo WNC Holiday Classic finals

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The Rosman girls basketball team is in Wednesday's championship finals of the Wells Fargo WNC Holiday Classic at UNC Asheville.

The Rosman girls basketball team is in Wednesday’s championship finals of the Wells Fargo WNC Holiday Classic at UNC Asheville.

Appalachian division championship game

Carolina Day boys 57

Asheville Christian Academy boys 52 FINAL

8:32: Wild game. Carolina Day overcomes a 15-point deficit in the second half to win by five. Top scorers were Tai Giger (14 points) and Shawn Austin (12).

8:28: Tai Giger ties the game with a 3-pointer from the right left shoulder with 6:53 to go.

8:22: Lead now down to three points. Really impressive comeback by Carolina Day which looked like dead in the water in the third quarter.

8:21: Three straight possessions with a 3-pointer for Carolina Day, including one just now from Tai Giger. Lead is down to seven points entering the fourth quarter.

8:17: ACA has expanded its lead to as many as 15 points here in the second half.

7:40: Raishaun Brown knocks down a 3-pointer just before the end of the second quarter for Carolina Day.

7:32: Three-point play by Jordan Shepherd gives ACA its first lead since the very early stages of the first quarter.

7:30: End of the first quarter: Carolina Day leads, 11-8.

7:20: Started about 20 minutes late, low-scoring game so far between the ACA and Carolina Day boys.

Appalachian division championship game

Carolina Day girls 60

Davidson Day girls 53 FINAL

7:01: The Wildcats had previously lost to Davidson Day at home (62-44 on Dec. 14).

7:00: All-tournament players for Carolina Day (12-1) are Zaria Joyner, Tess Harris and Halei Gillis.

6:55: Ralene Kwiatkowski and Halei Gillis both have 11 points for Carolina Day. Wildcats lead by five with 49 seconds to go.

6:42: Carolina Day running some clock with a six-point lead and 1:30 to go.

6:35: Still a two-possession game.

6:30: End of the third quarter.

6:19: Back-to-back field goals by Western Carolina University recruit Tess Harris. Nice 6-0 run by Carolina Day to start the second quarter.

6:18: The Wildcats trailed by as many as 16 points in last night’s 65-61 semifinal win over Victory Christian.

6:15: Halei Gillis leads the Carolina Day girls with nine points at haltime. Nautica Smiley has seven points.

Blue Ridge division championship game

Polk County girls 49

Rosman girls 40 FINAL

5:48: Kropp scored a game-high 28 points.

5:47: All-tournament players for Polk County are Kropp, Ansley Lynch and Autumn Owen. Rosman’s all-tournament players are Chappell and Rachel Owen.

5:45: Game over.

5:41: Six-point lead for Polk County with 1:00 to play.

5:38: Rosman senior Callie Chappell scores her 1,000th career point on a layup with 2:21 to go in the game.

5:33: Polk County matches its biggest lead (six points), but Rosman won’t go away.

5:30: Five-point lead with 5:00 to go for Polk County

5:26: Looks like we’ll be coming down to the wire. Neither team can get any separation.

5:23: End of the third quarter. Only 15 combined points between the two teams since halftime.

5:14: Kropp answers back. She is now up to 16 points.

5:12: Layup by Alicia Lewis gives Rosman the lead.

5:05: Leading scorers at the half are Kropp for Polk County with 14 points and Chappell for Rosman with eight.

4:59: End of the second quarter.

4:53: Scoring burst by Hayley Kropp (who is now up to 14 points) gives Polk County its biggest lead (six points) with 2:00 to go until halftime.

4:49: Good start for the second quarter for Rosman.

4:45: Callie Chappell now up to eight points, she needs one more for 1,000.

4:39: End of the first quarter. Polk County leading, 12-7.

4:36: Hayley Kropp with nine first-quarter points for Polk County.

4:21: Rosman senior Callie Chappell comes into this game only needing nine points to reach the 1,000-mark for her career.

4:20: Game started about 20 minutes late due to a late-running game beforehand.

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