Reynolds boys and girls both finished with at least a share of MAC basketball regular season titles, ahead of the conference tournament this week.
Many male high school teams and stars in Buncombe and Henderson counties excelled throughout the year.
The Blues tamed the Lions to win the title game by 36 points.
Reynolds lost to its playoff arch-nemesis.
A.C. Reynolds in its home finale treated fans to a comeback victory.
Reynolds won by one point, while Erwin lit up the scoreboard to exit in style.
Big Cats pounced on loose balls as HHS won a defensive battle, to solidify its hold on second place and a playoff berth.
The A.C. in A.C. Reynolds seemingly stands for Always Champions in the local MAC. Not last season. But ACR is back in the driver’s seat in 2022.
Several local teams had very impressive starts in league play.
In brisk comebacks, Erwin won and Owen nearly did, while North Buncombe High School had a sterling first half and a Reynolds star scored on three long plays.