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Less than a week after winning the Cobb County title, Mount Paran Christian added the Region 7A Private title to its haul by beating North Cobb Christian.

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).”

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(3) comments

Eric Moran

Such a great match. You can always throw out the record books when these two teams collide. The gym was rocking for sure!

Skip Meyer

Environment was awesome. Two great Eagle teams with good futures ahead. Congrats to MPCS as they have played well all year. Tough team to beat. Good luck to both in State!

Skip Meyer

Environment was awesome. Two great Eagles teams with great future battles ahead. Congrats to MCPS as they have played well all year. Tough team to beat. Best of luck to both in State.

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