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Fourth-Grade Girls Triumph at National Championship


Team Prevail's fourth-grade girls team from Morganton won their bracket at the 2024 Teammate Basketball National Championship in Rock Hill, S.C., with a 3-0 record.

  • Defeated Zone 6 Celtics South (Ga.) 32-22

  • Defeated GA Pearls 2032 YG (Ga.) 30-19

  • Defeated Palmetto Pressure (S.C.) 32-23

  • Team members included Maria Marroquin, Ne’lyla Maxwell, Skylin Humphries, Kaylee Bristol, Ivy Moellman, Aleigha Banner, Taraji Largent, Brynlee Denton, Jaylee Surratt, and Dakota Dolinger.

  • Coaches were Donald Rutherford and Derek Lopez.

A full version of this story will be included in Saturday's edition of The Paper.