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RALEIGH – Mountain Heritage wrapped up a perfect season, returning to the State Championship Game for the first time since 1981, and holding off Farmville Central for a 63-53 victory and the school’s first Women’s Basketball Championship.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zion Williamson proved he's back and healthy with a dominating three-game show at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. And that has fifth-ranked Duke celebrating yet another championship in its already-record haul.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Zion Williamson made the difference for fifth-ranked Duke in its third matchup with rival North Carolina.

MONROE, LA. – Appalachian State (15-7, 4-0 SBC) shut out ULM (4-20, 1-3 SBC) in the first game of the series on Friday. In a 5-hit ballgame for both teams, the Mountaineers defeated the Warhawks 3-0.

It was a busy day in sports on Friday in the High County, and the state of North Carolina. For a run down of Friday's sports headlines, please click on the link below....