KENNESAW — Mount Paran Christian claimed the Region 7A Private title Thursday with a 3-1 victory over North Cobb Christian at Hughes Gymnasium.
“It’s amazing,” Mount Paran coach Selina Chancy said. “It’s been a few years since we have done it, so we are really excited.”
After Mount Paran won the first set 25-18, North Cobb Christian fought back to win the second set 25-22. Mount Paran went on to win the last two 25-21 and 25-20.
“I’m very proud of them,” North Cobb Christian coach Sara Mitchell said. “They fought until the end, and that’s all I asked for. That’s all I can ever ask for.”
Chancy said middle blocker Kara Dunn played a huge role for her team.
“It seemed like, when she was on the court, she was blocking or hitting every point,” she said. “She just dominated, and I think helped give everyone else confidence that, if they did their job, then we could do it.”
Now, both teams will look ahead to the Class A Private state tournament, which starts Tuesday. Mount Paran, as the No. 1 seed, will host Region 5A No. 4 seed Galloway, while No. 2 seed North Cobb Christian will host No. 3 seed Wesleyan.
Chancy said Thursday’s match was great preparation for the playoffs.
“It’s great knowing we get home-court advantage for at least the first two rounds. That’s always a great feeling,” she said. “I really feel like (North Cobb Christian) is one of the other top competitive teams in Class A, so I think it is good preparation for (next week).”